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Forbes S

Forbes S

Salt Lake City, UT

Forbes S's Passions

Skiing
Climbing
Biking
Fly Fishing

Forbes S's Bio

I spend my time skiing at Alta in the winter. When the snow is gone I climb, mountain bike and fly fish till the snow comes back.

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Forbes Swrote a review of on April 23, 2018

5 5

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

Used it for a couple flights and my skis came back in perfect condition so I'd say it did its job! Don't expect to store much inside the bag besides your skis. You could fit your outerwear but that about it.

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Forbes Swrote a review of on November 30, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Firset of all Heard as sizing chart has been totally spot in across the three other pairs I own. I usually wear a large glove and I bought the size 10. I have had these gloves in the past, they are 5 years old and still great, I was ready to start breaking in a new pair. These are pretty warm gloves and I usually wear them for colder days and break out my fall lines for warmer days. Snag a pair, they'll be the best gloves you've ever had!

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Forbes Swrote a review of on November 30, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

No matter if you're taking an avi class or going out for your 100th day in the backcountry for the season. You can never be too careful! It's always wise to dig a pit and really understand what's going on with the snow. This kit is super compact, lightweight and carries the basic essentials to study the snow.

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Forbes Swrote a review of on November 30, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I snagged a couple extra pairs for this season so they probably puts the tally around 7 pairs. After a season the fibers will wear out if you use them a few times a week. These are comfortable socks and the pattern on them doesn't constrict any blood flow to my feet so they stay warm all day without creating a climate in my boots.

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Forbes Swrote a review of on November 30, 2017

5 5

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

I am using these boots as my hybrid inbound and out of bound boot. My first days on them were great, they are responsive all while being stiff. I have been a ski racer my whole skiing life and this boot allows for that type of stance and style of skiing. This is my first boot with walk mode it is very easy to reach down to release into walk mode and vice versa. I have done very little boot fitting beyond heat molding the liners and putting in foot beds.

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Forbes Swrote a review of on November 30, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This backpack is worth the extra penny. The ability to blow it up as many times as you would like for practice without buying another cartridge like traditional bags is amazing and will become the industry standard. The battery pack is a bit large and heavy but thats the price you pay with new technology. After deploying the bag it is easy to stuff back into its compartment and it is great how there is not a specific way to pack it, just stuff it and zip it shut. The front compartment has great storage for all of your avy gear and it is easy to access it quickly. Additional storage is pretty limited, 1-2 layers, water and snacks will probably be about it.

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Forbes Swrote a review of on October 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Snagged one of these for a canoe trip and it was an essential. We had to put all of our gear in a dry bag every morning and it is a major party foul to put wet items dry bag since it will create a micro climate in there in turn making everything wet. This thing was bone dry every morning it will even totally dry within an hour if it is in direct sunlight. Great buy and I will be buying more for the family once swimming season comes back around!

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Forbes Swrote a review of on October 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This tent is seriously the best bang for your buck. If you spend anymore you are really paying for a slightly lighter tent and like my pops always said " A heavier pack builds more character plus it makes dinner taste better!" This thing will last you a lifetime with proper care. It is not a cheaply made tent. The features are accurately labeled in the tech specs. I will say that it is customary to buy a three person tent for two people plus two packs since alot of folks are missing that.

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Forbes Swrote a review of on October 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a great day trip cooler or something to carry to an event like a red butte concert for us Salt Lake folks. For me it doesn't have the capacity to store enough food and beer for multiple people for multiple days. That being said if you have a separate cooler for beverages it could be manageable.

*** Pro tip***
Pre cool your cooler before you put anything into it. Take a sacrificial bag of ice and put it in there the day before you pack it and your ice/icepacks with last twice as along. The folks from yeti say that most ice loss and cooling power comes from making the cooler cold once it is loaded.

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Forbes Swrote a review of on October 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have the insulated version for colder temperatures and I went ahead and snagged this one as well for warmer camping. As always great quality from BA, easy to pump up and I haven't had any air loss with either of them. Compacts pretty small and is pretty competitive for weight considering it gives much more padding for us side sleepers than other pads.

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Forbes Swrote a review of on October 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great sounds alone or paired with another speaker. HUmongous battery life! I can;t say that enough, I can quite literally listen to music all day long and and do it another day on one charge. They are super lightweight and compact and frankly I wouldn't mind bringing one with with me on a backpacking trip although I like to leave the electronics at home. Well besides my headlamp. At any rate go get your self one and let the good times roll!

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Forbes Swrote a review of on October 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have had too many of these to count and I keep coming back for more after either gifting them or misplacing them. Use them with hot or cold beverages and they both just taste delightful. Favorite thing about them is that they are super easy to clean and unlike their plastic counterparts they do not pick up the small of whatever was in it last and hold onto it for eternity!

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Forbes Swrote a review of on October 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is my first PFD and although i have tried on and borrowed alot of others I can't say I am an expert by any means. I can speak to the comfort tough and I have found that for a Class V PFD it is quite comfortable even for all day rowing. The pockets are well thought out and while there is alot going on in terms of straps It doesn't take much time to figure out how all of it works. It is also super super buoyant and keeps you right on the surface.

I am 5'10 160 and I went with a S/M

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Forbes Swrote a review of on October 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Just what you would expect from Arcteryx so i will touch on some other things. They do work as advertised with the "C-KNIT" technology, they slide right over whatever you are wearing and they don't tug or feel like you're wearing trash bags for pants. 3/4 side vents are a total necessity for rain pants and per-always Arcteryx taped seams / zipper combinations are the best out there!

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Forbes Swrote a review of on October 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This pad really hits all the bases, its lightweight for its thickness, its actually comfortable and compact. I have also found it to be quite durable and easy to inflate with BA new system. I've used it to low 30's with my 15 degree bag and I slept fine all night till the morn. Another BA product from BA!

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