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.

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Jeff Guest

Jeff Guestwrote a review of on August 19, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Fenix 3 HR is an impressive watch. If you are looking for a sports watch it is probably top of its class! If you are not using it to keep track of your fitness and utilizing it for its GPS you might want to look elsewhere.

PROS-
-Very Durable- Hit it against some bricks, didn't have any scratches on sides or the face.
-HR- Heart rate monitor, is not as good as a stand alone but does good enough.
-GPS- Is accurate as far as I can tell. Keep in mind this is a GPS lite and not a full on map and navigation system.
-Additional Apps- This includes other activities that are not on the watch already, additional watch faces, and it even has games.
-Bluetooth- Message, e-mails and alerts can be read on the watch.

CONS-
-Battery- With all features turned on it lasts me a week, I use the GPS for an hour every other day.
-Watch Strap- I have the standard sports strap, it is comfortable but the smooth coating started wearing off after a month.
-Memory- It does not have much storage space, keep that in mind if you want to use the watch as a stand alone GPS

Overall I like the watch, It looks great and does what I need it to. Yes it is expensive and could use some improvements, but I feel that way with just about anything I spend more then $5 on.

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on August 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 110 lbs
Size Purchased: 30

I've worn Carhartts for years and they always hold up well! I wanted to get another pair of these shorts and was disappointment to see that they changed the side pockets a little from what I'm used to. Not a big deal. They are still the same great shorts! I keep my knife and pen in the right side pocket, and my Fenix PD32 flashlight in the left side pocket.

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on August 17, 2016

4 5

I own a couple of these for camping. I keep them frozen in the freezer so they are good to go and so I don't have to dry them out for storage. They hold up really well to being frozen, and they help to keep the cooler cold. Then I have plenty of backup water when needed. The only downside is the bottle is flimsy when drinking from it, and I'm afraid I'm going to cut my hand on the laminated edges, but It hasn't happened yet in the many years I've owned these bottles! You can also use them as "clean bags" if you have a Platypus Gravity Filter.

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on August 17, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought these for some friends for their "Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Linkup" challenge. They are needing to stash water in key places so they don't have to carry all the extra weight, and collapse the bottles when they are done. I thought these would be exactly what they need!

I also own some for camping. I keep them frozen in the freezer so they are good to go and so I don't have to dry them out for storage. They hold up really well to being frozen, and they help to keep the cooler cold. The only downside is the bottle is flimsy when drinking from it, and I'm afraid I'm going to cut my hand on the laminated edges, but It hasn't happened yet in the many years I've owned these bottles! You can also use them as "clean bags" if you have a Platypus Gravity Filter.

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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 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 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 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 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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