Matt Ackley

Matt Ackley

Wasatch Mountain, Moab Desert, South Fork of the Shoshone River, The Gunks, Flaming Gorge, Wind River Mtn, Teton & Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park

Matthew's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Paddling
Skiing
Climbing

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Matt Ackley

Matt Ackley wrote a review of on August 24, 2012

5 5

The Dalai Lama himself would look splendid in this heavy-duty, organic-cotton shirt. Like a previous review mentioned: it's not a synthetic blend and it's a larger fit, but I believe it remains true to the size scale. If you care about wrinkles, it will need pressed. If you say, "who cares about wrinkles?" It will still look good. It's up to you to find your inner peace... Free Tibet!

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Matt Ackley wrote a review of on August 24, 2012

5 5

These down slippers are the bomb! Since I've been waiting for winter, I've been wearing them around on my cold hardwood floors nonstop. When the snow starts flying, I plan on keeping my feet happy by changing in and out of my riding boots and taking them winter camping. They're comfortable and warm--and they've got an anti-microbial lining for your dog's slobber and a kick guard to save your toes. Sizing is somewhat small.

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Matt Ackley wrote a review of on August 4, 2008

5 5

Overall I am very stoked on this backpack. The organizational features are a very clever design and it definitely helps me from getting nervous that I didn't pack my shoes, harness or chalk bag since there is a place for each item. I know before leaving the house that I have everything packed. The thing that sets this pack apart from any other that I've used for cragging before is the feature that allows the pack to split into two and fold out like a suitcase. The burly Cordura (drybag) material is thick and durable so the pack can lay in the dirt, on rocks or on muddy surfaces and not get all beat up and worn like your typical nylon pack. I learned it sheds water very well after I got caught in a hailstorm last weekend. It also comes with a ground tarp useful for laying out your gear or a spot for the dog to lay down. If you are over 6 feet tall I would suggest getting the large/long version since the torso length on the regular is pretty short.

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Matt Ackley wrote a review of on April 3, 2008

5 5

Best gloves I've ever worn for skiing powder. They are super warm, very durable and the elastic wristbands are sweet for screwing with your gear on the lift since you don't have to worry about dropping one.

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Matt Ackley wrote a review of on June 7, 2007

5 5

I just bought these boots for an upcoming trip to Mt. Ranier. I took them out for a good, solid break in before the trip. I went to Mt. Timpanogos to climb the Grunge Couloir. They performed excellent and broke in right out of the box. The fit is wider in forefoot and in the heel also. I would highly recommend these boots if you're looking for a lightweight solid performer!

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Matt Ackley wrote a review of on November 2, 2006

5 5

Putting on a pair of socks for the first time is never really too exciting but the first time I put these Darn Tough's on I was pretty stoked! They are very comfortable and contoured to the shape of the foot. Also they are pretty warm for not being a thick, bulky sock and seem to breath well.

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