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Andrew Butterworth

Utah

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.

Andrew Butterworth's Passions

  • Running,
  • Fly Fishing,
  • Skiing,
  • Climbing,
  • Hiking & Camping,
  • Yoga.
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Andrew Butterworthwrote a review of on April 16, 2020

5 5

Fit: True to size

Altra hit the ball out of the park in my opinion with the Timp 2. A great easy day trail shoe that can pick up the pace when you need it to, would be a great option for anything from a marathon to 50 mile trail race. The fit for me is the best I have ever felt in an Altra trail shoe with excellent midfoot lock down and enough room through the toe box but not the sometimes sloppy feeling I have experienced in other models like the lone peak 4. The Quantic midsole foam feels very cushioned as well as responsive when you need it to without feeling to squishy or soft, just in that sweet spot. The lug pattern on the Timp 2 maintains plenty of traction through mud, snow, and ice while really feeling best on hardpacked trails and road to trail situations. The Timp 2 feels like the Torin 4 with a trail ready sole and more breathable upper, so if you are a fan of the Torin you will love the Timp 2. In the 100 or so miles I have put in the Timp 2 so far I havent noticed much as far as wear and would expect this shoe to last at least 350 miles. Because its lighter and more cushioned than the lone peak, I would recommend this to anyone looking at Altra trail shoes as its really the standout model in their line up right now!

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Andrew Butterworthwrote a review of on October 14, 2019

5 5

Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 165 lbs

The thin softshell fabric of the airshed is ideal for cooler whether running and hiking. It breathes well when you are pushing the pace but still feels warm when you're not. I recently wore this jacket up Mt Elbert in Colorado where temps were in the low 40s up top and was very comfortable, even with 30 mph winds above 14,000 ft. Fitting into its own pocket to about the size of an orange makes this really convenient to carry in a pack or a pocket. Although thin, this material still seems very durable and I know it will hold up. The fit is a little on the bigger side, so maybe try a size down from normal or the same size to layer under a little more.

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Andrew Butterworthwrote a review of on September 17, 2019

5 5

I have used this headlamp for trail running and have been very happy with it! Super light and bright enough. I like how sleek and low profile this headlamp is, which is perfect for high output activities since it doesnt bounce like normal headlamps due when you are really working. Being rechargeable is really the kicker for me though as I know that I dont have to worry about replacing batteries.

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Andrew Butterworthwrote a review of on September 11, 2019

4 5

Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 165 lbs

My first run in the Evo Speedgoat left me a little underwhelmed in all honesty, it feels exactly like the speedgoat 3 but with a higher pricetag. The fit for me is a little more generous than the speedgoat 3 due to the thinner upper material and reduced toe bumper. At first that was the kicker for me, as someone with a narrow foot the speedgoat line has been perfect for me for those easy days and super long days. However, on my second run I had a massive thunderstorm descend on me very unexpectedly turning the trails into a stream. That same thin upper that I wasnt exactly sold on turned out to me exactly what I wanted, drains like a charm and doesnt stretch when it gets wet (a major problem for a lot of trail shoes that just lose all lock down after the first stream crossing). Although the fit isnt quite as secure for me through the front of the shoe I am willing to just crank the laces down a bit more and enjoy the toe splay a bit more than I am used to in the speedgoat 3. Someone with a wider foot who has been on the fence about the speedgoats in the past will be relieved to find out that these are a more generous fit. The same reliable multi-directional vibram megagrip lugs and pillowy cushion are something that I have come to love about the speedgoat and there is no change here. I cant really tell much of a weight difference but I know its there and would add up over an ultra distance, Hoka claims a half ounce drop per shoe. Overall I would recommend these for someone looking for a shoe for longer trail races who wants to drop a little weight but keep the same cushion, but in all honesty I am a bit more of a fan of the speedgoat 3 which has a better price tag and more security for my foot shape.

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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 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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