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Andrew Butterworth

Andrew Butterworth

, Gearhead

Utah

Andrew Butterworth's Passions

Running
Fly Fishing
Skiing
Climbing
Hiking & Camping
Yoga

Andrew Butterworth's Bio

Born and raised in Virginia, I moved west as soon as I could to the wilds of Montana! After six years in western Montana I made the journey to Utah to work as an adventure guide for a few years. While guiding I led trips backpacking, fly fishing, rock climbing, canyoneeeing, and mountain biking. Being outdoors and exploring my passions has led me to land in Salt Lake City as a home base to plan out new adventures! I am a recent convert to the world of trail and ultra running but deep down I still dream of endless powder days and long rappells through canyons.

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Andrew Butterworthwrote a review of on May 13, 2019

4 5

Fit: Runs large
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 165 lbs

The Solace is a new shirt for icebreaker, and it seems like they were going for something a bit more casual and for spring, winter, and fall use here. The fabric feels a bit heavier than the Sphere or Techlite, which I love to wear for runs and hikes year round. I love the feel of the tencel blended with the merino as it makes Solace feel so soft and doesn't have the initial prewash itch that some merino products have. Although not my first choice for wearing in the heat, this shirt will be a great casual and under baselayer shirt in the cooler months. THe fit seems a bit larger than what I am used to with icebreaker, typically I wear a medium but could definately have sized down to a small in this one!

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Andrew Butterworthwrote a review of on May 13, 2019

4 5

Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 165 lbs

The Revolver is my favorite pair of Kuhl pants and I find myself reaching for these year round, from rolling the legs up on summer nights to chilly winter mornings. The light stretch fabric feel great and moves with me. I love the stetchy pockets as well. Having tons of pockets really help me to keep everything organized. The fit is true to size and a little relaxed, which feels perfect. Make sure to wash these pants inside out, the fabric has a tendency to fade over time if you dont!

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Andrew Butterworthwrote a review of on May 13, 2019

5 5

This is not for the faint of heart! I would only recommend this roller for someone who regularly rolls out. There are specific points on this roller that really get in there. The firmness is just about right, not quite too soft like a traditional roller but not too hard like the carbon or full hard plastic rollers. Overall I am super happy with this product and would recommend it for anyone looking to take their rolling to the next level.

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Andrew Butterworthwrote a review of on May 13, 2019

5 5

Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 165 lbs

These have been so great for after long runs and hard training efforts. Sometimes its just nice to have a little more cushion for those short walks with the dog around the block too. Not only is the cushion soft and marshmellowy, but has the right feel and responsiveness that I dont feel bogged down when my legs are trashed. I recently wore the after my last ultramarathon and was really happy to have my toes dangling and have the cushion feel bottomless.

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Andrew Butterworthwrote a review of on May 13, 2019

5 5

Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 165 lbs

Light and airy, Salomon's 37.5 fabric is ideal for summer heat and high output training. I love how much storage these shorts have, from small pockets for keys or a gel to larger pockets for an iphone or soft flask. The 6 inch inseam is a little shorter than I would like, but makes me feel fast! These fit true to size and overall are my new favorite shorts for the summer. These are perfect for long runs and races since there is so much storage and breathability!

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Andrew Butterworthwrote a review of on May 13, 2019

5 5

Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 165 lbs

The sense tank is perfect for the heat. The fabric breathes super well and lets tons of flow through it. I really like that,unlike a lot of synthetic shirts, the fabric doesnt stick to me when I sweat but continues to breath and drape away from my skin. Having a wider shoulder band is perfect for running with a pack and keeping a bit of sun off of your skin. I would recommend going a size up as this does fit rather tight. If you have any questions about Salomon products or trail running gear feel free to reach out to me personally!

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Andrew Butterworthwrote a review of on April 25, 2019

5 5

The Sense 2L vest is perfect for running in the heat or racing when you know aid stations are only a few miles apart. I love how airy and breathable the back panel is, I have the Sense 5L vest as well and find myself reaching for the 2L as the heat turns up. The fit is credible on this vest and there is very minimal bounce. The soft flasks with the harder bottoms take some getting use to as the do make your ribs a bit sore at first, but are top notch compared to other brands. Overall this vest is ideal for someone in a hot or humid climate where you dont need to carry extra layers or gear while needing to stay cooler during the summer.

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Andrew Butterworth

Andrew Butterworthwrote a review of on April 25, 2019

5 5

Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

Salomon's fabric is so airy and comfortable! These feel so breezy and wick sweat away like nothing. I really like the storage on these shorts, as there is enough room for a small soft flask, iphone, keys, and a few gels all without the need of a vest or belt. The only real downside I could see in these would be potential longe term durability, but thats a price Im willing to pay for something so breathable and soft. For a 9 inch inseam short, these feel modest enough to wear in public and perfectly at home on the trail or road.

