jgelley

jgelley

I can be found in the mountains of CO, NM, WY, UT on some form of human or gravity powered gear

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Jack's Passions

Telemark Skiing
Camping
Backpacking
Snowboarding
Paddling
Road Cycling
Snowshoeing
Alpine Skiing
Mountaineering
Sport Climbing
Bouldering

Jack's Bio

I love the BC! My wife and I spend copious days in the BC year-round. Now we have the joy of exposing, coaching and mentoring our son on the many pleasures and responsibilities in the BC. Although the career keeps me from spending as much time as I'd like up there, we get out whenever we can.

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jgelley wrote a review of on February 1, 2008

5 5

I'm on my third pair - I lost a pair in the surf in Playa del Carmen, lost another pair kayaking - think I would learn, eh? Anyway, I've tried a few Oakley shades because everyone raves about Oakley but these are the best shades I have ever owned. They do not fog, period! I use these when riding my motorcycle and have zero problems with wind in my eyes. For the money, these can't be beat! Buy a pair today, you will not be disappointed.

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jgelley wrote a review of on January 18, 2008

2 5

It's no surprise that Arc'teryx is extremely proud of their merch. I bit anyway as I own some of their gear and am satisfied with it. This hat is just an average grade wool hat with their logo stitched on. There is a fleece ear band that helps but too much of the wool cap extends below the fleece band, which results in a very itchy hat. Better look for another hat.

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jgelley wrote a review of on January 10, 2008

5 5

The Telekneesis knee pads from Black Diamond are great! I toured 4.5 miles to the 10th Mtn Hut and made BC turns all weekend and never knew they were on. They never slipped or rotated. These are the most comfortable knee pads I have ever worn. I played football from pee-wee though college, actively cave, do tile and floor work - so I know knee pads. I wear them under my Mountain Hardware Manuever pants without any restriction or binding. Buy these - you won't regret it!

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jgelley wrote a review of on February 16, 2007

5 5

I've used these pants at the resort twice and just got back from a three-day hut trip with days spent yo-yoing above and through tree-line. I used the Arc'Teryx mid-weight boot-length underwear alone under these pants in temps between 32 and 0 degrees F. They were awesome - stayed up well with a full pack on, using only a belt. Fit is great, cut is perfect for making tele turns. Highly recommended!

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jgelley wrote a review of on February 5, 2007

5 5

First, let me start by saying that the fit is spot on. I don't know what the first reviewer with the "powerful backside" is talking about. I am a natural bodybuilder - I usually wear mediums and ordered the mediums in this pant. They fit great with room for a Patagonia 2 cap underneath. The construction is great. I would like the pants better with a suspender option but the belt loops work fine. I DO agree that the internal draw-chord is pretty-much useless. The finish hardware is of much higher quality than the Cloudveil pants. I had to return the Zero-G pants because the snap on the gaiter broke my very first time wearing them as I was walking from the car to the lift. The 3/4 water tight leg vent zipper works very well. Another great product from Mountain Hardwear.

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jgelley wrote a review of on January 30, 2007

2 5

Got these pants in Medium. The waist size was right on but leg length was way too long. When walking in tele boots they're alright but in street shoes they kept catching under my heel. First day out the cheap plastic snap on the bottom of the gaiter broke off as I was getting ready to head to the chair lift for my first run. Cloudveil should use better finishing components and offer different inseam lengths. The suspenders work well and are comfortable.

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jgelley wrote a review of on September 13, 2006

5 5

I've had the Nut Beret for almost four years now. It's kept my head warm everywhere from Colorado foothill camping trips to above tree line after dark in the dead of winter on a few hut trips. When it's really cold and windy you can pull the Gore Windstopper ear flap down for extra protection. You can't beat this hat. Plus it's just plain cool. I always get a ton of compliments on it. Thanks Mountain Hardware!

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