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Michael Stevens

Michael Stevens

North Salt Lake

Michael Stevens's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Biking
Skiing
Paddling

Michael Stevens

Michael Stevenswrote a review of on May 5, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 2' 9"
Weight: 22 lbs

So I'll be honest, my wife loves this jacket on our kid. So much so she had me buy on in the next size up so he can benefit from the jacket twice as long. I'm not going to comment on fit because my son has a short torso and arms so this jacket seems to be made to fit him, but may cause issues for others.

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Michael Stevens

Michael Stevenswrote a review of on May 5, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 200 lbs
Size Purchased: 10

I'll be honest this is my first pair of hiking boots because normally I buy hiking shoes since I'm not usually doing more than day hikes. When I made the purchase I really had three things in mind I needed out of this boot. The first was breathability. The main reason I avoid boots of any sort is because they don't allow my feet to breath, in which case my feet heat up while I'm out and about and I'm generally miserable until I can get home and rip them off. These boots however did a great job of keeping my feet cool, but with one caveat I noticed that you have to be moving for them to continually vent. The second, was support. They have this really nice feature in the heal that help give you leverage as you are walking and acts almost as a spring to help you push off, which at first feels a bit odd, but by 5 minutes in you don't even notice the awkward pressure on your heal. Third was grip, lets face it that any hiking boot that doesn't do this probably shouldn't be a hiking boot and this boot did not disappoint.

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Michael Stevens

Michael Stevenswrote a review of on April 28, 2016

5 5

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

I have to admit that I am really impressed with how quick and easy the process of cleaning the water really is. Compared to having to prime and pump by hand if you are really thirsty this cuts prep time down by a least a couple minutes. Just for fun (although I don't recommend it if you value the lifespan of your filter), we put some dirt into the cup just to see how clear the filter really would make the water, and I'm not going to lie it was pretty dang clear. Did this experiment with a couple of my friends around and now I've sold at least two of them on getting one for themselves.

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Michael Stevens

Michael Stevenswrote a review of on January 4, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 195 lbs

I buy plenty of jackets. More than I even need to be honest and I am always looking for a jacket with the perfect fit. I judge fit based on a couple things: Length on my torso, fit around my chest & waist, and fit & length of the sleeves on my arms. I would say that I was satisfied with pretty the first two, but the sleeve fit felt baggy. Even though this one point was off it is a decent coat and it definitely will keep you warm in fall and late spring.

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Michael Stevens

Michael Stevenswrote a review of on January 4, 2016

4 5

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

I bought this helmet for my son after he got in a pretty bad crash. The previous helmet he had was just a cheap one purchased from the store, so I wanted to get him something that was quality, but not to expensive. For the price I am actually very satisfied with my purchase so far and the fit seems to be just about right for his medium sized head, but again my primarily reason for purchasing it was protection and the quality seems to indicate it will do it's job in a crash.

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Michael Stevens

Michael Stevenswrote a review of on January 4, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 195 lbs

I love the quality and warmth that stance socks provide. I'm so impressed with the quality that when I buy a pair now I am no longer concerned about fit or warmth but primarily make my purchases off the design on the sock. This is great because they have a lot of awesome designs and I can purchase them over and over again without having to worry about size & fit from one pair to the next.

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Michael Stevens

Michael Stevenswrote a review of on January 4, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 195 lbs
Size Purchased: Extra Large

I love the quality and warmth that stance socks provide. I'm so impressed with the quality that when I buy a pair now I am no longer concerned about fit or warmth but primarily make my purchases off the design on the sock. This is great because they have a lot of awesome designs and I can purchase them over and over again without having to worry about size & fit from one pair to the next.

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Michael Stevens

Michael Stevenswrote a review of on November 18, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Like I said in the title I purchased one, loved it so much that I bought another for my son. They are super helpful around the camp with you need to work with your hands to get a fire started or when you are setting up camp. They are super lightweight and run on convenient AAA batteries which are much easier to switch out then those ones that run off the watch type batteries, so far I have used them for lots of hours and have yet to replace the batteries once in over a year.

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Michael Stevens

Michael Stevenswrote a review of on November 18, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I go camping at least once a month during the warm season of the year and I have found this super helpful to just keep in my pack year round. Last June it came really in handy because I forgot to bring matches and it only took us about 20 minutes with the flint & steel to get a fire going and roaring. My only disappointment is that the pack doesn't come with some sort of water proof matches, which could be really handy in emergency situations.

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Michael Stevens

Michael Stevenswrote a review of on November 18, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 205 lbs

So I have purchased this style & brand several times for my son, he love the look & style of these shoes and always wants a different pair. He is hard on his shoes, but they last about as long as any shoe that would when pitted against an active 11 year old. We purchased the Frost Gray/Brilliant Blue color which is great for casual wear but doesn't look to shabby with in the casual dress up either.

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Michael Stevens

Michael Stevenswrote a review of on April 8, 2015

5 5

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

Typically I don't vary too much in the type of shoes I buy, so I was worried about if I would like these shoes or not. However once I got them, I loved them so much I had to get another pair. Be mindful these aren't the type of shoes you want to be standing in all day. They don't have much padding on the bottom, but fit snuggly and look great. I loved them so much I bought a second pair to hold onto for when these are no longer available.

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Michael Stevens

Michael Stevenswrote a review of on May 1, 2014

5 5

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

I bought these water shoes for my wife because she really needed a new pair and she liked the style of these. What we found out that was cool about them was that they have a sole to the shoe that allows water to escape out the bottom and when you walk it actually acts like a pump pushing the water out. She loves them and they dry super fast.

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