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Justin Morgan

Justin Morgan

Gearhead

park city

Justin Morgan's Passions

Climbing
Running
Hiking & Camping

Justin Morgan's Bio

I am an outdoor enthusiast from a small town north of Boston, Massachusetts. I grew up taking advantage of the northeast's unique terrain racing downhill mountain bikes, splitboarding, working in a terrain park, fishing both salt/fresh water, and golfing all over New England.

I have had over 9 years working in the ski industry, and over 4 years working in customer service/ sales. When I studied abroad in Salzburg, Austria riding, studying and living at the base of the alps made it hard living in New England. I decided after a year working in Boston selling software I needed to follow my passion and dream. Now I live in Park City surrounded by the epic playground of the Wasatch National Forest chasing powder days, riding mountain bikes, fishing, and working with clients every day who share my passion for the outdoors.

The best part about Backcountry.com is it provides me the unique experience of staying on the front lines of the highest quality existing and new products on the market. From expert to beginner my soul purpose is to ensure you get the right gear within your budget. If you have any questions, or need detail information about a product please feel free to give me a call or shoot me an email.

Justin Morgan
Expert Gearhead
Jumorgan@backcountry.com

Justin Morgan

Justin Morganwrote a review of on August 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

Cant say enough about how much i love the quality products and culture coming out of this brand. They put such creative twists on classic products to make them great. These river shorts are no exception. Look at the pattern options. On top of that they are super comfortable on the river. They have a mesh liner to get it all together for a long day of floating or where ever your journey takes you. The 8 inch inseam is perfect right above the need maybe a little more but not too short. Finally i was bummed with two unsecure pockets until i found the security pocket which is key. I have been living in these shorts all summer and the durability has been great. Overall you are getting a great product from a great group of folks at Kavu! Sizing i am a 32-33 currently running a medium.

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on August 10, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 185 lbs

this is a great pair of gloves that mix breath ability with some padding. This is usually hard to do as you get a glove that last a few days before falling apart. These have lasted pretty long time give the category they are in. I have started to see them tear at the seams at about the 2 month mark riding in them which for me is all you can ask. As a price point mountain glove this is a perfect option!

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on July 27, 2017

luxury living
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Such an awesome pad! the two way valve is super helpful blowing up and deflating. The top has this almost memory foam feel to it which is really nice. Inflated this pad is like 2-3 inches tall. I would sleep on a super rocky uneven surface and be comfortable. Now to the only downside is the size of this thing and getting it into the stuff sack. Backpacking i like my gear to be as fast and intuitive as possible. Similar to the other review i recommend rolling it twice. Having to do this to get it into the sack makes this not get the full 5 stars. It also is a pretty large pad for big backpacking trips. I would recommend this to somebody doing short backpacking trips, or car camping that want extra comfort! This thing is the bomb!!

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on July 11, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are the perfect light weight quick draws. I bought them specifically for sport climbing with they work great for but because of there small size and light weight I also often use them trad climbing. The the added retainer on the bottom carabiner make for easier clipping. Highly recommend these to anyone looking for a light weight versatile quickdraw.

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on July 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The perfect carabiner for alpine draws. although they are extremely light weight and small the carabiners are surprisingly strong and versatile. I also use these carabiners with my cams. The colors match my Black Diamond C4 and X4 perfectly making its very easy to see what I am reaching for. Anyone looking for a small light weight carabiner needs to grab a pack of the Nano 22.

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on July 3, 2017

flexy
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the perfect small cam package to add to your trad rack they will definitely have there place. The extremely flexible stem is perfect for horizontal placements and gives me more confidence then a C4 in the same spot. These cams have nice trigger action feel great in your hands and have an amazing range. I find my self placing the X4s more often then the same size C4 when climbing in Big and Little Cotton Wood Canyon. I highly recommend these to anyone looking for smaller size cams. They are worth the extra money. If you have any questions building your rack hit me up any time!

