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Richard Bolt

Richard Bolt

Salt Lake City, UT

Richard Bolt's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Running
Snowshoeing
Skiing
Climbing

Richard Bolt's Bio

Born in a tent, maker of igloos, backpacker of areas where there are no trails. In short I am an adventurer.

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Richard Bolt

Richard Boltwrote a review of on November 24, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Very comfortable, very breathable, very light with minimal padding. Just what I'm looking for in a sneaker. My only issue is the sole isn't as long lasting as some other sneakers on the market. I would, however, buy again when these finally do wear through.

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Richard Boltwrote a review of on November 24, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Grips aren't the sexiest part of a bike, but, along with the saddle, they're your interface to the machine. So get some good ones like these and enjoy riding. They've lasted well and are simple, well made, comfortable, and stay solid on the bike with s simple locking ring. Can't go wrong with the Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips.

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Richard Boltwrote a review of on November 24, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I use this boot with skinnyish skis - 75mm and 89mm underfoot - and it's wonderful. Very light with a huge range of motion for the up and stiffer than my Scarpa Alien's on the descent so they ski better. It's a winner. The walk/tour mode single buckle is a whole lot easier to use than the rear vertical throw lever on the Alien as well. The ascent is more flexible than the Alien so there's nothing not to like here.

I thermo molded the liners without any issue so they fit like a glove with no heel lift running uphill.

I like these boots so much I'm going to try them on my 109mm underfoot fat skis when we get enough powder to make it worth the attempt.

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Richard Boltwrote a review of on November 23, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Two bikes: Check. Super easy to use: Check. Durable: Check. Truly the best option for a back of the car two bike rack.

Just one word of warning: If you're going to install, but not use, the plastic coated wire cable lock, don't let it hang down in front of the exhaust pipe(s) when not in use; you'll end up with melted coating on the cable. Not a big deal since replacements are available but you'll be upset you screwed up.

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Richard Boltwrote a review of on November 23, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

Unintended daily winter wear. Originally I thought these boots would be more for those snowy and icy sidewalk days I wanted to stay upright but not really comfortable enough for a daily wear. I was wrong - perfect shoe for daily wear. Great looks, traction, fit, all in a made in the USA package. Get a pair.

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Richard Boltwrote a review of on November 23, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My use is ski mountaineering for which this glove is great. It's a mixture of the right amount of warmth and breathability with the bonus of extra warmth with the stowable insulated overmitt for cold descents. You can't go wrong with these gloves.

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Richard Boltwrote a review of on September 1, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This pole is light and stiff. It's also a dream to go from packed to ready to use - literally seconds. Just slide and it all clicks into place.

This pole is set and forget - you can set the length with the excellent locking mechanism, and then every time you extend the pole it's right back at your preset length. What could be better? I love mine on the trail.

These are incredibly light poles. So much so that they make great trail running poles as well.

The only downside is they don't have a super wide range of adjustability for use with a low tarp. I don't have that issue but if you're have that use case be sure to check the adjustability length is going to work for all your trail uses.

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Richard Boltwrote a review of on September 1, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this for camping to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. I've yet to use it camping ... but I use it everyday at home and I absolutely love it. It keeps ice in my drink for ages and feels wonderful and sturdy to drink from and the lid works very well. I've bought a bunch more for gifts since I like it so much.

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Richard Boltwrote a review of on May 6, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

We use this for longer car camping trips. This is the perfect size of cooler for multi-day trips like that. Plenty of space for the food plus the ice for, say, a two to five day trip for two people.

My wife and I love this thing. It's tough, it keeps the food cold for the entire trip, and exceedingly sturdy. Doesn't get too heavy to be unable to be carried by one with a full set of food and ice.

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Richard Boltwrote a review of on January 12, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

This jacket I wear as my everyday raincoat. It's waterproof, very stylish, and appears as though it will outlast any other *Tex type of material; just a coat of wax every so often should keep this one going strong for decades to come.

The only downside is there are no hand pockets. It was originally designed as an alpine jacket, so I am not using it as intended by using it as an everywhere rain coat where hand pockets would be nice. So it's almost perfect, and close enough for five stars.

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Richard Boltwrote a review of on January 12, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

This is an everyday winter wear jacket for me. I wear it out and about, running errands, traveling, to the office. It's stylish but not stuffy, has a cool feature that the pictures don't show where you can fold up the collar and button it around your neck when it's really cold. The jacket appears durable and exceptionally well made. It's also quite warm. A real keeper.

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Richard Boltwrote a review of on December 10, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Mine are green - that's just cool to start with.

I used the included leather wax to waterproof these up a bit more for those days when it's still cold but you have a chance of getting some wetness on the glove.

Super comfortable, super warm: I'm a backcountry skier so I put these on for the downhill and I can still work the boot levers and bindings with these on. Can't ask for more from a ski mitt. Used these for an entire season, lots of abuse, and looking forward to many more seasons of use from these.

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Richard Boltwrote a review of on December 10, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are really nice shoes - they're daily wear for me except when there's ice outside: the soles are smooth rubber, no tread at all so no good for icy side walks.

I find them very comfortable, not stiff, and they get compliments. I really like the lack of a raised heel - pretty well all my shoes have to have this since I'm now used to it.

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Richard Boltwrote a review of on June 1, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm skeptical of air pillows since I had one several years ago; this one is wonderful. It is stable and just the right shape. With a soft face fabric, I found I have no need of anything on top of the pillow. Tested at home one night before entrusting my head to the new pillow out in the wilderness. Superb. I have the medium and would buy the same size again for backpacking. I also tried the NeoAir pillow and much prefer the design of this one.

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Richard Boltwrote a review of on April 7, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

These are wonderful shoes - they have a nice snug heel fit and plenty of forefoot room. They're comfortable and have enough cushioning without being too soft and high.

I run on trails around the Wasatch exclusively and these are a top notch shoe for the task. I'm on my feet for 60-90 minutes. My only issue is the sole where I'd prefer a more aggressive tread like the Lone Peak. That said I haven't noticed increased slipping compared to my Lone Peaks so it might be a moot point.

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