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Samuel Nichols

Samuel Nichols

Gearhead

The Cottonwoods, UT

Samuel Nichols's Passions

Skiing
Climbing
Yoga
Hiking & Camping
Surfing

Samuel Nichols's Bio

I love being outdoors, I enjoy skiing, climbing , hiking, and taking it easy in a hammock.

You can contact me M-F 7am-6pm
1-800-409-4502 ext.4791

Samuel Nichols

Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on June 30, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size

My brother loves these shoes, he is on his fourth pair now. They have lots of cushion and tons of grip. I gave this four stars because I wish the lugs lasted longer. He doesn't really use them for trail running, they are more of his knock around sneakers but an ocassional hiker for him. If you use these as a trail shoe the lugs will last longer than use on pavement.

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on June 28, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size

I just got these for my girlfriend. She is really stoked on them. The lightweight fabric is great during the summer months, she hikes, runs, swims, just about everything in these shorts. Super comfy, just a little strech, and super versatile. I'd recommend these to anyone who likes to do a couple of different activities outside.

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on June 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Rated at a 15 degree sleeping bag, this is a trusty choice when temps drop that low. It is a down bag so your warmth to weight ratio is much better than a synthetic sleeping bag. I love the feature of having your sleeping pad slide right into the bottom of the bag so you don't slide off your pad all night long. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a cold weather sleeping bag with a value.

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on June 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

I love the fabric and fit of these pants. It is fairly lightweight and breathable, so not the best for really hot weather but great for spring and summer. The cut of these pants are closer to a skinny cut than the stretch zion model. I love the ankle zips too for a little more airflow. I'd recommend these to anyone looking for stylish outdoor pants, with great fit and function.

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on June 27, 2017

5 5

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

Osprey does it again. The AG (Anti-Gravity) technology in this pack is unbelievable. You hardly notice that you even have a backpack on when you hike with this pack. It really hugs right around you, you don't even need to use the buckles with a light load. The compression straps are a great for veratility in load sizes.
The best part of this pack is the front and top loading feature, you no longer have to rifle through all of your stuff to get to the shirt in the middle of you pack, you can just open the front of the pack and pull it out. I'd recommend getting the hydration reservoir from Osprey with this pack, it will be compatable with the pack, and you have this fancy little magnet to keep the tube on your chest strap.
I'd recommend this pack to any backpacker, camper who is looking to spend a few days in the bush, and maybe up to a week if you know how to pack light.

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on June 27, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

This pillow is just right. It's not too big for backpacking, and not too small for sleeping. Since it's an inflateable pillow, it compresses down to a really small size. I'd recommend this to lightweight backpackers.

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on June 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Jetboil is the fastest boil in the industry, this stove is compact, quick, and easy to use. It is perfect for backpacking due to it's size and the amount of water you can boil in a short amount of time. I'd recommend this to anyone who goes camping, literally anyone.

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on June 27, 2017

4 5

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

This pad has over 100 little cells that conform to your every curve. It's really comfy to sleep on weather you're a back sleeper or side sleeper. The optional inflation bag (sold seperately) is the best way to inflate this pad, it takes seconds, literally seconds to fill and is really hassle free. The R value is great for 3 season use, it would be good for winter use as well with something insulating underneath it. I'd recommend this pad to anyone looking for a good nights rest in the great outdoors.

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on June 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

I love the classic Chaco, but these ones really changed my mind about Chacos. The Cloud footbed is so comfortable right out of the box, there is pretty much no break in period for these sandals. The Cloud footbed is a little softer than the traditional Chaco footbed. Softer also means less durable to me but I haven't seen any deterioration of the shoes thus far. I'd recommend these to anyone who enjoys a really comfy sandal and a nice breeze through the toes!

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on June 27, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

I love the stretchy fabric that Patagonia went with on these shorts, you hardly notice that they are even on. The fit was perfect, and they don't chafe at all so they are perfect for adventuring down a river or lounging by the pool.

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on June 27, 2017

5 5

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

Patagonia really nailed it with this one, it's a really stylish sun hat! I love the lightweight fabric, it keeps you cool in the hot summer days out in the desert or on the river. The drawcord ensures that you don't loose your cap to a strong gust of wind or a giant rapid to the face. The color options for this are all so good looking it was hard to decide, but blue is my favorite color. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for the best sun hat out there with the best warranty out there too!

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on June 27, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

This is a fantastic summer hat, it has a draw cord so that it stays put if you are doint vigorous activity, this drawcord can also be removed very quickly if you don't want it. I love the snaps on the side so you can keep the brim up if you're not feeling like full protection. The fabric is lightweight and breathes really well in warm temps. I'd recommend this hat to anyone looking to avoid a sunburn!

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on June 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

I love the stretchy fabric that Patagonia went with on these shorts, you hardly notice that they are even on. The fit was perfect, and they don't chafe at all so they are perfect for adventuring down a river or lounging by the pool.

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on June 27, 2017

5 5

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

These things are awesome! I got these before running a river in northern CO, and I'm sure glad I did because the water was really really cold in the spring and these kept my toes super warm! I don't know how I would have been able to do it without them. The gravel guard is really nice too so you don't end up with rocks being pressed into your foot all day. I'd recommend these to any river runner, or fly fisher in need of warmer feet on the water!

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on June 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size

I got these for my girlfriend so we have matching sandals. (So cute I know.) She was on the fence between the cloud footbed and the standard one. She is very happy that she opted for the cloud, it is really comfy right out of the box, with no real break in period. Needless to say, her chaco tan will be coming in very soon

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on June 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

This jacket is so versatile, it's a lightweight rain protection option that can stuff into a pack really easily. I love that this jacket has a 2.5 layer membrane to keep the rain out.
I'd recommend this jacket to anyone who is looking for a great fit, bomber waterproofing, and a great warranty. My friend has one just like this from a few years ago. The membrane began to deteriorate, he took it into a Patagonia location and they replaced it on the spot for him! This jacket's a winner.

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on May 28, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: Runs large

Classic looks, with modern functionality. Who could ask for more?! The total leather construction on these boots ensures a personalized fit after a break in period, as well as being waterproof. The sole on the Portland is nice and rugged too. These are surprisingly lightweight despite their burly construction, I'd recommend these boots to any lady looking for a serious backpacking boot, willing to put up with an adjustment period but wanting that classic look.
I'd recommend sizing down one size as well.

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