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Crozier Kimball

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Crozier Kimball

Crozier Kimballwrote a review of on August 15, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Before using this computer, I'd never really put Bryton into the ring with the other big names in the computer game. Now that I've used it, I believe that it stands toe to toe with some of the better computers in the industry.
Pros:
Setup: Setup on this computer is relatively simple. All you have to do is download the app and connect it to your phone. It's easy to customize the app to your needs with a handful of screens and data points.
Reliability: I felt like this device was very reliable. Once I figured out how to connect my sensors, I never had any problems with connecting them again. The climbing data I got back from it was almost identical on the same ride that I did twice using this device. I liked the out-front mount and felt like the one that they provide is super sturdy.
Aesthetic: This computer is simple and looks great because of it. It isn't a flashy device by any means, which I personally loved. I only had one time where the data screen got just a little covered by its own shadow when the sun was in just the right place. Other than that, the screen was always easy to see and didn't cause any problems with glare.
Cons:
Button navigation: The only thing that was a little confusing for me at first on this device was the button navigation system. I didn't read the instructions for it though, so I consider that to be a user error.
Upload speed: I did notice that my rides took a little longer to upload than on other platforms I've used. Once it was in the Bryton system though I had no trouble getting it into Strava.
Final thoughts:
When comparing this device to the Wahoo Roam or Edge 530, I would say that it doesn't quite measure up in it's capability to analyze the data. Garmin takes the cake there, followed closely by Wahoo. To me though, the device was more reliable than a Garmin in it's connectivity and battery life, and has the ability to do things like a drink timer, which Wahoo doesn't. However, the price point on this computer is what makes it AMAZING. Without a doubt you are getting your money's worth for this device and you won't be sorry you made this purchase!

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Crozier Kimballwrote a review of on August 15, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Before using this computer, I'd never really put Bryton into the ring with the other big names in the computer game. Now that I've used it, I believe that it stands toe to toe with some of the better computers in the industry.
Pros:
Setup: Setup on this computer is relatively simple. All you have to do is download the app and connect it to your phone. It's easy to customize the app to your needs with a handful of screens and data points.
Reliability: I felt like this device was very reliable. Once I figured out how to connect my sensors, I never had any problems with connecting them again. The climbing data I got back from it was almost identical on the same ride that I did twice using this device. I liked the out-front mount and felt like the one that they provide is super sturdy.
Aesthetic: This computer is simple and looks great because of it. It isn't a flashy device by any means, which I personally loved. I only had one time where the data screen got just a little covered by its own shadow when the sun was in just the right place. Other than that, the screen was always easy to see and didn't cause any problems with glare.
Cons:
Button navigation: The only thing that was a little confusing for me at first on this device was the button navigation system. I didn't read the instructions for it though, so I consider that to be a user error.
Upload speed: I did notice that my rides took a little longer to upload than on other platforms I've used. Once it was in the Bryton system though I had no trouble getting it into Strava.
Final thoughts:
When comparing this device to the Wahoo Roam or Edge 530, I would say that it doesn't quite measure up in it's capability to analyze the data. Garmin takes the cake there, followed closely by Wahoo. To me though, the device was more reliable than a Garmin in it's connectivity and battery life, and has the ability to do things like a drink timer, which Wahoo doesn't. However, the price point on this computer is what makes it AMAZING. Without a doubt you are getting your money's worth for this device and you won't be sorry you made this purchase!

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Crozier Kimballwrote a review of on August 12, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Roam is an awesome computer. I'm one of those customers that has been on the same compuer platform for quite awhile and I was really reluctant to make the switch to Wahoo. I got the chance to use this one and I loved it immediately. Setup is extremely intuitive.
The two things I loved most about this device were the reliability of it and the battery life. I am a long distance rider and I was tired of my computer dying after 10 hours of riding. With the Roam, I found myself worrying for no reason about this I easily did 15 hours on it and only went down by about 50% on the battery. I imagine I could use it much longer before needing to charge.
The second reason I loved it was the reliability. I have had a lot of connection problems on my other devices on a different platform. The Roam never failed me once in it's ability to connect, and stay connected. I felt like it gave a more accurate reading of my total feet climbed, and it delivered on all the data points I was hoping for.

Navigation on this device is probably the one thing that I would say needs a little touching up. While it is very easy to get the device to give you a route from one place to the other, I sometimes found that I wanted to create a specific route with multiple climbs and destinations, and this is where things got more difficult. Perhaps with some more time on it, I might be able to dial that in. I will say though that I liked the interface while using the navigation. The ability for the lights to indicate the need to turn was extremely useful.
I love this device and I'd recommend it to anyone. As a stand alone rating I give it 5 stars comparing it against other platforms and not against its predecessors. The only caveat I'd say on this is that if you're a data driven person, you might be happier with Garmin. However, if you're a person who likes simplicity with a dash of data to top it off, or if you get all your data on strava once your ride uploads, this device should work really well for you.

