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rolfsky

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Oregon

rolfsky's Passions

Climbing
Hiking & Camping
Paddling

rolfsky's Bio

Some day, I aspire to BRAAAAP, BRAAAAAAAP.

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rolfskywrote a review of on December 10, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: 10 Mens

I've been wearing these around the office and gettind so many compliments -- the Cumin color really stands out! Comfy without being giant marshmallows, now I just have to decide which color to get next.
I normally wear a 9.5/10 or 43 in Euro sizing; I ordered a 10 because that matches the 43 Euro size, and think that maybe a 9.5 would fit me just a bit better.

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rolfskywrote a review of on December 10, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This cot is a great option for "one more place" to sleep besides the floor. While it's certainly not lightweight -- I pity someone who'd take this backpacking -- it'd be perfect for car camping, a base camp, cub scout camp, or around the house. The weight isn't noticeable in these cases, and the build actually benefits from being able to use robust materials that should hold up in the long run.

Our 8-year old son really like lounging on it in front of the wood stove, reading books.

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rolfskywrote a review of on August 5, 2018

5 5

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

In the description above, read these words carefully: " thin, grippy, and natural rubber." That is exactly what you're buying.

This mat is thinner (and feels more dense) than other yoga mats I've worked with, providing greater portability at the trade off of cushioning.

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rolfskywrote a review of on July 23, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I really wanted to like this bag as my new go-to work bag, but a few things stood out which ultimately lead me to passing it on to a friend:
- metal strap-adjustment buckles look cool and retro but simply don't hold as well as standard plastic adjusters
- bottom of the bag is an unstructured panel of contrasting material which has zero padding -- so a bare laptop will find its way to the bottom causing the entire bag to sag, and the laptop will be "exposed" to the elements by only one layer of fabric protection :\

Yes, this is a Mystery Ranch bag, and the zippers are lovely and robust YKK varieties, but this bag feels like it was put together to meet a price point.

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rolfskywrote a review of on July 6, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I bought this for my mom and she proceeded to send me daily photos of the food she was cooking: soup, bacon and eggs, pancakes. She was tickled.

I got an up close view of the operation and suddenly found myself thinking about whether I should buy another one for myself. The stove is slick -- smart even -- and produces a really nice heat using just twigs and small sticks.

My uncle has one and he brings it out with him when he goes fishing. When they get to shore, my aunt gathers a few sticks and they light a small fire just as a handwarmer to take the chill off.

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rolfskywrote a review of on July 6, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Admit it, s'mores are delicious, but also totally messy. Why put yourself through that hassle when you could just pull out this hermetically sealed, refrigeration-free ice cream sandwich and be enjoying yourself in seconds.

I keep a package in my car just in case I get stranded in the snow somewhere.

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rolfskywrote a review of on July 6, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Somehow my decade-old Snow Peak spork found its way out of the camping equipment and into regular rotation, where my 7 year-old son promptly adopted it as his favorite utensil. He'll slurp up soup and stab at chicken along his way. It still looks and works as well as the day that it was new despite zero attempts and being dainty with it.

And then I started to get jealous... Why did HE get to use this lightweight marvel of engineering for all his meals?

So now we have two sporks in the kitchen drawer.

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rolfskywrote a review of on July 6, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Daydreaming in your office of white sand, frisbee, catching a wave, or mai-tais? Show just what a cool and froody dude you are on island time.

I agree with previous commenters that it is a looser fit, which just means that you have space to layer a t-shirt under it to stay warm when you're trapped inside under the fluorescent lights.

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rolfskywrote a review of on July 6, 2018

5 5

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

When I pulled this out of the shipping box, I thought for SURE that there'd been a mistake, there was simply no way that what was in the little bag was all that I needed to hang a hammock. Dyneema is the magic stuff, incredibly resilient while being almost impossibly light. This now lives in the trunk of my Subaru next to my hammock just in case I have the opportunity for a quick nap in the forest.

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rolfskywrote a review of on July 6, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I grabbed two of these kits mostly for the large metal flange which makes the transition between wall and hammock hook. The flange itself is beautifully made -- appears to be tumble-polished -- though the rest of the pieces are the standard equipment that you'd find at your local big-box home improvement store.

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rolfskywrote a review of on July 6, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: 31

I bought these as a jeans-alternative for the office and they fit the bill perfectly. I'd agree with previous reviewers that this do run on the slim side, I usually wear a 31 or 32 and these fit more like a 30 in other brands. I don't think that I'd want to wear them as actual outdoors pants, in the same way that I wouldn't wear jeans to hike in, but for around the office they make a nice alternative to khakis.

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rolfskywrote a review of on July 6, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Why wear a bulky life vest when you have zero intention of actually falling in the water? Then again, you'd feel pretty silly if you did fall in without one. Mustang Survival makes the best of both world in their self-inflating life preserver: all the protection you need, with none of the bulk you don't want.

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rolfskywrote a review of on May 24, 2018

5 5

A well-constructed, compact tool with most of the bits you'll need for minor tweaks. I bought two, one for the trunk of my car and one for my desk-drawer at work. The only thing to be aware of is that the shafts on the bits are on the short side -- while this gives you a bit more leverage when used in the right angle configuration, if you needed to get "deep" into a faster you might have difficulty.

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rolfskywrote a review of on May 24, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

First off, let me say that this shirt is slick, like something you'd see a Tom Cruise-style adventurer in the near future wearing as he casually scopes out the foreign military installation from an abandoned airfield. Year 2030, we thank you for your technology. It is subtle while being eye-catching -- is that even possible?

That being said, I've found one tiny, annoying flaw: the button placard on this shirt covers up the metal snaps beneath, for the minimalist look. However, when in the very light "Delos Grey" color, the buttons protruding through the fabric are a magnet for grime. So even though the buttons are "hidden" they begin to show through as any tiny amount of dirt accumulates on them and suddenly your cover is blown.

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rolfskywrote a review of on May 24, 2018

4 5

Pros:
- relatively compact for car camping
- stout metal leg construction
- included stuff sack for storage/transport
- comfortable seating around the fire
- unobtrusive, well thought design

Cons:
- economy engineering in materials and assembly
- can be tippy when used by the squirrely 8-and-under crowd
- a bit bulkier, and heavier when packed than you might expect

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rolfskywrote a review of on May 24, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Always handy to have on hand when you get peckish -- but you'd better have also packed a napkin. I've never tried this flavor before, and maybe I got an off-batch, but I usually have to eat these standing over the trashcan due to the crazy amount of peanut-buttery, chocolatey flakes that go everywhere.

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rolfskywrote a review of on December 18, 2017

4 5

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

I bought a few of these in a variety of styles for Christmas gifts on clearance because of the Pendleton name brand and the striking patterns. The bandanas do look great, though I wasn't particularly impressed with the thin, cheap-feeling plastic sleeves they came in.

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