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on June 19, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: 34

I am in love with the stretch zion material. If it is climbing up rocks, or just going out around town these look great, feel great, and perform like champs. Well designed pockets with zippers for phones and such. I prefer the 12 inch inseam to protect the world from my man thigh. Don think just buy they are perfect. If you want a more casual version the brions are the same feel just less alpine inspired.

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on June 5, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: large

This piece is the equivalent of buying 3 baselayer tops in 1. First off merino is the fastest drying, stays warm when wet, and doesnt smell. I can wear this one baselayer on muti day treks without an issue (boxxers too). They use the highest quality merino with a super low diameter wool so it doesnt itch like the wool of old. Then they throw the mesh panel on the back which for me is a game changer with a pack on. Mons goes over the top making their pieces stylish as well passing the pub test. If you have any questions on Mons or want to learn more about the benefits of merino as a baselayer feel free to reach out!

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on May 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

so far so good with this cassette. Its amazing how different my bike climbs with the extra gearing. Installing this on a sram freehub body, and drivetrain was easy. I have a medium cage derailleur which doesn't have any problems getting around that 44t cog. As long as this holds up it is my solution to climbing but not running out of gears on the DH. I am only a few weeks into using it so feel free to reach out with questions and i will update this if anything changes .

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on May 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

so far so good with this cassette. Its amazing how different my bike climbs with the extra gearing. Installing this on a sram freehub body, and drivetrain was easy. I have a medium cage derailleur which doesn't have any problems getting around that 46t cog. As long as this holds up it is my solution to climbing but not running out of gears on the DH. I am only a few weeks into using it so feel free to reach out with questions and i will update this if anything changes .

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on April 24, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: large

So Patagonia finally got it right. A comfortable, basic looking bike short that performs. They also managed to create one of the best shammy's i have used to date. So far the best shorts for longer days in the saddle. The material is really durable for the amount of brethability which is another difficult part of designing a bike short. Finally sizing. Now Patagonia is a little wild on sizing but i would say they are true. I am 6 foot 185 pounds in a 34 waist . I am a huge biker and love helping people build clothing kits, bikes, or help in any way to keep you rolling. If anyone has questions feel free to give me a call or shoot me an email.

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on March 30, 2017

5 5

Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

This jacket is hands down the best touring midlayer i have ever used. Before that my go to would be the Atom but ever since our Arc rep stephen mentioned this had some tech built in making its warmth to breathability even better then the atom i was sold. The crimped material not only breathes better but also packs down a lot smaller. If you are looking for a step up from the atom with more technical ratings this is the piece. Although i use this for touring its built for climbing so fits accordingly. I got the medium and i should have gotten the large (6 foot 185lbs). My job is to make those mistakes so if you are in between sizes give me a call to chat about it or discuss any layer questions. My contact info is listed below!

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on March 21, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

After watching my buddy tear around on his 29er hightower i had to take one of the new plus hightowers out. I am really impressed with everything about this bike. Climbing in the trails around park city i felt endless amounts of grip. This did lower the bike a touch but still didn't feel like my cranks were in the ground using 175mm cranks. The VPP suspension as always is incredible but they really excelled on the geometry to really make this stable on both uphills and downhill. Add the 1x12 and you have one perfect quiver bike. If you have any questions on the buying process, sizing this bike, or wondering what options would be best for you i would be happy to chat anytime.

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on March 20, 2017

touring partner for life
5 5

Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: large

After hearing a raving review about this piece from a trusted customer i had to give it a try. This is a great alternative to a down mid layer or touring piece. It was a little thicker then expected so will be used on colder mornings but is incredibly comfortable and packs well. I got the large in this which fits me perfect and i am tall/skinny guy. If you have any questions please reach out to my contact information below!

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on February 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 185 lbs

why spend $500 on a watch when this nixon looks better? Have had nixon watches all my life. They are built to look great and to take a beating. The look of the leather is so rich and the face is simply perfect. I also had the chrono version which i loved as well.

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