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Cameron Yates

Cameron Yates

Cameron Yates's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Running
Skiing

Cameron Yates's Bio

Born and raised in the sticks of North Carolina. I've always enjoyed a wide and varied passion for the outdoors through growing up hunting, fishing, camping, snorkeling/diving, sports, etc.

I've done a lot of traveling in my days thus far and hope to continue that trend moving forward. The count currently sits at 40 US States and 19 countries, including a 9 month backpacking trip around the world that took me to Fiji, New Zealand, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, India, Nepal, Qatar, and England.

I moved out to Utah after I got home from the backpacking mayhem to spend a winter in the Wasatch and never left. I spend my free time Snowboarding, Hiking, Camping, Fly Fishing, Backpacking, Mountain Lounging and Climbing. If you love to get after it, the Wasatch is the place to be.

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Cameron Yates wrote a review of on March 13, 2014

4 5

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

This is an awesome hoodie for the colder winter months. It's super warm and comfortable. The sleeves aren't lined in the sherpa fabric but they are really comfortable and don't feel overly thin to me. My biggest beef is that the zipper seems really sharp and sticky on the bottom but it's still a bomber hoodie.

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Cameron Yates wrote a review of on February 18, 2014

5 5

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

I tried on top-of-the-line Arc'teryx and Patagonia pants before I tried these on and I immediately knew these were the pants I wanted. They're incredibly light pants with a loose fit so they're super comfy and provide room for any and all bending, twisting, etc while riding. They're also 2L Gore-Tex which means they're perfect (and breathable) for anyone riding anywhere other than PNW or somewhere with super heavy, wet snow.

I'd recommend these to anybody looking for a solid everyday pant. The 2 vents in each leg make these awesome for hiking/touring as well considering you can air them out so easily and still have the mesh netting w/in the zippers, which I like.

My roommate has an older pair of these with over 250 days on them and they still look brand new. They're made to a very high degree of quality and won't fall apart on you. If they do, Backcountry and Burton both have excellent customer service who will take great care of you.

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Cameron Yates wrote a review of on February 6, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Got this bag to keep my Nikon D7000 in halfway decent shape while I was beating around the Wasatch hiking and touring and fly fishing and camping. This bag isn't going to be the absolutely bomb-proof protection you're going to get out of a professional-level hard case, however if you want a nice protective case to keep your DSLR in while you're out beating around this one is a great option.

It's 420D Nylon RipStop does a great job of keeping dirt and water out and hasn't ripped or torn through all of the adventures. The inside of the case has enough storage that you can keep extra memory cards, batteries and wipes while you're out being awesome. It's not going to hold extra lenses but it's not what this is for. For the price and the size of it, it's a great option and great size for being an all-around protective casing for a quick adventure.

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Cameron Yates wrote a review of on December 10, 2013

Great Case... very Dependable
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got this case primarily for it's waterproof-ness to use during fishing, camping and touring trips. This thing has been dropped in the water, dropped in the mud and snow, dropped on the concrete and submerged to take sweet pictures and videos of pretty fish. It's still doing great and hasn't gotten a drop of water or the first scratch on my phone. I also love the fact that it's a relatively slim design so it doesn't feel bulky when it's in your pockets.

The only con for the entire case is the headphone jack area. The screw in/out jack makes it nearly impossible to keep track of the screw. Once that's gone your case is no longer waterproof. Thank goodness they give you an extra one because you'll most likely lose it at some point. The adapter to use headphones while the case is on is also kind of a pain if you use the case daily but all in all this is only a slight mark-down in what is an awesome case.

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Cameron Yates wrote a review of on October 30, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This pack is huge, comfortable, durable and efficiently constructed. With pockets and a space for seemingly everything, this is the bag you're looking for when it comes to longer distance/length trips where you need to bring everything, including the kitchen sink. Super comfortable, just make sure you're doing some research into the size you purchase. I'm 6' 160 lbs and the Medium fits great but certainly couldn't be any larger. Someone below said that they were 6'3" and the Med fit them great so just make sure you're sizing yourself properly.

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Cameron Yates wrote a review of on October 28, 2013

5 5

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

This is the 2nd pair of Vasques I've owned. I put the first pair through the wringer during a 280 day backpacking trip around the world and they held up amazingly w/ comfort, durability and waterproofing.

These have been no different and are shoes I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a solid, waterproof pair of hiking shoes that are bomb-proof but also look half-way decent. They're super comfortable, plenty stiff and supportive enough for me and my really high arches.

I chose these over the Patagonias and have been super stoked with my choice! In the rain, snow or mud you'll have really dry, comfy feet.

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Cameron Yates wrote a review of on September 30, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

This shirt is super comfortable, soft and seemingly beat-proof so it's your typical Patagonia quality, however, the fit is a bit loose. I'm a skinny guy at 6' 155 lbs and I bought a M. The shoulders fit well but the mid-section is so baggy that I haven't really felt comfortable enough to wear it out as a more formal shirt. Great shirt for fishing, beating around but wish the mid-section were more trim

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Cameron Yates wrote a review of on September 3, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These ants are great. The flashing on the bottom seems to do a good job of attracting attention when other patterns aren't doing much and as always they're made with Umpqua quality. I made the mistake of only buying 2 of these before a trip up to Idaho. The 2 I had were so mangled when I got home that I purchased 6 more!

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Cameron Yates wrote a review of on September 3, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought these boots mid-summer and have already put some serious time into them. They were really comfortable from the first day on the river and have only become to feel more like an extension of myself as they get broken in more and more. They're light and comfortable enough that I've put 10 hour days in them with no problems whatsoever. The only real ding is that they don't have super glue on the bottom of them. The studs work really well but I've definitely still slipped around on a couple of the more slick and mossy rivers.

All in all, I'd buy these boots again in a heartbeat.

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Cameron Yates wrote a review of on September 3, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

Shirt is super soft and comfy, incredibly warm and fits well. I'm 5'11" 160 and the Medium fits well. If I was forced to say something negative I'd just say the mid-section below the chest could be cut a little more trim but it's certainly not an issue. I still rock it everywhere from a night out on the town to a warm camping layer.

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Cameron Yates wrote a review of on July 9, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a solid box. I dig the fact that one side has dual padding for flies on both sides and one side doesn't. It allows me to put larger flies on the single side and my smaller flies/nymphs on the other so they don't squish each other when closed. Only complaint is that it can be difficult to open at times but not a major hang up.

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Cameron Yates wrote a review of on July 8, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

Such a comfortable, well cut shirt. It's a more slim fit... I'm 5'11" 155lbs and a M fits me perfectly but I couldn't get wear it any smaller. Bought a grey one and love it so much I'm back for another color within a month and a half of the initial purchase. Quality is holding up well thus far with stitching all still at 100% after a dozen washes.

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