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John Langer

John Langer

Gearhead

The mountains are my home.

John Langer's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Snowshoeing
Skiing
Climbing

John Langer's Bio

My first love is the outdoors. When I'm not at the Backcountry.com offices, I'm up hiking, skiing, camping fishing or climbing in the mountains. I may have been mistaken for a Sasquatch once or twice... Utah has been my basecamp for over a year now, and before that I resided in Bozeman, Montana (the last best place).

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John Langerwrote a review of on April 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

We mainly use these to entertain in our back yard. When the occasion is a little classier and calls for more than PBR in a solo cup, these are the perfect cocktail glass for the outdoors. They aren't unbreakable, but the silicone sleeve has saved mine from 2 separate falls onto concrete.

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John Langerwrote a review of on April 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

There are only a few pieces of gear I tell my friends and family that they absolutely need - this is one of them. This headlamp is the perfect union of simple design and high-end functionality. It's very bright, but has a dimmer feature which comes in handy if you don't want to blind your campmates. The fact that you can recharge this via USB is one of the biggest selling points for me. It charges quickly and lasts for what seems like an eternity on a single charge. I finally purchased a second one because my wife kept borrowing mine and I just can't hike/camp without it.

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John Langerwrote a review of on April 3, 2016

5 5

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

Desert sand and slickrock can be super damaging to your dog's paws. Do your hiking buddy a favor and pick up a pair (or 4) of these boots. As noted in earlier reviews, you'll want to measure both the front AND back paws - my dog ended up needing size S up front and size XXS in back (even though he's a heeler mix and I never thought he'd need anything in size small or below). Unfortunately, with the 4 pack, I had to buy two - one pack of 4 for the back, one for the front. Luckily I'll have 2 spares in case they wear out or he loses one...

After taking him on a few hikes, he's walking normally with them and they haven't come loose or fallen off yet.

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John Langerwrote a review of on April 3, 2016

The Cadillac of Car Camping Tents
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Despite all of their lightweight benefits and appeal, backpacking tents are just not cut out for car camping. Enter the Gilpin Falls - the best car camping tent you'll ever buy. Every detail of this tent was thought out with ease of use and comfort in mind. It's spacious, durable, and sets up in a matter of minutes. The included stuff sack/organizer makes it extremely easy to roll up and store at the end of your trip. The MtnGlo lights are a really cool feature as well - they aren't too bright, but light up the inside of the tent with an even glo that lets you see clearly in the dark.

There isn't a footprint included with this setup, but I did purchase one as an accessory, which I'd highly recommended for the longevity of your tent floor.

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John Langerwrote a review of on March 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 195 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This shirt is soft, comfy, fits well, and looks good. Since these tend to be limited edition styles, I'd even recommend buying a second if you love the first, like I did.

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John Langerwrote a review of on March 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 195 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Part of the purchase goes to funding National Park projects around the country - combined with the fact that this is a high quality, well-made tee... this purchase should be a no-brainer.

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John Langerwrote a review of on March 23, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 195 lbs
Size Purchased: 12

I bought a pair of Targhees way back in the day... before they were cool. They were my favorite hiking shoe then, and the shoe that I have compared all shoes to ever since. Being the gear junkie that I am, I've tried several different brands and models over the years, but always come to the realization that none of them are the Keen Targhee II. Bought a brand new pair of these a month ago, and they are everything I remembered. No break-in period... I took them on a 10 miler right out of the box and they felt like a million bucks. Yeah, the Keen sole probably won't last as long as a rock hard Vibram.... but ask yourself this: Would you rather have a comfortable (and I mean COMFORTABLE) shoe with great traction, or a shoe that lasts 8 years? (Why are you wearing an 8 year old shoe!?!)

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John Langerwrote a review of on January 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I already had a similar dog hammock product in my truck. Picked this up for our Subaru Forester. While it works great in the back seat as shown in the above photos, it also can be flipped over the seat backs when the seats are folded down in order to protect that side from mud/water. Very durable and water resistant.

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John Langerwrote a review of on January 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Got this with the intention of using it on the insulated tube (http://www.backcountry.com/camelbak-thermal-control-kit) unfortunately the insulation is a little to big in diameter for the clip. I ended up pairing it up with my standard camelbak hose on my summer pack and it works great.

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John Langerwrote a review of on January 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Gave this as a Christmas gift to a family member. It's extremely soft and well made. It's one of those scarves you can bury yourself in if you want to - tons of fabric. It was a hit on Christmas morning.

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