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Jeff Guest

Jeff Guest

Moab, San Rafial Swell, Zion, North Wash, Wasatch Mountain Range

Jeff Guest's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Paddling
Climbing

Jeff Guest's Bio

I was born and raised in Utah and don't plan on leaving anytime soon. I currently live in Coalville and recreate all over Utah. In the winter I'm snowboarding at The Canyons Terrain Park and Snow Kiting in the open fields of Coalville, Park City, and Heber. In the summer I hang out all over Southern Utah while Camping and Canyoneering with my friends, and climbing in the Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons in the Wasatch Mountains. I love working at Backcountry.com and also don't plan on leaving anytime soon.

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Jeff Guest

Jeff Guestwrote a review of on March 4, 2015

4 5

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

In my 10 seconds of testing (so far) I think I like the Premium a little more than the Ultralight. While I like the lighter weight and compactness of the Ultralight, I think the Premium is more comfortable to sleep on with the extra fabric on top. I think the Regular size is perfect for camping. The Large is to big in my opinion and adds weight. The little bit of stretchiness in the fabric of both UltraLight and Premium Pillows makes the more comfortable than any other inflatable pillow on the market. Both of these are by far the best inflatable camping pillows I have tried!

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on November 8, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is the lightest weight tent that I own. It weighs 2lbs 7oz, but if you leave the fly behind you can get it to 2lbs. It also has a vestibule which is mandatory in my tent selections as well as free standing and has 1 pole that holds up the whole thing.

Beware, I am 5ft 6in and I can sit up in the tent and have my head wedged into the top of the roof. I'm

I would reccomend this tent to anyone who needs a lightweight backpacking tent. This will be lighter and more versatile than using a Hammock.

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on November 8, 2014

5 5

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

I bought this pad for when I go backpacking. I inflated it once just to see what it felt like. It is probably the least comfortable pad I own because you are just laying on air instead of air and foam. I will only be using this pad for backpacking trips where I try and shave off as much weight as possible.
It is relatively quite compared to the noisy Therm-a-Rest Neo Air which my friend has nicknamed the "sunchips bag" because it is so loud.

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on November 8, 2014

5 5

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

I have had this wallet since January 20 2014 (9 months) and I noticed the "fake leather?" around the Drivers License ID area that flips open is falling apart/disintegrating. I expect better quality from Dakine. I absolutely love this wallet except for that small misfortune. I'll have to contact Dakine before the year warranty expires and get a replacement.

Yes, I'm still giving it 5 stars because I love the leather, lots of slots for all my cards that make my wallet so thick, and the flip open DL ID card flap.

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on November 8, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am not a fan of iPhone cases mainly because they make the phone thicker and aren't always easy to work with, but I always put my iPhone in a Lifeproof case when I head into the desert to do some Slot Canyons or explore some abandoned mines. It has come in very handy because I can take pictures without having to worry about my phone getting destroyed from sand or water. I have even had to use the phone's light a few times while hiking out of a slot canyon in the dark because my friends forgot to bring their headlamps or visa versa.

Pros:
Protects from Water, Sand, drops, etc...
doesn't add to much thickness to the phone.
Doesn't need a special adapter to change your phone.
Comes in tons of awesome colors.
You can still use the Touch ID.
Lifeproof will warranty your phone if the case fails IF you purchase the case directly from Lifeproof only and pay the $10 or so to get the warranty protection.

Cons:
You HAVE to use a long dongle that screws into the case to use the 3.5mm headphone jack. Big Fail on Lifeproof's engineering team!
Sound is slightly muffled.
Adds some bulk to your phone.
The case is expensive.
Lifeproof does not warranty your phone if the case fails (this happened to my friend).
The plastic can degrade the sharpness of your picture.

Overall this is a very good case and I will continue to buy them whenever I upgrade my phone.

The Fre is good for the occasional case use like I use and full enclosure and protection.

The Nuud case is good if you are going to constantly use the case and never take your phone out.

