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Austin T.

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Snowboarding
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Austin T.

Austin T.wrote a review of on February 8, 2018

5 5

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

When my favorite gloves (older dakine's) finally gave out I ordered these along with a few pairs of black diamond and outdoor research gloves. These were the most comfortable and seem to be the most durable as well. Keep in mind that I only have first impressions and have not put these through seasons of abuse. The only thing I'm slightly concerned with is how long the zipper will last. In my opinion they beat the BD gloves in every category (fit, comfort, durability). The OR gloves were similar in comfort and had better dexterity, however they did not seem as warm or durable. I would definitely recommend these to someone looking for an all leather ski/snowboard glove. For reference, the other gloves I was comparing these against were the BD spark pro, BD kingpin, and OR illuminator sensor.

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Austin T.wrote a review of on December 21, 2017

1 5

Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 135 lbs

Let me start by saying I love the jacket and I love patagonia (have a ton of their gear), BUT this jacket started to look raggedy after a wash or two. It still performs great, but I have never had another jacket/sweater/fleece pill so much and look so worn out so fast.

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Austin T.wrote a review of on September 7, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Hands down my favorite pack for climbing. The support and fit isn't as comfortable as my granite gear pack, but for climbing you really cant beat the creek bag. I love that the pack is made to stand up like a bucket, It makes loading and unloading gear so much easier. The draw string at the top is nice and the zipper down the side makes it easy to really open the bag up or get to the bottom of the pack without unloading everything. The built in rain fly is easy to use and the front pocket does a nice job storing all the small stuff. It works well (not great, but does the job) with hydration packs and the outside seems very durable. Would definitely buy this pack again if I was in the market.

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Austin T.wrote a review of on April 14, 2017

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

It's hard to give this a bad rating because it does exactly what it's intended for and does a good job. With that said, I find the tools with a built in carabiner more practical and efficient. If this tool had a built in biner it would bring the rating from a 2 star to a 5 star.

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Austin T.wrote a review of on April 14, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: 8.5

These were the only shoes I wore for about a year, regardless if it was at the gym or outside. They were great all around shoes that were moderately aggressive. I loved everything about them except for how long they lasted. I wore holes in both of the toes and wish I had resoled them before it got that bad. Even with the short life of these shoes, I will likely buy another pair in the future.

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Austin T.wrote a review of on April 14, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: 8

These shoes quickly became my favorites for outdoor use. They are less aggressive and more comfortable than the arrowheads but still perform well. I have found that 5.10 and Evolv are the only shoes that fit my feet, and I own multiple pairs of both. I use the Evolv Shamans in the gym, and the 5.10 Verdon's for outdoor use on single pitch sport routes and multipitch climbing. If you are looking for something more aggressive, go with the Arrowheads or even the Shamans. If you want something to wear all day outside that still gives confidence on the wall, try the Verdon's. Sizing was different than my other 5.10's (for reference, I wear a 8.5 arrowhead, 8 Verdon, 8 Shaman, and 8.5 evolv spark).

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Austin T.wrote a review of on January 27, 2016

Terrible
1 5

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

This was my first and last sterling rope. After no more than 4 trips to the gym and about 20 belays I found three noticeable frays. Two of them I can deal with but the third is bad enough that I don't feel safe climbing on the rope. I wanted to like the rope and sterling as a whole, but this experience has left me extremely disappointed with the quality of their products and the lack there of good customer service.

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Austin T.wrote a review of on December 25, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Does it's job well. I can fit my Smith i/o goggles and two spare lenses. I wouldn't say it's a hard case, but it seems pretty tough and durable. I would buy again.

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Austin T.wrote a review of on December 24, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 140 lbs

I bought this to wear skiing on powder days. It does a great job keeping my ears warm under my helmet and my face warm when the wind picks up. I would recommend this and will buy more in the future.

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