JP L.

JP L.

Salt Lake City, UT

JP L.'s Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Climbing

JP L.'s Bio

Im a total gearhead who loves my job. I do a little bit of everything from camping/backpacking to rock climbing to mountain biking in the summer. During the winter though you cant get me off my snowboard.

Please feel free to come hit me and the rest of our chat crew up if you have any questions about this sweet company or our products by clicking "CHAT NOW" from the top right hand side of this page.

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JP L. wrote a review of on November 6, 2014

5 5

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

I like these pants. I have been wearing and ordering different colors over a couple of years now. I can wear them for everything from wedding receptions to grocery shopping. They are a skinnier fit, but not stupidly skinny. They also are a bit long. My 36 inch waist pants have a 34 inch inseam. Colors stay vibrant over many washes and I like the little diagonal stitching accent over the rear pocket. It adds just a little Volcom flare that tells people you're not wearing your Dad's Dockers.

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JP L. wrote a review of on November 6, 2014

4 5

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

I cant rave enough about Merino wool. The stuff is just great. If I could afford it, I would have every piece of clothing I own made out of the stuff. Soft, great moisture and odor control, as well as mystical heat control as well. They keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. These socks get a 4* rating from me because they do wear quickly, but that's kinda the deal with Merino wool. I haven't found a brand that wears any less quickly than these when worn 7 days a week. I have been wearing these almost exclusively for years and notice almost never does Stoic make the same color combo socks twice, so if you fall in love with a color combo stock up because they may not offer it in that style again. I would also recommend you size down if looking for a true NO-show sock. They are cut more like ankle socks than no shows.

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JP L. wrote a review of on November 6, 2014

5 5

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

Many reviews already written about these super affordable Merino wool boxer briefs. The fit is great, they are plenty thick, and very soft. I use these in the gym often and havent had any pilling issues yet. And, not to get too detailed, but the odor eliminating effects of Merino wool are for real. Try out one pair and I think you'll be making another order for several more soon after.

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JP L. wrote a review of on November 6, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I am in love with this company and their hats. This was my first beanie from them however and I was not stoked about the fit. The photos on their website show beanies with extra length so you get that loose look in the back of the hat, but these fit like a skull cap. No extra scrunched up material here. It was soft and tightly knit, so I dont have any doubts about the warmth, but I returned it because I wanted a looser fitting beanie.

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JP L. wrote a review of on January 21, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The title explains it all. I've used about every reasonably priced wax on the market including some ski racing specific waxes and this stuff is my new favorite. I work on a sign set up crew at Park City Mountain Resort with some skiers and after I waxed my board they asked "What did you put on your board? Lightning?". I combine both cold and warm waxes for an all temp coating. Spring riding hasn't rolled around yet so I havent used the warm on its own, but I have been pleased combining them so far. Easy to iron and scrape with a non-offensive odor. Also lasts quite a while. The most important part though is this stuff is FAST without spending race wax kinda money.

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JP L. wrote a review of on December 12, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I purchased these thinking they were more technical. They didnt have any insulation and with only 3 eyelits on the laces its tough to see these working for something like snowshoeing. I purchased the black leather color and the toe is a gray rubber, not suede fabric. That being said, the style otherwise is awesome and waterproofing a plus, so if you are looking for an around town boot these would be killer. Something to be more technical like winter hiking or working outdoors, look elsewhere.

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JP L. wrote a review of on December 12, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Usually, people shop for sunglasses based on looks. So, if you like these then you like these. They are slightly bigger and more square than Oakley Frogskins. A little smaller than their Holbrooks. The frame construction is fairly sturdy. I worry about the interchangable ear pieces though. The earpieces snap on and off sliding over a small ball bearing type plastic nub. If you swapped the earpieces consistently, I think the nubs would rub off and no longer hold the ear pieces to the frame. Also, the lens optics are a little sub-Oakley quality although they are MUCH better than cheap-o imitators like the Neff Daily Shades. Overall, I am very happy with the glasses, I am just partial to Oakleys construction and lenses when paying the same price. On sale, I would give these 4*'s and prefer them over the above Oakleys. If you need another celebrity face to look at, you can also find these on Aaron Kauffman in this seasons (3) Fast 'N Loud series.

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JP L. wrote a review of on December 12, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have been waxing my boards for years with a cheapo WalMart clothes iron and thought it was ok. Finally, I broke down and got one of these and it makes a BIG difference. The wax goes on a lot easier and spreads literally like butter instead of gum. It also has numerical temperature settings so you can properly match it to your wax (many waxes state an iron temperature on the packaging). As others mentioned it is also a great size for travel so you can wax your ride when in the hotel/cabin at Jackson Hole. If you spend time tuning your own gear, you will appreciate the time savings and better quality wax a board/ski specific iron gives you.

