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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.

Jeff Guest

Jeff Guest wrote 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 Guest wrote 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 Guest wrote 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 Guest wrote 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 wrote 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 wrote 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 posted 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 posted 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 posted 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 Guest wrote 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 posted 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 wrote 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 Guest posted 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 Guest wrote 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 Guest wrote 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 Guest wrote 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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Jeff Guest wrote a review of on November 7, 2014

5 5

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

I bought the green color shorts for canyoneering. I do a lot of slot canyons in Southern Utah during the spring, summer, and fall. I have been using regular boardshorts but I have always wanted some bright green shorts with zippered pockets. I was very happy to have found these! the pockets have a mesh lining to quickly drain water and are super useful. The fabric didn't hold up as well as regular boardshorts did rubbing against sandstone walls, but that is sort of to be expected in slot canyons. I love the velcro waist adjustment feature so you don't need a belt or a draw sting. I wish I would have bought 3 more pairs of these when they were in stock!

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Jeff Guest wrote a review of on November 7, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've been a Eureka tent fan for many years and I own 3 different Eureka tents. I upgraded to this one mostly because of the color. I love the Aluminum Poles and waterproof fly. My only beef I have with this tent is it doesn't have the dual door and vestibule like the older Apex XT2 had (basically the same tent). Other than that I love this tent! It is a little on the heavy side for backpacking, but I don't do much backpacking so the weight isn't an issue for me.

This tent is extremely easy and quick to set up and take down with it's 2-Pole design, is freestanding, and the colorway is freaking amazing!!!

I would recommend this tent to anyone who wants a quick and easy tent to set up for car camping. The price is great too!

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Jeff Guest

Jeff Guest wrote a review of on November 7, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I bought my first pair of POW gloves back in 2011 after researching and testing many different glove brands and fabrics. My hands run cold due to poor circulation and I've never been able to find a pair of gloves that kept my fingers warm until the POW Stealth glove! The leather really kept the wind out and helped keep the heat in. The Hypora lining was thin and effective. I 100% loved them! I accidentally dropped one glove off the lift and I couldn't find it. I had to replace it with the newer Gore-Tex model. The Gore-Tex model didn't seem as soft and supple as the Hypora model and didn't keep my hands as warm so I continued to wear the older Hypora glove on one hand with the Gore-tex Glove on the other. Over the years of heavy use the Hypora glove started to wear a hole in the stitching of the finger. The wife was able to sew it up and repair it, but was time to start looking for a new pair of Gloves. I bought the Stealth TT GTX and was super exited for it, but was immediately disappointment with the thumb dexterity once I put it on. I couldn't open my hand as wide as usual due to the construction of the thumb fabric extending over onto the palm. What was POW thinking? I ended up returning them and will be trying out the POW Women's Gem glove this year since I didn't like the color option for the POW Tanto.

I'm giving this 3 stars because of the lack of thumb dexterity and it using Gore-Tex instead of Hypora lining. Lower star rating is also because I've been spoiled with the awesomeness of the older models of Stealth glove. My rating might have been a 5 star had this been my first experience with this glove.

Overall it's an awesome glove that I would recommend to all the cold fingers out there. The glove will fill a little stiff and fat at first, but it will break in and be awesome!

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Jeff Guest wrote a review of on November 7, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use this speaker at work and it seams to have really good BT range! I can walk away from it while music is playing and won't hear any BT skipping. When I come back into range it sounds like it never disconnected at all! The sound is good enough for what I need it for and the 10 hour battery life is perfect!.

Cons:
It doesn't have an 3.5mm jack for auxiliary input. Big Fail!
The splashproof cover over the micro USB charging port is difficult to open even if you have a little bit of finger nails. I found using a key or even the end of the micro USB to pry it open works will, but it should be easier to open with your fingers.

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