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Greg Gavin

Greg Gavin

Gearhead

Little Cottonwood Canyon, and the San Rafael Swell.

Greg Gavin's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Skiing
Climbing

Greg Gavin's Bio

What drives me to be so active outdoors is the never ending pursuit to find my own limits. Many times I have set out on a journey to find my limits, and have repeatedly surpassed them without realizing it. Never second guess yourself, and never stop pushing the envelope!

Greg Gavin

Greg Gavinwrote a review of on November 3, 2017

5 5

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

Love this ski for variable snow and bigger touring days. Had the chance to demo is last season, and I'm getting a pair this year for exactly what I said above. The 82 waist, and early rise tip allows for surfing on faceted old snow along with a new edge hold on steep terrain. The uphill on these skis is awesome as well as the width would suggest. I normally ski the Voile Vector 181, and these to me are more like a scaled down version of those. Loved em!

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Greg Gavinwrote a review of on September 15, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These biner's are the lightest on the market right now to my knowledge, and they're awesome. Super small yet still very "clippable" for my larger fingers. I can't quite give these things ***** because I'd like for them to have a slightly larger gate opening similar to the BD OZ.

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Greg Gavinwrote a review of on September 14, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been using this for about a month now, and have really been digging the results. I participate in mountain sports such as running, hiking, and rock climbing where I need a good post activity re-fuel. This stuff works well, and helps me recover more quickly after big days or even big work outs in the gym. Like Andy said before me--Mix with milk. I use unsweetened almond milk, and really like the taste.

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Greg Gavinwrote a review of on August 31, 2017

5 5

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

This Kuju stuff is AWESOME! I'm a light to medium roast man, and this stuff is comparable to a decent cup you'd get anywhere in the city. It's nothing like the instant coffee you normally see in the camping section. That said the packets will take up much more space, and instant coffee but it tastes so damn good you won't regret it.

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Greg Gavinwrote a review of on August 28, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I go up into the mountains to challenge myself with new and creative objectives climbing, and ski touring. When I know I could bonk miles from the nearest trailhead or hundreds of feet away from the summit I bring some of these capsules with me to ensure I don't cramp up in my arms if climbing or legs if skiing. It's a lightweight insurance policy in my back pocket! I'm about 5'11" and 180lb and usually 4-6 capsules per 12hr day does the trick for me. If i'm really pushing it (Grand Traverse 40 mile skimo race 2017 finisher) I'll down a couple extra (8-10) as I supplement with Gu Roctance Energy Drink Mix.

Overall totally worth it to crush my dream climbs and ski tours!

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Greg Gavinwrote a review of on July 6, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been using the Hiker Pro for about 6-7 years now, and am so psyched these filters are still around. The filter pumps about 1L/min if you're cranking on it, and really does improve the taste of questionable water. I'd recommend this to any friend looking for a work horse water filter.

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Greg Gavinwrote a review of on July 6, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love these things for light weight camping missions where a pour over is just to much weight and space in my pack. For years I used starbucks instant coffee, and suffered through it for the coffee buzz (pure addict status) but with Alpine Start I can actually have a legit cup o joe in the mountains or desert. Additionally this company is owned and run by a few climbers from Boulder, and I love supporting independently owned companies run by real people not a CEO answering to the board.

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Greg Gavinwrote a review of on June 30, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 175 lbs

Bought these things as they look so sick. Fact is they're even cooler looking in person. However I had to return them as they're a bit narrow for my face. I would recommend these to anyone with a small to medium face.

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Greg Gavinwrote a review of on June 2, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: large

I own the original Helium which is great in and of itself. However This hybrid updates really shine where the original lacked luster. I really like the stretchy side panels for rock climbing, and using my hands over my head. The articulation is fantastic. Additionally I enjoy the upgraded zippers on this piece. I feel like that addition will really make this piece last longer than my original.

Would recommend!

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Greg Gavinwrote a review of on May 18, 2017

4 5

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

Crazy Creek crushes it yet again with an affordable aluminium camp table. I hesitate to give this item 5 stars due to it's feel right out of the box. It feels somewhat less burly than my old aluminium camp table (RIP), but to be honest I've yet to put it through its paces.

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Greg Gavinwrote a review of on May 4, 2017

5 5

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

I gave these to my lady as a gift, and she loves them. They are thick enough to keep your feet warm, but thin enough to fit well with all your normal shoes. The new knit of the Smartwool socks is also much longer lasting than previous generations. Meaning you'll get years of wear and tear out of these bad girls!

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Greg Gavinwrote a review of on April 7, 2017

5 5

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

I've owned this shoe for a few years (the older orange and off white velcro), and the newest iteration is slightly tweaked. Compared to the older generation the new model appears to have slightly more down turn, and more rubber over the big toe. This so far has translated into a more powerful feeling shoe compared to the previous generation. I still go with the same size I've been using for years so the fit hasn't changed only the shape and performance.

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