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timdonaldson

LA, Mammoth, Steamboat Springs, Utah, now DC

timdonaldson's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Skiing

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timdonaldsonwrote a review of on August 5, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the ultimate car camping french press, I have the 50 oz which is enough for me and wife or a group of 4. I actually use it at home all summer long to make cold brew. But one thing to note is that the insulation is basically non existent. So if you're facing cold temps you'll want to transfer to an insulated vessel quickly, or you could always try to beef up the insulation yourself.

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timdonaldsonwrote a review of on February 4, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 215 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

This coat checks so many boxes. It's casual but also a little bit dressy so I can wear it for work. It's soooo comfy and warm; the fleece lining is soft and the neck is tall and snug. The handwarmer pockets are ideal for when it's not quite cold enough for gloves. And the price is right. The shoulders are designed to flex, so you can move like a normal human without restriction. You can tell that the folks who designed this spend alot of time working and moving around outside.
The length is also perfect for me. It's not super short like a carhartt duck coat but also not so long you can't access pockets or wear a toolbelt. The zip out hood seems kind useless, that's my only real complaint. I'm 6'1 215# and the XL fits perfectly.

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timdonaldsonwrote a review of on September 26, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This thing is so indispensable that I now own several. It's a godsend for warm weather backpacking, but also makes a nice head warmer on cool nights when a beanie would be overkill. Dollar for dollar it's one of the best purchases I've ever made.

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timdonaldsonwrote a review of on September 24, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The first night I slept on this pad was the first time in my life that I slept the whole night through (outside). It's sooooo comfortable. I have the 2017, which has the bigger deflate valve and the side open stuff sack. For car camping I have zero complaints, worth every penny. It even pulls double duty when my nieces stay over.

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timdonaldsonwrote a review of on September 22, 2017

4 5

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

Have not taken this into the field yet but initial observations:
Fits the 20R Nemo Cosmo really well. There are small plastic clips for a strap system to keep the quilt cinched down but Nemo didn't include any. I used some day-glo shock cord and toggles, very lightweight solution. Lastly - have not used in the field yet but good lord is this thing warm. I climbed into it to test the straps and I was overheated within seconds. I'll update my review after I use in the field, should get some cold nights this fall.

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timdonaldsonwrote a question about on August 30, 2017

I have a 10 year old Marmot 2 person tent, and the sidewalls are basically horizontal. Wife and I plus doggo fit, but the feet of our bags get soaked from condensation. I think the 2 person limelight will give us the extra room we need, but she's convinced we need to upgrade to the 3 man. Since I usually carry the bulk of the weight this is concerning to me. Any thoughts on using this for 2 plus 40 LB dog?

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timdonaldsonwrote a review of on July 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 215 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

I just realized I've been wearing these for something like 5 straight days. So comfy, stretchy for working out and doing yoga and yet enough pockets to carry keys, wallet, phone and dog treats at all times. Ordering another pair because I think people are starting to notice. Not that I care.

If I had to come up with one tiny complaint it is that the pockets sometimes invert when I pull my phone or wallet out.

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timdonaldsonwrote a review of on May 4, 2017

another great Danner boot
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 215 lbs
Size Purchased: 10

Really liking these so far. Lots of day hikes and long days in the city and they are super comfy. Surprisingly good arch and ankle support despite the low weight. I could easily see doing a 2 night summer trip with a 40 pound bag with these bad boys.

I love the styling on the Jag...they look great with jeans around town and don't have that typical "dorky hiker" look. My only gripe is that the tongue is connected high up and creates a crease, which kind of rubbed for a while during break in. I was concerned at first but it has since softened.

Had to buy these on Zappos since BC was sold out in my size.

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timdonaldsonwrote a review of on January 18, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 215 lbs
Size Purchased: 10

Wife got me these as a surprise holiday gift and at first I was skeptical. But they are super warm, super comfy and actually can handle lots of walking around better than I suspected. Turnign into my new everyday winter shoes/boots.

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timdonaldsonwrote a review of on December 30, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 215 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

Finally outgrew (damn beer belly) my old Fernie so I figured why mess with what works? XL fits me perfectly (6'1", 215#) and I like they got rid of some of the stupid pockets. Seriously, my old one had pockets everywhere. My only real complaint; I wish the lower pockets were side-access and fleece lined. I don't need the handwarmer function on the hill but it's a nice option for around town. Taking this for a week in Vail and will update with any observations after the fact.

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timdonaldsonwrote a review of on November 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 215 lbs
Size Purchased: 10

This is my defacto winter "dress" boot. I can pull this off with slacks and a dress shirt from November to March. Super comfy, you can spend the whole day walking around the city with no problem. They won't last forever, I'm on my second pair in 3 years but considering how much I wear them that's acceptable.

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timdonaldsonwrote a review of on October 18, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 215 lbs
Size Purchased: 10

I bought these as a multi-purpose shoe, and I'm not crazy about the fit. They fit the length and width of my foot but they have a "stretchy" panel on the outside of the toe box which means my little toe moves around too much on rocky trails. They also have a very low contact point around the heel, so the ankle support is not great.

If you're rock scrambling and need the sticky rubber soles these are great, or if you are hiking on relatively smooth trails you'll be okay, but these are not a great substitute for a low top lightweight hiking boot in my opinion.

That said I do like the styling. One reason I bought these is that they don't look like a "standard" hiking shoe, and I can wear them in public with shorts or jeans and not feel like a tool.

Edit...these just conitnue to be uncomfortable. If I wear them for any walk/hike over 3 or 4 miles I start to get a hot spot on my right ankle. I've tried every combination of socks and nothing works. Guess these are going to Goodwill...

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