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Eric Morton

Eric Morton

Salt Lake City

Eric Morton's Passions

Biking
Surfing
Hiking & Camping
Climbing
Paddling

Eric Morton's Bio

Adventure cyclist and outdoor junkie. Just completed 20 months & over 16,000 miles bike touring the US, and 2015 Tour Divide. Addicted to cycling (obviously)& frequent bikepacker. Also enjoy all forms of camping & outdoor survival. Grew up in South Carolina surfing and paddleboarding. New love, bouldering & sport climbing.

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Eric Morton

Eric Mortonwrote a review of on May 17, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I only gave this 4 out of 5 stars, because I wish the footprint came with the tent...
But other than that, 5 out of 5! Like everything BA, it's a superior product. And if you ever want to shed a bit more weight on your next trip, this footprint is a must to enjoy the FastFly feature this footprint's tent offers!!

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Eric Mortonwrote a review of on May 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

We've all heard how great this tent is for hiking, and how amazing it's pack size and weight is...
I will second all that info and tell you bang for the buck, best tent ever! All the features this tent offers is worth every penny, and it's those features that make it an awesome addition to any bikepacker or bike tourer's must have list!!

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Eric Mortonwrote a review of on May 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Super stoked on this pack! I use it for the light commute to work, and for the extra packable storage when bikepacking. My favorite use of it so far, is when I need to run errands after wanting to get a ride in...It packs up nicely into my jersey pocket for the ride, then poof!, instant grocery bag!!

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Eric Mortonwrote a review of on April 26, 2016

Volume to go the distance.
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I do a lot of bikepacking and touring where I am out in the middle of no where for long periods of time. I went with the biggest volume canister to allow me to do just that!
And it still fits neatly under my downtube with out pedal bite.

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Eric Mortonwrote a review of on April 26, 2016

International, here I come...
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've just purchased this for my upcoming bike tours outside the US. I've been using it so far on my weekend trips and it works very well with the white gas...
I'll come back and update my review after it gets beat up all summer and I utilize different fuels.
Many of my friends are in the "whisperlite club" and love theirs! Some of theirs are over 10 years old.

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Eric Mortonwrote a review of on April 25, 2016

Here's to another 5k...
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love the way my old Pearls treated me (and they lasted over 4k miles)...But I'm very excited to finally switch all my hardgood apparel to GIRO! So far, I've put two months of riding on them and I love every bit.
They're stiff enough to maintain power through your pedal strokes; yet the Vibram soles are soft enough to make walking the trails or commuting around town running errands very comfortable. I do A LOT of bikepacking and touring, where being in my cleats from sun up to sun down is a necessity; and I highly recommend the comfort these provide for all day wear.

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Eric Mortonwrote a review of on April 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 145 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

Super comfortable and flexible in all the right places...also drys very quickly and wicks away moisture. I use this shirt for everything from casual, to camping, to climbing, to bike commuting. Great shirt for every use!

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Eric Mortonwrote a review of on April 5, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small

Love these shoe covers when they fit right. Great wind blocker and they help trap heat in the shoe. The only reason I give 4/5 stars, is for fit. They only work with some shoes (not all) depending on the design and shape of the shoe. Definitely worth checking out to see if they're compatible though!

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Eric Mortonwrote a review of on March 26, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 145 lbs
Size Purchased: 30

Great pants and very comfortable...I love the stretch and they've treated me very well for climbing. Pocket placement is insanely perfect to be able to access every one easily while wearing my harness.

My only complaint is they run too short if you're tall and have a small waist...I would love to wear these out everyday, but only take them climbing. (I am usually a 28/32 waist/inseam and went with the 30, which makes for an inseam too short for me.)

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Eric Mortonwrote a review of on March 10, 2016

Dry All Day
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

This has been my major touring jacket for almost 10,000 miles. I purchased it in Seattle in November before cycling from there to LA. It also survived the changing weather of the Continental Divide.
Great jacket! Pairs excelent with cycling clothes and will also double just as comfortably with most of your outdoor/camp wear.
I run warm, so I never needed another layer beside it and my short sleeve jersey while riding...at camp, I would throw on a long sleeve merino wool layer under.

My only complaint; I wish it came with a hood...but I tackled that issue by rocking the Outdoor Research SEATTLE SOMBRERO.

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Eric Mortonwrote a review of on March 8, 2016

Best Bag Ever
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've owned a lot of different bags, and always go back to this model...
Its waterproof and tough. I've put my through a lot of abuse and it's still sticking strong.

It survived racing the Continental Divide, fully exposed to the elements. And I've even dropped it in a river, and have never had a wet sleeping bag!

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Eric Mortonwrote a review of on January 29, 2016

Organic vs Metallic
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great pads that are very easy to install without the help of your local shop.
Reliable stopping power.
I personally prefer metallic over organic. I don't mind a little extra noise to know that I have better stopping power in all conditions.

--Know your pads--
ORGANIC PROS: -Quieter-Shorter break-in period-More initial bite-Prevent heat buildup-Pushes heat back into the rotor
ORGANIC CONS:-Wear quicker-Not as good in wet/muddy conditions
Use these if you are a lighter weight rider, and riding where lots of brakes are not required.

METALLIC PROS:-fade at a higher temperature than resin pads-better performance in wet conditions-last longer
METALLIC CONS:-louder-longer break-in time-not as much initial bite-heat is conducted through the caliper, not the rotor
Use these if you are a heavier rider and/or riding in wet, muddy, or dusty conditions. They are also a lot better if you are running small rotors, or are on a long descend. Also recommended for touring rigs.

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