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Aaron Bytendorp

Aaron Bytendorp

, Employee

Salt Lake City, UT

Aaron Bytendorp's Passions

Skiing
Biking
Hiking & Camping

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Aaron Bytendorpwrote a review of on May 10, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 210 lbs
Size Purchased: 12

I have also found that these run about a half size small. I normally wear a size 11.5 in street shoes and 12.5 in run shoes, but the 12 was perfect. I loved this shoe for road running around Salt Lake City.

The rockered sole seems to push you forward into your next step and it took about one run to get used to, but then I loved it. I'm a bad overpronator while running and the Gaviota gave all the stability I would ever need. From the looks of it the cushion looks out of control, but your foot actually sits inside of the cushion, not on top so it provides a unique amount of support and stability.

The uppers on the shoe were my favorite part, super comfortable and sock-like, with a firmer harness from the ankle around the laces to provide support where you need it. If you need a stability shoe and are more of a maximalist than a minimalist this is the shoe for you.

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Aaron Bytendorpwrote a review of on May 4, 2019

5 5

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

I rode this ski on a sleeper spring pow day at Solitude. It is super playful and bouncy, really fun for tight trees and side hits. It gives plenty of float for Utah powder and doesn't flap around when you straight line a groomer to make it past the flats. All in all I have no complaints and highly recommend these to anyone who likes to spend their way down seeking out jibby side hits and ripping the untouched pow in the tight trees.

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Aaron Bytendorpwrote a review of on April 11, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had to get my wife a 2nd pair of these shoes because she wore out her other pair. They're her go to casual shoe and she wears them all the time. Some shoes that have this same style are too narrow in the foot and toe. These are super comfortable and she likes them because they don't squish her toes. And they don't even look bulky. All around great every day shoe.

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Aaron Bytendorpwrote a review of on April 11, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My favorite helmet i've owned. The BOA in the back helps you really dial in the fit. It has been comfortable in a lot of different conditions. The venting is amazing, it can be easily switched between open, partially open, and closed. My favorite thing though, is how it integrates with goggles and has vents that force air down into the goggles and clears out the chance of fog.

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Aaron Bytendorpwrote a review of on April 11, 2019

5 5

Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 210 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This shirt is awesome. It has more of a relaxed fit, which is great for running, hiking or working out at the gym. I'm not sure how much it actually does, but there are small vents along the back of the neck. I was unsure about how I would like using wool for warm weather training, but after using this on a hot run it kept me nice and cool and comfortable. I have also used this for cooler runs too and the wool keeps you comfortable even when it gets wet or sweaty.

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Aaron Bytendorpwrote a review of on March 9, 2019

4 5

Wow this ski will carry you through crud and heavy snow like nothing I have ever ridden before. I would only recommend this ski for a strong skier because if you aren't driving them, they will drive you. In this width you have to be careful with your foot work. If you stay in the drivers seat this ski will treat you right and let you float easily through deep pow, charge big lines, and will give you touchdown landings when things are deep, If you aren't watching out though, they can easily get pulled in weird directions throw you into the back seat and kick your but.

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Aaron Bytendorpwrote a review of on February 28, 2019

5 5

I used these for a day a Brighton Ski Resort, and I was pretty impressed. The Ski feels surprising nimble while still giving decent stability and float. The early rise in the tip starts sooner than most skis so they have a surprising amount of float for only having a 102mm waist. My favorite thing is how poppy and playful they are, These skis just want to be airborne.

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Aaron Bytendorpwrote a review of on February 28, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 210 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I got the chance to demo this jacket for a couple days and i was blown away by it. The stretch meant that I got a great range of motion. The fit was amazing as well, narrow enough to look good, while still being long enough and wide enough to fit over my butt. My favorite feature was the angled vents. They were super easy to open with one hand while on a chairlift.

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Aaron Bytendorpwrote a review of on February 24, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 210 lbs

My wife loves the color of these base layers. Its her first pair of merino wool base layers and she was skeptical that it would be itchy but they have felt very comfortable and very warm. They are a bit see-through so you can't wear them on their own but perfect for skiing.

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Aaron Bytendorpwrote a review of on February 24, 2019

5 5

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

I bought a couple pairs of the men's version for me before i finally decided to share the love and bought these for my wife. She only wears thin ski socks with no extra padding and these are perfect. Also are a very cool design and look great. Great for staying warm when skiing but not bulky.

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Aaron Bytendorpwrote a review of on February 24, 2019

5 5

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

Bought these shoes for my wife for trail running. They are very different than other running shoes with the low drop and wide toe box but if you like having space for your toes, these feel amazing. The low drop may take a bit of getting used to but she hasn't had a problem with it. Overall she is really enjoying them so far.

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Aaron Bytendorpwrote a review of on February 24, 2019

5 5

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

My wife loves her chacos. Great for hiking when you're going through water. They do take a little bit of getting used to if you've never had them before. This is her 2nd pair, first time with the double straps and she thinks the double straps are more comfortable. Will be buying again and again and again.

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Aaron Bytendorpwrote a review of on February 24, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great pack for backpacking trips with your dog. It's the perfect size for your pup to carry her food and stuff on the way in and your trash on the way out. It's easy to adjust to your pup's size, and i love how it supports their weight from below and has a big handle if you need to give them a boost while boulder hopping.

After initial use I would say it is durable and stands up to your dog running through brush and pine trees while exploring the outdoors.

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