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 21, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This shoes are awesome! I have never had a shoe that was so good standing on tiny slick edges but also comfortable enough that my foot isn't hurting when i get down from the climb. I went with a half size down from my street shoe and can still wear my socks with them. I probably could have gone a full size down but i wanted to have a comfortable shoe.

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on September 10, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are my go to shoe for anything that i will need to do some talus walking or scrambling around. The grip of the rubber is phenomenal and the toe rand wrap around the top of the toe box is great for when you need to do a foot jam. The shoe is stiff but that is nice for when you need the support on the hours of talus walking in the alpine. These shoes are not the most breathable shoe but they are also not a sweatbox like a pair of GTX shoes would be.

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on July 20, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After I had my Petzl Harness break a gear loop (it went through a lot of chimneys) on the second pitch of The Nose. I deceided to return to the ole trusty Safetech Harnesses. I had been using this harness for years previous. This harnes is comfortable, big easy to access gear loops for those 200' rope stretching pitches. I love the new version with the autolocking doubleback waist belt.

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on July 20, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This stuff is pretty good for packing a good punch of everything you need to keep going. 400 Calories in 5oz is thick but easily digestable, and easy to get down when you are a little dehydrated and keep chew on a bar. The taste is Ok and to be expected on this kind of thing. If you are going, and going, and going, this is a good source to keep you on your game.

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on July 20, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I tear through glasses way too fast so I purchase cheap so I dont feel bad about losing, scratching, or breaking them. But you do get what you pay for. These lens do not stay in the frame very well but a tiny super glue works to keep them in place.

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on July 20, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

I have not slipped out at all on the steepest trails. They grip the loose dirt as if i had claws digging in. I also like the low profile and low drop of these shoes. They might run just a little bit big but i usually wear my shoes a little tighter then most anyway. These shoes have a good toe box that is nice for letting your toes splay out but didn't feel like so much I was washing around in them. Great ventilation keeps the sweaty feet at bay.

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on April 24, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This filter is awesome! I have been using this for a couple years and it still is working great. To help make it flow a little faster get the water down the tube to the filter and once the filter is wet it will start flowing a lot faster. Grab the water, hang it up, and let it flow! Then go set up your tent, grab your snacks and relax.

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on April 24, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This mix is a great source for all those vitamins and minerals you are missing out on in your vegan diet. And with the 15g of protein it will help assure you that you got the right amount you need for your day. The Coconut Almond has a great flavor to it even when just adding it to cold water.

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on April 4, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These gloves work great for carrying up the wall so you can get off without getting that rope burn or for that matter just keep the grit that your rope has picked up off your hands. Your hands are important for climbing make sure they don't take abuse from all the other functions to get up the wall. The fingerlessness works well for getting that finger in your jumar trigger, or your gear when leading those aid pitches.

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