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Lukas Robertson

Lukas Robertson

, Gearhead

Salt Lake City, Utah

Lukas Robertson's Passions

Yoga
Surfing
Skiing
Snowshoeing
Climbing
Hiking & Camping
Biking
Paddling

Lukas Robertson's Bio

Yoyo!! I grew up in the almighty Wasatch Range which inspired my obsession with all things mountain and desert. Skiing Utah's deep white gold and gripping the slick rock out in Moab have proved to always keep me stoked, while college in Cali taught me how to find my zen in the ocean and inner peace on the Yoga mat. As an avid outdoorsman I strive to maintain one mantra that blankets all others; KEEP THE STOKE ALIVE!!!

Lukas Robertson

Lukas Robertsonwrote a review of on December 13, 2019

Dapper, Dynamic, and Rugged
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Backcountry dopp kit is my first and last purchase of a Toiletries organizer. A must have for any traveler who appreciates the simple joy of organized traveling. The dopp kit fits all of my toiletries, supplements, and even a few trinkets.

My favorite feature of the BC dapp kit is all of its pockets. I used to use a 1 gallon Ziplock when traveling from place to place, which led to a luck of the draw system or full dump out when I I needed to floss or put on some deodorant before a big day. Now I can sort my groomers, CBD, mini shampoos, Vitamins, creams, deodorant and more into separate pockets (See Picture). IT IS AWESOMEEE!!

One exclaimer to other electric toothbrush users: I did have to remove the toothbrush head to get my toothbrush in the toothbrush pocket. This is the best incentive I have ever had to keep that inner, uncharted, and scary-to-look-in electric toothbrush body clean (If you know, you know)!

It is also worth noting how durable this little kit is both inside and out. The outside face fabric is rugged and durable while the inside zippers and mesh material feel like they could support the weight of just about anything I throw in it. I have had this for about a month now and can see it lasting for at least another 20 years. A one and done purchase.

Overall, I love the organization that the dapp kit has brought to my traveling experiences and will continue to use this durable little organizer on all of my future adventures. 5/5.

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Lukas Robertsonwrote a review of on December 12, 2019

Best Cold Weather Hunting Pant
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I am basing this review off of a 2 day elk hunting trip I took up in the Uinta Mountain Range in Utah wearing only these pants. In the freezing cold 4AM mornings (10 degrees F, No Sun, and A bit windy) I wore only these pants and a pair of Real Tree Long Johns and my legs were not cold in the slightest. The top of my body even under 5 layers of gore tex and wool was freezing. +1 for the warmth.

As the days transitioned and the sun rose over head, bringing the temperature to the mid thirties with sun, I had to shed all 3 of my 5 top layers because I was heating up. After all we put in one 7 mile day and another 12 mile day. My muscles were burning but my legs stayed the exact same perfect temperature throughout the entire day. Whether I was walking up a mountain face or posted calling in Elk. I could feel this pants breathe when I needed them to and it made all the difference. This is +2 for breathing when I needed to cool down and keeping the heat in when I needed it.

Trudging on through the bushes I caught the pants several times on surrounding branches, one time pretty hard as I we were almost running down a slope to get into position. Not a rip or scuff in sight. I would rate these pants as incredibly durable, +1.

Lastly, I'll talk briefly about features. These pants come with all the pockets you need to stay not only prepared but organized as well. 2 side and 1 phone. The cinches on the ankle cuffs kept the water out when I stepped in deep puddles. My only slight issue is with the adjustment belt that comes attached. I am 6'2 with a 33 waist so I needed the large for height but needed the waist kept tight so they would stay up. Throughout the day I did have to constantly re-tighten the belt which got a bit annoying but not a deal breaker at all. +.9 for features.

Overall: These pants outperformed all of my expectations. Extremely warm, yet breathable. Durable against nature and its forces. And lastly, equipped with just the right features to distinguish them from other brands. My score 4.9/5.

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Lukas Robertsonwrote a review of on October 30, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Before putting this jacket on I can say with confidence that I have never tried on anything quite like the Stretch Nano Storm (SNS). On the inside you have an incredibly soft layer of Nylon that makes you want to wear this jacket all the time with only a short sleeve. Well with this jacket, you can. The SNS kept me plenty warm in weather up to 20 degrees with nothing but a teeshirt. One of my favorite features of this jacket is the interior pocket system. Having two easy access pockets that can easily store gloves, wallet, keys, or dog treats in a flash is ideal for those who like to have it all right there. When the wind came a howlin this jacket held up extremely well, however this is where I dock my star. Not because the wind protection ability (which is fantastic), but because of the difficulty zipping the zipper fully over my face with a single hand, from neck to nose. This may sound nitpicky, however, you might find yourself in a situation where you being harassed by the tradewinds with one hand to zip up your collar while the other remains trapped by necessity and the zipper snags leaving your face exposed to the wrath of mother nature. I could of went with the XL just to get some extra length on the sleeves and shoulders but the stretch material is so comfortable that I barley noticed the slightly too small fit (this is my fault though). The chest pockets not only add style but add a large amount of packing room into the jacket. I haven't used the exterior side pockets to warm my hands but they too have a bunch of packing room. The hood on this jacket is a perfect extension of the jacket's warmth and the nylon comfort material. Lastly, this jacket is the perfect weight. Durable but stow-able. An SNS could easily be any mountain dweller's take everywhere jacket.

