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Jacob Stenberg

Cottonwood Heights, Utah

Jacob Stenberg's Bio

Born and raised in the Upper Mississippi River valley of Minnesota, I grew up playing on the river and hiking and climbing in the bluffs. I have a passion for exploring wild places both new and familiar. After graduating from college I headed west in search of mountains and wide open spaces. I ended up in Utah and fell in love with its immensely diverse landscape. One can find everything here from mountain prairie to slot canyons to slick rock desert to sand dunes; a life time of exploration all in one state.
I hike, camp, backpack, climb, ski, snowboard, snowshoe and seize any opportunity to try something new. Life's an adventure, get out there and live!

Jacob Stenberg's Passions

  • Climbing,
  • Hiking & Camping,
  • Snowboarding,
  • Skiing,
  • Snowshoeing,
  • Paddling.
Jacob Stenberg

Jacob Stenbergwrote a review of on September 17, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The zipper closure makes this PFD extremely easy to put on and take off. The front pocket gives you easy access to extra sunscreen or chapstick. It was cut with a women's specific silhouette and will fit snug but not squeeze uncomfortably. Picked this up for my wife and she loved it!

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Jacob Stenbergwrote a review of on September 17, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great PFD that fits well on it's own or over layers. Relatively low profile makes it comfortable to wear for long periods of time. Easy access front zippered pocket allows for convenient storage of a few necessities. Very adjustable and will work well for both men and women!

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Jacob Stenbergwrote a review of on July 9, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use this for my daily yoga practice. Keeps everything organized and makes for easy transport. Good size for any mat. Wide opening make it easy to slip your mat in and out. I even have a little extra space at the top for a towel during my hot practice. I love the little accessory pocket, it's big enough for my phone and wallet and the key clip keeps my keys where I can get at them. Overall an awesome mat bag!

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Jacob Stenbergwrote a review of on June 10, 2019

4 5

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

Big duffel that gets the job done. Super durable and weather resistant. Plenty of space to pack all the gear. There's an internal organizer pocket that's nice for separating dirty clothes and a zippered pocket under the lid for easy access to your accessories. For as big as it is, I wish there were some internal straps to secure your gear and keep it from shifting inside the bag. There's so much space that this could be an issue unless you have the bag filled to capacity. But if you just need a big bag to carry everything and don't require much organization this is a great option.

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Jacob Stenbergwrote a review of on June 5, 2019

4 5

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

Took this bag spring time camping down in the desert. It kept me comfortably warm but not too hot. The temps dipped into the mid 30's overnight but I slept like a baby. It's a relatively narrow bag and the mummy design makes you feel like you're wrapped in a cocoon, which I like. If you like a little more space in your bag this might not be a good one for you. There are some leashes on the underside of the bag to wrap around your sleeping pad and prevent you from falling off. They will work best with a thermarest pad but can be used on most pads. The bag is super lightweight and comes with a compression sack that makes the bag pack down super small. My one complaint is that the zipper does not zip the whole length of the bag, it only zips about halfway. Sometimes if I'm too hot I like to air my feet out to help cool off. But otherwise seems like a solid bag.

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Jacob Stenbergwrote a review of on June 5, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This blanket works well everywhere, I've used mine for camping, festivals and just around the house. It works great to wrap up in or as a ground blanket. It's only a throw so it's not that big, but I'm 5'7" and there seems to be plenty of blanket for me. The 20D nylon ripstop holds up well and sheds dirt. It's also super easy to clean. There's a stuff sack included and that make for easy packing and transporting. Overall an awesome accessory that is extremely versatile.

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Jacob Stenbergwrote a review of on June 5, 2019

5 5

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

My fiance needed new running shoes so I picked her up a pair of these. She broke them in on a 5k race down Big Cottonwood Canyon. If you've ever run down hill you know it can be tough on the knees, but wearing these she said her knees felt totally fine. There's plenty of cushion in the soles to bolster your strides and help you run for miles. The soles are pretty thick but don't look super bulky like some of Hoka's shoes. She's put quite a few miles on them now and they are still as comfortable as when she got them. Her normal shoe size is a 7.5 and that's what I picked up for her, they fit great.

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Jacob Stenbergwrote a review of on May 24, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: 0/Reg

Picked these up for my fiance and she loves them. The stretchy denim is comfortable all day and not restrictive for a skinny jean. The high-rise waist keeps them up where they need to be and they don't ride down. They fit true to Prana's sizing. She is about 5'4" and 115lbs and she found a perfect fit in 0/Reg.

