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Morgan Griffith

Morgan Griffith

Salt Lake City, UT

Morgan Griffith's Passions

Fly Fishing
Snowboarding
Surfing
Hiking & Camping

Morgan Griffith's Bio

Originally from Maryland, I moved to Utah in 2011. I attended the University of Utah and never found a reason to leave... Most of my outdoor activities revolve around fly fishing, floating rivers and camping but I enjoy desert trips, 4x4 expeditions, backpacking and snowboarding as well.

Morgan Griffith

Morgan Griffithwrote a review of on August 26, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Eureka Camp Cafe kit has stepped up the mornings around camp for everyone involved. Previously, we (I) was making cups of coffee at a time, whether we had 1/2 people or 4+. This kit is simple to use, roomy enough to keep my bag of coffee inside the pot and easy to clean. I've been using standard coffee filters because I had a bunch of them but a #2 coffee filter would work a little better. The finer the coffee grounds, the quicker the filter clogs with coffee sludge, nothing to do with the kit however. The Flux Ring seems to get water boiling faster than your average pot as well. Overall very happy with this kit!

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Morgan Griffithwrote a review of on July 17, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've used a couple different cots now, primarily from Travelchair and this one is by far the most comfortable I've used. I typically sleep on a pad on top of the cot but this eliminates the need for a pad altogether. The integrated pad seems to be durable and well built and adds that extra level of comfort we're all looking for. The taller legs allow for under-cot storage and are very simple to set up and break down. I have yet to really beat on the cot but cots don't typically get abused a whole lot so protecting the inflatable pad isn't a major concern. This is another winner from Travelchair. Elevate your sleeping experience with this cot, literally.

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Morgan Griffithwrote a review of on July 8, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

How much water do you need for a day of fishing, or kayaking, SUping or any other water based activity. How much water weight are you willing to carry while doing said activities? With the Mizu 360 Adventure Kit, you no longer have to worry about bringing water with you or carrying extra water weight around all day.

I primarily use this bottle while fishing but there have been multiple instances where this bottle has come in handy outside of the trout stream. The filter is easy to remove, clean and change out and with multiple different filter options, you can pick the best tool for the job. The Adventure filter is what I've been using so far and drinking water out of clean and dirty sources has caused me no issues. The bottle is pretty darn light weight when empty so I typically do not notice it's in my fishing pack until I need it as well.

Just a heads up, this is not an insulated bottle. You cannot put ice in it and expect it to last for hours and hours. This is not the intended purpose of this product.

Overall, I'm very happy with my Mizu filter bottles and I now have a couple that get shared while we're out and about on adventures. 9/10, would recommend.

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Morgan Griffithwrote a review of on June 3, 2019

5 5

I wanted to be a camping minimalist so badly but I've given in. Car camping or camping out of my boat is usually how it's done and this provides me the opportunity to bring the amenities. The Travelchair Sleeptite cot has changed my comfort level exponentially. I'm a side sleeper and this is so much better than any pad I've slept on. If it's warm out, I will use the cot without a pad and as cooler weather kicks in, a nice insulated pad keeps me warm and toasty. I generally use this on the ground, no tent, next to the fire for the ultimate ivew of the stars but it fits great in a two person tent as well. I'm hoping I can fit two of these, side by side in my van for an upcoming road trip too. If the meaurements look good, I will absolutely buy another one for my gal. Compact, lightweight and easy to assemble. Great product all around!

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Morgan Griffithwrote a review of on March 21, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Med

The Quailburn sweater was my first venture into non-layering pieces from Icebreaker and the comfort and quality is just what I expected. The merino wool is super soft and comfortable, the v-neck neckline keeps it classy and looks great on it's own or with a collared shirt beneath it. I'm 5'1"/165lbs and I grabbed the medium hoping it would fit closer to the image above. I find that the medium is a little snug for my taste and fits more like a baselayer should. I've been in between a medium and large for a long time, this is NOT an issue with the product, just personal preference. I will likely use this as more of a layering piece given the fit but it suspect it will work great for that purpose as well!

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Morgan Griffithwrote a review of on March 18, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm not much of a wine drinker but my girlfriend sure is! She was always trying to find the right wine glass for camping trips, tailgating and concerts and this fits her needs perfectly. The insulated glass keeps your white wine cool and your red wine from getting too warm on those mid summer outings and the 12oz capacity keeps your from running out too quickly. This was originally going to be used for camping but now it tags along whenever we're drinking wine outside of our home. The glass is durable and there's no worries about broken glass around camp (there's already enough of that out there) and the included lid keeps camp dust out of her beverages. If you're not a wine drinker, you can load this puppy up with any beverage of your choosing too. Happy hour on camping trips has improved with the addition of this stemless wine glass by Corkcicle!

