Cornell Brown

Cornell Brown

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Saratoga Springs, UT

Cornell Brown's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Paddling

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on July 31, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

From the easy to read touch screen to the ability to wirelessly share waypoints, the Garmin Oregon 600T is the perfect blend of size and features. The built-in basemap gives enough detail for most outings, but the expandable memory allows the downloading of 24K maps for those times when I need more detail. The battery life is excellent for the unit and it functions perfectly in any type of weather that I have ever been in. When the goal is to get as far out there as possible, know what surrounds you, and get back safely, the Oregon 600T just gets it done.

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on July 31, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I don't go anywhere without my Princeton Tec Vizz. Of all my headlamps, it is the one that always seems to find its way into my pack. It has been soaked and dropped and I never worry about it turning on when I need it. The button operation is easy with gloves on and the button lock feature has saved me many sets of batteries from unintentional ignition. Being able to adjust the LEDs allows your to maximize battery life and the red option keeps you seeing after the light is turned off. Overall, there isn't anything I would change about the Vizz.

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on July 31, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have absolutely loved my Grand Trunk Micro Collapsible Camp Stool. I bought it because a friend had seen one and thought they looked fairly fun. I wanted something to use while sitting behind my spotting scope that didn't take up much room, was really light, and comfortable to sit on. This thing has exceeded any expectations I had going in. It is just high enough to let you stretch your legs while sitting for long stretches. I have been really surprised at how solid it feels for such a small stool. It never feels like it is flexing or going to collapse underneath me. The small mess pocket lets me stash a snack or rain jacket underneath it and it is really quick to set up. Bonus note, turned sideways it is exactly the right height to use as a prone shooting rest for a rifle.

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on June 30, 2016

5 5

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

We bought these for my 6 year old to wrap up the school year and they have rolled right into summer without thinking twice. Whether she is wearing them to the store or wading int he river with them, they look just like they are new. I love the toe protection for riding bikes and scooters and the leather just sheds all dirt that she can find. They have quickly become her go to pair for almost everything she does.

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on June 30, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I was really stoked to get the Mountain Hardwear Canyon Shirt. The fabric was perfect; light; fast drying, and breathable and the features were exactly what I was after. Unfortunately, the sleeves are much too long for me. It runs fairly true to size through the body, but anyone with shorter arms is going to fight these. They would work rolled up, but that really defeats the purpose of having a long sleeve shirt. I was able to find another option that worked, but wish I had been able to keep this one. It may have the best fabric of any of the performance long sleeves shirts I have tried. Just not cut for me.

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on June 30, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Yeti nailed it again with everything in the Rambler line. The 20 oz. Rambler mug is the perfect size for taking to the pool, the backyard BBQ, or just by the bed for that nightly sip of water. The ice stays FOREVER! Especially after that second fill-up. I find that when I have it close, I drink considerably more water (which my wife says is good for me), but the Rambler doesn't know what I put in it; it all stays just as cold. Get one, put whatever you want in it (no matter what your wife says), and prepare for near brain freeze performance.

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on June 30, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My Yeti Rambler Colster is just plain awesome. It keeps every drop of whatever the drink of choice is cold right to the end. Doesn't matter whether it is in a bottle or a can, it's in there solidly and isn't coming out until you grab another from the cooler. When temps get into the triple digits, find some shade, grab a case of something, and get a Rambler Colster to keep it and you cool.

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on June 30, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

The Columbia Tamiami II Button-Down Shirt is perfect for those hot days out chasing fish. It breathes well and dries quickly if wet. It fits a bit large (I didn't have to size down though), but the extra room allows the air to circulate and just adds to the cooling effect. The style seems to be just as comfortable on the river or out to dinner. Either way, I may end up with another one of these in a different color.

