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Jeff Mikaelian

Jeff Mikaelian

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The Wasatch. I travel all over Utah and surrounding states to Mountain Bike, but never have to go anywhere else to Ski.

Jeff Mikaelian's Passions

Hiking & Camping

Jeff Mikaelian's Bio

Moved to Utah 30 years ago and never looked back(to Michigan). I have a few days of skiing in. I worked at Snowbird from 1979 to 2001 and have in 1000's of days, all WITHOUT the benefit of Fat skis. I have been here at Backcountry for 3 years and no longer ski on skinny skis. I still ride the lifts occasionally, but have been an avid Backcountry skier for 25 years. There is simply no better place to backcountry ski south of the 49th parallel.

Jeff Mikaelian

Jeff Mikaelianwrote a review of on June 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: 8.5

This is my second pair of Altra and I use to Hike. Compared to the older Lone Peaks, these are Much better.
I loved the fit and comfort of the Lone Peak, but not much traction or life to the Thread. I have a narrow foot and I had lots of extra room in the Lone Peak, but didn't slop around. I got the same size in the Olympus and it seems to fit snugger up to the ball of foot.
The soles of these are Very interesting, 3 densities, with the center part being VERY soft and cushy. it will be interesting to see how well the last. So far no signs of wear at all.
And did I mention Cushy. My Old legs, hips and knees are loving these.
HIGHLY recommend

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Jeff Mikaelianwrote a review of on March 13, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 150 lbs

That is what my cousin wrote to me after he used it for few days. He has gone through many serious medical issues the past 2 years. He told me he is always cold, that he wears 2 sweatshirts and is still cold. Visiting his friends in the Chemo ward he broke a sweat. they asked if if he was OK and he said it is the first time he broke a sweat since his surgery.
This is the most satisfying gift I have ever given.

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Jeff Mikaelianwrote a review of on February 4, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

This piece is Awesome. unbelievably warm. It is my first Thermoball piece and the technology behind it exceeds the hype.
This is very different from the Thermoball line. First, it has more insulation. Cut- it is fuller, like a Belay jacket. but fits very well under a 'Freeride' cut shell. And is my go to causal jacket to work.
Hood is a really close fitting one.. wears very nice under your shells hood. and great for when wearing alone on a windy day.
All in all i could not be happier with this jacket.

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Jeff Mikaelianwrote a review of on January 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 150 lbs

I have been wearing Capilene 3 pieces forever. This is my first new piece. The Midweight is the new 3, but it is all new.. I like the grid inside.. Can't say if it is warmer, but more comfortable then ever.

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Jeff Mikaelianwrote a review of on October 18, 2015

Hiking favorite cap
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wear this hiking almost year around, every time. Super light and wicking. Coolest hat to wear in hot summer sun. Really nice bill that doesn't warp when washed. great drawcord design. it rides low on head and hangs on in strong winds

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Jeff Mikaelianwrote a review of on October 12, 2015

5 5

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

Last season i got to demo the Hakkaido. The Groomers were hard and smooth but the Hokkaido handled very well for a ski of this girth. We found a little skiff of settle powder in a boulder field for the video. I had some fun here and look forward to trying this ski in some real snow.
Please check out the video for Sandy's discussion of the ski.

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Jeff Mikaelianwrote a review of on August 30, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I have been wearing the boxers for years. I have tried other synthetic underwear, but ExOffico are the best. The legs on the boxers are quite baggy, not so good with tight jeans. I got the briefs and really like them. My big gripe with Tighty Whities is that the leg openings are so tight. the ExOfficio aren't too tight and have a soft band that does not dig in.

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Jeff Mikaelianwrote a review of on August 30, 2015

Rambler good for all Beverages
5 5

I bought a few 20oz Ramblers for my Sisters Boat. Of course I broke them in. First we needed something to make Margaritas in. The Ramblers make excellent shakers, then you can drink out of them. We had left one full when we took off to the beach for the day. When we got back to the boat after a hot day, We still had mug full of drinks with Ice.
When we broke out the Veuve Clicquot, to use a plastic cup or Stainless Rambler ...

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Jeff Mikaelianwrote a review of on June 9, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: 30x32

Never thought i would buy skinny jeans, I grew up wearing Bell Bottoms. But I love these. They fit me perfectly , Stretch is the key. Now the only kind of jeans I will buy, recently got a pair of Prana Axiom too. The material seems softer then most jeans, already broke in , and the 32" inseam seems longer then most too.
Don't think Twice, But these.

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Jeff Mikaelianwrote a review of on April 30, 2014

5 5

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

Yes, it is a $65 T shirt. But for hot weather, i have never worn anything so cool and comfortable. i wear hiking, yoga or just to work when it gets really warm. They only have a little give, and it is a 'Trim fit'. so if you like loose, you may want to up size.
They are very thin and light, scary so, but i have not torn one yet. Have 2.

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Jeff Mikaelianwrote a review of on April 30, 2014

5 5

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

These are my favorite shorts. I would wear everyday, but people start wondering about you.
The fabric is very stretchy. Nylon, but it does not have that stiff or crinkly Nylon feel. And surprisingly cool for how sturdy the fabric is. i like the simple built in belt. I have a 31" waist, got the Medium, big but love them. They are plenty long for me, bottom of knee.
I would recommend getting a few colors.

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Jeff Mikaelianwrote a review of on April 30, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It still works fine.
I got mine in 2006 , i think. No problems. Band has not broke, all functions work. I have only replaced the battery twice so far. Bezel does not really move much, but i never have used it.
I don't wear it daily, it is big. That is the only negative comment i have ever had.

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