Jonathan Nielsen

Jonathan Nielsen

Employee

Park City,Wasatch, Slot Canyons,Trout Streams, Crags, Boulders

Jonathan Nielsen's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Running
Skiing
Climbing

Jonathan Nielsen's Bio

I work for Backcountry...I know, I'm lucky

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Jonathan Nielsen

Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on July 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 115 lbs
Size Purchased: XS

I bought these for my wife who is new to fly fishing and who loves fishing and also wants to feel feminine as opposed to wearing MC Hammer pants made from a trash bag. She is very slender and the XS waders were perfect. The silhouette was flattering (as waders can possible be) while providing all the range of motion she craved. The fleece lined handwarmers are a great touch and she was instantly commenting how useful they to take the edge off after taking your hands out of the cold river. The booties fit wonderfully and the merino lining is a nice touch for warmth and comfort. Overall, she loves wearing these waders and feels great in them. More couples fly fishing trips as a result of this purchase.

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Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on July 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If Brad does it you should too. Don't end up like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre guy, wash and moisturize your face. I like Jack Black because the products work well, the aroma is great and the pricing is good. I don't need an exotic creme from a Malaysian crustacean, rather, I need simple and straightforward man soap, man face cream and man shaving bear lube. This does the job

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Jonathan Nielsen

Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on July 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought the Simms Vapor Tread Boot for my wife as a gift and paired them with the Patagonia Spring Rivers which results in fly fishing gear magic for my wife. She really liked how light weight the boots feel and how easy the walk to and from the river is given the hiking boot style construction. She is a beginner fly fisherwoman and she had no trouble navigating the rive at various depths and through various water speeds. Better said, the grip was great and she had no issues slipping

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Jonathan Nielsen

Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on July 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I love the Western Rise brand. I like being able to fly fish without having to dress in grey, blue or the various shades of outdoor man nude e.g., tan, olive, dark tan, light tan, vanilla tan, jamocha tan and fecal brown. I own both this shirt and the Bodie Shirt from Western Rise and I personally prefer the Bodie. Look, I fish in both and rotate; however, the Bodie has slightly lighter weigh fabric. Both shirts are uber stylish and are highly technical repelling water post full submersion. The Buckhorn is a better for an all around camp shirt (which i think is the point). So, this is a long winded review telling you the Bodie is superior for fishing and the Buckhorn is the better all around shirt for camping fishing etc. Unless you are super into buffalo plaid, then this is your jam

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Jonathan Nielsen

Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on July 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Let's face it, working out has become a bit of fashion show. If you are looking for performance clothing that looks and, most importantly, fits great...look no further than the Rhone Sentry shirt. The fit is where this shirt really excels. So many gym shirts have a dumpy fit whereas this shirt has an athletic cut that shaves a few optical pounds from your weight. The silver infused fabric does seem to repel odor. I have sweat profusely in this shirt with no stink (similar performance to merino wool).

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Jonathan Nielsen

Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on July 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs

I bought these shoes as a gift for my dad and he loves them. They are not my brand of vodka, but he swears by them. He raves about the comfort and style. He loves the grip of the sole and the fact that it performs well on multiple surfaces e.g., wet, uneven and the carpet tiles in the offices of corporate America.

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Jonathan Nielsen

Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on July 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

The Rhone Mako short appears to be one of Rhone's marquee items. These short are extremely light and fit nicely in a not-to-baggy but not-awkwardly-tight (for you or others around you) kind of way. The media pocket is really nice as is the stretch mesh pocket for keeping key items in place. The shorts hit just above the knee which is perfect for running or working out in general. I would absolutely recommend these shorts

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Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on June 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Got our kids in to these helmets recently and we should have done it sooner. This helmet is a universal child size helmet with a dial system. No need for specific sizes, if your child fits the size range then you can adjust the dial to an exact fit. Kids love it and say it is comfortable unlike their older helmets that were heavy and slipped all over the place.

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Jonathan Nielsen

Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on June 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

We now own one of these for both our 8 and 5 yr olds. They love having their own packs for mountain biking and hiking. There is enough room to carry snacks, small sunscreen, rain jacket and even an extra tube for their bikes. Straps adjust for the perfect fit even on the smaller 5 yr old.

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Jonathan Nielsen

Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on June 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 3' 5"
Weight: 40 lbs
Size Purchased: 4T

These little boy board shorts are great. The American flag print with muted colors is very classy. These look awesome on my 5 1/2 year old. They hit above the knee on him and are a comfortable but not baggy fit. Also appreciate that these shorts have an elastic waist with tie. Makes it possible for the little guy to get them on and off with out having to tie, but the tie gives extra adjustment for fit if needed.

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Jonathan Nielsen

Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on June 14, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

In a sea of old man performance fishing shirts, this shirt stands above the fray. Not only does the Western Rise Bodie Shirt look great, it is highly performant resulting in a product you should own. The shirt is constructed well and has a number of small details (the fold over pocket) that add that extra bit of uniqueness that puts this shirt over the top. The fabric is water resistant and will bead water post submersion e.g., post fish release. Fit is true to size and on trends to the slightly tailored side without feeling confining in any way. This shirt truly excels at making you not look like and old man on his way to a SEC tailgate on a Saturday morning.

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Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on May 31, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Many, me included, have balked at Yeti Coolers due to stick shock. They are worth it and the YETI Hopper 30 is no exception. This cooler does an exceptional job of keeping anything cold for very long periods of time. I love the portability of the Hopper 30 for day trips of long drives. If you are looking to keep food for multiple humans cold for multiple days I would go with one of the coolers, but if you are looking for the cooler to throw in the back of you truck for a fly fishing trip or a day at the beach look no further. I paired my hopper with a YETI sidekick and bottle opener. Despite the price tag, I have not regretted my decision to purchase this cooler for one moment.

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Jonathan Nielsen

Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on May 31, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

You may ask yourself whether you need another jacket...you need this one. The Arc Teryx Atom SL bridges the gap between winter and those other seasons not called winter. The 40g of insulation is absolutely perfect for spring days, cool summers nights at altitude or a fall trail run. Historically, I have thrown on my rain jacket in the aforementioned occasions but have found it either lacking any sense of warmth(aside from blocking the wind) and not suited for aerobic activity. This jacket allows for freedom of movement while shedding ambient moisture and provide core warmth. The fit is trim, which I love and it packs down well such that I can easily throw it in a pack without noticing added weight or taking up much space. I highly recommend this jacket

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