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Tyler Thunell

Tyler Thunell

Gearhead

Salt Lake City

Tyler Thunell's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Yoga
Climbing

Tyler Thunell's Bio

I ride during the winter and then climb, bike and build motorcycles all summer.

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Tyler Thunellwrote a review of on June 15, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Pros:
Fit is simple, effective and roomy when needed (5L option)
Plenty of space for a tube, tools, nutrition and a fairly full bladder
Small outside easy access pockets for a tiny tool or chapstick.
Magnet bladder hose holder holds great even on the wild decents
Overall adjustable with a good amount of straps.


Cons:
When full the bladder is pretty bouncy, I have to fill half and bring a water bottle.. which is no big deal really.

Straps to compress work, but if you are running really light they dont compress the bag enough for me.

No closure option on the hose so sitting in the back of my car it sometimes leaks a little


All in all I am very happy with this and would take this any day over a backpack for the coolness (both temperature and style points) factor.

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Tyler Thunellwrote a review of on June 15, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Wanted to replace the protector for my HTLT on a size XL. My hopes were low because of the XL frame as well as this being more of a "generic" type of listin.. the bend is slightly different so it fits, but its not a perfect fit. I would reach out to santa cruz directly if you have a Hightower LT.

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Tyler Thunellwrote a review of on April 11, 2018

The Future Is Here
5 5

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

This jacket is amazing.. first off the shakedry material is phenomenal, its exactly what it sounds like and if you have never experienced it you need to. This material is created to repel water, not coated or covered with some water repelling substance so unlike many DWR coatings this will never ever wear off or lose its ability to be waterproof. Secondly the stretch parts are also 100% waterproof (the army/military had gore-tex develop the stretch parts for wearing under bulletproof vests so you know it must be durable), and after learning about how many models were created to make sure the stretch areas were placed in the right areas (somewhere like 15 jackets with different variations of stretch in different places) this final result is AMAZING. I have long arms and have to deal with almost every jacket exposing my wrists as I reach for the bars. With this it stays put. Lastly this thing is ULTRA LIGHT and stuffs into its own pocket quite easily. I get its pricey, but when you add together a 100% waterproof jacket with superb breathability, gore windstopper, ultra lightweigh/packability features and a flawless fit? Well im in. Get ready to pack the features of 3-4 jackets into one. Like I said, this is the future of jacket technology.

I am 6'1'' and 170 ish and needed a large. In this same build with a smaller chest/torso I could fit a medium but I found it too snug in the armpits.. So if you are a more slender build shoot for a M. A bit larger build in the chest/arms go L. (This is not me in the photo)

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Tyler Thunellwrote a review of on January 30, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Likes,
The look is awesome, the fit overall is clean and the two lenses cover 95% of all the riding I do. Overall the quality is there and is to be expected with smith.

The negativo....

The twist lock at the top of the goggle flops around (its very light and doesnt have anything to lock it down), and while adjusting my helmet/goggles the upper part of the lens has popped out. Never while riding, but on the lift. The other bad thing is I received mine with a few specs of dust in between the black lens. Not visible while riding but just something to bug me.. ha. Other than that they are fantastic.

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Tyler Thunellwrote a review of on January 30, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I wear goggles and a thin beanie under my helmet and with all the padding and liner material that just was not possible. Rather than forcing it to work and removing the liner I decided to return it. The fit was spot on from the sizing chart if I were to wear the helmet without anything under.

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