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ADiamond

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ADiamond's Passions

Climbing
Skiing
Snowshoeing
Hiking & Camping
Biking
Yoga
Paddling

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ADiamondwrote a review of on October 25, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Bought these as a gift for my father on his birthday. He doesn't do much running but likes to wear running shoes causally for the comfort. He had mentioned he liked the design of Hokas and he really liked these when I gave them to him. I haven't seen him wearing any other shoes.

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ADiamondwrote a review of on October 25, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: 9

Great looking shoe. Super light. Only had them a few weeks and I constantly get compliments. People can't believe they are Teva's. I had an old pair of water shoes from them they no longer make, but they are trashed so I thought I tried these. They are stiff at first but quickly become really comfortable. Didn't get wet at all in light rain so I'm sure the waterproof claim is true. The tread is pretty light and I'm not sure how it'll wear so I can't say I'd use them as my go to hiking shoe but they are really stylish as an everyday wear

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ADiamondwrote a review of on September 5, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used this every single day for weeks and it's awesome. It's a stanley product so it looks great and will probably last a lifetime (I've never gotten rid of any other stanley product I own. It's super easy to clean, and the lid design is genius as it seals in heat way better than a normal coffee lid. I can't really comment on how well it holds heat in because I never let my coffee sit after it's been brewed (makes it bitter) but it's a simple design so I'm sure it's awesome and I may end up filling it with just hot water and bringing grounds with me to make coffee later in the day. I'm super impressed with thing, I can enjoy french press anywhere without having to worry about shattering one of the glass ones

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ADiamondwrote a review of on September 5, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought his pack for school because my old columbia bag (which I loved) seemed to small and was getting beat up from also being used as my climbing bag. I wanted the hippytree color scheme, but it was sold out so I went with burnt henna. I was worried it would be too pink but it is a little darker than the picture which made me happy. The blue accents really make it pop.
It is super roomy inside with lots of organizational pockets, fits my laptop, notebooks, textbook, pencils, small dictionary, etc. with room to spare.
A big thing for me was having waterbottle pockets as a lot of backpacks don't. I was worried they would be too small, but the actually fit a standard nalgene or hydroflask!
Super comfortable, maybe it's because it's new but it doesn't hurt my shoulders like my old pack does.
Can't really comment on the insulated pocket yet, seems like it'll work fine when I need to take a cold or hot lunch to school.
My only real complaint so far is that the pockets on the front are not as large as they appear, the flaps are big but they don't hold much. Not a big issue, they hold all I need but they aren't large. Also the "secret" pocket on one of the water bottle pockets can't really be used with a water bottle in there. This pack is nice because it can hold a ton of stuff but when it's empty it still looks streamlined.
Overall I really dig it, the description is spot on and its very 'beat' or kerouac esque while not having that boring rucksack look.

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ADiamondwrote a review of on September 5, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Gave this as a gift to my gf since her black diamond one kept leaking so she would stop bringing it with her and I was sick of sharing my bag when we're working on different problems. No complaints so far, it's bigger than my bag and better looking, doesn't seem to leak at all, and it *almost* matches her shoes

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ADiamondwrote a review of on September 2, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: Large

Very nice shirt, super soft heather material, I've already gotten many compliments on it. A little thin but great feeling. You can see the tag the cut out of it from whoever they bough the non printed shirt from (so probably not actually local) but still looks super fly

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ADiamondwrote a review of on September 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Love this thing. Feels super durable, awesome that the mouth is bigger to fill it up, holds almost a pint. I imagine ill have this thing forever, the only piece that could break is the plastic hinge, which is not essential but unlikely to break anyway. The finish on this is cool, it's enamel not metal like other Stanley products. Overall I love it and it'll sure help me warm up on the slopes and during early morning climb seshies

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ADiamondwrote a review of on August 19, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: medium

I don't normally wear hats since I have long hair, but I wanted something lightweight and breathable (why do hats always make your head HOTTER?) that was durable for camping and climbing and had that outdoorsy look. I ordered black and my band was a cool blue and white design (it seems it's luck of the draw what type of band you get as mine is a different color than the picture, still looks awesome tho). When my GF saw me in the hat she asked if I could take everything but it off..... So if that interests you I'd get this hat. My only gripe is that there isn't a little hole to tuck the tightening strap when it's long, so it either hangs down or you have to tuck it in.

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ADiamondwrote a review of on August 19, 2016

4 5

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

I bought these to replace my nautical rope straps on my ticket to the moon hammock because I wanted something with a daisy chain instead of knots. This is one of the cheapest and lightest strap setups which is awesome. Everyone nowadays has an eno (except me) so I was hesitant to use their straps but they pack down super small and hold up very well, so I took the plunge. I wish BC offered more colors as somehow my friend found a neon green pair.
Overall impressed, hammock straps are simple and these ones nail the simplicity.

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ADiamondwrote a review of on August 19, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I did a ton of research on insulated bottles, I love my stanley mug but when it comes to keeping things cold, hydroflask is almost always the winner. I have an older 40 oz version, and picked up the tangelo color as a gift for my gf who is always drinking half of my bottle because hers doesn't stay cold. I think the 32 oz is a less obnoxious size (think nalgene). I immediately recommend the straw lid (why doesn't bc sell this?) if you're using it for water.
My only complaints are that they have changed the logo a bit and it looks kiddish to me now rather than an outdoorsy sketch. The new lids are nice tho, just wish they had a leash. A bit pricey but a long term investment (unless you run it over with a golf cart like my friend has). Definitely a must have to beat the summer heat.

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ADiamondwrote a review of on August 19, 2016

BD Forearm Trainer, take it everywhere
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This thing is super simple, a small rubber donut that you squeeze. After using it for a few days it seems really durable, and I doubt it will lose its shape anytime soon (though it's cheap enough that if it does I'd buy another). I use it to keep up my hand strength for climbing, to remind me to use my rock rings when I'm home, and to motivate me to get up into the canyon. I bought 2, one for my house and one for my schoolbag (to daydream at the canyon out the window while my professor spews some nonsense about the weight load distribution of a metal oval ;). I could also see it being useful for loosening up hands after a long bike ride.
Only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I'd like to see different resistance amounts, but this one is perfectly fine for all around use. I'm already coming up with new exercises like only using 2 fingers to squeeze it, using your thumb, quick and slow squeezes, holding the squeeze, etc. (I'm using it right now as I type, might be good for carpal tunnel? definitely gonna be useful after hours of video editing)

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ADiamondwrote a review of on August 19, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Probably the cheapest chalk out there, first bought it way back when as a ball when I bought my first BD chalk bag in their retail store. Now I always fill up with BD chalk. It's about the cheapest chalk you can find and I've yet to find another that seems any better (I mean, it's chalk, and without added chemicals that's a bonus too). I typically add in some ground clove as it helps numb your hands when that LCC granite rips them up (plus then it smells like fall instead of a classroom). I buy the big bag and will definitely buy another once its starts to run out. Jut buy some.

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