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Rich F

Rich F

Employee

Salt Lake City/Park City

Rich F's Passions

Biking
Hiking & Camping
Surfing
Skiing

Rich F's Bio

My story is not uncommon for those living in Salt Lake City. I moved here to ski/go to school. I finished up the school thing, so now I just ski, hike, bike, fly fish, backpack, surf when I can get away, and enjoy the mountains.

When I'm not outside, you can find me working in the Backcountry.com Retail Store at 2607 S. 3200 W., in Salt Lake City. Come on in and check it out!

Rich F

Rich Fwrote a review of on June 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This square cooking iron is extremely versatile and will add a nice array of food options to your next camping trip. With a price point below twenty dollars this product is a no brainer! After a few trial and error sessions you will be cooking like a pro. Be careful not to get the iron too hot. I have cooked several eggs, cinnamon rolls, pies, and sandwiches with this tool. This is an awesome addition to the weekend camping trip, and a great gift idea.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on June 6, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 152 lbs

This is a great advanced shoe for someone looking to take their climbing to the next level. The shoe definitely runs small, but will stretch out about 1/2 size after use. The aggressive shape makes it easy to find a foothold on the smallest piece of rock. All of this being said, my feet are definitely looking forward to taking these shoes off after a long climb.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on June 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 152 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

For days where I don't fee like wearing a T shirt or button up, there's this one. Regular fit is comfortable and true to size. The Dri-Fit material is great. I own a handful of Nike or Hurley shirts because of this material. It's one of the better cotton/poly blends for the price.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on June 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 152 lbs
Size Purchased: 8

I have a couple pairs of the Clarks Desert Boot so I knew what to expect in terms of size and quality. Similar to the desert boot, these fit pretty large - size down if you're in between sizes. The quality is great and the styling is perfect for what I need them for. Weddings, classy events, etc. Overall they've been awesome, have gotten some compliments and are comfortable.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on June 6, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 152 lbs

I got these for my lady friend who has a pretty tiny face. The style is perfect but they're a tad wide between the arms. To the extent that they fall off her face if she is active in them. I've had Raen shades before and the quality has been great so this is just a fit issue.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on June 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 152 lbs

They're just what I needed. I have a pair of Chaco flips that I use for anything on the more technical side. For around the yard, vacation, etc., these are great. Soft, comfy foam top and lighter strap.
I got an 8 and they fit relatively true to size. I'd say if you're between sizes, size down. I always recommend that for flip flops.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on May 29, 2016

Just what I've been looking for!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've had my 2007 Tacoma for about a year now. I had considered going the camper shell route but they're super expensive and I frequently haul a snowmobile that would require me to take the shell off and store it... and who has space to store a fiberglass shell half the year? Not me.
This tent is EXACTLY what I was looking for. It still allows me to pack enough for 6 people to go car camping (coolers, tents, duffels, firewood, cooking supplies, etc.) and have the tent sit over it all. I ended up getting some crossbars from a company called Relentless Offroad, which have been absolutely perfect. They're really simple and rated to hold a lot of weight and with the tent packed down it sits level with the top of my cab. The bars hold the tent about 8" above my bed rails giving perfect access to whatever I have under it.
The tent itself: This thing is heavy as hell, but once it's up on your rig I doubt you'll be taking it off until the end of the season. Myself and one other person were able to get it up there easily. Assembly is simple if you just follow the directions. Everything feels sturdy, from the zippers to the mesh to the nylon itself. Since weight isn't an issue you can tell that Tepui went with burly materials that will last.
As simple as it sounds, one of the best parts of this set up is the pad itself. I've never slept so comfortably on a camp trip. I had myself, another person and two dogs and still had plenty of space. It's much longer than a standard 3-person tent which was great for the dogs. Also, the interior walls are much more vertical than any other tent i've been in so at one point, during a storm, had 4 people and two dogs sitting up and still had room for two more people.
Overall, the design is great and I'm hyped to used it for more car camping trips this year. It's so nice being able to just flip it open and be ready to go!

