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Travis Flitton

Travis Flitton

, Gearhead

Salt Lake City

Travis Flitton's Passions

Climbing
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing
Hiking & Camping
Yoga
Skiing
Paddling
Biking

Travis Flitton's Bio

My name is Travis. I love the outdoors and often find myself wandering in the wilderness whether it is camping, fishing, hunting, backpacking, or winter sports. I love to be out and about with friends and family going on random adventures. One of my favorite adventures was exploring New Zealand from top to bottom having adventures such as black water rafting to bungee jumping and exploring the local culture of the Maori. I hope to go back and backpack again and re-experience the atmosphere.

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Travis Flittonwrote a review of on September 8, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this thing. I had an older transceiver that was still kicking but wanted to get one that was highly rated in the market. One thing that I ended up finding out was the actual distance of reading compared to other same level brands. I was hitting a signal in practice at 73 meters when others in my squad were getting their first signal under 60 meters. I know that they are both really respectable distances, but having that extra distance helps provide confidence that if I ever have to use it to find a buddy I can pinpoint them earlier. Time is of most importance!

Most importantly, PRACTICE! I can't tell you how many times I've heard someone say they are using beacons for the first time on a tour. Get out to a beacon park or get some friends together and play some games, do some drills. Be confident in your avy practices and hope you never have to use them.

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Travis Flittonwrote a review of on August 16, 2019

4 5

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

Danner is a high-quality bootmaker and Patagonia is a high quality and reputable fishing company. The values that they share are what makes this boot what it is. A nice, high-quality, durable product that does what you need it to do. Granted they are a little heavy, but they stick to rock and gravel surface beds when fishing in rivers and streams.
Overall they are great boots and I would recommend them.

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Travis Flittonwrote a review of on August 16, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I really liked this sling. It holds all of the important things that you need: a fly box, a drink, some tippet, leaders, a light jacket, and of course the all-important sandwich. It is light on its own but holds a lot of weight. I can see this being a versatile pack for other uses like an on-hand pack for filming, photography, or bird watching.

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Travis Flittonwrote a review of on July 1, 2019

4 5

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

Seriously light. I love this thing. It would say it is an all-around harness. It being an alpine design makes it more impressive. Camp's designs are getting lighter and maintain the strength needed for anything that might happen.
The harness packs really well too. I would say, it can pack into the size of a typical 16 oz energy drink- small enough to throw it into a touring pack if needed. Why not have it and not need it on those alpine days.
Overall impressed.

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Travis Flittonwrote a review of on July 1, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have seriously gained some serious momentum in my car camp kit with this. I can do so much more glamping my way through the mountains. Instead of a heater in the sub-freezing temps, I carry a heater blanket and toast up my sleeping bag. Seriously- TOASTY. Not to mention that I can pair it with a couple of panels and keep using the power for weeks on end. Get a good pair of panels like the boulder 50 or the Nomad sets. I have used both and the boulder really takes it for the day to day living off this thing.

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Travis Flittonwrote a review of on July 1, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This chair is a bit much. Seriously, I love it so much that I have started using it in my living room. It has a mesh-like bottom material that is strong and durable. The mesh makes it breathable so if you are hanging out in it for long periods of time, you can just breath and veg out.
I can't forget that it is also a rocking chair! I've rocked myself to sleep a couple of times in this guy.
The only thing it doesn't have is a leg rest. But I guess that's what my cooler is for now.

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Travis Flittonwrote a review of on June 20, 2019

4 5

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

I took this out to test how comfortable it would be with me and my wife. I'm happy to say there is plenty of room for us both without too much bind. The way the bag allows you to sleep like a regular comforter is nice. There are little hand pockets too if you roll or sleep on your side.
The foot box allows for venting and is not totally sealed. I had my feet come out a time or two when I was finding my comfort place.

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Travis Flittonwrote a review of on May 13, 2019

4 5

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

The paddle is light and strong. I picked this up for the first time and compared it to my other fiber paddle and the difference is staggering. Seriously, it feels like I'm not even holding anything when I'm moving around with this paddle. The adjustment for feather angle is pretty cool and easy to adjust without is sliding around. It has the ability to be at 0°, 15°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 75°.

