Cameron C

Cameron C

Snowbasin, Pineview Reservoir, Shredder Lake, Zion N P, Moab, Bearclaw Poppy, Yosemite N P, Alta, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Lake Powell, Banff

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William's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowshoeing
Skiing
Climbing

William's Bio

If you think I'm that ruggedly beautiful woman pictured on the chat screen, think again. I have a face for radio and a voice for online chat.

I was born and raised in Utah but I've also lived in Germany, Texas, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and California.

In the summer I like to road bike, waterski, trail run, hike, canyoneer and climb. In the winter I can be found skiing, snowshoeing or indoor rock climbing.

FOLLOW ME AND I'LL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON SOME GREAT DEALS. I'LL ALSO POST SOME GREAT REVIEWS AND PICTURES OF SKIING, CLIMBING AND HIKING GEAR. SEND ANY OF YOUR GEAR QUESTIONS TO: CCOSTLEY@BACKCOUNTRY.COM.

I work Tuesday - Friday 7:00-3:00 Mountain Time.

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn." -John Muir

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Cameron C wrote an answer about on September 5, 2014

Hey Blakey,

Have no fear, Backcountry is here to help you! You should be able to get the small down to the size of your head. I can set up the order for you and get you a free return label if it doesn't fit. Feel free to email me - ccostley@backcountry.com and I'll set it up!

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Cameron C wrote an answer about on September 5, 2014

Laura,

I honestly have no idea how it looks on a small wrist. The best way to know how is to try it on for yourself. It's a sweet watch and I hope it's not too big. I can setup the order for you and hook you up with a free return label. Email me - ccostley@backcountry.com and I can set it up for you :)

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Cameron C wrote an answer about on August 27, 2014

The sleeve and chest measurements are located on the size chart (It's the blue 'Size?' link just above the quantity info).

The measurements for a medium are 40 inches for the chest and 34 inches in the sleeve. If you want to try on the medium, email me - ccostley@backcountry.com and I can set up the order for you and hook you up with a return label if you don't like the fit.

I'm 6'1" 175 lbs and I could wear a medium in this jacket but a large fits me better.

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Cameron C wrote a review of on July 29, 2014

Bomber Shoe
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small

I bought these for summiting Mt. Whitney this summer. I usually hike in old skate shoes but I ruined my toenails last summer while wearing skate shoes on Montana's Granite Peak. I didn't want a hiking boot because I didn't like clunky boots. I picked up a pair of Wildfire's from a friend's recommendation.

I'm really glad I took this shoe on that hike. The rubber was nice and sticky on the rocks. The comfort phenomenal. The foot bed kept my heel in place. The weather was bright and warm so I'm glad this shoe didn't have any Gore-Tex.

I usually wear a 9.5. I had to go to a size 10 in mine. I weigh 175, I had a 40 lb. pack on and these shoes handled it just fine. I'm excited to try it on some canyoneering trips.

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Cameron C wrote an answer about on July 22, 2014

Hey Nader,

This is not a good rope for rappelling. This rope is used as a pull cord for single-stranded rappels. As a pull cord, the rope works great. But I have a tough time carrying a rope that I can't use to rappel. I recommend the Canyon Pro Dual Sheath if you need to rappel from it - http://www.backcountry.com/blue-water-canyon-pro-dual-sheath-rope-8mm

Feel free to email me with any other canyoneering questions! ccostley@backcountry.com

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Cameron C wrote a review of on July 21, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This is the best tool I've purchased. It has everything I've ever needed in one sleek, compact design. Having this with me gives me the peace of mind that I can fix anything on my bike on the go.

Bottom line: I feel like MacGuyver with Duct Tape when I have this tool in tow.

