Ian Matteson

Ian Matteson

Utah, Montana, and PNW

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Ian's Passions

Camping
Snowboarding
Hiking
Road Cycling
Snowshoeing

Ian's Bio

Native to Montana I love the outdoors and exploring the globe. My favorite seasons are winter and spring for my favorite sports snowboarding and road biking. I frequent the Wasatch for daily getaways and photographing everything along the way.

Ian Matteson

Ian Matteson wrote a review of on August 17, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The supermega UL 2 is a well thought out light weight backpacking tent. I have used this tent almost a dozen times now and it has held up against southern Utah monsoon like downpours to uinta mountain rainy days. Clear nights with no rain fly are great if you want to get your star watch on as well.

If you are trekking solo this tent provides ample room for you and your gear. With a second person it is a tight fit, but not too uncomfortable. I prefer it when backpacking because of the 2.7 pounds it weighs and it takes up such a small amount of room in my pack.

My only complaint about this tent is the lack of headroom. I am 5' 11" and sitting up inside the tent is almost impossible with a 2nd person. When I am camping alone however, it is quite comfortable.

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Ian Matteson wrote a review of on July 17, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Obviously this is just a Tshirt but it is a very comfortable slim fitting shirt. Insight uses very soft cotton on their shirts and they do run a bit on the small side. I sized up 1 size and it fit perfectly but I have a wider frame. Loving the floral print for summer!

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Ian Matteson wrote a review of on July 9, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These goggles are the little brother to the APX by Dragon. I have tried out both and the APXs is definitely a dramatically smaller frame. These will fit a small or medium faced person but not anyone with a large face. The lenses are easily interchangeable and the frame-less design stays out of the way when you are using the goggles.

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Ian Matteson wrote a review of on July 9, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These bindings are very typical Flow style with easy in and out system. These are the top of the line with more bells and whistles. They have a smaller strap than previous bindings providing a traditional binding feel. Decent bindings if you want to get in and out fast!

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Ian Matteson wrote a review of on July 9, 2013

3 5

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

Flow bindings are awesome at a few things 1) being the speed that you are strapped in 2) the pressure distribution is even on the straps. These are awesome bindings for beginners who hate strapping in and foot pain. Their downfall is that they are heavy and a bit bulky compared to conventional bindings.

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Ian Matteson wrote a review of on July 9, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are your most basic pair of snow pants. They are cut like jeans with the 5 pocket design and the slim fit. They are made out of a non stretch material so if you get them too small they can be restrictive. Great pant that will keep you dry and looking good!

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Ian Matteson wrote a review of on July 9, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is an everyday helmet you can ride it in the spring time on hill or the dead of winter. Just pop out the knit liner if you get to warm and put it back in for the extra cold days. Fits nice and snug and has a low profile. Works well with goggles unless they are massive then it pushes on the brim. Great helmet if you are looking for a single impact helmet!

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Ian Matteson wrote a review of on July 9, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Do you like to keep your face warm and be anonymous? This is the ticket toss one of these bad boys on and line up the holes. It fits perfectly and will remind you of the 80's when everyone wore these to cover their face for warmth. Go Ninja, go ninja, GO!

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Ian Matteson wrote a review of on July 9, 2013

4 5

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

Everyone knows that for optics and the outdoors Costa knows what they are doing. This pair of Glass 580 glasses set the bar for using while on water. The fit are great on these they are a bit bigger than most Costa's which is a plus in my opinion. The polarized lens will help you spot all the fish in the water...hopefully your fishing skills can catch them now!

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Ian Matteson wrote a review of on July 9, 2013

3 5

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

The biggest advantage to these tubes is that they come in a 60mm stem length. This means if you have deep v wheels or aero spokes it should provide enough length to be able to put air into the tube! Decent tube but I have had better luck with Vittoria's tubes.

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Ian Matteson wrote a review of on July 9, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These bad boys are a reasonable price and hold up well if you know what you are doing. At one point I was ridding about 60-80 miles per week and a single tube inflated and installed properly lasted well over a month! Make sure you get tires that can hold a higher PSI because these bad boys run perfectly at 125 psi!

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