Jeff Guest

Jeff Guest

Employee

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.

Jeff Guest

Jeff Guestwrote a review of on June 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I generally don't need a lot of water when I go canyoneering, but I keep a Lifestraw in my pack just in case because it weighs nothing! We did Pearsons Canyon in Willard, UT which is a 2.72mi canyon with a 4,616ft vertical descent. I brought my normal amount of water which is about 1.5L in my Camelbak since it is only less than 3 miles and all downhill. Well, it ended up being a very physically demanding 9hr canyon and we all ran out of water!!! Luckily the majority of us had Lifestraws so we were completely fine! It can be awkward and hard to drink from a stream when your head is lower than your body, but it does work, and if you have an empty container that can hold water it works even better!

Check out the video with the Lifestraw making an appearance at 3:49.

Be sure to always blow out the water when you're done so it doesn't mold inside of your Lifestraw!

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Jeff Guest

Jeff Guestwrote a review of on June 29, 2016

4 5

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

I got these for a canyoneering trip down to Escalante, UT just in case the Miox Purifier and Katadyn Vario both failed from the very silty river water. I ended up not needing them which is fine with me. I'll just hold onto these for an emergency water purification situation. It's always good to be prepared!

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on June 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm a big fan of these freeze dried meals and I like to try different flavors to keep things fresh. You can't go wrong with Chicken Alfredo! It is super tasty and filling. I will definitely be buying more!

Pro Tip: Don't turn your zip-locked bag upside down to help mix the water and food. The zip-lock feature is not very strong and you will most likely dump your food all over the ground and scald your hands as well. I have seen this happen many times.

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on June 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is actually a pretty delicious cereal! You can use cold water to have cold cereal and it has powdered milk that tastes like real milk! I like to add a little less water than it suggests so it's not overpowered by tons of milk compared to the granola. If you enjoy milk and granola cereal this is a great one to take on your next outing.


Pro Tip: Don't turn your zip-locked bag upside down to help mix the water and food. The zip-lock feature is not very strong and you will most likely dump your food all over the ground. I have seen this happen many times.

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on June 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Chilli Mac with Beef has got to be my all time favorite Dehydrated meal! It is so yummy in my tummy!

Pro Tip: Don't turn your zip-locked bag upside down to help mix the water and food. The zip-lock feature is not very strong and you will most likely dump your food all over the ground and scald your hands as well. I have seen this happen many times.

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Jeff Guest

Jeff Guestwrote a review of on June 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

These Merrill hiking shoes are great! The sizing is right on, which is hard to find in other brands. The first time I wore them, I did a 4 mile hike and no sore spots or blisters! The sole is pliable and yet you don’t feel every little rock that you step on. I haven’t gotten them wet yet, so I don’t know about that waterproof mesh feature. But I have to say that I really like these shoes!

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Jeff Guest

Jeff Guestwrote a review of on May 22, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is my first Mammut rope, and it is awesome! It flaked smoothly right from the factory, and it had no tangles or twists. The rope feels great! It's not too stiff even though it's a dry core. I took a few lead falls on it with trad gear and the falls were soft! Great off the pro and on me! I love this rope! It also started to rain on the last day, but the rope held up just fine. I highly recommend it!

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Jeff Guest

Jeff Guestwrote a review of on May 22, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Bolsa is a great rope bag. Its design is simple, and easy to use. It makes clean up a breeze.

Pros: The bag is simple to use. To clean up the rope, simply grab the corners and slide the rope into the bag. The tarp keeps the rope from getting dirty on the ground and like the rest of the bag, it is made out of a good solid material. I bought the bag after borrowing it from a friend who also had good reviews for this bag.

Cons: The straps are thin without a lot of padding. Especially considering it sole purpose is to carry a heavy rope. Another con is that its sole purpose is to carry a rope, there aren't any other pockets or straps on it anywhere. If I were in charge of making the next generation, I'd add padded straps across the waist, and pockets and daisy-chains for strapping and carrying or at least separating out gear, but I guess this is a minimalist rope bag, and there are other bags out there that have zippers and daisy chains, but they cost more.

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on April 15, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These aren't your normal orange lenses. They pop so much more than the G30 and Persimmon lenses. The contrast is really amazing and makes everything so happy. The greens pop really bright. So far I've just used them for driving in low light conditions, and surprisingly they don't work as well for that, but they aren't meant for low light driving. They are meant for trail riding. I wouldn't suggest wearing these in super sunny conditions, but I would highly recommend using them for trail riding.

P.S. I didn't care much for the "All Day" lenses. I didn't notice much of a difference between the All Day and the Black Iridium, except the All Day lenses don't block out as much bright light.

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on April 14, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Description: very nice
I like this harness a lot. I have only used it for repelling so far and it has been great! Very comfy! The elastic legs are a lot nicer than expected. They hug your legs, and you never have to adjust them!

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on April 14, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I love this hoodie! It's a nice thin materiel that makes it nice to wear in the spring and soon to be summer nights. I like the hood and pocket material, it's almost like a silky feel! It fits really nice and close as well! I will definitely be buying another one!

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on March 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

This is only of my favorite jackets, the color is great, I got the snake. It is a thin jacket but warm! Nothing worse than having bulk getting in the way. The only complaint I have is it doesn't have wrist gaiters, I love that about my other jacket. The Velcro straps never stay on any Jacket. And when you are slashing through powder there is nothing worse than getting it in your gloves.

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on March 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The switchback bindings! This is my second pair! I have them for three of my snowboards! The flexible playful feeling you get from these bindings is amazing! It gives you that little bit of extra movement almost like the feeling of skateboarding except for the whole feet leaving the board! Though they are flexible they give you the stability for the powder as well!

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on March 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my third pair of switchback bindings! I love the durable plastic feeling of them, it really gives you a nice feel for the board as well as it gives you some extra mobility of the ankle. I didn't realize what a big difference the bindings made until my friend and I switched boards for a run. The fact that you don't need a screw driver to mount the bindings to the board is a huge win in my book! I never have to worry about needing a screwdriver when I am far away from the lodge. The Helgasons out did themselves with their amazing bindings! I would recommend them to anyone!

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on March 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this scraper! The triangle shape gives you way more leverage over the rectangle scrapers and has 3 good sides instead of 2. I like the little edge also the helps you get the last residue off the edges of your board.

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