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Adam L

Adam L

Denver, Co

Adam L's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Climbing
Skiing
Biking
Running

Adam L's Bio

I'm a Colorado native and an all-around outdoors-man. Rock climbing is my passion, but I will try any extreme sport at least once to see if I like it. It's the adrenaline junkie spirit in me!

Adam L

Adam Lwrote a review of on May 5, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have become a cheerleader for Osprey and I'm slightly impartial. Their packs are always feature rich, comfortable, and protected by the best warranty in the business. I own three packs from Osprey (including this one) and I've had to use the warranty twice. It is true what they say; it will get fixed for free (even if your dog chews on it like mine).

I bought this pack for multi-pitch and alpine climbing for its removable frame, compression straps, and features (like the awesome helmet holder). I love it so much that it is now my day-pack for hiking and may even get used for ultralight overnight trips. Highly recommended!

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Adam L

Adam Lwrote a review of on May 5, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 187 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I'd heard for years how great the R1 was, but somehow went until now without. I don't know what sort of voodoo magic they used to make this, but it is the perfect layer for every condition. I've used it to insulate a hardshell jacket on cold days, a rain coat on cool/wet days, and by itself in mild weather. Such a versatile piece will find its place in my backpack on every trip.

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Adam Lwrote a review of on October 2, 2015

5 5

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

I picked these as they were the top rated stoppers in every review I'd read. I now see why. Their design is brilliant as they will self-cam into even the most parallel of cracks and they hold well. I haven't taken a fall on one yet, but I trust that they'll hold.

Tip: If you are buying a full set, it is about $7 cheaper to but the small set (1-6) and the big set (7-11) separate as opposed to the full set (1-11]. It's not just BC either. Everyone prices them this way.

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Adam Lwrote a review of on September 29, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This rope has it all. It is lightweight, but still just thick enough to give you confidence. The protective coating really holds up well to some of the granite I've drug this thing over. I still have not taken a fall on this one yet (maybe it's my lucky rope). "I have a friend" who hang-dogs on this rope and says it is dynamic, bouncy and would probably catch a fall soft.

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Adam L

Adam Lwrote a review of on September 29, 2015

Solid, but heavy!
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I knew going into my purchase that these were far heavier than the competition, but I am not complaining. I was new to lead climbing and the added bulk made for higher confidence in these draws. They are well built and ultra reliable. Despite not having a rubber grommet on the rope side biner, the dyneema is stitched so tight, it does not flip. These are still on my rack and still get used, but I have graduated to a lighter wire gate (still OP) as my main draws now.

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Adam Lwrote a review of on September 29, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this PAS for how little room it takes up on my tie-in points. The anal-retentive side of me wants a nylon PAS like the Sterling Chain Reactor for the load absorption benefit over Dyneema, but anchor falls typically aren't big to begin with and you can't argue with the difference in bulk.

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