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Daniel Goodman

Daniel Goodman

Gearhead

Utah

Daniel Goodman's Passions

Skiing
Biking
Yoga
Climbing
Snowshoeing
Snowboarding
Hiking & Camping

Daniel Goodman's Bio

I am truly passionate about climbing and splitboarding, and living here in the Wasatch, how could I not be? Typical days for me consist of a morning dawn patrol, time spent at the office, and then climbing or training for climbing after work. If you have any questions related to either of those activities, I've probably checked out the piece myself and would love to give you my two cents.

Feel free to contact me at any time:

Direct Line: 801-204-4680
Email: dgoodman@backcountry.com

Daniel Goodman

Daniel Goodmanwrote a review of on December 15, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I wanted to love these. They're made well, with a 3 layer Gore-tex membrane, plenty of pockets for snacks, and full length side venting. The suspenders would help hold them up and the relaxed fit to ensure that you can layer plenty underneath.

Unfortunately, when they arrived, I realized that I would need to go down one or even two full sizes. At 6'0" and 160 lbs with a size 32 waist, size M usually fits in everything that I own. The size M in these absolutely engulfed me. I probably had 6 extra inches in the waist and they were dragging on the floor.

Thus, size with caution on these. Really awesome pants, but definitely need to be sized accordingly.

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Daniel Goodmanwrote a review of on December 13, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Like anything Mammut, this piece is incredibly well thought out and designed for with specific use in mind. The first thing I noticed wearing it around the house was how warm it was, even for a midweight fleece. Definitely great out on cold days climbing and likely ski touring, although I haven't had a chance to use it yet due to a lack of snow around Utah.

While, as the review below mine noted, the fit is slim and feels strange at first, one thing I noticed was that in wearing it around a bit, it stretched out slightly to accommodate my shoulders which felt tight at first. Similarly, even though the armpits felt snug at the beginning as well, they loosened up and I don't notice any places on the fleece that don't fit well anymore. Almost as if in wearing the piece it stretched just enough to fit me perfectly.

At 6'0 160lbs I would say it fits true to size as I went with a size L. But, if you want to wear anything underneath it other than a t-shirt, I would size up!

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Daniel Goodmanwrote a review of on November 24, 2017

5 5

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

This bag is great! Fits 2 snowboards, boots, and even 2 pair of bindings and a helmet if you're good at tetris. I bought this in the 175 cm options for a 161 and 163 cm board as I like a bit of extra room for other goodies in there!

The padding is nice, should keep the boards pretty safe in transit and is super easy to carry!

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Daniel Goodmanwrote a review of on November 24, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 160 lbs

The insoles are great! I replaced some old ones that were falling apart and these have been a great replacement. They run true to size, required no trimming work on my part and best of all the antimicrobial coating actually works.

Definitely worth saving your feet and legs by picking these up!

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Daniel Goodmanwrote a review of on October 24, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These pants are a nice, clean cut, with a great feel and obviously durable material. In other words, everything you'd want out of a do it all pant.

I go from yoga, to work, to climbing in these bad boys without an issue. The T400 material is super comfortable with a little bit of stretch to it and best of all it seems to be moisture wicking, which has saved me from stains more than once.

Overall I'd say they ran a little on the larger side, but not by much. Definitely and amazingly comfortable pant that I plan on being able to wear for years to come.

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Daniel Goodmanwrote a review of on October 18, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I finally had a chance to get the 0.5, 0.75, and 1 out the other day and put them to use. I have a mixed set up of cams that I tend to use from different companies so I was excited to give these a shot and they did not disappoint.

First, the cams feel extremely light and are in fact lighter than the Camalot C4s if only by a little. A little change in weight can go a long with with a double rack and a full day of climbing ahead of you.

Secondly, the action on the trigger is the best of any cam that I have used including, C3s, C4s, X4s, Totems, and Metolius cams. For me, that means when I'm redlining at the crux and need to place a piece, it is that much easier to get a solid placement.

Finally, as others have stated, they place incredibly well and remove easily.

These are all the things and more that you could ever want from a cam and I will be buying Friends first when it comes time to pick up some more cams.

Feel free to reach out directly to me with questions on these cams or any others, I'd love to chat!

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Daniel Goodmanwrote a review of on October 5, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have had this beacon for 2 years now and love how easy it is to use. It is lightweight, has a great range at 50 meters, and comes with the harness to wear under your shell. With a back light to use when it is dark out on dawn patrol missions or late night tours, you don't have to worry if the worst should happen.

Of course the best beacon is the one you know how to use. It is important to take any beacon out and practice with it before hitting the backcountry, but the Pieps DSP sport makes it easy to get started.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or want to talk shop about some touring gear!

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Daniel Goodmanwrote a review of on October 5, 2017

5 5

I chose the Jetforce for my Airbag as it avoided the canister design of many other airbag packs. it is nice to have a battery and fan system in order to avoid spending more money on canisters, to be able to deploy multiple times easily, and to have systems like the fan that allow it to blow up the bag even if the airbag is punctured during a slide. The avalanche tool compartment is the perfect size for a shovel, probe, and saw.

