Andrew  Dixon

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Andrew's Passions

Camping
Snowboarding
Paddling
Sport Climbing

Andrew's Bio

Living life doing what I love! Snowboarding, hiking, camping, biking, anything outdoors and extreme!

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Andrew  Dixon

Andrew Dixon wrote a review of on September 16, 2008

5 5

This is one hell of a winter pack. It is extremely durable! It is pretty light weight for its size and durability. It is very adjustable. So you can easily adjust this pack for a a lazy loose fit or a snug fit while you are riding no problem. Also, the snowboard carry is awesome. I have tried the skis but, I wasn't a huge fan. The diagonal loop method isn't that great on this pack.

Another handy thing about this pack is that the top pocket that you see in the picture is actually padded. It is a great spare goggle or sunglass case. I used one of these packs for 4 months while working at The Canyons and I never had a problem with it. Looking forward to using it this up coming season.


Bottom line: If you are looking for a winter pack that you can store your gear in, extra goggles or sunglasses, and something that is hydration compatible with an insulated sleeve. Look no further, this pack is the one for you.

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Andrew Dixon wrote a review of on September 16, 2008

1 5

Another low grade binding put out by flow ... Ahhh I guess it is expected now. These things are pretty heavy, they are not that responsive and they cannot hold up worth a dizzle when it comes to some more technical riding (big mountain or backcountry freestyle). Sad ... not really, to say that this is just another attempt at a dec pair of bindings. Flow has a good idea, just needs to ... add a toe strap for some control.

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Andrew Dixon wrote a review of on September 16, 2008

4 5

This is a great pack for anyone who is looking for something that is durable, adjustable, decent amount of room and that is very comfortable. I recently got to use this pack on a 4 day camping trip. I am someone who packs as light as possible. I prefer not to even bring a tent when I camp, and this pack made it for me. The only down side I found to this pack was the weight. It is almost 4lbs for a 2450cu in pack. I currently also have the GoLite Pinnacle pack as my ultralight backpack and the weight difference is pretty amazing. But, besides that this is a great pack. I would highly recommend it for anyone who is doing overnights or maybe a weekend hike (depending on how you pack).

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Andrew Dixon wrote a review of on September 16, 2008

5 5

Ok, I have had this stove now for 5 years and I LOVE IT! First of it is an extremely easy stove to use compared to almost every other stove out there. The WhisperLite stove gives you more then just a great reliable stove. Do not listen to the WHY SETTLE FOR LESS. This user had no idea what he was doing when he bought the stove.

Ok Reasons why the WhisperLite is one of the BEST stoves out there:
1) Extremely easy to use and to get started.
2) Extremely reliable!
3) Uses universal fuel.
--Yes, you can go to a gas station and get the gas out of the pump and run this stove (has run on just hair spray as well).
4) Packable, this stove is on the larger side for stoves but it still isn't huge. When Im out hiking, I actually keep this stove inside my pots to save space.
5) Oh yeah, Freakin reliable.
-Yup, I have been using this stove now for 5 years and only replaced 2 o-rings in the process. Now if you are wondering often I actually use this stove. I would easily say between 90-140 days a year depending on weather and work and yes ... The best damn stove I have ever used.

Cons: It is a bit on the heavier side for stoves.
It does use a little bit more fuel.
It does ........ Yup 2 cons. Can't beat that.

Yes, the Dragonfly is another great stove. Not as reliable. I have had the Dragonfly for 2 years and I have had to replace the 0-ring 8 times. I have also had it just not work on me. No reason, even after a Good cleaning. No workie. Oh yeah, its also $40 bucks more for a stove that is only uhhhh.... 1 OZ heavier! Yup, Dragonfly also weights more.

I hope that I could help you out on the stove you are going to pick up. This really is one of the best stoves out there. If you are tired of EXTREMELY load stoves, unreliable stoves, Jetboil stoves pick this puppy up and never buy another stove for the rest of your life .... :)

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Andrew Dixon wrote a review of on September 16, 2008

5 5

SO, Yes pick these bad boys up. They are sick! They give you the folding high back like Flow bindings. But, unlike Flow bindings, they actually give you control over your board. Flow bindings do not have a toe strap, just that big flap of uselessness over your foot and you get no control. These give you the folding high back and the adjust ability of the toe and ankle strap. Bomb ass bindings.

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Andrew Dixon wrote a review of on September 16, 2008

5 5

These are sick bindings that I never would have guess Salomon could have put out. They are pretty damn light, freakin durable, and ass spakingly awesome ;). The Relay XLT bindings are awesome for any all mountain freestyle rider. Awesome control and amazing response and yes ... They do kick ass when it comes to any type of jumps, powder, rails, backcountry ... you name it. Worth the money. Get a chance pick these bindings up ... They'll make you say YeayAh!

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Andrew Dixon wrote a review of on September 10, 2008

5 5

These are by far the best pair of goggles I have ever owned. I have a medium to large size face and every pair of goggles that I have tried fits to small. All other goggles always feel like they are squeezing my nose. Then there is the anti fog fan in these bad boys. Wow! Thats all I really ave to say on that. The fan keeps these bad boys from fogging up and it is reliable. Then these Phenoms are durable. I actually thought I had broken them when I smashed them into a tree this past season. The only thing I got was a small scratch. Great goggles! Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a larger pair of goggles that are very comfortable, durable, and they are anti fogging.

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Andrew Dixon wrote a review of on September 10, 2008

3 5

I absolutely love having these Sigg water bottles. They are very handy and working around computers all day, its nice to be able to keep my drink on my desk rather then at my feet. With this bottle I know that I am guaranteed a great seal that wont fail on me. The only down side with this aluminum water bottle is its durability. These bottles dent extremely easily so be aware that if you drop them, bump them, or tip them over they do run the risk of denting.

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Andrew Dixon wrote a review of on September 9, 2008

5 5

I picked this pack up by accident. I actually was planning on getting (and had purchased) the Talon 22. I went to the warehouse and picked up my gear and accidentally received the 11 instead. I am actually very happy that I accidentally received the Talon 11 because I would have over packed the 22 just because it has the room.
If you are looking for a great day pack that is great for extremely hot weather. Look no further. The AirScape ventilated foam HDPE back panel really allows your back to breath. This is a great back frame system that reduces back sweating on really hot days. This pack is also great for trail running and mountain biking being hydration compatible.

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Andrew Dixon wrote a review of on September 8, 2008

5 5

This is an awesome shirt that is quick drying and very comfortable. This shirt also includes a mesh back panel for extra venting and quicker drying. I usually wear a size medium (5'10 145lbs) and usually a medium is pretty loose fitting. The Silver ridge fits quite a bit snugger then most other medium sizes. This shirt runs on the small size. If you are looking for a looser fit or are in between sizes, you are going to want to size up. Other then that, I have no complaints about this shirt. Good choice if you plan on doing to be active out in some hot weather.

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