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William Caldwell

William Caldwell

New England, Vermont, North West USA, Boise, Idaho

William Caldwell's Passions

Biking
Snowshoeing
Snowboarding
Hiking & Camping
Paddling
Climbing
Running

William Caldwell's Bio

Catch this Vermont kid tryna getting schwifty up yonder
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Instagram: @wanderinwill
Pinkbike: @frozentreads56

William Caldwell

William Caldwellwrote a review of on January 26, 2018

5 5

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

My brother was getting his annual pair of hiking boots a few months ago and I was sure to make him buy a pair of Vasque boots. The pairs I've bought in the past they are the most bulletproof of all the boots I cycled through. Been using them for years. This pair in particular is one of my favorite designs because of the exterior being durable, the flexibility offered and structure. They preform excellently at being comfortable and serving as a multi-purpose boot. So I couldn't help ending up wearing these on a few occasions. With my Vasque experience I've never had to do my own water proofing because the ultra dry works far better than anything I have had to apply on boots on the past. I mean I've stepped in water up to my ankles and my feet stayed dry, with the boots drying off in a few hours like it never even happened. Also the Vibram outsoles kick butt as always. Recommend these.

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William Caldwellwrote a review of on April 18, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

Used these pants for the first time the other day, couldn't ask for any more. They fit great, look great, and feel great. I stayed warm the whole time, and even got to use the heat vents when the temperature rose above 32. Nothing I would change about them, except for maybe the back pockets don't have a zipper, just Velcro. The Velcro, pieces are sewed on securely, so I'm not worried about them coming off, its just zippers are more safe if you put important stuff in your pockets. But, anyway I'd give 9 out of 10. Definitely worth the money.

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William Caldwellwrote a review of on February 16, 2017

4 5

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

Large was a too big on me, so only have worn it a few times. I usually wear medium, bet if I got a smaller size it would fit perfectly. But from what I can tell, its super warm. Perfect for layering, as its thin but still holds heat, and I love the zipper pockets. It'll keep you warm.

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William Caldwellwrote a review of on February 16, 2017

3 5

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

Love these, for some reason they seem to be higher quality than the Authentic style, maybe just more sturdy. I don't know, but I like them. Good for skating and pedaling. Look classy. Recomended! But you know, just like any pair of Vans, they only last about a year, but they're good for stomping around in, maybe I'm just too hard on shoes.

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William Caldwellwrote a review of on January 23, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Cool pedals. Your feet will never move on these pedals. Lightweight, good quality. Not much else to say to be honest. If you're looking for a pair of quality pedals and don't want to spend over 100 USD on a fancy pair of Atlas something but still want the quality these are the ones to get

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William Caldwellwrote a review of on January 23, 2017

Wish it was a little warmer.
3 5

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

ayy this thing is pretty sweet. The top half is like a normal buff, but the bottom portion is fluffier and for insulating. The bottom part is great and I understand why there is both cloth types, if it was all fleece it would just be to much material. But once it gets wet from condensation from breathing or anything, it gets super cold. The merino wool is great, but is like a sponge if any water gets on it, it wont evaporate. So in short it works great just as long as its not super windy and no colder than any temperature below...I don't know.. -5. It's alright, and I still buying Buff products, but maybe more fleece...

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William Caldwellwrote a review of on October 30, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

Pretty cool gloves. They fit perfectly if you get the right size. I got XL, I guess I have big hands. Good materials, I don't see these falling apart anytime soon. I've used it for MX and MTB and they ventilate great, and my hands mostly stay warm if they need to.(I've been riding in cold weather a lot recently. ) I slipped on my MTB once wearing these and slid on loose asphalt that had been eroded for a while and my hands were not scratched up from little rocks or anything, also the gloves did not rip on the palm. Not very many changes that I would make. I like 'em. I also was wearing these in a motorcycle accident, and that's when they got a little messed up. The thumb got torn and the Fox Logo on the back was scraped. The palm stayed mostly intact. But that was on a road, traveling way faster than a bicycle. I imagine they would be lots more effective in a mountain bike spill.

