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Griffin Post

Griffin Post

Jackson Hole, WY

Griffin Post's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Running
Paddling
Skiing
Climbing
Surfing

Griffin Post's Bio

So, apparently this is the page where you learn all about me. Hmmmm let's see. I was born in Austria, raised in Idaho, and formally educated in Colorado, although my real education has taken place throughout the world. I'm fortunate enough to make a living skiing- I'm one of the luckiest people in the world. Somedays I spend all day on google earth, just day dreaming, planning expeditions I may or may not ever get a chance to do.

I think that skiing is one of the most selfish activities one can do, and for that reason I think it's incredibly important to try to give something back. I mean, c'mon, if you're lucky enough to get to ski for a living you better be helping other people out that are less fortunate than you, which is a lot of people. I don't think skiing is an ends in itself, but rather a means to accomplish larger, big picture goals. If in ten years all I've done is win some competitions and film some segments, I'll be pretty disappointed in myself.

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Griffin Postwrote a review of on June 30, 2015

5 5

If you're looking for backpack for cruising the streets (and not looking like you're going to be making a summit push at lunch time) look no further than the Kaban. It's versatile, has enough padding for even the heaviest loads and space enough for anything you need during the day or an evening adventure. The laptop side zip pocket is sweet, just remember to zip it back up after use, just in case you put your laptop back via the top zip and run the possibility of losing your computer out the side of your pack...not that I've ever done that before.

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Griffin Postwrote a review of on June 30, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I try to have these on hand during anything I do that I'd categorize as light exercise- skiing the resort, short hikes, etc. They provide enough of a quick energy boost without bogging you down and making you feel sluggish. They're tasty as well, so you never feel like you're choking them down like with some of the other bars out there. All in all, pretty amazing snack when you're feeling hungry, but don't need the full fix of the original PROBAR.

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Griffin Postwrote a review of on June 30, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

While I usually eat other pro bar products during my workouts, I prefer my Base Bars either first thing in the morning or following workouts because they provide more long term energy rather than a quick fix. While they definitely have a different taste than the original Pro Bars, they are far better tasting than a lot of the traditional protein bars out there. I would agree with phunk though, that having a drink with them is the way to go, coffee works for me too :)

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Griffin Postwrote a review of on June 30, 2015

5 5

Tasty and easy to digest, these things are the jam for missions where you need a quick hit of energy. I'll usually have a pack open in my pocket and eat a couple every 15 minutes or so on longer hikes/tours, which seems to keep my energy pretty consistent. For anything over a couple of hours, I like to pair the chews with meal bars, which helps out when you get a bit deeper into your day. Similar to the meal bars, I've never had any problems with the chews freezing up when the mercury drops, which is nice when you're tired, colds and need a quick energy fix.

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Griffin Postwrote a review of on June 30, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had too many experiences skiing in the backcountry and I reach for my bar only to find it turned into a piece of molar-cracking slate. Then, I was introduced to PROBAR. They don't freeze (or at least don't freeze as easily) as other bars I've had in the backcountry, making them far more palatable then some of the other bars out there. There's nothing worse than being starving and trying to chomp down frozen bars. I'll often pair these with the bolt chews for longer missions, the combination seems to provide an ideal mix of quick hits of energy and long term energy.

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Griffin Postwrote a review of on June 30, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As far as a tent goes for lightweight strike missions, particularly winter ones, this is the one for the job. I split this tent into two, roughly two-pound packages with my partner (poles and fly with one, tent with the other). This tent thrives in colder temps, while it seems to experience a bit more condensation when it starts to get warmer. I haven't used this tent in a full, on, monsoon downpour, but the rain I have used it in hasn't been that big of an issue as some others have noted. Sleeping two people is a bit cozy with a bunch of gear, but the vestibule should provide enough space unless you're really packing heavy.

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Griffin Postwrote a review of on June 30, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used this in several expeditions throughout North America and can definitely say I've put it through the ringer. High winds, snow , rain, I've seen a lot of action from within the walls of this tent and this thing has hung tough through it all. I'll usually set up a small table/stove/kitchen area within the tent on one side, and use the other side for sleeping quarters. This all depends on your group size however. At almost 50lbs it's pretty big to be carrying, but you can split up the tent, fly and poles and create fairly evenly weighted loads. Definitely worth it if you're going to be in the mix for a while.

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Griffin Postwrote a review of on November 30, 2014

3 5

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

I've had several pairs of these and must say they're great out of the box, but by the end of the year I usually have several blow outs. They mainly fail on the inside thumb seem at the pointer finger, ripping slowly until eventually your bare skin is showing through. So, I'd say if you are just skiing casually, they'll probably get you through the season, however, if you're looking for multiple years of use, you may want to look elsewhere.

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Griffin Postwrote a review of on November 30, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was a long-time user of the I/OX and must say that the I/07 is a little better fit for a medium-sized face. Don't get me wrong, I dug the I/OX, but at times it's seemed a little bit larger than necessary. The lens changes are as easy as ever, and I usually carry an extra one in my hip pocket for days when the light is in or out or I take a particularly viscous tomahawk. In short, if you're looking for a reliable, easy-to-use medium fit goggle, look no further than the I/07

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Griffin Postwrote a review of on November 30, 2014

5 5

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

I skied in this jacket all of last year and attest to its durability. The re-inforced fuse form sections of the jacket give a little extra protection from common wear and tear spots, which gives the jacket a little extra life. The FuseForm sections are integrated into the jacket itself, so it doesn't look excessively bulky/over-engineered. The hood is also integrated to wear comfortably with a helmet and ski, not just hunker down. While many jackets claim to have hoods designed for use with a helmet, this jacket allows you to shred without feeling like you have limited neck movement. And, obviously, it has the bomber construction and warmth of TNF.

