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johngchrist

Park City, Utah

johngchrist's Bio

I have been in SLC Utah for around 9 years and have been at backcountry.com the entire time. I like to do everything and know a lot about gear.

When I'm not outside, you can FIND ME IN THE BACKCOUNTRY.COM RETAIL STORE!!!

I just love it there. So many things and so many things of each thing.

2607 S. 3200 W., in Salt Lake City.

johngchrist's Passions

  • Hiking & Camping,
  • Snowboarding,
  • Biking,
  • Skiing,
  • Climbing,
  • Surfing.
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johngchristwrote a review of on March 16, 2020

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: small

I feel that these bibs will take anything I can throw at them, this also makes them pretty warm. Probably the most rugged pant I have ever owned. GORE-TEX PRO is no joke. The fit on these bibs is a little big so I would recommend sizing down. If you wanted something more breathable and lighter I would look for items with GORE-TEX performance. The bibs have an adjustable waist with elastic Velcro as well as Velcro that adjusts bib strap length. I love these pants and would definitely purchase them again. They are great for resort skiing. I fell a bunch trying to land a new trick in deep powder and never got snow up or down them!

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johngchristwrote a review of on January 21, 2020

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I like the skins a-lot, good glue good glide and good grip. I had an issue with breaking the plastic that holds the metal tip loop on. unfortunately this is a deal breaker for me on buying these skins again. I fixed them by folding the skin over the metal clip and on to itself and sewing it together. Ill never have the problem again.

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johngchristwrote a review of on January 21, 2020

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: small

The R1 wicked sweat away quickly while aggressively skiing and touring and kept me drier than i normally am. I think it's the ribbed pattern on the inside.
It;s nice and long. I wasn't a fan of the elastic waste. The hood zips up nicely to cover all of your neck.

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johngchristwrote a review of on May 7, 2019

5 5

Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: med

From the Boss Lady ----
SO NICE - I bought it twice, yes you read that correctly. Having compared the two patterns side by side, I couldn't decide so I purchased both. The impetus for this decision was actually the really high quality of these suits. Once I had it in my hands, I could tell it was better than all the other, expensive (yet cheaply manufactured) suits out there in the same price range. Seea has a cool story and I am also pretty enthralled by the fact that their suits are made by surfers. These things will actually STAY ON. I was most impressed by the quality, (especially the thickness), of the fabric. That is actually the reason I bought two. The fabric is very thick, seems sturdy, and felt great when I tried it on.

The bikini bottoms may run a HARE on the small side, but just barely. I am typically a size small in most brands, however it must be said that I am fairly curvy with some definite thigh meat thanks to 80+ days of skiing per year. I am 5'3

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johngchristwrote a review of on May 7, 2019

5 5

Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: small

From my lady friend ---
SO NICE - I bought it twice, yes you read that correctly. Having compared the two patterns side by side, I couldn't decide so I purchased both. The impetus for this decision was actually the really high quality of these suits. Once I had it in my hands, I could tell it was better than all the other, expensive (yet cheaply manufactured) suits out there in the same price range. Seea has a cool story and I am also pretty enthralled by the fact that their suits are made by surfers. These things will actually STAY ON. I was most impressed by the quality, (especially the thickness), of the fabric. That is actually the reason I bought two. The fabric is very thick, seems sturdy, and felt great when I tried it on.

The bikini top I found ran true to size. I am a small in most brands and the small was a bit better fit than the medium. I am 125lbs, 5'3" and have a 34B cup bra size. The medium fit fine in the chest, but the straps around the neck felt a bit looser than the size small, so I went with small. I have fairly narrow, scrawny shoulders, for reference.

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johngchristwrote a review of on May 7, 2019

4 5

This kit came with more mount attachments than I was expecting. Nice versatility there. Not gunna lie, had to watch the tutorial video to dial in the different mounts and figure out how to suck. Long extension arm is pretty cool. GoPro warns NOT To use this with water or heavy action sports like kayaking or snowboarding. That's probably good advice to follow. This will work great for road timelapses as I've tried many times to jerry rig these shots with sneakers or tennis shoes. Unsurprisingly, it doesn't work and the footage turns out like crap. This mount is perfect for attaching to your dash, or outside of your car to nail that footy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5-It8Bjv5U

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johngchristwrote a review of on May 7, 2019

3 5

Primarily purchased this for the tripod functionality. The selfie stick portion is actually shorter than you would imagine from looking at the pictures. So this may not be the most useful for those inclined to selfie, but it is a solid little tripod for taking timed photos and timelapses with your GoPro. It's not the lightest thing - wouldn't take it backpacking or anything. However it is not so heavy that it would be steady in a stiff breeze. So be cautious in windy conditions. Seems to work best in position 2, where a portion of the selfie stick further stabilizes the tripod.

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