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Jeff Guest

Jeff Guestwrote a review of on November 8, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am not a fan of iPhone cases mainly because they make the phone thicker and aren't always easy to work with, but I always put my iPhone in a Lifeproof case when I head into the desert to do some Slot Canyons or explore some abandoned mines. It has come in very handy because I can take pictures without having to worry about my phone getting destroyed from sand or water. I have even had to use the phone's light a few times while hiking out of a slot canyon in the dark because my friends forgot to bring their headlamps or visa versa.

Pros:
Protects from Water, Sand, drops, etc...
doesn't add to much thickness to the phone.
Doesn't need a special adapter to change your phone.
Comes in tons of awesome colors.
You can still use the Touch ID.
Lifeproof will warranty your phone if the case fails IF you purchase the case directly from Lifeproof only and pay the $10 or so to get the warranty protection.

Cons:
You HAVE to use a long dongle that screws into the case to use the 3.5mm headphone jack. Big Fail on Lifeproof's engineering team!
Sound is slightly muffled.
Adds some bulk to your phone.
The case is expensive.
Lifeproof does not warranty your phone if the case fails (this happened to my friend).
The plastic can degrade the sharpness of your picture.

Overall this is a very good case and I will continue to buy them whenever I upgrade my phone.

The Fre is good for the occasional case use like I use and full enclosure and protection.

The Nuud case is good if you are going to constantly use the case and never take your phone out.

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on November 8, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am not a fan of iPhone cases mainly because they make the phone thicker and aren't always easy to work with, but I always put my iPhone in a Lifeproof case when I head into the desert to do some Slot Canyons or explore some abandoned mines. It has come in very handy because I can take pictures without having to worry about my phone getting destroyed from sand or water. I have even had to use the phone's light a few times while hiking out of a slot canyon in the dark because my friends forgot to bring their headlamps or visa versa.

Pros:
Protects from Water, Sand, drops, etc...
doesn't add to much thickness to the phone.
Doesn't need a special adapter to change your phone.
Comes in tons of awesome colors.
You can still use the Touch ID.
Lifeproof will warranty your phone if the case fails IF you purchase the case directly from Lifeproof only and pay the $10 or so to get the warranty protection.

Cons:
You HAVE to use a long dongle that screws into the case to use the 3.5mm headphone jack. Big Fail on Lifeproof's engineering team!
Sound is slightly muffled.
Adds some bulk to your phone.
The case is expensive.
Lifeproof does not warranty your phone if the case fails (this happened to my friend).
The plastic can degrade the sharpness of your picture.

Overall this is a very good case and I will continue to buy them whenever I upgrade my phone.

The Fre is good for the occasional case use like I use and full enclosure and protection.

The Nuud case is good if you are going to constantly use the case and never take your phone out.

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Jeff Guestposted a video about on November 8, 2014

I always have my iPhone in a Lifeproof case when doing slot canyons in Southern Utah. My headlamp was not waterproof so I ended up having to use my iPhone light in the Lifeproof case to light my way in the Grim Section of Choprock Canyon in Escalante, UT. See the Lifeproof case in action at 5:50 if you don't want to watch the whole video.

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Jeff Guestposted a video about on November 8, 2014

I always have my iPhone in a Lifeproof case when doing slot canyons in Southern Utah. My headlamp was not waterproof so I ended up having to use my iPhone light in the Lifeproof case to light my way in the Grim Section of Choprock Canyon in Escalante, UT. See the Lifeproof case in action at 5:50 if you don't want to watch the whole video.

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Jeff Guestposted a video about on November 8, 2014

I always have my iPhone in a Lifeproof case when doing slot canyons in Southern Utah. My headlamp was not waterproof so I ended up having to use my iPhone light in the Lifeproof case to light my way in the Grim Section of Choprock Canyon in Escalante, UT. See the Lifeproof case in action at 5:50 if you don't want to watch the whole video.

