Evan Stevens

Evan Stevens

Squamish, BC

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Evan's Passions

Alpine Touring
Trad Climbing
Telemark Skiing
Mountain Biking
Ice Climbing
Mountaineering
Sport Climbing
Bouldering

Evan's Bio

IFMGA mountain guide, trying to share the love of the mountains with everyone out there, and also work as little as possible so I can climb and ski almost every day of the year. http://evanstevens.blogspot.com

Evan Stevens

Evan Stevens wrote a review of on November 14, 2013

5 5

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

In the past I haven't been as much a fan of soft shell coats as I am of soft shell pants. Usually just a light shell to tour up in and a warm puffy to ski down in. This coats fabric, breathability and venting meant I wore it all the time. Tough enough, yet light. I really enjoyed this coat as my go to for touring. Great collar and hood set up too.

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Evan Stevens wrote a review of on November 14, 2013

5 5

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

This is my dream cold smoke ski touring pant. Light, stretchy, comfy, keeps the weather out, breaths and ventilates well, bomber over your ski boot cuff and stays there for quick and fast transitions like not other pant I have used. Style is relaxed so looks cool when you are out with all the cool kids, and the colors are great too. I wore these pants on warm sunny days, and cold stormy ones and it performed in all conditions. Light enough for spring tours, and when layered with long underwear great for cold winter days. Unless its raining out and you want gore-tex on, I can't imagine a better ski touring pant, and I have tried them all!

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Evan Stevens wrote a review of on November 14, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Rumor has it that these bad boys were developed for special forces and what not. I got to hammer on a pair for a long time. They truly perform if you need a dexterous glove that repels the elements a wee bit. Think alpine climbing, or fast and light ski touring. My only complaint was a slightly tight fit, which gives you the dexterity, made them hard to take on and off with cold, wet hands. I used them for summer and winter alpine/ice climbing, spring ski touring, and cold weather mountain biking.

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Evan Stevens wrote a review of on April 12, 2013

5 5

I have been wanting a piece like this for awhile. Half zip, light, stuffs in its pocket and clips on to your harness. Material will take a beating when you are out climbing, so perfect for good weather multi pitch climbing, and will keep you dry for a quick shower but not prolonged down pour. If you need a light weight piece that blocks the wind and snow/light drizzle while you charge along, and don't want some paper thin fabric that will disintegrate when you look at it, then this is the piece for you!

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Evan Stevens wrote a review of on March 12, 2013

2 5

At first I loved these pedals. I am probably a cross country/enduro style rider. I love the up as much as the down and I never shuttle and pedal everything I ride. But the riding where I live can be steep and gnarly so I wanted a pedal like this with more platform to comfortably ride not clipped in on the tough descents. In that regard this pedal was amazing. But after a few months of use, everything started falling apart, bearings, springs, etc...and warranty from time sucked. Look for something more durable is my advice.

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Evan Stevens wrote a review of on March 12, 2013

5 5

I must start off by saying I was surprised at how well these skis performed. I was expecting a spineless and not too playful ski as I ride the sidestash and sideseth a ton, and I find the coombacks to have a speed limit and be a little boring on the high end comparatively. But for the weight and dimensions, I can't believe how fast and fun these skis are. k2 nailed a good balance between weight and performance, and the ski has enough backbone and spring in its step to work really well. Granted I have only used this ski in deep powder backcountry conditions, so I can't tell you how it performs on any other surface, but in those conditions it rocked. In reality though, with dimensions like this, I wouldn't really use it for much else.

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Evan Stevens wrote a review of on March 12, 2013

5 5

Every osprey pack I own fits like a dream so that is no problem here. Tight and compact while riding, vents pretty well considering it is a backpack. Perfect amount of space for an all day ride for me, meaning, food, jacket, tools, knee and elbow pads. But when I go lighter, it snugs up nice with no dead space. Bladder has performed flawlessly for me now for a year and a half. I ride in wet and muddy conditions a ton and this thing has held up great. You can't go wrong in my mind!

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Evan Stevens wrote a review of on March 12, 2013

5 5

Hands down this is the best ski pack I have ever used for touring. I use it for non-technical, and lightly technical day touring for work, as I backcountry ski guide 100 days a year, putting this pack through the wringer. Excellent ski carry, great organization of snow tools, goggles, helmet and the rest of your gear. It carries like a dream, fitting so close and tight, you don't even notice it is there. Back panel opening is awesome, keeps you organized and snow free. Durability is top notch as well. Really I can't say enough good things about this pack. The only negative would be I wish it could somehow be made a touch lighter, but then you would probably lose some features. In my mind you can't go wrong with this pack!

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Evan Stevens wrote a review of on February 1, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wear out pants, big time. I am touring 7 days a week and running a backcountry lodge, which means I am also doing maintenance 7 days a week. This means tools, grease, chainsaws, skin tracks, snowpits, you name it. This is a pant I can almost wear for everything, with a tough water proof fabric, knee pads built in, huge side vents and big pockets, I can use this pant in a wide range of activities. Personally it is a touch too warm for full backcountry skiing, but a sidecountry lap or two, and the daily beat up of the ski hill, this is the pant you want!

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Evan Stevens wrote a review of on December 11, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Does that title make sense? This pole does it all and at a svelte and sexy build taboot. Depth markers, inclometer, rubber grips for choking up, great swing weight. You can not go wrong with these poles in the backcountry, super handy for me, every day I use all the features!

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Evan Stevens wrote a review of on December 11, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have used these skins for a few seasons now, and they have not failed me. great grip, maybe not the best glide, but I think they have the best ski attachment system going. I ski with a dog a ton and he has never popped off the tails walking on my skis, which says alot. The trim tool does a great job to give a custom skin pretty easily.

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Evan Stevens wrote a review of on December 11, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use probes extensively in my line of work, from guiding folks, avalanche training and snow science, and this product delivers. It has not worn out after extensive use for 2 seasons and has a smooth and fast set up. It is burly/beefy, meaning it won't deflect when probing. You can't go wrong with this probe!

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Evan Stevens wrote a review of on December 11, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you have K2 skis, then it makes sense to pair them up with this shovel. Then, no matter where you go, and what you do you will have a rescue sled with you. No brainer really. As far as shoveling and snow science are concerned, this shovel is rock solid and will cut smooth pit walls and dig out your friends with confidence and ease. A lot of thought went into this product from experienced people/guides and it shows!

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