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William Caldwellwrote a review of on July 30, 2016

4 5

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

Lifestraw is great for hiking because you don't have to carry water if you know there is some in the area. Bring bottles and pump clean water later! its just really comforting to know you can drink from every puddle you see if you have to. Its a must have for hikers to bring as a secondary filter.

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William Caldwellwrote a review of on June 22, 2016

When it's Hot Out...
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

When its hot out and you wear these you get these obvious sunburn stripes on the back of your legs from the straps and people will ask whats on your leg. So far that's the worst leg injury I ever had wearing these. So that's good. Great knee/shin guards! I was a bit worried about wearing these biking because they might limit leg movement and they might feel awkward. I was wrong. They weigh nothing and you can move freely. No getting-used-to here! When wearing these, they wont slip either because of the "sock" under the high knee strap. Another concern was the velcro durability. They look like they might peel off from the elastic straps but they haven't yet. just something to keep an eye on. Also my legs get really sweaty when wearing these. I think Alpinestars did all they could though with taught mesh on the inside. Could be a lot worse. They fit very well and sizing is accurate. I think there is a sizing chart on Alpinestars' website.
PS: they come with a logo sticker so pull out your Nalgenes!

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William Caldwellwrote a review of on May 9, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Wilderness survival prep and opening packages are about the only two things I need I knife for in 2016, and I'm also not a collector, but I wanted one that I wouldn't have to replace. Well, I never had to yet so I guess that's good. Somehow I found more uses for it than what I said earlier, but its very useful indeed. When it first came out of the box it was extremely sharp. The blade is made out of 420HC steel which means that it will remain sharp and will not often require to be sharpend. And if you ever need to repair it or something, or even return it, you can just send it in to be fixed or replaced for free because of the lifetime warranty. The handle is also very durable and it hasent chiped or scratched in 5 years so that's pretty rad. I actually liked it so much I got the bigger version (BHW) because this guy was a little small for what I wanted. There's also a ton of colors if you look on the Buck Knife web page.

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William Caldwellwrote a review of on May 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Yes! Backcountry finally carries these! I have been waiting just so I could write a review and share how awesome this pack is. The Red Tail is very comfy and doesn't kill your shoulders or back with bad fitting. This is so adjustable and adaptable to your body that it feels like it has become a part of you- even when fully loaded. It comes with a rainfly/pack-cover that hides in the bottom half. It even includes a hole and pocket for a hydration pouch and hose. The exterior is made of ripstop material, so it becomes invincible to sticks and stones. It is also waterproof to protect your stuff. Alps Mountaineering did everything they could to make a pack that protected your stuff with undying perseverance! Including a lifetime warranty. This thing is just expertly designed and worth the money for sure.

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William Caldwellwrote a review of on May 2, 2016

Concussion Protector
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After seeing my friend go flying 10 feet in the air over the edge of a birm because his breaks broke, and being unresponsive for over a minute, I was happy I just got this helmet! (He was wearing a helmet like this so he was fine) I haven't had a crash in this helmet yet myself, so I will add to this review when I do. Until then, The ventilation is great for the respiratory half, but my hair will still get sweaty in it- kindof uncomfortable. The color is great and there is max visibility unless youre wearing goggles. The helmet is shaped so that the goggles strap will stay in one spot around the back. Many other helmets I have used will let the goggle strap slide around. They fit very nicely with my Fox AIRSPC goggles. That's all until I crash I guess...not looking forward to it xD

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William Caldwellwrote a review of on April 27, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

It's a very fine knife. More of a fillet. Like most Opinel knifes, it has a cool locking system-a ring that twists to open or close the opening for the blade to extend. It is durable, light, the usual wanted qualities for a knife and more. Pretty rad.

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William Caldwellwrote a review of on April 26, 2016

4 5

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

Classic Vans. There good for the money, stylish and mostly comfortable. Not the most durable shoe but its cheap- so its all good. They fit really well and look good with almost everything. They loose a star because of a lack of durability. Still a great shoe.

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