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liam mcnallywrote a review of on July 10, 2016

great for short, moderate approach
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: 10.5

I wear a 10.5 in most brands and ordered the same for the TX2s and they were more-or-less true to size, slightly on the snug side. I have average width feet and they did feel a bit tight at the outer bulge near my little toe. It doesn't help that I typically wear thicker socks (standard cotton athletic socks) but I don't always have that problem in other shoes. The second time I wore them with no socks and they felt better. I was impressed with how good they felt barefoot and will likely wear them without socks going forward.

That said, I've only worn these a few times for short approaches of .5 miles or less and that is typically the distance I hike into the crag. If I were to make a longer approach in these shoes, I can't say how they'd hold up without socks or if the mild pain on my outer foot would increase. I'll have to update this when I do.

They're definitely great for wearing while belaying and hanging at the crag. The laces are great (both on the tongue and on the heel); easily switch from tight enough for the hike to loose enough to very comfortably slip on and off.

I haven't really put the toe to the test yet, but the vibram sole grips great. I had no problems hiking around on slick granite.

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liam mcnallywrote a review of on July 1, 2016

Great everyday trail-to-town wind breake
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I wear this around San Francisco, especially to the beach, all the time (and get compliments on it all the time...like Dan A. said, it looks super cool). It's perfect for those warmer days with a cool breeze (lots of those in SF). I've also stuffed it into my small daypack for hikes. It folds/compresses down to a very small size. Perfect for the "just-in-case" jacket on those summer hikes.

The material is super light, but as far as I've used it, seems very durable. Although I can't imagine it keeping me dry at all if it were to rain. When I bike home from the climbing gym in this my sweat will soak it through. Not really a big deal as I don't think this jacket is meant as a rain coat, but a windbreaker.

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liam mcnallywrote a review of on June 13, 2016

Super cozy with great features
5 5

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

I bought this as my go-to, 3 seasons sleeping bag for car camping and backpacking. I took it to Yosemite a couple weeks ago (early June) and it was more than toasty enough. I believe temperatures only got down to the 50s, so with the 30 degree rating, obviously it held up great. I actually kept it unzipped most of the night to stay cool.

This is a great first sleeping bag for anyone looking to make their first purchase.

I especially like some of the features. Nice mummy style hood with draw strings to tighten if you want to get real snug. Full zip on one side, partial on the other. And the

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liam mcnallywrote a review of on June 13, 2016

Lives up to its name.
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This shirt really does strike a nice balance between performance, comfort, and being passable as street clothing for your post-adventure beer in town. Like I said, it lives up to the "All Day T" name.

Sizing: I ordered a large. I found it slightly bigger than I wanted it to fit and in hindsight, probably would order a medium. Sleeves were a little longer than I’d like and it hung below my belt line. To be fair, I like athletic clothing to fit tighter than looser if I have to choose one end of the spectrum. Especially because this fabric is so light and stretches a decent amount, I wouldn't mind a tighter fit. All that said, the size definitely hasn't made me like the shirt any less.

Color: I ordered the "blueprint" and definitely is true to the image above.

Performance: I've worn it to the climbing gym and on runs and most recently on a sunrise hike to Half Dome. Great for climbing gym, not awesome for running (that is 100% due to the sizing though, like I mentioned above. If I had it in a medium, I imagine it would be my favorite running shirt), and mostly ideal for a long hike like Half Dome. Unfortunately, for this particular sunrise hike it wasn't ideal because on the Mist Trail...well it got pretty damn misty and since there was no sun to dry the shirt on the rest of the hike, I stayed pretty damp and cool until the sun came up. I wasn't wearing a waterproof layer, so I'd say that's more on me than the shirt. But good to know that it doesn't dry super well without some sun/heat. When the sun did come out though, it dried up nicely and I wore it the rest of the day chillin in the Valley and on the ride home and was very comfortable. Like I said, lives up to the "All Day" name.

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liam mcnallywrote a review of on June 13, 2016

Lives up to it's name.
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This shirt really does strike a nice balance between performance, comfort, and being passable as street clothing for your post-adventure beer in town. Like I said, it lives up to the "All Day T" name.

Sizing: I ordered a large and found it slightly bigger than I wanted it to fit. In hindsight, probably would order a medium. To be fair, I like active wear to fit tighter than looser if I have to choose one end of the spectrum. Especially because this fabric is so light and stretches a decent amount, I wouldn't mind a tighter fit. All that said, the size definitely hasn't made me like the shirt any less.

Color: I ordered the "blueprint" and definitely is true to the image above.

Performance: I've worn it to the climbing gym and on runs and most recently on a sunrise hike to Half Dome. Great for climbing gym, not awesome for running (that is 100% due to the sizing though, like I mentioned above. If I had it in a medium, I imagine it would be my favorite running shirt), and mostly ideal for a long hike like Half Dome. Unfortunately, for this particular sunrise hike it wasn't ideal because on the Mist Trail...well it got pretty damn misty and since there was no sun to dry the shirt on the rest of the hike, I stayed pretty damp and cool until the sun came up. I wasn't wearing a water proof layer, so I'd say that's more on me than the shirt. But good to know that it doesn't dry super well without some sun/heat. To that end...it dried nicely on the way down and I didn't mind wearing it the rest of the day chillin in the Valley and on the ride home to San Francisco. Again, lives up to the "All Day" name.

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