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Jeff Guest

Jeff Guestwrote a review of on November 8, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am not a fan of iPhone cases mainly because they make the phone thicker and aren't always easy to work with, but I always put my iPhone in a Lifeproof case when I head into the desert to do some Slot Canyons or explore some abandoned mines. It has come in very handy because I can take pictures without having to worry about my phone getting destroyed from sand or water. I have even had to use the phone's light a few times while hiking out of a slot canyon in the dark because my friends forgot to bring their headlamps or visa versa.

Pros:
Protects from Water, Sand, drops, etc...
doesn't add to much thickness to the phone.
Doesn't need a special adapter to change your phone.
Comes in tons of awesome colors.
You can still use the Touch ID.
Lifeproof will warranty your phone if the case fails IF you purchase the case directly from Lifeproof only and pay the $10 or so to get the warranty protection.

Cons:
You HAVE to use a long dongle that screws into the case to use the 3.5mm headphone jack. Big Fail on Lifeproof's engineering team!
Sound is slightly muffled.
Adds some bulk to your phone.
The case is expensive.
Lifeproof does not warranty your phone if the case fails (this happened to my friend).
The plastic can degrade the sharpness of your picture.

Overall this is a very good case and I will continue to buy them whenever I upgrade my phone.

The Fre is good for the occasional case use like I use and full enclosure and protection.

The Nuud case is good if you are going to constantly use the case and never take your phone out.

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Jeff Guestposted a video about on November 8, 2014

I always have my iPhone in a Lifeproof case when doing slot canyons in Southern Utah. My headlamp was not waterproof so I ended up having to use my iPhone light in the Lifeproof case to light my way in the Grim Section of Choprock Canyon in Escalante, UT. See the Lifeproof case in action at 5:50 if you don't want to watch the whole video.

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on November 8, 2014

2 5

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

I bought this knife because I was in the market for a fixed blade knife and the price was right. I was dissapointed when I tried to use the flint with the knife. It is not easy to use in the flint in the notch of the knife's spine to create a spark.

I would recommend this knife to someone who needs a low priced knife and doesn't need it for outdoor survival uses.

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Jeff Guestposted a video about on November 8, 2014

Here is a cool video review from Nutnfancy.

This is the best iteration of this design yet. The SOG Slim Jim is a fast opening and super lightweight EDC blade. Early issue with lockup seem to have been corrected. Amazingly thin, these knives disappear in carry. They offer blades longer of many knives the same weight and this opens up new POUs like pocket bread knife. Ergos are excellent with jimping done right. Value is high and clips are perfect.
Scale: 7 out of 10

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on November 8, 2014

4 5

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

I'm very picky about my knives but I have watched and read a lot of positive reviews on this knife so I decided to get one. I was instantly dissapointed when I tried to open it with one hand. Because the handle is so slim it is hard to get a good grip while trying to open it one handed (and I have small hands). It is more of a cool knife to add to your collection rather than being a practical EDC knife. I ended up returning it the next day. I think I'll stick with my SOG Spec Elite 1.

I would recommend this knife to add to your collection or as an EDC that you will probably forget is on you, but is not a quick to open knife if you need to use it for self defense.

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on November 8, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I own a few of these hoses for multiple reasons. I can leave the hoses in different backpacks and just move the bladder from pack to pack. I also like it because it helps prevent the water in the hose from heating up or freezing while water is in the hose (I always blow the water back into the bladder no matter what the conditions are). The bite valve cover is more secure than the blue one that can be added onto an exiting hose, and it helps keep your mouthpiece free from dirt and other random debris. I highly recommend getting 1-3 of these for your bladder.

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on November 8, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have always been a Camelbak bladder fan and this model is a great upgrade from the previous model! The detachable hose makes feeding the hose through your backpack a breeze or leaving the hose in the backpack while you fill up the bladder or stick the bladder in the freezer (I have never had any problems from freezing my bladder or the bladder molding). The new cap is an easy quarter turn to lock in place and is easy to loosen when needed as opposed to the older model where you had to pass it around a group of buff guys just to loosen it up when you need to refile the bladder.

I would highly recommend this bladder to anybody and everybody over any other brand of bladder for it's ease of use, durability, and I've never had any of my bladders mold or mildew in the 7+ years I've been using Camelbak bladders.

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