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 Peterson wrote a review of on July 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Perfect work out shirt. Dries quickly and doesn't hold a stink like other materials. I also wore it on a hot and humid trip in Mexico on the beach and it did extremely well.

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Chris Peterson

Chris Peterson wrote a review of on July 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Great wader for the price. They have room but are not overly baggy like some waders. They are super comfy and after a year of pretty hard use they don't have any holes or any wear and tear. The pockets are nice and big and it is easy to overload them

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Chris Peterson

Chris Peterson wrote a review of on June 9, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

There are a lot of $100 rain jackets on the market. The ones I have tried have generally lasted a season before crapping out. The Torrentshell is so much better for not much of a price difference. $20 more buys you a fabric with more structure to it, better covered zippers and much more functional hood.

Great buy!

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Chris Peterson

Chris Peterson wrote a review of on June 4, 2016

5 5

Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 165 lbs

I wear these teaching, socially and on the trail. The stretch allows for free range of motion and they are really comfortable. More fashionable than the Zions because these do not have a dorky cargo pocket.

All in all, a great pair of pants

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Chris Peterson

Chris Peterson wrote a review of on September 9, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: 32X32

The material is pretty thick on these pants which make them hard to wear during the summer but that's not a bad thing. I wear these pants antelope hunting and upland hunting when the weather will be dry. Anytime I am outside and it is below 65, these are the pants I want on.

Because they are cotton, they don't dry quickly but as long as they aren't wet, they are great.

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Chris Peterson wrote a review of on May 26, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Whenever movement and speed is needed, this is my go to back. I don't feel disadvantaged using this compared to a full size daypack. Whatever I need for a fast, shot trip can fit in the pack. The strapettes are a must buy if you plan on carrying anything heavy.

I also use this when I am fly fishing from a truck or hunting out of a base camp. I can stuff extra layers, food, ammo, binoculars and whatever else I need for deer and elk hunting in this pack. I would never be able to carry out a deer in it but whenever its a short hike back to camp I will carry this pack

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Chris Peterson wrote a review of on May 26, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Can't say enough great things about this tool. It has cleaned trout, sawed wood for the campfire, fixed things around the house, as well as many other tasks.

It is a little heavier than the average pocket knife, but has way more uses than a simple knife.

I carry one anytime I am out in the woods.

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Chris Peterson

Chris Peterson wrote 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 Peterson wrote 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 Peterson

Chris Peterson wrote 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 Peterson

Chris Peterson wrote 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 Peterson

Chris Peterson wrote 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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