I'm into quite a bit of outdoor activity, that's one of the best things about living in Salt Lake!
In the winter you can find me hovering around Snowbird and the Wasatch backcountry, glued to the weather/avalanche reports.
In the spring/summer/fall you can find me stuck on a bike of some sort. Whether it's doing my 3 weeks downhill-resort-style in Whistler, to rallying XC and freeride in Moab, Fruita, and Brian Head, I make the rounds. Also known to cruise around at high speeds on the asphalt, on my single speed city cruiser. If I'm not on my bike, you'll either find me backpacking or day hiking with my dog Snake... anywhere from Mill Creek, to San Rafael Swell, to Goblin Valley.
Being outdoors makes me smile.
I've got about 5 days on this board, in both deep powder, chop, and plain old groomers. First day on groomers, very surprised this how board handles and turns, felt very responsive and stable. To be honest, I did not like this board initially in the chop or pow, took some getting used to for sure. When you look down and see 2+" of board sticking out on your toes and heels it just looks plain weird, this board is like a wide board for someone who wears a size 15 shoe. But, once you settle in and learn that this board takes a little more effort to get on your edges, the magic starts unfolding. It's almost impossible to go over the bars on this board, even though it's only 152cm, which blew my mind. Landing big airs into crud and pow, just lean back and you will land stable and pop over everything that's comes your way. One of the most unique boards I've ever ridden and it cruises like a tank over any terrain, but in a playful way.
I just wish the tail was 25% more stiff, but I still give it 5 stars. I'd highly recommend giving this board a try, one of the most fun boards I've ever ridden.
I got the 152 size, I normally ride a 159-160 board.
Just got a new pair of these and I absolutely love them. They aren't very bulky, but the insulation is there for even the coldest days. They are dexterous and articulated, the fit is very comfortable. Plus these are lined with Gore-Tex, so you know you'll stay dry. I had a pair of these years ago that lasted 2-3 seasons, which is another reason I went for the same model.
I'd highly recommend these if you're looking for a non-bulky glove that keeps you warm and dry.
Where are the newly released smart remotes, when will you have them in stock?
I got a pair of these last year and was instantly hooked. Best underwear on the planet, hands down. I now have enough in my arsenal for a full week, so when I run out it forces me to do laundry! I just got a pair of the bootcut baselayers too and they are equally as awesome. Do yourself a favor and try a pair, you'll never go back to anything else.
• extremely comfortable - best I've ever tried
• wicks away moisture and breathes well
• Not too tight, not too loose - fits true to size
Just got this jacket and I really like it. In fact, I ordered 4 other different jackets to find the perfect one for my needs and this one made the cut. It's lightweight, but the 800 fill down is pretty dense, so I'm thinking I'll stay pretty warm this winter. The nylon is really nice quality and it's not shiny like the typical garbage bag down jackets. It looks great, feels great, not too long.
My only gripes about the jacket:
• Left handed zipper (this is weird, it's not a women's jacket)
• No hood cinch whatsoever (in collar or in back of hood)
Make the zipper on the regular side (right), throw in some hood cinches and you've got a 5-star jacket.
These are great for camping! I usually leave a string attached to my tent fly and it gives off a soft glow when the sun goes down. It's nice because you don't need a headlamp when you get up from sleeping to go to the bathroom...I leave them on all night. 3AAA batteries last FOREVER, I'm still on the original set after 5+ camping trips. Going to get a few more sets to add to the arsenal. I'd highly recommend this as another "soft" light source to keep the lanterns and headlamps off.
I love this jersey, looks good, feels good and wicks moisture well. Not too baggy and not fitted, it's just right. I had one of these last year and it was my go-to jersey for biking. They have changed up the design a bit this year, but it's still awesome...except the neck is a little tight initially. One thing to note: I had a large last year, but had to size up to an XL this year, so keep that in mind, might think about sizing up.
I've been waiting for a stove like this all my life. Grill burgers on the grill grate at night, cook bacon /eggs in the AM on the griddle, all white you boil water for coffee or sides on the single burner. The grill/grate are nonstick coated so cleanup is a snap. Fast boil, great flame control, this one is going to last a long time.
*My regulator ended up failing after a few uses (started losing pressure), but after an email to Camp Chef they FedEx'd out a replacement part in 2 days. Stuff like that happens from time to time, but I was very impressed with their customer service.
There's a reason why these boots cost twice as much as other boots in their category, and like the old saying goes, "you get what you pay for." The materials and subtle details that go into this boot make it what it is, a comfy performance powerhouse. These are my 2nd pair of Ions and they are the best boots I've ever owned in 25+ years of riding.
The level of comfort, adjustability, and stiffness is unbeatable. After a few tough days of breaking in, they felt as nice as my old Ions. You can micro-dial in the inner liner and outer liner to whatever feels good. I'd highly recommend these boots if you want a stiff, comfortable boot that will easily last a few hundred days of shredding.
Great cut, comfortable and airy! Stoked on this jersey, looks good, feels good.
First of all, I'm really picky when it comes to my bike shorts. They need to fit right, have ample pockets, and be able to handle abuse. I ordered 6 different pairs of shorts and returned all of them but these. They are super comfy, and stretchy, which I really like for comfort, and there's mesh panels in the back and side to breathe. Adjustable waist cinchers help dial in the fit and there's pockets galore, 5 total. They are technical, but don't look like bike shorts, as you could go somewhere after riding and not look like a goon.
Just picked up a couple of these and they are great. Keep in mind they are small, with only a 10x12 top surface...but they also fold down flat, maybe 3" thick. Perfect for keeping your beer and plate of food off the ground...they also double as a stool. Another plus is they are aluminum, lightweight and super easy to keep clean.
Merino is where it's at, hands down the best material for a base layer! It's softer than cotton, and doesn't itch at all. Best part is it does not hold odor like poly base layers. My Patagonia capeline (although nice) stinks after one use, but I can do day after day with this top and it does not stink. I'm on like day 10 with no washing and I still get rides home with nobody in the car complaining! The monkey thumbs are nice on colder days to tuck in your gloves, or don't use them when it's warmer. I also like the long zip to control your temp when you warm up.
is the hood helmet compatible? I can't find that info anywhere, thx.
We got this bowl to replace our Ruffwear Quencher dog bowl (http://www.backcountry.com/ruffwear-quencher-dog-bowl?rr=t), which was starting to lose it's waterproof-ness over the last 5 years. The Bivy dog bowl is nice and light, with welded seams, it will probably never leak. If you need a great dog bowl, this is the one.
Just used this on a week long road trip and it worked great. I got the 17L (small) for using inside the car, for our driving snacks and drinks. The sides are actually pretty thick, so the insulation is pretty decent for a soft cooler. But take note, this will not be replacing my hard coolers by any means, but it's a great alternative for a secondary cooler. The bonus for me was when it's empty, you can flatten it and pack it up, where you can't do that with a hard cooler. It's made well and seems really durable.
Just got a couple sets of these to replace my old stakes, and they are killer. I went with the 6" version, because I believe that's all you really need. In the past I've always gone with 8-10" stakes and had a hell of a time getting the last 2-3" into the ground so you don't trip on them. This solved the problem, not to mention they are extremely light. I actually threaded 5mm paracord into these to make loops to pull out easier. Works like a champ.
I've had mine for 7+ years and it's still going strong. It packs up smaller than a folding chair, but will provide ample shade against rain or sun. I like the adjustable design; you can pull it wide to give more coverage (which makes the height lower), or you can push the radius tighter to give more headroom. Add this to your camping kit, you'll be glad you did.