Tim Fran

Tim Fran

The Canyons and Park City, Utah

Tim Fran's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding

Tim Fran's Bio

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Something about me: Moved to Utah 4 years ago for one winter, It has now been 4 winters and 4 summers here. Love camping (car and backpacking) in the Uintas and down south. Have been to most mountains in Utah, Canyons and Park City are go tos, but like getting out elsewhere

Tim Fran

Tim Fran wrote a review of on January 18, 2014

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was stoked to get these gloves from Armada, and thanks for them Armada. But unfortunately only after about a months use they are already coming apart at the seams. Apart from that they kept my hands warm when temps got into the teens, and the leather was super supple. Also the leash, just an amazing feature. Wanted to give these gloves 5 stars after wearing them the first few times, but just can't with them breaking down so fast.

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Tim Fran wrote a review of on November 27, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you want a stiff board with a ton of pop that can crush pow lines to big booters, this is your board. It is not the best for pressing in the park, but if you're not a park rat you won't mind this minor flaw in the board. Great response, super durable, and fun board to cruise around anywhere on. I had the older model for 3 seasons: 70+ days, 100+ days, 70+ days, and only damage on the board was when I ripped the sidewall out early season on a rock. And it was my fault, not the boards. Highly recommend this board!

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Tim Fran wrote a review of on November 8, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great headphones while working. That is primarily what I use these for, and when you throw them on and pump up your music you won't hear anything going on around you. Not the best music quality out there, but good enough for chilling out with Pandora while you work from home or the office.

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Tim Fran wrote a review of on November 7, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift
Fit: True to size

I got these for my girlfriend as an all around boot to wear to work and around town. She was excited because on other sites the comfort was raved about.They are comfortable, but not super comfortable. She usually wears 6.5 and these fit her just great. And she does look great in them!

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Tim Fran wrote a review of on October 17, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Pass the time chilling around camp practicing your throwing skills. This little throwing axe is durable! I have used it for chopping up small firewood and for target practice for over 2 camping seasons and it has held up. It could use a sharpening, and has a gotten a few dings. But it has seen a lot of use.

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Tim Fran wrote a review of on October 10, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've owned this beanie for a year now and it's still going strong. I wear it quite often and it hasn't stretched out too much. Not a super tall beanie, but does have some sag to it. I got lime green and it is probably a lighter shade of green than you'd expect, but I didn't mind this at all. Fits well under my bern helmet as well. I took all the stock padding out and prefer to wear a beanie instead. Not the warmest beanie, but does the trick for most days riding in Utah

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Tim Fran posted an image about on October 10, 2013

Everyday Hoodie

Comfortable, mid-weight, good looking hoodie. I wear this hoodie a lot and it is holding up great. I'm 5'7" and around 135lbs. I got size Medium and it fits great, nice and loose as a baggy should fit in my opinion. Even got caught in a snow storm, temps around 32 and with a thermal layer underneath and was plenty warm for a short hike with the dog. Did get wet though, so do not count on this hoodie to keep you dry!

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Tim Fran wrote a review of on June 8, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift

Filter works great, really does improve water quality. Only thing is it is really a smaller water bottle, at only .6L. Amethyst color is just as pictured, not sure about the scratching problem, as we just got it. Great for car trips though, just fill up a larger water bottle and keep refilling this one!

Also: Sustainable, plant-based filter lasts about 3 months or 48 gallons (180L) of water

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