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Jim Holland

Jim Holland

The Wasatch

Jim Holland's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Running
Paddling
Skiing
Climbing
Surfing

Jim Holland's Bio

I'm from Vermont, I do what I want.
Actually, I relocated to the Wasatch of Utah in 1995 because it snows A LOT out here. I can't sit still for long and am generally up for any adventure involving mountaineering, tele skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, kite surfing. The best weekends involve all of the above!

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Jim Holland

Jim Hollandwrote a review of on April 13, 2015

5 5

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

Everybody should have a marmot driclime windshirt. This is absolutely far and away one of the best things that backcountry sells. I wear this all the time as a layer. It's really lightweight, breathable, wicks moisture away. Also great on spring fall days as your outer layer (for golf, hiking, ski touring, skate skiing etc). Packs up really small in a backpack.

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Jim Hollandwrote a review of on March 19, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I mostly shared my thoughts in a comment below. I've been skinning and booting up with these boots for a while. I think the designers did a great job. I've found them to be comfortable, reasonably warm, absurdly light (like climbing with a trail running shoe) but also remarkably supportive in ski mode. They ski really well. When skinning up I've found that you don't need as high of a climbing bar - in walk mode these stratos evos articulate unlike any AT or tele boot I've ever owned. I think these boots are unbelievable.

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Jim Hollandwrote a review of on March 16, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I used this Platypus gravity filter on a 3 day backpacking trip recently. I am done pumping water through my MSR filter! This set up is awesome. Scoop the bag in the river, hang it on a tree, go set up your tent and come back to a big bag of filtered water! In my opinion this is the best backpacking water filter on the market.

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Jim Hollandwrote a review of on September 25, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

Organic cotton - this Patagonia button down shirt is really soft and comfortable. It fits well - not too tight in the shoulders as contemporary cut button downs often are. I like the extra button on the sleeve (so you can go looser or tighter on your wrist). Nice small, discrete collar (lots of shirts nowadays seem to come with Dracula collars which I'm not especially into).

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Jim Hollandwrote a review of on September 25, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

Just got this Arc'teryx button down shirt. Love it. The material is really soft but feels durable. Haven't washed it yet but I'd guess that this will not wrinkle. An althletic fit, comfortable on my shoulders (lots of contemporary cut shirts are tight in the arm pits and I feel like I'm going to bust a seam if I bend over and stretch in an airplane - not the case with this arc'teryx button down).

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Jim Hollandwrote a review of on January 18, 2012

5 5

I love the fit of this stoic down jacket. Especially like the cuffs at the ends of the sleeves. Good design choice there. This jacket is so light weight and compressible that you can just keep it in the bottom of your pack and when you need it, it's there. I've also worn it under a shell as a final base layer on cold days.

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Jim Hollandwrote a review of on December 12, 2011

5 5

These native polarized sunglasses are great for all forms of recreating. The lens is far enough from your face that it doesn't fog up easily. They wrap around a bit farther than the comparable smith sunglasses (ie less sun coming in around the sides). These sunglasses are light and they stay on your face well (like if you're skiing, playing tennis, whatever).

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