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Parker Pirente

Parker Pirente

, Employee

Salt Lake City

Parker Pirente's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding

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Parker Pirentewrote a review of on December 6, 2018

4 5

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

This was my first time trying a pair of aggressive shoes as I am new to climbing this summer. I only got to use these doing a little bouldering outside for a few days but it was a good experience! The no edge technology is great for accuracy and the sensitivity allows the user to feel everything. They are very soft and aggressive so they are great for overhangs or smearing slabs. I found as a new climber I am not really into how aggressive these are and found them to be a little to big in the toe box for my feet. Great shoe if you are looking for a sensitive and aggressive shoe!

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Parker Pirentewrote a review of on December 6, 2018

4 5

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

If you are looking for a fairly inexpensive and solid casual snowshoe this is a great option! My use case was kind of unique for this snowshoe but I used this for early season snowboard touring. This was a fair compromise to a splitboard in my case as we had some early snow in October and a local resort had groomed a run underneath one of their lifts that allowed for those who want to earn their turns to head up and get an early start to their season. These worked out pretty good as they were large enough to fit my snowboard boots so I popped these on and my board on my backpack and headed up. They are very light so they were easy to move and the heel riser helped with the incline but since it is pretty thin and the sole of my boot being pretty soft it was not the most comfortable to hike up on. If you have a harder sole boot then this would not be an issue. The Boa system made it a breeze to get on and off and they were light enough to not cause any issues when they were strapped to my backpack on the way down. These are not going to be the best or most durable snowshoes but for the price and for a casual snowshoer I would recommend them for ease of use!

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Parker Pirentewrote a review of on December 6, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 230 lbs
Size Purchased: XXL

I tried out this jacket because I am a huge fan of my Arcteryx Atom LT, as most people are, and I wanted to see how this compared. This is really more comparable to the Atom AR but I don't own that. The Ventrix is warmer and not as breathable than the Atom LT which is to be expected but for the price it is a really solid option if you are looking to save a few bucks compared to the Arcteryx options. Also wanted to note that the fit is surprisingly slimmer than the Arcteryx Atom which I was not expecting. Still went with the same size but it is just a little slimmer. I wore this out to a soccer game for the main test in light rain and wind and it held up like a champ! The DWR was nice and not a drop seeped through and felt no draft from the wind! If you are looking for a layering piece I say go with the Atom LT but if you want just want to switch it up from everyone else its a great option!

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Parker Pirentewrote a review of on July 29, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 220 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

If you are looking at this right now, don't look at any other jackets and just buy this one. This has basically anything you would want in a snowboarding jacket and more! Nowdays there is a "stretch craze" with most clothing where most outdoor companies are throwing stretch material in just about all clothing and its amazing so why not throw that in snowboard jackets! I have found this to be super helpful actually because the jacket moves with you and doesn't hinder your riding at all. The fit is perfect, nice and relaxed and enough room to fit another layer under no problem but not to big to where it is super loose. It being gore tex is a huge bonus as well so you know it will keep you dry! To top it off there is integrated wrist gaiters to keep the snow out on those deep days! Highly recommend this jacket to any rider!

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Parker Pirentewrote a review of on July 29, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 220 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

I have evolved to only wearing chinos now and I have been rocking the Volcom Frickin Chino for years now. As soon as I discovered this "Comfort" version I had to jump on the train! These are my go to everyday wear pants because the stretch makes them so comfortable and versatile but still looking classy. The stretch waist band and the drawcord makes these super comfy and easy to drop the belt. One thing I have discovered is that the black colorway in these and the normal Frickin Chinos runs smaller than the other colors. Not sure why and it is kinda weird but just one thing I have noticed. I have gone with the same size in the different colors and have been fine but the black just fits smaller and tighter than the other colors.

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Parker Pirentewrote a review of on July 29, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been only wearing 5 panel hats for years now and this is probably the best fitting 5 panel I have! It is super simple and will go with just about anything and the new Goat logo is super subtle and simple. The fit is nice and not too shallow which is a big problem with a lot of 5 panel hats, especially if you have long hair. Sometimes you gotta fit that mop in there and some are just too shallow. If you are looking to get into 5 panels this is a great option because it is so simple! Now we just need more color options!

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Parker Pirentewrote a review of on July 29, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 220 lbs
Size Purchased: XXL

I find myself wearing this probably too much but I can't help myself to put on anything else but this when I wake up! This is for sure the softest shirt I have ever worn and I love the fit, weight, and feel. It is a fairly relaxed fit, which I like, but long and straight. It does have a drop tail which adds some style to the shirt and is perfect for just about anything. I have done just about anything from climbing to grabbing drinks with the squad in on the weekends in this shirt. I will probably be buying all colors and making this my go to shirt. I usually have to go with XXL in a lot of shirts because I like a more relaxed fit and This may be on the verge of being a little big. I will probably be getting an XL next to compare the sizes. So if you are in between I would go with the smaller size unless you like a loose fit!

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Parker Pirentewrote a review of on July 29, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have had a similar experience with this chalk ball as most other reviews. It is good size and holds a decent amount of chalk but I find that it does not give off as much as I would like. Its fine for bouldering when you are taking a time in between your sends but when on a sport wall I find myself taking more time than I would like to chalk up. Ill probably try out other options for my next chalk ball just to try the other options but this is solid for what it is.

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Parker Pirentewrote a review of on March 2, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Picked these up because I bought some racks second hand and did not have the keys to lock them. These are super easy to install and literally pop right in. I have to take away a star because the first pair I got were defective. One of the pins in the lock mechanism was missing and prevented it from locking, but the new ones work great!

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Parker Pirentewrote a review of on February 9, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you are looking for a perfect everyday glove from clearing snow off the car in the morning or gripping that cold steering wheel. They are warm for the the weight and the etip is very nice to use your phone while you are wearing them. These gloves are awesome gifts as well! They dont break the bank and they are a great all around glove!

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Parker Pirentewrote a review of on July 29, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These pupcups are awesome for you canine companion! It lives on you water bottle and barely even notice it is there. Fits Nalgene and the 32 oz HydroFlask very snug! That is also a small con is they are a little tough to get on and off when new but they soften up a little bit over time and make it easier. Makes a great gift for any dog owner!

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Parker Pirentewrote a review of on July 29, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

You can't go wrong with any HydroFlask! I find the 32 oz to be the perfect size for my everyday water bottle. Keeps drinks cold or hot for days and are super durable. They are a little too heavy for UL backpacking but are perfectly fine for hiking or daily use. The straw lid is a huge plus as well and are a lot easier than using the wide mouth. If you haven't already just buy it!

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Parker Pirentewrote a review of on July 3, 2017

4 5

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

This is my first pair of Birkenstocks and I was not disappointed. They take probably about a week of wear to break in fully but once they do they conform to your feet so well that I forget that I am wearing them. I may size down for my next pair as I have a slight amount of room in the toes and heel of the shoe but that's besides the point. Definitely pick some up for a great summer!

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