Steve Mitchell

Steve Mitchell

PC, the Bird, and Bogus in the winter. All the Rockies and Sawtooths during the summer

Steve Mitchell's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Climbing

Steve Mitchell's Bio

I love hiking my own lines and working for my runs. There is something about being in the backcountry surrounded by nature that makes everything from snowboarding to hiking envigorating.

Steve Mitchell

Steve Mitchell wrote a review of on July 11, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got this pack for some international travel and had problems with the zipper from the get go. I sent an email to Poler's customer service and they shipped me a new pack, no questions asked. It seems to be holding up great and I don't have any complaints with it. The bag itself is pretty spacious and the fabric is fairly heavy duty. I give it 4 stars just for the initial problems I had with it.

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Steve Mitchell wrote a review of on December 26, 2013

5 5

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

Pick up a pair of these and head for the slopes instead of the bar! They look amazing and perform even better! I love the fur, intricate beadwork, and waterproof leather. They keep my hands warm and dry all day in ~5*F weather. I have yet to try them in colder temps but will update this review when I have done so. So far, I absolutely LOVE them! **One thing to note is that the leather, at least on mine, is much less copper than the picture, and more of a brownish color**

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Steve Mitchell wrote a review of on January 22, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have used this product almost every day this season and found that it works just as advertised. The clarity is amazing and the voice activated calling is pretty cool. I thought the range was a long shot on their specs but I was able to talk from the top of Mineral Basin to my buddy at the bottom just fine. I don't know if I was just in super ideal conditions or what, but it worked. Great product!

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Steve Mitchell wrote a review of on March 1, 2012

5 5

This is a great all around light. Because of the frosted globe, the light isn't blinding but it is bright enough to do pretty much everything around camp. I find it's best suited for playing cards around a makeshift table at night or reading in the tent. I would definitely recommend buying the rechargeable battery kit though to save on batteries.

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Steve Mitchell wrote a review of on February 15, 2012

5 5

This thing is definitely not for the faint of heart. It is bomb proof and lasts forever. I have never had a bad experience with water that I have filtered from this. The ceramic filter cleans VERY easily (literally just twist the top off, slide it out, and wipe it off). Add to the construction a lifetime warranty and you've got yourself a filter you just can't pass up. I won't ever buy another one because I wont have to. Great product.

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Steve Mitchell wrote a review of on February 7, 2012

5 5

I bought this for my daughter last year and it has been her go to jackets on chilly summer nights and all her winter adventures. The jacket is extremely light and packs down to tje size of a softball. So moms you can stuff it in your purse on your way to the park without any problem and be prepared when your little one gives in and complains she's cold. It will keep her warm to the 20s as a stand alone. All in all this is a great jacket.

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Steve Mitchell wrote a review of on February 7, 2012

5 5

I've had this jacket for over a year now and it has been great. All around best 3 season jacket/hoodie and a wonderful midlayer once the mercury drops. The inner chest pocket is great for keys, wallet, etc. I literally wear it almost every day and it still looks brand new minus a little discoloring on the zipper pull. If this thing ever wears out I will definitely be buying another.

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Steve Mitchell wrote a review of on February 2, 2012

4 5

If you are looking for a great utensil set that wont scratch your JB, look no further. Of course these things wont hold up to scalding them on your pan or putting them down the garbage disposal, but that's not what they were intended for. Use them wisely for cooking with your JB and you will be just fine. They are super lightweight and pack down nicely. Grab a set.

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Steve Mitchell wrote a review of on February 2, 2012

5 5

I have had this light for over a year now and just love it. I have only replaced the batteries once and have used it on multiple outings and a ton of times around the house. It is very bright and the different lighting options come in handy, either reading at night in the tent or illuminating an entire room while spelunking. Grab one and you wont regret it.

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Steve Mitchell wrote a review of on January 24, 2012

5 5

In all my years of snowboarding I have searched for the perfect all around board and have finally found it. I have ridden it in all conditions (packed, fresh, and deep) and it hasn't let me down yet. The magnetraction on the board is great in icy conditions and the shape allows for fun all over the mountain. I am very impressed with how it handles through the crud. On other boards I have ridden it gets to be a pretty bumpy ride, but this board cut through them like butter. It was kind of weird, but I'm not complaining at all. The stance is set back just a bit so riding switch isn't like riding a twin, but it is still very doable. All around, I would say this is the board to get if you are looking for the best.

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Steve Mitchell wrote a review of on January 12, 2012

4 5

Be prepared, right? I love this belt for its style but also for fucntion. Gone are the days of desperately looking for a screw driver or bottle opener while on the mountain. I wouldn't recommend this as a fix-all, but it does give a little peace of mind when a buckle or strap comes loose miles away from anything. The leather is very durable and wont disappoint. Get one and be happy.

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Steve Mitchell wrote a review of on January 12, 2012

4 5

This is a solid binding. I have had a few pairs over the years and really don't have anything to complain about. They can take a beating and will show signs of wear, but they will stay functionally sound. I have never had issues with the baseplates, just a little wear and tear on the straps and buckles. If you are looking for a great all-mountain binding, this is definitely one to consider.

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Steve Mitchell wrote a review of on January 11, 2012

4 5

Even though this isn't an 800 fill down jacket, I think 600 works just fine. I have been in -10*F so far with this in nothing more than a long sleeve base layer underneath and was just fine. This is a simple jacket, just meant to keep you warm when it's cold, steep, and deep, and it does just that. The reason it's not 5 stars is because the material it's made from seems to tear more easily than it should. I had a quick brush with a branch through some trees that left a little rip on my sleeve. Other than that, it's been a great jacket.

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Steve Mitchell wrote a review of on January 11, 2012

5 5

I work at a local university on a film crew and initially bought these for the football season (running a camera down on the field can get pretty cold). I treated them with nikwax and went to work. A season later and now having used them for rock climbing and snowboarding, I can't complain a bit about them. They are definitely waterproof and the warmest lobsters I have worn. If for any reason you are thinking about getting these, just do it and you won't regret it. Can you complain about the dexterity of a glove and the warmth of a mitten? Didn't think so.

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Steve Mitchell wrote a review of on January 11, 2012

4 5

Heli yes, backcountry, no. While this is great for day trips either in bounds or in the chopper, I wouldn't recommend it for anything longer than that. There just isn't enough space. That being said, this is an amazing pack. Dakine definitely thinks their gear out when they make it and this is no exception. The pocket placement and ski/snowboard carry is great and the hydration sleeve hides away the bevs until you need them. I love also Dakine because of their warranty and exceptional construction. Get this pack; you won't be disappointed.

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