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tlloyddavies wrote a review of on March 30, 2010

5 5

So, for years I've been on the hunt for the perfect climbing pants. Everything I come across is either too baggy and light, or too tough and restrictive, or if they manage to find a decent balance they're often so ugly I don't even want to wear them outside of my house.

Then I picked these up. I'm in heaven. They have the amazing construction you expect from Patagonia, I'm never worried about busting a button off, or the threading coming apart (coughNorthFacecough), and are simply bomber all-around.

They stretch in this magical way that I'm still always shocked about, from the feel you imagine they wouldn't budge an inch, but I could do the splits in these (if I could do the splits). Perfect for gnarly stemming or desperately flailing about on Vhard problems.

The length is just right too, they come down a little past my knee to protect it from getting too busted up by the granite or whatever else I'm jamming my poor legs into.

Sizing, I got a medium and it was a bit too big (I'm about a 31>?) but one good hot wash and they shrunk down just enough to fit me perfectly.

Buy these. Trust me.

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tlloyddavies wrote a review of on June 9, 2009

5 5

Buddy brought this on a climbing trip this spring, best water filter I've ever used.

Just fill the bag up, connect the filter, and presto quick easy filtered water.
So quick and simple there's no need to hang it up, you can easy refill water bottles in a couple minutes, then it packs down super light.

Extra plus: use it to fill up your water bottles, refill the bag, and then carry unfiltered water in the bag until your bottles are empty, then use that water to refill again. Can't do that with a normal filter.

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tlloyddavies wrote a review of on December 29, 2008

4 5

Amazing jacket!
I've owned it for one year now and it has taken care of me everywhere from Yosemite belay sessions to cold desert nights to unheated college housing.
The wear and tear this thing has taken is considerable and yet it shows practically NO damage. I've slept directly on the ground and even chimneyed up a climb in Joshua Tree (sharp granite!) and never had a rip.
Most of my other gear comes from different companies and was a bit hesitant to go with TNF, but the quality I got for such a low price is amazing. My only gripe is the hood, pretty useless unless its raining and then why would I be wearing down anyways?

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