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Wayne Christoffersen

Wayne Christoffersen

LCC, BCC, Wasatch, PC, Zion, Moab, Red Rocks, HP40, HCR, Niagara Glen

Wayne Christoffersen's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Running
Biking
Snowshoeing
Climbing

Wayne Christoffersen's Bio

The mountains are the only cold hard bitch that has ever loved me back.

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Wayne Christoffersen

Wayne Christoffersenposted an image about on June 30, 2015

Mmmm Potatoes

Like a side of potatoes with pan-seared trout, its sometime the extras that make the main course more enjoyable.

Growing up a spin-caster in the mid-west I got this package as my first fly rod because I didn't want to spend $500+ on my first setup. What makes this so great is that if fishing is an afterthought or a possibility when I am hiking I can throw the bare essentials in my pack and when I feel like it I can be casting within minutes.

I have had this rod for about a year and have not noticed any malfunction or defects and am very happy with the strength and durability of this rod. I have played around with additional lines and flies but you could easily get away with what is included for quite some time without getting any extras.

I would strongly suggest this kit for anybody who wants a no-commitment setup to get into fishing, or for the experienced angler that just wants to try out Tenkara.

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Wayne Christoffersenposted an image about on April 27, 2015

Got me through my first 26.2

First marathon and I don't think I would have made it without the extra support. I started getting a little knee pain when I was training for my first marathon about the time I started doing 3+ 13.1's a week. I picked these up to help me continue running and for race day.

Running in these helped keep me on training schedule without runners knee and made it so that I could still mow my lawn the day after the race without the need for a cane.

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Wayne Christoffersenwrote a review of on April 16, 2015

The View is Like a Little Up-Kilt Action
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

With two big dogs the wife and I couldn't find the right size tent; until now. The four of us can can sleep comfortably and when the wind kicks up to 30 mph you can rest-assured that everything will still be in place in the morning.

*photo bonus Mountain Hardwear Elkommando

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Wayne Christoffersenwrote a review of on March 2, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 144 lbs
Size Purchased: 9.0

Walked around with these on at the Winter OR show this year and I got a few "cool shoes" remarks from some of the vendors I talked to. They are a little flat footed and don't really have room for orthotics so I wouldn't suggest wearing these for long if you don't have strong arches. Also, its pretty obvious that they were not cut from the same leather as they have colored differently as they aged. These are really a fashion over function type of buy which I don't normally do but I got a little sick of wearing my hiking boots to the bar. Bottom line, buy them then go work on your novel at the coffee shop.

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Wayne Christoffersenwrote a review of on November 18, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Both dogs, the pit and the hound love this toy. Tough enough the handle the pits jaws and fun enough to hold the hounds attention. You will hear the foam pop the first couple times your dog chews into it but stops after a while. I should check to see if it still floats.

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Wayne Christoffersenwrote a review of on November 18, 2014

4 5

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

I have only put in about 50 miles in these but my initial impression are that they do run a little on the narrow side, not enough to complain about though. I really like how light they and still provide enough padding to make those longer runs pretty comfortable.

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Wayne Christoffersenwrote a review of on October 8, 2014

Running, Hiking and Winter layer
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

This is an excellent piece that I have ran in, hiked in and napped in. The great thing about merino is that the uncomfortable back sweat you get under your pack evaporates quickly once you take your pack off. Also, if your not sure what the temps will be this should be your choice, keeping you warm if it cold and cool if its warm and an added bonus are the thumb loops for running. I' really looking forward to getting some snow so that I can test it out some more.

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