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Jacob Stenbergwrote a review of on May 24, 2019

5 5

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

Super lightweight and breathable. Awesome for hot conditions. Regular fit is roomy and allows for airflow. Fabric has a crinkled texture to it that keeps it off your skin and helps prevent that sticky, sweaty feel. Can be dressed up or down, looks nice in casual or fancy situations alike. Fits true to Patagonia's sizing.

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Jacob Stenbergwrote a review of on May 1, 2019

4 5

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

Rode these this spring on the groomers and they fly! Super quick on piste and they eat up chop creating a smooth ride. I thought they felt pretty stiff giving them phenomenal edge hold at speed. Relatively lightweight and pretty quick from edge to edge, they were super fun to charge on. I don't think these would be my go to powder ski but they certainly handle variable conditions well. The pair I was on was probably a little too long for me but they were FAST and I had a blast!

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Jacob Stenbergwrote a review of on April 10, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This thing is AWESOME! It's a mix between a camp chair and a hammock. Automatically adjusts from an upright position to reclined, then back again just by leaning back or forwards. Set up and take down is a breeze and it packs back into the provided carry case easily. Has a pocket to keep any necessary goodies close at hand and a deep cup holder to hold your beverage of choice. The mesh fabric is extremely breathable, which is great for warm weather. Could get a little chilly during spring/fall camping or if there's a chilly breeze.

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Jacob Stenbergwrote a review of on April 10, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Rode these up at Brighton a few days after a storm and they were a blast! Super fun and fast on the groomers, quick at transitioning from edge to edge and had super solid edge hold to keep me confident in my turns. Off piste they performed great in the trees and in tight situations as well as in softer snow when I found a few untouched stashes. They are very lightweight but still stiff and do not chatter at higher speeds. Probably wouldn't be great in super deep powder but felt great for general all mountain resort riding. 10/10 would recommend.

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Jacob Stenbergwrote a review of on March 31, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Nice poles. The aluminum alloy feels lightweight but strong and the wrist straps are easily adjustable and will release if needed to help prevent injuries in unexpected falls. Notch grip is comfortable to hold. Great to use all over the mountain.

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Jacob Stenbergwrote a review of on March 31, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are the first ski boots that I've been able to comfortably wear all day without loosening them up during breaks. The 99mm last hugs my narrow, low volume feet nicely. The pivoting tongue creates a wide opening and makes it extremely easy to slip your feet into the boots. As a lighter weight skier, the medium flex tongue works well for me for all mountain skiing but I like having the option to switch it out with a stiffer tongue should I feel it's necessary. I haven't had perfect fitting boots for a few seasons now and I forgot how much fun skiing is when your boots fit and you have complete control over your edges.

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Jacob Stenbergwrote a review of on March 27, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 135 lbs

The women's version of the Prana's iconic Stretch Zion. These pants are great for everything from casual wear, to hiking/backpacking, to climbing. They have a flattering cut and come in a wide array of sizes (even plus sizes) and inseam lengths. My fiance loves her pair and uses them as her go to adventure pants. They fit true to Prana's sizing. She is about 5'4, 110lbs and found a great fit in size 0/Short.

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Jacob Stenbergwrote a review of on March 27, 2019

5 5

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

Got these as a gift for my dad for skiing as well as general cold weather use during the frigid MN winters. He told me these were the nicest gloves he's ever owned. They fit well and the precurved digits allow for better dexterity whether he's snowblowing the drive way, throwing snow balls at the neighborhood kids or gripping ski poles. The big gauntlets keep warmth in and snow out and an included leash keeps them connected to you if you need to remove them on the ski lift.

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Jacob Stenbergwrote a review of on March 27, 2019

5 5

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

My fiance has been using these for about a year and a half now for hiking and backpacking and they are performing great for her. The flick lock mechanism makes for easy and convenient adjustments on the go. They are relatively lightweight, have a comfortable grip, and nice strap. That's about all I look for in a trekking pole.

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Jacob Stenbergwrote a review of on March 27, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These shoe are super comfy and great for cracks. They are like wearing slippers. But they are super soft and don't have much edging power. Bomber if you're toe jamming, but not too trustworthy if you're doing any steep face climbing. They fit my narrow, low volume feet well. True to La Sportiva's sizing. I seem to always size down a full size from my street shoe in Sportiva.

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Jacob Stenbergwrote a review of on March 27, 2019

5 5

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

My fiance's previous hiking boots kept giving her blisters. After trying on a few pairs she settled on these and hasn't had any foot issues since. She uses these for day hiking and backpacking. They are super comfortable for her even with a heavy pack on her back. They are totally waterproof and have kept her feet dry on stream crossings or when hiking through snow. Work well from the desert to high alpine environments and everywhere in between.

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