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Dave Siegfried

Dave Siegfried

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Salt Lake City, UT

Dave Siegfried's Bio

Born and raised in San Diego, Ca. I am an accomplished sand castle designer having won several awards and have been featured in over two newspaper gazettes. I took second place in a youth bowling tournament but lost my amateur status for trading my AllStar Seaworthy (the Snorks) stuffed animal for a cash prize. I have spent several years as a guide, leading groups of innocent city dwellers into the wild. I am a retired commercial driver, having spent my last excursion touring America on a bus filled with the elderly, visiting national land marks, becoming an advocate for gin rummy, and eating more butterscotch candy than any human should ingest in a lifetime. Currently, I am seeking adventures including but not limited to climbing, skiing, kayaking, hiking, and 17th century French poetry conventions. I live my life according to Mountain Dew commercials. Put simply: I shred the gnar.

I am an avid rock climber. I enjoy the feel the course granite on my callused hands. I seek out an adventure that might put a little blood on my clothes. I thrive on adrenaline and the thrill of losing yourself in the momentum, not over analyzing every little detail that might slow down life. I find peace in the exhilaration of being a thousand feet off the ground, exposing your vulnerability to the earth and finding yourself in nature.

In my taste death, live life philosophy, I rely heavily on three things. Instinct, Passion, and Gear. While the first is innate and cannot be taught, it can be focused, even harnessed to a Jedi level of awareness. I fuel my passion in several ways. A strict training method, gut wrenching desire, no less than 10 hours of sleep, large amounts of coffee, 30 minutes a week dedicated to paint by numbers, more bacon than most can handle, a pinch of insanity, a strong sexual lust, and an obsessive gambling addiction (note, I did not say problem. Problem infers weakness, I have none).

And I look to Backcountry for the third. My gear needs to be top quality I can count on. And I beat the crap out of it, so I know it won't last forever. When it's time to say goodbye to my favorite piece of gear I shed a tear of sadness as I just lost a close friend, but I find hope and even a smile in the notion that I get to dip my hand back into the cookie jar for something new. I don't take many friends with me on my journeys, but the ones I share those intimate moments with are closer than family. My gear is my kin. My approach to summit any obstacle. They are my tools into a rite of passage as an outdoor enthusiast.

Dave Siegfried

Dave Siegfriedwrote a review of on November 11, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was super excited to try these out. I have been climbing in moccasyms for nearly two decades, and they have been my go for most climbing days. I was really looking forward to a less stretch version, and they have been pretty awesome as well. Even knowing that these are not going to stretch, I was surprised that they fit so much tighter than out of the box red mocs. I ended up sizing up 1/2 a size from normal moccasyms and they fit great.

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Dave Siegfriedwrote a review of on October 24, 2017

5 5

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

I really love the look and feel of this shirt. Top notch as far as casual button downs go. Not an overly think/heavy flannel, so its perfect for most occasions, and wears more like a shirt than a flannel. I am 6'0, 170, and went with the Large, but it was a little too big for me, so I returned for a Medium and the fit is awesome.

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Dave Siegfriedwrote a review of on October 5, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: M

Great addition to the Patagonia Better Sweater line. With a slimmer fit and the 3/4 zip, it is the perfect casual layer for a brisk fall day, or when the office air conditioner is on full blast. I really love how the sides are a thinner product to reduce the classic sweater bulk, without losing much warmth from the original.

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Dave Siegfriedwrote a review of on April 12, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This shirt fits damn near perfectly for me. I went with the Large, and it is just the right amount of slim fit without being tight. Plus, I really like the cool lite material for both feel and function. Great for casual wear on warmer days.

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Dave Siegfriedwrote a review of on April 12, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: L

Perfect for Casual Friday's or any day really. I went with the size Large, and while the sleeve and torso fit well, it is not as slim fitting as I was hoping. Still a good fit, and another fine product from Patagonia.

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Dave Siegfriedwrote a review of on November 17, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 170 lbs

Love walking around in these shoes. Perfect amount of cushion under my feet. Its like walking on marsh mellows. Plus, the split tongue is great for an easy on, easy off pair of everyday kicks.

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Dave Siegfriedwrote a review of on October 29, 2016

5 5

Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: 8

These boots are way better than the originals in my opinion. They have a little bit more support, whereas the originals feel more like slippers. Love these boots and I am ready for winter!

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