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Chris Shields

Chris Shields

Employee

Chris Shields's Passions

Snowshoeing
Skiing
Hiking & Camping
Biking
Running

Chris Shields's Bio

I grew up in Boston, went to school in Vermont, and have a rabid passion for Mad River Glen that confounds my coworkers here at Backcountry. I am very proud to #SkiTheEast, and have hiked, climbed and skied throughout the US and the Swiss Alps.

Fun fact (?) - I spent my honeymoon scrambling up Kilimanjaro. All was great until we summited in the dark and had to wait 90 minutes on the summit to wait for sunrise so my wife could get a better picture. Tip - don't hang out at 19'000 feet, use Photoshop.

I run customer acquisition marketing for Backcountry, so thanks for being here.

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Chris Shieldswrote a review of on September 21, 2017

5 5

The Pox Resistance Enduro Glove fits perfectly, and provides the right balance of comfort and control that I look for in mountain bike gloves. The quality of the build is extremely high, and they work great on the mountain bike trails here in park city.

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Chris Shieldswrote a review of on September 21, 2017

5 5

Let's be honest, if you've bought the Yeti Tank 85, you're already in deep enough that adding the Yeti Tank Lid probably makes sense. It's expensive, but it has two benefits. First, it helps keep your ice colder, by adding insulation and blocking sunlight. The second is that it creates a seat out of our Yeti Tank.

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Chris Shieldswrote a review of on September 21, 2017

4 5

I generally love my Burley D'Lite bike trailer. It's awesome to be able to throw my daughter and our 30lb dog in there and go for a trail ride. The setup was pretty simple, and detaching it to the hitch is a breeze. We ordered a second hitch so that my wife and I can swap who's carrying the trailer. The trunk has ample space for extra clothes or a picnic. The only issue that I have is that it's pretty big. Between the trailer and bar it takes up a good amount of space in our garage.

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Chris Shieldswrote a review of on September 21, 2017

4 5

I've had my Yeti Hopper 30 for a few months now, and it gets a fair amount of use. It's great for picnics and concerts, and the design does fit pretty well against the body when it's being carried. I've found that ice lasts about a day, which I guess for most uses is probably good enough. The only pain point is car camping trips, where you want ice for a full weekend. When the ice is done though, the Hopper does stay cold though.

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Chris Shieldswrote a review of on July 19, 2017

4 5

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

The Big Agnes Big House 6 is pretty awesome. I took it on a recent car camping trip and it was wonderful to be able to spread out and stand up in the tent. The setup was pretty quick (~5 minutes for two of us setting it up the first time), although I think it would be very hard to set it alone.

The one issue that I had was the door zipper. At times I found it hard to manipulate and open.

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Chris Shieldswrote a review of on July 19, 2017

5 5

I've used the Yeti Hopper Two 40 several times now and it's great. Ice stays cold ~24 hours and it fits a ton. On a recent camping trip I threw a 10lb bag of ice in there with ~20 beers and was able to finagle it closed.

To be clear - the 40 is big, and even empty it's got some weight to it. For day to day, the smaller version might be a better bet, but this one provides a ton of flexibility.

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