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Nick Schlegel

Nick Schlegel

Nick Schlegel's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Paddling
Climbing
Surfing
Fly Fishing

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Nick Schlegel

Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on July 18, 2017

4 5

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

This was way bigger than expected, even though I had looked at the pictures others had submitted. This definitely takes 2 people to set up. It does what is advertised, and seems durable, I just think it is better suited to camping or beach days, when I had hoped to use it for summer concerts. It's just too large to bring to a crowded lawn.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on July 18, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm a Redington fanboy, I have 7 Redington rods and 5 reels. They perform, are durable, and are great value. Do you really want to spend double on a fly rod for a 5% improvement in performance?

I have the 7wt and have used it for stripers and stillwater trout. It casts heavy streamers and sinking lines just fine.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on July 18, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I originally bought these for striped bass and other saltwater species, but as normal overestimated how often I would get to the salt. I've been using these for smallmouth and largemouth bass, and they are great at turning over larger, wind-resistant flies.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on July 18, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 165 lbs

This is a very versatile shoe. I wear it around the office when new, then I hike, camp, and run in them as they break in and get too dirty for office life. I don't buy any other running/hiking shoe. The drawcord is great for changing shoes, such as switching between climbing and belaying, or slipping off these to get into ski/snowboarding boots.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on July 18, 2017

5 5

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

This is a great cup, and the goat logo is solid. One note- for some reason I had expecting the mouthpiece to be a soft plastic like a baby bottle nipple, while this is a hard plastic. I should've realized the product title was "toddler" not "baby" so this is going on my pile of stuff I bought before my 8 month old was ready to use it, along with a fly rod, powsurf, and swiss army knife.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on July 18, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 165 lbs

I've been struggling to find pants that have a modern fit, but aren't restricting. These fell on the baggy side for me, and even got the dreaded "dad jeans" comment from my wife. I thought the fit was good through the waist and thigh, but then was too baggy down in the calves and ankles. I bought the Prana Bridger pant and am much happier. Prana pants are great, this just wasn't the fit I was looking for.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on July 18, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 165 lbs

This shirt will work well for spring or fall in cooler weather. For some reason I expected this to be a light, cool summer shirt but it is definitely heavier and stiffer. Great for fall camping or evening drinks on the patio. Not recommended for dead of summer.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on July 18, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 165 lbs

I find a lot of hiking socks overheat my feet, and are basically ski socks with different branding. These are the right cut, thickness and material. I've used these on hikes in hot weather, while using my waders, and around the house and they've worked well in all scenarios.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on July 18, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

If you travel a bunch with your child this is great to have. We throw this in the car and use it at restaurants while on the road. It's much better than a lap child while going out to eat, and not all restaurants have high chairs available, or the ones they do have don't fit, are dirty or falling apart.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on July 18, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is way cheaper than replacing a reel that you dented, or didn't allow to dry properly after a day in the salt. I got these in a few sizes, and use them to protect my reels in my fishing box. I'm curious to see how they would do in the salt, or having them on the reel while running out to fishing grounds in a boat, as I've primarily used them for car transport so far.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on May 2, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use this line for small stream fishing with a fiberglass fly rods like the Redington Butterstick or Echo Glass. It is great for those tight streams where you expect to fish in the 10-30 ft range. If you are going to bomb out 50 ft casts at a lake or wide open river I might pick something else.

#glassisnotdead

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on May 2, 2017

4 5

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

I'm not convinced this shape is the best, and it doesn't seem nearly as durable as the traditional 5 gallon water carriers everyone uses camping, but I do like how small it packs down. It might be good for a river trip where space is at a premium and you need to filter river water for drinking.

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