Israel Garcia

Israel Garcia

Moab, Utah

Israel's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Biking
Paddling
Snowshoeing
Skiing

Israel's Bio

I am a Utah native, I have been a whitewater guide in Moab, UT for 9 seasons. I have ran rivers around the western US, Canada, Alaska, NZ, and Chile. I worked/lived at Alta for 2 seasons as a ski bum. When I am not on the river you can find me mountain biking the slickrock around Moab, canyoneering slot canyons, or skiing the backcountry in the winter.

Israel Garcia

Israel Garcia wrote a review of on September 25, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

At first I was skeptical when I heard about hydroflask's performance. So I bought one and tried it out on Cataract canyon, I was amazed when it held ice for 3 days in 105 degree heat during the day and the lows were in the mid 80's. Since then I have used it for an entire summer backpacking, hiking, camping and rafting and it does what it's suppose to do, keeps hot things hot and cold things cold

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Israel Garcia

Israel Garcia wrote a review of on September 25, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Being a river guide on the Colorado river, I abuse these glasses everyday, I throw them in the sand when I get to camp, leave them in the bottom of my boat when I forget about them. I have even been wearing them during bad wrecks while mountain biking, I have had the same pair for 2 years and there is not a scratch on them.

The polarchomic lenses are great for reading water and they are always the right tint whether it is sunny or cloudy. The glass lenses give unsurpassed clarity.

Those who are use to polycarbonate lenses will find these a bit heavy at first, but they are definitely worth buying. I have even had a couple clients buy a pair when they get off the water after trying them on.

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Israel Garcia

Israel Garcia wrote a review of on December 23, 2008

4 5

I have had this ski since they came out, it is my backcountry ski, i have a pair of BD 01's mounted on them. They are good in trees, groomers and crud. They are adequate in Utah powder, but not great. Great quiver of one ski. The ski is moderately stiff and has a good flex. They are easy to turn. My set up is kilowatts 185, BD 01's freeflex(midstiff would be a better choice for this ski, BD glidelite STS skins. If you need a good backcountry ski, this a good option, just don't expect great float in deep powder.

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Israel Garcia

Israel Garcia wrote a review of on December 23, 2008

5 5

This jacket is very warm, it is made with windstopper so you do not have to worry about the wind cutting through it, The hood is removable, and it has a removable snow skirt as well. It is great for casual wear and a day cold day on the slopes. I think it is too warm to tour with. The only thing that could make this jacket better is if it was waterproof.

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Israel Garcia

Israel Garcia wrote a review of on May 1, 2008

1 5

as a river guide on the colorado river, i depend on my sandals, i have never owned a pair of Chacos that have lasted more than 2 weeks. the soles usually delam or the webbing breaks. the only thing Chaco has going for them is their customer service. bottom line great as a fashion statement, but not a good technical sandal.

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