Pip Hunt

Pip Hunt

Crested Butte, CO/SL,UT

Pip Hunt's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Running
Skiing

Pip Hunt's Bio

I was born in Garmisch, and raised between Crested Butte, Colorado and Carrbridge. My life has been one big adventure.
I was born into ski bumming. My parents, both British, lived in Germany and Switzerland ski instructing and touring. We eventually relocated to an RV in the US., traveled to every major resort in North America, and eventually settled in Crested Butte, CO.
I grew up ski racing and attended Crested Butte Academy throughout high school. However, as soon as that ski racing could of paid off, I bailed, and went to college sans scholarship, with only the pursuit of powder in mind. Salt Lake City, is quite a good place to do this. I highly recommend it.

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Pip Hunt wrote a review of on October 27, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Dynafit Mercury is my favorite touring boot. I had worn a variety of Scarpa and Garmont boots in the past, even a moment when I toured in my Salomon Plugg boots so that I could descend the way I wanted to and the Mercury is the best of both worlds.

While it is still a touring boot and doesn't offer the same flexion as a true alpine boot, the ability to remove and reinsert the tongue for touring/descending adds a huge amount of versatility and variation to the flexion.

I found that the boot is tough to beat when it comes to fit and weight on the way up, but also lets me ski the way I want to ski on the way down (just don't forget to put the tongues back in the boot).

the only thing I did stubble with is the width of the last vs. the width of my feet. However, it was nothing I couldn't deal with after a visit to my boot doctor, and I'd rather have the performance of a low-volume boot than a heal that slips and slides around the boot anyday!

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Pip Hunt wrote a review of on October 27, 2014

5 5

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

The Marmot Mountain Down Jacket was a staple for my recent sailing trip across the Denmark Strait, and quickly became a heavily traded item amongst team members when we switched watches. It is so warm that it seriously saved us from freezing on deck in the sub-Artctic temps. The wind-proofing kept us safe from the Catabatic winds, and the hood was large enough to fit over my hat(s) and helmet when I needed it.

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Pip Hunt wrote a review of on October 27, 2014

5 5

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

This is one of the longer jacket styles that Marmot is making for the 2015 season and the fit is awesome! I love the two tone color and the fact that this jacket covers my hips and my butt. I no longer have to worry about raising my arms and showing my belly button to the elements. The collar is also high with a little extra room and fleecy interior to ensure that my chin doesn't chaff.

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Pip Hunt wrote a review of on October 27, 2014

5 5

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

The Marmot Spire has been my go-to since they came out - so much so that I now have them in orange, yellow, green and crimson. It's totally normal to buy what you like in all the available colors right?

The material and weight of these pants is perfect for layering up for a cold day on the skin track or keeping the layers light in the spring. Plus the full zip pants means that I can quickly change my layering system on the skin track. If you're looking for a well-made, Gore-tex pant I highly recommend the Marmot Spire!

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Pip Hunt wrote a review of on October 27, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I put these skis through the wringer in Greenland and Iceland, and they are my first choice for a one-ski quiver backcountry ski. They are wide enough that I can still powder ski without feeling like I'm burying my tips every turn, but I also have enough control underfoot and stiffness to the ski to be able to ski them on teeth-chattering hard pack. I upgraded from the Talkback 88, and was pumped that my touring set up didn't feel any heavier on the way up, but was more fun to ski on the way down. Talkback 96 for the win!

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Pip Hunt wrote a review of on October 27, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Annex 108 was my favorite K2 ski last season, it ripped everywhere I took it! I primarily skied these around Jackson, but they were perfect for soft and deep Cody laps, landing airs, and skiing the moguls between Thunder and the Tram once everything got skied out. The torsional stiffness means that I ski fast, stable groomer laps but they are still bouncy and fun off-piste. I love having one ski I can count on everyday, and the Annex 108 is my go-to!

