Drew R

Drew R

Gearhead

SLC, Snowbird, Southern Utah.

Drew R's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Skiing

Drew R's Bio

I grew up in Utah and love it here. So many great diverse recreation opportunities within just a few hours.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on July 27, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Not a whole lot to say about these, they seem to be durable and hold air well. No flats yet about a month in riding some fairly rough roads. 60mm valve stem clears my super hip 42mm rims well allowing easy inflation without being overly long.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on June 9, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 165 lbs

I gave these as a gift and they have gotten rave reviews from the receiver. The stability support in these is good for over-pronaters and the gel cushioning helps stop sore feet. Fit true to size and the color is super vibrant.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on March 23, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is my second pair of Seths, I finally wore out the soles on my original pair from the first year they came out and there was no question I was going to replace them with another pair.

The wide track buckles on these are worlds better than the original buckles they were using on these when they first came out. They are so much more durable and Im not constantly worrying about breaking them. Cables act like shoe laces to help evenly distribute pressure across your foot. Buckles are micro adjustable for you to dial in your preferred fit.

Liner is awesome, you get great contact with your leg all the way around with the powerwrap liner. They are very comfortable and warm. I have not had them molded yet but will be doing so. J bar in the liner creates a great heel pocket and when coupled with the middle buckle over the ankle that pulls your heel down into the pocket the heel hold is exceptional. Again molding will make this even better and increase comfort.

The ribs in the tongue allow it to to flex like a bendy straw without distortion this allows the boot to keep its shape and stay tight over your ankle instead of distorting like a traditional overlap boot does causing alot of extra space and movement when flexed. It also has a much more natural progressive forward flex that doesnt bottom out and helps to eliminate shinbang.

I must have chicken legs or something because everyone else wants a longer strap but I personally wish it was shorter as I cant get it quite as tight as i want it but its not terrible by any means. I also really like the looped cinch style they used on the strap as opposed to velcro since that was one of the first things to go on my original pair. Extra length of the strap when cinched can be wrapped around the back of the boot and inserted to where the strap comes through to avoid it flopping around.

I wear a 9.5 street shoe, I dont oversize my street shoes too much and was fit by a boot fitter for a 26/26.5 in these. Definitely see a boot fitter if possible to get into the best size for you as it can vary for everyone.

26/26.5 share the same shell size, the difference being the liner. They use a slightly thicker liner in a 26 to take up more space and make it 'smaller'. That will be the case for all whole and half sizes sharing the same shell in these (25/25.5, 27/27.5 etc). Boot sole length on the 26/26.5 is 301mm.

Soles on these are also better than the original which was just hard plastic and incredibly slick. These have rubber soles that offer more grip and best of all are replaceable which they were not on the original.

As others have mentioned these are not all black but are a subtle black and grey camo color. They look really sharp in person with the red accents and buckles.

Overall I'm very happy with these just as I was with my first pair and will probably buy another pair should I ever wear these out.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on January 22, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 165 lbs

I gave this as a gift to my girlfriend for Christmas and she loves it. She has found it to be very warm and comfortable for her walks to school in the cold, wind and snow. Fits true to size.

A couple things to note. The inner layer is not removable, you can however zip the inner up independently of the outer which is a feature she has found very handy. Also the top 'pockets' are not really pockets. But the bottom pockets have the drop pockets under the snaps, and a zipper up the side for handwarmer pockets.

Overall a great buy especially considering the prices of similar jackets from other manufacturers.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on August 12, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

these bottles have been around forever for good reason, they are bombproof. Seriously impossible to break despite my unintentional best efforts, takes a beating and doesn't even show it most of the time. Measurements on the side are an added bonus. Grab a couple today and never buy another water bottle! I have a bad habit of misplacing them and always replace with another nalgene.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on August 12, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This thing is awesome! I'm definitely the envy of everyone when camp chairs are involved. Super comfortable, has 3 reclining positions and adjustments to get you nice and cozy while lounging about. big cup holders on each side with a divider so you can keep a beverage in the front and then your phone and whatever else in the back half of the cup holder. Also comes with a bottle opener tied to the cup holder! Once small drawback is that its pretty large when all folded up and in the bag. People laugh when they see how big it is in the bag but that quickly turns to jealously when its all set up. Sturdy and well built as well this seems like one i wont have to replace for a long time.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on August 12, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great sleeping pad at a great price. Its plenty thick to provide great comfort all night. A couple small drawbacks are that its kind of noisy, it never bothered me personally but it will be your personal preference in the end. Its also not self inflating but is pretty easy to blow up quickly and deflates quickly and packs small as well.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on March 18, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This is a great running/workout shirt. Its super lightweight and well ventilated for high output activities. I have been using it for running and its very comfortable, breathes well, wicks sweat and dries quickly. I got the red color and it doesnt show sweat anywhere near as bad as a regular cotton/blend shirt. Fits true to size.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on September 5, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Really easy to carry with the strap and doesnt require much grip. It fits my Galaxy s3 phone, but just barely, with headphones plugged in you have to put it down into the pocket and stretch it a bit but it fits and zips closed and doesn't come open. Can fit my keys in there was well with the phone.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on September 4, 2014

