Chase Skidmore

Chase Skidmore

Employee

Wild Places of Utah

Chase Skidmore's Passions

Snowboarding

Chase Skidmore's Bio

I'm a Utah native. Mountain biking, climbing, and traveling are three of my passions that consume most of my time. Split boarding is becoming my winter obsession.

Chase Skidmore

Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on September 22, 2016

5 5

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

I really like this jacket. It is very warm, and comfortable as a stand alone or with layers underneath. I took this on a winter excursion to South America and it helped me stay warm in the wind and humidity of Southern Chile. The jacket is think, but well cut, so you don't look like a marshmallow. The face fabric is very durable and resistant to weather with the DWR treatment. I liked the knit and stretchy under cuffs that helped to seal in warmth around my wrists. This jacket is great around town, but is rugged enough for some cold weather camping and outdoor work. Solid piece from Basin and Range.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on September 22, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I really like this shirt. I am a pretty standard M, and this shirt fit no problem. I did see a lot of the comments about weird sleeves, but I didn't notice any issues at all. I have longer arms and I thought the fit was great. This shirt is made of quality material, it's warm, looks nice, and is durable.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on September 8, 2016

5 5

I love these chews, especially the cherry cola. These are perfect to add some variety to the bars and gels and long rides and runs. Good flavor, good energy, and some caffeine enhanced flavor options. They don't handle heat that well though, so they may get a little melty/sticky if you have them in a jersey pocket on a hot day.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on August 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I recently took this pack on a trip to the wind rivers. It folds down small enough that it fit into my backpacking pack with ease and it is very light. Once we got camp setup in the Cirque I threw my 2 liter bladder, shoes, harness, chalkbag, runners, draws, helmet, headlamp, and some snacks and we headed up Pingora. This pack got me through 3 peaks in 3 days and fit everything I needed. Durability and functionality is great.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on July 8, 2016

5 5

I really like these draws. I've always been a fan of the straight gate on top, wire gate on bottom combo. Sling is beefy but not too bulky or heavy, and the added safety feature is great. The carabiners have great action and durability. Clipping and cleaning is easy. Weight on this is pretty standard for a sport oriented quickdraw and pricing is great for a 5 pack of high-quality draws. Well done as always Mammut.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on July 8, 2016

5 5

This rope is amazing, it is hands down the best rope I've ever used. The handling and feel of this rope is incredible. It was a cinch to flake out and is extremely lightweight. It has withstood a lot of abrasion and should get me through many more pitches. I have some skinnier singles ropes, (9.0s etc) but the doubletwist technology in this rope makes it feel so compact and dialed that it seems thinner and easier to manage than my smaller ropes. I got the 70 meter length. I climb a variety of trad, and sport single and multi-pitch routes and I'm convinced this is the best tool for the job in any discipline of rock/alpine climbing.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on June 28, 2016

5 5

This is a great product. Well thought out, easy to setup and adjust, and very durable. My 2 year old is still figuring the thing out, but it's easy to adjust it to his height, and he's getting better at it each day. This will teach him balance and give him confidence to transition over to a pedal bike when he's ready. I don't know if he or I am more excited about it.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on June 28, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: M

So it's a good thing, but I really don't have much to say about this jersey. So no complaints, but nothing outstanding either. This is a well built, standard full-zip jersey. Works and fits great.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on June 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: M

So I'm giving this 5 stars because it is so good, but it does have one minor flaw. I don't understand why they built the chest pocket the way they did, it is in a funky spot, and gets bunched up. Ok complaint out of the way. This jersey is great, it wicks well, is very lightweight and comfortable. It fits slim, but not skin tight. The standard 3 pockets and full zip makes it perfect for all day epics. Perfect for mountain biking.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on June 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love the oval. I was skeptical at first, but now I'm running oval on the hardtail and full squish. The direct mount is so clean and easy. 0 dropped chains, 0 shifting issues, just pedaling efficiency and mountains of PRs. I find myself able to keep my speed up better while climbing without burning myself out, and I feel just as fast, or faster on the way down. 1x drive chains just got even better.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on June 15, 2016

5 5

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

I'll be honest, these are not my daily go to gloves, just because I usually opt for a little padding. But they are light, well-designed, and they fit well for the days when I want the most minimalist glove I can find. Also, I love the finger details for brake lever grip, and the poppy bright colors.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on June 15, 2016

4 5

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

I always go with a size L in gloves and these are spot on. The graphics are unique and so far they've been pretty solid. I've got a couple hundred miles on these and they are still going strong. Definitely the top pick out of the last 4-5 pairs of gloves I've had.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on June 15, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I really like this hoody. The material is soft and quick to dry and I like the fabric underneath the arms that helps to wick moisture. I wear a medium in most products, but I went L in this sweatshirt. I think it fits well. I'm 5'9" and 180 with long arms. As bullet point number 2 calls out, this thing is a relaxed fit. Great for casual use, sun protection, traveling, and to warm up after spending time in some chilly water. I'd buy another one in a heartbeat.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on June 15, 2016

Casual All-Arounders
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: 34

I've put these pants through a variety of conditions and activities, from desk work at the day job, to muddy hikes, to off-width crack climbing, to summer-time backcountry snowboarding. The durability has been great, and the fabric still looks new. The fit is nice, true to size in the waist, good length, and I like the taper. It seems that after one wash the leg opening relaxed just a little bit which is nice. They are a trim tapered pant, perfect for casual situations, or forays out into the wilderness. I would recommend them.

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