Colin Godby

Colin Godby

Park City, UT

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Colin's Passions

Backpacking
Camping
Mountain Biking
Road Cycling

Colin's Bio

I love the outdoors and all means possible to get the blood pumping. Shredding, ripping, dropping and flowing.

Colin Godby

Colin Godby wrote a review of on April 18, 2013

4 5

I use this bag as my go-to carry on luggage. I really like the idea of lifetime warranty on a piece of luggage, and the understated, yet techy styling drew me to this piece.

The bag as a whole as a good, solid quality feel. Zipper pulls are ergonomic, materials are durable yet look good and the molded plastic pieces are well integrated. Interior doesn't have tons of organization pockets, but that is likely because Eagle Creek makes tons of organization pouches for you to buy separate.

One thing to note for this piece is that it is not the most optimized shape or size to pack the most amount of gear into an overhead bin. I never really have a problem getting it into a bin, which is great, but all the extra room around it means that I am not able to put quite as much stuff in it as the guy next to me. Mostly it is driven by the shape of the upper zipper opening area, as it is curved and profiled, instead of being boxy and square. Not a huge issue, but if you love to jam as much stuff as possible into your luggage, you may want to look elsewhere.

Overall, I am happy with the purchase, like the styling, feel and peace of mind with having a lifetime warranty.

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Colin Godby wrote a review of on September 17, 2012

4 5

I have traveled domestically as well as internationally (China and France) with this bag. The weight is good for how obviously well built it is. The wheels are great for varied terrain and the grab handles all over are super usable.

Only small complaints are:1.there isn't a ton of organization built in, so be sure you have your own sacks for the inside, 2. The way the main zipper splits, it is hard to ensure you pack the entire thing efficiently (using all available space).

Overall, great carry on, stoked to have the lifetime warranty.

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Colin Godby wrote a review of on September 15, 2012

4 5

Best functionality in a high end MTB brake that I have ever ridden, but with some reliability shortcomings.

I have ridden all kinds of Avid, Magura, Hope and Shimano brakes, and these are far and away the best Ive ridden. The lever size (small - 1 finger braking) is perfect and the modulation is top notch. Paired with the ice-tech rotors and I have done some serious descents with them (off the passes here in PC and Jackson) and not had any over heating, fading or squeeling. EAT THAT AVIDS.

One problem popped up however with the hose at the crimp for the banjo bolt into the caliper. On my first set, both the front and rears began to leak fluid, which in turn flowed down onto the pads. Riding the ribbon in Grand junction with no front brake was not awesome. Alas, they have a lifetime warranty and within a week, they fixed me up and i havent had issues since. It sounded like a common problem for the early releases that has now been addressed.

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Colin Godby wrote a review of on September 15, 2012

5 5

I've been searching around for the right shoulder season jacket to keep me riding a bit further into the fall and earlier in the spring out here in Utah. The tough part for me was finding something that would work for MTB, road cycling as well as any other aerobic outdoor exercises. Personally, I think that this jacket was the perfect find.

The zip off sleeves make it super versatile for road and mtb. There are two zips per sleeve, so it is a bit of a task to get them back on, but nothing seriously bad. The windproofing of Gore is top notch, and though I haven't been out with it in a full down pour, the water beads right up and runs off in the slight shower it has been in. Oh, and the breathability is excellent, hasn't felt muggy or sticky at all.

NOTE, I am 5'8 and about 155lbs and the large fit me well for what I was looking for (not ultra slim, since I would be MTB in it). I can put a long sleeve base layer under it, but not much more, so I dont think I would have gone with a Med. Hope that helps...

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Colin Godby wrote a review of on April 23, 2011

3 5

I tried on a myriad of boots from all brands before choosing the Judges. They insole is quite comfortable while being supportive and the boa system works like a charm.

After a full season shredding, they have started to pack out a little bit, and the heel lift is becoming more apparent. Also, I have never had problems with getting cold feet/toes until I started using these boots.

All in all, a well made and comfortable boot with some shortcomings.

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Colin Godby wrote a review of on April 23, 2011

4 5

The pants have a great style and feel. The attention to detail is awesome and the fact that they are carbon neutral is great. The Cooper definitely fits very slim, so I would size up from normal, especially if you have more muscular legs. I ended up switching out and getting the 'Talma' pants from Bond instead because of this.

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