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Logan Gillen

Logan Gillen

Salt Lake City, Utah

Logan Gillen's Passions

Running
Paddling
Surfing
Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Climbing
Snowshoeing
Skiing

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Logan Gillen

Logan Gillenwrote a review of on August 31, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have two of these bottles for an old MSR XGK. They are easy to fill, pour and use with the standard MSR fuel pumps. My only complaint would be with the included child safe cap; I find it harder to tighten and release than the other basic one. I'd like the option to choose when purchasing these bottles.

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Logan Gillenwrote a review of on August 31, 2018

4 5

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

As someone who loves all Good To Go backpacking meals, I was eager to try this one when it came out. I was not disappointed; this meal combines savory and spicy well. It also is more than enough for a dinner; I need to be very hungry to finish a full packet. I enjoyed this one on Mt. Adams watching the sun set over the clouds below Rainier. A good meal and a good memory.

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Logan Gillenwrote a review of on August 31, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my non-locking carabiner of choice to carry anchor building materials, rappel gear, or whatever else you require. I prefer the Camp nano 22's for my alpine draws, but I know of some folks that will one use one photon and one nano per draw. Find what you prefer and go for it. The photons are large, light and have a very smooth clipping action. An overall fantastic 'biner.

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Logan Gillenwrote a review of on August 31, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Tasty, nutritious and portable- this is the perfect bar for hiking, skiiing, or whatever else you choose to bring it along for. I really appreciate the fact that the Pro Bar is not as sweet as its competitors, which I find makes it more enjoyable to eat, especially for breakfast. It also has enough calories for a meal replacement, something that can't be said for smaller bars.

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Logan Gillenwrote a review of on August 31, 2018

4 5

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

I used this to seam seal the Black Diamond Megalight Pyramid Shelter. Despite the large amount of long seams to be treated, it was fairly easy to do while using this product and included applicator brush. This also works well to increase the longevity of footwear by protecting the vulnerable seams.

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Logan Gillenwrote a review of on June 19, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My favorite biner for belaying or for toprope- the large diameter of the metal ensures smooth rope movement with less drag. Two of these make an excellent top rope setup attached to the anchor. Not the best for trad, as they are a little heavy. I prefer the Petzl Attache or other similar lightweight locker. But for single pitch sport, top rope, or gym climbing, this is my favorite.

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Logan Gillenwrote a review of on June 19, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Having climbed on this thing for the last two years, I have nothing but good things to say. It has phenomenal breaking power, lowers climbers smoothly, and is easy to rig up for rappels. The device makes belaying from the top smooth, the guide loop is large enough to accept most carabiners, and the auto bloc release loop makes lowering climbers in guide mode easy. Yes, it could be an ounce lighter, but how much difference does that make with a full rack and rope? I'd rather have the extra ounce and a device that excels at catching a fall and will last for years to come.

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Logan Gillenwrote a review of on June 8, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I don't own these myself, but I have used these often sport climbing with my buddy. They are very light, they rack nicely on a harness, and the ease of clipping and unclipping makes them a great confidence booster when you're pushing the grades. The dogbone is still wide enough to grasp firmly for clipping, and doesn't make the biners feel floppy. They are also light enough to bring for trad climbing if you want to bring a quickdraw or two.

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Logan Gillenwrote a review of on May 30, 2018

5 5

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

I can't say enough good things about Good To-Go. Their meals are delicious, and this one is no exception. I think the risotto complements their other meals nicely, as it has a rich, savory, milder flavor than the other spicy offerings. This would be a great option for day 2 or 3 of a backpacking trip after eating the Pad Thai and Curry options

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Logan Gillenwrote a review of on May 23, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: s

This is my go-to pant for any activity on snow. They excel ice climbing, alpine climbing, ski touring, downhill skiing, backpacking in wet weather, paddling, and shoveling cars out of the driveway. The material is extremely waterproof, and continues to be so after two years of heavy use. The waistbelt is a fantastic option to snug these pants up as you layer/delayer. The reinforced inside cuff has held up to much abuse from crampons and ski boots. The articulated knees have allowed me a full range of motion touring and also climbing. And the full side zips are indispensable for activities like ski touring where you need to dump heat on the way up, and then quickly zip up for the descent. Bottom line: they are reinforced and strong where they need to be, and light where they don't. They allow you to move naturally. They are very waterproof. They are awesome, and will be accompanying me on adventures for several more years.

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Logan Gillenwrote a review of on May 23, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I am a big fan of this kit. It allows the construction of some very simple haul and rope ascension systems. All of the pieces are top quality- low friction pulleys, smoothly locking carabiners, and a great tibloc and microtraxion. Even the sling is exceptional- wider than most to make untying it easier after you've knotted it for the masterpoint. I would highly recommend this for anyone undertaking any glacier travel.

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Logan Gillenwrote a review of on May 23, 2018

5 5

This belt is fantastic- it looks sharp, especially with a pair of blue jeans or shorts. I feel that I can dress it both up or down depending on the occasion. The belt comes in one very long length, so you'll need to cut it with a scissor and melt the edge to prevent fraying. I think this is great though- you can decide exactly how long you want the belt to be. For someone such as myself with a narrow waist, this was very appreciated.

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Logan Gillenwrote a review of on May 8, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

A piece of fine craftsmanship that is a joy to own. Feels great in hand, razor sharp edge, confidence inspiring locking mechanism. Light enough for backpacking, but hefty enough to use carving wood or whatever else you need it for. Also a great clip to keep it in your pocket.

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Logan Gillenwrote a review of on May 8, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Warm, comfortable, protective, light, and fits seamlessly with most goggles. It's hard to ask for much more. A decent amount of ventilation adjustability which could be nice for uphill/downhill changes, although I don't usually bother. Overall, a great helmet in a lot of cool colors

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Logan Gillenwrote a review of on May 8, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: 28

Great pants for any warm weather activity- especially climbing and hiking because of the stretch. Very breathable material that will keep you cool and dry, even on very hot days. Nice pockets, especially the side zip. Only issue I had was with the fit- ordered a size 28 for my 29 waist, and I need to wear these with a belt to keep them up. Other than that, a great pair of pants for summer adventures.

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Logan Gillenwrote a review of on May 8, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are currently my only pair of sunglasses, so I wear them daily to and from the office, and also out hiking, climbing, and skiing. After 5 months of constant use, they are still in great shape, with only minor scratches on the lenses. The clarity is top notch, with enough darkening to use them for multi-day trips in bluebird alpine conditions. The frame is comfortable, especially with the rubber portions near the ears and nose. Additionally, the front venting really works- I have been unable to fog them up even when skinning uphill while wearing a helmet, or road running. I would definitely recommend these sunglasses

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