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on June 30, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have had my Travelchair Grand Canyon table out a few times now and have some initial impressions. First is that I use it more than I thought I would. It was going to be just a place to set some stuff under the sunshade if the weather was either too good or too bad. After taking it out, we use it for everything. At the lowest height, the kids chairs fit perfectly for dinner. At it's tallest, it makes a comfortable food prep surface. Somewhere in the middle is Yahtzee height. The solid hinges for the top leave little gap for things to fall through and makes for a more solid feel than other camp tables I have used. Along with the extra support bar, I never worry about it colapsing if one of the kids lays on it to grab another Pop-Tart. The legs adjust easily and while you cannot grab the top to move it, it is easy enough to get a hold of the legs to do so. Overall, I have been super pleased with this one and am glad we added it to our camp furniture.

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on June 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My Benchmade Mini Barrage does everything. Whether it is cutting through rope with the serrated edge or just slicing salami for an afternoon snack on the mountain, it gets the job done. With the dual liners, it is a bit heavier than most of my EDC knives, but that extra weight makes it feel unbelievably solid in my hand. With Benchmade's warranty and the lifetime sharpness guarantee, this is one knife I am planning on having for a long, long time.

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on June 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Marmot Limestone 4 gives you amazing features for a great price. It's am awesome combination of weight and space with plenty of room for 4. With a spacious vestibule and the double doors, I never have to fight my way around gear to get in an out. As with all Marmot tents, the Limelight holds up to any weather that you throw at it.

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on May 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love my Goal Zero Venture 30 kit. It has the ability to recharge any electronic device that I may be talking with me quickly and fully. At 7800 mAh, I can get 3 full charges of my phone on one charge of the Venture 30. For most weekend trips I leave the solar panel at home and just take the battery. On longer outings, the solar panel is great at topping off any juice you use out of the battery. A couple of the features that I have found to be really convenient are the Smart Charge feature that allows you to customize the output for each of the two 2.4 amp outputs to get the fastest charge for your specific device and the fact that it is waterproof. While I wouldn't go swimming with it, I never worry about putting it in a separate container or if the rain decides to start while I'm out with it. The built in micro USB cable is a nice addition and works great for everything except Samsung phones with the charging port cover. Due to the way this opens and the direction of the micro USB in the cord, they just don't quite fit. If you own a Galaxy phone you'll probably want to bring a regular cord. Other than that, the Venture 30 has been a perfect companion for all my off grid adventures.

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on May 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love my Goal Zero Venture 30 kit. It has the ability to recharge any electronic device that I may be talking with me quickly and fully. At 7800 mAh, I can get 3 full charges of my phone on one charge of the Venture 30. For most weekend trips I leave the solar panel at home and just take the battery. On longer outings, the solar panel is great at topping off any juice you use out of the battery. A couple of the features that I have found to be really convenient are the Smart Charge feature that allows you to customize the output for each of the two 2.4 amp outputs to get the fastest charge for your specific device and the fact that it is waterproof. While I wouldn't go swimming with it, I never worry about putting it in a separate container or if the rain decides to start while I'm out with it. The built in micro USB cable is a nice addition and works great for everything except Samsung phones with the charging port cover. Due to the way this opens and the direction of the micro USB in the cord, they just don't quite fit. If you own a Galaxy phone you'll probably want to bring a regular cord. Other than that, the Venture 30 has been a perfect companion for all my off grid adventures.

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on May 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Sea to Summit Bomber Tie Down is exactly what it claims to be; a bomber piece of gear. A tie down strap seems like a little detail until your boat goes soaring off the front of your vehicle when the guy in front of you stops short while texting. With these, that isn't going to be the case. The poly strap is heavy duty and doesn't absorb any moisture allowing the burly buckle to hold tight no matter what the conditions may be. The rubber bumper is thick and really protects anything you are strapping down from the buckle. Finally, the elastic strap keeper stops that annoying flapping of the tail end. Overall, couldn't be happier with these. You pull them tight and never have to worry about them moving or watching your boat fly over the hood.

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on April 14, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: 8.0

I have had the Nike Zoom Wildhorse shoes for awhile now and have had a good experience with them overall. On the plus side, they are super light. For the weight, you would think that they lack in support or protection for a true trail shoe. That is not the case here. They are well cushioned thanks to the EVA midsole and very breathable. On the negative side, they seem to be more low volume that even most other Nike shoes and feel about a quarter to half size smaller than their other products. I did get a bit more room in them after some break-in time, but if you have a higher volume foot or are in between sizes, definitely go up a half size in these. Overall, when sized correctly they will definitely be a shoe you reach for when you want to feel quick on the trail.

