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Robert Lindsen

Robert Lindsen

, Gearhead

Salt Lake City

Robert Lindsen's Passions

Climbing
Hiking & Camping
Skiing
Snowshoeing
Running
Snowboarding
Biking

Robert Lindsen

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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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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