Grace Rich

Grace Rich

The Wasatch and the Grand Canyon

Grace Rich's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Paddling
Climbing

Grace Rich's Bio

I love to play. I grew up mainly in Salt Lake and have had access to some of the best places in the world. Right now I get to river guide in Grand Canyon during the summer and work in the hospital and at Snowbird in the winter so it's workin out pretty great. And, let's be honest, I've got a bit of a gear problem, so SAC and backcountry are perfect / trouble for me.

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Grace Rich wrote a review of on April 14, 2011

5 5

These shoes are great approach shoes! I tried on a bunch of different ones and these were the most comfortable. They are comfy enough that you can wear them around, but stiff and aggressive enough that you can wear the on some technical approaches. I usually wear a 7 - 7 1/2 and I got the 7s. My toes are right up against the end but if I tie the laces tight it's just right and I like them to be more snug than loose. Over all they're great shoes! I've gone on several adventures in them and they're standing up to use just fine.

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Grace Rich wrote a review of on February 14, 2011

4 5

This bag is really big and nice and the whole inside is really easily accessible, and I'm pretty sure it's really durable, but it is definitely not waterproof, like river worthy waterproof. It'd be good in the rain or a little bit of water, but the zipper is not waterproof and this bag could for sure not be submerged. But for hauling gear and keeping it pretty dry in most conditions, it's going to be great!

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Grace Rich wrote a review of on January 25, 2011

5 5

I've got to be honest. I've never thought these type of boots are very flattering or attractive. but these were given to me as a gift and they are amazing! They're seriously the most comfortable boots for everything. I've worn them a ton since I got them. The only thing I didn't like about them is once I've worn them a lot the sides above the buckle kinda turn out, but I think it's supposed to be that way.

I'd heard that if you were in between sizes you should size up. I'm a 7 1/2 and I got an 8 and I feel like they fit well at first, but they do pack out a little and I think a 7 would have been a little tight at first but I think in the end they may fit better. But they're so comfy I just can't complain about them at all.

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Grace Rich posted an image about on November 13, 2010

Love this pack!

This pack has got it all. It's great for biking, hiking or whatever. It's big enough that you can fit a whole outter layer of clothes and a meal or two and still have enough room to have the bladder full. All the little features, like straps on the bottom for your chin guards that tuck away when you're done with them are awesome.
The one thing I don't like about it is the mouth piece for the hydration pack. You have to pull on it while biting on it to get it open and you have to do use your hand to push it to lock it closed. And in Utah most of the rides you end up getting sand in everything which makes it even harder. But other than that I love the opening of the bladder, it's really easy to fill and clean. And the whole pack is great!

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Grace Rich posted an image about on November 13, 2010

4 pair and counting....

It's true, I'm an addict of sunglasses for sure. I am obsessed with wearing them whenever it is even somewhat sunny. My first pair of Methods were given to me 5 years ago and due to me loosing them and not taking care of them and getting them too scratched, I've needed to get new glasses, but I keep coming back to these. They're big enough that they block a lot of sun, but they're not too Hollywood. Also, I really don't like it when glasses sit on my cheeks and these don't at all. The super methods do and get foggy really easily, but these are great.

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Grace Rich posted an image about on November 13, 2010

Pretty durable

These capris are pretty comfortable and good for hiking. They're not as stretchy as some others I've tried which I do really like for climbing, but they're usual Arc'teryx quality so they're good durable fabric and construction. The pockets are kinda weird though. There's one on the front that is not very big and it's right at where your hip bends so it's not too comfy to have anything in it. But other than that, they're good pants.

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Grace Rich posted an image about on November 13, 2010

Really great light weight

It may look like I'm really cold in this picture, but it's just because it was an unusually cold evening in the Grand Canyon in June and none of us were prepared. This shirt was the warmest thing I had and it was good. It's thinner than I thought it was going to be but it fits really well and is perfect when you just need a little more than a T-shirt, or just a layer under a fleece or something. It's great too because it doesn't retain smell like regular capilene shirts tend to do.

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Grace Rich posted an image about on November 13, 2010

Perfect for a smaller fit

I've had these goggles for a couple years and they are still great. Even wearing them over my helmet the strap hasn't stretched out. I don't like super huge goggles and these are perfect. I don't really have a small face, and these are some of the smaller ones that Smith makes, but I think these fit me pretty well and don't cut off too much periphery.

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Grace Rich posted an image about on November 13, 2010

More than just a rain jacket!

I bought this as a rain jacket and it was a little thicker than I was expecting. I was thinking it was just going to be a shell, but it's got a liner in it that is really nice. It really helps keep the wet and cold off your skin. It added a little warmth that I wasn't expecting. It seemed really true to size for me. I'm generally a med and the med fit great.

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Grace Rich posted an image about on November 13, 2010

Good but not great for super wet

This jacket is pretty good. It does great in some lighter rain storms, but isn't great for prolonged times in the weather. I've had it for a while and used it quite a bit and most of the time it's good, but a little moisture seeps through if you're out in the weather for too long. But for a light weight, pretty cheap jacket, it gets the job done.

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