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Cameron C wrote a review of on June 10, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

A customer wrote in with this review:

This pack is the perfect size for your normal everyday 2-3 hour ride. It carries a multi-tool, tire levers, a tube, and a pump (fits my Lezyne Mini Floor Pump). I can also stuff a few granola bars and my G-Form knee pads in there. All of this fits with a full 2L of water. There's also a sunglasses pocket that can carry an extra pair of glasses, a lens wipe, and your phone. It carries well and feels like nothing on your back when ripping down your favorite singletrack.I've definitely crashed a few times through some pretty rugged terrain and this pack has faired much better than my body. I still can't find any visible damage. Quite durable material.For all day rides when I want more water, first aid, a full lunch and weather protection, or when I'm carrying real armor and/or a full face, I use the Dakine Nomad pack.I'd give this product 5 stars, except the hydration nozzle on all Dakine packs suck. They snap off too easily, and while they can be put back on relatively easily, they tend to drip afterwards. You won't really lose any water, but your thigh might be little wet by the end of the ride. I haven't figured out how to put it back on in a way where it won't leak like this.

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Cameron C posted an image about on May 13, 2014

Snazzy Brain Bucket

I wear this helmet for 90% of my mountain biking. It's my go-to for trails and XC. It's very light and comfortable.

I've had mine for two years and have never had a problem with it. After several hours of riding the helmet never irritates or feels heavy, even in the middle of the summer on a hot trail.

Get out and feel more comfortable in the Xar! Feel free to chat or call - ext. 4490. I'd love to talk more about the Xar!

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Cameron C wrote a review of on May 1, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

To say I love these pants is an understatement. I freaking love these pants. They are so comfortable, soft, and durable. The fabric is nice and light for cold to warm temperatures. The pants are roomy, but not baggy.

At first, the fabric seemed soft and thin. I had my doubts about the Falketind's durability. About a week after I purchased them I tripped while running in the dark. I had road rash on my hands and knee but my pants have no damage.

The drawcord ankle helps keep the pants out of the way when I'm climbing or bike riding.

I am 6'1" 175 lbs. I wear 33x32 pants. I have the large and it's a little big in the waist. I have the velcro waist adjustments cinched all the way down and it fits just fine. My next pair will be the Ionic Blue in a Medium.

I rarely buy multiples of the same item, but I'm getting more Falketinds!

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Cameron C wrote a review of on January 14, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These skis rip. If I'm honest, they're the best skis on the market. If I could afford them, I would buy them. I've skied them a few times and I hate returning them. These skis are so aggressive and powerful. They can turn on a dime and hold an edge on very hard snow. Yet, they are forgiving. I powered through some bumps and lost my balance but I rode out of it because the ski has a fair amount of forgiveness.

If I had the money, I would buy these skis. I've had more days on groomers than in the powder these past few seasons and these would be a great ski for hardsnow and even some soft snow, too.

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Cameron C wrote a review of on January 10, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These gloves are oh, so nice. They have a great blend of warmth, dexterity, and feel. My first time using them was during a night ski session. The temp was around 0 degrees Fahrenheit. My hands did get cold. So I started using them in the day for temps 10-35 degrees and I am really liking the gloves. They are solid, wind and waterproof, and have a high level of dexterity. I highly recommend these!

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Cameron C wrote an answer about on December 26, 2013

When you place the ski flat, does the skin cover from contact point to contact point? From my calculations, you should be okay. It looks like the skin ends in that honeycomb tail part. Which is fine because it doesn't contact the snow.

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Cameron C wrote a review of on December 7, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I've tried a lot of fully-rockered skis over the years and haven't liked them. If you've chatted online with me about a pair, I've tried to talk you out of them and put you on something that has at least zero camber. But that was before I skied 4FRNT's Devestator. I didn't even know it was fully-rockered when I first skied it because it didn't have the characteristics of a reverse camber ski. It skis like a normal ski. It doesn't flop around. It has power. It's responsive. It floats over everything.

My perception of reverse camber was changed by 4FRNT's Reflect Tech. It's truly the best reverse camber design in the industry and if you're really interested in a reverse camber ski you need to consider one of them. But this is the ski in the lineup that is not only the funnest, but the best all-around for resort and side-country skiing.

The day I tested these out, I skied about a dozen other skis and the Devastator was the clear winner for the day.

If you're looking for one ski to do everything and spice up your experience like a hot red head on a blind date, this is the ski you want. If you have more questions, ask for me on backcountry's chat function M-Th 1:30-10:00 MST or meet me in the powder stashes of the Wasatch backcountry.

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