TerramarSports Climasense Ecolator TR Review:

TerramarSports Climasense Ecolator TR Review:

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Last September, I was approached by TerramarSports to be part of their #terramartribe. As I had no previous experience with their product, but had heard good things from fellow members Kristie and Steve, I was excited for the invite. The opportunity to test new product is always welcome.

I accepted the invitation and received a welcome package soon thereafter. There were a few different styles of Terramar base layers that I received. But I decided to review the Climasense Ecolator TR, because those who know me well, or have stayed with me, know how much I love waffles.

 

The Waffle print, and thumb holes definitely encompassed my style. Super comfortable and stylish, the 1/2 zip can be used as more than just a layer. No doubt, it’s trendy enough to be worn as casual dress.
They are extremely comfortable with odor control as well as moisture management.

Early February Snowshoe in the Wasatch. Warm enough to to remove the jacket

Early February Snowshoe in the Wasatch. Warm enough to to remove the jacket

The Climasense 3.0 Ecolator TR 1/2 zip and crew styles come in 3 fashionable colors: Black/Olive/Burgundy for men. And Black/Pink/Purple in ladies. The Baselayer Pants only come in Black. The sizing mostly fits true, plus longer sleeves, making it nice for added warmth and range of motion.

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Climasense is a 4 level product line. 1.0 Trailhead. 2.0 Thermolator. 3.0 Ecolator. 4.0 Glacier Fleece. Adding warmth with each raising level. The TR provides a warm effect when you are cold and vice versa, a cooling effect if you are warm.

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Likes: SUPER comfortable. Warm, and fast drying and totally breathable. I’m absolutely infatuated with the stylish look. I like any clothing article with thumb-holes, and the mock turtle neck 1/2 zip is a great look. Well worth the price of $50 for the 1/2 zip and $40 for the crew top or pants. A great buy that you will not be disappointed with.

Dislikes: the pants seem to be the one article that sizing is a little iffy? The waist did seem to ride a little low, and after a wash they were a little bit smaller. Would recommend going with a size larger maybe. As we all know, sizing can be tricky when ordering on line and not trying on.

Overall: I am more than happy with the Terramar Climasense Ecolator TR series. And will definitely be investing further in the other levels of Climasense and you should as well. I am truly that impressed with these Baselayers.

For more info on the great products by TerramarSports please visit their website at: http://terramarsports.com/

Another awesome weekend snowshoe Photo by Shawn Parry

Another awesome weekend snowshoe
Photo by Shawn Parry

I am currently an ambassador for Terramar. I was asked to review a couple of products with an invitation to be part of their #terramartribe. In no way did their offer influence my review. The opinions expressed in this review are mine and mine alone.

Pushing the Limits

I’ve recently read a few blog posts, tweets and actually talked with other climbers in person about a subject I find rather familiar in the climbing world. Whether or not to push your limits.?

Sending Kelly's Arete V5 in Joes Valley Photo cred: Haley Dahle

Sending Kelly’s Arete V5 in Joes Valley
Photo cred: Haley Dahle

Let’s face it, when your rock climbing, your either pushing your limits, or static. When you first started climbing, you were pushing your limits weren’t you? Most people don’t send the introductory route. How did it go? A friend asked you if you wanted to go rock climbing, you agreed, and off you went. When you got to the crag, you were like “we’re going to climb THAT?” You probably struggled, maybe even gave up and threw in the towel after 20′? Walked away thinking ‘rock climbing is really too hard?’

Uber Classic 'The Angler'

Uber Classic ‘The Angler’

Most likely you were Syked no matter how you did. Isn’t that what led you back to the rock? Again and again? The  desire to divide and conquer. You worked harder, you figured it out, eventually you crushed that beginner route that first told you to “come back when your ready”. And you moved on…

Took this photo from the bottom of the crack

Took this photo from the bottom of the crack

Why? If you were happy just being outdoors, why not just go to same crag? Why not just Crush… Crush… Crush… Why challenge yourself with new, interesting and unfamiliar routes? What’s the point? Grades aren’t your thing anyways right?

Terrifying topout....YIKES!!!

Terrifying topout….YIKES!!!

The truth is, the human spirit desires challenge. That’s why we strive to learn, to move forward to promote at out jobs. That why we have all competed at some point in our lives, whether it be rock climbing or spelling bees. We yearn to see how far we can go, how much we can take… We reach to better ourselves. It’s in our nature, it is why we live. Complacency is death. Boredom. We fear it… At least I do.

Fire Side... We had the BIGGEST Blaze in the campsite

Fire Side… We had the BIGGEST Blaze in the campsite

How does this pertain to rock climbing you ask? Well I ask you, why not push your limits? Why not improve, move on, expand your array of climbing? Why not try harder, work harder? If  you’re climbing 5.9 right now, sending… You should be trying 5.10. End of discussion. Sorry, it’s how I feel. Move forward. Move up. I’m not accusing you of being weak, but I am accusing you of not pushing your potential. Not trying to your ability.

Crimpin' HARD in Joes

Crimpin’ HARD in Joes

When you do this, you will find that not only have you expanded the amount of routes you are capable of trying. You have more than doubled them most likely. You will find you have the goods to achieve far more than you ever dreamed possible.

Blue feet means climbed hard

Blue feet means climbed hard

For years, climbing plateaued at 5.14D, until someone dreamed big. Now 5.15 seems to be the norm. Are these rating legit? Well they must be, because only a handful of people can conquer them. And I say thank you! You have given the future something to shoot for, something to desire, something to accomplish… Then move on, move forward. NOTHING is impossible.

Shirt off means serious Biznas... Still got my Arse kicked

Shirt off means serious Biznas… Still got my Arse kicked

If you disagree, I want you to ask yourself one thing. ‘How Syked  was I when I first started climbing?’ Remember when the challenge was so hard, you didn’t defeated the first try? Everybody loves climbing a classic route, yes we love to do that multiple times. But remember, there are more classic routes at every grade. And Until you push yourself you will never know

Exhaustion has set in... Just soakin' up the sun

Exhaustion has set in… Just soakin’ up the sun