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Tim.Wallace

Grand Forks, ND

Tim.Wallace's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running

Tim.Wallace's Bio

I grew up hiking and messing around in the outdoors in western Wyoming. I learned the value of good equipment and how to use it. Most of the activities I enjoy are archery, hiking, offroad driving in the Jeep, running, and fitness. Rock climbing has become revisited hobby from my teen years, and I'm quickly getting rooted back into it. I'm always looking for the next hill and what might be beyond it.

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Tim.Wallacewrote a review of on June 9, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought my Cadet from a different store, but thought I'd leave a short write up on it. The Cadet works great for every day use. It has just enough tools to accomplish most jobs. As usual, Victorinox steel holds its edge well and sharpens to a razor blade quickly. Some would prefer the Philips or corkscrew that the Spartan and Tinker models have, but I prefer the slimmer feel of the Cadet. Try one out. The price is hard to beat.

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Tim.Wallacewrote a review of on September 30, 2017

5 5

Just got these in the mail. Wanted to try them before deciding if I would take advantage of the amazing sale price going on. They fit so well and the finish and quality is so good, I ordered a second pair immediately after trying these on. Definitely give Kuhl a run for their money on the competition. Time will speak for the durability, but inspecting the garment, I have no doubts they will hold up for a long time.

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Tim.Wallacewrote a review of on September 20, 2017

2 5

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

Tried this pillow because it was on super good price. But, I don't even come close to digging it. I think the filling is lumpy and the pillow won't offer good support (even though back country hiking pillows aren't great in the first place). Even packed, this pillow takes up a lot of volume. Doesn't compress well. Might work well enough on an airplane trip or car trip. Not for backpacking.

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Tim.Wallacewrote a review of on September 20, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 183 lbs
Size Purchased: 43.0

I ordered my boots a half size larger than my normal shoe. Several reviews have mentioned that the boot runs slightly smaller than normal street shoes, and with wearing a liner sock and a wool sock, I thought it'd be a good idea to have a little more room. That was the right choice. Just enough room to run double layers without too much difficulty.
Finish of the boots is great. I found no hardware that was sub par in finish or quality. Laces are satisfactory, though some may criticize them as weak. I find that the laces do a great job of biting tightly into themselves when tied and don't untie easily. The same lace material is used on my Scarpa approach shoes. Never have had a problem with the laces to date.
These boots are very stable. Purposefully trying to roll your ankle left or right is a difficult task. The boots are very supportive and yet are relatively light for the type of boot. Traction is great, even on wet slick linolium/tile floor. Tread on the boot would seem aggressive enough for the intended purpose without appearing overly luggy. The tongue of the boot is super comfortable. Scarpa's 'comfort fit' technology is definitely apparent in the design. So far, even with light athletic socks and the arizona heat, i haven't had any issues with my feet getting sweaty.

Hopefully I will soon get to use the boot hard on a backpacking trip. Will update with information after the trip.

UPDATE 15 MAY 19
So my initial impressions were good, but after wearing these boots for a while, I was not impressed. I found the sole of the boot too firm for my comfort over long mileage. Also found the toe box of the boot to be narrow enough to make long days uncomfortable. I noticed the narrowness and sole discomfort at the end of long days on my feet. I should note however, my research on Scarpa boots indicated they tend to run on the narrow side. The initial narrowness was not noticeable until my feet had swollen from hiking. The boots are good in regard to general construction and material durability; just not a good fit for my feet.

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Tim.Wallacewrote a review of on August 21, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 183 lbs
Size Purchased: 10 1/2

My Lone Peaks are my go to shoes for trail runs. I love the Zero Drop heel. The traction on these is pretty rediciulous. Just walking on concrete you can feel the rubber grabbing the sidewalk. Getting on the dirt trail, you don't have to worry about a slip off a rock. The rock plate in the sole effectively disipates any issues you'd have if you land mid-foot on a rock. The shoe is breathable, not waterproofed at all; not sure i'd want them to be gore-tex anyway. Only fault i have with them is the last they are made on is slightly different from my Instinct 4 shoes. the arch is slightly different which is causing some callus to build up in places it wasn't previously. No biggie.
Quick note on the sizing, I have had to go up a full size from my normal every day and hiking shoe size. Due to the FootShape toe box, more toe room is necessary for proper foot splay.

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Tim.Wallacewrote a review of on August 21, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 183 lbs
Size Purchased: 42

I have been using my Vapor V shoes for about 2-3 weeks. I found them to be functional in the climbing gym, but perhaps they are better suited to sport climbing. These are partial leather. That being said, there is enough rubber on the exterior of the shoe to limit shoe stretching. I only had to go down a 1/2 size from my normal street shoe (9 1/2 normally to a 9). I did a little research on breaking in climbing shoes, and found a recommendation to dampen (not soak) the leather before climbing. After doing this, I found the break in process was sped up significantly. I love wearing them!

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Tim.Wallacewrote a review of on August 21, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 183 lbs
Size Purchased: N/A

I've had my Charge HR for the past year. I found it to be more of a fun gadget for checking how much energy I'm expending during the day. I have a job where I'm physically active most of the day with daily trips to the gym and/or rock climbing gym for workouts. I don't use it to track weight loss/management, etc.... While it is fun to use for the counter, I find the battery life to be lacking somewhat. I can go for maybe 2-3 days on one charge. Perhaps it is just me, but I'd like to get at least 5 days before charging. I also find that the heavier drain on my iPhone 6s is annoying when adding that bluetooth on all the time. At that point, it's more convenient to strap on my old Bertucci field watch. I'll run the FitBit occassionally, more when it suits my fancy.

