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Austin Somer

Austin Somer

UTAH! Moab Slickrock and The Whole Enchalada. Central Utah - Lambert Park, Hogs Hollow, AF Canyon! Snowbird, Brighton, The Canyons. Utah Local!

Austin's Passions

Backpacking
Snowboarding
Mountain Biking
Hiking

Austin's Bio

Whats up, names austin. I hail from Central Cali in the Sacramento area but moved to Utah at a young age. By the time i had turned 8 i already loved the outdoors. My dad got me interested in camping when i was really little and i've been doin it ever since. Started snowboarding at the age of 8 when my dad decided to swap from skiing. We did a lot of learning together and i have since surpassed him. ha. Fast forward a few years and i join the scouting program, increasing my interest in camping and introducing me to the outdoors. Fast forward another few years and i get my Eagle Scout. Somewhere in between joining scouts and receiving my Eagle i become interested in the sport that has all but consumed my life. Mountain biking. I love every aspect of the sport. Whether it's the long climb to the top or the crazy fast decent mountain biking gives me a rush i just can't give up. I find that if you work for something you enjoy it more thoroughly. Thus the reason for me riding up as well as down. Thats kinda where i'm at in my outdoor world at the moment. Still snowboarding at least 30+ days a season, backpacking at least a week in the Wind Rivers and some miscellaneous weekend trips. Also getting into a little bit of climbing and rafting, we'll see how that goes.

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Austin Somer

Austin Somer wrote a review of on September 2, 2011

4 5

If coverage is a worry then look no further. These shorts have the longest inseam of any mtb shorts I own (Troy Lee Design Moto Short, Fox Ranger). Very durable, pockets are located in convenient spots (you can actually put stuff in your pockets and it doesnt distract from riding) good venting as well. Bought em for full price, dunno if they're worth the money but I'd certainly suggest them to a friend. I'm 6'2 190 and I fit comfortably in a 32.

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Austin Somer wrote a review of on September 2, 2011

4 5

In all honesty these are my favorite shorts to ride in. They're long. Comfortable. And look pretty cool. Sure it's not the most durable material but they're not for lift days. There are those of us that like to ride to the top for the down and these are the pants we wear. I like the additional padding the chamois gives. Good pair o' shorts.

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Austin Somer wrote a review of on September 2, 2011

5 5

Without a doubt the best gloves I've ever owned. My first pair of these I purchased 4 years ago and used without a rip or any issues with seams or material quality deteriorating until about 2 months ago when a crash on some mean granite ripped the palm open, of course I immediately ordered some new ones. Intermittently i've tried a handful of gloves like the Giro Xen or the Fox Dirtpaw but I always find myself going back to my Cross X's. Great glove. Great material. Great protection. Get em.

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Austin Somer wrote a review of on September 2, 2011

5 5

Grabbed the last short cage from here before they were gone for a crazy price. Running this on my Santa Cruz Nomad and it's a perfect match. The derailleur in it's self is a work of art and makes my riding so much smoother with a quicker response and higher clearance off the ground (short cage). Love it. I'd suggest it to any type of rider.

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Austin Somer wrote a review of on July 3, 2011

4 5

A buddy of mine got this helmet and let me tell ya, it's pretty cool. I really like the design that Urge came up with, it's a little different from the rest. It's different from others in two ways: one, the visor is malleable and will move out of the way in a crash, reducing neck injury and allowing the helmet to take the force of the fall, and secondly is that the helmet wraps the back of your head to more thoroughly protect your rear lobes. Reason for 4 stars is it still isnt as rad as the Fox Flux! I would definitely suggest the Urge Endur-o-Matic to anyone!

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Austin Somer wrote a review of on February 24, 2011

4 5

I've got the older generation of this bag, and let me tell ya, it it's anything like it's predecessor then this is easily worth the money. I've had my bag for almost 4 years now. It sees bi weekly use and has yet to show signs of wear. This is my go to bag. Winter camp outs, summer back pack trips, whatever. This bag rocks

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Austin Somer wrote a review of on February 24, 2011

5 5

Quite using the stakes from your old scout tent and get yourself a set of these. Never had a problem with them bending and they seem to be able to break through all but the toughest dirt. Never had one come up in the night. Had mine for 5 years or so and they're still as red as the day i bought them!

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Austin Somer wrote a review of on February 24, 2011

4 5

Had this thing for quite a few years now and it's never let me down. Lightweight and durable. (Dropped it a few hundred times, fallen into a lake, etc) this little guy has helped me with warm meals without a single problem. Burns fairly efficiently and is probably one of the most compact out there. I've loved it. You probably will too.

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Austin Somer wrote a review of on February 24, 2011

4 5

Rocked this guy for about a month. Then on a sad september day down in moab, i left it in my car when i was out to lunch. The heat in my car from the moab sun turned the foam of my helmet molten and it began to bubble and expand. Not a happy camper. Other than that the helmet seemed to do its job well. Adjustable in both head circumference and chin strap made for a comfortable fit. Quite stylin' as well. I'd say go for it and buy it. Just dont leave it in you car, at noon, in the heat of southern utah's sun.

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Austin Somer wrote a review of on February 24, 2011

4 5

When i pulled these out of the package my first thought was "that looks like storm trooper armour". Anyway, these are some seriously durable knee and shin guards. Took a few nasty falls with these before the season ended and i came out of the falls without so much as a scratch (on my legs). Very breathable as they dont have the enclosed sleeve on the back apposed to Race Faces DH model. I'd suggest these to anyone who wants a little leg protection when attempting gnarly descents .

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Austin Somer wrote a review of on February 24, 2011

5 5

These things mean business. I'm all about the knee pads when doin' a gnarly descent and these have saved my knees more times than i can count. Flexible and comfortable nylon allow for some decent breath-ability, velcro straps cinch em tight to your legs. I'm a fan of the padding as it's not a hard plastic but rather a hard foam that takes a lot of the force away from your knee.

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