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Scott Cooley

Scott Cooley

Northern Utah

Scott's Passions

Camping

Scott's Bio

I love the outdoors.

Scott Cooley

Scott Cooley wrote a review of on September 29, 2013

5 5

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

I've purchased several of these casual button shirts; from Columbia, The North Face, Royal Robbins, etc. This Borderline shirt from Arc'teryx is the most comfortable. The fit is superb. It's trim, yet still moves perfectly without pulling at all. I would definitely recommend this shirt to others.

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Scott Cooley wrote a review of on December 25, 2012

5 5

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

Just got this for Christmas this year and am extrememly impressed. It works great as a standalone piece and I also use it under my Venta SV shell. Kept me warm but not sweaty with a base layer in 15� weather during quite a bit of physical activity. Can't wait to take it out some more!

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Scott Cooley wrote a review of on July 25, 2011

4 5

I got this for my son to carry some of his own gear for our backpack trip this year, and also to use in the fall for school. It's not big enough to carry everything he needs, but that would weigh too much for him anyway. So this is a perfect compromise. Big enough to fit a bit of gear, but manageable enough to keep the weight down. The compression straps are great, keeping everything secure. The bungee storage works great for a light rain jacket. My only complaint: it's not actually hydration compatible. There is a laptop sleeve inside that you can put a bladder in, but no clip to keep it upright, and fitting a hose through the tiny headphone slot is impractical unless you remove the nipple and insert the hose before you fill up the bladder. Either way, it still works, and is comfortable for him to carry around.

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Scott Cooley wrote a review of on June 17, 2010

5 5

I love these sandals. I have some. All of my kids now have them. This is the second pair for one of my daughters. They are a perfect, all-around sandal for school, play, day hikes, etc. As far as the Newport vs the Newport 2, these are still the original Newport sandals, just with a velcro strap on top. The Newport H2 sandals have an enclosed heel also. I wish they made them without the velcro strap, but you have to have older, bigger kids for that style anymore. With that being said, the velcro strap is still better than any alternative sandal in my opinion. They are extremely durable. The previous sandals are in use by the second and third daughters, and still looking good. I would definitely recommend these sandals over and over again to anyone.

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Scott Cooley wrote a question about on September 5, 2009

Is the inner pocket waterproof? I need to find a good shell that has a completely secure/waterproof pocket for my iphone. Last winter I ruined a phone with it in a chest pocket when it became soaked from my own perspiration. Nothing got in from the outside, but the pocket wasn't protected from the inside-out. Any idea if there is a pocket suitable on this jacket for an electronic device?

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Scott Cooley wrote a review of on February 13, 2009

5 5

I bought this to replace a TNF waterproof jacket. The exact name escapes me right now. Anyway, this jacket has a much better fit. It is tighter around the body, but that is preferable. The major differences include the waterproof zippers, the lack of exterior draft flaps for the core vents to reduce weight and make more effective, the higher hand pockets to facilitate use while wearing a pack, the use of actual Gore-Tex material, and the fully adjustable hood. This jacket is far superior. It is super light and does not let anything through. I don't think it would breathe too well in a hot and humid climate, but in Northern Utah this jacket works perfectly.

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Scott Cooley wrote a question about on July 8, 2008

Does anyone have any issues with the spork closing on it's own while in use? Other brands have had complaints about the spork folding under the weight of food. I want to get these so they fit in my cooking set, but am not sure about the folding idea.

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Scott Cooley wrote a review of on July 8, 2008

4 5

I don't think this would be a great lamp to hike with, but for around camp it would be fine. I use it primarily for photography and geocaching. The red cover is great for both, as I generally only have the light on when I need to search through my bag. If you're looking to go night hiking in it, I would recommend a different lamp.

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Scott Cooley wrote a review of on July 8, 2008

5 5

Sure this unit is a little pricey, but you can't beat it for accuracy. The stronger antenna helps keep accurate information even in deep canyons and under a lot of tree cover. The multiple buttons make it easy to navigate to different areas of the unit. I couldn't be happier.

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Scott Cooley wrote a review of on March 14, 2008

5 5

I have been through several watches over the years. If you're looking for a nice looking, simple, outdoor watch, then this is it. There aren't any extra dials on the front which, in my opinion, just clutter up the face. It is very durable, and very, very comfortable. I started wearing it a month ago, and have not taken it off. It is great!

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Scott Cooley wrote a review of on February 25, 2008

5 5

This has got to be the best watch I have ever owned. The nylon webbing band is extremely comfortable. I put this watch on for the first time a week ago, and haven't wanted to take it off since. It is a very simple watch, lacking all of the extra gizmo's on the face that, in my opinion, just clutter up the look. The service from this site was also great with this. Had to chat with a gear specialist online to find the right product, and they directed me to just the right watch.

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Scott Cooley wrote a review of on February 25, 2008

5 5

I bought this for my wife. She has been through several sun hats over the years, mostly straw-type hats. They always fall apart. This hat is awesome. She took it to Mexico last week, and used it daily. The chin strap is perfect for those windy days, and the brim is wide enough to keep the whole face out of the sun. Definitely recommended.

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