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Rich F

Rich F

Salt Lake City/Park City

Rich F's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Running
Biking
Skiing
Surfing

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 May 25, 2015

5 5

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

I don't care what activity you do.... if you're going to sweat, this shirt is where it's at. The entire back panel is mesh so it breathes better than any shirt I've owned. No matter what you wear, you'll get a sweaty back with a pack on, but with this it just feels better and dries way faster.
I always mention how hot SLC can get in the summer, so I seek out shirts like this that can help me keep my cool when the temps hit 90+. Overall, it fits true to size or maybe a little loose, (depending on what you compare it to), but I ordered a medium and it fit well.
The hem is unfinished (zoom in on the photo and see what I mean). Rather than being doubled over and having one loop hem like most shirts, it is cut so there are two individual pieces hanging down. Again, minor detail that I'm totally neutral about but it's worth calling out.
I think the location of the logo adds to the versatility of this shirt. It's discreet enough to wear this with jeans or to nice(ish) things without looking like you just came from the gym.
I have a feeling I'll end up with every color before long.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on May 25, 2015

5 5

Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 152 lbs
Size Purchased: 31

In the last year I've become a pretty huge fan of Levi's, particularly for their commuter line of pants and shorts. I have 510s, 511s and 504s, and it's nice that the short version fits consistent with the pants version in terms of slim, relaxed, etc.
Last summer the 511 commuters were one of my most commonly worn shorts, but somehow my thighs grew over the winter (maybe it's whiskey weight?) and they're pretty tight. After having good luck with the 504 jeans, I decided to try these shorts. More relaxed than the 511s, but similar in most other ways, they're going to be my new favorite shorts for the summer. The material is stretchy enough, and they're fitted but not tight. I'm short (5'6"), so I avoid rolling down the bottom hem (meaning, I wear them as pictured with the bottom hem rolled up an inch) and the outseam length is perfect. They have a hidden stash pocket on the right thigh, seam (look closely in the image and you can see the zipper pull). It's a surprisingly sufficient pocket that could hold your ID, cards, and other tiny valuables.
OH! And my other favorite part about these is the availbaility in a 31" waist. 30 is too tight, 32 is baggy on me so I take advantage of the ever-elusive 31" whenever possible.
If you know of any other similar fitting shorts in a 31", add a comment!

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Rich Fwrote a review of on May 25, 2015

5 5

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

These are my new, go-to shoes for daily wear. I don't skate in them, but truthfully I don't think many people do. The suede version seems like it could hold up well, but I doubt the mesh would last long if you skated them.
As far as lifestyle or daily drivers go, they're awesome. Salt Lake City can be hot as hell on summer days, so I seek out shoes with a mesh upper for breathability. I spend my time both sitting at a desk and running around our warehouse, so it's nice to have a shoe that is comfortable, breathable, lightweight and looks good. I have the black/flash lime/wolf grey variant and they're just as pictured.
I highly recommend them, classic Nike fit (I wear an 8 or 8.5 in shoes and went 8 in these - Also and 8 in Vans, Chrome, Clarks, Sorel).

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Rich Fwrote a review of on March 9, 2015

4 5

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

Like one reviewer mentioned, it's not a traditional slim fit, but it's certainly slimmer than other items in the Patagonia line. I normally wear the RVCA That'll Do Oxford in a medium. When it comes to fit, that is ideal for me. I went with a medium in this and it's a tad looser, but the cool, breathable material makes up for it. Overall this is a good "go to" shirt for summer chillin or work.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on March 5, 2015

5 5

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

I wear this as a baselayer for skiing mainly, whether at the resort or BC. The mesh back is great for touring when i'm wearing a pack. It keeps me way drier than a normal back material. The built in neck gaiter/hood is awesome. Not sure I see the benefit for skating, but for skiing/snowboarding it's dope.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on December 16, 2014

5 5

K2 Makes great skis. I'm normally not a huge fan of cap construction, but that's what you get in a $300 ski. The dimensions and flex are perfect for a park ski and the little bit of early rise lets you get away with more on takeoffs and landings (less tip catching).

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Rich Fwrote a review of on December 16, 2014

5 5

I've had this for a short while, but I've been pleased with it so far, especially for the price. It looks good, is slim and should protect my phone from taking too much of a beating. Obviously not as safe as a LIfeProof or Otter Case, but it definitely fits better in your pocket.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on August 14, 2014

My new favorites, too!
5 5

I bought these for a number of reasons. First, I own the Commuter 511 shorts and loved the material and fit. Second, these were available in a 32x30 which is somewhat rare. I ordered the "wine tasting" color, which I surprisingly like more than I thought.
The fit is great! Slim but not too tight. I have pretty large thighs, and these still fit well. They are made of the rigid denim, which kind of feels weird at first but they broke in nicely.
Overall, I couldn't be happier with these, especially at the sale price!

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Rich Fwrote a review of on August 11, 2014

5 5

As other reviewers have mentioned, these are great! They have that classic styling with the additional touches of tech. I use these as my day to day casual shades, but also for activities.

The lens quality is awesome, and durability has been good thus far. I actually dropped them lens down on some gravel the other day and was surprised to see zero damage to the lenses. They're still crystal clear. Overall, I'm stoked on these.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on July 9, 2014

5 5

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 Fwrote a review of on April 25, 2014

5 5

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 Fwrote a review of on April 15, 2014

5 5

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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