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sam addington

sam addington

denver, colorado springs, lake Powell, Moab anywhere utah if i can help it

sam addington's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Climbing

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sam addington wrote a review of on December 31, 2010

4 5

i have two camelbaks,one with this valve and one with the standard. and i will say i FAR prefer this one, the standard leaks all the time (often into my armpit making me wonder why im sweating on the right but not the left!) but the lock on this one solves that problem ALMOST compleatly, i find if you lock it first then suck out the rest of the water in the rubber bite part you wont have any dribbles at all. i am frustrated though that the yellow locking mechanism on mine is starting to pop out, each time worse than the last and draining a good portion of my water out and onto me. but its worth saying that mine is many years old and for the couple bucks it takes, ill just get a new one.

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sam addington wrote a review of on October 3, 2010

5 5

i love this harness! with it i can (and have) hung for forty five minuets at a time with almost no discomfort at all. what im noticing alot of harness companies doing is adding tons of mushy padding when really the belt and leg loops need to be wide in order to have it be comfortable. and this one hits that mark! just the right width to keep it from cutting into you and enough padding to help with movement and keep things soft next to skin. pus the fabric on the outside of the belt and legs is surprisingly durable, i thought when i got this harness it was so lightweight id have to be careful about scraping on rock or anything else, but that just isnt the case. and definitely the closest youll get to a fashion statement with a harness

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sam addington wrote a review of on October 3, 2010

5 5

everything about this pack rocks! the rpm beats every pack ive ever used, seen or borrowed. its a true minimalist pack so if your looking for nit-picky organization, this might not be for you. its nice and skinny along your back so you wont get that irritating elbow rubbing all day. one massive main compartment that will easily gobble up most anyones rack, plus a few small pockets get for a wallet, keys, clif bar whatever. the thing that scared me about this pack (and maybe some of you too) is the hip belt, or lack of one.well let me say you WONT miss it! the shoulder straps are great and wide and hold the load in a way that you wont be miserable and besides, who wants a big padded hipbelt to get in the way when you also have a harness on? another thing i love is the compression system shrinks the back from a decent size trad back down to a tiny hydration pack. one thing i would suggest is buying one of osprey's new bladders for this pack so you dont feel the budge of a camelback on your back all day. but it really is an amazing pack and its the first time ive gotten complemented on a backpack. ive had it for several months and its been on many, many climbs with me so please people use it for its intended purpose and you wont have a single complaint either!

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sam addington wrote a question about on July 3, 2010

i was walking around Moab the other day when i noticed this pack seemed to be in every gear shop i went to and the style and functionality seems awesome but the durability of the materials really worries me so i was wondering if anyone has experience with this pack and can tell me more

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sam addington wrote a review of on June 21, 2010

5 5

this may be sorta typical of people who have just bought their first piece of arc'teryx clothing but WOW. these are the best shorts for climbing I've ever put on! the feel of them with a harness is a defiant upgrade from my last clothes and the material is obviously better, the quality of the stitching is fantastic not a loose thread on the whole pair. and they really made sure to get some of the best zippers and buttons. i will defiantly be getting more from arc'teryx and would recommend them to anyone
(and the dark blue looks real cool)

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sam addington wrote a review of on June 20, 2010

one of my favorite watches
5 5

very very nice watch with nice styling, the things i love are the the face shape, the hands are really cool and make it so you can see the day/ date through them, and i was lucky enough to get my hands on one of the limited edition sunrise ones where the face goes from dark orange to silver, and the leather they put on them is super soft and high quality. just be sure to get used to the thickness of it, its not bad but i wasn't used to it and i almost slammed it into some walls from moving my arm while walking

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sam addington wrote a review of on June 20, 2010

5 5

this watch is AMAZING. i use it swimming hiking climbing its really good in the water and is SUPER comfy I've slept in it and it didn't drive me crazy, in the shower, to bed, everything-plus im getting a pretty serious time teller shaped tan. i know its not exactly the most "outdoorsy" watch but ive used it on many outings where weve been out for anywhere from days to weeks with no other way to tell time except watches (cellphones get left back with the car). so if you need something that keeps impeccable time and you never have to worry about taking off i highly recommend this plus it has so many colors im sure theres on youll like, i have the red blue and yellow one and nixon makes a fantastic watch so buy with confidence this baby keeps time like magic

update: since ive wrote this review ive bought two more of these. the lime green and the blue, navy, green one. so a word of caution, these can be addicting!

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sam addington wrote a review of on June 19, 2010

not that this needs another review
4 5

great harness and has been catching falls hard and well especially when my buddy talks me into dynos two meters away, its comfy and adjusts well (I'm a big fan of buckles on legs) but beware if your in between sizes on this harness the loops will get off center but its not gonna kill you and defiantly not for the price and I've found it packs down nice if you end up running out of backpack space a lot like me. and its durable as hell, I've worn this all day doing short hikes to my next rappel or climb and walk through many a scratchy bush and butt-scraped across many a boulder on this thing and hardly any sign of wear yet

and to be honest the design on the backs alittle ugly but not too many harnesses are fashion statements anyway

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