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Rich Fwrote a review of on May 11, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

For the price, you can't beat this bike. DB advertises it as a do anything, gravel, light trail, commuter, etc. bike While I wouldn't take it on anything much more than a gravel/fire road, I'll admit it feels plenty sturdy. My main use is commuting, and at $700 retail there's not reason to not add it to your quiver. I live in SLC where hills are plentiful, depending on where you live. Previously I was using a single speed which was usually fine, but there are times where I A) want a lower gear going up hill or B) want a higher gear for hauling ass when it's flat. The 1x9 configuration on this has the PERFECT range of gears for where I live. The more upright position is comfortable, the disc brakes are solid and so far all of my expectations have been met. The beefier wheels are way better than my traditional 25mm single speed wheels, making me a little more confident after a few drinks. Oh, I also love the option of being able to add panniers and fenders.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on May 10, 2016

5 5

Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 152 lbs
Size Purchased: 8

I own several pairs of Janoski Max shoes and thought I'd give these a try. the fit, construction, etc. is the same. These have a better heel pocket that keeps my heel in place. I've not skated them, but they're my go-to daily shoe for the time being.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on May 10, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

So far so good! Maybe it's just because it's new, but opening the lock with the key is much easier than previous locks i've owned. With some, it's a struggle to get the key in and the flat part is a pain to get off the U. this one works flawlessly.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on May 10, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 152 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

For the price, you can't beat it. The material isn't anything super special, but it's a great fit and the faded style is awesome. This will be a staple in my closet this summer.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on May 10, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 152 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

As some other reviewers mentioned this runs a little small. I'm 5'5" and 155 lbs and almost almost a medium in thing. I got a medium in this and ended up keeping it. It's fitted but definitely on the smaller size. Other than that, it met all expectations and the price is good. I like that the volcom logo on the chest of the blue color matches the shirt itself. Makes it look a little more professional by not having a super visible volcom stone.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on April 14, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 152 lbs
Size Purchased: 9

By no means would I consider myself a good runner, nor would I list road running as one of my favorite things to do. That being said, I run a few times a week to stay in shape and keep my dog happy, usually no more than 4 or 5 miles at a time. Thus far, these shoes have met all of my requirements for a running shoe. Out of the box they were one of the best fitting running shoes I've worn in recent years. I have a medium width foot and they were great. If you have an especially wide foot they might be a tad narrow, but the mesh uppers aren't restrictive so i'm sure they'd break in and work just fine. I'm usually a size 8 in Vans, Nike, Clarks, but opted for a 9 in these. It's the perfect size for running (a little extra room in the toe area). If you're in between sizes at all, I would probably go up.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on April 4, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 152 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

I've worn these for everything from hiking and working out, to casual traveling, to couch time. The dryfit material is incredibly versatile, comfortable and lightweight. The jogger style is perfect (medium thickness elastic leg openings, good draw strings, etc.) Highly recommended.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on March 16, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have a few other methods of cleaning water (UV light and traditional filter) but this still has a place in my pack. I do a lot of backpacking in the Uintas (high alpine area of Utah) where there's certainly no shortage of water. While I'll likely use my larger filter to major fill ups, it's still nice to have this thing handy for quick sips AND in the event that my other filter malfunctions, breaks, is lost, etc. At $20 there's no excuse to not have one of these, even just as a back up.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on February 23, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 152 lbs

I had one of these for years and it finally gave out. I tried another beanie then immediately bought another FLT. Nothing compares in terms of fit, whether you like a rolled cuff or saggy style. Overall, a great beanie!

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Rich Fwrote a review of on February 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 152 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

If you need an incredibly light base layer that you can use for just about anything, this is the one. I liked the minimalist thumb loops. I ended up returning it because I wanted something thicker, but if you're in the market for a lightweight, this is solid.

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