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 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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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on April 21, 2016

5 5

Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: 34

These shorts are great. They fit nicely and I like the built in webbing belt. The shorts have just the right amount of stretch and can handle a wide variety of activities. The shorts dry quickly and the pockets can dump water fast. These will be my go to for warm summer paddling, fly fishing, climbing, and canyoneering this summer. Simple shorts with well thought out pockets and features make them stylish enough for casual use, but functional enough for any outdoor adventure.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on April 21, 2016

5 5

It'd been a few years since I purchased a Burton board. I finally decided I couldn't pass up this shape or graphic for the good snow year we were having in Utah. I've taken this board cat skiing in the Uintas, and resort riding throughout Utah. I've ripped powder, corn, groomers, and hot park laps. The 156cm is perfect for me and my style of riding (5'9", 175lbs). The board stays stable at speed, carves groomers decently, and even handles kickers in the park. But really where this board dominates is in the steep and deep terrain. Float is almost effortless and you can get barreled on every turn.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on April 21, 2016

5 5

This was my first experience owning EST bindings. It had been years since I bought a Burton board, and decided I needed the fish this year. I'm really impressed by these bindings. I love the straps, they are comfortable, easy to use, and easy to get out of the way. EST was a cinch to setup. I got these for my fish, so more for powder riding. I like the flex on them, and have taken a few laps in the park with them too. No complaints here.

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