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Robert McKinnon

Robert McKinnon

Atlanta, GA; Young Harris, GA

Robert McKinnon's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Skiing
Climbing

Robert McKinnon's Bio

What's up!? I'm Robert McKinnon. I'm a Georgia boy, born and raised! Ever since I settled down in the beautiful mountains of Young Harris, GA to go to college, it has rekindled my love for the outdoors. When I'm not attending classes, I love to just be outside and enjoy all that nature has to offer.

Robert McKinnon

Robert McKinnonwrote a review of on January 23, 2014

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large

I have to say, I am not impressed with this jacket after just simply receiving it and trying it on. First off the jacket is a lot bigger than I would have imagined (I'm 5'10, 140) and I ordered the size medium thinking since it says athletic fit, it would fit exactly how I like my jackets to fit. Sadly, this jacket does not fit me at all. The cut is just odd and baggy, not at all athletic. Secondly, the material just feels thin, and doesn't feel like it would hold up to much of anything, sans maybe a light breeze in spring or fall.
This jacket is a miss for me.Therefore, I am returning it without ever using it outside.

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Robert McKinnonwrote a review of on March 28, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm not going to lie, I'm very picky when it comes to my hiking pants. So when I got these pants (color: bark, Size: medium) in the mail I wasn't sure if I was going to like them. However, after putting them through the wring this winter, I have to say that these pants are pretty bomb proof. I love the softshell material that they are made out of because it is pretty thin and strecky, yet durable at the same time. As far as water-resistance goes, these pants hold up surprisingly well in light to moderate rain (I wouldn't recommend using these as rain pants). I have seen some reviews that say you can wear these pants in the summer ( I don't because I live in Georgia), but generally I think that these are 3 season pants (Spring, Fall, and Winter).
I have to say that the overhang pants are pretty stellar and I would recommend them to anyone who is on the fence about buying them.
The only down side to these pants is the sizing. I am 5'10 145 pounds and the mediums are a little big on me, but that is nothing that a belt can't fix.
Hope this review helps!

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Robert McKinnonwrote a review of on March 28, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Atom LT is my first Arc'teryx purchase. I'm not going to lie, I was skeptical about buying Arc'teryx gear because it is pretty expensive and I am a broke college student. However, after I wearing this jacket everyday for a month straight, I have to say that I have hopped on the Arc'teryx bandwagon.
I can't say enough good things about this jacket so Ill just list out my favorite aspects:
1. The warmth of this jacket is quite impressive. i figured that when I bought this jacket, I would mainly use it under a shell. Come to find out I can use it as a stand alone jacket with only a t-shirt on underneath and be comfortable down into the 30's.
2. The weight of this jacket is awesome. i can throw it in my day pack and I forget its there.
3. The water-resistance is actually quite impressive. One time I was caught in a downpour walking across campus and my initial thought was, "Oh great now I'm going to get soaked and then have to sit in class for an hour." When i got to class the jacket was soaked, but I stayed completely dry.
4. The Side panels allow this jacket to breathe pretty well, yet remain pretty wind resistance.
I could go on but I'll spare you the rest.
Bottom line: this jacket is worth the investment.

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Robert McKinnonwrote a review of on March 4, 2012

5 5

These things are excellent casual flip flops. I bought these things to replace my 2 year old Rainbow flip flops that were just plain worn out. I have to say that when I ordered these things on the SAC and I wasn't expecting them to be very good. I was just looking for a cheap flip flop to hold me over until I got around to buying another pair of Rainbows. However, after I tired these things on, I changed my mind. I decided not to buy another pair of Rainbows and just hold on to these because they are so comfortable, even right out of the box! (Unlike my Rainbows, which took about a week to really break in)
I haven't had these things very long so I can't really comment on the durability, but I'll update my review after I wear them over the summer.
If you are on the fence about buying these, I say go for it!

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Robert McKinnonwrote a review of on February 19, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have had my Chacos for almost three years now and I have yet to find a single thing that is wrong with them. I wear them all the time for anything from walking to class to 5+ mile hikes with my friends. If I had to describe these things in one word it would have to be: flawless.

