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Sam Kapacinskas

Sam Kapacinskas

Gearhead

Salt Lake City

Sam Kapacinskas's Passions

Snowboarding
Hiking & Camping
Fly Fishing
Climbing
Skiing
Paddling
Biking

Sam Kapacinskas's Bio

Born in Chicago and raised in Central Florida I had the opportunity to play organized team sports year round. I played baseball collegiately before moving out to UT for a job as a guide. Upon moving out West, my passions of baseball and football were quickly replaced by backpacking, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, canyoneering, snowboarding, skiing and just general adventuring in the mountains. With over 1,000 days in the field working as a commercial guide I am happy to help you get outfitted for your next adventure.

Sam Kapacinskas

Sam Kapacinskaswrote a review of on May 24, 2017

My go to boardshorts ...
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 200 lbs
Size Purchased: 34

I've been wearing these shorts for several years now. Before I started work at backcountry.com I was a commercial guide. I've always loved board shorts for guiding in almost all conditions. Super stretchy for hiking/climbing. Drys quick when down in wet canyons or running rivers. Goes well under my ski pants when I'm out touring. As a guy with a big butt/legs and who is still pretty flexible I love these things. They move with me and regardless of the adventure they come with. They are light enough that when it gets cold enough or I need more protection on my lower legs I can throw on a pair of pants over it and I don't even know they are there.

Plus they look great, so I can still wear them when I'm relaxing by the pool trying to pick up babes. Just saying.

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Sam Kapacinskas

Sam Kapacinskaswrote a review of on May 24, 2017

For when dog claws aren't an option ...
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Love these crampons. I've been using these for splitboard mountaineering purposes. The heel welt on the back combined with the rubberized toe piece on the front creates a super secure connection to my snowboard boot. It's a great crampon whether your main application is booting up a couloir, glacier travel or ice climbing. I'd highly recommend these crampons to anyone who is the market. Unless of course you have 4-wheel drive & dog claws, like my main adventure partner, Split.

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Sam Kapacinskas

Sam Kapacinskaswrote a review of on May 23, 2017

4 5

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

These taters are way better than your average bag of instant mash you'd pick up at the local supermarket. I would suggest bringing along salami or little sausage to toss in there. Sausage, spinach, a nice cheddar & taters. Can't go wrong

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Sam Kapacinskas

Sam Kapacinskaswrote a review of on May 23, 2017

5 5

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

Oh man. I'm a recent convert to the prepackaged backpack meals scene. But I gotta say this was so, so tasty. Had this on an overnight trip into the Escalante. Was not disappointed when I made this thing after we had settled into camp. The spices and the texture was off the chain! This will definitely end up being a staple for me on any overnight/multi-day trip in a backcountry setting.

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Sam Kapacinskas

Sam Kapacinskaswrote a review of on May 23, 2017

4 5

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

Let me just start out by saying I've been a hold out to the prepackaged backpacking meal scene. I've done a lot of backpacking both for work and pleasure and have never touched these things (mostly because they weren't available where I worked and I was being snobbish). Well I gave them a try and I have to admit they are quite tasty. I love how easy they are to use and clean. Count me as a convert. My buddy had the mountain house rice and chicken meal. We ended up combining them after trying our respective meals. The beans was definitely delicous as a stand-alone burrito option. But the beans paired with the mountain house chicken and rice was also tasty.

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