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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.

Skiing and rock climbing are my main passions in life, I love the snow more than anything else, and skiing is the best way to explore the amazing wonderland of Utah winters.

Samuel Nichols

Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on October 30, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

If you have skied the Pure 3 construction Wailer 112 and found it to be a little too much, this is your go to option. They made the Alchemist slightly more damp, controllable, and loaded with carbon fiber. The graphic on this ski is special edition, and sets you apart from the crowd. I highly recommend any DPS ski to expert skiers that enjoy a high performance carbon feel!

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on October 30, 2017

4 5

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

You'll be counting sheep in no time on this sleeping pad, it is 3.5 inches thick! This blows up really easily, and comes with a little patch kit in case you develop a leak. I'd recommend this to any beginning backpacker since it is not crazy light but it is pretty comfortable.

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on October 30, 2017

4 5

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

This is a great option for backpackers, and campers alike. It packs down small and blows up to be a pretty comfy compact pillow.

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on October 30, 2017

5 5

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

Sleeping bag liners are used to provide just a little extra warmth on those chilly nights. This is a great option for that, Sea to Summit makes really great quality product for those who get out into the backcountry. This liner is really lightweight and goes well with any Sea to Summit sleeping bag/pad combo. I definitely recommend it!

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on October 30, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a fantastic option for a water filtration system. It is small and compact but you can really crank out a decent amount of purified water pretty quickly. I love the fact that this will screw directly onto a wide mouth bottle. This is perfect for backpacking trips in the backcountry.

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on October 30, 2017

5 5

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

This book is 5 stars for sure! It is full of legendary climbs all over North America from Fred Beckey. The binding of the book is really hearty and sew together, it makes me feel like this book will last a lifetime, it also has a bookmark built in so you won't be caught fumbling for your page. Patagonia put this together beautifully, with huge color photos and hand drawn topos. A must buy!!

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on October 30, 2017

4 5

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

The fit on these pants was great, it is a great option for someone who rides the resort. The only reason that they didn't get 5 stars is because they are not gore-tex, that being said the membrane in this pant is actually pretty good. Keeping you dry on those days when there's always free refills. They are not very breathable but having inner thigh zips helps out a lot in that department!

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on October 30, 2017

4 5

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

Athlete designed for a truly great boot. The Boa closure is not always the best but the it is okay on this boot, that's why it gets a 4 star rating. IMO boots with a Boa and lace system are best for a perfect fit.
The stiffness of this boot is what really makes it stand out from others, it provides a really responsive performance. The footbed is also pretty supportive, it features an impact-S insole for those big landings as well.
I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who likes to send it big like Travis Rice, and go fast and hard during your time on the ground.

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on October 30, 2017

4 5

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

Not too stiff, and not too soft. This binding from Union is a really great all mountain binding for someone who likes a little bit of everything. The Atlas provides great power transmission for spectacular edge hold, and responsiveness. This is a stellar option for someone who needs a do it all binding.

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on October 30, 2017

5 5

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

This Niche board is perfect for the rider that wants a board to perform all mountain, in the powder, and in the park. The profile has rocker between the feet for fun soft snow performance, camber underfoot to give you a nice pop off kickers in the park, and rocker in the tip and tail for optimal float in on those deep days. They have added magne-traction to this board for those steeper lines to keep you in complete control. This board is produced in the Mothership in Austria, it is sustainably built and designed meticulously. I'd recommend this board to someone who likes all mountain powder play, and park laps when it's not deep.

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on October 30, 2017

5 5

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

This board is perfect for a freeride snowboarder. Created in the mothership factory in Austria ensures that you are getting a solidly built, sustainable snowboard. Designed in SLC, UT it is Niche's flagship board designed for the Wasatch mountain range that gets punished all winter long with tons of dry fluffy powder. The multi rocker profile helps this board have superior float on the deep days, paired with magna traction you have great edge hold on steep terrain. I'd recommend this board to a big mountain freerider looking for a really great ride everyday!

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on October 30, 2017

4 5

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

This glove is great for resort skiing! With the 100 grams of synthetic insulation it ensures that you will have warm digits all day long on the mountain. Black Diamond gloves have a great fit, and with the stellar warmth of this glove it makes for a great choice for some lift accessed shredding!

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on October 30, 2017

4 5

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

I just got this beanie and it is perfect for a somewhat cool fall day. The knit construction has a really great feel to it. This will be one of my go to beanies this winter for it's great look and decent warmth.

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on October 30, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my go to cold weather beanie! It is super soft and warm. I love how long this beanie is so you can have it sit really low or have a bigger roll band. I liked this one so much that I have a few colors now.

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Samuel Nicholswrote a review of on October 30, 2017

4 5

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

Who can go wrong with an established brand like Timberland. They've been around for years making some of the best boots in the business. Now they have come into the chukka market, it's not a boot, but not a shoe. It's something in between... a chukka. I've owned several pairs of Timberlands and never been sorry. I highly recommend them!

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