Peter Tew

Peter Tew

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east Millcreek

Peter Tew's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Climbing
Skiing
Biking

Peter Tew

Peter Tewwrote a review of on August 29, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Overall the bag is great. I recommend it for hiking and mountain biking, but I recommend you stay away from the bag for any sort of use that will put a lot of strain the bag.

It's incredibly lightweight, it's water resistant, and the straps are awesome for holding a helmet. Its light materials don't stand up to strenuous (read: abrasive) situations, so buy it for the right reasons.

Quality
The bag is great quality overall. The materials are very light, and the bag is comfortable. I feel like in the right use conditions (hiking and biking primarily) the bag would last a long time.

Durability
The bag isn't particularly durable, so make sure you buy this for the right uses. I took this on a canyoneering trip in Zion and the bag ended the trip with 3 big holes that I need to patch. Dumb on my part, so make sure you realize this isn't a bag that can stand up to a lot of abuse.

Comfort
The straps on the bag aren't padded at all, so if you plan on wearing this without a shirt, it gets a bit rough on your shoulders. However, the bag is very comfortable overall and the weight makes it really easy to wear over long periods of time.

Value
I think the bag is an overall great value. It's not a lot of money and gives you a decent amount of space and keeps things dry.

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Peter Tew

Peter Tewwrote a review of on August 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Not a ton to say about this except that it is lightweight, and it provides a bit more piece of mind when winding your way through a canyon where you might get stranded for a night by a flash flood. The big thing here is that this weighs and costs almost nothing, so it's a no-brainer in my mind.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on August 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I picked up three of these for my friends for a canyoneering trip we are taking in Zion in a few days. I've had great experiences with this harness in the past and don't see any reason I won't continue to have them this time around.

The harness is comfortable, fits as described, and is a great value for the price charged. I've never had any comfort issues with this harness, and it is well constructed. If you're looking for an inexpensive starter harness, this is a great choice.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 3' 1"
Weight: 40 lbs

The hat is cute and my daughter loves it.

The brim is pretty big on this thing (check out others' photos) so you get good protection from the sun. It seems like it'd do ok in the rain as well.

I give it a 4 because it's a little overpriced...like all kids clothing. If it was more reasonably priced at $15 or so I'd give it a 5 star.

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Peter Tew

Peter Tewwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: irrelevant

I bought this for an outdoor concert at a high elevation in the rockies. worked like a charm. The blanket is warm and pretty comfy. I think it's a little scratchy at first, but the more we've used it the softer it's gotten. Give it a bit of time to break in, and you'll love it.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: large

This jacket seemed great when I pulled it out. High quality material, nice bright yellow, and well constructed.

It is MASSIVE. I felt like I was 6 years old and trying my dad's jacket on. I followed the sizing guide above and when I pulled the jacket out the shoulders went down to almost mid bicep and the arms came in at the middle of my ribs. I can't overstate just how large a large was. I should have gone a small probably.

Still, seems like a nice jacket, but their sizing is just awful.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Not too much to write here. This little ATC works great and is a bargain price. I like the blue color simply because it's easier to see and find amongst all my my other gear.

Light weight as well. You almost can't feel the thing in hand.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

You know those chairs that give you a sleeve as a carrier? They suck. I hate trying to fidget with those sleeves and then all the inevitable dirt and sand that gets trapped in them and you have to flip the bag inside out to clean it out. Ugh, the worst.

Instead these have a roll up carry system that is WAY easier to use. You lay the chairs on a flat mat with a couple clips on them and roll it up and clip it shut. Much easier and much cleaner.

They're comfortable chairs to boot. Nice cup holders. Just great all around. For a 5'10" guy these sit reasonably high up. Had the pleasure of watching the sun set on a beach in Costa Rica with one of these and it was great. Definitely recommend the chair.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought this as a gift for a friend. She had this to say about it:
This is a great product for any outdoor adventure. Holds plenty of water for a full day or biking, hiking, climbing, etc.... Lots of space for snacks, extra clothes or whatever you may want to bring with you.
Sizing is great and flexible. We have three of these packs, one for me (adult female), and two for my daughters (ages 9 & 11). A little big for my 9 year old, but I know it will last her many years to come!

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Peter Tew

Peter Tewwrote a review of on June 24, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Bought these as a gift for a close friend, and he loves them.

The gloves provide great protection and aren't too heavy. They are durable, and the build quality is solid.

They seem a little pricey to me as I think our backcountry branded gloves are a better value, but these are still solid.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on June 24, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Delivers great compression and feels amazing after a run
Incredibly well constructed.

I machine wash them and air dry them and they look like new every time.I own these and Zensah compression socks. Compared to the Zensahs, these are a lot tighter in the feet but feel pretty similarly around my calves. I prefer these 2XUs because my feet swell more than my legs.
I wore these after running my last Ragnar leg and they felt so good!

Great value but I do wish they came in brighter colors.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on June 17, 2016

Finally convinced her and she's in love
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: 34D

After years of prodding my wife to buy this bra in place of doubling or tripling up on sports bras I finally got her to give it a try, and she couldn't be happier. The wife has always struggled with compression style sports bras, but this bra provides maximum comfort and support. Here are her thoughts:

As soon as I wore this for the first time, I placed an order for a second and started telling all my friends about it. Best sports bra I'����ve ever owned.
Incredibly well constructed. I machine wash them and air dry them and they look like new every time
I can wear this bra all day and my shoulders and neck aren'����t strained. They didn't quite come in my size so I went down and cup size and there'����s enough of a give to where the bra feels a little tight but not too bad
This sports bra is awesome. No jiggle, no neck strain, just allows me to be active while holding everything in
These are definitely pricey but worth it. I've had to double up on sports bras before I bought this one.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on June 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: 6

Flashy running shoe but I���m not sold on it yet
The shoe itself seems solidly constructed
I bought these after running my Guide 7s into the ground. I have bought Saucony Guides for over five years now after a recommendation from a local running store. They have been very stable shoes that fixed my shin splints. They are solid enough to be used on the road and on trails.
The base of the Guide 9s is a little less flared than the base of my previous Guides. I���m a little worried this will result in less stability but I haven���t tested them out extensively yet.
I expect to pay about $100 for a new pair of running shoes and these fall right around that price point

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on June 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: 6.0

My wife's thoughts on the sandals:

Really really comfortable flip flops. I reach for these every day
High quality, very well constructed. These seem like they���re going to last more than just one summer season. My husband has had reefs for 7+ years so I bought these since I was tired of buying new flip flops every summer.
Reefs are always comfortable and contour to my feet. Great arch support
I love these sandals. The white leather straps look great with shorts or summer dresses or at the beach.
Really great value. It���s easy to justify paying a little more for sandals I���ll have for years to come.

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Peter Tew

Peter Tewwrote a review of on June 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: 6.0

I bought these for my wife and jotted down a few notes from her. She's very happy with the purchase.

Cute street style walking shoes
I bought these to replace my Nike Internationals. These NB Capsules are a little stiffer and seem lengthier/pointier. Shoelaces are kind of slippery
Compared to my old Nikes, these are a little less comfortable but they look more ���polished���. Fits true to size
Pretty basic pair of sneakers that look good while running around town.
Pretty good value. I���ve gotten complimented by guys and girls on how slick they look.

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