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Benjamin Rautio

Benjamin Rautio

Salt Lake City

Benjamin Rautio's Passions

Climbing
Running
Hiking & Camping
Skiing

Benjamin Rautio

Benjamin Rautiowrote a review of on May 28, 2019

Amazing shoe
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I rented these for about two weeks, and they are already in my cart for the next paycheck. These shoes take aggressive stances when you ask them to, but simultaneous they don't sacrifice comfort for those relaxed days on the wall. The rubber is incredibly grippy and doesn't rub when you are going for a shmeer. For anyone getting into climbing for that next step I heavily suggest this shoe for you. I set a PR with these shoes, I finally broke into the 5.11 b/c routes.
One thing I will say, these shoes are an odd sizing, I normally wear a street 12, or a 45 shoe. When I was sizing these I ended up wearing a 13, and even those needed some mileage until I felt truly happy with these.
This picture is me climbing a bulbous V3 at the employee gym at the GHO headquarters in SLC. I cannot wait until I actually own these and can truly wear and tear them on a daily basis.

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Benjamin Rautiowrote a review of on May 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I got this jacket for incredibly rainy days and skiing in the spring. My experience with this coat leaves me speechless. I have never owned a coat that keeps me so dry even when it's raining quarter sized drops.
For skiing and other outdoor activities it is a great coat. I would recommend this to anyone in a rainy based state, and I would also recommend this to any active person looking to have consistency in their rain proof jacket.

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Benjamin Rautiowrote a review of on May 12, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: 33

These shorts fit incredible well. I had been looking into getting some rock climbing shorts and I stumbled across the blue shorts. I know a lot of professional rock climbers use Patagonia shorts.
I've been rock climbing three times up Big Cottonwood Canyon in Utah and each time these pants have given me all ranges of motions. The built in belt helps with keeping a comfortable loose fit. They are a great pant for sunny days on the crag or walking down main street.

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Benjamin Rautiowrote a review of on May 12, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: 32 -10"

I bought these pants with the expectation to climb cruiser rock climbing routes and go on runs. I had heard good things about these shorts from customers and wanted to check them out.
The results were amazing, I love using these pants at the rock climbing gym, out door crags, on runs, and bike rides as well. Some of the pockets have zippers, it makes for a really convenient exercise pant if you have to keep your keys in your pocket. I'd recommend anyone these pants even if you don't use them as active wear, they are simply great shorts.

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Benjamin Rautiowrote a review of on March 20, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 250 lbs
Size Purchased: Extra Large

I got this as a gift for my brother for Christmas. He has been using it as a base layer in NH for most of the winter. My brother is a burly dude so he creates more than enough heat, the Nano Puff plus a thin outer shell for him has been doing perfect. He does say the arms fit a little tight but he is a large dude.

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Benjamin Rautiowrote a review of on March 20, 2019

5 5

I got this as a gift for my girlfriend. She Uses it for tea, coffee, and all types of drinks. She does the student commute in SLC with buses and Trax and regardless of what she does the liquid stays at temp for no less than 6 hours. The mug has taken a few falls onto pavement and cement and the lid hasn't cracked, nor has the body dented. I plan on buying one for myself, I'm also planning on getting vacuum sealed lids for both.

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Benjamin Rautiowrote a review of on February 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

These leggings are great. I have used them for skiing, biking, hiking, and relaxing. In all of these situations they were comfortable, breathable, and kept me warm.
I didn't expect for the crotch to be as breathable.. and a little more see through than I expected. This doesn't compromise the usability in technical settings... you should just put on some shorts over them if you want to go grocery shopping.
All and all I would give these 5-stars because they are great to use, easy to wash, and as a tall person their sizing was perfect.

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Benjamin Rautiowrote a review of on February 6, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I ordered this coat in a size Large in the color Magogany.
my dimensions: 185 lbs and 6'2" and lanky build
I got this coat for skiing and commuting.
For skiing I love the coat, it is rugged, built to last, but the zippers are too tough to open. When I am skiing I have to take off my glove to get the zipper more than a third open on my front left pocket. I ended up accidentally ripping the string that comes on the zipper, but the zipper remains in tact.
For commuting this coat is amazing. I commute to work via bus and train, and this coat plus a light under layer keeps my body warm.
I give this coat 4 stars because I love the way it looks, and I love how this coat handles the weather I've put it through in my 4.5 months of owning it. It isn't five stars because the zippers could be a little bit more ergonomic and the color was a little darker than what I had gotten from the website picture. All and all I would recommend this coat as a great resort skiing/boarding option. On a last note, this product will feel really boxy, but when you break it in, it'll be just as comfortable as your favorite sweatshirt.

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