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Eli Harrison

Eli Harrison

Gearhead

salt lake city

Eli Harrison 's Passions

Snowboarding

Eli Harrison 's Bio

I relocated from Georgia to Utah in 2005, and haven't left since. My passion for the outdoors and being active have been fueled by the mountain ranges and rivers in Utah. When I'm not in the office, you can either find me on my bike, with a pair of climbing shoes, or snowboarding one of the many resorts in the surrounding areas.



Feel free to reach out to me directly!
Eli Harrison
Gearhead - Account Manager
(801)204-4664
Elharrison@backcountry.com
IG - elijahson

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Eli Harrison wrote a review of on November 12, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I picked up the beanie for my mom because she is #1 in the world. This is what she had to say..." Really comfortable and warm beanie. Love the pom on top and the Backcountry logo around the outside! Overall, its a nice festive hat for winter !". There ya go folks, heard it straight from the source!

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Eli Harrison wrote a review of on November 12, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 140 lbs

Got this for my Mom, cause she the best person in the world. She had this to say.." really soft, fits and looks great! I can wear it around the house, but it looks nice enough to wear around town for errands and such". There ya have it! Pick one up, you wont regret it!

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Eli Harrison wrote a review of on October 17, 2017

Let Me Tell You About These Timbs..
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Most people dont think Timberland when it comes to hiking... and I feel bad for them. I got my first pair of Chocorua boots about 9 years ago, and they are still holding strong. I recently upgraded for a color change and an updated gore membrane. These, like my old boots, were so comfortable right out of the box. I always recommend sizing down a half size from your street shoes with Timberland hiking boots. Im usually a size 11.5 in Nike, and got a size 11 in these. Fit is perfect. I have a wide and arched foot, so finding hiking boots that accommodate that can be tricky. These guys are amazing in the comfort category, and really take no time to "break in" at all. The grip and support really perform in this shoe. I took them for a couple local hikes, on varied terrain, and never ran into any slip or roll problems. Felt secure and confident throughout the trek. I'm a huge fan of you standard branded hiking boot/shoe companies, which is why I'm so impressed with these. Being a former US Marine, I LIVED in my boots. Running, hiking, going through ocean drills, traversing snow covered mountains... you name it, my boots (and feet) had been through it. I know the importance of having a comfortable boot thats durable, supportive, and wont slow you down when you are out there getting some. Pick up a pair and see for yourself.
If you have any additional questions, please let me know!

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Eli Harrison wrote a review of on October 17, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Size Purchased: 11.5

First off, Pat Moore is the man. Guy is a beast on the snowboard, so picking these up was an obvious choice. The color way is awesome, and really goes with anything you are going to throw on. The shoes themselves are more durable than the average pair of vans, so they are going to last you. Real Warm and the fact that they are basically water proof( as long as you dont dunk your feet in water) made them an obvious purchase for my go to winter shoe. They do fit a tad big though, but nothing substantial. I normally wear and 11.5, and i did notice a little more room in the toe box, but it wasnt enough to exchange them out. Overall. id highly recommend adding these to the shoe quiver, you wont be disappointed

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Eli Harrison wrote a review of on October 17, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I got this as a wedding gift (along with a 6pack of smirnoff) for my friend and his wife. They were pumped on it. Since its so tall, it really stood out and shined on the gift table. Everyone was checking it out! They cant wait for the first big snow so they can take it out and get playful. You can read how it performs on the other reviews. Needless to say, its a great gift idea! If you have anymore question on this ripper, let me know

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Eli Harrison wrote a review of on October 4, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: 30

I’ve had these pants for about two weeks, before Everest and thailand for some trekking fun. I’ll be conducting a post trip review in addition to this one.
Initial
Reaction- Upon opening up and trying on these pants I can tell they are serious for some winter mountaineering. After trying them on some features popped up that I liked very much, like the more durable surface on the interior leg of the pant, and the hole in the bottom to allow hooking to boots. My favorite feature, upon initial inspection, was the full zipper down the side. This allowed me to try the pants on without taking off my boots and made notice of how quality quality design goes for miles. The convenient design of this pant with its use of zipper, velcro and snap buttons, shows this is for some serious hiking and climbing. The material feels strong and capable
-Zippers don't catch on anything
-Sturdy waterproofing on the zippers
-Tight seal around my boots
-Clip-in-belt works with no give or accidentally being undone under pressure

Sizing seems true, I ordered 30 waist which is what I usually wear and It fits perfectly, with good room for movement in the crotch, waist and bend at the knee.
Two weeks in- No complaints so far after regular use! The waterproofing on this stuff is ridiculous! As expected from Gore-tex this material is extremely water repellent and hold up well under regular use in snow and rain.
Conclusion-
Amazing waterproof shell pant for the price, that will surely work well years after purchase If properly taken care of.



