Joseph Nelson

Joseph Nelson

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Joseph Nelson's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Biking
Paddling
Snowshoeing
Skiing
Climbing
Surfing

Joseph Nelson's Bio

6 years US Coast Guard, MH60 Helicopter Flight Mech and Emergency Medical Tech. Former Sitka Mountain Rescue Volunteer. Avid outdoorsman with a smokin hot wife that likes to play just as much as me.

Joseph Nelson

Joseph Nelson wrote a review of on September 3, 2014

5 5

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

I have weird super flat feet and most boots kill me. I bought these in the wide and so far I love them. I just got back form a 20 mile hike with a pretty dang heavy pack and my feet aren't throbbing. We were in the Tucannan/Wenaha wilderness area and we went through every type of terrain, long flat lunar landscapes to steep lush, wet and densly forested areas without any problems. They might not have the flash as some of the others but these are seriously good boots.

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Joseph Nelson wrote a review of on September 3, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use the heck out of these and so far no issues. They don't leak, they seem pretty durable but not overly bulky. For the most part I dig them. My only gripe is that they seem a little baggy up top. I also wish that that the belt had a little clip on it or something because every time I undo the belt it slips through the back loop. Overall I think these are worth the few extra bucks over Crap-belas waders.

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Joseph Nelson wrote a review of on January 9, 2014

4 5

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

Good for the price. I often cringe when I look at puffies for me and my wife, this one however wasn't too expensive. I doubt that Marmot will ever read this review but in the off chance that they do, please lengthen the arms in your kids clothing. I bought a boys large, my son is not big, 120 lbs ish and I feel like this jacket will probably only last a season, if that, because the sleeves are pretty short.

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Joseph Nelson wrote a review of on December 16, 2013

Another Patagonia winner
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large

At first I was hesitant to purchase this jacket because it didn't have taped seams, however I've had zero issues with leaks or moisture build up. I bought it because I really wanted a heavy shell, I like layers not built-in insulation. I wanted something durable, something that can stand up to skiing off trail and back country conditions. So far I've been thoroughly impressed with this jacket. It's surpassed all my expectations. In addition I love that it's made of recycled material. A couple of weeks ago the NW was slammed by unusually cold and windy conditions, in Spokane the temps reached 0 with a windchill of -15. I knew it was cold but I couldn't pass up the great early season deals up at Schweitzer and decided to head up anyway. With it being that cold, it was great to be able to pull the hood over my ski helmet and completely zip the front. That made all the difference in the world. Honestly a great jacket, and now that's its on sale, it's an amazing deal.

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Joseph Nelson wrote a review of on December 15, 2013

Wife digs em.
5 5

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

Finding waders for my wife was way tougher than I ever thought. We went to all the local fly shops, Crapbelas, everywhere but we couldn't find a women's wader that fit. She's 5'2'' super athletic and all the waders we previously tried on made her look like an Umpalumpa. We took a chance on these and she's happy with the fit and most of all the performance has been exceptional. We've only had them for a year now, but in that year we put em through the wringer. Hiking, bush whacking, long day floats with no leaks. They look good, they work and they're $200 less than the women's Simms, what more can one ask.

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Joseph Nelson wrote a review of on September 20, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Hickies... At first I didn't know what it was, I thought maybe I was allergic to something and was having a reaction. However, looking at the "rash" closer, it was far too symmetrical. It took me a couple of uses to put two and two together. Everytime I sleep on it, I get hickies. You might be thinking to yourself "well put on a shirt dummy," well I do and I still manage to sometimes get them. Overall the pad works just fine, can't ever pop, it's light weight, doesn't matter if it gets wet and creates an adequate thermal break for most purposes. Overall a good product. Just a strange issue.

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