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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 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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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on March 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This stuff works great. Don't use WD-40 or something stupid like that. That stuff has chemicals that will degrade your cams and slings. This stuff works great and to make your cams last longer and better. I use this stuff once a year when I pull them out from the winter. Or use them after the desert season when you get all that super fine sand up in the joints.

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on March 17, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got one of these cams (blue) and after climbing with it for a couple weeks I was sold! Every time I place one of these cams I know that its not coming out. I went back and bought the whole set up to the orange. The shape of the head allows for a much deeper camming motion. I have placed these cams many times in flaring and slightly offset cracks that the BD cams would never have worked confidently. When I just need a single set of cams these are the ones that are on my harness everytime now. Get them you will not be disappointed!!

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on March 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

These might one of my favorite pairs of Saxx underwear. They are a real light and breathable mesh which is great for hot summer trips when you're going to be in the same pair for many days in a row. They dry super quick which also keeps the smell to a minimum. They still have the signature saxx package pocket to keep you secure when your being real active. These are the by far the best active underwear I have in my drawer.

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on February 20, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

These pants are awesome. I have worn them in every condition since getting them. Cold and snowy, warm and sunny, and wet and snowy. The big vents are great for exhausting heat fast when moving up hill. They keep you dry when the snow is wet but they breath like a softshell. They are also tough when you have to bushwhack to and from your line. The slimmer fit is super nice.

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on February 19, 2017

4 5

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

We started my niece on the plastic burton boards which worked great for helping them get the idea of sliding around and the balance of it. But now that we are going down the hills we needed something that had edges. You can really tell a difference with edge and the kids ability to bite the snow and stay upright. This board is a great price point that is well made and I'm sure will last many hand-downs for the rest of the family to use.

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Dean Rayneswrote a review of on February 19, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The reverso is simple but effective. the guide mode of the reverso works great. I have used this belay device until has no teeth and I have never seen the guide mode fail. The lower function works well but this is the hardest function to use on all of the guide mode belay devices. Still love it and use it all the time.

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