Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson

Oregon, Wasatch Front, Park City

Matt's Passions

Biking

Matt's Bio

Mtn. Biker and Skier based in Portland, OR. Spend many days skiing little cottonwood and biking in and around Hood River and Bend.

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Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson wrote a review of on November 15, 2009

4 5

Good bag. Used it everyday for two years. The only hangup is that the waterproofed zipper was pretty tight at the beginning, making getting in and out a little difficult. it eventually loosened up, but then the rubber/plastic coating started to deteriorate and break off. Zipper worked, but it looked ugly.

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Matt Johnson wrote a review of on November 15, 2009

4 5

Great looking helmet. Fit is awesome. Far superior to the Giro G-9 I've been wearing for years. Real lightweight, you hardly know it's there. Peripheral is as good as it gets when paired with the POC Cornea goggle. The only small drawback is that the vents cannot be closed/opened while helmet is on. You have to take the helmet of and move two small velcro patches. Small drawback.

Sizing is very similar to Giro. I wear a medium in both.

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Matt Johnson wrote a review of on November 15, 2009

5 5

Just picked up a pair of the Cornea this season. Functionality is an A plus. Even on a high humidity early season day on Mount Hood, i experienced very little fogging while stationary and zero as soon as I got some airflow going. Styling is great too. Not too big, so you don't look like a Swedish bug. Uniqueness is also pretty cool. Set yourself apart from the hordes Smith, Anon, and Spy wearers.

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Matt Johnson wrote a review of on November 9, 2009

1 5

Stop buying TNF Denali jackets unless you're in high school or never plan to where it outdoors. There are so many better options out there in fleece for this prce range. Even other TNF models. Are you going to wear your Bugaboo when you hit the mountain? Can't believe this was reccomended to me in the "Customers who bought this item also bought:" section.

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Matt Johnson wrote a review of on November 9, 2009

4 5

Stylin and expensive piece of man-jewlery, but I rarely where it because it is so damn heavy. Also, let's just say, I'm past my prime for hanging out at the mall. Also I never know what time it is, because the thing is hard to read. Nice watch. If anyone wants one, mine will be on eBay.

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Matt Johnson wrote a review of on November 9, 2009

3 5

Dynastar kept almost the exact same construction as the previous version. I guess they went with the "ain't broke, don't fix it" theory, but innovation is the name of the game in skiing. They are burly, stiff, fast and stable. Good for charging the whole mountain. Would have liked to see them push the envelope and add a rocker profile or slight twin tip. Maybe even change up the tired old graphic theme. C'mon, keep up Dynastar!

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Matt Johnson wrote a review of on November 9, 2009

5 5

Took this bag to Cham and back last year. Bag is a bit heavy with two pairs of skis, poles, boots, a couple harnesses, and some other random stuff. It is easy to get around with though. Litterally on planes, trains and automobiles on this trip. Handles everywhere. Great wheels. Good storage pockets. Two pair is all you want to put in here. 191 size fit my 190 Gotamas no problem.

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Matt Johnson wrote a review of on November 9, 2009

5 5

Long live the Monkey Man! Still love this jacket. Nice all purpose fleece that makes you look like a monkey, who wouldn't? Truthfully though, it is not very practical for technical use. It's too bulky to layer, and the wind cuts right through it as an outer layer. I still wear mine though, because looking like a monkey is cool.

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Matt Johnson wrote a review of on November 9, 2009

5 5

Tried and true. Absolute essential for every trip. Great base layer for your shell on cold days. Can be worn as an outer layer on moderate days or during hikes due to the windstopper. Nice cut fits pretty snug and may be a bit short for taller guys. Styling is a little dated (color block, MHW logo), but c'mon... it's a fleece vest. You're shouldn't be wearing it to the club.

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Matt Johnson wrote a review of on November 9, 2009

3 5

This shell is alright. I have it and the MHW alchemy and I definitly wear the Alchemy 3-4 times more often. The cut is a little more generous, or casual, in the synchro. The Alchemy could almost be considered 'slim-fit'. Biggest advantage the alchemy has is Gore windstopper. It is warmer, but a little less breathable.

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Matt Johnson wrote a review of on November 9, 2009

5 5

You will look like the Michelin man when you wear this. I've had mine four 4 years and wear it on a consisteent basis. No quality problems and I've never been cold in it. Packs down real small into a stuff sac (included) for keeping in your pack too. My shell does have one small rip in it from an aggressive puppy, but it has not spread due to the rip-stop. Great Jacket!

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Matt Johnson wrote a review of on November 8, 2009

4 5

Travel with this bag all the time. After a year, it has handled everything I've thrown at it. No issues with quality or durability. The storage pockets ar plentiful and functional. Weight is fairly lean, so you can get a lot in it and not break the airline heavy baggage fee threshold. Agree with the other reviewer, compression straps are useless and annoying. Otherwise it's great!

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