CodyScottCochrane

CodyScottCochrane

Salt Lake Valley & New England

CodyScottCochrane's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Skiing

CodyScottCochrane's Bio

I am a Proud Employee of Backcountry.com I Love the Outdoors and trying new things. Living in Utah for the past few years has opened my eyes to outdoor recreation that I didn't even knew existed. Working here has demystified some of these activities.

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CodyScottCochrane wrote a review of on February 9, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Looks good. Works well. Metal eyelet on the back makes Leashing a breeze. I haven't had the slipping issues as mentioned in other reviews.(I have a 55 lb Black Lab Whippet Mix, who pulls constantly on leash[Working on it}) The knots are made to slip so its easy to use but the 180 turn they do through the front metal piece creates quite a bit of tension between the inner bends of the rope and the eyelets. Making it pretty hard get those knots to move just by pulling on collar.

A tip for less slip: After Sizing your dog to snug but comfortable size use both of your thumbs to push the loops of rope onto the face of the front piece. Then a slight adjustment of the knot postions to compensate for any slack created by this. The key to no slipping is the slight tension from the knot to metal eyelets.

As for Noise, their rubber tag does help but doesn't solve the problem of the tag hitting the metal front piece to which to mount. 2 possible solutions for future models for Ruffwear: Rubberize the front piece, increasing the grip on the ropes and reducing noise from tags. or put a rubberized logo on the piece, this deaden the initial sound and dampen any ringing.

Easy Homemade Solution: electrical tape, heat wrap, Vinyl Stickers or good ol duct tape. If done right this doesn't have to look trashy, will not make it silent but take the metallic clamor out of the jingling.

Advanced DIY Master Solution: remove rope from collar to free the front metal piece. Scuff with steel wool, prime and then use Spray - on Rubberized undercoating or bed liner. I would mask the eyelets for the rope, as the ropes movement will likely wear the rubber quickly anyway.
Is there room for improvment? Yes.
That said, this is still one of the better designs for a Dog collar I've found to date.

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CodyScottCochrane wrote a review of on October 4, 2013

5 5

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

No socks? no problem!
Don't Feel like tying your shoes? Not an issue with the Neoprene-esque opening, they just slide right on fully laced.
Very Light, True Barefoot experience, no padding, no ramp in the heel. I wear mine without the insole or socks. The large lugs give you a mild foot massage as your walk as well as giving you tactile feed back for the terrain you are on, helping you modify your running style to meet the terrain without starring at your feet. *Not a good transitional Barefoot Shoe ie. if you haven't owned any zero drop barefoot shoes before, the transition may not be as nice to your feet.

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CodyScottCochrane wrote a review of on August 9, 2013

4 5

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

These are very comfy flip flops, but do not like them for long periods or if too long of walks. I understand the Flip Flop isn't the most performance oriented footwear available. These are functional and comfortable but prefer a more contoured solid sole (See Sole Cork, Chaco Pro Flip, or even the BaseCamp Pro's) Great casual Flip Flop

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CodyScottCochrane wrote a review of on October 10, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Worth every penny, this video got heavy play last year in my house as a pre-shred shred flick. Great Athletes, beautifully shot/edited, unparallelled soundtrack (For the year it was released) and was shot during one of the best winters in recent memory. All adds up to a great ski flick.

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CodyScottCochrane wrote a review of on October 10, 2012

5 5

Worth every penny, this video got heavy play last year in my house as a pre-shred shred flick. Great Athletes, beautifully shot and was shot during one of the best winter in recent memory. All adds up to a great ski flick.* Please note the listing says HD DVD this means a DVD thats 720p, not the now obsolete media format HD-DVD.

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CodyScottCochrane wrote a review of on July 8, 2012

5 5

After years of buying Bargain Folding Camp chairs at the beginning of every summer and seeing their demise before summer's end I started to think "There must be a better way"
Enter the Pangean Lounger.
Compact, rugged, simple elegant and smells good to boot.
You get a low to the ground seat which is nice because you can work a makeshift grill or tend your camp stove from a better angle. I found that around a camp fire you sit under most of the smoke that will billow off the fire. You can rock forward in the chair to grab things with ease. They store into themselves and are made of the exotic, fragrant and beautiful hardwood Eucalyptus. When not on car camping adventures, these live in the closet for easy additional domestic seating. I am a big fan of this product and since then looked more into Byer's line and I like what I see.

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CodyScottCochrane wrote a review of on June 21, 2012

5 5

Rechargeable Li-Ion w/Great Battery Life(12hrs @ mid volume 6 hrs @MAX), Volume to size Ratio is insane, Water resistant and rugged. I am Impressed by these little things, Bought 1 Liked it but dont like MONO sound so I bought another and with the use of a splitter I have very portable and loud Stereo sound. Sound quality is easily the most impressive sound i have heard from a speaker this small (about 1.5 inch) This little thing is a Beast. Looks like a Real deal car audio component got put into a shrinking machine. High Extrusion design yields high output at low power consumption, clear highs and mids, Bass is there but not as much as the highs and mids (What can you expect from from a 1.5 inch speaker?). If using with a smartphone an EQ app can really make these shine if you care enough.

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