Rich F

Rich F

Salt Lake City/Park City

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Richard's Passions

Alpine Touring
Fly Fishing
Camping
Backpacking
Trail Running
Hiking
Mountain Biking
Alpine Skiing
Surfing

Richard'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 F wrote a review of on July 9, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

So far I couldn't be happier with these. They look great and the sound quality is killer. The materials all seem pretty bomber so I'm sure they'll be able to take a beating. The control button is in a good location and has worked in iTunes on my Macbook and on my phone. And to top it off, they're super comfortable which isn't always the case with over-ear headphones.

The cord does seem a little shorter than some others, but that's been a plus for me so far. I hate when my phone is in my pocket then I have 3 extra feet of cord drooping down. For desk work or having your phone in your pocket, it's perfect!

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Rich F wrote a review of on April 25, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I bought these mainly because of the price. I don't consider myself an avid cyclist by any means, but the 15 or 20 times I go a summer makes it worth it to have road specific shoes. After a few uses, no blisters and still having enough money in my pocket to feed myself, I couldn't be happier.
The sole is stiff enough for your normal recreational rider. The tongue configuration is designed to work with the velcro straps, so you don't get any bunching. I like that.

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Rich F wrote a review of on April 15, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The attachment system on these is nice because it will work with a HUGE range of factory side rails.
I put them on a 2014 Subaru Forester and they went on in a snap. It makes a loud "click" sound when you've reached the appropriate tightness when attaching, so it takes the guesswork out of it.
I'm 100% confident that they're on there and not going anywhere.

Also, if you have a newer car, don't dull it down with the classic round or square bars. Aesthetically (and audibly) the Aero bars are just far superior.

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Rich F wrote a review of on April 9, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'll be honest. I purchased these mainly because of the price. It's my first pair of wading boots (after wearing old hiking shoes paired with my waders for a year, it was time to upgrade). So far they've been good. I don't have much to compare them to, but for the price I'm happy with the comfort, grip and durability thus far. The top eyelets for the laces have the locking "teeth" so they're easy to lace up and keep tight. I normally wear a size 8 in footwear and decided to go with a 9 in these. I wish I had gone with a size 8 though, even with waders on.

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Rich F wrote a review of on March 24, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

I've been wanting a pair of down booties for awhile now, and it wasn't until a recent yurt trip that I decided it was finally time. They are incredibly warm, comfortable and light. I wouldn't wear them around outside too much, as the soles aren't rubber, but for their designed intention, they rule.
I wear a size 8 shoe generally, and I got the size larges. They fit perfectly.

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Rich F wrote a review of on January 23, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Each time GoPro releases a new camera, it blows my mind how incredible it is. While it's not necessarily part of the camera itself, my favorite thing about it is the GoPro App. Before the app I used to dread uploading shots to my computer, for them to ultimately sit there and never go anywhere. Now, I can browse them on my phone and select exactly which shots I want to keep. Within minutes I've saved it to my phone and emailed it to myself or posted it on Instragram, FB, Backcountry.com, etc. It's the convenience that allows me to get more out of this camera.
And the shots are incredible, it's damn near indestructible and you can keep it in your pocket. I can't wait to travel with this camera. I'm always nervous to carry a digital SLR, camera bag, lenses, etc. on adventures to less developed places, so ultimately the camera stays at home. I'm confident I can capture the experience of a badass trip with this thing without letting it out of my sight. When necessary, I can put it in my pocket and go surfing. No more leaving the camera on the beach with that unfortunate volunteer to watch after it.
And since there's a mount for everything, I might as well just attach it to whatever I happen to be riding.

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Rich F wrote a review of on December 5, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I used to think "underwear are underwear", until I got these. They just keep everything where it should be and are super thin. No fly, or flaps or anything unnecessary. Just a stretchy, thin, comfy pair of underwear.

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Rich F wrote a review of on December 5, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size

For the price and tech specs, I wasn't expecting these pants to be comparable to something made of a Gore material. They are thin, but that's to be expected for a shell pant. In Utah, where it could be 0 degrees or 55 degrees, it's nice to have a shell like this and choose base layers accordingly. They are longer fit, so the cuffs may drag for some shorter riders.

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Rich F wrote a review of on December 5, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size

The fit of this jacket is just as described - long and slim. It looks awesome, both on and off the hill. The waxed material shows wear, but I think it adds character, similar to how when leather breaks in. Overall a solid jacket for on the hill that doesn't look bad in town.

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Rich F wrote a review of on December 5, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size

This is a more lightly insulated down jacket than some others. It doesn't have the huge baffles that you'll see in other down jackets, so it layers nicely and looks good as an outer piece. I got this as a gift for someone and so far they seem to love it.

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