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Johan Uribe

Johan Uribe

Wasatch and Uintas mountain range, and Moab desert

Johan's Passions

Alpine Touring
Trad Climbing
Backpacking
Camping
Hiking
Alpine Skiing
Sport Climbing
Bouldering

Johan's Bio

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Johan Uribe wrote a review of on April 10, 2014

5 5

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

See my review of the icebreaker tank top. This shirt is every bit just as good, except that it has sleeves. Thus, I do not use it for my high output activities during the spring, but instead use it as a baselayer for skiing during the winter and early spring. Also, this shirt is freaking stylin, I wear it around town all the time because it is just soo comfortable and looks good. Lastly, the fit is great.

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Johan Uribe wrote a review of on April 8, 2014

5 5

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

I absolutely love this tank top. I wear it when I box, lift weights, or go running. For high output exercising, this thin, ultra breathable, non-stinky and quick drying tank top is truly exceptional, I can not believe I wore cotton shirts for so many years. The sleeveless design really promotes airflow, way more comfortable than a t-shirt for high output exercise, and no farmers tan. Besides the awesomeness and softness of the Icebreaker merino wool, my favorite aspect of the shirt is the cut. I am 5'10, 150lbs, tall, thin and muscular, and this shirt fits me exactly right. Not douche-bag tight, but definitely flattering and comfortable (I wear a medium). The durability of this shirt remains to be seen but so far I do not doubt it. This shirt has seen very heavy use over the past month that I have had it.

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Johan Uribe wrote a review of on March 30, 2014

5 5

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

There are only so many things that you can say about a running sock, but this sock is the best i have tried yet. Definitely wicks moisture super well, fits me just right, is light and breathable, and does not smell terrible after a couple hours of trail running (does not smell great either. Merino wool can only do so much, but definitely an improvement over any material I have ever used). Definitely my new favorite sock. The durability remains to be tested. If this sock can last me until next winter, then I will dub it a very durable sock.

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Johan Uribe wrote a review of on March 20, 2014

2 5

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

These are by far the most uncomfortable boxer briefs I have ever tried. I am a boxer man who wears briefs on occasion for sport activities, so I thought these would be a nice compromise. Nope, just terrible. The same thing happened both times that i wore then, the pant legs ride up a bit and my junk just ends up hanging out of the bottom of these things constricted by the elastic. So freaking uncomfortable. I had to constantly readjust them. I will never wear these again. They get two starts because the icebreaker merino wool fabric is absolutely awesome, but other than that, the design is abysmal, at least for me.

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Johan Uribe wrote a review of on March 20, 2014

5 5

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

I have been a boxer guy most of my life, so I was very hesitant to try these briefs. I tried some patagonia capilene briefs last year and was not really impressed, but these icebreaker briefs have simply blown me away with how comfortable they are. I am honestly not sure I can ever go back to my old boxers. I just ordered a second pair of these. After a weekend of rock climbing at Indian creek last week, these briefs kept my junk dry, well supported, and comfortable in my harness. I took them on a tour up Scotties Bowl this morning, and once again, dry, well supported and comfortable all the way up. I can not wait to go trail running with them once the snow starts to melt away. All hail Icebreaker briefs. Sizing is spot on. They have no fly, but I actually prefer it that way. The fly on briefs is always too small to be useful anyway, so this keeps it more simple. Just make sure you do not put them in the dryer. Washing by hand in the shower works very well, and they dry over night no problem. Would be great for a long backpacking trip.

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Johan Uribe wrote a review of on February 28, 2014

Saved my life
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have two things to say about this helmet. One, it is comfy. The air vents really make this helmet comfortable in most conditions. I leave it on my head while touring up and down, that way I always have it on when it matters. Just can not beat the comfort of the liner and vents and fit. Second, and even more importantly, it just works. I took a head first dive into a tree at about 20mph this morning when one of my tips caught on underbrush and sent my flying. I am totally fine. As my skull made contact with the tree, I could feel the tremendous impact being adsorbed and redirected by the helmet. Weird feeling. The only thing going through my mind as it happened was, "I love this helmet sooo much". End of story, my neck will probably hurt tomorrow, but I am fine. Moral of the story, always wear a helmet, and use a comfy Smith helmet if you have that option.

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Johan Uribe wrote an answer about on February 27, 2014

To anyone who is interested, I played around with these skis and I found the solution to my problem. It had nothing to do with the binding mount position, the ski or my technique, it was actually my boots. Basically, my boots sucked and did not hold my heels or foot, which constantly left me struggling for my life in the back seat. As soon as I switched to my new boots which hold my foot and heel securely and also have a more aggressive forward lean, I could not help but stay in the front seat. I am in completel control now, and I have absolutely no problem with this ski. Hope this helps anyone who is having a similar problem. Skis are only as good as the boots which are driving them.

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Johan Uribe wrote a review of on February 27, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am a big fan of Smith. I have used them on 30+ days of skiing this season and could not be more pleased. The I/O googles never fog on me, even when I am wearing my full face mask. One time I thought they were fogging on me, but turned out to be a heavy fog setting down on the mountain, not the goggles. They are very comfortable, I always forget that they are there. And lastly, the integration between the goggles and my smith helmet is great. The interchangeable lenses are a huge plus, my friends with only one pair of goggles are definitely jealous when they see me switch to a lens perfectly suited to the conditions. Instead of dropping a bunch of money on new goggles next season, I will just buy a new lens to play around with :)

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