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Crozier Kimballwrote a review of on June 24, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

When I first saw this jacket, I seriously thought it was just another shell for everyday use. It certainly doesn't look like a classic cycling jacket. I'm pleased to say that it absolutely is!
This jacket was instantly my favorite cycling jacket that I'd worn. What I've found with cycling jackets is that they tend to either be too heavy or way too light for the conditions I want to ride in. Because of the lightweight design of this jacket, it feels like a lightweight jacket when you wear it, but I was super grateful that it kept me as warm as some of the heavier cycling jackets I've worn in the past. I am primarily a road cyclist, so having a jacket with a hood was a slight concern for me because of drag, but I ended up tucking the hood into my collar and it was no trouble at all. However, if it had been raining, it would be really handy to have around. Even though this jacket is not designed to be "aero" by any means, I did not feel like it was particularly draggy either. It conveniently packed up into the pocket and was easy to store.

All in all I loved this jacket. It's one that I plan to use again once the seasons turn cold or any time that there's a threat of rain. It was comfortable, warm, light and easy to use. Who could ask for more in a cycling jacket?

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Crozier Kimballwrote a review of on June 24, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This cooler was awesome for us. We used it on a 3-day biking trip to southern Utah where we wouldn't really have access to ice and we wanted to keep our food cold for our race. I've used other brands of coolers before and I thought they were okay. It wasn't until I used this Orion cooler that I felt like I was finally getting my money's worth. We had absolutely no problems with the cooler sweating or leaking. The ice we put in the cooler lasted the full time that we were racing and the food and drinks stayed cold the entire time. I loved the carrying straps that it had on it. Those made it really easy to carry around despite the fact that it's a huge cooler. I loved the rugged foam/cork covering that was on top of the cooler because we were able to put things on it without them sliding around or blowing away in the wind. And let's be honest, the colors are awesome! This cooler is much more fun and exciting than other coolers I've used and I plan on using it for many trips to come.

Recommended uses: Long roadtrips, car camping, long days at the beach or lake, protection from bears or just chillin in the backyard.

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Crozier Kimballwrote a review of on June 24, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

This jacket was awesome. I love the Arc'teryx brand as a whole because their quality is so good. When looking at this jacket, I wondered if the pricepoint would be worth the quality that I got and the answer was absolutely yes. It can be really tricky to find a jacket that will do everything for you. I would definitely say this jacket fits the bill. It was heavy enough that I was able to wear it when the temperature got to freezing, I was still perfectly warm, and it was light enough that I could wear it at 60 degrees earlier that night and into the next morning without sweating to death.
I have a fairly athletic build and this jacket fit me absolutely perfect. It looked better than any other jacket I've used in my life because of that. I did't feel like the fit was restricting for movement either which can sometimes happen when you get into those slimmer fits. The hood is great. I could have actually even worn it while biking in the very cold weather and it would have fit over my helmet. I could also wear this on a lighter skiing day without worry of getting too cold.

If you're looking for a quality jacket you can wear every day with any outfit, this jacket will absolutely fit the ticket for you. And because it is such great quality, you can count on it lasting you through the ups and downs you might put it through.

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Crozier Kimballwrote a review of on June 24, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've always been really skeptical of sleeping pads because I basically feel like I'm sleeping on the ground. Sometimes I have felt like sleeping on nothing might have been more comfortable. So when I had a two-day bike race and I needed a pad that would allow me to actually get some sleep once I set it up, I turned to the MondoKing. I was not disappointed

Setup: This pad is super easy to set up. Because of its design, you actually don't even really need to blow it up for it to work for you. However, if you do decide to inflate it, you have the classic self filling valves which can also be operated manually for a quicker inflation.

Use: This pad was seriously just as comfortable as almost any air mattress I've ever used. I could barely tell the difference. I don't know if I'll ever buy another air mattress again.

Takedown/storage: This is where I was the most pleasantly surprised by this pad. It was super easy to break down. While other pads and sleeping bags I've used had to be rolled ultra tight to fit in their bag, this one was super easy.

Overall: I loved this pad. If you're doing lots of long hiking days, it might not be for you because of the size. But if you're doing a 1 or 2 night camping trip or even camping out of your car, you'll love this pad!

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Crozier Kimballwrote a review of on June 5, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love backpacks, and I end up buying and using my fair share of them for different reasons. Over the years I have found that I need a different bag for different things, which inevitably has led to my room covered in various bags.
Enter the Everyday 20L bag. This bag is fantastic. I loved that I could take the dividers out and change their conformation to suit whatever things I might need to carry that day. I could divide my shoes, my clothes, my jacket and then access it either from the side or from the top with relative ease. Other backpacks that I've used with side zippers gave me pause because I've had things (like my laptop) break when they fall out the side. This bag kept everything very secure for me as I made my 50-mile bike commute home. It has a vertical compartment separate from the main compartment for expensive things like the laptop. With the water bottle pocket on each side, this bag is the complete setup. I also particularly appreciated the adjustable waist strap that came on this bag. Some commuter bags tend to forget how heavy the backpack can get, so being able to unload some of that weight from my shoulders to my hips was very useful after carrying the bag fully loaded for more than two hours on my bike.
I would absolutely recommend this backpack for anyone who commutes, participates in multiple activities in a single day, or just needs a backpack that will adapt to his or her needs.

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