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Derek R

Derek R

Employee

cottonwood heights

Derek R's Passions

Fly Fishing
Snowboarding
Biking
Paddling
Hiking & Camping

Derek R's Bio

From Cleveland, Oh. A Backcountry employee. I am an avid road cyclist, snowboarder, and fisherman. Whenever possible, I am looking for new activities and broaden my outdoor horizons.

Derek R

Derek Rwrote a review of on May 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I bought this jacket after either running too hot or too cold on my spring MTB rides. This jacket provides the wind protection needed but also breathability so that I do not over heat during a tough uphill stretch.

I have ended up using this jacket for almost any activity, adventurous or casual about town.

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Derek R

Derek Rwrote a review of on April 21, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I keep attempting to stray from Smith for snowboard and MTB helmets, but they keep dragging me back in for being the best designed product out there. This helmet is so lightweight and comfortable it almost feels like I am wearing a ball cap not a helmet. There are plenty of vents to keep you cool during hot desert rides.

Would recommend to anyone

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Derek R

Derek Rwrote a review of on April 21, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 185 lbs

I am one of the many out there that dislike the look of most clipless mountain bike shoes. It almost feels like a necessity to put the road bike spandex on when wearing traditional shoes. These shoes were the calling that I needed. The are comfortable and provide all the performance of an XC shoe, but without the dopey look. They are ultra stiff and protective against rogue rocks or stumps.

Could not ask for a better shoe.

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Derek R

Derek Rwrote a review of on March 23, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Mid flex binding that is great for really anything you want to do on the mountain. First pair of Union bindings I have owned and don't plan on going back to any other brand.

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Derek R

Derek Rwrote a review of on February 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Usually I dislike puffys as I think they are going to rip if I make small body movement. The stretch material is tough and durable and I feel comfortable wearing this as an everyday jacket and during more technical activities. The only misleading item is that the green shown is more of a gray-green, while the true color of the jacket is a pure forrest green. But I still love it. Also to the guy wearing a medium at 6-1 185. He must have gigantic legs and a tiny upper body. Originally got the medium based on the review and I was busting out in the chest. Large fits much better and is not loose or baggy at all.

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Derek R

Derek Rwrote a review of on February 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Protects the noggin and is fairly lightweight so that I do not feel like a bobble head while on the slopes. After one too many concussions, it was time to wear a helmet full time and this was my go to. Looks good and functional. Fits and breathes well with other brand goggles as well. I am a fan of goggle strap under the helmet and works perfectly with my Dragon X-1's.

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Derek R

Derek Rwrote a review of on February 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

You won't be looking like a schlub in this shirt. It is a nice casual short sleeve button down that works great in any environment. It fits perfectly and does not shrink in the wash. Just be sure to pull it out from the dryer right away or it does have a tendency to wrinkle.

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