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Jeff Sorenson

Jeff Sorenson

Utah

Jeff Sorenson's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Biking
Snowshoeing
Skiing

Jeff Sorenson's Bio

Fisherman. Powder skier.

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Jeff Sorenson

Jeff Sorensonwrote a review of on December 11, 2017

1 5

Have to agree with other reviewers on this one. They do what they're supposed to, but they're almost too sharp and stiff to be useful. Almost sliced my brand-new puffy jacket with them. Go with BD's skin savers—they're much more pliable and easy to pack away.

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Jeff Sorensonwrote a review of on December 11, 2017

4 5

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

These are a good way to go if you're looking to the extend the life of your climbing skins. The glue applies fairly easy, but the hard part is removing the old glue, which is a real pain in the ass. Put enough beer down your gullet and you should manage fine, though.

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Jeff Sorensonwrote a review of on July 26, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

With a massive 146mm shovel and girthy 115mm waist, there's plenty to love about the V8. These have been my primary powder ski here in the Wasatch (80% of my skiing is in the backcountry) since it came out. Clearly, these are a solid pair of powder skis, but I've definitely been impressed with how they handle themselves when conditions turn variable.

The wide shovel almost shoots you up and out of turns, making them a great hippy pow ski, but they also have a decent amount of backbone to arc more open turns if you're feeling a bit more aggro. They hold an edge well and pretty maneuverable in tight trees, which is especially nice when you're confronted with a brushy exit—in fact, it's made going back to a flat-tailed ski kinda tough. All in all, the V8 is a solid pow ski.

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Jeff Sorensonwrote a review of on June 13, 2017

4 5

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

I gave this pack to my girlfriend, and to be perfectly honest, I'm a little jealous of it. It's a well-built pack with a few features I haven't seen on too many packs. The front two pockets are nice for stashing those little items I usually just end up piling up in the top-loader or throwing in the top of my pack, resulting in a cluttered mess. The back panel is fairly basic, but appears to be comfortable with a mesh lining and a decent amount of padding along the back and waist.

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Jeff Sorensonwrote a review of on May 26, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I ended up returning this pack for a few different reasons. It looks like it would be a good little pack for day hikes/peak bagging missions where you might need an ice axe. The A-frame ski carry system doesn't seem all that secure, and the back panel didn't really seem to offer that much support to taller folks like myself.

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Jeff Sorensonwrote a review of on May 2, 2017

4 5

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

My girlfriend has had problems with boots in the past, but she loves these. We just got back from a 15-mile backpacking trip, and she had nothing but good things to say about these boots. They have a slightly wider last, which works great for her since she's had problem with her boots being too narrow. They're also fairly flexible, so she was able to hike quite a ways in them right out of the box, without her feet turning to pulp as a result.

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Jeff Sorensonwrote a review of on May 2, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This rope is superlight and takes up minimal space in my touring pack. It's nice to have on hand just in case you need to be on belay when you make a ski cut. Living in Utah, I have yet to you use it for any glacial travel, but I'd imagine you'd want something with a dry finish if you're going to use it for that. Otherwise, I'd say this is a solid little cord.

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