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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

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on December 25, 2017

artwork/incredible snowboard
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This snowboard is a sports car if i had to describe it. The gonz graphic is so sweet looking and the board is so much fun. As soon as i got on this board it wanted to go fast. Its got a lot of snap in the directional camber shape. I was super impressed with how quick out of turns and easy to ollie this board. It makes sense why danny davis rides this in the pipe. I got this board a little shorter than i usually like (5 foot 11 on 157cm) but super impressed with the powder performance as well. Its shape is really fun and playful.. One thing is the board is narrow for a quick edge to edge. I would say if you have a 10.5 and bigger to look into a wide of this board. If you have any questions feel free to reach out!

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on December 12, 2017

ultra warm, ultra light
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

They did it. This synthetic piece feels on par with all my down pieces and honestly warmer. I was shocked once i got to test this on the mountain. It also packs down into its own pocket super small making it a contender as my mid layer touring this season. The new 3m insulation is truly the best in the synthetic world. Fit on this is fairly relaxed with plenty of stretch upwards for climbing. If you have any questions, need advice, or just want to chat more about this piece feel free to reach out.

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on December 11, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was extremely excited to hear hestra made a ski glove without a powdercuff and removable liner as i use hand gaiters. These gloves were the solution as the liner makes them warmer than the fall lines and no powdercuff. Hestra didn't skip out on the tech with this glove even though its cheaper than the heli. I was surprised how durable and soft the polyester melange stretch fabric is on the top of the hand. They use the Army goat leather which is extremely durable if you properly maintain them. Let me know if you have any questions or if you want to chat more about Hestra Gloves!

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on November 26, 2017

the best pow board/carver
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got the opportunity to ride the rossignol sushi last season in the extremely deep conditions we faced and i gotta say this shape is incredible. Its short, snappy, and powerful. It has an absolutely mind bendingly large nose that floats like a champ and is surprisingly easy to roll edge to egde. It tapers back to a pin tail that sinks with ease. Now the surprising part of this 145cm board is how much fun it is to carve hardpack. It rides much bigger. Its xavier de le rue's pro model so not only powerful but the camber is very snappy and board loves getting on edge. Finally rossignol threw a top end sintered base on this that flys. For the money this is the best pow board you can buy and an absolute blast on the hill. If you are going on a trip out west or to japan you need this board. If you have questions feel free to give me a call or shoot me an email jumorgan@backcountry.com

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on November 21, 2017

perfect blend
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have had one pair of Union forces swapping between all my decks for the past 2 seasons. These are truly 100+ day season bindings.From pressing rails to riding all mountain i find these bindings the perfect blend of forgiving and responsive. They use magnesium buckles which are super light but more durable than aluminum. The highback is tapered towards the top allowing you to really lean into this binding. Finally the aluminum heel cup provides a super responsive stiff feel carving. Overall this binding you get a big bang for your buck. If you have any questions feel free to shoot me an email or call!

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on October 31, 2017

Awesome resort pants
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used this pants in bounds and on big pow days touring last season and loved them. I find the 2 layer gore to be a little less breathable making lift rides, and storm days a bit better. The construction on these is awesome for the price. They work super well, and matched with the jacket this kit is sweet looking as well. I am usually on the line between medium and large and i went large as i like my gear a little looser (5 foot 11, 180lbs). If you have any questions feel free to give me a call!

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on October 6, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Was looking for a comfortable pair of joggers and stumbled upon these. The fit of these are awesome. They sit right on the hip and for me at least the ankles and calfs were perfect. The style of these is to be tight around that lower leg which these fit just right which i was hesitant reading the other review. The material they choose here are super comfortable, soft, and warm. The outer fabric seems pretty durable as well if you are wearing them out. I also liked the internal zipper pocket for phones, keys that usually would fall out. Overall for what i was expecting i am super happy with these pants.

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on October 6, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Been wearing this shirt for the past few weeks since the temperatures have started dropping. I was super happy to find something casual i can wear around but also take it on the bike trails. It is quick drying when gets a little wet from sweat and super warm on the ride down. This poly cotton blend has a great stretch, and feel on the body. The fit is fairly true to size as i went with a medium and am usually on the fence between M/L.

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on October 4, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

needed a jacket moving into fall/wainter i could wear around town and to work. This is the ticket! The internal liner feels awesome, and the insulation is really warm. Overall this jacket feels bomber and cant wait to wear it more!

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on September 29, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

I think i may have a new favorite flannel. The weight, and quality seems spot on. Its really warm and comfortable shirt thats perfect for walking around in the fall or with a jacket in the winter. One thing i didn't expect for it to be so functional as it is pretty breathable and dries quick so its perfect for fall hikes. They did a great job getting the fit right as i usually fall right between the medium large line. I went with a medium on this piece and am really happy as usually i have to get larges which are much baggier or too long in the arms. if you have any questions on this piece or need any advice i am always around to chat!

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Justin Morganwrote a review of on August 23, 2017

5 5

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

Nothing better then this belt from kavu. I needed a belt like this for climbing and mountaineering. The added bottle opener for summit beers, and successful missions is a nice touch. Durability on this belt is crazy as its bomber. Love these guys from Kavu making awesome looking and performing products.

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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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