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.wrote a review of on September 6, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a good pad and wouldn't have any complaints if I wouldn't have used the Sea to Summit Comfort Light first. This is comfortable and gets the job done but the Sea to Summit is crazy comfortable. This pad is a little noisy as well. To too bad but it is noticeable. I also prefer the valve on the Sea to Summit. This valve works fine but the Sea to Summit allows for faster inflation and deflation.

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Chris R.wrote a review of on September 6, 2016

4 5

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

I normally prefer Smith polarized shades but sometimes you need a color pop that isn't available in a polarized version. These look sweet and offer good sun protection. Good medium fit without looking too small on my big noggin.

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Chris R.wrote a review of on September 6, 2016

5 5

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

These are the most comfortable underwear that I own. They wick really well when you are active and stay comfortable around town. They dry fast and the Polygiene treatment works well on multi-day backpacking trips. It looks like some of the patterns are white on the inside. I have the black and navy which are the same color inside. Pants I normally wear 31-32 waist and the medium fit me well.

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Chris R.wrote a review of on September 6, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have owned a few Osprey packs and like all of the others the fit is amazing. As long as you pick the correct size you should be able to dial it in to fit you perfectly. Even carrying heavy loads isn't bad with this pack. Packed with a little room left I was able to take this on a few international flights to SE Asia as a carry on without any issues. The hip pockets and side water bottle pockets work great. I also like that the lid can be detached for a quick day hike of you want to take a few things with you. One thing that I don't like about the lid is that it is one big pocket. I would prefer that is was split into two compartments or had some kind or organization for smaller items. My other complaint is with the front J-Zip. It works fine for most items but it can be difficult to pull a large item of something from the bottom out. If it was a full U it would make it a lot more functional. Overall its a great pack.

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Chris R.wrote a review of on August 1, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This works well and the way its all help together is really nice. My only complaint is that the levers are a little cheap. They have worked so far but I don't think they will last.

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