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Chase Skidmore

Chase Skidmore

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Wild Places of Utah

Chase Skidmore's Passions

Snowboarding
Climbing
Biking
Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping

Chase Skidmore's Bio

I'm a Utah native. Mountain biking, climbing, and traveling are three of my passions that consume most of my time. Split boarding is becoming my winter obsession.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on June 14, 2017

5 5

I needed a summer bag, that was lightweight and packable, and that wouldn't be too hot. The Sine 35 checks all of the boxes. I've found I like leaving my feet in the bag, but unzipping the lower zipper and that will get me just enough venting. It's very light and packs nicely. The Arc zipper took a couple nights to get used to over a traditional mummy but I really like how it works now. I've only used this bag for summer nights, but it wasn't too warm for some 55 and 60 degree nights with the venting open and no rainfly on the tent.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on May 31, 2017

5 5


This remote is heads and tails above the original Thomson remote that came with my Elite Dropper. Obviously you need to be rocking 1x in order to have this setup but it’s seamless with my Shimano brakes and it’s made my cockpit super clean. I’ll never go back to the old remote!

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on May 31, 2017

5 5

I also gave this bell as a gift - here's the feedback I got from my buddy:
I had the Oi bell from Knog on my bike and while it’s super discrete it’s not loud enough for the trails. This Bell, however, is amazing. Rings for days! Super loud, good looking and easy to install. I’m not sure what else you’d want out of a bell? It looks like it’s well built and could take some hits and keep on ringing.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on May 30, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This rope handles really well and has some really soft catches. Very light weight, but I'll agree with the other reviews that 9.0 starts to look a lot more like 9.4 after a season of use. I've taken this to Red River Gorge, the Wind Rivers, Smith Rock, and all over Utah and the rope is still smooth and intact. This is a great, soft rope for all your climbing needs.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on May 30, 2017

5 5

I really like this helmet. It is so easy to fold down and stick at the bottom of a pack. The helmet weighs a shade more than a BD half dome, but is on par or lighter than an Elios. The fit is nice and adjustable, and I still feel very protected while wearing this. I've packed this around on multiple flights and backpacking trips and the helmet has proved to be quite durable. I get jealous looks every time I pull this out of my pack by all those that have bulky helmets strapped to the outside of their packs.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on May 30, 2017

5 5

Crisp clips, keylock/wiregate combo, and slings with safety indicators make these draws my go to for most of my climbing. I've had no durability issues with the carabiner gates and love the keylock for clipping bolts and gear and the wiregate for clipping ropes. They aren't the lightest draws in the world, but neither are they the heaviest. Great all around draws to add to your rack.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on May 30, 2017

5 5

Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: L

I was surprised by how much I immediately liked these shorts. I usually steer towards Pearl Izumi or Mavic shorts but decided to broaden my view and have loved the results. These shorts are very lightweight and breathable, and the fit is incredible. No chamois included, but they've fit over every one I've tried without any comfort issues. I have spent some long hours in the saddle with these and not had to think twice about the shorts I was wearing, which is the idea. I'd quickly get another pair once I wear these out.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on May 30, 2017

5 5

Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: L

This was my first pair of Zoic shorts, and I'm very happy with them. They fit well and are very comfortable/breathable. Chamois is decent enough. The mix of fabrics is perfect for making this shorts stretch and ride great, and all the pockets and other features are great. So far I've had no durability issues, even with a few spills in the dirt. I'd definitely get another pair once mine are worn out.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on May 30, 2017

5 5

This bell is amazing, the hype is real. And yes this bell is so amazing that it is worth reviewing, and worth the price tag. Very high quality construction, with a nice bar attachment. But what really makes this bell worth it is the sound and resonance of the "ding". The whole point is to be heard and this bell accomplishes that better than any others. Buy this and let people know you are coming.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on February 28, 2017

4 5

Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I really like the feel of this shirts. It's a pretty standard fit, I buy Medium T's across the board and this one fits as expected. I read through other reviews before I bought, and was nervous about fit and neck sizing. I have not experienced any issues with the neck opening, and it seems like the right size to me. In my opinion this is a great moisture-wicking shirt that also looks great when you are not working up a sweat. Soft seams and reflective stitching are a plus!

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on February 9, 2017

5 5

I upgraded to XX1 eagle recently. It was a little more than I wanted to budget on an upgrade so I compromised on the crank. At this point it doesn't feel like a compromise. This crank looks really good installed with the rest of the eagle set, and is sub-100 grams heavier than the XX1 version. Very happy with this crank and the 12 speed setup.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on February 9, 2017

5 5

This cassette is just what you'd expect from the XX1 designation from Sram, smooth and nearly flawless. Plus it's GOLD! The 500% gear range is perfect for running 1 or 2 chainring sizes bigger than regular 1x11 drivetrains. It took maybe 5-10 minutes of tweaking to dial in the limiter screw and derailleur adjustments, but now I'm shifting 12 gears like a dream! The whole system works very well and I'm very happy with my upgrade. I've used XX1, X01, and XT 11 speed drivetrains. This blows all of them out of the water.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on January 16, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this pack. I have two sizes, the 32 and 42. I use the 32 for dawn patrols and light days (truthfully I could probably get away with the 22 there) I use the 42 for all day affairs, rope accessed lines, and any other time when layers, food, and extra gear is a must. The removable top lid, and options for rope carry are great. I love the access points to your dry gear and avy pocket. The bag fits well and stays put while skinning up and shredding down. Multiple options for ski/snowboard carry are perfect for every type of terrain. Ice tool carry works great and allows you to stash poles as well. The goggle pocket and helmet carry pouch are great for the uphill.
Overall this pack is laid-out well, durable, comfortable, and perfect for all your backcountry adventures.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on December 1, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Gore liner and backing will keep your hands dry and wick away sweat. I usually opt for lighter weight gloves as my hands run hot. These have been perfect for touring and backcountry riding as they pack well on the way up, and are just the right warmth for the way down. They have been very durable and are well constructed. My only complaint is that most gloves I've had in the past free years give you a nice material on the back of the thumbs for the cold weather induced runny nose... gross yes, but these gloves only have leather and gore-tex, which is not adequate for the runny nose job.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on November 30, 2016

5 5

Bought this on a whim, and sure am glad I did. I didn't really need another pump, but now I don't really use any other pump. This pump is well constructed, has an amazing and accurate gauge, and I love the release button on back of the valve, to really dial in your pressure needs. I'm not sure how I ever pumped up mountain bike tires before hand, my pressure must have been all over the place.

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