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Eric Olofson

Eric Olofson

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Salt Lake City, UT

Eric Olofson's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding

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Eric Olofson

Eric Olofsonwrote a review of on May 31, 2016

5 5

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

Just picked this up to add to my backpacking kit. Haven't had the chance to test it out in the wild yet but it seems really nice. It's pretty lightweight but has a really good hand-feel. Seems fairly sharp. I expect this will be great for smaller logs, branches and tinder. The sheath and fire starter are nice bonuses.

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Eric Olofsonwrote a review of on April 25, 2016

5 5

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

Bought a chunk of the "warm" for those late season spring days. And I'll probably leave it on over the summer while my board sadly slumbers beneath my bed, dreaming of next season's first snowfall.

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Eric Olofsonwrote a review of on April 25, 2016

5 5

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

Used once so far and it definitely got my drivetrain clean and running smooth again. I either didn't realize just how dirty my chain and gears were or I dove in too eagerly but, man, I made a mess, getting black liquid all over my frame. Probably me just being a careless idiot but next time my chain/gears are that dirty, I'll be more careful and maybe even remove the chain as Dana suggests. I'm happy with the cleaning system, though, and the brush is really helpful with getting at that cassette.

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Eric Olofsonwrote a review of on April 25, 2016

5 5

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

After summer/fall commuting and then a lengthy slumber over the winter in my basement, my bike was feeling a little sluggish on my first couple spring rides. Ran my chain through a chain cleaner, lubed 'er up with this stuff, and zing! My drivetrain in happy and smooth again. Good stuff.

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Eric Olofsonwrote a review of on April 25, 2016

5 5

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

Like other reviewers, I made the switch to these from the yellow/6 degree pedals. Those yellows were just way too floaty for me, like I was standing in a bowl of grease or something. So far with these, I'm locked in enough to feel comfortably stable but there's just enough play to get good foot positioning.

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Eric Olofsonwrote a review of on March 31, 2016

5 5

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

I've been using Shimano MTB-style pedals for the last couple years and finally decided to make the jump to road-specific pedals and shoes. I mainly commute to work and back with longer weekend rides here and there. Haven't actually ridden them yet but I mounted them last night and I think I'm going to be stoked. They seem light and smooth and are easy to adjust for your preferred amount of tension. Can't wait to get out on them!

Update: After half a dozen rides, I am really hyped on these! Using them with the blue/1 degree float Shimano pedals and the Giro Empire ACC shoes. Perfect combo for me so far. They're feeling really smooth,comfortable and secure when pedaling and the dismount is a breeze.

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Eric Olofsonwrote a review of on March 25, 2016

Cool as both sides of the pillow
5 5

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

Picked this up last summer before a backpacking trip, basically just to have a washable case to keep my Therm-A-Rest Compressible Pillow clean. It fits and works like a charm, basically weighs nothing, and feels more like soft, comfortable, and cool sateen cotton.

Another thing I'm stoked on is I just picked up an inflatable pillow (Exped Air Pillow UL M - pictured below) and it fits perfectly! Can't wait to test out the combo this summer.

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Eric Olofsonwrote a review of on March 25, 2016

Camp Trek III: The Search For Sleep
5 5

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

Awful '80s sci-fi movies puns aside... I don't think I've ever been this excited to buy a pillow before. After many trips trying to ball up jackets, shirts, or whatever under my head, I finally decided to drop the money on one of these. I haven't actually used it on the trail yet but I'm pretty excited to put it to the test this summer. Tried it out briefly at home and it inflated quickly, fit in the mummy bag hood nicely, and packed up easily. It (size M) also fits perfectly into a Therm-A-Rest pillow case, which I'll probably try out, too. Can't wait to use it... adding the almost-negligible 1.6oz to my pack is totally worth if it helps me sleep better out there.

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Eric Olofsonwrote a review of on March 25, 2016

5 5

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

Picked this up for a recently-acquired Camp Chef Everest stove. I've only used it once so far but I was quite satisfied. Cooked up some french toast (mmm) and it turned out great. The griddle fit snug and level on the stove and clean-up was a breeze. So far, so good!

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Eric Olofsonwrote a review of on March 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Whether I'm car camping or hoofing it deep into the wilderness, this is an essential for me. It's lightweight, durable, easy to clean and gets all kinds of food up in my food-hole. Hell, I even keep one at my desk for lunches at work. You can't go wrong.

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Eric Olofsonwrote a review of on March 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This has been my main backpack for bike-commuting to/from work over the last year... and it's still going strong. I can throw in a change of clothes, some snacks or a light lunch, a couple of spare tubes, multi-tool, headlamp/lights, rain cover, etc. I also like to keep a pair of clear lens glasses in the small internal zippered pocket. And then I'll toss my keys in the outer zippered pocket. Has a nice laptop pocket but I don't use that much. My favorite part, though, is that the two strap things on that outer pocket fit my u-lock perfectly, keeping it off of my back. Can't go wrong with a conveniently-located bottle opener, either, for when you want to crack a cold one after a long ride home on a hot summer night... or any night, really.

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Eric Olofsonwrote a review of on March 1, 2016

5 5

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

Picked this up for a weekend trip to Targhee. It worked perfectly. I threw in some deodorant, a toothbrush, toothpaste, body wash, and some hair pommade. Definitely could have thrown a few more things in. It was nice to keep all that stuff together and just toss this bag in my backpack.

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