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Sean Muschamp

Sean Muschamp

Wasatch Mtns, Call-it-rad-yo

Sean Muschamp's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Paddling
Skiing
Climbing
Fly Fishing

Sean Muschamp's Bio

I first discovered my love the the outdoors growing up in Northern Virginia. My parents manage to get us outdoors any chance we could. I moved out west in search of snow and a higher education. I first landed in Colorado where I spent my summers working as a whitewater raft guide. I transferred to Utah and skied 120 days my first winter here. I currently base my adventures out of Utah, spending my time skiing, fishing and running rivers across the west.

Sean Muschamp

Sean Muschampwrote a review of on August 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great for boating, rafting, floating the river etc. I tried to use while riding my stand-up jet skis but that can get a tad difficult. Attachment is easy to use, it floats just fine. perfect for a day at the lake or lazy rizer....doubt it would float worth a darn in whitewater.

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Sean Muschampwrote a review of on August 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Many skis do not have a nice flat tail with a notch for climbing skins. This does not mean those skis should not have an equal chance to rip that sweet BC pow. Switch out the regular tail clips for these bad boys and your skins will stay on properly all day.

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Sean Muschampwrote a review of on August 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

So far I have worn these everywhere from snowmobiling in the Uintas to skiing Mt. Shasta and simply love them. Buy some now!

Fit: It feels like a light blanket of merino wool is wrapped around me at all times. Tad long but most things are for a guy of my height.

Performance: A+, from very cold to spring skiing these helped keep my body temp regulated. A better-regulated body temp means more energy at the end of a long day.

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Sean Muschampwrote a review of on August 1, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

The pack itself is great. The quality, construction, features, etc. on this pack are stellar. However, I just really do not like the fit. The sling slides around a ton sitting very low on your back...almost sliding like you would bring it around to work on tray. This got even worse when I would hang my net off the pack.

I will try other fishpond gear in the future, maybe it was just this one item that is not right or me.

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Sean Muschampwrote a review of on August 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Light, strong, durable, perfect bent shaft, good grip. Weighing in at less than 9 oz and keeping me securely attached to the mountain , this is one of my favorite pieces of gear. Before I would tend to leave an axe in the car to avoid carrying some extra weight on longer days or trips to new areas.... not anymore.

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Sean Muschampwrote a review of on August 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Sharp picks are kind of a necessity. Down jackets, gore shells and other nice pieces of gear are also pretty key. Make sure your gear gets along.... cover your picks. Intended for use with Hammer axes/tools...or if you do not want to cover your Adze.

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Sean Muschampwrote a review of on August 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

Do not look like you just walked out of a drum circle. I needed some glacier glasses and was unsure whether to purchase the Montebianco or Sherpas. Very happy I went with the Spectron 4 lens and Montebianco's. I have worn spring skiing in Utah as well as the Cascades.

Quality: Julbo makes great quality eyewear. The feel of the glasses, the case they come in and cloth they come with hint at the thought and effort Julbo put into making these glasses.

Fit: I have a medium face and find the Montebianco's to be a tad big in face for my liking...but I think that is the point. They are comfortable with no pressure points, which is key when you are wearing them for 8+ hours a day.

Lens: Nice and dark, but will not hinder when some light clouds roll in.

Performance: Wow! I was completely blown away my second time wearing these. Now I had used them before for a spring day ski touring in the Wasatch mountains here in Utah, so was familiar with what to expect as far as tint. But when 2/3's of the way up Shasta, it is sunny with 50+ mph winds a lot of snow is blowing around. These glasses let in NOTHING...no wind, no snow. I love it.

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Sean Muschampwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I personally use all things Skratch for my hydration needs. If a review from every single employee does not convince you to purchase this product here is a review from a client of mine on his first experience with Skratch:

Review on Skratch Labs - Exercise Hydration Mix with matcha green tea + lemons:

The packaging is just like the photo shows, unlike another review stating it comes in a different size. Powder comes with a scoop inside for proper dosage, and has a light green color. Product mixes really quickly and adds green color to the water. The taste is very subtle, enough to give you good taste, did I say tastes good? It does have a nice taste. Other sports drinks have strong sugary taste, this is naturally flavored. Other rehydration liquids like Pedialyte are on the salty taste, some people are not used to this so Skratch Labs is on the good side.
Energy Facts: Matcha green tea caffeine is better than coffee, it has no spikes and scratches, instead it is smoothly regulated due to its phytonutrients slowing your body's absorption of caffeine, better skin, better breath, and more nutrients than coffee. It has 8mg of caffeine per serving, normally a cup of coffee has 95mg of caffeine.

Powder was mixed in 16 oz of water and it quickly dissolved.
This review is based on one hour of high performance tennis training.
Intake started few minutes after practice when sweating began until empty. Energy felt stable but with a kick from the caffeine giving a feeling of alertness which comes handy in sports.

Running Review
Ran for a mile uphill, had some sips during the run but finished the 16oz bottle afterwards, I felt hydrated and didn't go looking around for the water fountain after an hour workout.
This is a hydration mix I will continue to test at least until I finish the package.

This review is only for the Matcha Green Tea that has 8mg Caffeine, other flavors might not have the same effects.

Thanks Backcountry for having this product available and introducing it to me when I had no idea what the product was when I saw it, grabbed it as an extra item to my order and I might repeat!

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Sean Muschampwrote a review of on June 27, 2016

Boaty McBoatface
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have run these boats in all types of water. I have used both the 13 and 14ft versions of this boat all the way from 95-4500 cfs. Boy these boats are tough as nails. I have seen Otters take many many years of commercial use, these boats simply kept on truckin'. The Otter's have a tad smaller tubes than a boat like an NRS expedition, making them great for technical whitewater as well as fishing. Otter's vs. an NRS expedition of similar length is much more nimble and would be my personal choice a do-it-all boat. The only area where other boats will outperform an Otter is very big, crunchy water...

Let me know if you have questions like:

How will this perform on my local run?
What Oar Frames will fit this boat?
Can I fish from this boat?

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Sean Muschampwrote a review of on May 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

While headed up Mt. Shasta I lent my climbing partner my lightweight CAMP crampons and gave the Sabretooth's a try. Once these are adjusted to fit your boots you will never miss a step. Throughout varying conditions my feet were Gorilla-Glued to whatever surface I was on. While not lightweight, these crampons are no bricks on your feet. Hence forth when I am heading out and firmer more variable conditions are possible, I will pack my Sabretooth's.

Toe Bail:
For many AT ski boots you will need the large toe bail. Once on my Scarpa Freedom SL's were a perfect fit. While changing out the toe bails is not my idea of fun, it can easily be done using vice grips or a small piece of cord. Generally an extra set of hands or a vice helps.(*wear shoes)

Anti-balling plates:
The dual-density ABS plates on these Sabretooth's prevented unwanted snow build up. From warm sun-cupped snow to damp new snow, not once did I have an issue with these crampons holding snow.

Traction:
Sabretooth's = 4x4 of crampons. The MOST traction I have ever had . enough rocker you can practically skip across lower angle snow fields.'Nuff said. The only condition I did not put spikes into was steep solid ice. From what I am told these bad boy bite waterfall ice fine.

Give me a shout if you have questions such as:

Will these fit my boots? Where can I find large toe bails? Are these appropriate for my objective?

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