Gordy Jacobsen

Gordy Jacobsen

Wasatch Front / Utah

Gordy Jacobsen's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Skiing
Climbing

Gordy Jacobsen's Bio

The outdoors does many things...alleviates societal pressures, reveals God's beauty and helps me forget that I am getting older!

Gordy Jacobsen

Gordy Jacobsen wrote a review of on December 8, 2008

5 5

Basic stove without any of bells and whistles, but I can't imagine using anything smaller or lighter. Besides, with a little improvising, you can rig your own windscreen / heat reflector. I have owned it for 5+ years and have never had any problems lighting it or cooking. Highly recommended.

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Gordy Jacobsen wrote a review of on August 28, 2008

4 5

These are great shoes... can be used for hiking, snoeshowing, or just about any sport. In addition, they are great to wear around town (especially in rain/snow)...the waterproofing works well! These shoes are definitely on the heavy end of a running shoe... I would probably go lighter unless you are traversing sloppy terrain. I think of them as more of a lightweight hiking shoe and a great one at that.

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Gordy Jacobsen wrote a review of on August 25, 2008

4 5

Perfect amount on bulk for the backcountry (don't overheat, but keeps you warm on blizzard days. They are very functional and move well. No problems with durability. Suspenders are easy to adjust. The suspenders have a tendency to slip off from time to time... it could be a slippery layer underneath, but it would be nice if the straps had a little more grip. Also, I sometimes confuse the side pocket zipper with the side zips (right next to each other and they feel the same).

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Gordy Jacobsen wrote a review of on August 25, 2008

5 5

If you are getting an avalung, there is no reason not to get it integrated into a backpack. I never used the external avalang, but I can't imagine it would be easy to organize (too many straps for a backpack, avalung and beacon). The integration is brilliant.

The pack is also well designed and perfect for long day trips (32L) with a compartment for your saftegy gear (shovel, beacon, etc) and another compartment with enough room for an extra layer, food and other stuff. The only minor enhancements I can love to see.... 1. An integrated crampon carrier (optional) to secure the outside of the pack and 2. something to better prevent the Camelbak hose from freezing (although that is probably a Camelbak issue.

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