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Ryan Anderson

Sandy, UT

Ryan Anderson's Bio

Originally from the flatlands of Indiana. Go Boilers! Moved to Colorado to pursue my passion for Snowboarding and instantly fell in love with the mountains. Moved from Colorado to Spain and lived there with my wife and started our family. We chose Salt Lake based on the proximity to the mountains and have been here ever since. I'm passionate about anything outside in any kind of weather, some of my best days were usually the worst days before I discovered the mountains.

Ryan Anderson's Passions

  • Yoga,
  • Snowboarding,
  • Hiking & Camping,
  • Running.
Ryan Anderson

Ryan Andersonwrote a review of on October 30, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I think that a lot of people are looking for a unicorn jacket. One jacket that can conquer all situations. Those jackets are so hard to find because they usually are mediocre in all categories. Instead of stellar in a few. This jacket isn't a unicorn, it isn't going to be the only jacket you will ever need. But it will help fill a lot of gaps in your quiver of jackets. The purpose of this jacket is to provide warmth while stationary, and breathability while doing highly aerobic exercises. It will shed light rain and snow but it isn't going to be your outer layer while in a blizzard.

The cut of this jacket is slim, which works great for layering. The hood is nice and big. The front of the jacket is short, which is similar to other Arc'teryx jackets.

I would compare this jacket to the Arc'teryx Atom LT or the Patagonia Nano Air. The biggest difference is that the Proton LT is more durable, with a different face fabric and is much more breathable.

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Ryan Andersonwrote a review of on October 21, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This goggle comes with a bonus lens. The quick-changing lens system means you can actually take the extra lens up on the hill with you. I absolutely love that the bonus lens comes in a protective case that is slim but durable. I usually never take my bonus lens with me because I'm afraid I'll break it if I fall. The anti-fog treatment works great. The style is clean.

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Ryan Andersonwrote a review of on October 15, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use this pack for so many things. I love that it is lightweight and compact. You can't overfill the pack, but you can fill it with the essentials. It comes with a large 3l bladder and an included rain cover. It has some good organization and a large pocket for your jacket or shell. The one thing that I would change is, I wish it had a mesh panel on the outside to stuff some quick grab items. Other than that I think it is awesome. Not just for mountain biking.

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Ryan Andersonwrote a review of on October 15, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I really love how tall this pad is. If you are sleeping on rocks or roots or uneven ground it is awesome to have a large pad. The further away you can get yourself from the ground the better. I love that this pad is big but it packs down small and is super lightweight. I also love the big flat valves to inflate and deflate. I highly recommend picking up the PumpHouse Sack. Hopefully in the future Big Agnes will just include the PumpHouse and integrate it into the sleeping bag stuff sack.

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Ryan Andersonwrote a review of on October 15, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I really liked this bag, it is great for car camping. The synthetic bag is nice if the weather is going to be wet. I really love the pad sleeve, it really helps keep the bag on your pad. I move around a lot when I sleep and often can move off or slide down on my pad, especially if I'm sleeping on a slight slope.

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Ryan Andersonwrote a review of on October 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

Down jackets usually look very similar, this one has a unique style. It has a matte finish, which I really like. It is quieter than most down jackets and the stretch makes it super comfortable to wear with a pack. I took it camping and you are always moving around, setting up the tent, playing with the kids, getting the food ready. I didn't even notice the jacket, which I think is an awesome statement. Highly recommend.

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Ryan Andersonwrote a review of on October 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

My daughter needed a jacket for the boat and we found the perfect one with the MTI Adventurewear Livery Personal Flotation Device. It is super lightweight and comfortable. She didn't complain at all. It isn't fun to have to wear a PFD for an entire day but this one makes it much easier. Highly recommend.

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Ryan Andersonwrote a review of on October 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I love jackets that aren't even noticed when you have them in your pack. This is a jacket that should live in your pack. It is durable, 3-layer waterproof and so insanely lightweight that there is no reason why you shouldn't always have it with you. The weather in the mountains is constantly changing and it's awesome to have gear and clothing that can adapt to the weather, this jacket is one of those pieces. If it starts to rain, high force winds, gets colder. This jacket will help with all of those situations. Highly recommend.

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Ryan Andersonwrote a review of on October 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have a few Osprey Packs and really like all of them. I was shocked that this one actually fit all of my needs while being comfortable to carry. The 36L was surprisingly large enough for me to camp with it for one overnight. I was able to pack all my gear, I didn't take any food which helped with space and didn't need any cooking gear either. The pack is light, and I really used all the pockets and straps. Highly recommend this pack for anyone doing long-distance day hikes, quick overnights, or travel.

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Ryan Andersonwrote a review of on October 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 135 lbs

My wife loved that this jacket isn't super puffy but that it is still warm. She uses it for an outer-layer on mild days and a mid-layer for bitter days. The jacket also has long sleeves which are nice. They make it easier to use with gloves and provide some extra warmth around your wrists and hands.

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Ryan Andersonwrote a review of on October 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I love that this jacket is so warm but doesn't make you look like a puffball. The bottom hem keeps all the cold out and secures the warmth your body produces. The hood is faux-fur so you can rest assured that no animals were harmed while making the jacket. It is a little heavy but for a jacket like this I don't mind the weight. The material also feels really burly.

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Ryan Andersonwrote a review of on September 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this bag. The handle is comfortable, the wheels are durable, the material is durable and can stand up to anything you will run into an airport. I appreciate all the handles. It has a decent amount of organization pockets. I really like that it doesn't have 4 wheels which make it less likely to break. I took it around Europe and didn't have any problems with the small airplanes with not allowing larger bags for carry-ons.

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Ryan Andersonwrote a review of on August 15, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This 40L Wheeled Duffel was perfect for my recent trip around Europe. I wheeled it all over, airports, train stations, old cities with cobblestoned streets... It worked perfectly, the wheels are nice, big and strong and the handle is sturdy and comes out quickly. The fabric is the same that you would find on any of the Black-Hole duffels. It was great, one day it was raining when I was traveling between the train station and my hotel and none of my gear got wet.
Highly Recommend!

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Ryan Andersonwrote a review of on August 15, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

You never have to worry if this luggage is going to be too big to fit in the overhead bin. Eagle Creek made it the perfect size for national planes and those small overhead international planes in Europe. The four wheels make it easy to maneuver and the zippers lock without using a lock! It has plenty of storage and I like that you can separate some items. One of the other things that I look for in luggage are handles and I'm so glad that they put handles on all 4 sides of this bag, it makes it easy to grab from any angle.
Highly Recommend!

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Ryan Andersonwrote a review of on June 28, 2019

Perfect for international travel!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is, by far, the lightest weight, largest rolling duffel you can find. When it is empty it actually feels like a joke, it's impossibly lightweight. The biggest benefit? You can literally fill it with 50 lbs. of clothing, gear, gifts, shoes, whatever you want. The one small downside to having it so lightweight is that it doesn't come with a retractable handle and isn't the sturdiest bag by itself. That being said you are usually only wheeling it from your car to the airport terminal and back, and the retractable handles are always the first to break or the wheels which are super burly on this bag. I used to valet, and one of the things I disliked most about luggage was that they didn't include handles on all sides, this bag has great, big, burly, strong, easy to grab handles on all sides. I can't say enough good things about the bag, it's not sturdy on its own but if you literally need to fill it to the brim and are worried about going overweight with your gear this is the best rolling duffel you can find.

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