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Todd A.

Todd A.

Highlands Ranch, CO

Todd A.'s Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing
Biking

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Todd A.wrote a review of on December 4, 2018

4 5

I used this jacket today. I’m impressed. It was mid 30s and windy. The wind chill was probably quite low. I wore an Odlo warm baselayer with the jacket, but that’s it. The material wicked moisture so quickly that my phone in the back exterior pocket was covered in condensation where the moist came out of the jacket and contacted the cold air. Never once did I feel sweaty. One downside to the wicking is that my back felt very cool, but not cold, as the moisture evaporated. It’s a convertible jacket so it can be used as a vest, with really interesting “short sleeves”. Not waterproof but very water resistant. It was a little unexpected how really warm it is for the weight. It’s a light jacket or a heavy jersey, depending on your outlook. Essentially, it’s three versatile top layers in one garment.

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Todd A.wrote a review of on November 29, 2017

3 5

The pump is built solid, steel construction, sexy wood handle (if you appreciate such a thing). Overall size is great for traveling. My only compliant is the valve chuck screws onto the outer stem of Presta valves and while detaching the chuck it’s very possible to unscrew and remove the valve core. It’s deflating when that occurs. If there’s a “secret” technique to using the chuck consistently my “man-mind” has yet to find it.

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Todd A.wrote a review of on December 13, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large

I've owned a bunch of rock shoes, and I always fully deploy my OCD when trying on a new pair - which is to say I spend a couple hours switching between sizes. When I left the store, and during the first couple days climbing, they fit beautifully and I loved them. After a half dozen days they fit like fuzzy bedroom slippers, all warm and comfy but to stretched-out to translate a solid feel and stance on challenging rock. They are perfect for the gym and I can easily leave them on for the whole session and for every lap. They also look stunning with my silk PJs.

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Todd A.wrote a review of on December 13, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Ok, let's be straight - I knew when I hung this off my harness it would scream "newb". I dropped an ATC while doing a re-direct at a set of anchors this past summer. Admittedly, it was the only one I've EVER pitched. Most days at the crag I only use my ATC to rap with and so the idea of binding the biner to the device seemed reasonable, and it has been. I fully realize that good gear management reduces the drop potential and in combination with this Unireverso it brings the likelihood even lower. Setting up for a rap is cake, even with a double. In all belay modes the device functions well.

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Todd A.wrote a review of on November 5, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is one of those items that is worth every penny of it's steep cost. The wife and I each have one, they seldom stay home. We've put them through numerous adventures and they have held up - both functionally and aesthetically. A reoccurring theme is that while we're rock climbing they habitually get left out in the direct sun and when we finally get back to them they are literally so hot on the outside that we can't hold them, but inside the ice is still clanging around!! The only way to improve these would be to produce a Backcountry blue one with a goat on it. Hint, hint :)

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