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Lukas Robertsonwrote a review of on October 29, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I'm going to preface this review by letting everybody know that I DO NOT RUN. Yeah I know, but here is a new perspective for those who stumble across this treasure. So if I don't run why did I get the Airshed? Simple: I am a comfort connoisseur and I despise getting blasted by the wind. I must say my expectations for this paper light jacket keeping me warm were extremely extremely low. How could a jacket that I could SEE THROUGH offer me any type of elemental protection. However, upon wearing this jacket both under hoodies and by itself in the frigid Utah wind, I gained a new found respect for runner clothing because this Jacket literally brick walled the wind. Nada. I will not be surprised when this tech goes as mainstream as the jogger. Although I haven't yet, I am very excited to take this jacket touring up in the mountains where it will act as my lightweight wind-stopping packable companion. I honestly loved the fit as well because I have broad shoulders and most Patagonia Larges make me feel like Randy from a Christmas Story, but THIS ONE DIDN'T :). Total freedom. The only downside could be to snag this thing on a tree and rip it because it is so thin.
Overall: I am obsessed with how comfortable this jacket is and how it can serve as your windproof layer under a hoodie or on a Touring Expo.

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Lukas Robertsonwrote a review of on October 29, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: 11

Kudos to the Ontario 85 for proving that a boot can have both an initially comfortable feel (minimal to no break in needed) and can provide long lasting comfort on 10 mile hikes. This boot is perfect for anyone looking for a dependable hiking shoe (I would't take this backpacking) that accommodates a relatively wide foot. Although these boots are wide they do run a bit short compared to other brands such as Solomon (I wear a 10) and Vasque (10.5). To gain some perspective, I wear a Vans street-shoe in an 11 with some room. The Vibram soles provide that nice cush while still gripping like a spider. My one issue was that my feet did get a bit hot indoors, so if you are looking for a summer hiking boot, this may not be the best choice (I prefer Chacos). This boot is also extremely easy to take on and off because there are only one set of lace-hooks which is a huge plus to person who doesn't have time to fully lace up a boot every time they want to go out in them. Overall: I love this boot. The Ontario 85 will undoubtedly have your feet warm and dry all winter without sacrificing traction and comfort, providing that comfort to wear day in and day out.

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Lukas Robertsonwrote a review of on October 23, 2019

Super Jacket
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

The Thermoball Super is truly a super jacket. It will keep you and your phone super warm as the chest pocket is made under the insulation. Perfect for the freezing weather because of the burly design and heavy thermal insulation. The two cinches can help adjust the waistline if you feel any of Mr. Winter's elements giving you a cold surprise. Fully zipped up you feel like there's no blizzard you can't handle in the Thermoball Super. It's not super-heavy but still heavier than your average synthetic and doesn't pack super small for touring. Paired with a Gore-Tex shell for protection, I am extremely confident that I will not get cold on the 5 degree windy days on the mountain!

Overall: This is your keep-me-warm-no-questions-asked jacket. A large would have provided a more fitted hood and sleeve, but the XL will still serve its purpose!

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Lukas Robertsonwrote a review of on October 20, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

As the title suggests I had absolutely no clue this jacket wasn't down when I first tried it on. This jacket is just as light as, and in some cases lighter, some of the true down options out there (ie. Marmot Highlander) AND offers you the much desired rain protection you crave during those brisk Fall Showers (curtesy of the 3M Thinsulate technology). Side note: if you would rather pass on taking it out in the rain, it fits PERFECTLY under the Marmot Minimalist jacket.

In terms of warmth this jacket compares to a 700-800 fill down jacket, IT'S TOASTY. I have not gotten the chance to take it out in the winter conditions but for the 20 degree no sun morning windshield scraping I have yet to get remotely cold.

This leads me to my favorite feature of the jacket and the reason why I choose it over several of my other jackets on hikes and during the morning scraping; it is EXTREMELY versatile. When I'm scraping, reaching to grab a rock, or even giving a hug this jacket stays put. No riding up or hinderance in movement. The Angel-Wing movement is no joke ladies and gentlemen. Once you experience it you'll never forget how amazing it really is....ever.

The pocket game on this jacket is simple but effective. The exterior chest pocket is under the insulation so your phone won't go into cold glitch mode and you can turn either pocket inside out and stuff the jacket into it for quick packability/storage.

Lastly, I'll talk quickly about fit. This jacket is made for athletic builds and you will likely need to size up if you have a little beer baby, that's just how it be. I like my stuff a little bigger, it's just my style, I AM NOT NORMAL, maybe I want to be prepared for a beer belly, who know. If you have the same specs as me I would get a Large for a fitted look. However, if you happen to be an oddball, like myself, and want something a little bigger the waist cinch will keep the snow out and the heat in!

My only fear is that if this jacket snagged on something sharp it might rip easier than other jackets, as the top layer seems a bit thin.

Overall, I think this jacket is a testament to advancement in synthetic technology and might just maybe out perform your typical down jacket!

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