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Benjamin August

Benjamin August

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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 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 August

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 August

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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Benjamin August

Benjamin Augustwrote a review of on September 12, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've been a guy trying to camp on foam in single digit weather on foam for years. I grew up using inflatable pads but have never owned one, let alone a insulated pad. I decided that I'm finally getting out enough to get a good foam pad. This guy was my choice. 4 days in on this pad and I'm very happy with it. The high R value keeps you super warm at night and even when you're side sleeping it accommodates your body to keep you off the ground.

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Benjamin Augustwrote a review of on September 12, 2018

5 5

Was heading up on my first alpine trip and was going over the essentials I didn't have. Based on researching having a rope knife was near the top. I bought this guy because it's from a brand I trust, was a good lightweight product, and had excellent reviews. First trip and I needed it because we got off route on the descent and got cliffed-out with the sun setting. Felt like an idiot but glad I had a rope knife and some quick links.

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Benjamin Augustwrote a review of on September 12, 2018

5 5

Bringing this chalk bag could mean the difference between bringing a backpack and not. Is it completely necessary? That's for you to decide. However, I've dropped my phone on a multipitch and struggled with gear management as a amateur climber so I got this to consolidate topo's, It headlamp, extra cordage, a mmph-ton of chalk, rope knife, etc. It's one of those things that you buy and wonder if it will have the utility you bought it for, the answer is yes.

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