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Travis Tzioumis

Travis Tzioumis

Brighton, Lost Trail/Powder Mountain, Unitas, Bob Marshall, Glacier Natl Park, Wasatch

Travis Tzioumis's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding

Travis Tzioumis's Bio

Backcountry.com’s Gear Gurus are the fount of knowledge that Gearheads routinely tap when the questions get tough and the resources scarce. We are a small but passionate team of experts tasked with doing the research in order to get you the information you need to make the right decisions about your gear. Whether we are getting in touch with the factory that made your skis, counting those essential grams, or making sure everything will work how it is supposed to, the Gear Guru’s leave no stone unturned in pursuit of your next adventure. Follow our adventures and exploits as they unfold.


Travis Tzioumis

Travis Tzioumiswrote a review of on March 24, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: 32x32

I just got these pants since hot weather is right around the corner here in UT, and we will be able to ditch the waders and wet wade. Just picked these up in 32x32 and tried them out, I am exactly a 32 waist and these fit perfect in that area. The inseam is a little long but I don't mind that especially since i will be wearing them with wading or hiking boots.

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Travis Tzioumiswrote a review of on January 19, 2015

3 5

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

The way the sizing works on these is a little confusing. I got these for one of our dogs and measured his paws to be in between 2 and 2.25 inches wide, so I went with the XS thinking the XXS would be way too tight. I was wrong. The XS were way too big, I returned them and had to size down.

Bert is not really happy with them, but its better than his paws getting cold and having to stop every 100 feet to rub his pads to get the snow out.

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Travis Tzioumiswrote a review of on January 19, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have a pair of La Sportiva Pamir boots, they are an all leather stiff backpacking boot with a paper thin insole that offers no support. I used to wear custom orthotics, but they didn't hold my foot in place very well. The result was pretty severe blisters on the back of my heels. I switched to these and havent looked back. I haven't had a blister since putting these bad boys in my boots and end up wearing them way more often than i used to. My foot no longer slides around in there and I feel like I have the perfect amount of arch support.

I recommend getting these immediately when buying a new pair of boots. Trimming them can be a little difficult if you don't have a very sharp pair of scissors or a razor blade.

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