Salt Lake City, UT
The main reason I got this jacket was because of the longer fit since I'm 6'2" (went with the Large and it fits perfectly)
I'm going on my third year with it and it's been awesome. The three layer Saga-tek is quite waterproof and the outer shell is beefy enough to hold up to some abuse.
I really have no complaints. The picture is of an older model, that's why the color is different than what we have this year.
Photo by Gearhead Matt Wolfe
You really can't beat the Smith I/O. There is a lens for every condition so stock up!
This is what November 17th in the Wasatch looks like.
Skiing pow in the morning, answering your gear questions in the afternoon!
Roll bar mount or shotgun mount?
Great looking, super comfortable shoes.
Not durable. Don't longboard or skate in these bad boys
Still love them though! Great for biking
It is what a flannel should be: thick, soft and super warm.
In the past I've been kind of used to Patagonia fitting a little short and wider, so being tall and slim it's a little harder to find that perfect fit.
This one fit a little longer and slimmer than I was expecting out of their "relaxed" fit. Which was perfect.
I am 6'2" 175 and the Large fits well.
Super lightweight and good for all seasons.
I've worn it as an undershirt which is perfect for chilly bike rides to school. It's quite slim and form fitting which makes it good for layering. When you want a light layer but don't want a full long sleeve baselayer, this would be a good option.
I haven't had the chance to wear it much in the warmer seasons but it would be a good shirt for activities like trail running. Merino wool keeps you warm when its chilly, but also wicks moisture and breathes very well too.
I'm 6'2" 175 (on a good day) and Large fits pretty well for me. It was a bit longer than I was expecting (not a bad thing), and sleeves are pretty short.
If you're going to mount to a ski, do not apply the adhesive mount in the cold. Attach it to your ski indoors when your ski is at room temp. Then let it sit for a day or so.
I did not take my own advise and the mount fell off when I landed this jump.
POV from a couple of my favorite cliffs
first skier isn't on JJs, but shows good perspective
If you want a stiff, narrower lasted boot, this is the one for you.
It's by far the best boot I've ever skied in. The three piece system in the boot gives it a natural feeling flex. Even with a stiff 130 flex rating, it doesn't feel like your ramming your shin against a wall. It certainly excels in big mountain shredding, but even in the park, I love this boot.
The liner makes it. The Intuition I.D. Thermo Pro is the best liner out there. The entire liner is heat moldable to fit your foot exactly. It will make it fit like a whole new boot. (I thought the boot was pretty uncomfortable before I molded the liner)
If you are going to buy this boots, you should definitely mold the liner. I would also highly recommend going to a ski shop to get this done. It can be easy to screw up if you try to do it yourself.
I have a street shoe size 10.5, went with the 27.5 in this boot and it's perfect.
Well everyone below me about said it.
It's quite tasty!
It says desert...I enjoyed it for breakfast.
Great quality map. Waterproof and tear resistant material is very nice especially when it's thrown about in a pack or your pocket. I used the " Escalante Canyons" map on my recent trip to Coyote Gulch, Utah. It came in very handy as that place is very unmarked and in the middle of nowhere. I realize now I should have gotten the the Glen Canyon map, but the Escalante still had what I needed for that trip.
Highly recommended! They make them for just about anywhere!
The video below doesn't really show this. But it has a nice fuzzy, completely separate laptop sleeve. That is a 13 inch macbook pro in the picture. It would easily fit a 17 incher.
I have toured on these for a couple seasons (someday I'll be able to afford a touring binding) and they get the job done as long as you're careful with them. They are not going to kick turn like an alpine touring binding will so be careful on those switchback skin tracks. All in all though, they have got me where I wanted to go.
My recommendation would be to make them slightly larger than they need to be so that the binding will lock them in real tight.
These extra batteries are great for any kind of trips where you wont be able to charge your GoPro. Perfect for a cold day on the mountain also, where cold weather drains your battery faster.
The perfect backpacking lantern. It folds up nice and small and its pretty lightweight for the amount of light it gives out. The dimming option is great (one of my favorite things about BD lights). you can dim it down, fold it up, and put it on the gear loft in your tent and it gives out just the right amount of light.
Not super dark yet in that picture, but it gave us plenty of light in our little camp with no fire that night.
Super tasty meal. I would say it even beats out the popular Mountain House "chili mac"
Tasty, slightly spicy meal! "Pro Pack" is the way to go because it'll take up less room in your pack. Make sure to leave the boiling water in long enough because sometimes the noodles can still be a little hard. I found this to be true with all meals that have the round mac n cheese style noodles.
Broken visor (the one downfall as stated in my previous review), but still a great lightweight helmet that will protect your head!
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