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John Martin

John Martin

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Salt Lake City

John Martin's Bio

Just moved to SLC after living in Asia for the last three years. Originally from south Florida, I enjoy being outdoors, especially now that I no longer live in the heat and humidity. Im a skateboarder first and climber second, though Im climbing more than I skate these days.

John Martin

John Martinwrote a review of on July 11, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Small handle for those with bigger hands but still gets the job done. After your first bolt, you'll understand why those old school routes are so damn run out! Now imagine doing it on lead and in boots....

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John Martinwrote a review of on July 2, 2018

3 5

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

I thought it'd be nice to have for backpacking and although that stands true, i wouldn't recommend if you have chopping wood planned. Its good for small pieces of wood and minimal chopping but the paracord slid off the handle after a few mins of chopping and even when it was on, it never felt good to hold. Also, with the short handle, it never feels like you can get a good swing in. Is it flint or a magnesium stick? It was hard to get sparks out of it, but found when i scraped off slivers into a pile, then got a spark on that, it lit up like gun powder.

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John Martinwrote a review of on June 25, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Bought these for my S.O, here are her thoughts, "wow! really excited i stumbled upon these shoes! Toms have been historically comfortable for me so when i saw this fancier pair that was also super stylish I was stoked. They fit perfect, and stay on really well for this style. I have long skinny and bony feet and the still fit really well. I do get some hot spots on my heel when wearing them for more than a few hours/walking for more than a mile but I thin they need to break in a bit (I also have super sensitive feet). Overall, LOVE these shoes!"

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John Martin

John Martinwrote a review of on June 25, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 133 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

Bought these for my other half, here are her thoughts "Wow, i love these pants! I've only worn them a few times but have been wearing them while biking to work in the morning. I didn't expect them to be breathable when I first tried them, but the are! I am also stoked on the fit, I generally have trouble getting pants that fit in the legs and waist (usually legs are too tight while the waist is perfect) but these pants seems to do it right on all fronts. The colorful stitching is a nice touch on the pockets, not to mention the pockets are actually big enough to fit a phone! Really looking forward to getting more use out of these.

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John Martinwrote a review of on June 25, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I like this lock a lot, especially for the price. Purchased the medium size which ended up being a little too small to get the wheel, frame, and bike rack in but it does work really well in conjunction with a chain to get all the essentials safely locked up!

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John Martin

John Martinwrote a review of on June 20, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: L

What else do you want in a jacket? well maybe arm-pit vents but for me, this is more of an emergency shell I take for day hikes and climbs. The taped seams means you'll be staying dry when the weather isn't on your side.

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John Martin

John Martinwrote a review of on June 4, 2018

5 5

Got these shoes for my other half, here’s what she thought: I love these shoes! They have the right amount of support and squish but are also really light weight and low profile. I was torn with sizing, I am a solid 9 so I tried these in 8.5 and 9. The 9 felt great right away but after walking around the house I was worried about them being too big in the future. Went with the 8.5, within the first 2 full days of walking the stretches a bit to form to my feet. I’m so happy with them and want more colors!

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John Martinwrote a review of on May 16, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: L

Very similar to Patagonia's Houdini both in weight and fabric. Extremely packable, (packs into the chest pocket), light-wight, DWR (water-resistant) finish, and cool colors. I'm 6'1 at 185 lbs with long arms and medium build and both the L and M fit. I'm undecided which I want to keep. The L is slightly baggy on me but will allow more room for layers, which is great for those Fall/Winter climbs when I want something warmer underneath. M gives me a more fitted look without restricting movement, which I prefer for runs and casual hikes/walks. I've yet to test out the DWR finish but it feels like it'll be good enough to get you back to the car in a light rain.

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