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 September 1, 2016

4 5

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

The North Face Aleutian Sleeping Bags give you a great value for the price. They are not the lightest or most compatible bags out there, but if you are looking for synthetic fill bag that will allow to comfortably handle most summer sleeping, this one will definitely do the trick. The Heatseeker fill seems to be really efficient and the bag is well constructed for fit, not too constricting but shouldn't bleed heat either.

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on September 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Eagle's Nest Outfitters SlapStrap Suspension Straps make putting your hammock up a breeze. With the multiple attachment points, you can really accommodate any opening between trees for a quick cat-nap or a long afternoon snooze. If you have a hammock, these will help you use it more often as setup and adjustments become a painless process.

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on September 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Mountain House Turkey Tetrazzini meal is always one of my favorites. It has plenty of flavor, always re-hydrates fully, and is plenty filling. It doesn't carry quite as many calories per serving as some of their other options but still will fill the tank back up after a long day on the trail. For my tastes, it has plenty of salt but always needs just a bit of pepper to round out the flavor.

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on September 1, 2016

5 5

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

The Burton Lunch Sack is just the right size for my 1st grader. It holds her little lunch box, an ice pack, and any other little things that a kid needs for an awesome lunchroom experience. The liner interior holds temperature well and makes cleaning it out really easy. We also love being able to clip it on to her backpack for the bus ride. Overall, a solid option if you are looking to send your child with their lunch on a regular basis.

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on September 1, 2016

5 5

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

We bought this for my daughter to take to first grade this year. It is the prefect size for her folder, lunch, and water bottle. The smaller pocket holds the little things she wants to take to school securely along with a key clip for anything we definitely don;t want falling out. I love the stash pocket in the front for her jacket along with knowing it is built tougher than most kids packs on the market and is covered with Osprey's All Mighty Guarantee. She loves the whistle...

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on September 1, 2016

4 5

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

I bought the Brunton TruArc 10 to replace a basic compass I had carried for years. My first impression out of the box was that it was much bigger than I had expected. I was a little concerned about that size since I usually carry it in my pocket. It did take a little getting used to, but now I don't notice it at all in there. On the flip side, this extra size makes using this compass with a map an amazing experience. With the built in UTM scales and the magnified heading readout, finding a bearing and staying on it are a breeze. The declination adjustment is easy to use and there is no way that it will get moved on it own. If you are carrying a map and want your compass to do more than just point you north, this is a great option.

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Cornell Brownwrote a review of on September 1, 2016

5 5

I love my Avex bottle. The bottle itself is easy to hold and wash, but where this really shines is in the lid. Being one piece, I'm never hunting for parts. The covered drinking port means I'm never worried about what it has come in contact with. And it is easy to flush out and wash. Overall, a solid bottle for everyday activities.

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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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