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Steve Tibbitts

Steve Tibbitts

Kaysville, Utah

Steve Tibbitts's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Snowshoeing
Skiing
Climbing

Steve Tibbitts's Bio

I have an addiction and passion for the art of pushing my body to the absolute limits.....and then some!

Steve Tibbitts

Steve Tibbittswrote a review of on August 17, 2016

5 5

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

I read the reviews and was mostly just disappointed in those and not the booties. I'm just going into my 4th season with this same pair and they have held up like champs. At this point the only reason they don't look new is because, well, 3 full winter seasons will hammer any booties. These are quite easy to put on, and I know others think they're not but if you want to find difficult booties try the fugu model...brutal to put on but fantastic for what they're intended. As far as zippers, I have yet to have a single issue. And yes that is after 3 long winter seasons. As a disclaimer there is printing on the sleeve by the zippers that clearly states you need to avoid excessive tearing of the zippers. Try stretching the material and around your shoes and cleats and stop trying to stretch the zippers. Just be delicate with them and they'll last a really long time doing their job better than any other brand! That's just my two cents though.....

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Steve Tibbittswrote a review of on July 21, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This vest is my go to through spring and fall. The fit is amazing, as with all Assos gear, doesn't feel great walking around but perfection when you're working it over on the bike. The front around the stomach section is quite thin, almost like a very stretchy Lycra, but as you move up it thickens and gives you protection where you need it. The fit and movement of this vest is amazing. Placement of every seam and altering materials makes this the best fitting/usable vest I have worn.....ever!!!

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Steve Tibbittswrote a review of on June 1, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've worn these for nearly a year and a half, put loads of miles on them, and have yet to be disappointed.
They fit different than any other bib. Most other bibs nearly feel like you're wearing a loose girdle as they are cut up so high in the front. These drop much lower which, when you get use to it you wouldn't have it any other way. It also makes those little biological breaks on the go much simpler. They are very much a compression short but not so much that they restrict movement. Glasses holders on the bib portion is a nice treat. The name of the chamois says it all. I have yet to wear a bib more comfortable overall and surely I won't wear anything else. They're worth the money, hard to stomach paying that much but they're worth every penny!!!

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Steve Tibbittswrote a review of on May 8, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'd say I have put this through the ringer, but the ringer with Silca is not for another 20+ years. I've used it a bunch and am amazed every time. The detail and workmanship is incredible. Smooth action, comfortable handle. It is truly a piece of art. The sticker will shock anyone but it's well worth the money whether you're a collector or an avid that wants and end-all pump never having to be replaced. I still can't believe this thing!

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Steve Tibbittswrote a review of on August 31, 2011

5 5

I think these trango's have been reviewed to death. Mountain Hardware has their ducks in a row, and have for quite some time, with these tents. The 4 has loads of room and can easily fit 4 adults with gear in the vestibules. One major improvement this year was placing the pole for the rainfly top-side instead of underneath. The underneath placement created problems with both the velcro closures as well as the seams when that pole use to rub. This new rig is pretty much as perfect as I can imagine.

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Steve Tibbittswrote a review of on August 30, 2011

5 5

I picked this pack up for my 7 year old and, even though we shouldn't have been, we were pleasantly surprised by the quality, fit, and compressibility. This pack really falls right in line with the rest of the gear made by Osprey. It doesn't necessarily adjust to a huge number of different sized torso's but it adjusts plenty for what you'd need to do with a young'en.

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Steve Tibbittswrote a review of on August 30, 2011

5 5

Not sure that I can add much more than has already been said. I picked these up for my 7 year old. The lenses make colors incredibly crisp so now the only difficulty is trying to keep the arguing to a minimum on who gets to ware them. They don't slip at all, and they seem much more durable than I expected, as proved by an evening in the dirt up in the Sawtooth's when my little boy "didn't lose them".

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Steve Tibbittswrote a review of on August 30, 2011

5 5

Not much to say about this pad other than the fact that it really does its job! It is quite thick so you can rest assured knowing you're not going to feel rocks and other debris below you while you sleep, but it also completely rocks in extreme temperatures. A nice feature is that it comes with a small repair kit sewn inside the protective bag this pad comes with.

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Steve Tibbittswrote a review of on August 30, 2011

5 5

Not much to say about this pad other than the fact that it really does its job! It is quite thick so you can rest assured knowing you're not going to feel rocks and other debris below you while you sleep, but it also completely rocks in extreme temperatures. A nice feature is that it comes with a small repair kit sewn inside the protective bag this pad comes with.

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Steve Tibbittswrote a review of on August 30, 2011

5 5

I've used this a bunch of nights in anything from the minuses to pretty warm degrees. I have had very good luck with this bag. In the coldest conditions I avoided the bivvy sack and this thing beaded moisture well, kept me dry, and kept me warm! In warmer conditions I unzipped and stayed very comfortable. It is quite a thick bag when it is allowed to air out and can be a little difficult to compress, but it seems to compact pretty well. All in all this is a great back, and well worth the money!

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Steve Tibbittswrote a review of on August 30, 2011

5 5

I picket this bag up for my wife because she needed something for very cold conditions, but she absolutely detests mummy bags. This thing did the trick. There is plenty of room inside to avoid the claustrophobia but not so much that it is difficult to heat up. Water seems to bead off pretty well, and definitely better than most down bags, but not well enough to avoid a goretex bivy in the extra moisture nights. All in all this is a very solid bag and one that looks to be around for a really long time!

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Steve Tibbittswrote a review of on August 30, 2011

5 5

I picked this jacket up as a layer under a shell for extreme conditions. That's really what I've used it for and it has done it's job very well. It's puffy enough to keep the wind out, but not so puffy to make you up your shell size by 3x. Kind of a happy medium. Sizing seems to be pretty much right on with what you'd normally wear. Definitely worth the dough, especially being as durable as this jackets appears to be.

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Steve Tibbittswrote a review of on August 30, 2011

5 5

I got this shell for mountaineering and to be used as a shell that will go the rounds with the elements. I was very impressed with the fit, material, and the many qualities it holds. The hood fits over climbing or ski helmets without a problem. The spindrift collar does its job. One of the best things is the fact that it can take a huge beating and hasn't torn, ripped, and still beads water like the day I bought it! Really nice find!

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Steve Tibbittswrote a review of on August 30, 2011

5 5

I have fallen in love with El Naturalista shoes! These fall right in line with the rest of my collection. The leather is full grain and very supple. The soles are flexible enough, but not overly soft. They seem to fit very snug all the way about half way up the ankle. One word of caution is that you might want to look at a half size larger than normal. Really nice find for a pair of anywhere shoes!

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Steve Tibbittswrote a review of on August 30, 2011

5 5

I was a little skeptical buying this jacket until I saw it in person. Thought it would be much thinner than it was but it is actually incredibly thick, and hugs your entire upper body. There are very few jackets that I have been as pleased with for a lot of reasons: Very durable, handles washing incredibly well especially for wool, keeps the cold out yet breathes well, and it looks totally non-standard. You won't see a million of these walking around! I was scared to death that washing it was going to cause major problems, but washing with nikwax wool wash on the wool setting and laying it flat to dry did the trick. It didn't shrink, looked brand new, and completely seemed ready to roll. One word of caution is that this jackets cut is very athletic so you may consider bumping up a size if you prefer your jackets to have plenty of room.

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