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Andrew Butterworthwrote a review of on April 25, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: 11

The S/Lab Ultra from last season was my go to for super long runs and ultra races, but had some issues that made it a shoe that wasnt for everyone. By removing the lower sensifit wing from this seasons version Salomon has increased the breathability and shaved off some weight. Additionally, Salomon has adjusted the mesh material to be more hydrophobic and durable. Last years model was an incredible shoe, but a little heavy for featherweight runners and lacked durability that you should expect with a high tier price point. The cushioning feels a bit softer and the tread feels a bit sticker compared to last years model as well. So far I have raced a 50k on sandstone slickrock in these and a few 20 plus mile long runs for about 120 miles and havent noticed any major signs of wear aside from a little wear on the tread. The fit feels a touch longer than last years model and gives your toes plenty of room to splay but feels secure and locked down through the heel and midfoot. I would definitely recommend these for someone looking for a high performance trail shoe that can handle any trail conditions and keep your feet happy for the long haul!

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Andrew Butterworthwrote a review of on April 11, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 165 lbs

Salomon took something awesome and made it more awesome. The Sense Ride 2 got lighter, more breathable, and slightly softer cushioned. These shoes are a perfect shoe for someone just getting into trail running as they feel great and work for any trail, from technical scrambling to gravel roads. The fit of the toe box on the sense ride 2 seems a little bit more generous than the sense ride, which will help this shoe work for more people as Salomon notoriously has a narrow fit. Speaking of fit, these feel locked down and secure while not being too tight due to the inner sock liner that Salomon calls endofit. The Sense Ride 2 will definitely be a go to for training miles this summer here in the Wasatch!

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Andrew Butterworthwrote a review of on April 1, 2019

5 5

Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 165 lbs

The Sense SG (Soft Ground) 7 is hands down the best race shoe for loose ground and technical trails on the market. Salomon stripped about a half ounce on the 7 over the 6 and it makes for a more streamlines upper that loses its large toe cap and overlays. The SG gives you the confidence to race on technical trails and through snow and mud. Being such a light shoe, 7 ounces, the SG isnt the best for ultra distances but for short and fast races. The fit is true to size and feels locked in and dialed for a snug fit you want to race your best!

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Andrew Butterworthwrote a review of on March 20, 2019

5 5

The lemon is absolutely my favorite, but these probar chews are pretty awesome. Not a ton of calories so I still use gels and bars, but these have tons of vitamins and electrolytes to spice things up a little. Taste great and sit well in the stomach.

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Andrew Butterworthwrote a review of on March 20, 2019

5 5

Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

Patagonia nine trails shirts and shorts are awesome! Definitely a great shirt that feel like a cotton shirt but wicks and breathes like a synthetic. Not the best to run in during the summer as its pretty thick, but they make a tank top from the same material that is just perfect for that.

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Andrew Butterworthwrote a review of on March 17, 2019

5 5

Fit: Runs large
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 165 lbs

The weight to cushion ratio on the Cavu 2 is insane! The striped back upper is breathable and helps to really drop the weight in a way that feels very natural and secure. The profly midsole gives you the firmness you need when you really want to push the speed but has enough softness that a 20 plus mile long run doesn't leave your feet screaming. The sizing is about a half size large, I would really recommend sizing down a half size! My size 10.5 weighed in at 7.6 oz, which is so light for a stack height of 25mm! The only thing I have found that I wish was adjusted on this shoe is a giving a little bit of rubber on the sole for traction instead of the mixed rubber midsole , which in the end shaves weight but compromised traction on wet or snowy days. Overall, the cavu 2 has really been amazing for tempo and faster paced long runs for me and seems like they will hold up really well. After 100 miles there is really only minimal wear on the outsole, so I would expect these to hold up at least 400 miles!

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Andrew Butterworthwrote a review of on March 13, 2019

4 5

I recently purchased this bottle to try out instead of a waist belt. Its nice to have easier acces to water than storage in a waist belt. Overall the bottle itseld feels great and the amount of storage seems appropriate to get me through 13 to 16 miles to store a few gels. The only reason I knock it down a star is that I am just not 100 percent sold on handheld bottles yet as it does kind of throw my balance off a bit.

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Andrew Butterworthwrote a review of on March 7, 2019

5 5

Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 165 lbs

These pants are great. I'm always the perfect temperature. Pockets are nicely located for your phone to stay warm on your chest and your ski pass. The fabric gathers in odd places sometimes but they're pretty adjustable so I think it's mostly about getting used to moving around a lot in overalls.

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