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Will S.

Will S.

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Wasatch Mountains, UT

Will S.'s Passions

Running
Biking
Skiing

Will S.'s Bio

Used to be a serious road cyclist. Now I love to ski, run, and mountain bike.

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Will S.

Will S.wrote a review of on May 11, 2017

5 5

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

The Giro Synthe Mips is a slick helmet! As others have noted, the size adjustment fits a wide range of head shapes, it's plenty light, and also well ventilated.

I haven't tested out the crash worthiness yes (knock on wood!), but I've left behind a long wake of broken Giro helmets that demonstrate the quality of build and protection.

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Will S.wrote a review of on May 8, 2017

5 5

Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 180 lbs

I've previously had two pairs of the original Evolv Cruzer, and I'm obviously a fan because I jumped on trying the new Psyche version. Like the original, they are very comfortable, lightweight, keep dirt out, and the sole has great grip.

Unlike the original, they have a more substantial heel which doesn't fold down into a slipper, which makes them slightly slower to put on. But it's a decent tradeoff for a bit more support. I like the shoes and will probably be 2-3 pairs deep by the time Evolv releases the next version.

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Will S.wrote a review of on May 8, 2017

5 5

Easy to clip onto anything, and bright enough to see by (but not blinding), the Nite Ize Carabiner Light is our go-to night light when camping. Easy to turn on in the dark b/c the entire light is the button. Works like a charm.

If I had a complaint, it would be that the gate of the clip is relatively small, so you need something thin to clip it to.

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Will S.wrote a review of on January 8, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Blizzard Spur is a lot of ski in a really good way. They are wide and heavy and quite stiff, which helps blast through variable snow. When you hit deep deep powder the 125mm underfoot and rocker tips shine through, letting you carve / surf bottomless powder turns.

The underfoot camber and stiff tails perform on firmer snow and steeps.

The Spur begs to be skied aggressively (honestly, more so than I'm capable of) and inspires confidence as you ramp up the speed. They are stable in a straight line and hold an edge when you need them to. The tails are there for you to ski out of trouble if you get in over your head.

Probably the biggest issue with the Spur is that I find myself skiing faster than I really should. Fun ski!!

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Will S.wrote a review of on January 8, 2017

5 5

The Blizzard Zero G 108's are a phenomenal and versatile ski. They are easily light enough for all-day touring (although probably not light enough for ski-mo racing) and maintain exceptional performance at the same time. They are fairly stiff making them responsive and snappy in firmer snow. At 108 underfoot with a bit of rocker, they are a blast in deep snow too.

Makes for fun backcountry or resort skiing in any conditions you'll encounter in the Western US.

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Will S.wrote a review of on January 1, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 180 lbs

The Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer vest has become an everyday piece for Fall and Winter. I use it as an outerlayer down to 40 degrees (35 if sunny), then as a midlayer or with something underneath as it gets colder.

It's great to take backcountry skiing as it packs down to absolutely nothing, and also remains comfortable across a wide temperature range. I personally hate it when my arms sweat underneath layers, and the Ghost Whisperer vest provides the perfect solution.

I also wear it frequently indoors to fend off that slight winter nip.

Fit is true to size. I'm 6' 1" 180lbs and I wear a medium. It's long enough to cover my torso nicely with a slim, but not tight fight.

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