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Austin

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Salt Lake City, UT

Austin's Bio

Born and Raised in North Carolina, recently moved to Salt Lake City, UT. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail Southbound in 2011 and have been obsessing over gear ever since.

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Austin

Austinwrote a review of on May 31, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: 11

Just got these, so can't speak to durability yet, but these boots are super comfortable right out of the box and look really good. They are very breathable for waterproof boots.
I usually wear a 10.5 in hiking boots but had to size up to an 11 for these. The 11 fits perfectly.

I'll update once I have some time to put some more miles on these!

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Austinwrote a review of on March 20, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This tent is pretty roomy for a 2-person. The width is normal (shoulder to shoulder sleeping next to each other, but it's a lot longer. This is perfect for my girlfriend and I because it gives room at the end of the tent for our 2 dogs to sleep. It's also nice for playing cards on a rainy day because you can sit on either end and still have lots of room in the middle. Set-up is easy and the tent is very sturdy even in windy and rainy conditions. The vestibules are a little on the small side, but still large enough for backpacks and boots.

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Austinwrote a review of on March 13, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Good pockets (2 interior dump pockets, interior phone/wallet pocket, hand pockets, and front snap pockets). Definitely more of a jacket fit than a shirt fit. Arms feel a little wide and the fit is a little boxy, but this makes it easy to layer underneath and it still looks pretty good.

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Austinwrote a review of on March 11, 2019

Roomy, sturdy, and easy to set-up
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This thing is awesome. Fits 4 people with room for one more or dogs/gear. It's easy/intuitive to set-up. Feels sturdy. Snow flaps work well. It will be my go-to tent for any place that doesn't have terrible bugs. Stakes are adequate but doesn't hurt to upgrade/switch based on terrain you will be camping in.

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Austinwrote a review of on January 11, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: 10.5

I was looking for a pair of boots that would be functional, but still look good enough to wear around town. These have become my go-to boots for cold-weather hiking, snow-shoeing, work, and just about everywhere else. Water-proofing has not let me down and the boot has held up well.
Like others have said these boots are a little stiff at first and take a minute to break in and if I am not wearing good socks, I still experience some rubbing. But, after a year of heavy use, they still look new and they feel great! I wear anything from a 9.5-10.5 depending on the shoe, but usually I order 10.5 for hiking boots. That's what I got in these and they fit well.

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Austinwrote a review of on December 26, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

This is a classy vest that is pretty warm and packs down small. Nice big dump pockets on the inside, the chest pocket is perfect for a phone, and the hand pockets are fleece lined. Not super puffy, but very clean-looking. Haven't noticed any down loss through multiple washes and heavy use.

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Austinwrote a review of on December 26, 2018

Good "Quiver-of-1" Tent
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have tents for just about every purpose, but if I was going to own one tent... this might be it. It's a little heavy for backpacking, but works in a pinch for short trips. I use it mostly for quasi-car-camping when there's a bit of a walk from the car to campsite and backpacking trips when I'm sharing the tent with my girlfriend and two dogs.

The Good: The door orientation is great for views and for privacy. Honestly I miss it every time I'm using another tent. With all the doors opened up, it almost works as a sun shelter and isn't bad to hang out in. It fits myself, girlfriend and two 35 lb dogs. I love it for festival and car-camping because it will (barely) fit a double wal-mart air mattress and isn't a bear to lug from a parking lot. It's durable enough where I don't feel like I have to baby it. The set-up is simple. The poles are all straight (no weird connectors) which makes repairs easy (though I haven't had one break yet). It protects from rain well when doors are closed and has a generous amount of covered room for packs and boots.

The Bad (really just the not-so-good): The front door is huge, which is awesome unless it's pouring down rain. It's a little hard to get in and out in pouring down rain without letting some rain in, though the side door doesn't have this problem. Getting the set-up dialed for rain is a little tricky. The tent is super easy to throw up if you're not expecting intense weather, but the adjacent doors leave a little strip of rainfly that needs to be velcroed around the pole when you're expecting more weather and that's kind of a pain.

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Austinwrote a review of on December 26, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: Small (but a Medium would be more versatile)

This has become a go-to piece for me in the southeastern shoulder season and as a layering piece when it's colder.
It's a t-shirt weight and is easy to pull sleeves up your arms a little bit if it's warmer. I'm skeptical of clothing that is cotton and "performance" and this wouldn't be my first choice for high aerobic activities, but it handles a little sweat well and seems to dry a little faster than a fully cotton piece.
I'm 5'9", 160 lbs, athletic build and a small fits on the tighter side, but not too tight. Probably could go to a Medium for more of a sweatshirt fit

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Austinwrote a review of on December 3, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I own multiple pairs of the AP pants and love the fabric. I was really excited when the shirt came out. Now I own multiples of the shirt too.
The fabric was a little stiff when I got it, but has loosened up after wearing and washing. I wear it most often unbuttoned as an over-shirt. It looks nice, but has enough stretch and is durable enough to be functional for whatever I happen to be doing.
I wear it on motorcycle rides and it provides good wind protection and dries quickly.
I'm 5'9", ~160 lbs, athletic build. A medium fits well as an overshirt/shacket. A small works for a more tailored look.

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Austinwrote a review of on November 12, 2018

5 5

Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

This is a really sharp looking pullover that's also really functional. It's warm for it's weight, the fabric is stretchy, but durable, and dresses up nice. I don't know if it's worth the full retail price, but definitely worth a snag if you can get it on sale. It's rare that a pullover looks nice enough to wear to work/out on the town, but is warm/functional enough to take backpacking and climbing.
I don't really notice or use the zippered kangaroo pocket very much but is nice to have and has a fleece lining that's good for keeping your hands warm.

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Austinwrote a review of on November 12, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: 30

I have two colors of this short and more or less live in them during the summer.
They have a good amount of stretch, the length is right (hits me right above the knee), and aren't too baggy. They are super quick drying and do well as a bathing suit, but also don't look out of place with a button up.
If I had a complaint about them it's that the back pocket doesn't have a zip or button closure, but they do have a discreet zip pocket on the front for when you need to make sure nothing falls out and I think they probably look better without a closing back pocket....

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Austinwrote a review of on November 9, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

Bang for the buck. Nothing special to note here, but these are a solid option for every day where at an affordable price. I've washed them several times and haven't noticed the seam ripping or wearing.

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Austinwrote a review of on November 9, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

Great jacket that's comfy and moves well, esp for its weight.
The sizing is a little wonky (as with most Carhart stuff). I'm 5'9, 160 lbs and the small felt big when I first got it. I threw it in the wash (hot water, high heat dry) and the fit felt much better. Still on the large end, but looks natural and it's good to have room to layer underneath.
Other than that the jacket is great. It's warmer than I expected and the construction feels sturdy. The pockets are huge. It's "Flex elbow and freedom gusset" actually do seem to work. It's easy to move around in especially for its weight.

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