Chris R.

Chris R.

Gearhead

SLC, UT

Chris R.'s Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Running
Biking
Skiing
Climbing

Chris R.'s Bio

Backcountry’s Gearheads are your instant connection to gear knowledge. They’re passionate outdoor experts hell-bent on helping you find the right ski, saddle, or pro. Follow their adventures and exploits.

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Chris R.

Chris R.wrote a review of on July 5, 2016

4 5

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

I bought these for my sister. This is what she had to say.

"Love them so far. Perfect cross country tires, good for hard pack smooth trails. 2.4 gives extra stability and makes the ride feel smooth. I am able to climb with more confidence and success than befoe over more challenging terrain. I was riding on Spcialized Ground Control 2.1 front and 2.3 rear previously."

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Chris R.

Chris R.wrote a review of on July 5, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: 33

These were just what I was looking for. I wanted something a little slimmer and not as long as most offerings. They hit a few inches above the knee. The material is lightweight and very comfortable. The size was a little off for me. I wear a 32 in almost everything but had to size up to a 33 in these.

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Chris R.

Chris R.wrote a review of on July 5, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: large

I didn't like the fabric as much as I had hoped and returned it. I would definitely require an iron after every wash. Even then it looks a little frumpy. Not what I was looking for. It also seemed to run a little big even being a slim fit.

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Chris R.

Chris R.wrote a review of on June 4, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I used to think that I would never use poles unless I was skiing. That has all changed. I am recovering from knee surgery so I picked up a pair of these so I could do a little hiking. They help a lot more than I expected. The extra stability and extra load off my knees is just what I needed. I am sure that I will be using them after I have fully recovered. I really like how light and adjustable these are. Adjusting the height and the straps couldn't be easier. I also really like how fast the go together and collapse.

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Chris R.wrote a review of on April 4, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love these bags. They are great for adding a little extra warmth to you sleeping bag. What I really like them for is traveling. Keep it in your carry-on so you have a light weight blanket on the plane. It worked really well in Indonesia to keep me off some of the questionable places I was sleeping. It also made a nice light sheet and helped wick sweat on hot humid nights in the jungle.

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Chris R.wrote a review of on April 4, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I wore this almost everyday while traveling in Indonesia. It helped keep me cool in the humid climate. Washing in the sink and hanging to dry to use for the next day was really easy. It looks good and performs even better. Its going to make a great hiking and running shirt as well. Its hard to see in the pictures but all of the current colors have small horizontal lines on them. The large fits me well with having a little room to move. They medium is almost base layer snug on me but would work well for running or other high output activities.

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Chris R.wrote a review of on April 4, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The large size is perfect for a single person and will work for 2 in a pinch. Its much softer than some other pack towels that I have used in the past. Drys you off well and after hanging for a few hours its ready to use again. Couldn't be happier with it.

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Chris R.

Chris R.wrote a review of on April 4, 2016

5 5

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

I bought this for my wife and she absolutely loves it. She doesn't like to carry around a purse but this is small enough to carry everywhere. She uses the Fjallraven zip wallet FJR002A with it. There is enough room for it, her cell phone and a few small essentials. With it being made from G-1000 its going to last a long time.

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