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Jacob J

Jacob J

Salt Lake City

Jacob J's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Climbing
Skiing
Surfing
Biking

Jacob J's Bio

Ohio native who moved West for the outdoors.

Jacob J

Jacob Jwrote a review of on February 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love these poles. The construction is great and the included powder baskets are really nice. They aren't the lightest poles on the market but with light poles you sacrifice strength. If I was doing a multi day tour I would want something else but for single day tours these are great. The grips are comfy and the wrist straps are easy to get around your wrist. Overall a great set of poles!

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Jacob Jwrote a review of on February 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got these for Christmas and have nothing but good things to say, so far. The cutting tool that comes with the skins isn't as bad as everyone says. Take your time, clean the blade after each cut and it will work perfectly! Not the lightest skins on the market but the durability makes up for the weight. These skins climb great and the setup isn't hard at all. Take your time and watch some YouTube videos if you need help!

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Jacob Jwrote a review of on January 27, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: 10

Awesome shoes. The quality is great. The tongue on these shoes is just a little too thick. Personally I like a skate shoe without a supper thick tongue. overall a great shoe, that fits true to size!

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Jacob Jwrote a review of on January 19, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Not the nicest pole on the market, but they get the job done. The wrist straps are like a long piece of rope, which can be good and bad. It makes them easy to slide over the glove but it also means they slide off easily. The poles themselves aren't the strongest, but if your a casual skier and just need something to get you by, then these are more than good enough.

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Jacob Jwrote a review of on January 9, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have this ATC and the Black Diamond Guide. I think its worth spending 10$ more to get the extra features of the Guide, but at the end of the day they both do what I need them to. This ATC works great with multiple sizes of rope. The extra rope control that the groves provide is really nice. Not much more to say, works great, High quality constructions, another great Black Diamond product.

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Jacob Jwrote a review of on January 9, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This probe is awesome. It's the perfect size and doesn't weigh a ton. It packs down small and it seems very durable. I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars because I am not that crazy about the locking mechanism at the top. I think this is a great probe and will do its job with no problem. With that being said, if you spend a little bit more you can get a probe with a better locking mechanism.

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Jacob Jwrote a review of on January 9, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These quickdraws are nice and make a great addition to any sport rack, however they aren't my favorite. The draws have nice smooth actions and are very well made. The Dynex dogbone is nice but, slides around on the draw quite a bit. I think they are nice draws but I feel like the, CAMP USA Orbit Wire Express KS Anodized Quickdraw, is a little nicer and it cost almost 30$ less. Now you do get one less draw in the pack but I think your getting nicer draws.

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Jacob Jwrote a review of on January 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I gave this to a friend for Christmas, because they were in desperate need of a helmet. Both my Fiance and I have Smith Helmets and we love them. The quality is outstanding and they are very light. This helmet lived up to those expectations. This helmet fits true to size and is another example of a great Smith product!

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Jacob Jwrote a review of on January 2, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I gave these to my sister as a gift and have some feedback to share. She instantly fell in love with the color and didn't want to consider another goggle. She thought the fit was pretty good and they covered her whole face. Some goggles can be to small and don't cover enough of the face but these were just right. The lens that comes with these goggles is really nice. We skied a variety of lighting conditions and not once did she complain about having issues seeing the snow. The goggles seem well constructed and aren't bad. My only complaint is that they are pricey. In my opinion there are better goggles on the market for the price.

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Jacob Jwrote a review of on January 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I gave these as a Christmas gift, and have some feedback to share. My sister was due for some new Ski socks, so I picked a pair of these up for her. They fit true to size and weren't supper bulky like some ski socks. She didn't complain about cold toes once on her ski trip!

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Jacob Jwrote a review of on December 30, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 215 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

I gave this to my dad as part of his Christmas gift, and I have feedback to share. He really liked this vest and said it was pretty warm. Fit him true to size and the material is great. Helped to keep the wind of him when walking around down town Salt Lake City. Overall a nice solid vest that he is happy with.

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Jacob Jwrote a review of on December 30, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this sleeping pad. It's very well made and packs down pretty small. It doesn't take to long to inflate and is comfy. One of the things I like most about this sleeping pad is how quickly it drains air when your packing up. My Fiance has a Therm - a - Rest and it takes forever to drain all the air before you can pack it up. Overall this is a great Pad and I am very happy!

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Jacob Jwrote a review of on December 30, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This shovel is awesome. My fiance has the Deploy 3 and I like the 7 much more. The extra volume is really nice to have. Just like the Deploy 3 this shovel is easy to setup. The construction and quality of both these shovels is top notch. If there was one thing I had to complain about on this shovel it would be the amount of curve in the handle. Other than that I love this thing!

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Jacob Jwrote a review of on December 27, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 215 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

I got this for my dad and he seems pretty happy with it. This jacket fits true to size. The quality is fair but not the best by any means. For the average guy working around the yard, going shopping, or walking to the car in the rain, this coat is great. If you are looking to be out in some serious conditions I would keep looking. The Patagonia warranty is great but their quality seems to be slipping. The zippers on this coat could use major improvements. They just seem weak and you would expect better from Patagonia. Overall my dad likes it and seems happy. It will do great for what he needs but if your looking for a seriously tough rain jacket, keep looking.

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