Tony V.

Tony V.

Burlington, Vermont

I've lived in a bunch of different outdoor scenes, from Minnesota to Montana to Vermont. There are very few outdoor things I don't love (Spelunking is probably the first thing that comes to mind).

My true loves are kayaking and climbing.


My Products

The North Face Venture 2 Jacket - Men's

The North Face Venture 2 Jacket - Men's
All Purpose Rain Jacket

I've had the Venture 2 jacket for ~5 years now and have overall loved it. Rainproof wise, it did it's job of keeping me dry over the years. It wasn't the most breathable shell, though it has armpit openings to keep you at least a little cooler. The only bad part I've experienced is that the hood lining has fallen apart over the last couple months. Not sure what caused it, but it's forced me to look for a new one. For the price, I was very pleased with it though!

Vasque Juxt Hiking Shoe - Men's

Vasque Juxt Hiking Shoe - Men's
All Around Awesome

These shoes are capable of tackling just about anything from extended hiking to trail running to every day wear. The tread on these is great for loose rock hiking, and they are surprisingly stable for a below-ankle shoe. The rubber is thick and hasn't worn down much after a lot of use in the past few years. Overall, I highly recommend these for general outdoor use. I use these as my approach shoes for rock climbing and for a lot of day hikes.

prAna Stretch Zion Pant

prAna Stretch Zion Pant
Holy Comfy Batman!

So I've had these pants for a few years and I do just about everything in them. I hike in them, I climb in them, I wear them to work. The stretch is really great for being active, and they are very breathable. Material on the inside is super soft too! The bottoms of the pants can be a bit baggy, which is great for wearing hiking boots, but can be a little bothersome when doing other things. I tend to just roll them up.

Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot

Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot
I Don't Care About Your Terrain

Let's just start by saying that these are the best boots I've ever owned. There, we're done. Seriously, these boots have been through everything with me. I've worn these on multiple week backpacking trips, canoe trips, and through every type of weather. The boots look as new as when I bought them after 3+ years of regular use. Pros: Really solid ankle protection and support, waterproofing that can go through anything, thick and stable soles. Cons: The boots are a little heavy to me, at least after a long day of hiking

Black Diamond First Light Hybrid Hoody - Men's

Black Diamond First Light Hybrid Hoody - Men's

Osprey Atmos AG 65 Backpack

Osprey Atmos AG 65 Backpack

La Sportiva Tarantula Climbing Shoe - Men's

La Sportiva Tarantula Climbing Shoe - Men's