rowan

rowan

Snoqualmie and greater north america

rowan's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Paddling
Snowshoeing
Skiing
Climbing

rowan's Bio

live to get out

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rowan wrote a review of on January 5, 2012

5 5

Replaced a very old whisperlite with this Dragonfly [still holding onto my 30yr old FireFly].... its a great stove, much more stable platform when your breaking out the big pots to cook for a group. simmer is better than the whisperlite or firefly. i like that the simmer control is extended so it protrudes from your windscreen and stays cool. makes great pancakes!

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rowan wrote a review of on January 5, 2012

3 5

pretty happy hiking in these boots, mostly use them to approach climbing routes. they are described as insulated but here in washington i've never found them to be to warm. after two years of use, they are falling appart. mostly the lace loops are failing, but where the leather is meating the synthetic on the lower ankle the seam has failed. most of this is due to abrasion, maybe i'm just hard on my feet. my last pair of boots lasted me six year: la sportiva glacier. the lacing on these takes some trial and error, you'll find something that works. wish the tongue was removable.

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rowan wrote a review of on January 5, 2012

4 5

picked up a pair last May.... i climb 3-5 days a week through summer, 4 months later the adhesive bonding the rubber to the leather is failing, and the rubber over the toe blew out. the soles look great still! i'm thinking i got a bad pair, as i know many avid climbers that rock these season after season. the fit was great for my flat foot, took a few day to break in as any leather shoe does. buy 'em somewhere you can return 'em if you have the adhesive issue i did.

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rowan wrote a review of on January 5, 2012

5 5

haven't used a reverso yet so i can't compair, but this atc guide does everything i want. simple light, really great when you're climbing in a 3 person team and want to bring up followers at the same time. seems to be wearing faster than my old atc, but i think that more due to the conditions/ropes we've been climbing with. make sure you or your leader have one, auto locking is a must!

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rowan wrote a review of on January 5, 2012

5 5

haven't used a reverso yet so i can't compair, but this atc guide does everything i want. simple light, really great when you're climbing in a 3 person team and want to bring up followers at the same time. seems to be wearing faster than my old atc, but i think that more due to the conditions/ropes we've been climbing with. make sure you or your leader have one, auto locking is a must!

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