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Brian Campbell

Brian Campbell

VT/UT/CO

Brian Campbell's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Biking
Snowshoeing
Skiing
Climbing

Brian Campbell'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 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 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 16, 2010

5 5

Not only is this a great shovel to carry with you in the backcountry.....I also carry it in my vehicle for those just in case moments in the motor vehicle world..........This blade blasts through the snow...whether it be a car burial or a hope it never happens avalanche burial...........and the collapse of the shaft is a great design so that it fits perfectly in your Black Diamond pack.....I have the Bandit and the Outlaw........and it fits perfectly in both.

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Brian Campbell wrote a review of on November 15, 2010

5 5

These North Face fleece pants are very comfortable. They are great loungewear for hanging around the house, but stylish enough to wear pre/post ski at the resort condo or driving home from the resort with a stop at the store or diner......I have a couple of pairs because they are so comfortable. The sizing is true North Face........the fit is always a little snug......which is good for somethings but for loungewear.....you need some room for the boys......(TMI)....so order a size up from the normal......for me at 6'1 205.....that is an XL.......

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