Rich Wheeler

Rich Wheeler

Gearhead

Brighton, PCMR, Lands of Utah

Rich Wheeler's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Surfing
Climbing
Yoga

Rich Wheeler's Bio

I've been in the outdoor industry since 2002. Been with Backcountry since 2008. I love this stuff. Shred on!

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Rich Wheeler

Rich Wheelerwrote a review of on August 30, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I pretty much only climb outdoor sport in the cottonwood canyons. Occasionally I'll venture elsewhere though. I hate when you show up to a spot and realize the starting bolt is no where near safe. Enter this device. It's compact enough to throw in your crag pack, while being able to extend pretty far. Helps me feel safe climbing, which is my top concern. I will say it take a little bit of play to use it optimally. I'm still learning. I give it 5 stars because I haven't seen anything better at similar price.

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Rich Wheelerwrote a review of on August 30, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this for my girlfriend as a multi purpose helmet. She uses it for biking, snowboarding and occasionally wakeboarding. The cool thing with these is that they
re versatile. Depending what she is doing, it's easy to loosen the tightening knob slightly and wear a balaclava underneath.

I was originally drawn to this helmet, as I wear the mens Macon EPS myself. She wanted a brim, so we went Lenox.

Sizing was as expected. Remember to measure at the brow line!

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Rich Wheeler

Rich Wheelerwrote a review of on August 30, 2016

5 5

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

Stance ups the game here with a scene right out of the original trilogy. In addition, these use their run construction. This construction utilizes a more breathable synthetic blend than standard cotton. In addition, they move the stance logo to the heel and print it out of a highly reflective ink such that runners can be seen at night. Awesome!

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Rich Wheeler

Rich Wheelerwrote a review of on July 28, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I use this shirt for floating rivers and wakeboarding. It's a great way to not get sun burned without being drenched all day. It repels some water and dries quickly. Only slightly funky thing is the neck. It borders just slightly into turtle neck territory. I like it overall though!

Fits slightly big, but I think that is on purpose.

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Rich Wheelerwrote a review of on July 28, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This lock is small and feels rugged. I purchased 2 of them for a trip I was taking to Europe. One of them somehow ended up in an awkward position where it was locked open and wouldn't respond to the intended code we had set. While I could go through all 999 combinations, I found this annoying, Be careful and it will suit you well.

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Rich Wheelerwrote a review of on July 28, 2016

5 5

I purchased 2 of these for a trip to Europe this summer. One for me and one for my lady. After comparing this with the Porter and reading into different euro airlines baggage requirements the Farpoint was the clear winner. I flew with the pack on delta, czech airlines, easy jet, and transavia. No issues at any. One comment I've heard is that the Porter 46 can carry more gear. It's important to remember that some airlines have a weight limit too. The farpoint carries plenty. I was able to pack enough for a 2 week trip through Amsterdam, Prague, Munich and Berlin, without washing much.

I really liked bundling this with the Eagle Creek Pack-It Cube Set. It helped keep my clothes organized and compressed.

Funny story is that multiple times we ran into other backpackers with the same pack. I think they need more colors! That said, it stands true to the quality these bags provide.

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Rich Wheeler

Rich Wheelerwrote a review of on July 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The 90s are back and so are fanny packs. Herschel brings style to the equation with it's heritage design. My girlfriend uses this during a 2 week trip to Europe to house her passport, money etc. She received multiple compliments on it. In addition, it came in clutch for when we didn't have our packs with us. Function and style all in one.

Thus far no issues with craftsmanship. Herschel does it right.

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