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Paul Quigley

Paul Quigley

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Paul Quigley's Passions

Biking
Skiing
Hiking & Camping

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Paul Quigleywrote a review of on October 15, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I tried this tent out on a recent trip to Moab and was very impressed. For myself and my 40lb dog, we had plenty of space for a decent size sleeping pad and some gear. The tent pole structure makes it feel bigger than it is when your inside and it has plenty of storage pockets. For one person its great but if youre just car camping with two people, you may want to bump up to the Marmot limelight 3P tent.

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Paul Quigleywrote a review of on October 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

These are great shorts for anybody looking for a durable pair of shorts that will last. The DWR coating is great for riding wet trails and keeps the spray from your rear tire from soaking through. The mediums fall just about mid knee cap and fit great with my knee pads. I was impressed with the breathability of the shorts as well after long days in the saddle.

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Paul Quigleywrote a review of on September 26, 2019

2 5

I've used this pump a decent amount of times now between my bikes and some buddies bikes. I give it about a 1 out of 5 chance that it will actually seat a tire. It's frustrating pumping up the chamber again and again and not getting that satisfying pop sound. I've owned plenty of other quality Blackburn products that I have been very happy with but this is an exception. I havent had great luck with some other brands chamber pumps either so I would recommend just spending your money on a compressor.

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Paul Quigleywrote a review of on September 16, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've used this pad for plenty of shuttle laps and it works great. The material is burly and protective so I don't worry about any frame damage. The velcro straps are perfectly placed to space bikes.

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Paul Quigleywrote a review of on September 10, 2019

5 5

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

I took this cot out for a weekend car camping trip and was very impressed. As a side sleeper, I always wake up a bit sore after a night in the tent. I ended up putting my sleeping pad on top of the cot and slept like a baby.

Super easy to set up and packs down small.

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Paul Quigleywrote a review of on August 23, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've been using the Roam for a few weeks now and I couldn't be happier. My main use is for mountain biking and I was blown away by the turn by turn directions on the trails. No longer are the days of planning out a big route only to stop at every intersection to pull out my phone and look at Trailforks.

Right out of the box, set up was a breeze. Once you download the app it runs you through the basic set up and it'll be fully ready to use within 10 minutes. Wahoo is "integrated" with MTB project so you can add routes from the app and they will automatically sync to your device. If you prefer to use other mapping services like Trailforks you can just as easily download the GPX file and upload them to the computer all from your phone.

The computer itself is extremely intuitive and you can easily scroll between screens while pedaling.

I did run into one minor issue with the mounts but not big enough of a deal to knock off a star. If you are running 35mm bars, the taper from the center out to the grips is going to be too steep for the out-front mount. It will clamp down and feel secure but once you hit some chunky downhill it will eventually come loose. The stem mount included is also not suitable for short mtn bike stems. I am running a 40mm stem and it wouldn't work. I ended up purchasing a K-Edge stem mount and it works flawlessly. Be sure to grab the adjustable version if you're running a short stem.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Pquigley@backcountry.com

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Paul Quigleywrote a review of on July 3, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After putting a decent amount of miles on my new chanring, I can say that I'm an oval fan for life! I have always tended to be a "masher" on my pedals and sometimes struggle to find a good rhythm during long climbs. The oval design has really helped me smooth out my pedal stroke and gain some efficiency while going uphill. I was skeptical of the oval making my pedal rotations feel strange but I don't notice any difference from my normal round chainring.

As far as quality goes, I can tell that its a well-made product that will last me a long time. It also doesn't hurt that Absolute Black offers it in some awesome colors so you can bling out your bike!

If you have any questions, shoot me an email at Pquigley@backcountry.com

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Paul Quigleywrote a review of on June 21, 2019

5 5

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

I used this tent for car camping in the Moab desert and it was perfect! Taking it out of the bag and setting it up was a breeze and took less than 5 minutes. Once set up it offers way more room than I could have imagined when it's all packed away. With two people and a dog we still have plenty of extra room to move around and store our gear. Unlike some other tents, it also included a footprint which is a nice touch. I would recommend it to anybody looking for a new tent.

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Paul Quigleywrote a review of on June 18, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My stock saddle on my mountain bike was causing me to go numb in the legs pretty quickly into my ride. The discomfort was bad enough to cause me to cut my rides short. I replaced it with the Blaster and I haven't felt any numbness even deep into a long day in the bike. Very happy with it and would reccomend it to anybody expierencing discomfort while on the bike.

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Paul Quigleywrote a review of on May 13, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I used a Rumpl down blanket while camping down in Moab and it was a great addition to my camping kit. It's perfect for cold nights around the fire and also worked well as an extra layer of warmth on top of your sleeping bag. The blanket also packs down small enough that it wont take up a ton of extra room in your pack

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Paul Quigleywrote a review of on April 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've been super impressed with these shoes so far. I have been using the Freerider Canvas shoes by Five Ten for the past few years and while they were good, I was looking for something a bit more performance-based rather than a glorified skate shoe. The Freerider Pros are a slimmed down, stiffer version which is great for someone looking to pedals uphill as much as descend without clipless pedals. The soles have that grip that I've come to love with passed FIve Ten shoes as well.

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Paul Quigleywrote a review of on March 29, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I purchased this blanket as a birthday gift and the recipient loved it.

"So happy with this blanket! I love to use it at home on cold nights but also camping. It's great to throw down on the floor of my tent for some extra warmth or just using it around the campfire. The print of the hiker makes it that much cooler".

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Paul Quigleywrote a review of on March 25, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Super stoked on these glasses. I thought my Smith ski goggles made it easy to swap lenses but these are even easier. Essentially the arms clip on and off of the lens so you can swap them in seconds. No more struggling with glasses lenses and smudging them right before a ride. Great fit and mesh great with my POC helmet.

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Paul Quigleywrote a review of on March 12, 2019

5 5

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

Recently took this bag on a short 3 day trip and it worked out perfectly. Plenty of room to carry enough clothes for I would say around 5 days as well as other essentials. The wheels made it super easy to rush through the airport to make my connection and it fit perfectly in the overhead bin. It also has a classic and simple look to it.

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Paul Quigleywrote a review of on March 8, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

A friend of mine brought one of these on a camping trip and I had to have one after trying his out. Super comfortable for sitting around a campfire. I normally car camp but I suppose you could backpack with them as well. It packs down small enough that I just keep it in my car for whenever I need it. Comes in handy for post mountain bike ride beers.

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