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Rich F

Rich F

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 August 18, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

For the price, this has met my expectations. I just use it for various tasks around camp and even some house projects in dark areas. I don't or do any super technical things with it so the brightness has been fine so far. Three beam settings are nice for battery conservation. You don't always need the brightest.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on August 18, 2015

5 5

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

I'm a huge fan of RVCA shirts. The "That'll Do Oxford" has been my go to shirt for years. I wanted something similar but a little more relaxed so I went with this and it met my expectations perfectly. It's not as slim as the That'll Do, but not boxy either. The sleeves have that rolled up hem, which is how I usually wear my shirts anyway do i'm glad it's sewn in. Overall I highly recommend this one.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on July 8, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is probably the most versatile and useful of any of the "selfie sticks" out. you can dial in your angle really well, regardless of the activity. It's great to use for skating to hold upside down and get a good upward facing angle. love it!

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Rich Fwrote a review of on July 8, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 152 lbs
Size Purchased: 32

I love a few things about these. dri-fit material is a god send when it's hot as hell, and the slimmer fit is nice. They're a little longer than i'd prefer (i'm short) but the slim fit makes them look good still.
I really wish they made them in a 31". If you're like me and in between sizes and need a 31, consider the Levis 504 commuter short.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on July 8, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 152 lbs
Size Purchased: 8.5

I use these for both hiking and trail running and absolutely love them. they are a little tight/narrow at first, but break in nicely. I love the lacing system.... most of the time I just keep them loose unless i'm on some especially tricky/loose terrain.
I usually wear and 8 in most shoes (Nike, Vans, etc.). Went with 8.5 in these and it was perfect. a little space is good to keep from smashing your toes, so I would say when in doubt, size up in Salomon trail runners.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on July 8, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

a little pricey, but delicious! It's surprisingly easy, and I truthfully didn't buy them for any nutritional value.... mainly because they looked good and I was hungry. I took them home, made them and was happy. simple.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on July 8, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

How can you not like a product that lets you have ice cold cocktails on the river or 24 hours into a camping trip? The only thing I dislike is if you hold it by the lid while it's open, the weight of the beverage might make the lid slip off. so, just hold it like a normal person.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on July 8, 2015

5 5

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

I actually got this because I wanted a basic white T with a slim fit to wear under a dress shirt. I've worn it as an undershirt and normal shirt and it's great. As others have mentioned, slim fit, but to be expected from Castelli.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on July 8, 2015

5 5

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

The variant I got was on sale, and I couldn't be happier with the purchase. They fit my face well, haven't broken despite being dropped and sat on a few times, and they look good. Overall, they've met my expectation for a pair of casual shades.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on May 25, 2015

5 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

I love this belt. Stretch belts like this are perfect for activities like hiking, skating, skiing, etc. I seems to move with me rather than just sit on top of my hips. The leather/camo combo looks appropriate enough to wear out as well.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on December 16, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

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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