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Eli Harrison wrote a review of on October 4, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I’ve had this jacket for about two weeks, before Everest and thailand for some trekking fun. I’ll be conducting a post trip review in addition to this one.
Initial Reaction-
Upon opening up and trying on this I can tell they are serious for some mountaineering. This jacket had many pockets properly placed and with full waterproofing. It fit very well, with a little tightness in the shoulders. The convenient design of this jacket with its use of zipper, velcro and snap buttons, shows this is for some serious hiking and climbing. The material feels strong and capable.
-Zippers don't catch on anything
-Sturdy waterproofing on the zippers
-Well working hood with full head coverage
Sizing seems true, I ordered Medium which is what I usually wear and It fits perfectly, with good room for movement in the arms, and around the waist. All of this without it popping up too high while bending over. I feel well covered!
Two weeks in-
No complaints so far after regular use!
The waterproofing on this stuff is ridiculous! As expected from Gore-tex this material is extremely water repellent and hold up well under regular use in snow and rain. The hood can be very well secured under windy conditions and tightening elastics works well.
Conclusion-Amazing waterproof shell jacket for the price, that will surely work well years after purchase If properly taken care of.

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Eli Harrison wrote a review of on October 4, 2017

5 5

Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I’ve had this jacket for about two weeks, before Everest and thailand for some trekking fun. I’ll be conducting a post trip review in addition to this one.
Initial Reaction-
My initial reaction of this jacket was “whoah this thing weighs nothing!”. After trying it on and walking around with it I realized this jacket was no joke. Despite the jackets very light weight, It is ludicrously warm. The material feels strong, and that It wouldn't tear under heavy use, even with the jackets lightness. The materials feel sturdy and well put together.
-Zippers function properly with no catching, or mismatched zip.
-The hoods elastic (I purchased the hooded version) covered my head properly and was strong enough to make a seal with my face to stop wind from channeling in.
-The elastic on the wrists of the jacket worked similarly to the hood, strong but easy to slide up and move around if needed.
The sizing seems true, (I’m 5’ 9” with a skinny ectomorph body type) I purchased a Medium and it gave me a great fit around the shoulders, but was slightly large around my waist. I find this okay because I’ll be using this as a layering piece, and that I’m a fairly skinny person around my waist.
The breathability of this item is fantastic and kept me warm without killing me with heat indoors on my initial reaction.
Two weeks in-
After hiking almost everyday for two weeks, I’ve found that this jacket still hold up in most of the criteria covered in the initial review. That being said, after two weeks a couple points have come up worth mentioning, first and foremost -The only real issue I’ve come across is while wearing a hiking pack. Upon use with a heavy bag, the down material shifts around occasionally and causes cold spots throughout the back of the jacket. This is partially from sweat condensing the down material, and partially from the shifting weight of the bag on my back. Fortunately this Is remedied by letting the jacket dry (which it does quickly) and shifting some of the down around by hand. I know this is an issue with most down jackets (cold spots) and the Ghost Whisperer is no exception.
Quick overview of previously mentioned points -
-The lightness of this jacket is still amazing and very useful in packing
-The warmth still impresses me with every wear
-Still sturdy as hell with no rips or tears from daily use (and falling into a bush)
I was Impressed with its drying and waterproofing capabilities and after doing the Redbull 400, while raining, I can say this jacket kept me comfortably warm and fairly dry. TAKE NOTE, this is not to be a substitute for a hardshell waterproof layer, but something light and warm to be layered below it.
Conclusion- This jacket is well worth its price in utility, as a down layering jacket or something stand alone on dry, cold days.