The airbag deploy system is super easy to use as well, just make sure to charge the airbag on a regular basis, but you can check battery levels at the click of the button, run system diagnostics every time you turn it on, and with the pull of a cord your bag is deployed. After you deploy and it inflates, every 3 seconds it pumps more air into the airbag in case of a puncture in the airbag for the entire deployment cycle. It will stay inflated for 3 minutes total, deflating afterwards in order to attempt to create an air pocket in the case of a burial.

To date this is the most well thought out airbag pack that I have seen and I would definitely recommend that anyone looking for an airbag pack for touring spend the extra money and go with the JetForce !

Feel free to reach out with any questions you have on the pack!

Phone: 801-204-4680
Email: dgoodman@backcountry.com

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Daniel Goodmanwrote a review of on October 5, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I chose the Jetforce for my Airbag as it avoided the canister design of many other airbag packs. it is nice to have a battery and fan system in order to avoid spending more money on canisters, to be able to deploy multiple times easily, and to have systems like the fan that allow it to blow up the bag even if the airbag is punctured during a slide. The avalanche tool compartment is the perfect size for a shovel, probe, and saw, with extra room in the back compartment for an extra pair of gloves, shell, extra mid layer, water bottle, and skins. With small pockets around for maps and snacks, the 34 will fit all of your day touring and even adds a little extra space if you want to take it for a multi day adventure! Plus the packable helmet carry is very simple and easy to use!

The airbag deploy system is super easy to use as well, just make sure to charge the airbag on a regular basis, but you can check battery levels at the click of the button, run system diagnostics every time you turn it on, and with the pull of a cord your bag is deployed. After you deploy and it inflates, every 3 seconds it pumps more air into the airbag in case of a puncture in the airbag for the entire deployment cycle. It will stay inflated for 3 minutes total, deflating afterwards in order to attempt to create an air pocket in the case of a burial.

To date this is the most well thought out airbag pack that I have seen and I would definitely recommend that anyone looking for an airbag pack for touring spend the extra money and go with the JetForce !

Feel free to reach out with any questions you have on the pack!

Phone: 801-204-4680
Email: dgoodman@backcountry.com

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Daniel Goodmanwrote a review of on October 5, 2017

5 5

I chose the Jetforce for my Airbag as it avoided the canister design of many other airbag packs. it is nice to have a battery and fan system in order to avoid spending more money on canisters, to be able to deploy multiple times easily, and to have systems like the fan that allow it to blow up the bag even if the airbag is punctured during a slide. The avalanche tool compartment is the perfect size for a shovel, probe, and saw, with extra room in the back compartment for an extra pair of gloves, shell, extra mid layer, water bottle, and skins. With small pockets around for maps and snacks, the 24 will fit all of your day touring trip needs! Plus the packable helmet carry is very simple and easy to use!

The airbag deploy system is super easy to use as well, just make sure to charge the airbag on a regular basis, but you can check battery levels at the click of the button, run system diagnostics every time you turn it on, and with the pull of a cord your bag is deployed. After you deploy and it inflates, every 3 seconds it pumps more air into the airbag in case of a puncture in the airbag for the entire deployment cycle. It will stay inflated for 3 minutes total, deflating afterwards in order to attempt to create an air pocket in the case of a burial.

To date this is the most well thought out airbag pack that I have seen and I would definitely recommend that anyone looking for an airbag pack for touring spend the extra money and go with the JetForce !

Feel free to reach out with any questions you have on the pack!

Phone: 801-204-4680
Email: dgoodman@backcountry.com

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Daniel Goodmanwrote a review of on September 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are my go to boots for any riding, but specifically when I am in the backcountry. The breathable liner is absolutely perfect for long days on the uphill but the stiffness of the boot doesn't disappoint when it's time to get what you came for.

I always worry about BOA systems on boots as they can be hard to replace, but I have yet to have an issue after 150+ days in these boots and plan to use them for at least another season as they are still plenty stiff and functional.

Let me know if you have any questions related to snowboarding, splitboarding, or boot sizing, I'd love to chat!

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Daniel Goodmanwrote a review of on September 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
After putting about 140 days onto these, I'm sold. Voile has done a great job of combining a product that works and is incredibly durable. They'll be on their 3rd this coming up this year and I don't foresee any issues being able to use them on a daily basis.

Great traction makes for easy skinning on steep uphills with just enough give that you can still slide easily when going down small slopes. The glue never comes off on your board, killing all the hard work you just put in either.

After using G3, Montana, and Voile skins, these will definitely be my go to when my current pair dies out.

Feel free to contact me with any splitboard related questions, I'd love to chat!

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Daniel Goodmanwrote a review of on September 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After putting about 140 days onto these, I'm sold. Voile has done a great job of combining a product that works and is incredibly durable. They'll be on their 3rd this coming up this year and I don't foresee any issues being able to use them on a daily basis.

Great traction makes for easy skinning on steep uphills with just enough give that you can still slide easily when going down small slopes. The glue never comes off on your board, killing all the hard work you just put in either.

After using G3, Montana, and Voile skins, these will definitely be my go to when my current pair dies out.

