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Austin DeSilvia

Austin DeSilvia

Gearhead

Austin DeSilvia's Passions

Biking
Running
Surfing
Skiing
Hiking & Camping

Austin DeSilvia's Bio

Born in Seattle and raised in Boise. Moved to Utah and graduated from the U with an Environmental Science degree. The outdoors are where I feel most comfortable. Skiing, mountain biking, surfing, wake boarding, hiking. Most of the time its not about what you are doing, but who you are doing it with.



If you have any questions on any gear, please do not hesitate reaching out.



Email me at: Adesilvia@backcountry.com

Find me on the Instagram: Adessi1414

Austin DeSilvia

Austin DeSilviawrote a review of on February 14, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 205 lbs

Lowa San Francisco GTX shoes are awesome, with a very cool look to them. I like how they almost look like skate shoes but still have very technical features. I don’t personally own them but I have had the chance to try them on and walk around the office. I also have sold a few pairs so have feedback to give in that sense. The grip on the soles is awesome and these are Gore-Tex. Gore-Tex means that they are waterproof but also breathable, which is a very nice combination to have when talking shoes. These aren’t necessarily meant for hiking or anything like that but if need be, you could knock out a few miles if it is all you have. These are more for wearing around town and having your foot feel comfortable while doing it. Definitely would recommend these to anyone looking for a stylish yet technical shoe to buy.

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Austin DeSilviawrote a review of on February 14, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 205 lbs

Another Solid shoe from La Sportiva. I don’t own these yet but have sold quite a few pairs and also have worn them around the office a few times. I would say that they do have a narrower fit and are a lot lighter than I would have expected. They also have great support and the grip on the sole feels like it would do amazing on all terrain. I did talk to a customer who used these in a downpour and they said that their feet stayed dry the whole time, which is a promising to hear. Since they are Gore-tex, this also means they will be very breathable and do awesome if it is hotter outside. My feet tend to sweat quite a bit when hiking so I think this might be an awesome option for me. I plan on ordering these come spring time for my go-to hiking shoe around Utah. Let me know if you have any questions on them.

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Austin DeSilviawrote a review of on January 11, 2018

Interesting Fit but Awesome Technology
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 205 lbs
Size Purchased: XXL

I used this jacket for the first time yesterday and I have initial impressions. It was the first powder day of the year and it did keep me very dry and very warm. I wore a base layer, Nano Air, and then this for the shell and was very pleased. Snowed the whole day and I spent most of the day skiing fresh snow. Not once did I feel cold and the waterproof technology Eider uses is definitely top of the line.

As for the fit, this is my only issue with this jacket but it really comes down to a preference thing. I tend to link my jackets a little bigger and baggier (i'm 6'5" and weigh about 205lbs). This jacket is definitely a slim fit and is pretty tight on the torso and arms. I am a pretty skinny guy and even this jacket feels tight on me and I got a XXL. I wouldn't say it is restrictive by any means but if it was any tighter it definitely would be. Overall I was very happy with this jacket but I just need to get use to the fit of it. If you have any other questions on this jacket or any other Eider gear please let me know.

Pray for snow!

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Austin DeSilviawrote a review of on December 5, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 205 lbs

This is a super comfy shirt that isn't meant for keeping you warm. It is a pretty thin material but very soft at that! This piece definitely fits a little bit slimmer and longer but most RVCA stuff does. RVCA makes quality products and this shirt is no different. Let me know if you have any questions on the fit of this shirt.

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Austin DeSilviawrote a review of on December 3, 2017

5 5

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

I just got 3 pairs of these socks for this upcoming ski season and I love the way these feel on my feet. I have only used them once but the first time was awesome. I wear a size 13 shoe and the XL's fit me very well. Let me know if you need any help on sizing! Pray for Snow.

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Austin DeSilviawrote a review of on December 3, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 205 lbs

Super soft shirt with a great fit.. Has the sweet new logo on here with a pretty cool design. Nothing fancy here, just a quality Backcountry t-shirt for a great price. Please let me know if you have any questions on any Backcountry clothing.