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Eli Harrison wrote a review of on October 4, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: 42.5

I’ve had these boots for about two weeks, before Everest and thailand for some trekking fun. I’ll be conducting a post trip review in addition to this one.
Initial Reaction-
My initial reaction to the boot when opening the box, and trying them on, is how surprisingly light they are. Despite their hefty size, these boots are very light, and not what I was expecting at all. After putting my foot in, I found heaven. These boots are one of the most comfortable I’ve had on my feet, and If I had to describe it, an army tank filled with pillows Is how I would.

This leads me to my next point, these boots upon initial feel, are sturdy to no compare.

-The rubber seams are well glued, with no gaps or mismatched seams.
-The hooks for the laces are properly placed, with no crooked sets.
- No clear chafing points off the bat.

Sizing seems fairly true, I purchased a 9 ½ (42.5) and gave myself that extra .5 for thick socks and foot swelling from extended hiking. Of course, warmth (and waterproofing, which will be later in the review) is one of the largest factors in purchasing a boot like this. After walking around a room with them on, I can tell they fit the warm factor, without being excessively uncomfortable In room temperature.
Two weeks in-
After hiking almost everyday for two weeks, I’ve found that these boots still hold up in most of the criteria covered in the initial review. That being said, after two weeks a couple points have come up worth mentioning, first and foremost -

The break-in period of these boots was very nice. After hiking daily for sometimes more than 6 hours, I’ve found that minimal blistering on the heel and the side of my big toes happens. I’ll take all of that with a grain of salt, and chalk it up to the break-in period.
Besides those small blisters, there is only one other point on the boot that bothers me. On my right foot at the ankle, the boot bends in excessively and causes some minor pain in my ankle. I thought this was how tight the boot was on my foot, but after some R&D with lacing, It seems to be a structural flaw or possibly part of the break-in period. I’ll report back on this issue post trip.
Quick overview of previously mentioned points
-Still sturdy as hell
-Warm in any condition so far (including snow/rain)
-Boot quality has held high
-Still no chafing points
-Breathability is good
The waterproofing on these things are amazing, I’ve been hiking through snow and rain pretty consistently (I live in Park City Ut.) and every puddle or snow mound I walk through is fine. My feet easily stay warm and dry.
I have yet to try them with crampons. I will report back with this post trip.
Conclusion-
These boots might be pricey, but are worth EVERY CENT in their utility as a winter mountaineering boot. If they are taken care of, I’m sure they will last many years without issue.

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Eli Harrison wrote a review of on October 1, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 200 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Honestly, after purchasing a couple pairs of these, I dont see myself picking up anything else. Super comfortable, and maintain a great fit after being washed over and over again. Cotton is super soft and durable. Pick up a pair, or a couple... cause you're going to anyway.

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Eli Harrison wrote a review of on October 1, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Simple, sleek and comfortable. I picked this up because I was tired of carrying the traditional bulky back pocket wallet. Its great quality and has everything you need to keep things simple. I actually put it in my back pocket out of habit sometimes and never notice its there because of how comfortable it is. If you have any questions about it , let me know!

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Eli Harrison wrote a review of on September 5, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Honestly, I gave this as a joke gift to my cousin... and he wears the thing all the time now haha. Great Patagonia style and fit. Comes in a variety of colors and designs, which means you can snag one for any occasion. They are pretty durable as well, my cousin fishes and kayaks in his.

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Eli Harrison wrote a review of on September 5, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 200 lbs

Solid gold tan! I got a couple of these for my sisters and mom, and they LOVE them! They always tell me how often they wear them, and how all their friends compliment on the style and fit of them. "They are super soft, and look great.. honestly, i cant find anything to complain about" - Its insane my sister would say that, she picky ha.

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Eli Harrison wrote a review of on August 14, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 200 lbs

I got these as a gift for my pops. He ended up liking them a lot, which immediately made me a fan because hes a picky SOB. He said they took some time to work in, but are really comfortable once they do. They have decent support as far as sandals go, and the bottle opener is a plus.

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Eli Harrison wrote a review of on August 14, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 200 lbs

The first thing i noticed is how light the Latches are. They sit really well on your face, and you barely notice they are there. Ive gotten a lot of compliments on them, and people always ask where i picked them up at. They are pretty durable as well, ive dropped them a couple times and they are holding up fine. Highly recommend snagging a pair.

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