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johngchrist

johngchrist

, Gearhead

Park City, Utah

johngchrist's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Skiing
Climbing
Surfing

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.

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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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johngchristwrote a review of on December 16, 2018

4 5

Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 120 lbs

I want to like this but it just wasn't a good fit for me. Notice where it hits the model's hands in the sleeves? I'm 5'7, 120lbs and usually wear an XS. The XS sleeves hit above about an inch above my hand. I could have just scrunched the sleeves up. The length though was also pretty short on me. I tried to the Small instead but then it was just too baggy in the mid section.

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johngchristwrote a review of on December 16, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: xs

I am skinny with broad shoulders. I ordered an XS and the sleeves were a little short and I was like a fat gal in a little coat through the shoulders...I couldn't really move. This could just be a me problem though. Also of note, it is pretty long. It seems super warm and comfy though, it just wasn't a good enough fit for me.

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johngchristwrote a review of on December 16, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: XS

My first impression is that these are amazing and I can't believe I have gone this long without them. I love the capri length with skiing since you have boots on anyhow. They fit perfect for me and fit under my ski pants well. I imagine them to be perfect for resort riding and hanging around a hut backcountry skiing. I think they would be too toasty for uphill travel though. Of note, I have chicken legs. I notice the review below says the leg holes were too small for her muscular thighs. Might be something too consider.

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