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on February 29, 2016

Solid as a rock!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I was looking for a solution to carry my canoe without requiring my wife and I to lift it on and strap it to the roof of my truck. The Xsporter Pro seemed to be the best candidate out there. Installation is pretty straight forward but could end up being a task for one person. With two we were able to take it from box to truck in about an hour without any difficulty. I did have to remove a couple of my bed rail cover's plastic clips to ensure a solid fit on the rail, but once they were out of the way the clamps seated down very securely. Because the length of my boat is 16 feet, we stretched the supports out as far as we could front to back. I think down the road if I want to use a cargo box, basket, or bike rack on there I will need to move them closer together, but for now they support the canoe very nicely. The only issue I have had so far with the rack is limited visibility out the back window when the rack is lowered all the way. Normally this isn't an issue, but if I was pulling a trailer I would probably raise it up just enough to clear the back window. Being able to lock the clamps to the rails and the crossbars to the clamps makes me feel very confident that no one will be able to steal the rack or anything hooked to it.

For attaching my canoe, I used 2 cam buckles around the boat and crossbars and a hooked V strap into the lashing points in the rear of the bed. With the load stops adjusted to the gunwales, the boat was as secure as I could have hoped. Travelling 5 hours home in a fairly stiff crosswind, the boat did not move an inch. Some may want to have a front strap on for more security, but with the rear strap preventing the boat from moving backwards I didn't feel it was necessary.

Loading and unloading the boat is also very simple. Once the bow was on the tailgate, it was simply a matter of climbing up and lifting the bow to the rear crossbar and sliding it until it was centered.

Overall, there isn't much I would change about the rack. From the ease of installation to the security of the load, Thule just got this one right. If you are looking at hauling long, heavy loads in your tuck bed, I'd definitely recommend it.

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on January 28, 2016

5 5

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

The Bogs North Hampton Native Rain Boot does a great job when things get a bit cold and wet. They slip on easily and seem to handle temps down into the teens comfortably. These run exactly to size and yet give you room for a good warm sock. While I wouldn't want to walk 10 miles in them, the footbeds are great for around town walking. The neoprene upper keeps all water out unless it gets up through the pull-on handles. Overall, no complaints on these and would definitely buy them again for keeping feet dry and warm.

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on September 2, 2015

Perfect for kindergarten
5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 3' 8"
Weight: 42 lbs
Size Purchased: Regular

So when shopping for backpacks for my 6 year old to start school with, we found out the choices are pretty limitless. From Disney Princesses to Hello Kitty, TMNT to Minecraft, you have every option under the sun. Of all these choices, my munchkin decided on the Fjallraven Kanken and I couldn't be happier. Not only is the bag really well constructed, but I won't be replacing it any time soon as her tastes in pop culture change. The bag is really light weight and overall does not have a ton of structure aside from the removable pad in the back. This makes it great for putting on a tiny back or any time that you want to be able to carry some stuff but don't want to overwhelmed by a ton of bells and whistles. The fabric is surprisingly very water resistant. The amount of rain and snow that she will encounter waiting for the bus won't have a chance of getting through. The two side pockets are deep enough for a water bottle or light sweater and the front pocket handles any additional things that she wants to throw in. Overall, we have been super happy with the bag and expect that she will be wearing it for years to come.

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on August 8, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

We have two of these, one for my 5 year old and one for my 2 year old. In both cases, they work great. Camelbak got rid of the button that these used to have which was really difficult to push for little fingers and hard to clean around. This new version is much simpler and we have had no issues with the kids opening and closing the bite valve. My toddler does like to push the valve back into the bottle which allows it to spills and means that someone has to open it to put it back together correctly. Other than that, these work great for keeping liquids in the kids hands more consistently. I was really surprised how much water they were going through while were in Yellowstone because they had consistent access to it rather than having to ask for a drink.

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