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Morgan Griffithwrote a review of on March 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These Mitts were bought as a replacement for a previous paid of Dakine mitts that had run their course. I chose these based on two features; the leather palm and the extended cuff. I generally run the cuff of my glove under the sleeve of my jacket but because of the extended length on the gloves, you can easily cinch down the glove over the sleeve of your jacket for those deep days. I did not realize these gloves came with mitt liners, a pleasant surprise. There are very few gloves out there that don't make my hands sweat but the Gore-Tex breathable layer and the ability to remove the liner allows me to regulate as much as possible. Plus, the liner can be pulled out and washed which will be nice.

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Morgan Griffithwrote a review of on March 13, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Med

Wore this for the first time while snowboarding on a powder day. I generally expect to get sweaty while working through deep snow or traversing to get the next stash, not in this shirt. The day started off cold and this baselayer combined with a mid layer and a Gore-Tex shell kept me plenty warm and allowed for ultimate wicking. As with any moisture wicking apparel, the right layering is important. At no point throughout my day was I wet with sweat, or even damp. The wool was soft to the touch, not itchy and course like many wool layers, and its very lightweight. I'm 5'11, 165 and the medium fit great as a fitted layer. It was note as loose fitting as the image reflects, I'd feel right at home in large with a little extra wiggle room. This was my first Icebreaker piece of apparel, won't be the last!

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Morgan Griffithwrote a review of on March 5, 2019

Perfect for a Roof Top Tent
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I picked up one of these bags for my gal and I to use in our roof top tent. I didn't mind the synthetic insulation because we were never planning on packing this anywhere; it lives in the tent and never leaves the tent. There is plenty of room for the two of us and the blanket system is an awesome way for both of us to regulate separately. I cannot comment on the durability because I've only opened it up once and it's remained in the tent ever since but the zippers have worked well and the fabric has held up to dog paws and dirt. The one drawback I've found is if you're using the double bag by yourself when it's really cold. There just isn't enough body heat to warm the entire bag when I camped in temps below 32*. This is such a unique situation that I am not concerned and I will bring along my standard bag if this comes up again. Really enjoy using this bag and being able to snuggle up with my lady, she really enjoys it as well. Look at that face, she's definitely a happy camper and that makes me a happy camper.

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Morgan Griffithwrote a review of on February 19, 2019

Too Many Issues To Be Reliable
2 5

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

I've had this filter for a few years and I had never used it after my first use until this past weekend. First use was on a backpacking trip to the High Uintas, we camped by a lake with what I considered very clean water. The original filter lasted around 24 hours, as others have stated. We had a large group and this was meant to be our large supply of water, not the case. With no visible debri or dirt, the filter was inoperable very quickly. Fortunately, we had alternative pump options to get us through the trip. After returning from the trip, I contacted Katadyn and I was told they had issues with a batch of filters and that they'd send me a replacement. NEver touched it again until a yurt trip this past weekend. We used melted snow as our water supply and the filter worked well upon its first fill. Round 2, not so much. The filter immediately stopped worked upon my second fill and it was time to troubleshoot. Again, the water being filtered appeared very clean but I couldn't get a drip out of the hose, even when sucking on the hose, I could not pull water through the filter. What I found was there's a small grey tab (circled in the attached photo) where the hose connects to the bag, I removed the hose, drained the water out of the hose and reconnected the connector and the filter immediately worked again. There was no clog and no debri so I do not know what the issue was but the filter worked for the remainder of our trip. When it works, it works great, water flows pretty quickly and I am confident it's coming out clean. However, I have lost confidence in the filter and I would not rely on this product as my sole source of drinking water. Bring a backup or buy something else.

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Morgan Griffithwrote a review of on February 4, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been using one of these lamps for the last 6/8 months and it's become my go to lamp. The band is more comfortable than my other headlmaps because the weight is distributed front and rear vs. all up front on your forehead. This lamp bounces less and keeps the light where you want it. The lamp is BRIGHT, brighter than my BD Storm and a Petzl lamp I've used frequently. For the price, I think it's going to be tough to beat this headlamp and the solar/sustainability story behind the brand is something I can get behind, well done Biolite!

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Morgan Griffithwrote a review of on December 10, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

What else can I say about the Patagonia R1 hoody that hasn't already been said? I was in need of a midlayer to get rid of some more buly layers I have been using and this surpassed my expectations for warmth and weight. The waffle fleece lined interior is warm and soft and combined with a moisture wicking baselayer, kept me totally dry from the beginning to the end of my day. The thumb loops are a nice feature because my jacket doesn't have the wrist gaiters with loops, these do a great job of keeping the snow out of my gloves when I take a digger. I am 5'11 and pretty lanky (usually right between a M and L) so I bought the Large after reading this was a slimmer fit. The fit is perfect but sleeves and waist are a little long. I would have found the Medium to be too snug for my taste so I can live with the sleeve/waist length. This piece allows me to forgo the facemask on cold days by zipping all the way up and wearing the hood with a beanie over top. Looking forward to using the R1 while fishing as well! Solid piece, nice colors and I don't mind the fit at all.

