johngchrist

johngchrist

Gearhead

Park City, Utah

johngchrist's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Skiing
Climbing
Surfing

johngchrist's Bio

I have been in SLC Utah for around 9 years and have been at backcountry.com the entire time. I like to do everything and know a lot about gear.

When I'm not outside, you can FIND ME IN THE BACKCOUNTRY.COM RETAIL STORE!!!

I just love it there. So many things and so many things of each thing.

2607 S. 3200 W., in Salt Lake City.

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johngchristwrote a review of on September 27, 2016

4 5

So, this hat is very soft, and very comfortable, and I’m all about the colors. Unfortunately, there is an awkward logo tag on the outside, dead-center in the back. Fair warning: If you plan on wearing this backwards, you’re going to have to do some DIY seamstering/seamstressing to get that tag out, otherwise you’re going to look RIDICULOUS. I give this hat Four Bison.

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johngchristwrote a review of on September 27, 2016

5 5

This jacket is awesome and I don’t know how I lived without it. It’s super warm and super packable. It’s even great on a plane when the A/C gets super cold, and when the plane inexplicably gets super hot, it makes for a serviceable pillow! I honestly can’t see myself traveling anywhere without this again. I rate this jacket Five-Poorly-Temperature-Controlled Planes.

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johngchristwrote a review of on September 27, 2016

5 5

This is a great little tote! It can carry all kinds of sandwhiches! Roast beef, turkey, ham, six-inch, foot long; it does ‘em all….except those six footers. Do not attempt to carry a six foot sub in this bag. I repeat, NO SIX FOOT SUBS IN THE PATAGONIA CANVAS BAG! They’ll fall right out.

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johngchristwrote a review of on September 22, 2016

The. BEST.
5 5

You know that feeling when you walk into the creepy back hall of the Smith's Grocery store and find the most incredible pastries, cakes, and sweets on Manager's Special?
Yeah, this is like that...only better.
Whip it up in a jiff around the campfire and watch your friends slobber begin to drip. This is much better than any frosting-coated manager special cake I've ever sampled, and trust me, my experience in this area is exemplary.

I love crumble. You will too.

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johngchristwrote a review of on September 22, 2016

5 5

If there's one thing I need in the backcountry to keep me going, it's sugar. This delivers the dose I need in a tight, packable, lightweight package. Not only is it delicious, it makes everyone jealous. The only problem is I don't like to share my sugar, so it can create tension in camp. If you are considering purchasing this product, I recommend buying two, so you don't have to endure the steely, unforgiving gaze of your climbing partner.

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johngchristwrote a review of on September 22, 2016

5 5

How do you like the taste of heaven in your mouth? If I could eat this delight for every meal, I would. I've found that the biggest success to conquering big objectives is one simple ingredient: SUGAR.

The more sugar, the higher I climb. Sometimes I even summit the Grand Teton in Crocs without socks. It's invigorating, you should try it sometime. The only reason I didn't turn around is because I was loaded up on sugar.
This moosey mocha pie will get you to the top of your game...or peak.

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johngchristwrote a review of on September 22, 2016

5 5

This camping meal is surprisingly hearty and doesn't taste or feel watered down in the least. I used it while snowmobile touring and just boiled up a little water in my JetBoil and was good to go. It warmed my belly and I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor. Not bland at all.
If you're looking to step up your camping meal game this is a solid choice.

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johngchristwrote a review of on September 14, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If there is something that needs to be lashed down or held in place this is the only solution. Easily identified by their length indicated right on the strap and an always reliable cam buckle make sure that your gear stays where you strap it.

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