Chad Thornley

Chad Thornley

Bluffdale Utah, Denver Colorado

Chad Thornley's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Running
Biking
Snowshoeing
Climbing

Chad Thornley's Bio

Currently I live in beautiful Colorado, and previous to that it was the great state of Utah. I pretty much love doing anything outdoors, and I consider myself a total gear freak... I love to do anything from backpacking and camping, hiking, mountain biking, kiteboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, rockclimbing, and pretty much anything else

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Chad Thornley wrote a review of on June 25, 2010

5 5

These are awesome. Pretty much everything I look for in a pair of socks. Slip em on and its like instant comfort... there's no odd stitching to be felt anywhere, and I love the extra padding on the bottoms and the toe-cap. Extremely soft. Hiked around in them all day and no problems. I even lounge around the house in em, all the time! Another random thing, they actually do seem to help with controlling any odor problems.... I know I was skeptical at first, but i've noticed a difference. Pretty much the perfect pair of light hiking socks around

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Chad Thornley wrote a review of on January 16, 2009

5 5

The first thing I have to mention about this jacket is how comfortable it is... its so super soft!! I also love the ability it has to stretch all over, making it easy on and off. Works perfect as a baselayer/liner as it is super warm and pretty light as well. I am really happy with my decision to get one.

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Chad Thornley wrote a review of on December 11, 2008

5 5

This tent has exeeded my expectations by quite a bit... Honestly I was a little doubtful to how this would hold up compared to other brand name tents, but I have not been dissapointed in the slightest. The tent itself has quite a bit of room inside, making it very comfy for two people, but also able to hold three in a pinch. I really find the giant front vestibule perfect for accomodating all of the winter gear that comes along, especially if dug out and down into the snow a good bit. I have spent many a night inside this tent during strong wind storms and blizzards, and nothing has ever been blown loose. The tent poles make such a strong frame as well, that you can actually climb on top of the tent (although not reccomended...) and have it support you. ;) Works out well on winter backpacking excursions when you have another person to split the weight up with. If planning to use this tent in more mild conditions then you can ditch the fly and get plenty of basic rain protection that way. Lots of vents, keeping condensation down, and also has a very easy color coordinated pole setup. Good job by Kelty on this one.

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Chad Thornley wrote a review of on December 3, 2008

5 5

It seems that La Sportiva has once again done it. These shoes are totally sick! I used to love the old Miuras, and they worked great. When it came time to find a new shoe, I considered getting the newer Solutions by La Spotriva, but ended up waiting for these. Like the Solutions this has a really downturned toe, with their P3 platform. A buddy of mine has the Solutions and loves them, but the main difference I have seen is the Miura vs has more edging ability to it. With the radical toe downturn it works great for overhangs, but also for any type of climbing all around. I totally love these shoes. Props to La Sportiva...

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Chad Thornley wrote a review of on November 26, 2008

5 5

The Raven may not be the lightest and most advanced ice axe out there, but it will still get the job done. I have used it many a winter and it has yet to fail me in anything. The wrist strap is super helpful, as the handle has no grip to it... Totally worth it for the price, and will last a very, very long time!

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Chad Thornley wrote a review of on November 26, 2008

5 5

This headlamp totally rocks... I find myself doing all kinds of activites outside in the dark now, since I can see with this light! The spot and spread modes are great, and each mode has a different brightness setting as well as a flashing mode. battery life is also very good, even when used in very cold conditions. My favorite headlamp out there by a long shot.

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Chad Thornley wrote a review of on October 22, 2008

5 5

When I went into the market for a new pair or running shoes these ones somehow popped up, and I decided to try em out. So far I have not been dissapointed! I have put quite a few miles on these shoes, and they only now begin to show slight signs of wear... The rubber on bottom wears slightly (of course), and the rubber/plastic pieces around the laces have begun to come loose slightly. Nothing major, or that affects the performance. Still very good grip on surfaces, and also waterproof thanks to the gore-tex (have put the shoe in creeks and rivers, not getting wet feet). Highly recommend these, very much worth it.

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Chad Thornley wrote a review of on October 22, 2008

5 5

This stove is the best! I upgraded from the Jetboil PCS after deciding I wanted a little more cooking ability and options. I have never had any problems at all with this stove when I take it out backpacking, and it has always performed over 100%. I love the way that everything (fuel stand, stove, windscreen) minus fuel fits inside these pots. I find the 1 1/2 liter pot to be the perfect size for personal outings, and even cooking for a friend or two. Everyone always enjoys seeing the windscreen just snap on to the stove base, and then seeing how effective it really is at keeping the flame up and running. The stove base is very very stable, and the flux-ring pots make it near impossible to knock the pot off... Also the lids for the pans double as plates. This stove is a total breeze to set up, it boils water like no tommorow with the flux-ring pans, and it is worth every cent! Love it.

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Chad Thornley wrote a review of on October 22, 2008

5 5

Well i'm not suite sure about the above review (there are those defective items), but I feel that this stove deserves a chance for sure! I have never had any problems at all with this stove when I take it out backpacking, and it has always performed +100%. I love the way that everything (fuel stand, stove, windscreen) minus your fuel fits inside either one of these pots. While the 3 liter pot is overkill for most situations, I find the 1 1/2 liter pot to be the perfect size for personal or even cooking for a friend or two. May be slightly heavier, but split things up... Everyone that I go hiking with always enjoys watching the windscreen and how effective it really is. Also the lids for the pans double as plates, so it can help save on "some" weight. A total breeze to set up, and it boils water like no tommorow with the flux-ring pans. Worth every cent, I really do love mine!

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Chad Thornley wrote a review of on October 8, 2008

5 5

This setup is perfect for going light. All the necessities are here in a fork, knife and spoon, because personally I am one of those people that hates using a spork. As mentioned, the case is pretty ridiculous, but just leave it behind and volia...

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Chad Thornley wrote a review of on September 30, 2008

5 5

I am super stoked that I got this pack, it rocks! I actually consider myself pretty picky when it comes to shopping for my gear, but this pack has everything that I need, and wanted, plus more. Super roomy, great build, and very lightweight at the same time. I really love that it has almost a mini sleeping bag compartment (although it is not seperate from the rest of the pack) since it makes it convienient in getting things out of the bottom of the pack. Great pack, carries well, will last a long time!

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Chad Thornley wrote a review of on September 30, 2008

5 5

This pack is the perfect size and has the perfect amount of features for a small daypack. For me it works 100% how I need it to for mountain biking. It carries plenty of water in the 100oz bladder, and I have never once had a bad taste left from it... Also the bladder is super almost indestructible, the best out there. My only bother is that sometimes I feel like the pack as a whole doesn't hold much cargo, but honestly it holds plenty. I've taken a jacket, snacks, full bladder and more in it at times... Not that you need all that much for ripping down singletrack anyways.

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