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Derek H.

Derek H.

Boulder CO

Derek H.'s Passions

Biking
Skiing
Climbing
Hiking & Camping
Running
Yoga

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Derek H.

Derek H.wrote a review of on September 28, 2016

best trail runner in the universe
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: 45

LOVE. 2nd pair and I don't care, they're not going anywhere (I hope). I would be sad if they discontinued this shoe because it is so great. Less of a rock plate than the bushido, but has more feel. The tread is super grippy but hard enough to hold up, I scramble the flatirons in them often. It sketches me out to scramble in the Salomon speedcross 3 cuz of the soft tread, these are very different. Good width in the toebox I have a pretty wide foot.

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Derek H.wrote a review of on September 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: 32

I wear these everywhere. My girlfriend wont let me wear them to her friends parents house because they are too hardcore (the camo pattern). Makes me look like I send it. But I'm actually quite soft.

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Derek H.wrote a review of on September 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love these rings. I ran a 30T with 36 out back and now I run 32T with a 42 in back. I think it's just great. I never have lost a chain on this setup and it converts from 2x very smoothly. If you have a standard 12-36 cassette I would recommend going with a 30T unless you are very strong. That semi-granny can be nice for those long doubletrack slogs.

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Derek H.

Derek H.wrote a review of on April 10, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: 32

I'm about to buy a second pair. I would say they run true to waist size with a slim athletic fit in the legs. Great for use with a harness and I also love the cinch drawstring on the ankle. It may get annoying for straight up crack climbing but it keeps the pant leg out of the way on slabby/face climbs. The side pocket is perfectly placed, the material is amazing.

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Derek H.

Derek H.wrote a review of on March 24, 2015

super bomber
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

One of my favorite pieces of gear. One of the more expensive too, but worth every penny when used properly. I love the reflective tabs, makes it super easy to find your tent when night skiing down to it with a headlamp on. The pockets inside and ventilation are all perfect, just how I would have designed it. Once you put it up once or twice it's super quick to throw up especially with a second helping. I love the vestibule. I love the ripstop patches they provide, I used some to patch an orange jacket that used to have ugly black ripstop tape on it :) Anyways, I've used the north face 25 and looked into the trango 2 and I have no regrets about going with this tent. Also what other people have said about the curved poles creating lots of space is very true! Good design, love me my marmot. Buy it ASAP and get out there!

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Derek H.wrote a review of on March 24, 2015

great for cragging
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I like that you can drink a beer and pose for a photo while you belay a toproper. grigri seems to be the standard over the cinch or whatever else, and for a good reason, it's easy to use and light. Provides some added confidence when leading. If you have a twisted up rope or flattened rope it can get a little funky and be hard to give slack but with a nice rope it is sexy smooth

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Derek H.

Derek H.wrote a review of on March 24, 2015

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I lost my older Tikka XP and I miss it. I bought this as a replacement and have not been very pleased. The red light is not very bright, can be quite hard to use for hiking in the dark. That is my main complaint, I like using the red light though. The old XP also had a sliding diffuser that was nice so you wouldn't blind people if you were sitting around camp.

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Derek H.

Derek H.wrote a review of on March 24, 2015

best draws
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These draws are some of the best i've used. They are cheap, simple, rugged, and of course made by the always trustworthy BD. I think nylon dogbones are the way to go. You don't need the few grams of weight savings from dynex etc until you get on some crazy hard stuff which in that case maybe you should be sponsored and getting this stuff for free. The nylon is durable and long lasting. I highly recommend these draws to any level of climber.

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