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Cameron C

Cameron C

Gearhead

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

Cameron C's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowshoeing
Skiing
Climbing

Cameron C'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.

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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

Cameron C

Cameron Cwrote a review of on May 31, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used the Air Core for a few years. I've never had any problems with leaking or anything. It's very comfortable, not as comfortable as the Q-Core series but still very comfortable.

The insulated Air Core kept my 30 degree bag warm in a snow storm. It's a great pad to sleep on and I highly recommend it!

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Cameron Cwrote a review of on May 31, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've owned the previous two versions of the Spot headlamp. I prefer the look of the old model, but I do like the new one but this has more lumens (200 vs. 130) which is nice for night hikes. I also like that both the spot beam and the diffused light can be turned on at the same time, allowing for a lot of light if you need it.

Get this if you like seeing things in the dark!

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Cameron Cwrote a review of on May 29, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This bottle works and looks great. My favorite feature is how easy it is to drink out of the flip-up straw. Some bottles require you to chomp down on the end of the straw. This bottle does not. A good amount of water flows through the straw with little effort.

Sometimes the bottle is a little difficult to carry when full of water and you're trying to run one finger through the handle.

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Cameron C

Cameron Cwrote a review of on May 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: 33 x 34

I purchased my first Stretch Zions last year. This year I'm buying more! The fit is even more dialed this year and the colors are better, too!

A also like the Bion pants when I need to look more dressed up.

These run true to size. I'm a 33 x 34. I would also pick up some Zioneers if they make them in a 34 length in the future.

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Cameron Cwrote a review of on May 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: 10

I live in Utah, the 2nd driest state in the US. I never thought I'd buy hiking shoes with Gore-tex in them because most of the time I hike in hot, dry weather. I bought these shoes to take on a recent trip to Europe. My wife and I have both lived in Europe so we knew we would probably encounter cold, rainy conditions on our two week trip. I bought these to keep my feet dry as we ran around Central Europe.

I chose these shoes because of Vasque's quality and durability. I also prefer hiking shoes over hiking boots.

Overall, these shoes are great. I've used them a lot more in Utah than I thought I would.

I normally wear a 9.5 but I had to go to a size 10 in these.

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Cameron Cwrote a review of on May 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: 9.5

Last month I was hiking to a waterfall near Gimmelwald, Switzerland. An old Swiss lady was sitting on a bench near the trail and invited my wife and me to sit on the bench for a quick break. We accepted the offer.

The Swiss lady and I conversed for a few minutes in German. I told her we were hiking to the waterfall. She looked at us sideways and informed us there would still be snow on the trail (I bought the Vasque Breeze 2.0 low GTX just for hiking in the snow but I wasn't wearing them!!) I told her we would be fine. She scrutinized our footwear, gave her approval, and off we went.

The Swiss lady was correct on two counts: There was snow on the trail close to the waterfall. And our footwear performed well.

These are my go-to shoes, though. They fit well and just keep getting better looking with time. I highly recommend them!

I'm usually a 9.5 in shoes. I went with the 9.5 in these and they were snug at first but they do stretch a little for a more customized fit!

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Cameron Cwrote a review of on March 23, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I gave this as a gift to my one year old nephew. I chose this because it's waterproof and fleece lined. It's easy to clean and it's warm. After walking around looking at Christmas lights, my sister-in-law said this was the "best present ever."

Basically, buy this if you want to be a cool uncle or parent!

I bought an 18M for my 12M nephew. He's short for his age and the Joules Baby Charlie is very large on him but I bought the 18M so my future nieces and nephews could enjoy their first real winter.

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Cameron Cwrote a review of on March 22, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Cosmo is a great headlamp. I have the old version of the BD Storm and bought this as a backup for the times I can't find my Storm. I know my Storm is technically brighter but focus of the light on the high beam is overall more effective on this model than my old Storm.

What are you doing? Just buy one already!

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Cameron Cwrote a review of on March 22, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: 33x34

If stretchy pants and denim pants had a baby, it'd be the prAna Bridger Pant.

These pants were designed to move. They fit great, they move great and they don't even have a gusseted crotch. Another winner from prAna!

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Cameron Cwrote a review of on March 21, 2016

4 5

I bought these for my wife. She had never worn Hoka's before but the shoes are known for creating less fatigue and a quicker recovery.

My wife loves them. They're so comfy she says, "It's like wearing pillows on my feet."

The shoes are true to size and she's stoked to put them on the trail this summer!

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Cameron Cwrote a review of on March 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size

My sister lives in the Bay area and wears this jacket all of the time. She says it keeps her very comfortable.

She and her husband went out whale watching and her husband was wearing a lot of layers and he was freezing. My sister had this and a shell and she was comfortable for the duration of the tour. This is coming from a girl who typically freezes under two duvets in an over heated room.

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Cameron Cwrote a review of on January 24, 2016

5 5

Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 185 lbs

The Bronsons are very comfortable. The fabric is soft and has some stretch. The cut is in between slim and relaxed. Overall they are a great pair of pants.

I bought the Pewter color and it is more green than grey. They are true to size.

Bottom line: you'll love them.

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