matt

matt

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matt's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Snowshoeing

matt's Bio

Snowboarding. Mtn Biking. Hiking. Camping

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mattwrote a review of on August 9, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

We switched from a Mazda3 to Jeep Grand Cherokee. I wanted to easily bring over all my roof top carriers. Since I couldn't use the same towers that the Mazda used I needed to buy these. I didn't want to buy factory cross bars from Jeep because I have longer cross bars to fit multiple carriers at once. These were super easy to install and I've adjusted them once already. Easy to do in about 30minutes or less. They look good and are very durable.

If you are using round bars, be sure to buy the adapters. http://www.backcountry.com/yakima-roundbar-sl-adapter#wall-solicitations

I took my locks out of my old towers and put them in these, that way I didn't need to buy new locks.

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mattwrote a review of on August 9, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Got this as a gift for the Mrs. She has a smaller head and has a hard time finding hats that she likes. Turns out she likes this one. She's received a lot of compliments and throws this on almost daily now, whether it's to wear all day or just in the morning while she's running errands with the kid.

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mattwrote a review of on August 9, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My wife bought this and loves it. She's bought others as gifts. It's easier for her than using the standard mouth to drink from. It does leak and I've accidentally tipped it over and learned the hard way. If you leave it sideways in a bag, on the bed, couch, or anywhere you will get a nice puddle. So I give it 4 stars. Also, curious if it effects the length of time that it keeps liquid cool/hot? My wife says her water doesn't stay cool as long and thinks it's a defective bottle, but I think it's the leaky lid since it's not sealed?? Maybe we need to do some science.

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mattwrote a review of on August 9, 2016

5 5

I've bought a different size each year. I have the XL, L, M, and now the S. The small was needed for a carry-on and is perfect for that purpose. I've used the XL to pack all my winter gear for me and my wife as we traveled out of state. Boots, outerwear, midwear, base layers, all the accessories. The L is perfect for camping a few nights. I could get all my biking gear for a recent trip to Moab in my L. Including shoes, helmets, food, spare tires, etc. The M is my go to bag for about everything else. If it's a weekend retreat or a trip where I don't need gear then I can fit all my stuff in the M.

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mattwrote a review of on June 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Easy to put on, light, breathable. We bought these for our one year old and plan on buying bigger sizes so we can continue to use them. He walks just fine in them, and it's nice he can get them wet. They don't soak up water.

He's outgrown the first size so we've bought the next size up. He's in these almost every day. Easy to wash and super light for him.

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mattwrote a review of on June 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 200 lbs

I bought this a few years ago as a gift. Unfortunately that gift was stolen, but luckily it was stolen before Father's Day so I could re-gift it again. This jacket is awesome.

This is a basic waterproof jacket. The fit of this jacket is different then the Watertight I, check out Columbia's size chart for each of their fit classes. (google image search Columbia mens fit guide)

At first we went with the XL but he wanted this to fit more casual and to be able to layer under. We had to exchange for a XXL, he's a bit larger around the gut. 6' prob 250lbs ish. If he didn't want to layer the XL fit perfect

This jacket helped keeps him dry when it rains protects from the wind, it is breathable and is great to hike in.
The draw cord is a plus. Packing into its pocket was awesome.

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mattwrote a review of on May 20, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 200 lbs

My wife bought these and loved them. Looked good and fit her foot just fine. She was walking on a soccer field and dragged her toe and the strap broke off, she said she didn't do anything too hard or crazy, just a simple toe drag. Not sure if it was a one-off or if this is with all the sandals.

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mattwrote a review of on May 20, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 200 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

Pretty comfy shirt, it wrinkles easily which is my only major concern. Stashed it in a duffle for a weekend trip and took some time to get it smooth w/out an iron. It fits good and looks good. perfect for a variety of adventures, or just around town.

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mattwrote a review of on May 20, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 200 lbs

I've worn the frickin chino stretch pants all winter so I thought it was time to try the shorts. These are super comfortable. I bought one pair to try out and liked them so much I doubled up. They did take a week or so for me to break in to where they were fitting the way I like (not new feel) .The stretch is perfect. the length is right at the knee. deep back pocket so my wallet isn't right on my cheek.

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mattwrote a review of on May 20, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 200 lbs

great belt that is very low profile. It is a little hard to get through all the loops if you're wearing jeans, but if you're in different material it still goes on pretty smooth. Keeps my pants up. Great for active lifestyle.

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mattwrote a review of on March 24, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I bought these as a gift for my mom who had a hip replacement. She is gearing up for a trip to Europe where she will be "backpacking" around for the most part. She wanted something that she could use for support,. I went with this pole because it offered a regular trekking style handle, but also offered the cane style handle. She could alternate her grip depending on the situation.
She's used it a few times for her walks around town as he preps for her trip. She is an avid walker already and the hip replacement has been tough to overcome. These poles give her great support and stability, easy to set up and break down relatively small. You can remove the rubber tip if you are on more rugged terrain.

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mattwrote a review of on March 14, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 210 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

These grip on my bars very nicely without feeling like my hands are pulling away from my glove. Very light and breathable, not really any padding if you're looking for that. But half a few hours on a summer day, these will be the go to gloves.

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