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Jesse's love of the outdoors brought him to Colorado back in 2004 and he's continued to enjoy the natural playground ever since. Jesse is a professional photographer specializing in weddings and active lifestyle advertising. As a photographer with a love of hiking and camping, Jesse is constantly testing ways to carry camera gear into the backcountry. He has been a ski instructor at Breckenridge for 3 years and continues to do so in a part-time role. He was first put on skis at the age of 2 and spent 10 years snowboarding as well so he has a pretty good handle on what makes great snow gear. Jesse has been a multi-sport athlete for most of his life and loves to be active. To learn more about Jesse's photography work, visit http://www.jessestarrphotography.com

Adidas Progressor C Goggles Review

The Adidas Progressor C goggles offer great vision and an excellent lens changing system but struggle in some basic areas. Fit is key with any goggle you wear all day and the Progressor C will only fit the widest of faces well. A too-rigid frame and non-conforming face foam lead to a less comfortable feel than some competitors. On a good note, the Quick-Shift Lenspod System is a great way to quickly change out lenses without fiddling around. If you have a very wide face and are looking to save a little over the top of the line options from the likes of Smith and Oakley, give the Progressor C a try. Otherwise, I'd keep looking.

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VivoBarefoot Scott Boot Review

VivoBarefoot has been making wonderful options for those, like me, who prefer to wear minimally built shoes that give your feet lots of room to move and feel the ground in a natural way.  A challenge I’ve always run into is that when winter comes around, I’m forced to put on heavy boots that are the exact opposite of what ...

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Fischer Transalp TS Pro Alpine Touring Boots Review

  Like most companies, the masters of performance and racing in alpine skiing at Fischer Sports have taken note of the increased popularity of back- and “side”-country pursuits and consequently have put significant effort in to products for this growing market.  Austria, where Fischer is based, is home to a European populace that has long enjoyed ski touring and randonee ...

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DC SPT Mountain Work Boots Review

DC is known for its long history of great snowboard boots and they have brought that legacy into their line of snow boots. It can be hard to find a winter boot that is both very warm and functional with snow pants and also looks great with a pair of jeans.   DC teamed up with the expert terrain park builders ...

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Vasque Lost 40 Winter Boot Review

Master of Deep Snow and the Cold Sometimes, you just need a big boot that will keep you warm and dry regardless of conditions and the Vasque Lost 40 seeks to fill this niche in your footwear arsenal.  This is a boot that makes no apologies for its purpose of winter hiking in serious snow and other cold-weather activities. Think ...

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Mindshift Gear rotation180° Trail® 16L Camera Backpack Review

Don’t you love when a company makes a product that truly solves a problem in your life instead of just making a shiny new thing?  Carrying a camera while doing active pursuits like biking, hiking, and skiing usually involves some trade-off between comfort, protection, and accessibility and MindShift Gear sought out to address this with their rotation180° series of backpacks.  ...

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Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review

Since its inception, the folks at San Francisco-based Peak Design have had a singular focus on making camera carrying gear with great design and exceptional usability.  The company is one of the excellent crowd-funded success stories that has taken advantage of Kickstarter.com’s ability to connect entrepreneurs directly to consumers and they have a series of well-regarded products to show for ...

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SpiderLight Camera Holster Review

Spider Holster is well loved among professional photographers for their excellent and innovative SpiderPro camera holster system and now they have expanded their offerings to cover amateur and pro photographers with smaller cameras.  The Spider Holster system is great because it takes the weight of a camera off your shoulders and neck and places it on your hip where it ...

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Fischer Pro Mtn 86 TI 2017 Ski Review

Leave it to Fischer, with its storied race program to remind me that skis don’t have to be super fat and over 115mm wide to be fun.  As the industry kept pushing towards fat skis, I tagged along and my skis got bigger and bigger.  Than I noticed something; while I could carve adequately on a fat ski on days ...

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Big Agnes 4 mtnGLO® Tent Review

Big Agnes, based in Steamboat Springs in my home state of Colorado has always made some of my favorite camping gear, from great sleeping bags to innovative inflatable sleeping pads.  The company kept up to its history when it introduced the mtnGLO Tent Light Technology into its tent line, bringing convenient lighting built into the tent without needing to hang ...

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