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Felix

Felix

, Gearhead

Snowbird, Alta, Solitude

Felix's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Running
Skiing

Felix's Bio

Backcountry.com’s Gearheads are your instant connection to gear knowledge. They’re passionate outdoor experts hell-bent on helping you find the right ski, saddle, or pro. Follow their adventures and exploits.

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Here is some information about me. I was born and raised in the Salt Lake Valley, at the base of Little Cottonwood Canyon. I learned to ski at age two and immediately started downhill racing. I raced for several years before my ski team lost our head coach. Since then I've been skiing as much as my school and work schedule allows. I also bike, camp, hike and run. When I'm not outside you can usually find me inside in front of a computer composing electronically or playing PC-games. I'm very outgoing and social, so don't hesitate to contact me. I’d love to answer your gear related questions. I can't fix user error.



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Felixwrote a review of on April 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Comfortable, breathable, wicks moisture. A great addition to the collection. Gifted this to my girlfriend to keep her ears warm. Very slim design can be worn underneath other hats/hoods/etc.

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Felixwrote a review of on April 14, 2019

3 5

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

I was so excited to get these for my girlfriend; however, I had to return them because of a few issues.

First of all she has very flat and tall feet (from all the years of dancing) so she was unable to comfortably fit into these. The Liner was too tight on her calf, and the shoe dug into her ankle. They would have been perfect if the liner could be removed (like in the mens) but it can't. So we returned the shoe.

A total bummer, hopefully the future models are a bit larger and have a removable liner.

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Felixwrote a review of on April 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 155 lbs

I got these to use as primarily a house shoe and so I can go outside and grab the mail or run a quick errand/head to the slopes. They are so comfortable; however, I noticed when I first got them the material on the heel was a bit sharp and actually cut my heel. So I had to wear thicker and higher socks to prevent this as they broke in.

After a few weeks I've had no problems, the only issue is that they can be a little TOO WARM now that Spring is finally here. I will keep them on hand for when it gets a bit chilly at night - but will most likely say goodbye to them until the fall. My body runs super warm, and I was not expecting these to be so incredibly warm

Also they're entirely synthetic so no animal products were used!

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Felixwrote a review of on April 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This has become my go to pair of socks to grab when I open my drawer. I get excited when they're clean and ready to use again. They're comfortable, breathable, supportive and are entirely synthetic.

I will be ordering more of these asap

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Felixwrote a review of on October 3, 2018

4 5

These are a bit of a masculine style fit, but look great. I love the black frame and black lenses although they're not as wide as I'd like so you can still see a bit out of the peripheral vision. The frames are not quite as sturdy as other models I've had in the past (such as the drake).

These have become my casual pair of glasses and match my girlfriends Range model by Smith.

Personally I like the fit/construction of the Drake over these but I'm glad I have options.

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Felixwrote a review of on October 3, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 155 lbs

I can't get enough of these pants, in fact I bought ArcTeryx shorts that are similar because I wanted to have the same functionality in shorts as well.

I absolutely love how durable/comfortable/breathable these pants are. They also bead water off effectively. The integrated belt makes keeping them snug easy, and the zippered pocket keeps my belongings nice and secure.

These are the first pair of pants I've worn that don't have back pockets, and WOW what have I been doing my entire life? They're insanely comfortable.

I may have to buy a few more to stock up on these.

11/10

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Felixwrote a review of on October 3, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I got these for my girlfriend who's never had a nice pair of shades before, she loves round lenses and these look absolutely incredible on her.

They're a feminine fit for sure, no way I could pull these off myself (I went with the Landmark)

They're a small frame but the pads on the nose are comfortable and they fit her perfectly without having to worry about them falling off her face.

Lens quality is spot on as to be expected with Smith

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Felixwrote a review of on October 3, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm a bit of an audiophile so I take audio quality very seriously. In my experience House of Marley makes the best sounding in-ear buds on the market at a good price. The EQ is rounded, bass is booming but still provides enough quality in the higher frequencies. I personally got this pair for traveling because of the Bluetooth capabilities. The non-bluetooth variants do sound a bit better overall but that is to be expected because you loose a bit of clarity when connecting over BT.

These are great, though you wouldn't be able to use them jogging or for most outdoor activities because the piece that goes around your neck would contentiously bounce on your collar bone which isn't very comfortable.

Still a great piece of equipment for travel and casual use.

Highly suggested if you're in the market for BT earbuds

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Felixwrote a review of on October 3, 2018

4 5

This thing works and is a great concept, but it is prone to leaking if the seal is not exact. It's great for traveling and backpacking in a bind, though honestly from now on I'm going to travel with a smaller french press and pour into a bottle separately since this seemed to cause more problems than expected. At least it's easy to clean and use, though be aware of it's ability to leak.

Still a great concept but I feel that it needs to be honed in and perfected

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Felixwrote a review of on October 3, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This bottle is beastly and helps keep you continuously drinking without having to refill the bottle over and over again. Fill it up with ice and you'll be sipping it cold for hours and hours and hours.

I love to keep this one in the car or office at all times to make sure I get my daily intake of water.

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Felixwrote a review of on October 3, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great for traveling on the go, food doesn't stay warm for longer than a few hours so I use this accordingly to ensure I am able to eat it in a timely manner. It's also beneficial to re-heat food before putting it back into this to ensure it stays warm as long as possible.

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Felixwrote a review of on October 3, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I got this for my girlfriend while she was traveling on tour this summer and needed as much storage and pockets as possible without taking away from the functionality of the pack. This is perfect for her, holds a laptop and has many pockets and spaces to place equipment. There is no frame so it's not quite as sturdy as other packs but is definitely worth it for the price.

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