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Griffin Postwrote a review of on July 14, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'd guess I've skied the BMX 108 about 80% of my days the last four years, and for good reason. The ski is rock solid under mixed conditions: it's powerful and charges through crud and chunder. Super solid under foot, the ski is still maneuverable and not as cumbersome as some other skis in its category. When you really want to open it up, the ski can handle high speeds and any unexpected bumps without tossing you in the back seat. If you're looking for something with the power and stability that comes from traditional sandwich construction, with modern early rise and and low camber, this is it.

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Griffin Postwrote a review of on May 30, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a great minimalist harness for ski mountaineering. It doesn't take up a ton of room in your pack and you can put in on without taking off your skis. Nice. Sizing can be a little funky, having a 32in waist (yet putting it on over my ski clothes) i felt like i fell a bit between sizes. I went with the S/M, and it works pretty well, but not sure how well it would work over a large puffy. That said, it sounds like those went with the larger size also had issues. If you think you fall between sizes, i'd order two and return one.

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Griffin Postwrote a review of on May 30, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used this pad extensively on winter camping trips and, for the most part, it's pretty solid. It packs easily, is light, and the stuff sack is actually properly sized (unlike those sacks that seem impossible to get the pad back into. That said, on really cold nights it doesn't have quite enough insulation for snow camping. I'd recommend bringing a close-celled pad (great for around camp anyway) in addition to this, providing a bit extra insulation.

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Griffin Postwrote a review of on February 6, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I come from the ski racing world, and I like my boots snug and this is my go to sock for that tight fit. The socks fit naturally, and don't bunch up after a long day schussing like other socks. They're warm and the morino wool fights odor transfer (when your other shoes start smelling because you wear the same socks as in your ski boots...you know what I'm talking about). Size wise, I wear a 9, which is sometimes an in between size in socks, and the medium fits well.

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Griffin Postwrote a review of on February 6, 2014

5 5

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

As some of the other reviewers noted, this is definitely not a base layer it you're looking to wear it next-to-skin. That said, it's an ideal second layer or outer layer on chilly fall/spring days. The morino/nylon construction provides great breathability and good resistance to wind. Plus, the hood fits snug against your face if you have to put up with some ridge-top gusts. I wear a medium and find the fit- hood and all- true to size.

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Griffin Postwrote a review of on February 6, 2014

5 5

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

For days when the temps aren't sub-zero, this is my go-to mid layer. Morino wool keeps you warm and dry where you need it, and the smartloft insulation in the front gives you and extra boost of insulation around your core. The back panel's morino is particularly nice when you're carrying a heavier pack, as the wool breathes and wicks moisture that would just build up if you were wearing a down.

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Griffin Postwrote a review of on February 6, 2014

5 5

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

I've used this on the coldest days of the season so far (-15F) as a layering piece as well as wearing it alone in warmer temps. Simply put, it does the trick without making you feel like a snowman. The blend insulation provides the warmth of similar, but bulkier down pieces. I particularly notice this slimness in the hood. Whereas its down counter-part would feel bulky and maybe a little claustrophobic if you were wearing this with a shell, this hood doesn't even feel like it's there. Plus, it packs well when it heats up.

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Griffin Postwrote a review of on February 6, 2014

5 5

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

I've been using this base layer every day this season in temps as cold as -15F. Essentially, it's my go-to base layer for several reasons. First, the Morino wool is second-to-none in terms of warmth and moisture transferring compared to other synthetics on the market. Second, while it's great when you have a fresh base layer every day, that's just not the case on certain trips. I'd confidently wear this for a week straight without any worries about it getting funky. Lastly, even though it's worn next-to-skin, it doesn't have a super tight, jock-fit, yet isn't loose to the point where it bunches up when you're piling on the layers. That is, you can wear it alone without feeling like you should be in some sort of football training commercial.

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Griffin Postwrote a review of on November 27, 2013

5 5

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

These are my go to gloves for cold days (<0F in the AM) when I don't need the dexterity of the Henrik Pro Glove. I.e., I'm not sledding, working with ropes, etc. My hands are usually the first things on my body to get cold but when I'm wearing these mitts it leaves that job to my feet. Some people think the wrist loops are a little goofy, but after rocking them for a season there's no way I'd ski without them. They leave your hands free to move instead of awkwardly sticking them under your arm pit or dropping them off the chair. I treat my gloves with the accompanying balm or a similar store-bought balm to make them a little more supple and to up keep the leather. Not totally required, but it helps give the gloves a little more life and maintains the feel.

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Griffin Postwrote a review of on November 27, 2013

5 5

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

This is my go to glove, as long as the temps are > 0F. There's virtually no breaking in period, as they feel well-worn right off the bat. Some people think the wrist loops are a little goofy, but after rocking them for a season there's no way I'd ski without them. They leave your hands free to move instead of awkwardly sticking them under your arm pit or dropping them off the chair. I treat my gloves with the accompanying balm or a similar store-bought balm to make them a little more supple and to up keep the leather. Not totally required, but it helps give the gloves a little more life and maintains the feel.

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