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Aaron Raines

Aaron Raines

Salt Lake City, UT

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Aaron Raines

Aaron Raineswrote a review of on March 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

I bought this for my wife because she wanted to be able to carry stuff for the kids without looking like she was carrying stuff for the kids. In that regard, you can comfortably stash a few items for an afternoon out in a stylish package, which is exactly what she was looking for.

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Aaron Raineswrote a review of on February 6, 2017

5 5

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

So far, these have held up to everything my kids have thrown at them over the winter, which is saying something. It's nice that even the youngest kids can easily get these on and off. No complaints in the comfort department, either. Solid choice. Feel free to contact me about any gear for the kids in your life!

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Aaron Raineswrote a review of on February 6, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

While it works well set up all winter at home, this vise is incredibly compact so it can come with you to events. Perfect to have in a gear bag, should you ever need to wax while you're out of town. Add to that the fact that it's sturdy and well-built. Feel free to contact me to nerd-out about more nordic stuff!

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Aaron Raineswrote a review of on January 26, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Your little folks won't leave you alone until you eventually give in and let them come along. Why not make it easy? Whether you're trekking to the campsite, the fishing spot, or just the corner store to snag a RedBox dvd, they can have their own little adventure. Packing snacks and extra kid supplies is a breeze with the added storage. Don't hesitate to contact me for more comprehensive youth transportation solutions.

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Aaron Raineswrote a review of on January 26, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This is one of those items that really makes sense to have on hand if you spend any time in the backcountry. Trail running, mountain biking, back packing, and even rock climbing in remote areas. It's so small that you'll never notice it until you don't have it when you need it.

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Aaron Raineswrote a review of on January 26, 2017

5 5

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

Tassels inevitably get pulled during recess and sled sessions, don't let them get away. Like everything from Patagonia, this is a well-built item that will last at least until your kid forgets it at school. Feel free to contact me to find the perfect items for the kids at araines@backcountry.com or 801.204.4556.

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Aaron Raineswrote a review of on January 26, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Weight: 25 lbs
Size Purchased: 24m

Most kids are pretty cute, but adding a tiny puffy coat is like getting a gold star in Mario Kart! The fold over hand flaps come to the rescue when your 2yo makes it outside with only one glove. Quickly hiding the ice cream stain from hitting that pothole on the way to grandma's is a snap since this jacket is reversible, and washing requirements are super simple when you get back home.

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Aaron Raineswrote a review of on December 26, 2016

Well thought out product
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large

Purchased the 24 month size for my 26-month-old. He definitely has some extra room as you can see from the photo. That can be great if you need to layer. We went on a little sledding excursion for the first use in roughly 20F degree temps with only one light layer underneath. No complaints from the little dude. The fold over cuffs are ideal for folding over mittens in order to keep them on! Ease of operation is top notch, too!

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Aaron Raineswrote a review of on December 15, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

A standard feature on MRP's Stage and Ribbon forks, Ramp Control has been available to those of us running their forks for a few years. As such, I've been using Ramp Control for some time now, and am excited to help offer it to the masses! It provides on-the-fly bottom-out resistance adjustment so you can use your well-earned trail time for riding instead of tuning in the shop. It also only affects the end stroke, so you can maintain suppleness off the top and traction in the mid stroke instead of having to readjust all of your PSI and damper settings. The ability to change bottom-out resistance without impacting the entire spring curve or having to compensate damper settings is pretty neat. You're able to isolate big hit performance from the rest of the work your fork is doing the other 95% of the time.
It's especially useful in places, like here in Utah, where the same ride can include miles of dirt ribbons through aspen forests briefly interrupted by waterfalls of rocks strewn down a cliff side.
Contact me to chat about your suspension needs or to request installation of Ramp Control on your new bike! 801-204-4556 araines@CompetitiveCyclist.com

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Aaron Raineswrote a review of on December 15, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Can we call this a classic yet? For as long as I can remember, the DHF has provided the best blend of traction, durability, and speed. Whether you ride DH, all mountain, trail, or even some aggressive XC, the DHF is going to give you what you need. Feel free to contact me to chat about your rubber choice at 801-204-4556 or araines@CompetitiveCyclist.com

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Aaron Raineswrote a review of on December 15, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Can we call this a classic yet? For as long as I can remember, the DHF has provided the best blend of traction, durability, and speed. Whether you ride DH, all mountain, trail, or even some aggressive XC, the DHF is going to give you what you need. Feel free to contact me to chat about your rubber choice at 801-204-4556 or araines@CompetitiveCyclist.com

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Aaron Raines

Aaron Raineswrote a review of on December 15, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Can we call this a classic yet? For as long as I can remember, the DHF has provided the best blend of traction, durability, and speed. Whether you ride DH, all mountain, trail, or even some aggressive XC, the DHF is going to give you what you need. Feel free to contact me to chat about your rubber choice at 801-204-4556 or araines@CompetitiveCyclist.com

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