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Evan

Park City

Evan's Bio

Avid skier and golfer who loves spending time in the mountains.

Feel free to hit me up if you have any questions

Evan's Passions

  • Skiing.
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Evanwrote a review of on September 16, 2019

5 5

If you are looking for a ski that is great in soft snow, look no further. As the title states, this is what the Armada JJ should have been from inception. I love the profile of both the JJ and Black Ops as they allow you to turn on a dime in soft snow. This makes the ski feel playful. However, the JJ loses its appeal in anything but pristine powder. The Black Ops is substantially heavier which allows it to knock through crud instead of getting knocked around by crud. While the ski may feel a bit dead on corduroy, it is a compromise I am more than willing to make. I didn't buy this ski for corduroy and it has plenty of life in soft snow. Overall, this is currently my favorite soft snow ski. Do not be put off by the weight - it is a benefit in my eyes.

I also had a chance to ski the narrower Black Ops. That ski is nice but I felt it was a bit dead as well - likely on par with its bigger brother. However, I give the Black Ops 118 a pass as it has plenty of life in soft snow.

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Evanwrote a review of on May 7, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I love the camelbak insulated water bottles.

Great nozzle, dirt cap is awesome and it does a good job keeping my fluids cold on hot days.

However, this bottle is a bit longer than some of the other water bottles I have used.

For example, SZB0004 will fit in my medium 5010 but this bottle will hit the shock.

Would LOVE to have a shorter version of this bottle

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Evanwrote a review of on March 14, 2019

5 5

Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: M

This is the perfect T for a spring tour, bike ride or workout. Fit is slightly fitted for a T-Shirt and loose for a performance T. So, it walks the line nicely. I am always on the lookout for T's like this so will likely pick up a couple more

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Evanwrote a review of on March 11, 2019

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I picked up a Session on release and got this helmet mount to go with it as well.

The mount is a decent design overall but it is not robust enough for the intended use of the camera. I just ordered my 3rd mount for this camera as the plastic frame always tends to snap. As such, I have been able to pull the camera out of the case without opening it. I am glad I catch this as I can definitely see myself losing my camera this way.


My Session's picture and software is getting a bit dated so I imagine this will be my last mount. I also foresee these mounts being scarce moving forwards

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Evanwrote a review of on February 27, 2019

4 5

I bought this as a way to get some extra juice when headed out on adventures.

My primary use is snowmobiling. I can connect this to my snowmobile 12v USB port and then connect other devices into the battery at the same time. Thanks to Pass-Through charging, I can use the battery as a buffer and keep charging my devices when the snowmobile is turned off.

Only drawback is the output. I would have gladly spent a bit more money to get a battery with USB-C. Specifically, USB Power Delivery. This way I can charge my devices quickly.

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Evanwrote a review of on January 20, 2019

5 5

I needed a saw for cutting down small trees while snowmobiling. A little bit of research quickly told me that Silky was the band. I picked up a Silky Gomboy and was blown away by its ability to get through trees.

I picked the Pocketboy up to complement my Gomboy as I can keep the Pocketboy in my riser bag. After having to use it a couple times, I think I may ditch the Gomboy. This is just as fast and a good bit smaller. All you need!

Small edit: Handle color is orange rather than the reddish hue show in photos above

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Evanwrote a review of on January 7, 2019

5 5

One of the first things I learned working in a ski shop was that a thin sock is essential. Once I tried a thin sock out, I knew there was no going back. Contrary to intuition, a thin sock tends to constrict less and therefore allows more blood flow to the feet, allowing them to remain warm. I have tried some Icebreaker socks in the past and they were always a bit thick for my liking - especially their compression sock. So, I was a bit hesitant to try this sock.

Once I put it on, I could tell that these were the ticket. First off, they were a breeze to put on - which is rarer than I would like in a ski sock. Once they are on, you stop noticing them. They fit perfectly and do not have additional padding anywhere. Exactly what I want/like.

If you need a ski sock, these are the ones you want.

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Evanwrote a review of on January 7, 2019

5 5

I purchased a pair of Seth Morrison 3-Finger gloves in 2013 and they are still going strong. The leather is in great condition and has not shown much wear. I continue to recondition them with Hestra's glove wax and they are as good as new.

I recently decided I needed another pair of gloves - mainly for snowmobiling. I like to ride with my middle finger resting on the brake lever and found it a bit difficult to manage with the 3-finger. So, when I decided to pull the trigger, I immediately went to the Seth Morrison Pro. I have not been disappointed by this decision. I do find the velcro closure *slightly* more difficult to put on than the zipper version but I only noticed after reading other reviews and being cognisant of it while trying them on. Now that I have put some days in them, I find them a breeze to put on and take off.

These have been perfect for snowmobiling and skiing and I definitely recommend them to anyone who needs a warm waterproof glove. While they are not expedition warmth, they have been plenty sufficient for all my days in Utah. They are a bit warm for touring so if you plan on ascending with gloves on, I would look at utilizing a liner or a lighter glove that offers a better compromise between ascending and descending.

One final note, I purchased the cork color and the hestra balm tends to darken the beige leather. Not an issue for me at all but if you are concerned about color/wear, I would suggest opting for a darker pair. I think the hestra balm adds a nice weathered/used look - especially once you work it into all the crevices etc.

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Evanwrote a review of on January 7, 2019

5 5

I am a firm believer in having a dialed first aid kit. Further, I think it is best to start with a base kit and customize as needed depending on your usage.

I added this to my basic first-aid kit but have not yet had to use it. This is a great option to have if you do not already have some sort of clotting gauze in your kit.

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Evanwrote a review of on January 7, 2019

5 5

I added this to my snowmobile emergency preparedness kit in case I have to unexpectedly spend the night in the backcountry.

I opted for the 2-person bivy because I was unwilling to risk being the only one with some sort of overnight warmth and didn't want to have the moral dilemma about how to handle that. This packs down to just a tiny bit larger than a can of beer and weighs less. Having it in your kit is a bit of a no-brainer here.

I recommend this to everyone who is going to go deep in the backcountry.

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