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Andy O.

Andy O.

Andy O.

Andy O.wrote a review of on June 24, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: M

I grew up in baggies. These are the go-to summer shirt/swin suit. They are designed as mainly a swim suit but I wear em every where. The liner is great cause all ya don't need another layer. Think freedom, but support. They have a drawstring so ya can cinch em up tight. The current version has a loop(fin key) attachment in the right pocket. This is great for hooking keys to. The pockets are also self draining. If it wasn't for having to dress up for work, I could live in these.

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Andy O.

Andy O.wrote a review of on June 18, 2019

Great stlye and mobility
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

These are a great pant for the average day of cragging. The mobility is unsurpassed as well as function. The slim fit is a welcomed move with too many baggy options. They fit perfect under a harness and wear great with a crash pad. I'm 5'10" and 175lb. They are just a touch long on me, but the cuff cinch makes that OK. The only downside is that the fabric isn't the most durable. The knees and seat could wear out with true abuse. However, the FL version exists for that.

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Andy O.wrote a review of on June 18, 2019

Better than the
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I live outta my duffel bags, I have for years. I've tried all the big brands out there, they're all good, but have small issues that totally miss the mark. This bag covers it all. The velcro handle is a must. It also has the seperator tab, clutch. The backpack straps are just comfy enough and super easy to add/remove with the sweet metal buckle. Burly fabric and zippers, check. Mesh pockets with a logical layout to the dividers, done. Small external pocket, got that. To top is all off, the feature that really sets this bag apart is seperate waterproof bottom compartment. I love THIS, it's my dirty/wet clothes storage. This bags ability to keep clean gear away from the funky is HUGE. For the 5-7 day trip, this duffel is my go-to.

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Andy O.wrote a review of on June 13, 2019

Super lightweight and comfy
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This harness weighs nothing, yet I can hang in it for days. It's really streamline and just the basics. The stretchy material on the leg loops keep a great snug fit, but not too tight. The waist belt is a really thin and smooth. I love the gear loops and the unique design. There's actually only two big loops with a divider in between. Perfect for hard sport or trad where there's minimal gear. There are a few more comfortable harnesses out there, but not at this lightweight.

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Andy O.wrote a review of on April 29, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Forget about weight. The one or two ounces this harness adds is far out weighed by the comfort. The waist and leg loops are really wide and stiff, yet crazy thin. The stiffness caught me off guard at first, but now I hate climbing w/o it. It's a far different feel than other similar priced harness. Everything stays perfectly in place while working your hard redpoints. The gear loops are more than enough for any sport route and can handle a trad rack as well. I'm a edelrid convert

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Andy O.wrote a review of on April 4, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Really good dependable draw. I prefer the longer length in 80% of sport climbing situations. Nice and light due to wire gates on both ends. The built in rubber collar keeps the rope side biner perfectly in place. The only con is the style of nose can get hung up on the hanger whike cleaning real steep routes. Otherwise, great bang for your buck.

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Andy O.wrote a review of on September 5, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

this board is really a jack of all trades. it's at home in any scenario and takes a beating like you wouldn't believe. i've abused this board on all types of WW but it paddles just as efficiently on a lake with a cooler. with the 10' length, i know a lot of taller paddlers that have really embraced this for hard WW. the fin setup is crazy simple, but exactly what you need. fixed flexy side bites and a center stompbox fit most paddling conditions with no concern of lost or broken fins. i also really like this board for longer river trips where smooth paddling on class I-II just just as prevalent as rough classIII-IV. you can really cover distance w/o wearing yourself out.

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Andy O.wrote a review of on September 5, 2018

Best Technical Whitewater Board, Period.
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

i've been riding the ATCHA since some of the first models, but this version has has completely blown my mind. the shape of it is to WW, as what fat skis are to powder. it want to pop outta holes more than the paddler does. the WW aspect is a given, but this board is also crazy adaptable to changing conditions. the stompbox center with 4 clickfins provides a bunch of setups depending on water level, obstacles, and rider style. my personal fav is 4 lowpros. in tricky and/or high flows, i'll even race SUPcross events on it! add crazy durability and a 3yr warranty and you have the best WW board out there!

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Andy O.wrote a review of on May 9, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The most comfy of the ultra light harnesses out the. Perfect for sport climbing. The only downside is when ya fall right in the middle of sizing. Due to the one buckle design it's hard to get it where the gear loops are where ya want. But hey, in hard sport aren't the draws already there?

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Andy O.wrote a review of on March 28, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

These are a great burly gore-tex pant. I spend a lot of days in the back country and lift access. These hold up to it all. The pockets are all in the right spots. The vent inside the legs hold up way better than when positioned outside. The cuffs are bomber to handle sharp edges and the inner gaiter elestic is plenty tight. The onlyvthing I like to see is a touch slimmer fit from a fashion stand point.

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Andy O.wrote a review of on September 13, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

What really makes this the go-to board is the amazing versatility. I've seen this board run class IV, handle lazy water with a cooler and a dog, and let 3 kids at once paddle it. The large size makes this bad boy stable like you've never felt. But despite the size, it's surprisingly nimble, just get back on the raised stomp pad and spin away. The rigidity is unparralled due to the carbon stringer that gives a hard board feel. For the family person, or bigger paddler, this makes for the core of the quiver.

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