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jared stanley

jared stanley

UTAH(all of it); Jackson, WY; No. Calif

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Hiking & Camping
Biking
Skiing
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jared's Bio

skiing/touring
camping/backpacking
paragliding
kiteboarding

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jared stanley

jared stanley wrote a review of on August 20, 2012

5 5

this is a great summer tent for a family; it's large with all mesh on top.
the rainfly is bomber if protection/privacy are prioritized over star-gazing.

surprisingly not that light, thought it would be lighter due to all the mesh. At any rate, it's a great car-camping tent and is fine packing in, but if you're gonna mostly be backpacking there are better options.

zipper is one-handable, simple setup.

They stopped making it but if you get it used it's a great tent, and anything similar that Marmot makes is great I'm sure, they make the best tents imo.

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jared stanley wrote a review of on March 31, 2012

1 5

bought this thing, $150. then signed up for the subscription, $130/year.

I wasn't able to get it to work. waited until the new version of the app, upgraded the firmware, etc etc etc.
sry SPOT but this is a terrible product. the app is poorly built and the product itself has a long way to go.

don't take my word for it, look at every other review site online that talks about this thing:

apple store:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spot-connect/id423066534?mt=8

rei:
http://www.rei.com/product/816133/spot-connect-satellite-communicator

or try it yourself!

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jared stanley wrote a review of on February 14, 2012

5 5

i love these boots. hands-down the most light/comfortable boots i've ever owned.
i use them with marker baron bindings, which kind of defeats the purpose of having light boots, but what are you gonna do?
taken these on long multi-day tours and skied bumps and groomers in-bounds a ton.

NOTE: they _are_ a little soft, i got a booster strap that i use that seems to help a little.

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jared stanley wrote a review of on February 14, 2012

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I really like having one setup; not sure if it's the cost or just the simplicity, but that's what I go for. I have Barons mounted on K2 Mt. Bakers w/Dynafit Zzero boots.

I've skied these the last three seasons. i'm 6'1", and weigh ~200lbs(give or take 15 on either side!!!).

I ski ~20+ days/year, the first year on these I skied 40+ days.

These bindings are perfect if you want one setup that's great for resort skiing and great in the backcountry.

I took these on the Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route in europe; obv a lighter setup could have been more ideal but the point is these were TOTALLY fine and doable.
Then skied bumps at the resort for two days on the exact same ski/binding and these were TOTALLY fine.
I've skied a ton in the Wasatch with these and now ski the Sierra and these are still my one-ski solution.

UPDATE: Feb 2012 I had the plate on the bottom break on me mid-tour. luckily it was a crap snow year so i was able to eventually hoof it out to civilization. I replaced them and have put ~10-15 days on a new pair of Barons, including 5 days on the teton crest trail last spring.
The plate broke again this weekend on a tour like 6 miles up in the Sierra. Luckily I was able to cinch some booster straps from my boot around the binding and stiff-leg it out but it sucked and ruined the trip. lowered my rating to 3 stars - they've worked on a few long tours but two breaks in the same spot make me lose confidence in the product. ordered some dynafits.

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