Free 2-Day Shipping on Orders Over $50
Scott A.

Scott A.

Scott A.

Scott A.wrote a review of on July 14, 2018

5 5

Just finished three days hiking over the Tetons. Fully loaded my pack weighted 40 pounds this is about the limit of what I would carry in this pack. That being said if you are carrying less than that this pack is very comfortable and adjustable. It has a great set of features it would be nice to have an integrated raincover but that's not a deal breaker. I highly recommend this pack.

(1)

 

Scott A.

Scott A.wrote a review of on June 14, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I do a fair a amount of hiking just with my Children and wanted to start doing more ambitious objectives with them or by myself. This device helped alleviate some of the concerns of my wife.
One of the great features of this device is the ability to share a real time map of where you are with people who are concerned about you. Another great feature is that if I run into some unforeseen circumstances I can send a message to my wife letting her know that I will be later than planned. Whether that's only an hour or two or if I end up being benighted in the backcountry. This device also has the advantage over some other tracking/satellite messaging devices that it's also an excellent GPS removing the need to bring along a separate device.
The SOS feature on this device is so easy to use that I've shown my children how to use it in case I am injured and unable to activate it myself. I take this device on all my adventures beyond cell range.

(1)

 

0 Comments

Scott A.

Scott A.wrote a review of on June 14, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great rope for gym use. The rope only comes in 30m so you should check the length of the routes at your local gym but if it's long enough for you I recommend it. The rope handles well and although it's as large as I would want to go when using a GriGri it does work in a GriGri as well as a BD ATC Guide and a Petzl Reverso. I have only used it a few times but it seems to be wearing well and I expect it will hold up to plenty of gym use in the future.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Scott A.

Scott A.wrote a review of on June 14, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a great watch for outdoor use or as a daily driver. I've used it as my primary daily watch for the last 4 months and It works well. I upgraded from a Suunto Traverse mostly for the wrist heart rate monitor. The wrist heart rate sometimes spikes unexpectedly usually during the beginning of an activity but usually only for a few seconds. I have also found that the wrist hr doesn't work very accurately when doing activities that heavily involve your arms (rock climbing, or weight lifting). However you can still use the chest strap heart rate if you need to for those types of situations. The other slight downside vs the Traverse is battery life whereas I could get over a week of usage with my Traverse I find that I have to charge this watch every 4-5 days. That said in every other way this is a huge improvement over the Traverse. The sync with my phone is more reliable, It keeps track of my training load and allows me to view that information on my watch. I can adjust most of the watching settings on the watch. I find the GPS to be much quicker and more accurate. The user interface is reasonably quick and readable. Aside from a few excusable quirks (which Suunto seems dedicated to improving with every update) the user interface works really well. In addition to functioning well the watch looks great. I got the Amber version and have gotten numerous compliments on how it looks. It also seems to be holding up against scratches better than the Traverse although I did get a screen protector which I'm sure helps. I recommend this watch to anyone that wants a top of the line sports watch.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Scott A.

Scott A.wrote a review of on June 14, 2018

4 5

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

This bag definitely doesn't pack down as small and isn't as light as a quality down bag. But if your looking to save some money or want a bag that performs well when wet It this this is probably the best synthetic bag you can get. Its quite comfortable and seems quite well made. I found it to be plenty warm down to freezing. The material is quite thin and I did notice I had to be careful while zipping it to prevent snags. But it seems to have the fabric reinforced in reasonable locations. I look forward to giving it a further shake down later this summer.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Scott A.

Scott A.wrote a review of on June 14, 2018

5 5

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

This is the first canister stove I have used in over a decade. I got tired of messing with half full canisters, trying to weigh them and, disposing of empty ones. I frequently found myself either buying a new canister each time I went hiking or packing two. I also didn't like the hassle of disposing of the empty canisters. So I switched to alcohol, solid fuel, and white gas stoves.
Jetboil has made this easier. With smaller canisters (that fit inside the cook kit), a jet guage, and a crunch-it It feels like they have taken some of the hassle out of dealing with canisters.

I definitely recommend this stove. I've used it for groups up to three which is about as large a group as I can recommend. For for groups of 1-3 It is sufficient in size and super easy to use.

(0)

 

0 Comments