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Tim.Wallacewrote a review of on August 21, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 183 lbs
Size Purchased: N/A

Been using this wallet for the past three weeks since I got it. I like the RFID security, which was one reason I wanted one. With the way technology is going these days, security is important. I found it to be a bit bulky at first, but as I've carried it, it has broken in a little and softened. It comfortably carries multiple cards. My recommendation is that it is worth the purchase. I recommend not carrying every credit card you own though... :D

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Tim.Wallacewrote a review of on August 21, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 183 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I've worn this shirt on a couples of outings. I love the style of this shirt. The design looks great untucked (Which i normally don't like because of shirt cuts). I got the Cote du Rhone which I was initially a little hesitant to get, but found I really like the colors and the colors aren't too loud. A great casual shirt I will be wearing a lot more frequently!

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Tim.Wallacewrote a review of on August 21, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 183 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I have used this a couple times during long drizzle rains while up on top the Mogollon Rim. No issues with the jacket letting water in. I have not had the opportunity to try it in a downpour; but if it's raining that hard, i'd recommend finding shelter somewhere :D. I found the jacket to be a tad snug, not that it reduces the capability or use of the jacket. Just not a lot of room for me to add a bunch of layers. Lightweight, compact/packable, and a great deal!

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Tim.Wallacewrote a review of on August 21, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 183 lbs
Size Purchased: 32x32

Been wearing the Revolvr pants over the past couple of weeks. So comfortable I've stopped wearing jeans. Also great for being in Arizona. These have a better feel than denim and breathe easier too. So light! Used to hate wearing pants in 100+ degree weather, now I can say I really don't mind. Some folks have mentioned sizing issues. I'm an average/athletic build and I found them to be true to size (helps if you can find them at a local store to try on first. Backcountry will price match if they're cheaper locally.)

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Tim.Wallacewrote a review of on August 21, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Been using this chalk for the last couple of weeks. I have found it to be excellent for climbing in my local rock gym. I do recommend taking care of your hands with moisturizers as this product will dry your hands out pretty well. No issues with lost grip due to sweat. Definitely worth the purchase!

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Tim.Wallacewrote a review of on July 20, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been using my Trigger Point ball for well over a month. I have found it to be an exceptionally good tool for getting to the smaller areas of tension in my back. Foam rolling can only get to so many spots, this can get virtually all of them.
It's an uneven ball. it has areas of its surface that are more sharply raised. This helps you to get a very specific focal point of pressure on the tightness in the muscle. And it's a bit easier to use than a foam roller, though some muscle groups will require some creativity.
Fantastic product!

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Tim.Wallacewrote a review of on June 26, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 183 lbs
Size Purchased: 32

I've worn these a couple of times since getting them. Definitely a comfortable pair of shorts. However, as a few other reviewers pointed out, they do run a tad bit on the snug side. I'm a fairly solid build, so a slighter built person would probably wear them better. Not to say they aren't comfortable or functional, I just feel they show my backside a bit more than other shorts and pants do (could be a benefit, lol).
As always, Kuhl makes a fantastic product with good materials and excellent stitching. I most definitely recommend them.

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Tim.Wallacewrote a review of on June 26, 2017

4 5

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

I put these through a 9 mile day hike right off the bat. They made a huge difference when carrying even lighter loads in my Kestrel 32. I found them to be comfortable and easy to work with. I have no complaints about them. They just work, and work well. I went a little further and got the rubber tip caps that are available separately. I would recommend using some kind of light glue to help them hold to the pole end. I lost a brand new cap in a snow bank in Colorado. Kinda wanted that cap for the dirt and hard surface portions of trail. Despite the loss of the cap, the poles worked quite well.

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Tim.Wallacewrote a review of on June 26, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Having used this pack on several long dayhikes, I found it to be quite comfortable. Hiking in Arizona, ventilation is a big concern. I found the pack breathes well across your back. However, in 90 degree weather sweating is inevitable. The pack does a great job of molding to your back and moving with you. The pack won't feel like it is trying to pull away. It has plenty of storage and space and the panel loading design is pretty easy to get stuff in and out of. I found the stuff pocket on the panel to especially useful. and the top mesh pocket is awesome for snacks and immediate need items. Hip belt pockets are great, but when the lower comrpession straps are tightened they can be hard to fully open and closed. I found I used the hip belt pockets for carrying my phone and a Clif bar. The material feels substantial the pack screams with durability and toughness. No doubt I will be using it for many years to come.

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Tim.Wallacewrote a review of on June 25, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 183 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I bought this shirt a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, it somehow disappeared a donation sack a while back. Need to pick up another one soon. It was comfortable, fit well, and looked great tucked in or untucked. I found it to be very comfortable in the Arizona heat.

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Tim.Wallacewrote a review of on June 25, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 183 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I've been using these socks for runs. They've become my go to socks for runs. They are not abrasive nor do they cause sore spots or blisters, like some other socks I've used do. I like the firmness of the sock. It seems to support and provide compression to your foot. My feet feel great after my runs.

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