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Morgan Griffithwrote a review of on December 6, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These tape kits are great, they come with everything you need to wrap that new build or that vintage Cannondale you (I) saved from the trash. The tape itself is wide and come with a sticky tape on the back that helps position it and keep it in place as you wrap the bars. No tape will survive a crash without tears but for general use, I've found it to be plenty durable and easy to clean. The kit comes with bar end caps as well as branded electrical tape for finishing off your wrap job cleanly. I suggest hitting the edge of the black tape with a little superglue for added durability. Match the color of your bike or get funky with the variety of colors offered. This is my go to tape for sure.

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Morgan Griffithwrote a review of on December 6, 2018

5 5

I've had a flash stove for a few years now and I bought it with the intention of using as a backpacking stove. Like many, I do not backpack as much as I'd like to but the stove has served it's purpose when making coffee and dehydrated meals while keeping things relatively lightweight. I've used this stove more frequently on car camping or river trips as my go to water boiler for coffee. It boils water at a rapid pace and has me drinking coffee before the rest of the crew wakes up. It doesn't boil a ton of water so you won't be preparing coffee for 30 people but for a couple people using a pour over, perfection. The color changing indicator on the side of the pot no longer works but it's not hard to tell when water is boiling. Love it so much, I just bought one as gift. Gamechanger!

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Morgan Griffithwrote a review of on December 6, 2018

Great For Casual Bikers
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My name isn't Lance, my bike costs less than my car and I don't ride centuries... These tires are affordable and they seem to hold up to my casual cycling needs. They seat well on my 1992 Mavic MA2 wheels and they seem to have good grip on asphalt, concrete, packed dirt and most everywhere else I might end up. They aren't fancy looking and I got them both on sale for less than one race tire. This is my second set of Vittorias, and for my needs, these are perfect.

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Morgan Griffithwrote a review of on December 6, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

They're tubes, they hold air, what more can I say. They've held up to biking to the bar, riding local paved trailways and the periodic gravel run. Valve stems seem to be sturdy and high quality as well. We'll see how long they last. So far, so good.

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Morgan Griffithwrote a review of on December 3, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I absolutely love this board, period. This was my first Rome board and not know much about the brand/boards left me a little skeptical. I was originally going to get the super short swallow tail but this appeared to be a more versatile board. I was previously riding a 160cm Salomon Sick Stick from a few years ago and the Rome Powder Division 157 Moon Tail is a completely different board. My local resort is reporting 48" in the last 7 days so I had the opportunity to ride this board in a couple inches of freshly groomed snow as well as waist deep pow and everything in between. This is now my go-to Pow Board and maybe even my go to all mountain board. I feel like the board is more nimble and agile in the trees and I can throw the tail of the board around a lot easier when slashing or navigating tight snake runs. The nose is wide and the board is plenty powerful enough for straight lining at high speed or ripping big turns in open bowls. For what it's worth, I crushed a rock dropping a cliff and the board held it's own, definitely expected a core shot but I lucked out with no major damage, not even P-Tex worthy. Carving on the groomers felt nice and smooth with no chatter or instability at speed. I might have to pick up a second 157 just to have a backup when this board is no longer available!. Highly recommended and well rounded!

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Morgan Griffithwrote a review of on November 20, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I had the opportunity to ride this board at a local demo and coming from a Salomon Sick Stick (160), I knew I would like this board. I rode the 158cm with a set of Salomon bindings (which I ride already). With a set back stance and a wide nose, this would make for a great pow board but we weren't so lucky with our conditions. If you still have the itch to carve when there's no fresh snow, don't fret, it handles fresh corduroy just as well. I did notice when we got off the freshly groomed trails and into the chunder the board felt a little too soft and squirrely at high speeds. If you're trying to set your personal best top speed, you're likely on a well groomed trail anyway so I have no concerns there. Aesthetically, I prefer simple boards, the bamboo looking top sheet and the plain black base was right up my alley, you can always deck it out in stickers if you need a little more flair. If you're a relocated surfer or just trying to get your soul-carve on, this board might just be the one for you.

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Morgan Griffithwrote a review of on October 15, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've used this little towel a handful of times now and it's been a great addition on river trips and my bike bag. The picture doesn't show how small the towel and it's case packs down. The towel itself is a little small but you don't really need much more. Large enough to wrap around your waist after swimming and absorbent enough to dry you or your dog. I have also brought this towel to work for after bike ride, pre work showers. It dries quickly, fits in my bag and is just enough towel to get the job done. An underrated piece of gear for sure!

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Morgan Griffithwrote a review of on September 25, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had my previous blanket stolen at a concert so I decided to try something different. I picked this blanket because it can play double duty. It's been great for concerts and lawn seat but where it really shines is around the fire at camp. I love the fact that this is a queen size blanket but it can be folded in half and used as a warm weather sleeping bag or an overbag. The toggle buttons down the side won't keep drafts out but when slipped over another sleeping bag additional warmth is provided. This blanket completes my cot camping system as well as my warm weather camping system. Love this purchase!

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