Jack L

Jack L

Gearhead

Salt Lake, UT

Jack L's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Biking
Skiing
Climbing

Jack L's Bio

Being an extremely active outdoor enthusiast since I was very young, I have been privileged to enjoy experiences with many types of outdoor activities and the associated gear. I enjoy: hiking, cycling mountain climbing, canyoneering, fly fishing, running, skiing and traveling. I am a Certified Lead Climbing Instructor - Boy Scouts of America and am presently completing ACA Canyon Leader Training. I've organized extended unsupported cycling trips; lead multiple groups of friends, youth groups and family on various excursions to Zion National Park, Moab, UT, Escalante UT, Wyoming, and Montana; Canyon Leader for multiple BSA group outings; organized numerous backpacking trips for adults and youth. Have competed and finished the Deseret News Marathon, Payson Marathon, and Heber Valley-1/2 Ironman Triathlon.

Travel experience includes extensive travel in North America, Japan, Australia, Europe, Central America and Canada.

With my varied experiences I have learned the significance of the right gear and the need for that gear to be of high quality. Sharing that experience and background with others, helping them find the right solution to their gear needs is extremely enjoyable - almost as enjoyable as doing the activity, almost.

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Jack Lwrote a review of on August 31, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you've got fat fingers that don't normally fit in pliers/hemostats these are the ticket. I am not particularly dexterous, and have fat fingers and hands that just get stuck using hemos with finger holes. I have used these for a few years now and they work amazingly well at removing tiny midges to big ol' salmon flies.

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Jack Lwrote a review of on August 31, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I recently had all of my fishing equipment stolen and stolen with that was a 2014 Lamson Guru reel. I was heartbroken. I loved that reel. I replaced it with this reel and have been able to start a new relationship. This reel is amazing and is a great all around reel. If you're in the market for a reel that will last for the next 20 years or more check this one out.

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Jack Lwrote a review of on August 31, 2016

5 5

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

Great all around sunglasses. From fishing to driving these sunglasses are awesome. They cut glare and you can pick fish off the bottom of a river with ease. They are also stylish and super comfy. I have a larger face and head and these fit very well and look great.

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Jack Lwrote a review of on August 31, 2016

5 5

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

I have put these socks through the wringer. They are literally the best socks that I have ever owned. I wear them for all purposes from Trail running to wet wading to canyoneering. These things have help up and still look new! I don't know how they do it but Darn Tough has figured it out!

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Jack Lwrote a review of on July 31, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I haven't been real pleased with this tripod. It has tipped over multiple times when it is even slightly windy. It is nice that it functions as both a tripod and a handle.

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Jack Lwrote a review of on July 30, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This filter works so well when you're accommodating a large number of people and needing to fill bottles for dinner time. This filter has worked flawlessly and has great features such as the clear panel for seeing the water level.
The only downside to the filter compared to the Pro Hiker is the filter doesn't have the charcoal to improve taste. I hope they eventually offer a filter with charcoal. I'm thinking it would delay output.

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Jack Lwrote a review of on July 30, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Fantastic product and no reason to go shorter lengths when you are going fluro if you know you will be using it up. it doesn't go bad as quickly as mono and a much less of a chance you'll be stranded when you've got a good hatch coming off.

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Jack Lwrote a review of on July 30, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This has been a great tent for many uses and environments. It has performed amazing well in heavy rain and wind. Even kept out blowing sand when other filled up. Easy put up and take down, durable fabric, but light. Great tent for two people backpacking who like to be comfortable and have a bit of space. Two vestibules work extremely well for extra space for shoes and packs, etc..

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Jack Lwrote a review of on July 30, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This stove has features that are very important to a good stove - it comes with a shield to increase fuel efficiency, ability to turn a fuel canister over to increase ability to use fuel at low temps. Adjustable flame does actually work and allows simmering, which is a great option for fuel efficiency and good cooking..
Initially had an issue with a screw coming loose and not being able to reattach, returned it got a new one and have been using many times without issue.

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Jack Lwrote a review of on July 30, 2016

5 5

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

This is an amazing well designed piece for the person needing a durable rain/snow/wind jacket. The jacket takes abuse and doesn't show it. It fits amazingly well and performs equally as well. The ergonomics are impeccable-with arm movement not being an issue, or exposing the rest of you to the elements. Very comfortable with a pack on and quite light for the features it possesses. .

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Jack Lwrote a review of on July 30, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These bottles are amazing and is my go to bottle when it's hot out. These do the job of keeping water cold when it's amazingly hot out.
Push button open is so nice! Not having to unscrew a lid everytime you want a drink makes life so simple. And it works very well. Have had no issues with performance.

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