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Dallin C.

Dallin C.

Missoula

Dallin C.'s Passions

Running
Climbing
Hiking & Camping

Dallin C.'s Bio

I love to climb. That's about it.

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Dallin C.

Dallin C.wrote a review of on February 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Had this for over a year now and I have no complaints. It had protected my head from falling rock and ice. I think it is comfortable and my head has never gotten too warm while climbing in the summer. Good all around helmet in my opinion.

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Dallin C.

Dallin C.wrote a review of on February 12, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This pack is amazing. I use it mostly for alpine climbing and general mountaineering in Idaho/Wyoming/Montana so I cannot comment on anything related to skiing. That aside, I love this pack. The material is incredibly sturdy. It shows no sign of wear after almost a year. The fabric is also quite water resistant. I fell crossing Cascade Creek in the Tetons and was carried down stream about 10 yards. When I got out and unloaded the pack to assess the damage, to my surprise everything was dry. The material on the back where you attach crampons is sturdy. Again, no wear and tear on it after almost a year of attaching crampons there. The side zipper is very convenient when you want to access something from the lower portion of the pack. The zipper itself is burly and will not break anytime soon. If you pack somewhat light there is plenty of room for a 3 or 4 day trip. The gear loops on the hip belt are great as well. Just adjust the pack so that the belt does not ride down onto your harness. If I had to complain about something it would be the overall weight of the pack. 4+ pounds can seem like a lot but considering all the features that this pack offers, I can handle a little extra weight.

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Dallin C.

Dallin C.wrote a review of on February 12, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I got these boots about a year and a half ago and have used them in the Tetons, Lost River range, Lemhis, and Hyalite. They are well made and keep my feet warm all the time. There are locking D rings so that you can adjust how tight the lower and upper parts of your feet are. This makes the approach hike much more pleasant. When you do tighten up your heel for the climb it stays in place perfectly. I love these boots and would definitely recommend them.

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Dallin C.

Dallin C.wrote a review of on February 12, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 00"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Had this for about a year and a half now and its still doing the job. It is not as soft as it was but that seems to be the case with every shirt. My only complaint is that a small hole appeared in the sleeve after about a month. It has not frayed or gotten larger so that is fine.

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Dallin C.wrote a review of on January 26, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

If you are just getting into ice climbing and don't have the money for your own ice rack, then pick up a few of these. They are great on low angle to moderate ice and icy snow couloirs that are too hard for pickets. As you get into more vertical and technical ice definitely add screws with the knob to your rack but these are a great place to start.

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