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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

Park City

Kevin Smith's Passions

Biking
Skiing
Surfing

Kevin Smith's Bio

I've lived in Park City for the past 10 years. I mountain bike as much as I can in the summer. In the winter, I ski in town at PCMR, and head to Snowbird/Alta when it snows.

I work for Backcountry as a Software Engineer..

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smithwrote a review of on March 10, 2015

5 5

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

Great toe design minimizing the wear the leather takes on the front end. I work behind a desk but often get out on snow, and this boot's style and tread is a great compromise for these needs. Looking forward to many years in these shit kickers!

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smithwrote a review of on March 4, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I've gotten quite a few compliments on this shirt, and I'm loving it so far. It's super comfortable, and the fit is right on for me. I have the Vanilla Bell Plaid color, and the picture is accurate on the coloring.

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smithwrote a review of on February 18, 2015

Bombproof
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I've had these pants for 2 months now, and they are the best purchase I made this year. With it being such a warm winter, I've skied them in everything from waist deep pow to rain, and I never had to worry about getting wet.

The shell is perfect for any conditions because you can regulate your temperature so easily. The side zips give you massive vents when you need them, and the inner leg vents work in most situations when you need to cool off on the lift.

With normal Utah skiing temps between 20-35F, I wear a thin base layer and a merino layer over that. If the temps drop into the teens or single digits, I go with a base layer and a thicker fleece pant, then these shells. They have zero insulation, so even on warm days I wear a thin base layer.

The fit in the waist is perfect for me because I usually wear multiple layers underneath. I normally wear a size 31 pant. The fit is a little on the bigger side compared to ski brands like Arcteryx, but these are cut smaller than most of my other pants from Oakley or Volcom.

I have the Brick color, and they are pretty much red. Much more red in color than what is shown on this page.

You can't see the pants in this picture, but they are under that waist-deep pow, keeping me warm and dry!

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smithwrote a review of on December 10, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I recently mounted these on a pair of Armada JJ 2.0's, and they have been perfect so far. I have always been a fan of the Look Pivot design, but at 150lbs, I don't need the 18 (or even 14) DIN version. This lighter-weight binding gives me everything I need, at a much lower price point.

If you want the legendary Pivot design, and are a lighter-weight rider or someone that doesn't need a DIN above 11, this binding is a no-brainer. It's the binding I always hoped Look would make.

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smithwrote a review of on December 10, 2014

Most comfortable helmet I've owned
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have ridden about 5 days in this helmet so far, and I love it. I have owned a lot of helmets over the years, and this K2 Diversion is by far the most comfortable.

This helmet is lower profile than my old Smith Variant, and the vents are easier to use. I'm not a big fan of audio helmets, so I just removed the headphones and the internal cord. The ear pads are much more comfortable without those hard plastic pieces in there.

The fit is perfect with my Oakley Crowbar goggles, and it has a very good fit with my Smith IO's.

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smithwrote a review of on November 10, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

These are some high quality pants. I love that the material has some stretch to it, which makes them super comfortable for working in all day. The NanoSphere coating repels water and stains, and it actually works!

I am normally a 31" length, so I tried both the 32" and 30" lengths. The 30" was definitely too short, so if you are between sizes, I would say go up on the length.

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Kevin Smithwrote a review of on October 27, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small

Whenever these are sitting by the front door, I always grab them as my first choice before heading out. They are super comfortable, and very versatile. I like flattening the back down, and wearing them with your heal exposed.

At first, the fit was pretty tight, but they are breaking in nicely. However, I still wish I would have went with one size bigger. If you are normally a half size in a regular shoe, I would suggest sizing up.

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Kevin Smithwrote a review of on October 21, 2014

Keeps crocodiles away, fit is small
4 5

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

I picked up this rashguard for a recent trip to Costa Rica. It performed as expected, and was super comfortable in the water. We were surfing in the rainy season, which also coincides with a very active time for crocodiles, but we made it through the week safely with all of our appendages. I think the crocs were intimidated by the bright blue color and large Hurley logo on my shoulder, but I could be mistaken.

I am 5'10, 155lbs, and the medium fit me really snug, like skin-tight. If I had more time before my trip I definitely would have exchanged for a large..

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smithwrote a review of on February 11, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the most comfortable hat I own. I have it in a couple different colors, and it's my go-to for wearing around town or indoors. The material is super soft, and it packs down small in your pocket.

Like the other reviews said below, the fit is loose, but that's what I was looking for in a casual hat. Solid work Discrete.

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Kevin Smithwrote a review of on January 24, 2014

versatility
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I carry this buff with me every time I go skiing. It's lightweight and folds up into a small pocket. Whenever I need it, it's there. Fits great under a helmet to keep your dome warm, and keeps your face warmer when the wind picks up. If the temps really drop I'll switch to something more windproof, but this works great for 90% of the time I'm in the mountains. It's cheap, and you will always be stoked when you realize you have it tucked into your pocket.

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smithwrote a review of on December 31, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had the I/O for 2 years now. I used Oakley exclusively for the 7 years before that, but I have officially switched to Smith. The I/O is a great frame, and changing lenses takes less than 30 seconds. My most used lenses are the Blue Sensor and the Red Mirror Sol-X. The Blue Sensor Mirror is incredible for low-light storm days, and the Red Mirror looks awesome on bluebird days. Pack one frame and a few lenses, and you will always be prepared for changing light conditions.

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smithwrote a review of on December 20, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have been searching for a great all-mountain ski for the past few years, and I finally found it. Living in Utah, I was looking for something between 100-105 underfoot. I wanted a fun ski that would be at home skiing trees, bumps, groomers, crud and powder for days with less than 6" of fresh. The Helix lives up to this task.

I have 3 days on the Helix so far, and they have all been laugh out loud fun. The bamboo core gives this ski a liveliness that you won't find with other types of wood. I find myself launching off kickers and bumps with a lot more height and energy. They are stiff enough to hold an edge on slick groomers, and the small amount of rocker means the tips aren't flapping. I find myself skiing faster on the Helix because they feel so stable in all conditions.

The bamboo core also means you need to stay on top of these skis. They are not friendly if you get back-seat. Ski them fast and forward and you will have a blast.

If you are looking for a daily driver that can do it all while putting a smile on your face every run, check out the Helix. Liberty did it right with this one.

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smithwrote a review of on December 12, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

Yesterday I was telling my wife that these may be the most comfortable pair of boots I've ever owned. Seriously. It takes about a week to break these in, but they have softened up nicely, and I've been wearing them all day, every day. They held up well through the last snow we had, and I was definitely appreciating that I got the waterproof version. The construction is solid, and I expect to have these for quite a few years, just like my Chrome bag. They're pricey, but totally worth it in.

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Kevin Smithwrote a review of on November 26, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

Nothing beats a good merino base layer, and Stoic got it right with this one. I've worn these for a few early-season days so far and they keep me warm without any scratchiness. I ended up lounging in them all day after skiing last week, because they are so comfortable. They are thinner than some older HH base layers I have, but these seem to keep me just as warm. I'll be picking up another pair soon.

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