Ari

Ari

Gearhead

snowbird.

Ari's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Running
Biking

Ari's Bio

I am a teacher and a backcountry gearhead as well. Originally from Argentina but now live in Utah.

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Ariwrote a review of on July 3, 2016

5 5

This is my go to pack for all of my climbing gear. It is burly, durable, and also looks great. Love the top loading and am always amazed at how much I can fit inside this thing. It is versatile enough to fit climbing shoes, harness , chalk bag, snacks and layers to just fitting a couple extra outfits for a weekend adventure.

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Ariwrote a review of on July 3, 2016

Burly Downhill Shorts
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

I sprung for some of these after a gnarly hip check crashed left me with a nasty hematoma on my hip. The hip pads on these have helped me out on a couple crashes since then and overall the shorts are great. The fit is good, great length just over the top of the knee pads, while still maintaining a nice fit. the material in the seat is great. Only downfall is they can be a bit hot on warm days, but it is something you sacrifice for a bit more protection. The colors are also awesome I have blue camo print from last year and now the mellow yellow as well.

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Ariwrote a review of on July 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I just put this saddle on my free ride bike and its been great thus far. I don't do a ton of climbing on that bike, but when I do this saddle has been super comfy while still being light. Its great on the downhill and keeps me comfortable on long days of riding

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Ariwrote a review of on July 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 145 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

I got these for my father as a father's day present. So far he loves them. The fit is great, I got the 7 inch length and its perfect for him, not too short but not board short length either. Material is comfortable and quick drying. My father is 5 foot 8, 145 pretty slim build and the medium fit great. He got tons of compliments on them on a recent trip to Florida.

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Ariwrote a review of on July 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the quintessential perfect travel pack. It's like Osprey thought of every possible thing you could need, and made an amazing feature to address it. Such awesome organizational pockets, super burly fabric, while still looking sleek and stylish. Slapped a goat sticker right on it and it went right on a plane to Europe for a week long adventure.

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Ariwrote a review of on July 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

These are my go to gloves for hot weather downhill mountain biking. They are light, flexible, and have great grip. For days I am going a bit more crazy I wear my gloves with a bit more protection, but otherwise these are great overall! I have average sized hands for a woman in the palm, but very long fingers so I went up to a medium and the size is great.

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Ariwrote a review of on July 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love beef stroganoff. It is my go to meal for every backpacking trip. The taste and texture is great and its very filling. I usually share the 2.5 servings package between two people for dinner and its perfect. I have never taken anyone on a backpacking trip that has not enjoyed this meal.

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Ariwrote a review of on June 26, 2016

5 5

Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 135 lbs

Had these socks in bright yellow and synthetic version, and was stoked to see a wool version. They definitely are cooler in warm weather and warmer in cold weather. They also go much longer without getting stinky due to the natural antimicrobial properties of the wool. I wear them all day and am as comfy as I can be!

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Ariwrote a review of on June 3, 2016

Going on 4 year relationship with these
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

I have these bibs in four colors that's how much I love them. They are bombproof, keep me dry, breathe well, and the fit is great. I size up as the fit is a bit tight in the legs if I go with an accurate waist measurement, but I think I can accredit that to different body types in Norway versus South America:) I am larger in the quads and rear so I size up to a medium and use the awesome hip tab adjusters to tighten the waist and end up with a great relaxed fit. They are very high quality, move well, you hardly know you are wearing them. My go to for deep days, suspenders down on regular days.

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Ariwrote a review of on June 2, 2016

My board for everything
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have had three versions of this board I love it so much. Stiff enough to handle speed and steeps, yet still spins and butters. First board I pack on a trip when I am not sure what the snow will be like because I know it can handle anything. Here it is dropping trees in about 4 feet of wet spring powder at Mt. Baker during the banked slalom

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Ariwrote a review of on June 2, 2016

Go to shell for deep days/backcountry
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

I love this shell so much I have it in 5 different colors. It's lightweight, but still burly, the colors are great, and the fit is great. The sleeves with princess hem on the cuffs are awesome easily adjustable for a great fit over gloves. good pockets, and keeps you dry on deep days . I would say runs overall true to size, except tight in the chest area

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Ariwrote a review of on May 27, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 145 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I bought this shirt for my father for his birthday. He hates buying clothes so the job of stylist has been deferred to me. This is a great lightweight button down shirt, great for hot weather. It looks great albeit the sizing being a bit small. My father is typically in between size small and medium so this worked in our favor and put him solidly in a medium. He really likes the chest pockets which even have a slot for a pen (he is a scientist and likes to carry a calculator and other nerdy things) . Overall a great stylish shirt for the price!

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Ariwrote a review of on May 27, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 145 lbs
Size Purchased: 32

I bought these shorts for my father for Father's Day as a casual short he could use for casual wear , walking, and hiking. They were sleeker than I expected and my father will even dress them up with a button down . The fabric is soft and stretchy and quick drying which is great. Sizing is pretty true and they haven't stretched at all with wear

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