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Alec Wilkins

Alec Wilkins

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Alec Wilkins's Passions

Biking
Surfing
Skiing
Paddling

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Alec Wilkins

Alec Wilkinswrote a review of on February 27, 2019

5 5

I strap this table over my second bay which has a drop bag. It is a great way to store a fair amount of gear and have good decking/seating on top. Once you get to camp it is becomes the center of the kitchen area, goes up easy and level on sandy beaches and keep food prep out of the dirt.

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Alec Wilkinswrote a review of on January 30, 2019

5 5

I like to ski with bibs inbounds, but I run super hot and need something cooler when touring. These are great, DWR is fantastic, they bead up great . I really like the beacon pocket which makes it super easy to access for beacon checks and drills. Only complaint is that they don't have back pockets. Inseam does run a bit long on these, but not a huge deal for me.

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Alec Wilkinswrote a review of on January 30, 2019

5 5

Love this jacket. I use it touring where I run really hot on the uphill. I usually skin in just a base layer, so anytime we stop I can pull out this beast and keep warm. It is bulkier than using a smaller mid layer, but bomber in the cold and also a nice safety precaution in case we run into an extended stay. I sized up to go over layers

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Alec Wilkinswrote a review of on January 30, 2019

5 5

Recently heard an Avy instructor tell a class that if you cared enough to take a course, then a saw should be required just like shovel, beacon and probe. This shamed me into getting one. I still make my partner dig while "I get the saw" but now I can also open the heavy beverage I brought to make up for all the weight savings in my skis I paid so much for. Also the saw works great.

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Alec Wilkinswrote a review of on January 30, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I gave these skis 4 stars because I think it goes without saying that when you buy light skis for the uphill it isn't going to be a super damp charger. These kill it on the uphill. I paired this ski with MTN bindings and they are fantastic. However, like most light skis they are not going to blast through cut up, crud or variable conditions. When I get into variable snow the skis feel squirrelly. On consistent firm or untracked they are great, but most skis are great in hero snow. I would not choose these as a 50/50 ski, and would say they are best suited to longer missions where you are looking to go light....find fresh lines and you'll love this ski.

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Alec Wilkinswrote a review of on October 23, 2018

4 5

Redington is killing it with some really great value rods. This is no exception. I wanted to give trout spey a shot and this was a very affordable and fun way to test the waters. I have had it out several times and my skill at two handed casting is limiting factor, not this rod. If you like to fish on the swing this is a fun way to get after it.

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Alec Wilkinswrote a review of on October 23, 2018

4 5

One of my home rivers is notorious for picky fish sipping emergers. Most people size down and throw a dry dropper, but wet hackles on the swing are a lot of fun. sinking tip or trout spey and work the swing to fish...exciting takes and fish are less picky. I tend to miss more fish on the swing, but have a lot of fun.

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Alec Wilkins

Alec Wilkinswrote a review of on October 23, 2018

5 5

Short head makes for quick recasts to the bank when you are throwing chunky streamers. Loaded on 6 wt Sage it makes easy work of hucking huge articulated streamers. It also roll casts remarkably well. I don't want delicate when I am streamer fishing I want minimum backcasts and the abiltiy to get the fly down to fish. This is a winner in the thug fishing category.

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