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Jeff Guest

Jeff Guest

Moab, San Rafial Swell, Zion, North Wash, Wasatch Mountain Range

Jeff Guest's Bio

I was born and raised in Utah and don't plan on leaving anytime soon. I currently live in Coalville and recreate all over Utah. In the winter I'm snowboarding at The Canyons Terrain Park and Snow Kiting in the open fields of Coalville, Park City, and Heber. In the summer I hang out all over Southern Utah while Camping and Canyoneering with my friends, and climbing in the Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons in the Wasatch Mountains. I love working at Backcountry.com and also don't plan on leaving anytime soon.

Jeff Guest

Jeff Guestwrote a review of on October 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love the new cap! It is much more useful than the old Nalgene style cap that would break if you drop it. I also love that the bottle is durable and keeps my drinks nice and cold for multiple days! I highly recommend Hydro Flask to anyone that hates to drink hot or room temp water!

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on August 19, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Fenix 3 HR is an impressive watch. If you are looking for a sports watch it is probably top of its class! If you are not using it to keep track of your fitness and utilizing it for its GPS you might want to look elsewhere.

PROS-
-Very Durable- Hit it against some bricks, didn't have any scratches on sides or the face.
-HR- Heart rate monitor, is not as good as a stand alone but does good enough.
-GPS- Is accurate as far as I can tell. Keep in mind this is a GPS lite and not a full on map and navigation system.
-Additional Apps- This includes other activities that are not on the watch already, additional watch faces, and it even has games.
-Bluetooth- Message, e-mails and alerts can be read on the watch.

CONS-
-Battery- With all features turned on it lasts me a week, I use the GPS for an hour every other day.
-Watch Strap- I have the standard sports strap, it is comfortable but the smooth coating started wearing off after a month.
-Memory- It does not have much storage space, keep that in mind if you want to use the watch as a stand alone GPS

Overall I like the watch, It looks great and does what I need it to. Yes it is expensive and could use some improvements, but I feel that way with just about anything I spend more then $5 on.

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on August 17, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought these for some friends for their "Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Linkup" challenge. They are needing to stash water in key places so they don't have to carry all the extra weight, and collapse the bottles when they are done. I thought these would be exactly what they need!

I also own some for camping. I keep them frozen in the freezer so they are good to go and so I don't have to dry them out for storage. They hold up really well to being frozen, and they help to keep the cooler cold. The only downside is the bottle is flimsy when drinking from it, and I'm afraid I'm going to cut my hand on the laminated edges, but It hasn't happened yet in the many years I've owned these bottles! You can also use them as "clean bags" if you have a Platypus Gravity Filter.

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on February 5, 2016

Nalgene's last forever!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've owned multiple sizes and colors of Nalgene bottles throughout the years and have even done some torture testing to find out just how durable they are. I've shot one with a 12g Shotgun from about 20ft away and it took 2 direct hits with birdshot to put one tiny crack in it. There divots all over, and 1 very small crack that could probably be repaired.

I've also tossed one full of water off an 80ft cliff with no damage done! The cap bent and flexed throughout the tumble while the centrifugal force threw some water out, but no harm done until my friend decided to throw it as hard as he could multiple times on the corner of a cement stair while I wasn't around. That broke it eventually.

The thin plastic arm on the cap is the only part that brakes due to the user holding the weight of the Nalgene full of water for multiple days on end. Don't clip the loop to your backpack while hiking. That is a sure way to decrease the lifespan of the loop, but luckily new caps are cheap and easily replaceable! Also don't put anything besides water in it unless you want to be tasting hints of that other thing for the rest of your life!

Put some stickers on it and make it unique!

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on November 8, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I own a few of these hoses for multiple reasons. I can leave the hoses in different backpacks and just move the bladder from pack to pack. I also like it because it helps prevent the water in the hose from heating up or freezing while water is in the hose (I always blow the water back into the bladder no matter what the conditions are). The bite valve cover is more secure than the blue one that can be added onto an exiting hose, and it helps keep your mouthpiece free from dirt and other random debris. I highly recommend getting 1-3 of these for your bladder.

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on November 8, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have always been a Camelbak bladder fan and this model is a great upgrade from the previous model! The detachable hose makes feeding the hose through your backpack a breeze or leaving the hose in the backpack while you fill up the bladder or stick the bladder in the freezer (I have never had any problems from freezing my bladder or the bladder molding). The new cap is an easy quarter turn to lock in place and is easy to loosen when needed as opposed to the older model where you had to pass it around a group of buff guys just to loosen it up when you need to refile the bladder.

I would highly recommend this bladder to anybody and everybody over any other brand of bladder for it's ease of use, durability, and I've never had any of my bladders mold or mildew in the 7+ years I've been using Camelbak bladders.

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Jeff Guestwrote a review of on July 23, 2013

3 5

I bought this hoping it was like an ankle brace i had many years ago to help me recover from an ankle injury. This didn't do what I wanted it to do and took forever to put on and take off because of the many eyelets for the super long lace to go through. This is meant to help from impact on your ankle bones, but for my alternate purpose it did not work for me.

although my review is for an alternate purpose that did not work for me, my star rating is for the actual product fit and usability. I gave it 3 stars because it was time consuming to put on and take off, had an uncomfortable pressure point on the bottom of my foot, and it felt like the heel area could have been bigger, but as far as protecting your ankle bones from something hitting them and hurting you, I think these would do the trick!

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