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David Gorka

David Gorka

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David Gorka's Passions

Yoga
Hiking & Camping
Climbing
Fly Fishing
Snowboarding

David Gorka's Bio

The only acceptable answer to an adventure is Yes!

David Gorka

David Gorkawrote a review of on October 17, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Wowza! This shirt is sleek! The fit is great and the colors are outstanding. Literally! I have gotten so many complements on this shirt, it's crazy. This has definitely became my Friday shirt.. Get yourself one and you'll be the talk of the party!

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David Gorkawrote a review of on October 17, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Seriously. Doing a ton of research to see what would be the best deal for the most worth of a bike. This one was at the top of the list and I can agree to it once we get it all put together. It's nothing crazy heavy but it's plenty durable, especially for a little kid learning to ride a bike. I had picked this up for my nephew and he had fell in love with it. Great green color, perfect length and height for him to grow into and continue to use for a few years. I love how easy it was to put together and if needed disassemble as well. You're going to want to get this for your kid.

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David Gorkawrote a review of on October 17, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Most new pack style hydration packs are designed with too much storage, they flop around.
Storage on this was just enough and I really like the extra storage behind the lower pocket. I can put my glasses case and my cellphone in there, snug down the straps, good to go without having to hassle around.
Only thing is it would be nice if the tube for drinking was about an inch longer. Found I had to tuck my head down a bit to easily drink but not a deal breaker. Very nicely made with well thought out inner pockets.

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David Gorkawrote a review of on October 17, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I think it all depends on how you plan on using this cooler. Seriously a great cooler, but if you don't put in a good use out of it I don't believe it's all worth the hype. Great for tailgating, great for car camping over the weekend, great to store your fish. Put some use to it. Throw it around, get rough with it because it is practically unbreakable. Though the price point is quite high for a normal cooler, there isn't anything special with it. You might get an extra hour of your ice not melting. So put it to the test. Use it even you don't really need it. Get yourself outside! Yeti knows what they're doing, just make sure you do too.

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David Gorkawrote a review of on October 17, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Tested it through the rough and it lasted well. The three man is great because it isn't too heavy and is fairly spacious. If you have two plus in a group you can just split the tent weight. And the tent insulates pretty well and blocks the wind. My only gripe was the footprint wasn't up to par, not the greatest design.

We had a few nights where it just poured and another night where we didn't have much shelter, it was really windy. Despite the rain, we stayed completely dry. There were only two in our group but we wanted the extra room anticipating we'd be waiting out the long, dark, cold, rainy, winter nights. We almost had a third, which would have been doable, just kind of uncomfortable managing getting out of wet clothing/transitioning to dry during a rain storm.. Overall great tent.

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David Gorkawrote a review of on October 17, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great sleeping bag overall, especially for the phenomenal price you're getting. Plenty loft to keep you warm within 30 degrees. I could probably go below 30 but I would need to layer myself to keep warm. Great amount of space so filling dead space is a really good tip with this one. Though rolling around is nice. I really like the color as well, it's nothing too intense but still something different.

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David Gorkawrote a review of on October 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm quite impressed how this bag handled the cold. The first time I put this to the test, I wasn't certain what temperature it would get down to but knew it was about below freezing or so. This bag did it and I can say I still have all my toes! Packing it in was super lightweight not even knowing there was a sleeping bag in my pack. It was sooo nice! Really good call in the seams and zippers not being directly next to you but off set so there are no cold zips touching you during the night. As usual, the anti-snag zippers don't really work - I mean they do a better job but I wouldn't call it anti-snag proof. Not complaining, solid bag over all.

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David Gorkawrote a review of on October 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

The only gripe I had with this jacket was it was slightly shorter than I prefer, but all in all it turned out a lot better than I expected. The biggest feature is the angel wings in the back allowing for more maneuverability. As it was a bit short, it never rode up exposing skin which is a huge win especially with the colder weather coming. Perfect sleeve length and I enjoy the stretchy hem around the hood keeping it down and over your head instead of flying off in the wind. Plenty of warmth of course with great loft, but does not feel like I'm a snowman. Wicked cool jacket indeed.

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David Gorkawrote a review of on September 3, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Quite a nice hammock you might say. Definitely love how small it compacts into it's little bag and practically doesn't take up any space. Yet it's such a soft material though it's super durable. I had set it up and didn't even realize there was a branch in the way. As soon as I sat into it I thought I had ripped it but nope! Just slipped right over as if it were nothing. The pocket it has sewn into is a solid design because you can place things in there like a phone or glasses, and it won't fall out. Some other hammocks have the same pocket but not designed too well to hold things without falling out.

