Robert Lindsen

Robert Lindsen

, Employee

Salt Lake City

Robert Lindsen's Passions

Climbing
Hiking & Camping
Skiing
Snowshoeing
Running
Snowboarding
Biking

Robert Lindsen

Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on August 28, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The chalk bag is great! I recently broke my phone in a fall when it was in my thigh pocket, and what something that would allow me to bring my phone up on multipitch routes while still keeping it safe. So far, this chalk bag fits the bill perfectly! It fits my Galaxy S9 with room to spare, I could easily still fit some small snack, or keys and a wallet in there. The elastic cord on the bottom seems like it would be great for a light jacket or a soft water bottle, and the other side pockets seem really useful as well. And yes, the main pocket does fit a 12oz can of beer!
If you're complaining that your iPhone Plus, or iPad, or laptop, or desktop computer doesn't fit it this thing.... just don't. If your phone doesn't fit in this thing, you need a smaller phone or a backpack, not a bigger chalk bag...

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on August 28, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are pretty good, but definitely not great. The sound is great, and they're very comfortable in my ears. Battery life is okay, probably about 4-6 hours per charge. They're great for biking or light exercise, but when I'm running, working out, or climbing, they just don't want to stay in my ears! The battery/control pack hangs from your ear and bounces around a lot, pulling the earbud out of your ear constantly. These will do for now, but I much prefer something that puts the controls on a semi-rigid neckband, like the Skullcandy Method's.

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on July 31, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

When I'm climbing/hiking in the backcountry I always bring an MSR Trailshot filter, and these. The filter is great for getting water while on the move, a liter or two at a time; but these are perfect for once you've made camp, and want to have a few liters ready to go in the morning. Just fill up your bottles/bladders, and drop one of these in for every .75 liters, and in 30-60 minutes you've got safe drinking water ready to go. They're cheap and indispensable, and there's no reason not to have them in your kit.

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on July 31, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: 9

I've been looking for an ultra-comfortable, yet stylish, yet still functional summer shoe, the Forsake Lewis has checked all of those boxes perfectly. I wear these for everything from barbecues to easy summer hikes to outdoor concerts, and I get compliments on them wherever I go. The footbeds are soft and comfortable, and the canvas upper is surprisingly breathable. The outsole does well on both pavement and the trail, making this a great 'quiver-of-one' shoe. They fit true to size, don't size up or down.

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on July 31, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I'm a big fan of sun-shirts for climbing and hiking during the summer; I hate being all lathered up with greasy sunscreen. While this shirt doesn't have an actual UPF rating or true UV protection, it's still great and does it's job well. The new Polartec Delta fabric is awesome; it wicks the moisture away from your skin like a lot of other fabrics do, but it doesn't stick to your skin and is still incredibly breathable when wet. It manages to hold on to just the right amount of moisture, keeping your skin feeling cool but not clammy.

I really like the chest pocket and the thumb holes on the sleeves, but I don't love the hood. It fits very close to the head, and I'd prefer a looser fit that would better accommodate a climbing helmet. The fit is perfect though! I bought a Medium and its just right; athletic, not too tight and not too loose. Durability is questionable, but it's held up well so far.

If you like to play outside in the sun during summer, but don't like your sweaty clothes sticking to your skin, give this shirt a shot!

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on July 31, 2018

4 5

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

I tried all three flavors on a recent backcountry climbing trip, and I was impressed! Oatmeal is far from my favorite breakfast meal, but it's simple and provides everything I need to get through the first half of a long day. I love that these have so much more to offer than your standard instant oat packages as well; nuts, seeds, fruit, spices, and a little more protein as well. I didn't love the Matcha flavor, but that's because I don't like matcha.

These will definitely be my go-to for backcountry breakfasts, and are worth giving a try!

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on June 7, 2018

3 5

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

This brush definitely does the job, and is great for cleaning off those greasy sloping crimps that keep punting you off your project; but the handle is the same diameter throughout the entire thing, and too think to fit into most chalk bags or buckets. Fine for bouldering, but not ideal for sport.

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on June 7, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Tri-Cams are an awesome addition to any trad climbers rack. They're great in horizontal cracks, pockets, pin scars, and they're really useful for building anchors as well. Just google "Ode to Pink Tricam" and you'll see what I mean!

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on June 6, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I picked this up to replace another one that I had been using for about 3 years; this thing is perfect for weekend trips, or longer trips when you have the opportunity to refill. The spigot works perfectly, and is great for washing dishing as well!

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on June 6, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I've been in the market for an ultra-comfortable yet good looking hoodie for a while now, and I've finally found one! This thing is super soft, and it looks great; I really like the extra stitching on the elbows. It's significantly thinner than your average hoodie, so it doesn't offer a ton of warmth, but it's perfect for keeping a little chill at bay. Great for lounging around at camp or on the beach!

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on June 6, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

These shirts are amazing! Lightweight, super breathable, and they fit great. Great for long trips, the merino keeps them from stinking up after several days of wear. A little scratchy at first, but after a couple washes they're as soft as can be!

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on April 28, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: 41.5

I am loving this shoe. It’s lightweight, comfortable, and breathable, and it sticks to everything (in a good way). The lacing system really allows me to dial in the fit with my wide feet, and lets me adjust for a more comfortable fit for hiking or tighten up the toe box once things get technical. I wear a size 9 Street shoe, and I got these in a 41.5, same as the rest of Scarpa’s approach shoes.

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on April 28, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Metolius Ropemaster is the best rope bag on the market; no contest. There’s a reason 90% of climbers have at least one of these. Perfect size tarp, great tie-in points, easy to stow and carry, and it even has a handy little window so you can see which rope you have in there without opening it up. Using a rope bag will extend the life of your ropes, and this one is perfect.

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on April 28, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This thing is massive, and I love it! I love being able to carry more than a liter of water around with me, and it’s great for hauling liquids to the crag. The cap is easy to use and stows perfectly out of the way on the lid. It’s definitely bulky though, so if you’re looking for a slim water bottle to carry around with you for every day use, look elsewhere. But if you’re trying to keep your hydration game strong, get this behemoth!

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on April 28, 2018

5 5

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

I’m using this as I type this review, for a day of flying across the country with a couple layovers. This thing is super comfortable, and really easy to inflate/deflate. I’m really liking the clasp in the middle to keep the pillow right where I want it! If you do a lot of traveling, don’t hesitate to snag of these up; it’ll make flying a dream come true!

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