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David Crane

David Crane

Salt Lake City, Utah

David Crane

David Cranewrote a review of on January 23, 2019

2 5

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

I've owned several BD harnesses for 4-5 years each and recently got this one to replace my worn out harness. At first glance it is awesome, super lightweight and looks stylish. However it quickly became evident that the reason it is so light is because there is very little padding. I spend a lot of time in my harnesses and I'm pretty skinny (5'9" and 135lbs) so I don't have a lot of padding either, but this thing hurt my hips like crazy after one rappel. The stitching that attaches the gear loops dig into your sides because they didn't pad around there. If were getting it solely to climb mountains with many layer on, it could work and it would save some weight, but for anything else it's not worth suffering for.

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David Cranewrote a review of on January 12, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought one of these three years ago for rock climbing. I use it a lot. Fits over my baseball cap or without it, every other helmet I've worn either fits with a hat or without, not both. This one's super comfy both ways and crazy easy to adjust - no drama. It's nearly time to retire my old one, so I'm buying another of the same. Color choices are different than three years ago, wish they still made the orange one.

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David Cranewrote a review of on January 12, 2019

5 5

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

Last winter camping I did we ended up burying all our water bottles to get the tent up. Not ideal. These are super light so you don't feel silly carrying them a long distance "just incase" you can't find anything to anchor the tent. They also stay put better than a Nalgene or trekking pole under the snow.

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David Crane

David Cranewrote a review of on January 12, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: 30 short

I bought a pair of these over a year ago, I've used them hiking, rock climbing, ice climbing, skiing, and just to wear to dinner around town. Awesome, comfortable, light, and quick drying. Also a bit stretchy where it counts. I loved them so much I've just ordered another pair so I can wear them all the time. Beware the high heat setting when drying, a friend of mine melted a section of his pair. Still usable but look wrinkly and took the stretch out of that section.

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David Cranewrote a review of on January 12, 2019

5 5

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

Always carry a can in the backcountry. I've never had to use it but I know a friend has used it in Alaska and stopped a charging bear. Also talked to several rangers in Yellowstone who have sprayed it a few times to stop aggressive elk. So, you know, not just for bear!

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David Crane

David Cranewrote a review of on December 16, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've climbed with many ice tools, and this is my all-time favorite. Sure it doesn't have the drop handle, but until you're drytooling upside down on horizontal roofs, you don't need anything more! Super light tool with weight were it counts, gives a great swing every time.

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David Crane

David Cranewrote a review of on December 4, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: Sm

Beats cotton underwear by a long shot. I'm a 30-31" waist and got the small, legs seem a bit small for me and they ride up a bit. Can feel weird climbing or whatnot. Recommend going up a size if your in-between sizes and trying to decide like I was.

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