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Mengwrote a review of on January 24, 2018

5 5

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

This bag is perfect for my climbing needs. This bag is can be customized to meet the demands of day climbing adventures and you can remove or hide the features you don't need.
Backcountry Skiing - It has both the A-frame and diagonal ski carry options. It also has the shovel/probe pocket.
Day Climbing / Mountaineering - Dual ice tool carry, crampon carry, and helmet carry options make this pack at home in steep terrain. The fabric on it also seems like it can take a beating. I love how on the right hip belt there is a pocket, which is perfect for my camera. Then on the left hip belt there is a gear loop, which makes getting to things like screws and rescue gear easier.
Hiking - This pack can carry enough gear for overnight trips (I haven't done one yet with this pack). It is comfortable to wear, but does get a little sweaty. I'll need to do more hiking to figure out if the back wool panel helps.
This pack is awesome for ascents and descents in cold or warm weather.

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Mengwrote a review of on December 29, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the best backcountry tupperware thing. It's a great bowl and the perfect size for meals. I use it to store my stove and utensils while hiking and store leftover dinner that I can reheat for breakfast. I like the new addition of the sleeve - it's better for handling hot soup. AND it's easy to clean.

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Mengwrote a review of on September 23, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I really like the shape of these - it makes packing more dense. The dry sack is incredibly light and comes in really cool colors that you can spot easily even after sunset. I've hiked through several torrential rainstorms - where my rain jacket wetted out and there was a pool of water at the bottom of my backpack - and my sleeping bag was absolutely dry.

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Mengwrote a review of on September 23, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

OH LORDY! I love these. I actually sized them true to my street shoe size. I wear a 9 in these, but I wear a 6.5 in the La Sportiva Mythos, so I'm going to say these run small.
The rubber on these are amazing. These were my first aggressive shoes, and they definitely take getting used to. I still can't have them on for more than a couple pitches, but I love them. My footwork got much better with these and my confidence on slivers skyrocketed. If you're looking for aggressive shoes, I would really consider these.

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Mengwrote a review of on September 23, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

It's not ultralight, but it's light enough. I use it when I'm camping on really rugged ground with lots of sharp rocks (places I feel uncomfortable bringing my UL Air Mattress) or when I'm using my hammock. A 3 inch air pad just doesn't work well with a hammock. Overall, it's warm, light, and not too badly priced.

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Mengwrote a review of on September 23, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

When I recommend a belay device, it's always this one. It's so versatile and it's what I bring on multipitch climbs. It's able to lead belay, autoblock top belay (which makes rope management so easy), rappel, and more. This is where it's at!

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Mengwrote a review of on September 23, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought some of these because they were on sale, but I like the BD Neutrino better. The CAMP Orbit wire is a bit bigger and has a slightly larger gate width than the neutrino, but the action pretty stiff. However, it's not a cheap carabiner, it's durable, strong, and decently light.

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Mengwrote a review of on September 23, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are fantastic stoppers that have a very nice offset shape. If you're looking to rack some stoppers, these combined with the DMM Alloy Offsets make a good team. I really like these because they weigh nothing, but seem to place everywhere.

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Mengwrote a review of on September 23, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was raised on cams; I absolutely love them. For the longest time I didn't understand why I would even bring stoppers with me, until I placed these. These are now integral to my rack and I reach for them a lot; great for anchors, flaring cracks, and pin scars. Their divots catch really well in irregularities and shape make them great for, just about everything else. I use these and the DMM peenuts for a set of stoppers that can't be beat.

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Mengwrote a review of on March 5, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I got these as a pair of extra shoes to take backpacking. These are honestly perfect. They are great for river crossings and kicking back at camp. I've actually hiked a bit in these too, especially when river crossings are common.

They're great because they're lightweight and they dry really quickly. I really like the close-toed design. You get the "open-ness" of a sandal, but the toe protection of a pair of hiking shoes.

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Mengwrote a review of on February 25, 2014

5 5

I haven't been snowboarding for long, but I feel like these bindings are really good and do their job well. They really tie your feet down to the board. They are comfortable and tighten down well. There's the standard adjustability that you get on most bindings, however, the adjustments for the highbacks are unique and really easy. I like this because I find that sometimes I adjust my lean depending on how I'm feeling each day. Plus, I love the lime color! I was really debating between lime and orange, but went with the lime. NO REGRETS.

Even though I'm pretty new to snowboarding, I wasn't scared of buying these because of the warranty on them as well as Backcountry's satisfaction policy.

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Mengwrote a review of on February 17, 2014

4 5

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

I've climbed on mine for almost 2 years now. They have taken a beating, and they performed excellently! They are pretty comfortable and good for narrow feet, like mine. The Rubber is really nice and sticky and the shoe really edges quite well. If you're going to be only bouldering, I wouldn't go for these. I would suggest these to someone getting into top roping and/or lead climbing. Don't buy an expensive pair to start, because you will need a more forgiving shoe (such as these) to learn how to place your feet without slipping, etc. These are great for anyone looking to see if they are interested in climbing.

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