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Pace Measom

Pace Measom

The great land America

Pace Measom's Passions

Climbing
Running
Skiing
Yoga
Surfing

Pace Measom's Bio

Writer. Reader of good books. Rock Climber. Desert lover.

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Pace Measomwrote a review of on February 16, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I don't like the maintenance of cleaning the straws or flip tops that the new lids all seem to have so just stocked up on these so hopefully I won't have to for awhile :). Otherwise this lid is pretty straightforward. Simple screw top+easy access = happy camper.

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Pace Measomwrote a review of on January 29, 2016

4 5

If you're not ready to take the plunge on a full blown tech binding set-up, these Dukes are as good as it gets for a frame-style touring binding. Plenty of edge to edge power when you're charging the descent but these have also been lightened up enough so that they're not a complete drag on the ascent. For a side-country style binding that you can ride in-bounds but that gives you some mobility when you leave the gates, these are top notch.

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Pace Measomwrote a review of on January 19, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Gave my wife a pair of these and she absolutely loves them. Made from felted wool with a supple calfskin sole, these will only get softer and more comfortable over time as they form to your individual foot shape. Plus, the styling is undoubtedly Scandinavian. What's not to love.

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Pace Measomwrote a review of on January 19, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The classic Opinel folding knife has remained virtually unchanged since it was first produced in France in 1890, it has also been named one of the 100 best designed objects of all time. Apart from it being sharp and exceptionally functional, you can't own a more classic pocket knife. If you appreciate great design, snap one of these up.

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Pace Measomwrote a review of on January 19, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I haven't had a pair of Scarpas since the era of the green Minimas and the orange Dom Vs--if you can remember back that far, they just seemed a bit under par in terms of fit, performance, and rubber when stacked up against leading models from Sportiva or Five Ten, but finally the tide has shifted. Under the direction legendary climbing shoe designer Heinz Mariacher, Scarpa's newest shoes, like the Instinct, are top notch in terms of fit and performance. This shoe is sensitive, powerful on steep terrain, and is easy to take on and off, making it great for the gym and boulders.

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Pace Measomwrote a review of on January 19, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I haven't had a pair of Scarpas since the era of the green Minimas and the orange Dom Vs--if you can remember back that far, they just seemed a bit under par in terms of fit, performance, and rubber when stacked up against leading models from Sportiva or Five Ten, but finally the tide has shifted. Under the direction legendary climbing shoe designer Heinz Mariacher, Scarpa's newest shoes, like the Stix, are top notch in terms of fit and performance. Size them right and you won't be disappointed.

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Pace Measomwrote a review of on December 8, 2015

The Matterhorn Saga
5 5

Journey to Switzerland, climb the most famous mountain, and get back home again within a week. What's the right bag for the venture? The Roark Mule. Lot of great things in this bag. You can load it up with supplies from the top, yet a long vertical zipper makes it easy to access what you need without dumping everything out. Plenty of obscure pockets for hiding devices/passports/tickets/important stuff when you're wandering in a strange land and don't want to be fleeced of necessary supplies. I was also pleased to find that the bag fits quite nicely in an overhead storage bin on the plane, and no one tried to tell me it was too big--so I'll venture a guess that it's within regulation. Hell of a bag. Nice job Roark. Read the full story here- http://www.backcountry.com/explore/the-matterhorn-sweepstakes-saga

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Pace Measomwrote a review of on October 20, 2015

 <br/> Work Wear with a Touch of Exoticism  <br/>
5 5

A classic work wear jacket in heavy cotton canvas lined with cozy Sherpa fleece, the Axeman has been with Roark on backwater adventures ranging from Icelandic Fjords to the rutted back roads of the Himalaya. For me, on a nomadic goat-packing journey in the High Uinta range, it offered a perfect blend of warmth and hardwearing durability. While wayward sparks from the fire melted gaping holes in the lightweight down jackets of my companions, the Axeman’s canvas exterior brushed them off like a pesky fly. Two other features that make this jacket unique are the soft, ribbed cuffs which fit snugly around the wrists and the fireman clasps in place of the top two buttons. The clasps add a hint of exoticism, as if a western farm boy lost two buttons on his pilgrimage through the orient and replaced them with fasteners found at a sprawling bazaar.

