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Dylan Witwicki

Dylan Witwicki

Salt Lake City, UT - Santa Rosa, CA - Tacoma, WA

Dylan Witwicki's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Climbing
Skiing
Biking

Dylan Witwicki's Bio

Moving through the world on two sticks or two wheels taking pictures along the way is what gets me excited! Sometimes I try to catch fish...

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Dylan Witwickiwrote a review of on July 6, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are great pedals. They are so big that even with the pins backed out a bit you get amazing grip. I like minimal pins for shin longevity as well as keeping wear on shoes down to a minimum. These are also super thin so have helped me minimize pedal strives on the long and low full suspension bikes out today.

My one gripe is that the allen bolts on the service entrance are slightly different sizes. One bolt actually does not fit any size allen wrench which is odd.

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Dylan Witwickiwrote a review of on July 6, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: 10.5

Great shoes! They have tons of grip with the stamp pedals I have. They are not super stiff so if you like stiff shoes look elsewhere but great padding and support for the down and up. The toebox is a bit narrow so my right pinkie toe gets a little aggravated but nothing terrible!

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Dylan Witwickiwrote a review of on May 18, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have been able to take the Lowrider on a few rides and so far am very pleased. The hydration bladder is huge for a fanny pack and the closer system is a lot easier to use than camelback's system. Even when full of water the pack did not flap around excessively and the interior of the pack still had lots of room for a layer and snacks. The only problem I found with the pack is that the interior pockets are hard to access when the pack is full of water. The mesh pockets in the interior aren't really that functional at that point. pocket accessibility and compartmentalization are both better on the camelback Palos.

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Dylan Witwickiwrote a review of on April 14, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This helmet is awesome and my head has never felt safer while biking. The one thing I struggled with was the fit. When trying the medium on I found that it hugged my head great except I had odd pressure points above the ears. There are some dense foam pads right there that were the cause of the problem. I took them off and then replaced them because they appeared to be a little off from where they were supposed to be and that partially fixed the problem. After reading some reviews online this is a common problem for people. Most either took out the pads or let the pads pack out after some riding. I chose the latter option and after a weekend in Moab the pressure points are no longer there and the helmet fits great!

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Dylan Witwickiwrote a review of on April 14, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used these to set up my Surly Rabbit Hole rims tubeless with Maxxis Chronicles. Both the tires and the rim are not technically tubeless compatible. Converted the rim with a layer of Gorilla tape. These work great even without a tubeless compatible rim if you are trying to do a ghetto conversion.

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Dylan Witwickiwrote a review of on January 30, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

I got this jacket for mostly casual use to layer with another jacket around town. However, after using it I have found that this thing is insanely warm when you need it but breathes really well when you are being active. I have used it skiing on really cold days (12 degrees or so) and was very pleased with the piece.

I probably wear it 90% of days and am super stoked.

I feel that it runs true to size but it is a baggy fit for sure. Lots of room to layer under it.

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Dylan Witwickiwrote a review of on January 30, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

These boots are pretty impressive considering it is a traditional 4 buckle overlap boot that weighs the same or less than a lot of 2 or 3 buckle boots. I found the fit to be pretty close to my MTN labs except the last was a bit wider the the toe box was a bit boxier (which I appreciated). The flex was smooth and progressive on my floor at home. I can't comment on stiffness because I suspect these stiffen up considerably in the cold on the mountain.

The reason why I ended up returning these was the walk mode. Numbers wise the walk mode is a pretty solid 44 degrees. However, the lower shell in the back of the boot (where your achilles is) is far too high. When taking a step and flexing the boot rearward my achilles would impact the lower shell which was quite uncomfortable even just walking around the house. If you are touring in a place like the wasatch with short and steep skin tracks I honestly do not think this would be a problem. However, I felt this boot would be too uncomfortable for me on flat approaches or ridge hikes so ended up returning them.

It is a bit of a bummer that this issue wasn't noticed/addressed by tecnica because these boots are premo besides that one issue.

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Dylan Witwickiwrote a review of on January 30, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

My last pair of skins were the G3 Alpinists on a pair of 176 Voile v8 skis. I use these with a pair of 183 Voile v6 and have noticed slightly less traction and kind of miss the universal tip of the Alpinist. However, these skins are a lot less bulky than the Alpinist that I really appreciate for jamming more snacks in my bag during a long day in the backcountry.

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Dylan Witwickiwrote a review of on January 20, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I have struggled with what to wear while touring for years but am happy to say that this jacket has ended all my problems!

My body is incredibly terrible at thermoregulation. If I am not exerting myself I am usually freezing my butt off and as soon as I start doing any physical activity I am usually down to my base layers and sweating like a pig. On sunny day tours this isn't an issue as I just take my layers off. But if its a storm day I can't do this because I will get wet, which is both uncomfortable and a bit dangerous. All other shells I have used while touring in stormy, even my lightweight goretex rain shell, has left me a steamy sweaty mess on the up.

The first storm day IN MY LIFE where I have been able to tour up with my shell on and be comfortable was with this jacket. This jacket is immensely breathable but still cuts out the wind and keeps you dry. I am so impressed with this jacket good work OR!

My one caveat to this is that I tour in the Wasatch where it is cold and usually the snow is dry. If you live in the PNW you might need a little more than a softshell to keep you dry!

I got a size large so that I could layer underneath

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Dylan Witwickiwrote a review of on January 20, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I purchased both the M,L and XL to compare the sizes and see what worked best for my needs. I have a Sony a6000 with the kit lenses. Basically, a small pancake zoom lens and a fist length telephoto lens. I was hoping I could just go with the XL and fit both lenses in there but the design of the lower part of the bag really limits the amount you can fit in there. The bag contours to a narrower shape so you can only really fit a camera with a telephoto lens.

I was super stoked to find that the L fit my camera with the pancake lens and the M fit my telephoto lens. I put the size large with the camera on the waist belt of my backpack and the size M on my chest strap with my telephoto lens.

All in all I am pleased with how these items turned out with my small(ish) mirrorless camera. The bags are extremely light weight but also will be enough protection for your camera from shocks and the elements. I primarily use these for ski touring and they have made getting images while on the skintrack super convenient without forking out a ton of money for a dedicated camera bag.

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Dylan Witwickiwrote a review of on January 3, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got this as a gift for a friend and she was appreciative that this harness comes in an XS so that it fit her properly. Before she was forced to just cinch down other harnesses as much as possible.

She also liked the elastic in the leg loops which made the harness extremely comfortable.

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