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Jason Glanzman

Jason Glanzman

Rochester, NY

Jason Glanzman's Passions

Skiing
Climbing

Jason Glanzman's Bio

Skier, Mountain Biker and Climber

Jason Glanzman

Jason Glanzmanwrote a review of on December 22, 2017

4 5

The jacket is very warm, the cut and fit are good, the arms are a great length, and it packs up very well. The down leaks similarly if not a tad bit more than most down jackets, but I haven’t felt it’s a huge problem. For those saying it rips easily, I slid across the pavement after wiping out biking in the rain and didn’t make any holes, even though there are some visible abrasions, so I guess your mileage may vary.

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Jason Glanzmanwrote a review of on July 15, 2017

3 5

I really like these shorts, on the surface. They're comfy, have a good fit, and feel pretty durable. Sadly, after bouldering in them for maybe 4-5 sessions now, the fabric has permanently retained chalk, even after washing. I've never had this happen to any piece of clothing before, and I'm certainly not the type to purposefully douse my body in chalk while climbing, so I'm pretty disappointed in that fact. Now they're fine for climbing, but I wouldn't want to wear them around anymore, unless I wanted to go for that "I just put up a dozen panels of drywall" look.

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Jason Glanzmanwrote a review of on October 19, 2016

Great All-Rounder
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: 44 (US M10.5)

Having had a lot of success fitting the Scarpa Instinct VS, but looking for a shoe which could smear more capably, and had more support for longer, less overhung climbs, I was interested to give these a shot. The shoe is sized very similarly to the instinct (I wear a 43.5 in the instinct vs for bouldering, and I ordered a 44 in these for all around use), and is definitely more comfortable. As a result, it doesn't have as much of that vacuum like fit that the instinct has, but that's to be expected for a more comfortable shoe. For bouldering it is slightly less capable, but more than makes up for this with its versatility. On slabs, you can get a lot of rubber down on the rock, so friction smears and very marginal feet feel quite solid. They aren't particularly stiff, maybe as stiff as the Instinct VS, so they sacrifice some hard edging ability in exchange for gaining some smearing confidence. A friend got the la sportiva otaki, and they are noticeably stiffer, so likely better for edging. I would highly recommend it to anyone who tends to fit well in Scarpa shoes (i.e. wide forefoot, lower volume heel), and maybe has trouble getting proper fit from narrower brands like sportiva.

Update: I've worn these for maybe a total of 20 days outdoors, and on a recent trip I was pulling the right shoe on and I managed to tear the tongue out of the shoe. It looked like it had been sewn in with a loop or two of thread, however the other shoe seemed more substantially attached... The tongue itself is just a rectangle of padded fabric, so it only needed a strong tug to rip out. Thankfully neither the tongue nor the leather was damaged and I actually climbed the rest of the day with the tongue held in place by the laces. Bought a needle and thread and reattached it. Still annoying though, since the rest of the shoe seems so solidly constructed.

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Jason Glanzmanwrote a review of on June 16, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: one size

These are really fantastic. They keep the wind out of my eyes perfectly, but I don't get the effect of goggles where there's so little wind that I almost forget how fast I'm going (which can be a little risky at times), they don't distort too much, and you'll get used to the distortion, which is a factor with any eye wear, after a few seconds. They come with three sets of lenses, all of which feel pretty high quality and durable. Also the carrying case is very nice, since included is a sleeve for the glasses and a carrier for the lenses, all inside a hard case. There are also two fit options for the nose pieces which are very easy to adjust and stay put once set. Really good

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Jason Glanzmanwrote a review of on March 14, 2016

5 5

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

This is the first rope I've ever purchased, so I suppose my opinion may hold less weight than others, but regardless: This rope is great! Just used it on a week long trip in Kentucky doing mostly sport and I came away very happy with the rope's performance. It never got kinky or twisty when running through a belay device which was very nice. Also, the rope wasn't super stiff to begin with and feeds very easily through an atc. There was an initial shininess to the rope (I have the dry version) but that went away rather quickly. I haven't noticed any fraying or fuzziness, the former of which I would expect but the surface of the rope feels essentially new which is very nice as it was used quite extensively for the 5-6 days it was climbed on. It took some large lead falls and caught very softly, probably because of the low kN fall rating. I would think this aspect would be nice for trad too, but I can't comment on that. Additionally, the weight is pretty nice. You don't sacrifice any noticeable durability going a few tenths of a milimeter down, but on long pitches I didn't notice a significant amount of weight behind me which was always a plus. Also, even after big lead falls, the knots tied in the rope were still pretty easy to work out. Overall, a really great rope at a nice price on sale! Assuming it retains its durability I would have no issue purchasing another when this one craps out.

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Jason Glanzmanwrote a review of on June 21, 2015

3 5

Not a huge fan. Yes it holds chalk, and it doesn't really leak that bad, but to close it tight enough you end up bending the wire mouth. This means you have to bend the mouth back into place to make sure you don't miss the opening when you're going to chalk up. The zipper pocket is nice and it's plenty durable, I just wish the closure was less cumbersome.

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Jason Glanzmanwrote a review of on March 2, 2015

4 5

These shoes are really great, the aggressive shape makes getting a lot of weight onto your feet really easy and can make overhanging problems you couldn't do before possible. Just make sure that even if you like a tight fit, size up at least half a size from your normal street shoe. I wear an 11 in vans and an 11.5 or 12 would be perfect for me. My left big toe clicks a bit and is painful after climbing in these shoes at this size for me.

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