5 5

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

This is the first pair of running shoes ive bought in a very long time, new runner for all intents and purposes. These are more minimal with not a whole lot of padding, i dont have any problem with soreness due to lack of padding yet. They fit true to size for me, typically a 9.5 in most shoes and thats what I went with here and they feel great. They do seem to fit a bit narrow as well.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on May 1, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

Just picked this up a couple weeks ago and its been my go to jacket every day since. Great piece with 60 grams of primaloft insulation makes it warm, light and compressible into its own internal pocket for easy storage.

Good for layering, but looks good on its own as well with the roomier/longer cut, not too technical. It does run a bit large, I'm normally a large and a medium in this fits great. 5'10" 160 lbs, 40 inch chest, broad shoulders.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on May 1, 2014

Great bike shoe
5 5

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

Though they look like a regular skate shoe, these really are a great bike shoe, my go to when I hop on the fixie.

They fit true to size, normally wear a 9.5 and these are no different. They were a bit stiff around the opening when i first got them causing a little discomfort but after a few short rides they broke in great and are now very comfortable.

They have a noticeably stiffer sole to better transfer power and keep your feet from wearing out as quickly when pedaling. The sole also has a great pattern with deep waffle type indents that grab the pedal great when trying to flip it over to get into your cages and keep it secure once you are on it.

Great low profile style fits in cages great. Reinforced toe cap (easier to see on the white color in the photos) adds durability, laces also have metal end coverings which is a nice touch. The logo strip that runs across the top of the tongue is attached only at the ends which is really nice to be able to tuck any extra length in there to keep it safe.

I got the black ones, and the blue dots are not at noticeable in person as they are in the photos. They are also sewn into the fabric/slightly raised from the shoe, not just printed on, so they wont rub off leaving you with half a shoe of dots or anything.

Great shoe! Grab a pair while you still can.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on March 2, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are great bladders and have always worked well for me, the quick connect is a great addition in the last couple years of this. Make sure you grab the cleaning kit to go with it, its item # CAM0420, the crucial part is the skinny cleaner to run through the tube and its nice to be able to hang it from the quick link for easy drying.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on March 1, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have tried a bunch and my favorites are blueberry crisp and black cherry almond so far. Toss a few in the pack, jacket pockets, and the glove box and im set for a few months of easy snacking and a nice surprise when i find one I forgot about.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on March 1, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Stuff works great to clean all your wool garments and leave them like new, makes them soft again and gets rid of any smells you may have accumulated in your adventures.

Follow the care instructions on tag the of what you are washing , typically you will want to hang dry following a wash.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on January 9, 2014

5 5

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

Got a pair of these for my girlfriend to match mine that she liked. She loves hers and wears them everywhere, river trips, camping, hiking etc. She loves that the puple color has purple soles.

Only comes in whole sizes, if you are a half go down. So shes a 6.5 and wears a 6. These offer alot of arch support and will shorten your foot a little bit.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on June 17, 2013

5 5

This is the classic reef sandal in my mind, I have been buying these for about 7 years and never think twice about what to replace when I finally wear them out which typically takes about 2+ years of near continuous use, awesome for a pair of ~ $25 sandals.

Not only do they last forever but they are the most comfortable sandals out there in my opinion. They have super soft footbeds and will conform to your feet very quickly. The sole is substatial enough that you dont have to worry about your feet getting stuck with anything. They don't get all sweaty and gross either, and will dry quick if you jump in the pool with them on.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on June 16, 2013

5 5

Great bike cleaner thats a no brainer to use since its safe for pretty much everything. Follow the instructions in the description for a crazy clean bike. I couldn't believe how good it looked after I was done with this cleaner, and it took all of about 15 minutes which is great!

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