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Dean Raynes

Dean Raynes

Employee

Wasatch Mountains

Dean Raynes's Passions

Climbing
Biking
Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Paddling
Running
Skiing
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing
Surfing
Yoga

Dean Raynes's Bio

I grew up in WV, and Moved to SLC in 2008, all for the snowboarding, and the climbing!

Dean Raynes

Dean Rayneswrote a review of on September 1, 2017

5 5

I have been using my X4 set everywhere! Because they just seem to fit everywhere! I have pulled my C4 off my belt to only find the slot is too small and then find that the X4 fits. I don't feel any less secure on the X4s because of the smaller head. Some say the .75 head is a little floppy on the stem but I don't think its that bad, its just what you expect from a single stem cam like this.

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on September 1, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I finally broke down and decided I needed a pair of Chacos. I have been loving them. I don't think flipflops because of the strap between my toe and the insecurity on your foot. But these don't have the strap and they are pretty solid on the foot. I have done some boulder hopping with these and felt really secure and relaxed in these things. They also have great grip on rocks and dirt.

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on September 1, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These cams are great if you have to carry them very far. The light weightness of them is very noticeable when you have the old cams and new ones in your hands. With that said, I would caution buying these for everyday use at your local crag. As all lightweight gear tends to be they just wont last as long with the same amount of abuse. Buy the old cams for your regular use and buy these for going high into the alpine where weight makes a difference whether you make it to the summit or not.

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on September 1, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this headlamp for the simple reason that I can recharge it or just switch out the batteries for some regular AAAs. This is the most cost effective headlamp that has that ability. Cause having that option out in the backcountry can save you.

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on September 1, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I took this up to the Bugaboos this year and it worked great. We wanted something light to keep the pack weight down and this was perfect. We weren't expecting to take any falls so the thin rope wasn't a concern for that reason but the rock is quite rough. That did take a small toll on the sheath of the rope but only on some rappels.

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on September 1, 2017

4 5

This hydroflask will hold all the beer you need in one bottle as well as keep it cold the whole time your drinking it. The only downfall to this hydroflask I have is the lid isn't interchangeable with the other hydroflask lids so if you looking to hook up a sipper lid to this, it won't work. But i have been loving this thing for water and beer!

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on May 26, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you climb on any type of granite you should have these on your rack! No Buts! I use these guys everywhere, and when you can't get that regular nut to stick in the placement these nuts will be bomber!

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on April 11, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this pad, if I'm only taking 1 pad with me this is the pad I'm taking. The tri-fold is great for covering rocks in your landing or laying up against other boulders. It also makes it easier for carrying cause its not as wide as other huge pads. The long strap is great for attaching the other smaller pads to it so you can carry 2 pads on your back at once. The wrap over strap also works great for stashing shoes, water, chalk, etc without having to have a pack as well.

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on April 11, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This pad is a great to add to your pad collection. It is nice a firm and doesn't soften up too fast making it last several seasons. Its not the biggest pad but works great with other pads, or as a personal pad for those solo bouldering sessions. One of the best things about this pad is the chill-ability, as it turns into a small couch for relaxing around the boulders or around the campfire.

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on April 5, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This bag is great I have using it car camping trips and it can fit everything i need for a weekend including sleeping bag and pad, clothes, and the inside mesh pockets are nice for the essentials. Not a lot of bells and whistles here but a solid duffel that is made out of super durable material. Ill be using this bag for years to come.

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on March 31, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These shoes are great for getting to the base. With 5.10 rubber on the bottom for sticking to the rock and a solid toe rand for making the jamming moves on the approach. The sole can be a little stiff at first but give them time and they will be one of your most comfortable shoes you wear to the crag.

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on March 31, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These shoes would be great shoes for beginners looking for something that's comfortable and functional. I have been using these in the gym to try and preserve my outdoor shoes life. They edge great and smear really well too. They have a nice flex to them and not really aggressive at all making them great all around shoe to get started with.

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on March 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This biner is my go to biner on my belay device. The grid function is super simple and keeps the biner from flipping around on the side while belaying. I have tried the BD Gridlock and I like this one more cause of the ease of putting it on my harness. Where the BD you have to open the gate to put your harness in the bottom grid this one snaps on with ease.

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