Brian Campbell

Brian Campbell

VT/UT/CO

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Brian's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Biking
Snowshoeing
Skiing
Climbing

Brian's Bio

In the education profession......skier/tech..........gear addict........10 years until retirement to the Wasatch........want to spend the 2nd half of life feasting on powder chowder in the Great Intermountain West.

Brian Campbell

Brian Campbell wrote an answer about on January 5, 2013

These pants are a true fit to size....a great velcro adjustable waist too........Please don't wear cotton jeans underneath this great breathable shell.....You can wear some Patagonia Cap3 bottoms if you want or something similar from another brand to keep you warmer if you need.....but please do not wear jeans......the jeans will defeat the whole purpose of the breathablility of the material. (You can always change into your jeans in the parking lot, for the ride home.)

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Brian Campbell wrote a review of on January 26, 2012

5 5

Let me start out by saying......I "was" a diehard Scott man...my Punisher poles were my go to poles the past few years............but as my education and knowledge of back and sidecountry terrain continues to grow, I have seen the importance of having a quality adjusting pole like the kind that BD makes and is known for. The Traverse pole has super funcionality, nice swing weight, powder baskets, bomber flint lock system, and a great extra lower grip for skinning or traversing. Have I said yet, that these poles were an excellent purchase. This is my first pair of BD poles, but it will not be my last........great product.

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Brian Campbell wrote an answer about on August 20, 2011

No, the visor does not come off........the visor is what makes this helmet one of the most sought after helmets in the short history of helmet wearing.........for men or women.......this helmet looks great on anybody.......it is low profile, it does not make anybody look like they have a gigantic head, and keeps goggles right under the bomber brim for the no gaper look.....fits great with the adjustable boa system........a great "stylish" helmet.

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Brian Campbell wrote a review of on August 4, 2011

5 5

Black Diamond Spot Headlamp is a nice option for a lightweight headlamp. I purchased 2 of these headlamps for having "around the house/camp/car"..........The Spot has some nice features like being able to tilt to different angles.......the dimming capabilities.......and a nice lock mode so that it doesn't accidentally turn on in your pack. Black Diamond products are known for their quality, and you can see the Spot is no different. Even though it may be considered a lightweight model......it is built and performs just like or better than some of the "other competitors" higher priced models.

As we prepare for a trip to the Outer Banks, NC......the BD Spot will be a nice addition to have on our heads while "ghost crabbing" and surf fishing at night on the beach.

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Brian Campbell wrote a review of on August 4, 2011

5 5

I have a 9 yr. old daughter that spent this past season (2010-2011) ripping 148 Gotamas. She absolutely loved them.....not only does she dig the top sheet, but she loved how they "surfed"....

The ELP rocker gave her the extra handling she needed on our trips to UT this past year.....the wood core still allowed her to stay quick in the trees......even when I thought the 148 might be a bit long....the ski worked perfect for her in "tight spots" for a young skier.

Seeing her progression over the past few years has always made me feel proud, but the learning curve on the Gotama skyrocketed her confidence and ability to handle different terrain. We spent days at Solitude, Alta and Snowbird this past year........and the 148 Gotama and Marker Squire set up fit the bill perfectly.............

Another great purchase from BC...........they price matched from one of their online competitors........just another reason to buy from the best......

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Brian Campbell wrote a review of on August 4, 2011

5 5

Having put a full year (2010-2011) season on the Gotama, I can honestly say this ski is really good at what it is designed to do. It really performs just as Volkl intends for it to do. Volkl does a great job of developing skis for different types of skiing and terrain and the Gotama fits the bill as a great Side/SlackCountry option. It is a great ski to have for trips out west, and it is very good ski to still use back East in Vermont. It provides enough float for powder days, but I am still able to get on edge for days when I am searching around for leftovers.

I am 6'1 205, and I ski the 186...........I have Marker Schizo 110's..........and am extremely satisfied with my current set up. I plan on keeping the same set for the 2011-2012 season which will include 3 trips to UT and 1 to CO.

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Brian Campbell wrote a review of on November 17, 2010

5 5

You can't go wrong with a purchase of a Patagonia Cap3 product. My daughters just wear this bottom and then their Columbia Ski Pants.....and they never seem to get cold.......The wicking properties of the Cap3 mean they will never get sweaty/wet.....which equals cold.......My 2 birds have never complained of cold legs.....so I am assuming this product speaks for itself. Patagonia is the best.

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