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Geoff Conner

Geoff Conner

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

Geoff Conner's Passions

Running
Climbing

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 1-800-409-4502 EXT 4446 MONDAY - FRIDAY 9AM - 5PM OR EMAIL AT GCONNER@BACKCOUNTRY.COM

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Geoff Conner

Geoff Connerwrote a review of on December 14, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

Ariat is an American boot manufacturer that has been providing exceptionally engineered western boots for riding, work, and casual wear since the early 90's. Ariat was founded with the simple objective of creating the most advanced technology in footwear and apparel for the worlds top equestrian rider. While you may not be a world class equestrian rider(I’ve been on a horse maybe twice in my life), you can certainly appreciate that Ariat puts this technology into all of their products.

With its classic look and all day comfort, Ariat designed this boot for the Rambler who is equally at home out on that lonesome highway, eating tin foil dinners by the fire, drinking beer at Ray's in Green River, or sippin' whiskey at High West in Park City.
I appreciate workmanship and design and am not one that likes to stand out or fit in - These boots succeed and more.

The fit is exceptional, and true to size. I sized these the same as I do my casual and dress shoes. They fit securely in the instep, with a little bit of slip in the heel. The shaft is 11 inches, but fits loose, which I love - easy to pull on, but doesn't constrain or irritate my calf. I find them to be very comfortable, even when I'm on my feet all day thanks to the ATS mid sole.

ATS is one of 3 world class technologies(the others are used in other models) Ariat uses which set it apart from everyone else. ATS stands for "ADVANCED TORQUE STABILITY" - and in my opinion, besides the great looks, is really what made Ariat my boot of choice. The ATS midsole consists of a moisture wicking lining on top. Underneath, you have gel cushioning in the forefoot for shock absorption, and the heel cup offers structure and comfort. Below that, you have a composite forked shank which offers 3 X's the support of a steel shank. The Rambler fits all that with a Duratred out sole which offers flexibility, stability and comfort -
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Geoff Connerwrote a review of on October 1, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I'll keep this short and simple, I love these boxer briefs. Hiking, Climbing, Sitting at a Computer all day- these are the most comfortable underwear I have ever worn(yes, I've tried the other brands/materials). The fit is excellent, not to tight, not to loose. I havn't had them long, so I will update my post later on in regards to durability and lasting comfort. I'm 5'10 with a 32 in waist and went with the Medium

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Geoff Connerwrote a review of on September 17, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

Reiterating what Rob posted below, this is a great versatile piece, perfect for insulating under a shell or wearing as a standalone while drinking a beer at the amphitheater on a cool fall evening. The colors also guarantee that a hunter will not confuse you for a deer and your girlfriend will never lose you in a crowd. It packs into its own pocket(about the size of a 32 oz Nalgene) making it useful for backpacking, as a camping pillow, or attaching to your harness to take up to the next pitch.
I'm 5'10, 165 and the medium is a great standard(not athletic) fit.

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Geoff Connerwrote a review of on July 31, 2014

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

These pants are skinny through the legs and thighs but huge in the butt. I've tried quite a few of the BD pieces since they started making apparel and most I have returned or given to my brother due to weird fits. The pluses are they are stretchy and the gusseted crotch makes them ideal for climbing. However, until BD improves the fit on their apparel, these will be the last pair I purchase. I'll just stick to the Prana Bronson's as my go to casual/climbing pant for now.

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Geoff Connerwrote a review of on July 31, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I hiked the A.T. with a pair of Leki poles; I wish I had used these instead. They are great for distance hikes, steep hikes, and technical trail runs. Crazy light, not bulky, and the zpole design is amazingly convenient. When I do technical trail runs, I often need poles for the ridge lines/ steep descents but there will be stretches where poles are not convenient. I strap these guys to my pack and don't even notice that they are there. Only complaint is the handle, cork is a bit more comfortable. All in all, I am incredibly glad I picked these up.

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