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Jared Downs

Jared Downswrote a review of on January 19, 2016

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If you've got questions about this hydration mix, other Skratch Labs products, or other hydration mixes, feel free to contact me.

I personally use this mix for a variety of sports. Longer ski tours, hikes, backpacking, or trail runs. Any time I'll be out for a longer period of time and I'll be perspiring a ton. I've been out on the trail with just water before and felt terrible after not having a mix like this. Since that experience I always have some of this on me.

Flavors:
I've got the Lemon-Lime, Orange and Raspberry packages and love all three flavors. I think these are some of the better tasting hydration mixes on the market. But keep in mind, flavor/taste will differ from person to person and day to day.

If you've got questions or want to chat about this mixor any other hydration mix before picking some up, feel free to reach out and I'd be happy to help out navigate the landscape of energy mixes/foods.

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Jared Downswrote a review of on January 19, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you've got questions about these waffles, other Honey Stinger products, or energy foods, feel free to contact me.

I personally use these for a variety of sports. Longer ski tours, hikes, backpacking, longer trad climbs...pretty much anything where space and weight are important.

Flavors:
I've used a variety of the flavors (I think almost all but possibly chocolate) and have no issues with the taste. I think it's better than other energy foods out there. But keep in mind, flavor/taste will differ from person to person and day to day.

Cold Days:
On cold days energy bars and foods tend to harden up and become incredibly difficult to eat. What I love about the waffles is that they're low profile so putting 1-2 of these on my body in a warm area (arm pit, pockets, back or my hand under my gloves) they can thaw out in a less annoying way than a bulky bar will.

If you've got questions or want to chat about these or any other energy food before picking some up, feel free to reach out and I'd be happy to help out navigate the landscape of energy foods.

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Jared Downswrote a review of on August 6, 2015

Great Cross Bars on a VW
5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

My cousin picked these up for her car and loves them. She got these to haul around her SUP and bikes.

She paired these with a pair of the (THU0270) Rapid Traverse Footpack and the right fit kid to match her make and model car.

The picture below shows the cross bars carrying two SUP's.

Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
801.736.4336
jdowns@backcountry.com

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Jared Downswrote a review of on August 6, 2015

Great Functionality and Comfort
5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Gave these to my cousin for a gift. Here's what she had to say:

Fit:
Pretty spot on for a medium with her figure.

Material:
She likes how stretchy it is for the added mobility while cycling.

Photo is of her in Vermont near the Canadian boarder. Headed to Canada for some French Fries and Gravy....

Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
801.736.4336
jdowns@backcountry.com

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Jared Downswrote a review of on July 27, 2014

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Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

So I've had the Nuun All-Day tablets.

From a performance perspective are great. I've used them when I'm pouring sweat and losing all the good stuff while hiking in Moab or while sweating buckets in the Sawtooths. How I feel when taking these is a noticeable difference as compared to when I don't have an Electrolyte supplement.

Taste:
My taste buds have declared war against the Tangerine-Lime flavor. It's like that time in college when your friend handed you this awful mix drink, but you had to endure.

I'll be trying other flavors to see what tastes better.

Jared D.
Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055

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Jared Downswrote a review of on July 26, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Finally got the chance to use this on a few climbs the other day. Was interested to see how secure it would be on my head.

I had this on top of my helmet. Rather than using a sticky mount and attaching to my helmet that way, I opted to just use this strap. I hate those mounts and the fact that you ruin them once you pull them off.

Adjustability:
I mounted the head strap on my head and everything was great, but once I got on the wall it was til to put my brain bucket on, so I mounted the head strap over it.

Stability:
I never felt it rocking all around as I went up, down and side to side.

Overall it's worth it and a great product.

Jared D.
Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055

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Jared Downswrote a review of on January 4, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've got these bad larry's stashed all over the place. Perfect amount of food for when I'm in a pinch or run out of my regular food. I've got these stashed in all my packs so I always have at least some sort of food on me whether I am hiking, snowboarding, climbing, snowshoeing... you name it.

20g's of protein in each bar and they taste great; I don't think I know of another protein bar that can make both those claims (even though I did it for them!)

S'mores
Crunchy Peanutbutter
Peanutbutter
Cookies-n-cream

...in that order.

Jared D.
Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055

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Jared Downswrote a review of on December 14, 2013

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I would strongly advise everyone to not mount the tether as pictured.

If you mount the adhesive mount as pictured and the camera breaks it will swing into your face when the camera mount breaks.

I'd strongly recommend mounting the adhesive mount so that the mount is on the center of the crown of the helmet far enough back to reduce the excess length in the tether.

Save the camera, but save your face too!

Jared D.
Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055

(PS, I have not used this product, just going off of common sense)

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