Jeremy E.

Jeremy E.

Sierra Nevada, Yosemite.

Jeremy E.'s Passions

Hiking & Camping
Paddling
Snowshoeing

Jeremy E.'s Bio

I'm a professional nature photographer and cinematographer. I backpack an average of 300-500 miles a year and spend 60-90 nights in a tent. Most of my gear was purchased from Backcountry.com.

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Jeremy E.

Jeremy E.wrote a review of on September 12, 2016

Poor Quality. Not what they use to be.
1 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: 11.5

Not what they used to be, and that goes for both Salomon and Backcountry.com. Ive been a customer of Backcountry.com for over 13 years. Too bad the service has gone downhill. I guess they got to big to care. These boots fell apart within the first two months and I didn't even get them wet yet. Called customer service twice, I was referred to the warranty dept. 5 days later still no response. This is my 4th pair of Salomons, the others lasted me at least 12-14 months. I backpack about 600 miles a year, I guide trips, and do many solo treks. I spend about 70 nights a year in the backcountry and have referred so many people to these boots and to Backcountry.com. Not anymore. $240.00 pair of boot where the soles stayed on for two months and 3 backpacks! Thanks Backcountry.com and Salomon. I was a very loyal customer and preferred to shop here rather than REI but I guess not anymore. Your customer service isn't what it used to be.

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Jeremy E.wrote a review of on June 5, 2014

My favorite dish. great protein.
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Just add some hot sauce and tortillas and you are set. I eat this every three days in the backcountry. Mary Jane Farms is the best. Organic and compostable packing. I buy all my food from Backcountry.com. I eat only MJF and Mountain House. Attached is a photo of my food for a 20 day trek. mostly Mary Jane Farms!

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Jeremy E.wrote a review of on June 5, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been using the hiker filter for 10 years. I usually go through 2 cartridges a year since I backpack so much. The only downside to this filter is it's sealed and hard to clean. As long as you filter clear water you will be fine. I just did a 5 day trek though Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon in Southern UT/AZ border. The water was thick and muddy. even with a coffee filter and the extra screen the filter was clogged in a day and took very long and slow pumps to get water but it still worked. This would of happened to any filter. Some newer models have a way to backwash them. with this model you can use a large syringe to backwash it. That helped a lot with the muddy Paria River. Other than this one trip the filter usually last me half a season. I did the entire JMT with it. no problems at all. I hike over 200 mile a year and this filter has never failed. I've seen other problems with the steri pen, and MSR pumps. This is a time tested filter.

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Jeremy E.wrote a review of on August 26, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I've been backpacking for 20 years. I've used Merrill, Vasque, Kayland, Salewa. All gave me blisters. Did the JMT with Salewas which were the best so far until I tried the Salomon. Before I always had to use liners, mole skin, duct tape, blister pads, all of this in different combos. After I suffered some toe nerve damage with my Salewas hiking 230 miles I decided to return them for the Salomon 3D GTX. I just finished a 45 mile cross country section off the JMT. These boots were right out of the box, no break in period. Did not get one blister for the first time in my life. Awesome boots.

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Jeremy E.wrote a review of on September 26, 2012

Great. Just did the entire JMT with them
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These boots were awesome. My Kayland Contact boots from 2009 fell apart after about 500 miles. Caleb at backcountry.com suggested I try the Salewa. I tried the Alp, Mountain, and Rapace models. I chose to use the Mountain Trainer for the 220 mile John Muir Trail backpack. I was hauling over 65 pounds including 20 pounds of photo and video equipment. Great traction on granite, sand and wet surfaces, great ankle support. waterproof. I crossed over 100 streams and never got my feet wet. I've used Vasque, Merrell, TNF, and Kayland. Salewa if so far my favorite.

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