I have found that since they don't make these in half sizes that they tend to run a little big so i would suggest ordering a size down. I normally wear a size 10 and I have a 9 in these and they fit beautifully.

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Robert McKinnonwrote a review of on February 17, 2012

5 5

This shirt is great! I have use it all the time for anything from working out at the gym to layering when I went skiing out in Steamboat Springs, CO over winter break. The shirt is really light weight, breathes well, and feels good on your skin. What more could you ask for in a shirt?
Bottom line:This is a great shirt that is price really reasonably.

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Robert McKinnonwrote a review of on February 15, 2012

5 5

I have the 2010 model of the CamelBak classic and I love it! I mainly use the Camelbak for mountain biking, and I have to say that it does an awesome job.
I really like this thing because it holds a lot of water and it does a great job of distributing it properly throughout the bladder, which allows for it to have a low profile and stay close to my back when I ride. I also like that if I put ice in the bladder before I ride, it keeps it cold for almost the whole time!
Lastly, I think that it is awesome that the bladder is removable because I can take it out and use it in both my REI flash 18 day pack and my Osprey Kestrel 38 pack. I cannot say enough good things about this thing. If you are on the fence about buying it, then I recommend that you pick one up!

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Robert McKinnonwrote a review of on February 15, 2012

5 5

I just got the Gerber Fast Draw Knife and I have to say that it seems to be a pretty solid knife so far. I like that it has a spring assist to help you open it with one hand. I also love that it has a switch on it which locks the blade in the down position so that it won't somehow open in your pocket.
Bottom line, its a sweet knife with a sharp blade and solid handle, which makes it ideal for daily use.

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Robert McKinnonwrote a review of on February 15, 2012

5 5

I started climbing about 3 years ago with some of my friends. We go indoor climbing quite a bit, and I got tired of using those crappy rental harnesses that they give you because they have zero padding and are uncomfortable on your boys.
So that's when I decide to get my own harness to use. My only criteria were that it had to be fairly inexpensive, yet have some of the things that you would find on a nicer harness. I have to say that the Momentum has done just that. It is really comfortable, reasonably priced, and it has a lot of nice features.
As far as durability goes, I have had this thing for almost 3 years now and it has held up really nicely.
Basically, this harness is perfect for people who are just getting into climbing and want a good, entry level harness.

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Robert McKinnonwrote a review of on February 13, 2012

5 5

I'm going to start off by saying that I have yet to put this thing to the test because we have been having a really warm winter down here in the mountains of north GA. However, my first impressions of it are that it seems to be a pretty solid piece of gear. The material is really soft and super stretchy, which makes it really easy to slide it over your head. My only complaint is that the material seems to be a little on the thin side, so I'm not sure how it will hold up to a really cold breeze.

*Update- After using the Goat sleeve while hiking in 30 degree weather with a 20+ mph wind, I have to say that this thing is worth every penny! Even though the material seems thin, I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed with how it performed. As far as sizing goes, I have read that some other reviewers think that this thing is "sized for a baby", I have to say that I have not had any problems with sizing, and I have a fairly large head.

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Robert McKinnonwrote a review of on February 13, 2012

5 5

This jacket is my go-to jacket for fall/ winter activities. I use this jacket for camping, hiking, walking to class, etc. This jacket is great for highly aerobic activities because it breathes really well. I have found that since the jacket is pretty windproof that, with proper layering, I can be comfortable in temps as low as the teens. On the contrary, I have also found that with just a t-shirt on underneath, that i can be comfortable in temps as high as the high 60s, low 70s.
As far as durability goes, this jacket is pretty bomber! The only thing that I have noticed in the year that I have had it is slight piling (and as another reviewer already stated, it is purely cosmetic and does not hinder the performance whatsoever).
Basically, this is my favorite jacket and I recommend it to anyone who loves the outdoors and is looking for a breathable, yet windproof, jacket.

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Robert McKinnonwrote a review of on February 13, 2012

5 5

I have had this hoodie for about six months now and I have to say that i think that it is pretty awesome!

My only complaint is that the material is a little thinner than that of any of the other hoodies that I own. However, thats not a big deal because this hoodie is perfect for when its too warm for a thicker jacket and too cold for just a t-shirt (think cool summer nights and early to mid fall).

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