Reid P.

Reid P.

Crystal Mountain, WA

An aspiring mountain guide that thats been a gear nerd since my first year working at Crystal Mountain ski area. I've been hand selected to be an equipment tester for multiple outdoor brands and retailers.
My major passions are Splitboarding, Ski Mountaineering, Cycling (road and mountain), Rock climbing and Trail running.
Currently I work as a chef and part time mountain bike guide.


My Products

Crank Brothers Mallet Enduro Mountain Bike Pedals

Crank Brothers Mallet Enduro Mountain Bike Pedals
Reid P. Crystal Mountain, WA
Awesome pedal for PNW

I was attracted to the large platform and ability to clear mud faster. These have met and exceeded my expectations. They're easy to click into and can be used as a platform through techy sections. The cleats really lock you in, I used to overpower SPD pedals. And can be swapped to give more or less float on the release.

MSR Reactor Stove System

MSR Reactor Stove System
Reid P. Crystal Mountain, WA
My go-to

Amazing! It's fast and reliable even at high altitude. It's heavier but faster than other options out there and yet has the durability that the light options lack. If you're going to own one stove system, this is it

Arc'teryx Proton AR Hooded Insulated Jacket

Arc'teryx Proton AR Hooded Insulated Jacket
Reid P. Crystal Mountain, WA
Very warm and breathable

The thicker of the 3 Proton jackets, it has the same highly durable face fabric as the LT & FL. While being much warmer. It's a great stand alone jacket for ski touring in dry weather and climbing in the cold. Trim athletic fit goes under a shell or climbing harness very well.

Petzl Grigri 2 Belay Device

Petzl Grigri 2 Belay Device
Reid P. Crystal Mountain, WA
Not for me

I've used all manner of belay device from the Mammut Smart, mega-jul, OVO, and ATC. I finally got the Grigri and can say I don't like it for most of my climbing applications. They jam up on ropes over 9.8 and even 9.2 if the climber is fast. I found the lowering slow or too fast. These are neat for cragging, top-rope as it's easy to swap the device and safe. Although I often use a fatter (10-10.2mm) rope for that application. Seems heavy and too single purpose to take into the Alpine.

Arc'teryx Alpha FL Jacket - Men's

Arc'teryx Alpha FL Jacket - Men's
Reid P. Crystal Mountain, WA

Arc'teryx Atom LT Jacket

Arc'teryx Atom LT Jacket
Reid P. Crystal Mountain, WA

MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Stove

MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Stove
Reid P. Crystal Mountain, WA

Hydro Flask 32 oz Wide Mouth

Hydro Flask 32 oz Wide Mouth
Reid P. Crystal Mountain, WA

Arc'teryx Sigma FL Pant - Men's

Arc'teryx Sigma FL Pant - Men's
Reid P. Crystal Mountain, WA

Arc'teryx Phasic Sun Hoody - Men's

Arc'teryx Phasic Sun Hoody - Men's
Reid P. Crystal Mountain, WA

Fox Racing Enduro Knee Sleeve

Fox Racing Enduro Knee Sleeve
Reid P. Crystal Mountain, WA

Five Ten Hellcat Shoe - Men's

Five Ten Hellcat Shoe - Men's
Reid P. Crystal Mountain, WA

La Sportiva Mutant Running Shoe - Men's

La Sportiva Mutant Running Shoe - Men's
Reid P. Crystal Mountain, WA

Darn Tough Vertex No Show Tab Coolmax Sock - Men's

Darn Tough Vertex No Show Tab Coolmax Sock - Men's
Reid P. Crystal Mountain, WA

Norrona Fjora Super Lightweight Short - Men's

Norrona Fjora Super Lightweight Short - Men's
Reid P. Crystal Mountain, WA

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel 90L

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel 90L
Reid P. Crystal Mountain, WA

MSR Windburner Stove System

MSR Windburner Stove System
Reid P. Crystal Mountain, WA

Arc'teryx Alpha AR 35L Backpack

Arc'teryx Alpha AR 35L Backpack
Reid P. Crystal Mountain, WA