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William Adjemian

Holladay, UT

William Adjemian's Bio

Texan born and raised, moved out to UT for a college scholarship and never left. Love the outdoors and the mountains and actually having 4 different seasons per year. Backpacking, playing soccer and kayaking are my top three favorite activities.

William Adjemian's Passions

  • Hiking & Camping,
  • Snowboarding,
  • Paddling,
  • Snowshoeing,
  • Climbing.
William Adjemian

William Adjemianwrote a review of on December 13, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I recently picked this up to use for layering during our cold UT winters. I was a little skeptical about how warm it would be at first due to how light this jacket felt. However during our last snow storm I was able to wear this with just a long sleeve shirt without feeling any discomfort walking around town or heading out to my car from the office. In fact I was sweating in my car on the way home and had to stop and take this off at one point. If you're like me and run hot, I recommend a moisture wicking baselayer underneath to help with that. While touring around Millcreek canyon I stayed very warm and had to take this off to vent some heat . Packing this down into the stuff sack and throwing it in my pack was quick and easy
One thing I noticed when I first purchased this was it was 'shedding' feathers. This is fairly normal for down jackets based on my experience and usually stops fairly quickly. It hasn't been an issue since the first couple of times I wore the jacket
I bought a Large and while it fits well I think it has more of a boxy fit, which leaves a lot of room in the lower torso. It isn't annoying and leaves plenty of room for layering underneath but is definitely a roomier fit compared to other standard cuts. Overall I would definitely recommend picking one of these up. I got the Pirate Black and love that it's more of a matte color than the shiny black you see elsewhere. Pretty true to color as pictured as well

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William Adjemianwrote a review of on December 13, 2019

5 5

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

Very spacious and easy to open up and rummage through, this bag has really helped me organize and pack up for camping or travel. The shoulder straps make carrying this through the airport a breeze compared to the days where I'd be lugging around a few bags by their handles or using a one strap sling over the shoulder.
Waterproof internal storage is perfect for that dirty laundry or if you need to quicky stash a wet rain shell without worrying about it getting your other stuff wet. Outer daisy chain gear loops are also a nice added feature to quickly clipon some gloves or anything else you wait to not hold or put in your pocket but still want close at hand.
Lastly, the sheer size of this is amazing. 105L does sound huge, but then actually seeing it and managing to stuff everything I need for a trip in there with room to spare was surprising. Comparable other duffels would be the Black Hole or Base Camp but this does just a well at a lower price point. Definitely recommened this to anyone looking for that large, roomy duffel to load up for long trips

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William Adjemianwrote a review of on December 3, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

First time using a roller with 4 sets of wheels and it is amazingly easy to push around the airport. The main compartment has straps to keep some clothes organized in a separate section at the "bottom" and the top compartment is a giant zippered mesh pocket. Perfect for keeping things separate but still accessible and easy to find/get to. Hard outer shell gives some peace of mind in case you have anything delicate or squishable inside as it is a little more protected now
Deducted one star because of the combination lock. Not sure if the one I have was put together incorrectly, but the orientation of the lock has it upside down when you flip the roller on its side to unzip and open up. Doesn't effect the funcionality at all but was a minor inconvenience while trying to enter my combo and unlock the zippers

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William Adjemianwrote a review of on October 1, 2019

4 5

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

At first I thought this was kind of ridiculous for how large it is but after stuffing it full of blankets, pillows, snacks, a sleeping bag, and another small backpack I was amazed by how easy it makes loading up my car for a weekend of camping. There are a TON of pockets for your phone, keys, snacks, kindle, a book, whatever you want to store! It has two sets of handles as well to help when carrying a heavier load. It is a bit pricey for what appears to be a tote, but it is incredible to have if you like staying organized and not making multiple trips when loading/unloading your car or camp site

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William Adjemianwrote a review of on October 1, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This thing is amazing! SO MUCH POWER. It is considerable heavy (think 2x a car battery) but wow does it store a ton of power. I was able to plug in a TV and my PS4 for a bit to test this and it didn't drain much from the battery

Phones, kindles, tablets, headlamps, speakers, lanterns, and more are now safe from becoming useless during a long camping trip away from the luxuries of your own home. Paired with a Nomad or Boulder solar panel and you can have your own infinite supply of energy.

