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Eric Olofson

Eric Olofson

Salt Lake City, UT

Eric Olofson's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking

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Eric Olofson

Eric Olofsonwrote a review of on September 3, 2018

5 5

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

Not much to say but these are lightweight and durable. The included mini carabiner is a nice bonus, too. I managed to get the long spork and I’m stoked to now be able to get to the bottom of a backpacking meal without getting leftovers on the knuckles.

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Eric Olofsonwrote a review of on September 3, 2018

5 5

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

I’m on a protein drink breakfast program and finally decided to get a shaker cup. I’ve only used it a couple times so far but it’s pretty great. It’s convenient, doesn’t leak, and cleans easy.

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Eric Olofsonwrote a review of on August 6, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Oh man, I love this thing! I had been using a heavy, bulky bag with a broken zipper for the past 10+ years for my summer car camping excursions and decided it was finally time for an upgrade. It is like night and day (feel like there's a bad pun in there somewhere)! This is relatively lightweight and packs down pretty small for a non-backpacking bag... the integrated compression straps on the stuff sack are a nice addition. I run pretty warm so I need a bag that won't roast me out in the summer and this is fitting the bill nicely. I'm also a side-sleeper and the extra bit of width in the leg area is super nice. A couple other rad features are the inner pocket (phone/wallet-sized) and the material on the bottom/outer is slightly rougher than the top and helps keep the bag from sliding around.

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Eric Olofsonwrote a review of on August 6, 2018

5 5

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

My sister had been eyeing these so I decided to get them for her as a b-day gift. Initial feedback is that she loves them. She mostly uses them for trail running around the Jackson, WY area... probably a mix of road and trail Shes says they're super comfortable and she loves the bold "nasturtium" color.

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Eric Olofsonwrote a review of on August 6, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm on my third pair of these now. First pair, I managed to drop on a hike in the Wyoming backcountry somewhere. Second pair I fumbled while riding my bike and they landed directly in front of the tire... crunch! Luckily, Backcountry still carried these guys... they are hands-down my favorite sunglasses. They're light, comfortable, look rad, and the lenses... well, once you go polarized, you'll probably never go back. They offer super crisp vision and a good amount of shade in bright sunlight without distorting colors or dulling your view. Due to my klutzy nature, I'm thinking of even buying a fourth pair just to have back-ups.

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Eric Olofsonwrote a review of on August 6, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: 7.0

PIcked these up for a trip to the southern OR coast and they performed just as hoped. They easily slipped on and off but fit snug. They drain really well so my feet never felt too "squishy" when walking along the beach or back to the house. I was kind of surprised that they didn't let in a ton of sand (always inevitable) and the tread was supportive and comfortable enough to walk over (often pointy volcanic) rocks and dry ground. I can tell these will great for hanging out around streams and mountain lakes, too!

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Eric Olofsonwrote a review of on June 5, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

Like I've said in other Saxx reviews, these are like a La-Z-Boy recliner made of clouds for your dangly bits. I have a few of the Ultras (which I love) but decided to give these Platinums a try. Without doing a side-by-side comparison, I'd say these are just as comfy, if not more so. They're thin (in a good way), soft (in the right way), and the stretchy modal fabric is cool and snug. The sizing is pretty spot-on for me too... I'm around a 31-32" waist and size S is perfect.

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Eric Olofsonwrote a review of on June 2, 2018

5 5

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

Picked one of these up to try to sort out the chaos that is my camp closet (i.e. spare bedroom). This thing is pretty awesome. I actually only ended up using one of the four included cubes (I bought the 123L size) for camp food, utensils, accessories, etc and filled the rest of the space with my tents, pads, and such. It works great. The compression strap on top is a huge help and with all the handles, it's going to be awesome to just grab and chuck in the car to head out on adventures.

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Eric Olofsonwrote a review of on June 2, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: 32/Short

I always associated convertible pants with "dad pants". They always seemed a little goofy to me. Well, after getting tired of brush scratching up my legs and dirt and things getting in my shoes, I finally caved in and decided to give 'em a try on a recent backpacking trip. I'm sold. They seem durable but light enough that I didn't overheat during the six mile hike. Once I reached camp, I easily unzipped and slipped the pant legs over my shoes and... Lounge Mode: engage!

I like the straight/tailored fit (i.e. not baggy clown pants) and the stretch makes them nice and flexible. Oh, and the fact that these are offered in "short" sizes was a key selling point for a shorter dude like myself.

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Eric Olofsonwrote a review of on May 22, 2018

5 5

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

First time wearing these, I hiked six miles of muddy WY mountain trails. Just a small step below Smartwool comfort but they were still really great. Will hike in again and I know they'll be great winter casual socks.

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Eric Olofsonwrote a review of on April 27, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have this mounted to the handlebar of my cross/road/commuter bike. I've had it for probably a little over a year now and it is pretty awesome. Like one of the photos shows, I'll throw my keys, wallet/cards, and sometimes even my phone (if it starts to rain or the sun is really beating down) and still have some room to spare. If you get the phone case (which I recommend!), it snaps nice and snug right on top. I've been caught in the rain a few times and it seems pretty water/weather-proof. And with the zippered enclosure, I don't have to worry about it popping open if I hit a bump or go off a curb... unlike some other brands' hook-and-loop fasteners. And if you decide one day you just want to take a quick spin without it, just rotate and remove and you're good to go!

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