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Austin DeSilviawrote a review of on November 15, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 205 lbs

I got these shoes because I needed a new pair of grey shoes and I liked the look. New Balance makes great footwear but it seems as if these might run a little small. I usually wear a 13 or 14 and the 13 in these seem a little bit tight on my feet. I am waiting to see if they break in a little bit more after a few uses. I have probably used them 8 times now and they still seem a little bit tight. I think I might have been happier if I would have gone up to a size 14. Still awesome shoes but I might suggest going up a half size. Please let me know if you have any questions on these or any other shoe you see on the site.

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Austin DeSilviawrote a review of on November 14, 2017

5 5

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

I got these because I didn't yet have a lightweight gloves for daily activities. Black Diamond makes great stuff and these gloves are no exception. They do run true to size and are made of a nice material. Pretty inexpensive for the quality of gloves you are getting. Haven't used them much yet but I am looking forward to colder days this winter.

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Austin DeSilviawrote a review of on November 14, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 205 lbs

I got these because they looked stylish and comfortable. I got the dark pair to start with and they were super warm and thick. I decided to get another pair in the lighter color and it seems as if I got a whole different pair. They are a lot thinner and not as warm. They both have great fit but for some reason, the darker pair were a lot thicker than the light color. I still wear them both but I thought that part was odd.

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Austin DeSilviawrote a review of on November 14, 2017

5 5

Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 205 lbs

I go this to wear as a light sweater and I love the material. Volcom always runs a little bit longer but its not too wide which is why I purchase a lot of their product. I am taller/slimmer and need longer fitting pieces without the wide factor. Definitely would recommend this to anyone looking for a inexpensive stylish long sleeve. Let me know if you have any questions on the fit of any Volcom products.

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Austin DeSilviawrote a review of on November 14, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 205 lbs

I ordered this in a couple different colors to give as gifts. Everyone I gave it too really loved the material and said the fit was awesome. Backcountry t-shirts are usually pretty soft and this one is no different. Let me know if you have any questions on the fit of this or any other goat shirts.

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Austin DeSilviawrote a review of on October 16, 2017

5 5

Love this material and graphic but the fit on it was a little different than some of my other Fox shirts. It fit a little bit wider and not as long as I am use to. Still an awesome shirt but I tend to like longer and slimmer shirts and this seemed to be the exact opposite. Let me know if you have any other questions on Fox gear.

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Austin DeSilviawrote a review of on October 16, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got these for camping and just hanging around the house when it is a little bit colder. I also have worn them to many stores around the Salt Lake Valley and you get less weird looks than one would imagine. They are super comfy and do keep the feet quite toasty. Wear them with or without socks, depending on the temperature. I usually wear a size 13 and that is the size I got in these. Comes in multiple different sweet colors, and the sole is actually pretty stiff. Please let me know if you have any other specific questions on these or any other North Face products.

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Austin DeSilviawrote a review of on October 16, 2017

5 5

I love these things! It really is hard for me to wear anything else now that I have tried these out. This is a good and bad thing at the same time. They are super comfy and easily the best boxers I have ever worn, but now I need to buy like 5 more pairs. Definitely would recommend these to anyone. Hit me up if you are unsure of what size to get.

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Austin DeSilviawrote a review of on October 16, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got this a week ago and just had the chance to take it down to Southern Utah to test it out. We were gone Friday-Sunday night and had ice the whole time. I threw 2 bags of ice in their but I do not think I needed that much. I have heard the best way to do it, is use only one bag of ice and then also use black ice if you have it available to you. This thing seems like a tank and having a 5 year warranty definitely gave me more confidence when I bought it. Please let me know if you have any questions on this cooler or any others Yeti products.

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Austin DeSilviawrote a review of on September 6, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I gave this to my brother as a gift and this is what he had to say: "This pack is quality, just the right size for me to go biking with and has multiple pockets which is what I was looking for so I didn't have to shove everything in the same pocket and could stay organized. Another thing that is awesome about this bag is the chest strap and the waste strap, this is super helpful while riding or hiking and is more comfortable when wearing for long periods of time. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quality hydration pack."

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