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Pip Hunt wrote a review of on October 27, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These have been my go-to touring poles for the last two seasons. They are super light weight, and the baskets are perfect on those deeper days. My favorite component to these poles though is the expended grip down the shaft of the pole that allows me to easily change my hand position on the skin track without constantly changing the height of my poles. These poles also come with an inclinometer so I can check the slope angle quickly.

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Pip Hunt wrote a review of on October 27, 2014

5 5

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

I bought one pair, tried them on and bought two more. I haven't ridden in a pair of shorts that wasn't the Yeti Cycles Norrie all summer and I don't intend to change that any time soon. The fit is spot on; they have ample room in the booty/quads for ladies who actually have some muscle, are comfortable around the waist with an easy tab adjustment and they are flattering. Bravo Yeti!

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Pip Hunt wrote a review of on October 27, 2014

5 5

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

I didn't expect this mat to be as lightweight or comfortable as it is. It is definitely the best mat I've ever used and helps me stick to my practice; especially since it is so easy to pack in my carry on1

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Pip Hunt wrote a review of on June 4, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The SuperJoe 2 has been go to additional bike rack when I'm traveling with lots of bikes or moving. It's incredibly easy to adjust the straps to fit to the back of your car and keeps your bikes for a safe and comfy ride wherever you may need them to go.

The first time I used the rack it took me about 10 minutes to get the straps adequately adjusted to me Subaru, and after that, it just gets easier to take the rack on and off. The only bummer is that opening the hatch is pretty impossible with the rack on, but I also can travel with 4 bikes and 4 friends, which definitely outweighs the negatives!

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Pip Hunt wrote a review of on June 4, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have used this box in snow, rain, and wind. I've loaded it up until I thought I wouldn't be able to close it and it has never let me me down. It fits easily to round, flat, and factory bars, which has allowed me to keep it after I switched to a smaller vehicle. It not only keeps my snowy gear out of my car all winter long, but is also great storage for extra I need to stay dry during a summer rain storm.

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Pip Hunt wrote a review of on June 4, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I just bought this rack after much debate about whether I was tall enough to put my bike on top of my Subaru and I'm psyched I did! The install was incredibly easy and simple. The directions were easy to use and intuitive, and getting my bike up there is a piece of cake too. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a user friendly rack that can carry multiple wheel sizes!

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Pip Hunt wrote a review of on June 4, 2014

5 5

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

I bought this shorts after a friend recommended them and they are incredibly comfy! I've been a spandex fan for awhile, primarily because most the women's baggies were either stupidly tight on my thighs (what, you think girls who mtb don't have quads?) or are so ridiculously huge they aren't even flattering. I found these shorts to be a great combination; they're soft, stretchy and comfy while still looking as attractive as a chamois will allow. Yeti for the win!

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Pip Hunt wrote a review of on June 4, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is the first-aid kit I throw in my pack for ski touring, mt. biking or just hiking around in the summer. It has just about everything I need to cover smaller injuries and the waterproof packing can easily be reused once you need to restock or add your own items! The waterproof bags are awesome too! It kept my kit dry even when sailing through a soaking wet storm!

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Pip Hunt wrote a review of on June 4, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

I've been running and crossfitting in this shoe and have loved wearing them! They are comfy, lightweight, and give my feet adequate support for a minimalist shoe. I would, however, disagree with the previous commenter about size; I ordered my normal shoe size (7.5) and will be ordering a size 7 next time! My only problem with the shoe is it's durability, the rubber that curls around the toe box of the shoe started to pull away after only wearing the shoes around 3 times.

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Pip Hunt wrote a review of on July 17, 2013

5 5

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

The Minimalist jacket has rapidly become my go-to rain jacket/wind breaker this summer. The Gore-tex paclite material means that it is insanely light (even my ounce-obsessed mum was impressed with the weight) but it's also top-notch when it comes to water resistance. I had the pleasure of putting it through the wringer during tropical rain storms sailing this past spring and it stood up to every test the ocean could throw at me!

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