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Jason Bushey

Jason Bushey

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Jason Bushey's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking

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Jason Bushey

Jason Busheywrote a review of on December 4, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use this, as it is the only one that fits onto my Sram X01 cranks (94 bcd) that I know of. I was a bit disappointed with how fast it wore out. After approx 600 miles, and 90K of climbing, there was a poor grinding sound from the drivetrain, coming from a worn out chainring (I replaced the cassette and chain prior). Once replaced, it goes away. This also happened with the x01 cassette. Overall, functionality is good, and the 30T is great for high country riding. Sram should look to make a 28T in this design for the extra climbing high country rides. Overall, 1x I feel is the way to go, way more simple, and I can think of only 1 or 2 times in a year I dropped a chain, but durability should be increased on these.

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Jason Bushey

Jason Busheywrote a review of on December 4, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I purchased this jacket to replace my older Kepler that I had for 4 years for BC skiing. I love the DryQ elite fabric, it breaths well, and is completely waterproof (on the inside). The feel of this fabric is great, softshell like, but also durable, and very quiet on movements. Once you use the material more (a couple years), rain doesn't shed as well (even when you treat it) but you still don't get wet on the inside. A dedicated hardshell would work better for this. A few things that I don't like about this jacket, is the pit zip / pocket combo. I regularly use pockets, and sometimes use zips, and its a bit scary to do both for fear of items falling out. Also, the bottom of the jacket is a bit tighter then the kepler, less of a ski fit. And, also, the thumb pockets are now removed, but I didn't use them that much. But since MH didn't make a dedicated BC ski jacket this year, this was my option. I do enjoy the updated collar, and it protects against wind better than the Kepler did. Also, the cuff velcro seems a bit more bomber. Overall length, and size fit well (medium, at 5'7", 150lbs), except the bottom is a bit small for skiing movements. The fabric is the same for the Kepler, and I used that jacket for all touring, from temps around 25 degrees and below, I wear the jacket the whole day. When it creeps up to 30, I find I take the jacket off.

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Jason Bushey

Jason Busheywrote a review of on December 4, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have the 7'9" 3WT, and I used this rod for backcountry creek fishing in Colorado, and primarily fished dry flys with it. Presentation is flawless, and action is awesome. I haven't had this much fun in a long time with a rod. Obviously when you have a lot of weight on this rod, its not the best, but I have used it to streamer fish once, and it wasn't horrible. But that's not why I bought it. Caught everything from 8" brookies to 18" cutthroats, and the rod didn't blink.

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