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JP L. wrote a review of on January 17, 2013

5 5

This is a belt. It holds your pants up. Not much special, but I wanted to point out that the buckle does snap off allowing you to substitute whatever buckle you want on the belt. I use my several Nixon buckles without issue on this guy. Looks like leather without paying for it.

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JP L. wrote a review of on January 17, 2013

5 5

I got these for my wife. She is a size 9.5 so I sized down so that she could wear these without socks. They ended up being too small so I got a 10 instead.

The fur inside is extremely soft! We were both quite surprised. The rest of the shoe is about on par with what you would expect from Sanuk. Very comfortable, unique style, but not much traction in the snow.

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JP L. wrote a review of on June 21, 2011

Singletrack - Many Uses
5 5

My dog (and I) love this thing. She is a 55lb Pitbull (mostly muscle - athletic build) and the Medium fits her perfectly. If you take a few minutes to test fit and size this thing right at home it fits perfectly on the trail and doesn't move a bit. It has good padding and I even use it to pick her up over big boulders that she cant get over herself.

Pros: Orange color and reflectors make it easy to spot when I wouldn't otherwise be able to see her in the woods. Water bottles included (0.5 L ea). Light enough duty to not restrain her activity at all but still carries water, snacks, collapsable bowl, poo bags, and small tie out. Perfect fitment with the straps. Very tough materials.

Cons: When you use one water bottle it makes the pack lopsided so you have to even out the water in both bottles each drink stop. Top harness loop is not very strong.

Overall, I was really happy with this thing and I leave her collar on as well, so if/when I need to leash her I just use that. This pack wont hold more than a days trip worth of gear, so if you are backpacking get a bigger one, but otherwise this pack is the perfect size for anything from walking to the park to a full day hike. I used a Sea To Summit X-Bowl Collapsable Bowl as my water dish and it fits in the pack.

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JP L. wrote a review of on December 15, 2010

3 5

These are pretty good little stomp thingys, but they do come off. Granted, I put mine on in the parking lot of the resort and so thats probably my problem, you will want to put them on properly with a blow dryer like it recommends. Good news, there are actually 9 of these in the pack like the picture shows (not 6) and I can only fit like 6-7 of these on my board without it looking too cluttered, so you have extras to replace if they do fall off. Overall, for $10 they are minimalist which is great and get the job done.

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JP L. wrote a review of on November 5, 2010

4 5

I have really enjoyed my Cartels. They are one of Burton's tried and true bindings. Mid flex, comfy footbed, and pretty plush but minimalist straps as well with no pressure points. You CAN find more comfortable straps but they are usually 5lb pillows. The B3 gel on the footbed is legit, and there are pleanty of adjustable features like you would find on most high end bindings.

I also always love Burton's ratchets, they run smooth and last for quite a while. I usually strip my straps way before the actual ratchet teeth and I crank the holy crap out of my bindings. Replacement straps are $5 at my local shop.

I wear an 8.5 Burton boot and have these in a Medium. All my straps and adjustments are in their middle positions. They could go smaller or bigger still.

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JP L. wrote a review of on October 28, 2010

5 5

In the sea of sub $400 jib boards how do you pick one? The answer lies in the Whammy Bar. This board is not just another noodle with a weak core to make it "jibby". Its not only a good quality snowboard, but has the spoon tech that slightly lifts each edge like a...well...spoon between your bindings so you can get your 50s on lock down without knocking out your front teeth when you meet Mr. Rail after catching an edge. Since its only between the bindings your overall board control is not affected on the rest of the mountain.

As a soft jibby board with V rocker tech, this thing will be the best in a quiver as your second park day board for all mountain riders or an only board for the park rat or urban guy who hardly ever cruises the rest of the resort. V rocker still floats like crazy in the pow though if you are so inclined. I see this spoon tech being the next evolution in jib boards and is SUPER helpful especially for the progressing rider transitioning from boxes to rails.

If you can find one, I highly recommend trying to get your hands on the Restricted colorwave with Bob Marley themed graphics. The thing looks siiiiiick.

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JP L. wrote a review of on October 28, 2010

5 5

Killer hat. Nothing special tech wise, but it fits really deep which I like. Its especially nice if you have long hair or dreads so it looks like the hat is over your head instead of chilling on TOP of your head. Mine also ran a bit big. Not enough to size down with, but I am normally between a 7 3/8 and 7 1/2 but this 7 3/8 fits right inbetween instead of the normal tight 7 3/8. I think its mostly because of the depth. Also has a pretty oversized brim which looks dope and doesn't start to curve on its own. Pick your color and get you some!

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