Feel free to contact me with any splitboard related questions, I'd love to chat!

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Daniel Goodmanwrote a review of on September 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These Speed Rails are, as everyone has said, a huge update from the Light Rails. If you are looking for a great, reliable touring binding with no pins and no frills, this is the binding for you. Just slightly heavier than the comparable Karakoram models, the Speed Rails are guaranteed to get you up the mountain without breaking the bank.

I rode the Light Rail for one season and transitioned to these midway through last season and couldn't have been happier. The bindings are plenty stiff with updated straps that are much less prone to snapping, making you feel safer on your long treks.

I've put about 40 days into the bindings so far with no issues whatsoever.

Please feel free to reach out directly to me with questions on these or any other split board related gear!

Boot Size: 11
Binding Size: Large

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Daniel Goodmanwrote a review of on September 22, 2017

For The Deepest Days
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Disclaimer: I have the men's version of this board and that is what my review is based upon, but I can definitely speak to the ups and downs of the women's board as well.

I have put well over 100 days into my Jones Solution and it is still going very strong. Despite countless encounters with rocks, ice and trees, the base has held up quite well, and is still my favorite split board to ride despite having other, newer options.

The hybrid rocker makes a huge difference on steep uphills while still allowing plenty of float in deep powder. The blunt nose shape allows for easier riding without having to go to a longer board as well, with a more efficient front contact point. Finally, the weight of the board, at 6lbs 5oz, is one of the lighter options (not full carbon) on the market, saving you weight and money. All of these combined make this a great board for someone who is primarily out touring (as opposed to riding the resort) and/or likes to play in big mountain terrain. Its main downside would be for those looking to do a lot of freestyle in the backcountry.

Let me know if you have any questions on this splitboard or anything else related to splitboarding equipment, I'd love to chat!

Phone: 801-204-4680
Email: dgoodman@backcountry.com

Height: 6' 0
Weight: 160 lbs
Size: 161 cm
Boot Size: 11

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Daniel Goodmanwrote a review of on September 22, 2017

For The Deepest Days
5 5

I have put well over 100 days into my Jones Solution and it is still going very strong. Despite countless encounters with rocks, ice and trees, the base has held up quite well, and is still my favorite split board to ride despite having other, newer options.

The hybrid rocker makes a huge difference on steep uphills while still allowing plenty of float in deep powder. The blunt nose shape allows for easier riding without having to go to a longer board as well, with a more efficient front contact point. Finally, the weight of the board, at 6lbs 5oz, is one of the lighter options (not full carbon) on the market, saving you weight and money. All of these combined make this a great board for someone who is primarily out touring (as opposed to riding the resort) and/or likes to play in big mountain terrain. Its main downside would be for those looking to do a lot of freestyle in the backcountry.

Let me know if you have any questions on this splitboard or anything else related to splitboarding equipment, I'd love to chat!

Phone: 801-204-4680
Email: dgoodman@backcountry.com

Height: 6' 0
Weight: 160 lbs
Size: 161 cm
Boot Size: 11

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Daniel Goodmanwrote a review of on September 22, 2017

For the Deepest Days
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have put well over 100 days into my Jones Solution and it is still going very strong. Despite countless encounters with rocks, ice and trees, the base has held up quite well, and is still my favorite split board to ride despite having other, newer options.

The hybrid rocker makes a huge difference on steep uphills while still allowing plenty of float in deep powder. The blunt nose shape allows for easier riding without having to go to a longer board as well, with a more efficient front contact point. Finally, the weight of the board, at 6lbs 5oz, is one of the lighter options (not full carbon) on the market, saving you weight and money. All of these combined make this a great board for someone who is primarily out touring (as opposed to riding the resort) and/or likes to play in big mountain terrain. Its main downside would be for those looking to do a lot of freestyle in the backcountry.

Let me know if you have any questions on this splitboard or anything else related to splitboarding equipment, I'd love to chat!

Phone: 801-204-4680
Email: dgoodman@backcountry.com

Height: 6' 0
Weight: 160 lbs
Size: 161 cm
Boot Size: 11

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Daniel Goodmanwrote a review of on August 2, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Let's be honest, who doesn't want their down to be warm, pack down to nearly nothing, and be durable at the same time?

I only recently starting using this jacket, but so far so good. The weight to warmth ratio is unbelievable and when I pack it into its own pocket it nearly disappears. Can't wait to see how this jacket performs as it gets colder and will update based on durability and temperature in the coming months.

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Daniel Goodmanwrote a review of on August 2, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I use this piece all of the time in the winter out touring when I need an insulation piece on the move. As opposed to other down jackets I have used in the past, this one doesn't make me overheat, but keeps me cozy for those really cold mornings out.

As for the fit, others have noted that it fits large, which I would say is true, but it is only SLIGHTLY on the large side. I wear a size Large in almost every layering piece that I have, and this was no exception. While the Medium would likely have fit, I wouldn't be able to put anything underneath it and still be comfortable.

Overall, top notch jacket, stuffs into it's own pocket easily and packs down enough to keep in my touring bag all the time. One of my favorites!

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