zacraw2

zacraw2

87714 in the summer and RRG the rest of the year

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climbing hiking biking and thugging

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zacraw2 wrote a review of on January 8, 2011

5 5

I have a BD spot and some other Princeton Tec lights but they are dim and boring when compared to this. I haven't used the belt-clip b/c that is lame or the helmet clip b/c i'm scared to trust a $60 lamp to some sticky tape. but this flashlight is great. With fresh batteries the boost mode is unbelievably bright and in medium or low setting the batteries last forever

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zacraw2 wrote a review of on January 8, 2011

5 5

This thing is soo much more comfortable than a thin, scrawny thermarest. my friends laugh b/c i have to inflate it myself but it's worth it for the comfort, R-value, and small pack-down size. it is a little annoying if you are breaking camp every day and inflating this each night but seriously, it only takes a few minutes. I recently bought the BA stuff sack/inflater thing so I can use this bag in the winter w/o filling it with moisture from my breath

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zacraw2 wrote a review of on January 8, 2011

5 5

I have slept in a lot of different tents, Eureka, Kelty, Bibler, BD, MH, canvas wall tents, walrus, MSR, etc. and this is what I chose to purchase as my first tent. It is similar design to a MSR Hubba with a few tweaks that make it better. and it is long enough inside to use with my extra-long BA sleeping bag. I slept in two nights of pouring rain with the feet and head of my sleeping bag rubbing all over the insides of the tent and woke up with no moisture at all inside the tent or on my sleeping bag.

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zacraw2 wrote a review of on January 8, 2011

5 5

i wear them with my work boots and my hiking boots! darn tough makes the best socks out there. I've tried them all and am now phasing out all my other socks to have darn tough only. whether all-wool or a blend or coolmax, low-cut, ankle or crew. i love my darn tough socks and won't waste money on any other brands any more

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zacraw2 wrote a review of on January 8, 2011

4 5

I was tired of tearing up my hiking pack everytime i went climbing. I found this little guy on a SAC deal and really like it. The waist belt doesn't do much, most of the weight ends up on your shoulders but it helps. The best part is the roll-top and zipper, it makes it real easy to pack and unpack just what you need. Plus you get a rope tarp with it!

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zacraw2 wrote a review of on January 8, 2011

4 5

when i first got into the sport these shoes did everything I told them to, even after i blew out a toe: sport, trad, bouldering, slab, indoor, steep, water soloing. Too many people get hung up about having the right type of shoe for the climb, just be glad you aren't wearing hemp-soled boots. Trax rubber is rill sticky too. These fit true to size and don't stretch much if at all.

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zacraw2 wrote a review of on January 8, 2011

5 5

The Sterling Marathon series are great ropes. My first was the Marathon Ultra 10.8, i think, and was a real workhorse. It held a lot of falls and took a lot of drag. I eventually cut about 15 feet off each end and continued using it. Now I use it for hanging TRs. I just got the Marathon sport in green this fall and enjoyed using it just as much. For my money I'll take a big rope that is gonna hold up, how many of us really need a sub 10mm rope?

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