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Tim Cheneval

Tim Cheneval

I play in the mountains, cliffs, and boulder fields of the world.

Tim Cheneval's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Climbing
Fly Fishing
Skiing
Snowshoeing
Surfing
Running

Tim Cheneval's Bio

A designer and photographer by profession, a climber, hiker, and backpacker by recreation.

Tim Cheneval

Tim Chenevalwrote a review of on May 8, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

bought this after suffering a heinous mosquito swarm in the mountains on one of my back[packing overnighters. Hated that I had to buy it, but boy was I glad I had it when the bugs started coming out on my last trip. Combine this with some long sleeve clothing and pants and youll be able to better enjoy your backpacking on the days the mosquitos are in peak.

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Tim Chenevalwrote a review of on May 8, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

this one was a no brainer for me. having a small medkit in my pack has been a must for a long time, but ive never had a medkit that was this comprehensive. This kit will keep you prepared with the essentials, but wont bog you down with the unnecessary stuff. Very well organized and labeled for quick access. Stocked to the brim for sure. I mostly use the one off pain relievers and small time bandages in these kits, but if anything goes SUPER wrong, theres items within to begin the stabilization process for sure.

Would recommend this kit for anyone doing anything in the outdoors.

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Tim Chenevalwrote a review of on May 2, 2018

4 5

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

Just bought this pack and I am hesitantly optimistic. Weighted it with all of my gear and gave it a test run, really digging the way it sits on the back, it feels so different from other packs, the springiness in the back panel and the air flow are going to be really nice on long trips. This pack also weighs next to nothing which is a huge plus of course.

The one thing I am concerned about is the way the pack moves packed weight away from your body to create the airflow system. I am worried that because of the distance from the body, the body will have to work a little harder to keep the weight supported. The best situation is to have the heaviest, most dense part of the pack closest to your body, so its not tugging on your body from the far end of the pack. so far i have been able to avoid this by packing correctly, so no big issue as of yet.

Im looking forward to giving this bag a long trek, I am a big osprey fan coming from the talon 44, hopefully this pack will work for my multi week and burlier trips to come.

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Tim Chenevalwrote a review of on April 23, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: 11

I bought these to replace the Salomon GTX trail runners I had and was using for backpacking and trail running. THOSE shoes were to narrow, left me healing blisters on days i put more than 10 miles down and had some of the worst break in periods i've ever endured.

The Brooks cascadia 12's just cured alllll of these issues for me. Wider shoe, nice comfy roomy toe box, great tread, and reasonably breathable.

My only complaint was some stiffness in the sole but for me it was such a tiny nitpick, very nuanced. Im in love with these things for trail running AND backpacking. Looking forward to those long days on the trail now.

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Tim Chenevalwrote a review of on April 18, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Just like everyone else, I use these to protect my sleeping bag in the rainy backpacking season. It does the job well. I own one in every size now, they are dependable and easy to use. My 0 degree bag fits in the medium perfectly, the small holds my summer bag, my wifes -20 fits inside the large very well. just wish they made them in different diameters across the same sizes.

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Tim Chenevalwrote a review of on April 18, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My wife and I use these when we are backpacking together, its the perfect amount of dishes to cook a meal for two int he same pot and dish it out if you need. The silicone holds up pretty well though i would try to keep it from scraping on any rock or hard rough surfaces. We love the big pot simply for how much food it holds. its truly enormous.

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Tim Chenevalwrote a review of on April 18, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Loved my experience cooking out of this pot. I used it to boil water for several out of pot meals, and then also cooked a handful of meals in it on the stove as well. The pot is much bigger than you realize, took me a few gos to get used to adding the right amount of water without overdoing it. its VERY lightweight, and its pretty damn durable as well. my only gripe isn't really that big of a deal: the lid/frying pan that comes with it really doesn't clamp down or sit very well on top of the pot, but the it stays on there well enough to keep the heat inside while you are cooking.

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Tim Chenevalwrote a review of on March 19, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was initially pretty worried about the comfort aspect of this boot, but I was so TIRED of my l;ace up only boots that I made an emotional decision and pulled the trigger.

Glad i did.

Comfort has not been an issue in these boots, and the durability and the ease of use of the tension knobs is SO nice. These boots keep a nice stiff profile through out the foot/ankle/lower shin making it easier to and less complicated to get a good lean mechanic from above the foot. Nothing weird happens all day because the boot doesn't really loosen at all. Im a big fan

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Tim Chenevalwrote a review of on March 19, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used the older version of this bag for 5 years as my go to rig, Not a single strand of this pack was worn down or showed evidence of aging. The volume is perfect for keeping your weight down and forcing yourself to packing a little lighter. The pack itself is about as light as you can go with the big name brands in backpacking. Pretty comfortable, and the latest version fixed an issue I had with thin shoulder straps digging into my shoulders when you weight the pack, so big win there. Tons of packing modularity thanks to straps on the outside and mesh stretch pockets to stuff things in. THE ONLY REASON I am upgrading to a new one is because my pack was stolen and I loved it dearly so I am sticking with the talon line... I highly recommend this pack for your overnighters or even your long thru-hikes. its bomber.

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Tim Chenevalwrote a review of on December 6, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

We recently had all of our gear stolen and the first thing my wife looked at replacing was this helmet. She likes the fit, nice and snug on her narrow and long head, and she is absolutely in love with the color (bright neon green). Luckily we haven't had to test its protective qualities just yet.

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Tim Chenevalwrote a review of on December 6, 2017

4 5

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

This is my first board that isnt a "Walmart" board and Ive got to say that im super inlove with the way it flexes and gives in the choppy snow but still holds its self in the deeper stuff. Ive only been out a couple of times on it so far but I am loving every second of it.

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Tim Chenevalwrote a review of on November 30, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Im impressed with how sturdy this bag is, So far I have had zero issues with the bag and i have given it quite the thrashing over the last couple of months. Its pretty waterproof in my experience with it as well, bike commuting in the rain really doesnt have me concerned with this sucker.its comfy and accessible, and quite sturdy. Im a fan.

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