Christian Paul

Christian Paul

Alumni

Wasatch Range, Utah USA

Christian Paul's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing

Christian Paul's Bio

Landscape photographer and avid outdoors nut. Hiking and Backpacking are my Spring, Summer, and Fall activities. Snowboarding is my passion in the winter. I love the mountains no matter what time of year it is. They are magical places, unlike anywhere else on earth.



Web- http://www.christianpaulphotography.com/

Blog- http://seekingshambhala.blogspot.com/

Christian Paul

Christian Paulwrote a review of on October 12, 2015

Bomber Freestanding  Backpacking Tent
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have spent the last four seasons in this tent backpacking. It has been through downpours, gale force winds, hail, tree debris, and snow at high altitude and it has performed beautifully. With the footprint used every time since I purchased it, it pitches like new still to this day.

Big Agnes even supported the product far better than I imagined. I had something chew a hole in the mesh door, and something with sharp claws run up the spine of the rain fly. It put little holes in it and would have leaked. I sent it to Big Agnes and in one weeks time had the door sewn and holes patched and sent back to me to hit the trail. I also love that I can just pack fly and footprint where you want to cut weight and space for long trips. It has been my home where ever I have roamed.

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Christian Paul

Christian Paulwrote a review of on September 16, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am a landscape photographer, and being able to access remote areas and have the energy to stay out there for days at a time is crucial. Big heavy packs wear me out, and I find myself less than motivated to be creative. I have been looking at UL bags for a while. This is the one that I feel fits my needs for staying in the 25 lb range, but still haul everything I need to survive out there.

I was gifted with this pack, and I honestly had my doubts about it at first. It was so minimal. I did not know where I was going to put everything. But amazingly, by getting creative with my packing, everything fit with room to spare. The mesh pockets on the side and front are bomber, and they hold a lot more than you would think. The main chamber is massive. And the 360 degree compression on the bag is great for setting that load properly.

I have hauled this all over the Uintas for summer 2015. And it was like having a heavy day pack on. And the time getting into areas that normally took 3-4 hours was cut to 2-2.5 hours of walking time. Less need for brakes, and a lot of mileage in a short amount of time. I did Toomset Lake in the Uintas, 5.25 miles each way in 2 hours and some change. And that has a really big up from the junction. The way it carries a load is amazing. And it has far less pressure points and pull on your back than my other pack had. Sometimes I even forgot I was carrying a backpack.

This is now my go to bag. I would not imagine carrying anything else. You can see my web site and see some of the images that I took because this pack got me there this summer. My average weight with this pack was in the 20 lb range depending on what went in the food bag. The best part of this bag is that it does make you think minimalist and not bring the kitchen sink. Which is what backpacking is supposed to be about.

Here is my photography site: http://www.christianpaulphotography.com/

For the price, cubic inch size, and its weight class, I have yet to find another pack that compares for price or quality. The Crown V.C. 60 is the best backpacking bag I have ever owned.

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Christian Paulwrote a review of on May 28, 2008

5 5

This is a great all mountain board for those who are used to a stiff flex. It took a couple of runs to get used to. Once I had it dialed it was so stable at high speeds, held an edge like a champ, did not seem like a log under foot, and was even fun to pop some jumps with. Really a nice board, similar to my Custom X, so it really takes top honors in Burton's line.

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Christian Paul

Christian Paulwrote a review of on May 28, 2008

5 5

These give you all the ankle protection that you need, and they are full of support and are really comfortable on landings and drops. They are really durable and you can shred the hell out of them, they will last a long time. If you are vert skating, put a piece of duct tape over the toe for when you bail and they will last forever.

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