Joey W

Joey W

Wasatch and anywhere it's snowing...

Joey W's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Skiing

Joey W's Bio

To those who have struggled with them, the mountains reveal beauties that they will not disclose to those who make no effort. That is the reward the mountains give to effort.

And it is because they have so much to give and give it so lavishly to those who will wrestle with them that men love the mountains and go back to them again and again. The mountains reserve their choice gifts for those who stand upon their summits.

-Sir Francis Younghusband

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Joey W wrote a review of on September 11, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I went to South America recently, and while crime in general isn't too bad, theft is certainly something to watch for. This wallet helps keep your valuables out of reach to pick pockets and is very discrete. It holds a passport no problem and has two side pockets that fit currency that is folded in half very well. A nice feature to keep my dollars and pesos separate. I highly recommend getting one of these before your next international journey.

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Joey W wrote a review of on September 11, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought these gloves at the beginning of last ski season and have been beyond happy with them. I use these for touring and they are exactly what I had been searching for. Most lightweight gloves have some kind of caveat, they're too warm, they don't block wind well enough, they don't breath well enough, they're not waterproof enough... You get the picture. Now enters the Venta LT.

The Windstopper material keeps all wind out, which is usually the source of cold hands while touring. Minimal insulation keeps them ever so slightly warm but they breath so well that any build up of excess heat escapes without issue. They are not 100% waterproof but they are close enough for touring. If I do happen to cover them in snow, once I start moving again, they quickly dry out because they breath so well. I am beyond happy with this glove and just bought a 2nd pair as backup in case I lose my current set. I cannot say enough good things about this glove for highly active winter pursuits!

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Joey W wrote a review of on August 7, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this for mountain biking and have been very happy with this water bottle! The nozzle, is amazing. Hands down, so much better than any normal squeeze top bottle. I usually avoid squeeze bottles due to leakage, but this does not leak at all! The nozzle locks and unlocks with ease and the water pressure is ideal. The insulation works well, but it doesnt blow me away. Ice will melt but your drink will remain cool... Definitely better than a standard bottle's insulation though. Highly recomened this product, nice work CamelBak!

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Joey W wrote a review of on June 11, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I made the upgrade this year from a 26" Ibis HD, that I really enjoyed, to the 27.5 bronson which I am even happier with! I most definitely have noticed better rolling uphill on the climb but do not feel that the agility on the decent has been compromised. The CTD switch on the rear shock and fork is AMAZING. I have a hardtail when i lock it down, a trail rider when I'm on "T" , and almost a full on downhill bike when I drop it into descend. The one part that I wasnt stoked on were the brakes. These were not my favorite; not nearly as responsive and quick as some of the other brakes ive used. The tubeless rims are awesome and have been happy with the tires as well! Tennis ball yellow is definitely the way to go in terms of color. Way cooler than the halloween scheme on the black version. Get this bike if you are looking for a do-anything, all-mountain ripper and you will not be disappointed!

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Joey W wrote a review of on March 25, 2014

4 5

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

This is an incredibly versatile midlayer. I've been very impressed at the range of temperatures i can wear this in and still feel very comfortable! It is VERY similar to the Patagonia R1 which is a very popular midlayer as well. I wear this layer on its own when touring and its very breathable and soft on the skin. have also worn this on super cold days as a piece of my layering system and it works great. I find myself wearing it around the house too because its just that comfortable. I went to order a 2nd but we sold out of my size unfortunately... My only 2 gripes: I wish the material around the mouth was softer so its more comfortable when you zip up all the way. Second, I wish the thumbholes were lower on the sleeves (maybe I just have long arms but when I use the thumb holes, I feel like im pulling on the sleeves the whole time). Besides that, great work Armada!

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Joey W wrote a review of on March 9, 2014

5 5

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

These pants are super warm and relatively lightweight. I brought them with me on a yurt trip to Montana and this was perhaps the most important piece of clothing I brought. On super cold nights these kept me comfortably warm! If you are going to be in extremely cold situations, I highly recommend getting a pair of these. The DWR coating keeps them semi-waterproof and since it uses synthetic insulation (not down) it still maintains its insulating properties if they get a little wet in the snow.

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Joey W wrote an answer about on February 27, 2014

Your skis would work with a medium or long length G3 skin. I did a little googling and found that your skis are 120mm wide at its fattest point. So based on what we have in stock the medium 130mm skin is your best option. Enjoy!

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Joey W wrote an answer about on February 25, 2014

Hey Lu,

You can change the lenses on these. Its not terribly difficult but its not a quick switch that you can do on the lift. Definitely something youd need to take gloves off for.... If you want some goggles where you can change the lens on the fly id check out the Oakley airbrakes:
http://www.backcountry.com/oakley-airbrake-goggle

Same shape and feel as the splice but with a quick flip lock so you can change lenses super fast.

Hope this helps!

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