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Greg Gavin

Greg Gavin

Gearhead

Little Cottonwood Canyon, and the San Rafael Swell.

Greg Gavin's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Skiing
Climbing

Greg Gavin's Bio

What drives me to be so active outdoors is the never ending pursuit to find my own limits. Many times I have set out on a journey to find my limits, and have repeatedly surpassed them without realizing it. Never second guess yourself, and never stop pushing the envelope!

Greg Gavin

Greg Gavinwrote a review of on January 13, 2016

It's the real sticky icky!
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These babies are great. They're affordable, and probably the easiest to cut skins in the history of touring. I've put maybe 100-120 days on my first pair before the plastic couple between my tip hooks, and skin material cracked. But even after I noticed this they still held on great for an all day ski tour here in the Wasatch. I've also noticed that the glue can become extremely gummy overtime. I'm not entirely sure why this happens, but I've begun to start putting my skins on "cold" at the trailhead instead of at my house to reduce this overstick symptom. Other than that these things are way better than the BD glidelite mix mohair which I thought didn't provide the same uphill traction as the G3 Backcountry.com colab skins.

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Greg Gavin

Greg Gavinwrote a review of on January 6, 2016

3 5

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

This vest has a rather boxy fit that I like for cruising around town, but not so much for the mountains. The materials are nice albeit thin, and the insulation is a good weight. I'd recommend this for a more stout man as the overall fit would compliment their larger frame better than a skinny guy.

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Greg Gavin

Greg Gavinwrote a review of on November 4, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

You want to bring that #5 don't you? You don't want to lug it up that approach though, right? These things are the lightest MOST STABLE big cams on the market. They have a wider stance than the BD 5 or 6, and a higher spring tension. This all means they walk less!

Plug and chug

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Greg Gavin

Greg Gavinwrote a review of on August 13, 2015

5 5

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

These shoes are great trail runners. They have a thin rock plate to help spread out point specific pressure, and foot fatigue. They're fairly supportive, and super comfy for longer runs. My only gripe is the rubber can be a little slippery on wet rock, but o well. Other than that I love them!

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Greg Gavin

Greg Gavinwrote a review of on August 10, 2015

5 5

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

Just got these binoculars, and love them. A nice compact package/storage allows for secure dirt free storage in my backpack. While the high quality high contrast glass allows me to do less squinting, and more studying of the subject matter I'm looking at.

Highly Recommended!

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Greg Gavin

Greg Gavinwrote a review of on July 14, 2014

4 5

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

Stiff platform with a goretex membrane makes these boots mountain crushers. I wish they had a slightly softer heel cup so the break in time wasn't so long (I have roughly 25 miles in mine). Definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a mountain boot that can take a pair of strap on crampons.

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Greg Gavin

Greg Gavinwrote a review of on July 14, 2014

5 5

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

What makes these babies so great, huh? Well let me spill the beans to this mystery of the world.

They're light, but not so light you think you're wearing full blown running shorts.

The waist band is 100% the most comfortable waist band of any short I've owned.

They're light, and pack super small for backpacking missions.

They're short, but not crazy short. Keeps ya cool in the summer heat!

A bunch of different colors to match your style.

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Greg Gavin

Greg Gavinwrote a review of on June 4, 2014

4 5

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

The cotton on this shirt is a heavier weight type, and as such gives a great feel of quality. This shirt is definitely something I'd recommend. I have the Magma color, and it's pretty much as bright as it looks on here. Maybe just a little less so at the most.

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