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BJ Platte

BJ Platte

, Employee

Salt Lake City

BJ Platte's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Skiing

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BJ Platte

BJ Plattewrote a review of on March 13, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Had this belt for going on 6 years now. Belt is still kicking along. It has finally gotten to the point where the teeth that hold the webbing are worn down and do not bite as hard as the used to. Completely worth $15

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BJ Plattewrote a review of on March 13, 2019

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 230 lbs
Size Purchased: 32

The quality of the pants is definitely up there. Seems like a great pair of jeans, however, I think the sizing might be off. Seem to fit way tighter than what is pictured. While the waist seems to run large the legs run small. Very tight on calves in particular.

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BJ Plattewrote a review of on March 1, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my preferred shifter for an Eagle groupset. I am currently using it with a GX group and it makes the whole experience better. The adjustable paddle and light action are significantly better than GX or NX shifters, and this does not have the exorbitant price tag of the XX1.

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BJ Plattewrote a review of on March 1, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 230 lbs

These are great shoes that I use for everything from weight training, treadmill, or runs out side. The zero drop platform takes a little bit of getting used to, however, once you do it is very comfortable and feels like you are not even wearing shoes at all.

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BJ Plattewrote a review of on February 8, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got these as an alternative to using a full hardshell glove. They do a great job of blocking the wind as they are supposed too. I like the fact that they are not as hot and clunky as a full hardshell and do not have any extra insulation. While they are not as warm as other gloves out there they work well in cooler/windy conditions. Only drawback is that the touch screen panel does not seem to work very well.

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BJ Plattewrote a review of on December 10, 2018

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 230 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

For the price this is a super warm jacket that is great for the coldest of days. There are however a few things that make spending the extra money on a name brand worthwhile. The fit is definitely a bit odd. There is a lot of room under the jacket for layering, but it is far from an athletic fit. You would not want to wear this under a ski jacket as an insulating piece, it is a bit too bulky. The zippers are also rather problematic. They are nice and large so that you can grab them while wearing gloves, however, there is excessive fabic around the zippers that are constantly getting snagged. Overall I think for the price it is pretty decent, however, I would say spend a few extra dollars on a more well known brand.

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BJ Plattewrote a review of on November 14, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 230 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

These shorts work very well and keep you surprisingly warm. The insulation combined with the windblocking material is a real winner.

My only complaint is that the do run a bit small. I have a 32" waist and got a medium, and while they fit just fine at the waist it would be difficult to add extra layers underneath if the weather called for it. This does limit their potential slightly.

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BJ Plattewrote a review of on September 26, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

When I received a couple of old Thule roof racks from a buddy I was stoked, but a few missing parts had them a few steps away from perfection. Fortunately with the help of Thule's array of replacement parts, like these wheel tray end caps, I was able to get my racks back into tip-top shape — however they don't stay on super well, and after a couple of road trips I'm already missing one again. I wish Thule had a fix that stays put a little bit better.

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BJ Plattewrote a review of on September 26, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My previous wheel straps had broken and gone missing after years of use (and abuse), so I was stoked to find that I could easily replace my wheel straps to keep my bikes secure. The ratcheting system works well, and the folding mechanism means my wheels stay really secure on the way to the trail, but it would be nicer if the straps were a little longer to accommodate beefier tires used these days.

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BJ Plattewrote a review of on September 26, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

When I got my new truck it came along with a nice rooftop rail system right from the get-go, but the only problem was that it was locked in place, and not in the right spot for my bike racks. I snagged these lock cylinders to replace the locks and get things going. The one frustrating bit is that the universal key for changing the locks doesn't actually work on a locked-lock (which makes sense when it comes to keeping your racks secure from other folks with universal keys), but this posed as a challenge for removing my original cylinders. After a trip to a locksmith I was able to get them swapped though, and now it's smooth sailing with these new cylinders.

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BJ Plattewrote a review of on September 26, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 230 lbs

I'm always stoked on the classics, and the Van's Classic Slip On Shoe doesn't fail to keep me happy. These comfortable kicks keep me covered when I don't have time for laces, and don't take weeks to break in the way some other shoes do. Simple is as simple does.

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BJ Plattewrote a review of on September 26, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

When the sun and wind is intense it's hard to fight it with just sunscreen alone, and this buff makes the perfect barrier for keeping harsh gusts and sand away from your money-maker. Its lightweight, which is great because the last thing you want on a hot and windy day is to layer up with toasty fabrics, and does a good job keeping your skin protected. My only gripe is that the fabric isn't super soft right from the get-go, and when you're tossing fabric against your soft facial skin it would be better for it to feel a little more gentle, though after a wash the roughness is gone for the most part.

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