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Chris Peterson

Chris Peterson

Chris Peterson's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Snowshoeing

Chris Peterson's Bio

A middle school teachin' hunter/angler who backpacks and hikes

Chris Peterson

Chris Petersonwrote a review of on March 23, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Perfect for cool spring and summer mornings. 50's with a t-shirt seems to be the perfect combo. It will fit under my Arcteyx Atom LT on the really cold days.

The fit is perfect. It looks good with a t-shirt but I can wear a fleece pullover underneath it comfortably. It stuffs down well and will be a great addition for summer backpacking. I think this will be one of my go-to layering piece on my November deer and elk hunts.

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Chris Petersonwrote a review of on February 6, 2015

5 5

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

I was looking for a synthetic jacket that would perform better when wet than a down jacket. I fly fish and wanted something that could get a little wet.

I absolutely love this jacket. I normally wear a medium but after trying the jacket on I decided to get a large so that I can layer with it. I can easily fit a fleece jacket underneath it when the temperatures really get low.

With just a t-shirt, this jacket is perfect for 40-60 degree temps. Any colder and I will throw a light fleece underneath it.

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Chris Petersonwrote a review of on August 23, 2014

4 5

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

My favorite shirt for backcountry travel and daily use.

Great colors and it fits well when tucked in. The material is light and quick drying. If it gets wet fly fishing, no big deal. It is light enough to wear on its own this summer but a baselayer while allow it to be worn year round in the backcountry.

The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because it doesn't look so great untucked. The bottom hem is kind of baggy but tucked in it looks good.

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Chris Petersonwrote a review of on July 1, 2014

5 5

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

I have worn these boots for over a year. Straight out of the box they are extremely comfortable and fit well. They break-in quickly and I did not have any blisters or hotspots.

They took me on over 50 backcountry miles hunting deer and elk in Colorado this past year. I am not talking about groomed trails; I am talking about off trail hiking while climbing over deadfall and going up and down mountains. They kept my feet warm, dry and comfortable. Temperatures ranged from -10 before dawn to 50's in the afternoon.

I would not recommend these boots for sustained cold or non-aerobic winter activities. These will work in the winter if you are on the move but there are betters boots out there for extreme cold.

These are a great 3 season boot that can take you into the winter if you are on the go. On trail or off, these rock!

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Chris Petersonwrote a review of on June 30, 2014

5 5

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

I love wearing these when the hike is short and the trail is easy. If I am traveling off the trail or if the trail is rocky then hiking boots would get the nod.

The lacing system if very comfortable and easy to use. I have a GTX pair and the non-GTX pair. I love both but the GTX pair makes my feet really sweaty when it is warm out

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Chris Petersonwrote a review of on June 30, 2014

5 5

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

I wear these almost daily at my teaching job. They look good and feel good.

I have worn them a couple times upland hunting and cold weather fishing when the walks aren't too long. I wouldn't wear them on a long hike but for less strenuous activities they work well.

Throw a flannel on top and you are ready to hit the brewery

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Chris Petersonwrote a review of on June 30, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Nothing special, just a meat and potatoes day pack.

Enough room for a quick day hike or slingin' a fly on the river. I use mine anytime I am out for more than a couple hours or if weather is a big concern.

I think this pack is a better choice than a 25-30 liter pack. You can easily fit the bulky winter layers that can be a pain in a 25 liter daypack

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Chris Peterson

Chris Petersonwrote a review of on June 30, 2014

5 5

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

If I lived in the wet NW or hunted in Alaska, I might see the need for a $400 shell but in dry Colorado a PreCip is all you need for the occasional downpour.

It fits great and you can easily layer a fleece pullover and puffy underneath with no problems or wear it on its own.

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