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Travis Flittonwrote a review of on May 13, 2019

4 5

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

This is a cool little throw blanket. I used it for camping and it was great to cuddle up with in the morning. I like using this for hammock camping too. This works great for just tucking yourself in and staying warm through the night. In the summer I get super warm sleeping, but having this as an option is always great.

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Travis Flittonwrote a review of on May 13, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I love this jacket. My wife says it makes my eyes pop, so Blue eyes and the blue jacket combo is great!
It is very waterproof and helmet compatible. I have two big uses for this jacket.
1. Rainy Weather- there is always the case of rain in the spring. I've used it several times when the weather changes from the blue sky days to a torrential downpour. Because it is easily packable, I just throw it into my computer bag in the morning and just put it on when needed.
2. Spring Ski Touring- This jacket is very good for just about anything if you arrange your kit right. I use this in the light weather days in the spring but when there is a wet day rolling through. It's quite breathable and does have pit zips so if you are too hot, you can just open those up and vent.

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Travis Flittonwrote a review of on May 13, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

It charges in the day so you can play at night. I like this light. It's fairly lightweight and easy to carry around while backpacking or car camping and it 'crush'es down flat for saving space. It's not the brightest of lights, but does the trick!

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Travis Flittonwrote a review of on May 13, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Get it? This solar panel set is really cool and is really great for car camping and charging a small power bank. I paired it with the Sherpa AC which charged fully in just a half day with moderate sunlight. It comes with a couple of little carabiners that clip on the corners so you can hang it up.
There are a couple of really cool features of this solar panel. These being the magnetic frame and the magnetic stand. The panels fold up and are magnetized so it doesn't fall apart all the time. The stand is a little tricky, but there is a tiny edge in which to pull on to pop it out. It's really nice to angle the panel to the sun.
You can also link several of these in a series to charge devices faster.

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Travis Flittonwrote a review of on May 13, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I took this out for a little desert trip for the first time and absolutely loved having it around. I had two uses for it. 1, to keep me comfy while I wriggle around and out of my sleeping bag throughout the night, and 2, keep me warm and cozy when I waddled around camp in the early AM keeping up with making coffee and breakfast.
I wish I had a bigger one!

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Travis Flittonwrote a review of on February 19, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I got this layer as a gift and really like it. It is a little long for my torso. However, It is perfect for my shoulders. I use this as a layering piece and looks great wearing it over a tee or a flannel to keep a little be warmer.
I did have the opportunity to use it as a mid layer as well on a warmer ski day, and I must say, this thing is warmer than I thought! I was mighty toasty skiing. I took it out for a tour day as well and had to shed it because it was warm while walking uphill.
The outer material is probably one of the softest things I own. My wife won't stop hugging me when I wear it because she loooves how soft it is. Monkey man is a very appropriate name for this vest.

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Travis Flittonwrote a review of on February 18, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Right out of the gate, I really had high expectations for these skis. I mean, C'mon! They are Bent Chetlers! They are supposed to make you ski like Chris, right!?!
My first day on them was on a 3-day old packed in, sun-baked groomer day. Coming from my regular every day, stiff, 102 underfoot skis, I had little adjustment issues. They seemed a little sloppy from my riding style- quick and hard carving.
The next day we got a little 3-inch day and my opinion immediately flipped. These skis seemed to be better overnight! I realized it wasn't the snow, but the style of riding was more patient, more flow, and more fun! Overnight my style of riding was transformed into a snowboarding-ish flow. Continuing the day we found some stashes of untouched snow and blasted through it. The unique tip of the ski really helps in the deep and the camber helps with popping up in the snow for some of the best turns.
If you aren't into the highest speeds and want some fun flow, this ski is definitely a good option for an all mountain ski for the mountain west snow.

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Travis Flittonwrote a review of on February 18, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I took this jacket out on a demo for a couple weeks and really liked having it. I'm not normally a softshell kind of guy in the winter, but this held up nicely. The internal material is nice and soft. The outer shell doesn't make a bunch of noise when walking around. I never did get to take this out touring or skiing in the resort, but with my initial impressions on the jacket, I would definitely use this skiing and would perform really well in a drier climate.
Just know, like most skiing jackets, the arms are a little long. The jacket has a very athletic fit. Look at the chest dimensions on the sizing chart for sizing assistance.

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