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Evan

Evan

, Employee

Park City

Evan's Passions

Skiing

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

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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!

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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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Evanwrote a review of on January 7, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I usually ski in a 130 boot but that is more so because brands tend to overstate the flex index on their boots. After trying on the S/Max 130 Carbon, I could instantly tell that it was a bit stiff for my liking. If I was only ripping frontside groomers and not cruising, I would likely have gotten the 130s. These 120s flex like some other brands' 130 boots so I definitely recommend giving these a try if you usually stick to 130 flex boots.

They are definitely a low volume fit but the custom shell helps ensure that you will not be in pain. The only word of caution I have here is to pay special attention to your instep when trying on these boots. If you feel pressure on your instep/navicular, it could be tough to expand that area of the boot because of the seam. If it just slightly bothers you, I recommend adding some padding to that area when you go to mold the boot. Ultimately, talk with your bootfitter and figure out if these boots will work with your foot/skiing.

Back to the volume conversation, I was not able to fit into my boot with my medium thickness footbeds. I have a low volume "race" pair that fits well without having to grind down the footbed or bootbard. If you plan on using an aftermarket footbed, I strongly recommend trying these boots on with that footbed before you commit.

On the hill, these are great. Stiff enough to drive any ski you get on but can also handle bumps or chatter without much trouble. If you are looking for a powerful boot to take you all over the mountain, look no further. These are the ticket.

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Evanwrote a review of on January 7, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: M

I was in search of a henley and this popped up. I usually am not the biggest fan of Patagonia's fit but I decided to risk it anyway. I am very glad that I did. This instantly became one of my favorite shirts. It is soft and fits me very well. Usually, Patagonia is a bit boxy on me but this seems to fit slimmer than what I am used to. I would call this a slim fit relative to Patagonia but not quite as slim as other brands.

I will likely be coming back for more and have my fingers crossed for a thermal waffle version in the future

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Evanwrote a review of on January 7, 2019

5 5

These are saweet. I have long had an eye on Anon's because of the ease changing lenses and having the balaclava attach to the goggle (as insignificant as that sounds, its actually awesome).

I went with the spherical lens after trying both. I found looking out of the spherical lens was a bit nice than the cylindrical but I do feel the cylindrical looks better aesthetically. All in all, you cannot go wrong with either.

Switching lenses is a breeze. I used to be a firm believer that it was easier to have 2 pairs of goggles and choose the goggle in the lot. But, with this goggle, I have no qualms about a quick lens switch in the parking lot.

I also love the magnetic balaclava. I recently did some storm skiing and loved being completely covered while still being able to breathe,

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Evanwrote a review of on January 7, 2019

4 5

Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs

I bought these for a yurt trip and am glad I did. From the minute you put them on, you can tell that the down is premium and your feet instantly start to warm.

I recommend this for inside use pretty much exclusively. WM makes some burlier pairs that would be great for quick trips to grab wood or hit the outhouse.

I did notice that the footbed of the bootie liked to move around a bit. I would sometimes have 1/4 of my foot off the padded footbed. I took a star off for that but otherwise these were all I could ask for and more!

As far as sizing goes, I wear a 9.5 shoe, 25.5 ski boot and purchased a size small. Small was the right choice.

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Evanwrote a review of on January 7, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

People love to make fun of other's who have boot heaters. But we will see who is laughing when the people without boot heaters go into the lodge to warm their feet and the only people left on the mountain have boot heaters.

The closest thing I can think of to compare the break through is heated seats. Before I got a car with heated seats, I turned my nose up at them. Now that I have them, I will never go back. Same applies to boot heaters.

Not only do boot heaters keep your feet warm, but the warmth they provide allows you feel feedback from your boots/skis/snow throughout the day.

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Evanwrote a review of on January 5, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great way to bring water into the backcountry. It's a great shape for stuffing anywhere and allows less room to be taken up when compared to a rigid bottle. It's lightweight so you can be sure the only weight you're carrying is your water.

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Evanwrote a review of on December 5, 2018

4 5

I usually opt for Hestra's more premium options but decided to give this glove a try and am quite pleased with this as well.

While I do miss a full leather glove, this is a great way to get that same Hestra quality at a bit lower price point.

The 3-finger glove gives you the dexterity of a glove and the warmth of a mitten - best of both worlds

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Evanwrote a review of on December 5, 2018

5 5

Contrast boosting has changed the Goggle game, in my opinion. These Chromapop lenses are leading the charge for my favorite lenses in the category. I notice the most benefit in flat light but it is also great for mixed conditions or sunny weather.

It is easy to have a lot more fun when you can immediately tell what the snow is like instead of spending far too much brain power trying to figure out if there is a chunk of ice or variable snow up ahead

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Evanwrote a review of on December 5, 2018

5 5

I actually use this as a leash on a pow surfer rather than a SUP but am very pleased with it. Cord is durable and has not ripped out of my board yet. Easy to fasten right above the boot. You basically forget it exists once on, which exactly what I want. When I do take a digger, the coiled leash does a great job of keeping my board near me without feeling like the cord is near its limits. If you need a leash, pick this thing up!

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Evanwrote a review of on December 5, 2018

4 5

This ski is a perfect alternative if you are looking for something a little less 'directional' than a Black Crows Corvus. While they have plenty of running length and hold up at speed, they are plenty playful as well.

This is a perfect ski for Utah as you can straightline groomers without losing confidence while also being able to release the tails of the ski when needed.

If you are an intermediate-advanced skier, look no further.

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