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Robert Lindsen

Robert Lindsen

, Gearhead

Salt Lake City

Robert Lindsen's Passions

Climbing
Hiking & Camping
Skiing
Snowshoeing
Running
Snowboarding
Biking

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Robert Lindsen

Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on January 2, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These screws are absolutely fine; they work well and the teeth bite and set into ice very easily. However, if you're planning to use these for technical ice climbing, definitely spend the extra money a screw with a proper crank like the Laser Speed screws. It's absolute worth the extra cost. As mentioned below, if you just need something for a glacial rescue kit they're fine, but otherwise you're much better off spending a little more on better screws.

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on January 2, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used these, BD Turbo's, and BD Turbo Express screws, and so far these are my favorite. They rack really nicely, and the handle is very ergonomic and easy to use. Compared to brand new Turbo screws, I find that the teeth on these bite into ice more easily, and I'm able to get the screw set into the ice very quickly. The hanger is spacious, and easily has room for 2-3 carabiners. I would choose these over the Laser Speed Lights as they're more durable, with the exception of maybe the 21 cm length, which has the most significant weight savings. If you're building a rack of ice screws, just get these and you'll be a happy climber!

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on December 9, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

his thing is great! It's super easy to use and can be very versatile. I use this with a Petzl Grigri and a foot loop to quickly and easy ascend a rope for taking pictures. Works well as a progress capture device in a hauling system as well. Best ascender on the market; if you need one, get this one!

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on December 9, 2018

4 5

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

Very comfortable and easy to inflate / deflate. The wide/regular size was too wide to fit into the pad "slot" on my Mystic UL sleeping bag, but my arms weren't falling off the side and I slept very well no matter what side of my body I slept on. Well insulated too, I was warm in 20 degree temperatures.

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on December 4, 2018

Marmot wins again!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Marmot makes the very best tents around for car-camping, and this one is no exception. The vertical walls near the bottom are game-changers, and really expand the liveable space of this tent. As many have already said, it works as a 3 person tent, but it's better as a comfortable and spacious 2-person. Plenty of room for two people's pads and sleeping bags, plus a backpack or duffel bag full of gear/clothes. Holds up well in the rain too, I stayed in this guy in a desert monsoon storm overnight, dumping rain, and not a drop of water got through!

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on December 4, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought these to replace the crappy aluminum stakes that came with my Marmot Limelight 2p tent. These things are GREAT. They hammer into hard, rocky surfaces really well, and are easy to remove. They do really well in soft, sandy dirt as well if you turn them around so that the angle is opening towards the tent, catching more dirt. Can't beat these for the price!

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on December 4, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love the looks of this beanie; a bit of a slumpy look, without looking too dumpy. The quality seems to leave a bit to be desired though; the stitching at the peak is already falling apart on me, and it's actually not super warm. The knitting seems to allow a lot of air to come through, and in a bit of wind I can feel the cold air reaching my skin.

Looks good, but there are better options out there.

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on December 4, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Another good flannel from Stoic. The quality isn't going to blow your mind, but its comfortable and looks good, and doesn't break the bank. This one runs small though; I'm typically a medium or large in most shirts, and the Medium for this is very tight in the shoulders for me. If you're on the fence, size up.

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on December 4, 2018

5 5

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

I've been in the market for some inexpensive boxer briefs that are still good quality and comfortable, and I've finally found them! After being disappointed in some offerings from Stoic and other brands, these things are great. Breathable, comfortable, with a decent inseam length, I love wearing these every day! I've got four pairs now, and I intent to get more!

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on December 4, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Having a insulated water bottle is essential to me, and Hydroflask makes the best ones. The 32 oz is a great size for me, plenty of water to bring along skiing or ice-climbing, or just cold weather hiking. Great for warm weather too! I got the Desert colorway, and I get compliments on it all the time!

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on December 4, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've been on the hunt for a good pair of Bluetooth headphones to replace my old Skullcandy Method's for a while, but didn't want to spend as much as I did on those. After trying out a few different options that I really didn't like, I finally stumbled on these, and I love them! The neck band is comfortable and doesn't bounce around too much, even when running. And best of all the earbuds actually stay in my ears! Running, skiing, climbing, and weight lifting can't seem to shake these things out, so I'm stoked. And they sound great too! Battery life seems to be decent, I get about 5-6 hours out of a full charge.

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on October 30, 2018

5 5

I brought this pad out for a long weekend of camping with a partner in the San Rafael Swell, and then again for a weeklong climbing/camping trip in Indian Creek, Utah. The pad is really easy to inflate using the included stuff sack, and held air like a champ for the entire week. It's very comfortable for two people, and I loved having a big pad I could toss and turn on while I was by myself. The insulation/R-value on the pad is fairly low at only 1.6, so I wouldn't recommend this for colder weather camping, but for summer camping trips you can't beat it!

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on October 30, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I brought this out with me for a weeklong trip to Indian Creek, Utah, a place where it's hard enough to find water, let alone electricity. I used to constantly recharge my headlamp, camp light, bluetooth speaker and my phone. After a week of recharging all those devices multiple times, it still had some juice left in it! If you find yourself out in the field for long periods of time without access to electricity and you need to keep your devices charged up, this thing is a godsend. Even better when paired with one of Goal Zero's portable solar panels too!

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on October 30, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I didn't want to like the TC Pro's, as it seems like everybody and their mother has a pair; but it turns out that's for a pretty good reason. These shoes really excel at pretty much everything to do with trad climbing. They edge really well, and crush cracks down to about a .75 Camalot; anything thinner than that and the toebox is a little too tall to feel secure in there. For pure crack climbing on sandstone splitters of Indian Creek, the extra padding this shoe is an absolute life saver.
My street shoe is a size 9 US, and I wear these in a size 41.5 for a comfortable fit that allows my toes to sit flat, but still gives me decent edging performance.

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Robert Lindsenwrote a review of on October 2, 2018

4 5

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

These are great water shorts; I recently went on a family camping trip on a lake, and wore these every day for 3 days straight. They handled everything from flipping jet skis, diving off rocks, and making s'mores around the campfire, and they looked good doing it. Not a fan of the mesh liner, but that can easy be cut out if you want. I really appreciated the zippered back pocket, kept me from losing anything in the water. I still think Baggies are better, but I really loved the pattern on these.

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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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