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Pace Measomwrote a review of on October 20, 2015

A Fine Day at the Lake
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Made from a poly wool blend, the Nordsman Shirt was made for cool days in the great outdoors. The feel and heft of the shirt are rugged, but details like brass snaps, contrast collar, and professorial elbow patches add a touch of refinement. This duality gives the shirt a rarely achieved level of versatility: Beat the crap out of it while you burn brush from the ditches or skin a deer in the woods, or you can toss it in the wash and wear it out to the trendier bars and eateries in any metropolis. On this fine day at a high altitude alpine lake, I caught a mess of brook trout that were promptly cleaned and cooked in the fire. Dining in the wilderness rarely gets better than that.

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Pace Measomwrote a review of on October 20, 2015

Dress It Up, or Dress It Down
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

A 5-pocket cotton chino with a touch of spandex for mobility, the Roark porter pant will fit in just about anywhere. Dress it up with a blazer and a cocktail, dress it down with a tank, or button up a flannel and peddle across campus to your next class. I will speak a little bit to the fit of this chino, as it slightly different from a standard regular cut. There i€™s a little extra space through the thighs that tapers down at the cuff, like a very, very subtle MC hammer inspired fit. And that i€™s not a bad thing; these trousers are exceptionally comfortable.

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Pace Measomwrote a review of on September 30, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Honey stingers are my go-to when I need a pick-me-up on the trail without wanting to stop for a picnic. They are easy to toss in my bag and have an my leisure, plus they taste great and since I'm not a huge bar person this is a much more enjoyable experience for me. Here's to getting a little gas in the tank and allowing me to charge a little harder for a little longer.

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Pace Measomwrote a review of on September 30, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

Perfect for the biker who wants to get after it and feel protected without having to be hyper aware of all the gear weighing you down. These fit snuggly while still allowing plenty of movement and airflow so they are too stuffy. Good bang for your buck too!

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Pace Measomwrote a review of on September 30, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

Happy birthday to my wife! So far she is loving her new boots that are perfect for the fall days at hand. As with most Fry boots it is helpful to know that they don't offer much traction so aren't great performers when the rain and snow flies. But they will last forever and are incredibly versatile, dress them up or down. I got the slate color which is sort of a dark brown with a slight grey hue to it.

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Pace Measomwrote a review of on September 30, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

This two tone shirt is the perfect addition to fall days where the temps are cooling down and we earn for cozy clothes. Fits a bit baggy so be prepared for that casual look and feel. Otherwise accessorize with a cute pair of boots and bring on the change of seasons!

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Pace Measomwrote a review of on September 16, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

what a treat it is to cuddle up in this around the campfire, at an outdoor concert or to keep in the car as an impromptu picnic blanket. These blankets are timeless and more than practical. I'd recommend one for everyone because they are so darn versatile.

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Pace Measomwrote a review of on July 14, 2015

No joke espresso. You'll be impressed.
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

If you have a passion for the outdoors, a passion for espresso, and a passion for great design, the Handpresso Outdoor Set has your name all over it. Using a compact design reminiscent of a hand bike pump, the Handpresso achieves 16-bar pressure, allowing you to pull a top quality shot in just a few minutes, no batteries or electricity needed. I was skeptical at first, but it only took one espresso and to fall in love with the thing. Just pump the gauge up to 16 bar, fill with hot water, load the ground espresso coffee or an ESE pod, push the button, and watch in amazement as your cup fills with a perfect shot of espresso. Somehow, and this is really incredible, ۥthe shot is finished off with a perfect layer of crema on top. The Handpresso has won a stack of prestigious design awards and it'۪s easy to understand why. In addition to the Handpresso pump, this kit includes a padded carry case, four classy cups, and a thermos flask to keep water piping hot and ready to go at a moments notice. This would also make a great gift for the coffee lover on your list.

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