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Benjamin August

Benjamin August

Salt Lake City, UT

Benjamin August's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Climbing

Benjamin August's Bio

Product Content Specialist - Backcountry

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Benjamin August

Benjamin Augustwrote a review of on February 27, 2019

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 165 lbs

Bought because the Turtledove color looked retro and cool. The material felt great like it was going to last and was ultra-soft. Would have kept this item if the sleeve strips aligned on both sides but the prominent red stripe was lower on one than the other by a couple inches.

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Benjamin August

Benjamin Augustwrote a review of on February 22, 2019

5 5

Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 165 lbs

Feedback from my best friend after I ordered one as a Christmas gift for him:

"Patagonia continues to impress with its comfort, professional line of fleece sweaters. So much so that I bought this in multiple colors.

Light on the body with maximum warmth and durability. Extremely comfortable and loose, yet fitted in the right places. As always, highly recommended."

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Benjamin August

Benjamin Augustwrote a review of on February 15, 2019

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 165 lbs

Bought these three years ago and the left and right soles both separated a few months in at the rear with normal use. have been rocking shoe glue to keep them from falling apart since. I gave them two because they look dope but really not a fan of TNF footwear now.

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Benjamin August

Benjamin Augustwrote a review of on January 8, 2019

5 5

Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 159 lbs

Wore these in very low temps this past weekend on a winter summit in the Wasatch. The hike itself was fairly steep and temps started around 5deg F. I stayed warm and comfy with these and a thin merino baselayer. Things that I liked the most: The slim fit allows for great movement when you're moving fast, but not so slim that you'll look like you're trying to be hip, nobody wants that. I loved the durable profile around the ankles, even when you're hiking attentively sometimes snags can happen and having peace of mind about the ankle durability is fantastic. The pockets are practical, with great zippers on the hand pockets (which are fleece lined which actually insulates your phone from dieing), plus the drop in stow pocket can keep a map or a snack right on hand to now slow down. Overall great product.

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Benjamin Augustwrote a review of on January 7, 2019

5 5

Got my ENO hammock double nest as a gift about 4 years ago and still working out fantastic! I've put mine up in some strange places. Perfect size for two people, or one if you love your personal space. Ended up buying one for my sister to start venturing into the outdoors a bit more. If you're sometimes lacking a little motivation to do some big thing, or maybe just want to relax then throw your hammock down and have a nice relaxing day.

NOTE: Make sure to do some research online about how to identify the health and size of a tree that should be hammocked on. You can damage or kill a tree that is undersized, unhealthy, or doesn't have the

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Benjamin August

Benjamin Augustwrote a review of on November 17, 2018

4 5

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

Coworker and I used separate Summit Evo's to hike up Mount Timpanogos after some snow a couple days prior. It's early enough in the season that the climbing was very non-technical. For Utah non-locals like us having the added security to plunge it in the snow and maybe add a couple foot holds in there. Overall very glad to have used it, very low weight and practical tool for non-technical climbs.

Edit: Second time using this one in the 59cm length for an iced up scramble and it gave me peace of mind in a couple sections. I'm 6ft even and found this length to be very user-friendly.

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Benjamin Augustwrote a review of on October 26, 2018

5 5

I bought this cup to show my team pride here at Backcountry. So far it's working, people notice it, and associate me as a coworker which is a really great thing. I really like the wide mouth of the ceramic mug and never feel like I have to skimp on how much coffee I take in when I power up. Great buy.

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Benjamin Augustwrote a review of on October 26, 2018

5 5

When I wear this beanie I'd say I average 1.25 compliments per outing. This is 1.25 compliments greater than my typical average. Pretty solid improvement. The fit is loose but not slouchy, so it's got a bit of give to it if you want a hat that wont completely compress your hair.

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