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Geoff Conner

Geoff Conner

Gearhead

The Wasatch Front, Southern Utah, Appalachia, wherever the adventure takes me

Geoff Conner's Passions

Biking
Climbing
Running
Snowshoeing
Skiing
Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Yoga

Geoff Conner's Bio

I am a Tennessee Native and am currently living in beautiful Salt Lake City. I completed a Northbound thru-hike of the Appalachian trail in 2012, grew up camping, hiking, climbing, biking, handling snakes(joke, maybe)and spending all my time in the mountains of East Tennessee. I ventured out West 6 years ago and spend everyday trying to get after it in the gigantic playground that is Utah. I look forward to discussing any upcoming (or past) gear related requests, questions, trips and/or just sharing my knowledge of the outdoor arena with you! I am on call 24/7, so feel free to reach out and I will look forward to connecting. We use the gear we sell, so if I am not available I will get back to you once I have returned from my latest adventure here in the Wasatch and beyond.

YOU CAN CONTACT ME AT 801-736-5313 MONDAY - FRIDAY 9AM - 5PM OR EMAIL AT GCONNER@BACKCOUNTRY.COM

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Geoff Conner

Geoff Connerwrote a review of on March 28, 2016

Brother/Ski Patroller Approved
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Got this for my brother for patrol season, here is his review -
"This helmet has fulfilled it's purpose. Lightweight, the shell thwarts branches and other debris(takes a beating), the ear pieces are removable and it's a great fit with or without them. The boa system seems to be superior to any that I've used on previous helmets(Smith Vantage, Scott Chase to name a couple) and provides a tight comfortable fit. The color scheme is unique and overall I'm pleased with the product and would recommend it."

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Geoff Connerwrote a review of on March 22, 2016

Great Rope
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been climbing with this rope for about 10 months now, mostly trad and everywhere from Idaho to Salt Lake to Moab. I have been climbing with Blue Water ropes for several years now and really like this rope overall. 9.3 is a fantastic size for multi-pitch routes and saving some weight on the approaches. It's a little on the stiff side but still handles really well after quite a bit of abuse and has proven to be durable. Also, the bi-pattern is solid and really easy to spot the center.

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Geoff Connerwrote a review of on March 22, 2016

Go To Touring Jacket
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I have been using this jacket for the past couple years now and absolutely love it. Great athletic fit, lightweight, breathes well, and protects - pretty much everything you could want for touring or alpine pursuits.

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Geoff Connerwrote a review of on February 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Size 9

This mitt is durable, super comfortable, and most importantly, warm. The removable liner is great, the high cuffs are perfect for powder days and cinch up easily, and they stay perfectly dry(just treat them!). Lastly, I don't feel that they are bulky and the color patterns all look great.

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Geoff Connerwrote a review of on February 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love these gloves for touring and winter running. They have a great feel to them and the over-mitt is perfect for taking off or throwing on as you need it - the stow away is awesome. I also find these to be really nice for ice climbing on the not-so-cold days. I used them on a week long trip in Ouray recently and loved the dexterity and grip. If it's a colder or wet day on the ice, I would consider the Camp USA GeKo.

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Geoff Connerwrote a review of on January 8, 2016

My Favorite Piece
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

This jacket is the perfect softshell for almost everything - climbing, touring, hiking, whatever. It's body is a lighter fabric than the Gamma LT and uses a durable heavier weight fabric in the shoulders and sleeves. It strikes that ideal balance between ultimate breathability and wind protection. I use it a lot in place of a rain shell when it's not to cold and your on the move(water resistant enough and way better than being all clammy and sweaty) and it's crazy durable so makes more sense that a wind shell if you are playing in an alpine environment. I love that it is fully featured with velcro cuffs and an adjustable hood. Additionally, the hemlock inserts are genius and really do keep the jacket in place when wearing a harness.

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Geoff Connerwrote a review of on January 8, 2016

Bombproof Protection
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

This is my 2nd season with the Rush and it absolutely crushes both in the resort and heading up the skin track. It's tough where it needs to be and more breathable everywhere else. The Expedition Fit is perfect for varying layers without being bulky(more roomy than the athletic fit but more tailored than the relaxed). This jacket really shines in the small details - it's articulated perfectly for complete freedom of movement, the zippers work smoothly and easily(seriously, this is something I think really sets Arc'teryx apart), the two main pockets are perfectly placed for use with a pack, the hood cinches and adjusts w/ease, and the two-toned color pattern looks great. If you play hard and like to stay dry and protected, this is the jacket to get.

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Geoff Connerwrote a review of on January 8, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

If you are looking for a split that floats effortlessly in pow, look no further than the V-Tail. Holy Moly this is a fun board to ride - did I mention it kills it on the not so powdery stuff as well. It's stiff but responsive and turns with ease. In pow, you'll find that you can lean forward, meaning you take some of that pressure of the back leg. I agree with Dan's post below, this is like strapping into a rocket ship. For skins, go with the Voile skins w/out a tail clip - you can modify them with an alternate clip if you want - it would be kinda interesting though.

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Geoff Connerposted an image about on January 8, 2016

Versatile, Fog-free Performance

Seriously, why would you buy any other goggle? The Smith I/O family of goggles absolutely kill it on the mountain. Switching lenses is super quick and easy, they don't fog, and the clarity is unmatched. Pair it with a Smith helmet(Vantage in this pic) for seamless integration. Lens pictured is the Red Sensor which is great on overcast days.

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Geoff Connerwrote a review of on January 8, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

In my opinion, this is the best base layer for high aerobic activities(touring, climbing, ect..). The material is extremely comfortable, wicks well, and dries much faster than merino. I absolutely love the fit - not crazy tight like some base layers out there but not to loose either. Multi-color options rock as well. Pair it under an R1 and you are set to tackle whatever mountain pursuit your heart desires.

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Geoff Connerwrote a review of on January 8, 2016

Favorite Layer
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I never leave home without my Patagonia R1. It's the perfect layer for touring, climbing and anything else. The hood is my favorite feature - forgetting the fact that it makes me look like a teletubby, it fits under my helmet or hat comfortably and has enough coverage without being annoying. The material is extremely soft to the touch and pretty darn durable. It wicks well and dries quickly, keeping me comfortable during high aerobic pursuits. It fits true to size and is pretty close fitting. I'm 5'10 175 and sized up to a large for the longer length so it tucks nicely into my pants and stays tucked in - medium would have fit perfectly well otherwise.

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