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David Gorkawrote a review of on September 3, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Wow. Wow. Wow!! Before, you were lucky to be able to charge something with a USB and then the wall plugs came into play but those generators were no-go if you were planning to walk more than 100 yards to your camp site. But now we get what we all have been waiting for.. Such portability in a compacted tiny box filled with all the power you need. Not a big fan of bringing electronics to nature but I do bring my camera to catch those spectacular moments we all share. Although there is only so many pictures I can take before the battery dies out. This battery pack has let me capture all sorts of amazing photos! I am able to plug in my battery pack into this and get multiple charges out of it. It's so easy to navigate and shows you all the information you need on that little ol screen. it's perfect! I still can't believe how light it is for what it provides. Highly recommend.

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David Gorkawrote a review of on September 3, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This stove comes with such convenience, I love it! I also have the MSR Pocket Rocket to actually able to cook things on, but sometimes I need boiling water for the recipe and this WindBurner has saved so much fuel it's so awesome. Then I totally forgot to bring something to eat the food in and the WindBurner saved me once again! Comes with a lid to drink and a cover for the internals that also works as a little cup/bowl. I am much impressed. All contained in this 8"x4" little tube. Way to go MSR!

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David Gorkawrote a review of on August 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I have had troubles finding the right shorts for any activity that I do. Of course you can work around it and wear anything, but once you get your hands on these awesome shorts.. your life will change. Stellar shorts! Super lightweight, almost had to check if I were wearing any. The stretchy waist band really helps to slide them on and go. Which I use these for everything! I received these the same day I was doing some group yoga and worked super well. Not technically made for swimming but man they worked in a pinch; it surely did dry extremely quick. These are beast!

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David Gorkawrote a review of on June 18, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought my mat carrier a couple of weeks ago, trying to find an easy way to bring my mat as well as my wallet and car keys without extra bags. And it works out perfect the zippered pocket is big enough to hold wallet, keys and even sometimes my phone. The straps of the carrier are easy to adjust to the size of the rolled up mat. Easiest way to take everything needed together!

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David Gorkawrote a review of on June 18, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Being my first yoga mat, I am very happy with this purchase. Definitely has some weight to this but that gives it the comfort that is needed. I have a bum knee and it is such a pleasure getting to use it, especially for a longer session as well. Then if you are having a hot yoga session, you're feet are not going anywhere. Definitely has a perfect grip to make sure you're not tripping over yourself. It's been living next to my bed so it's super nice getting to wake and first thing to stand on the mat. It is the best!

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David Gorkawrote a review of on June 18, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was in need of a small hatchet that wouldn't weigh my pack down but wouldn't be an a nuisance to use, this was the home run. The rubber grip is a real life saver. Was in need of some fire wood and this has done it's job from kindle to full logs chopping up to get a solid fire going. That was for the whole weekend filled with all sorts of branch chomping.

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David Gorkawrote a review of on June 18, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is my first flask and did not realize how big is 6 oz, but I am very happy I went with it because the more the merrier! I love getting to share this around. The finish on the metal gets me every time, such a sleek look. I have confidence the cap isn't going to twist off and disappear. GSI really put some work into this one, I'm digging the size of the mouth of the bottle as it flows smoothly.

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David Gorkawrote a review of on June 18, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These boots are stellar! When I first heard that Patagonia is partnering with Danner on some wading boots, I knew that I was going to get a pair. I am glad I did! These boots have a solid fit with the Patagonia waders and the lacing system is so easy to customize to make sure your foot is sitting comfortably. Then once on they of course have some weight to them, but nothing that isn't manageable. Though it does help having some weight because you find yourself with more confidence in stability when you're on the water. You're not slipping anywhere with these.
I'll take it because of how great these are at draining the water and then drying out for the next day of fishing.

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David Gorkawrote a review of on June 18, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I heard Patagonia coming out with some awesome fishing gear (well they always do) but I heard these were special. Wow, these are way incredible! Waders are meant to have space within, but these had such a nice fit; length and the width to not be overwhelming. There was some give around the feet but nothing major to switch sizes. They slipped perfectly into the Patagonia x Danner wading boots. When putting them on, give yourself a shimmy to make sure you're fully in the waders - you'll have a better time having them sized correctly, especially the articulated knees. My favorite part is the pocket in the front and also the pocket warmer for your hands if you need a second to get your blood back to your fingers. Then all together I tried to put these through the ruff and much more durable than I thought. Such a great pick!

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David Gorkawrote a review of on June 18, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is by far my favorite mat I’ve slept on. It keeps you very warm yet it is extremely lightweight being only foam. The material helps keep my sleeping bag from sliding off and it doesn't make all the crunchy sound an air pad would. I was worried how thin the pad is but wow it has exceeded my expectations. Can't even feel if it's in your pack or not!

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David Gorkawrote a review of on June 11, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

"I am terrified of checking a bag in. This pack makes it so I don't have to be afraid as it's the right size to get through and yet I can bring everything I need. Great use of space and well designed features like seperate internal area for dirty clothe or shoes, front pockets have organizers, padded and elevated laptop sleeve. Semi rigid sides make loading and unloading a breeze, plus makes it comfortable to wear for extended period of time." -Slade

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