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William Adjemianwrote a review of on October 1, 2019

3 5

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

This tent is very tall and allows for lots of room to change, store gear, dance, or whatever you want to do inside your tent. The multpile stow pockets throughtout the inside and large front vestibule also allow for tons of gear storage/organization! So much room for activities and that third pack you brought with you just in case. With such a big tent though, you will want a second person helping you set this up. It was a bit of a struggle by myself with the larger tent poles. Also with such a big design, this acts as a large sail in any type of wind. Sadly it did not stand up to some gusty conditions over the night and both poles snapped

If you're camping in mild conditions, this is a great tent! But you might want to think twice if there is any storm forecasted during your trip

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William Adjemianwrote a review of on September 6, 2019

4 5

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

Very easy to stuff in your bag as an after thought. Takes a bit longer to blow up than I was expecting but not very long still. Well worth the wait for how comfortable it is. Not as nice as the thermarest foam travel pillows, but still miles better than a bag of your clothes! Not as crinkly or "hard" faced as other inflatable options which is nice too

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William Adjemianwrote a review of on September 6, 2019

4 5

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

Grabbed this for a car camping trip and ended up checking it in a bag while visiting friends out of town the next weekend. Surprisingly light and packs down pretty small (for a cot!) and is easy to include with your other gear. Took me a sec to figure out how to properly set up (once I read the included instructinons...) but everything seems to a nice quality and it ended up being more comfortable than it looked!

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William Adjemianwrote a review of on September 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Warm and easy to bring with ya anywhere you might want to have a blanket. Great for lounging in your hammock, relaxing in your camp chair, or just to have around your shoulders while you chill in the grass at a show! Love this blanket, and will be looking to upgrade to the 2P version eventually

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William Adjemianwrote a review of on August 20, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've been using this in my kayak at the lake and on river trips and it's been amazing. And not only is it waterproof, but it floats! So no worries about losing it to the deeps if it goes for a swim when it's knocked overboard. The option to pair with another one for extended sound range is nice but my favorite feature is the speaker's new 'voice.' An earlier model had the most annoying one that announced being powered on or battery low and it seriously was so nice hearing that change

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William Adjemianwrote a review of on August 20, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

So much easier to load up into your car compared to a regular kayak. Easy to pump up and carry out to the water with the handles. Didn't feel like we lost any air after hours out on the water. Bumped into a few rocks and scraped over a couple of low sections but there was never any fear of popping. Such a fun little water craft, that a couple of my friends are now hoping to pick one up as well. Easily carries two people and some gear. I've loaded a big cooler behind me and my golden retriever up front for some lazy floats and didn't have any problems paddling around. Pretty excited to take this out again

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William Adjemianwrote a review of on August 20, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This compact little two light lantern is an amazing tool for the campsite. Great for lighting up the interior of your tent or for a walk in the dark. Being able to turn one side off and only use half the light is a very nice feature. PLus you can give your phone or headlamp, etc, a quick pick me up with the attached cable if needed. Overall this another great Goal Zero product!

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William Adjemianwrote a review of on July 26, 2019

4 5

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

Took this out to Mirror Lake last weekend and loved it. Very easy to inflate, even with a dinky lil hand pump. The floor inflates to a very rigid platfrom and helps to keep you up out of the water even without the seat. I took my golden retriever out for a ride one day and it easily held both of us with no added struggle to paddling/steering

This has a nice, low profile compared to some other fishing kayaks I've tried and it seemed much lighter than what I expected from the size when I first rolled it out. However, with such a low profile, if the water is anything but flat I could see this turning into a very wet adventure

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William Adjemianwrote a review of on July 26, 2019

5 5

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

I am usually hard pressed to see much of a difference between power banks. Maybe I don't use them enough to see how much they can vary but what I do notice is how bulky most of them are. This one is so slim it makes it incredibly easy to slip into your pack. Also it's fairly light for how much power it can store. I've always been a fan of Goal Zero and they have once again made a product that I would be stoked to tell others about

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William Adjemianwrote a review of on July 26, 2019

4 5

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

I recently took this backpacking in the uintas and two things that stood out to me the most when I was getting ready were the weight and the packed size. Having poles break down in smaller sections is always my hope when I am looking for tents and it really helped when I was putting everything away.

Setting this tent up was incredibly easy for one person as well. Probably took me aorund 5 minutes on my first try. Vestibule is very spacious and has plenty of room for 2 packs without blocking the entrance to the tent. When I was camping, it was just me and my golden retriver and it was almost cramped. I'm 6'1" and would be slightly uncomfortable using this with another person but I also really like my space when I'm sleeping so YMMV.

The two pockets by the entrance are perfect for holding whatever you need to have close by while inside like your headlamp, pocket knife, water bottle, etc. All in all this is a great tent and I would recommend checking it out

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William Adjemianwrote a review of on June 28, 2019

4 5

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

Works as intended, fits around my waist and keeps things from falling off my body. Easy to use and has a bottle opener just in case of emergency bottle situations

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William Adjemianwrote a review of on February 21, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I prefer to wear a beanie in the winter but they can get hot while sitting in the office. This lighter option has been perfect. Fits well and I like that it can be worn with a slightly longer, sloughy length. I'll be buying more of these for sure, new go to winter headpiece

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