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Drew R

Drew R

Gearhead

SLC, Snowbird, Southern Utah.

Drew R's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Skiing

Drew R's Bio

I grew up in Utah and love it here. So many great diverse recreation opportunities within just a few hours.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on October 24, 2017

5 5

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

I bought this as a gift for my mom for a trip she was going on where she needed something larger than a normal purse, but didn't want a normal bigger 'school type' backpack. This fit the bill perfectly for her particular needs. Really nice looking high quality leather backpack with great attention to detail.

She loved that both of the tabs on the front are magnetic for extra security. The small interior organizer pockets helped keep smaller items easily accessible at the top of the bag. Her favorite feature was the zipper in the back that allowed her easy access to the bag from that side to get things at the bottom without having to take everything out.

She wanted it for the trip, but now that shes back she still uses it all the time. With the high quality craftsmanship and leather used in this it should last forever!

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Drew Rwrote a review of on July 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I dont mess with water bottles less than 32 ounces so I'm used to larger bottles, and was super stoked when I found this one in a 36. I was not prepared for the size, and was initially slightly put off by it. That disappeared the first time I put ice in it and still had that ice 24 hours later. This is now my go to bottle.

I love that I can leave it in the car during a day of hiking, skiing, river floating, etc. and no matter how hot it gets I have ice water when I get back to the car.

2 stage lid is great for filling and putting ice in the larger section, with easy drinking out of the small spout. Super durable construction, I've dropped it out of a truck directly on the lid and only had a small scratch.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on July 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was so skeptical when I bought this, but I needed something to carry water and nutrition on my longer runs. After my first time using it I knew I had made the right choice and absolutely LOVE this thing.

I shouldn't even call it a fanny pack, but that's the first thing that comes to mind when you see it, but it really is a running belt. It fits so nicely, with great adjustability, is really comfortable and does not bounce around AT ALL. I was shocked about the lack of bounce even when fully loaded with water, phone, gels/chews, etc.

In the front you have 3 pockets. The zippered pocket runs the length of the front pocket section, this is where I usually put my phone (galaxy s7) and my keys since it has a hook to keep them in there. In front of that zippered pocket there are the 2 stretch pockets (one larger and one smaller) that I put chews/gels in and are handy for trash once you have consumed those as well.

In the back you have 2 water bottle holders, one on each side, and then a zippered pocket with a bungee cord in the center. I use the Ultimate Direction body bottle plus bottles (item # ULD000V) in the holders, the soft bottle conforms to your body and collapses as you drink to help eliminate bounce. With both bottles full that gives you just over a liter of water.

Really can't say enough good things about this item. If you are looking for something for longer runs but dont want to go the vest route this is a great alternative and it will be with me on all my long runs from now on.

Some size info:
Size (XS/S): 22-33 in. / 56-84 cm
Size (M/L): 31-40 in. / 80-104 cm

Im a 32/33 waist and the M/L fits perfectly. Keep in mind that it will fit a bit smaller when its fully loaded.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on July 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Great pair of running shorts as you would expect from Nike. Nice liner provides great support and it feels to me like maybe just a little more compression over a standard liner, that may be due to my larger thighs though. Liner seems to wick well and dry quick, no issues with chafing so far.

Super comfortable with great range of motion for short and long runs alike. 2 side hand pockets and a zippered back key/gel/ID pocket make them pretty versatile as well.

I found them to fit small, I fell squarely in the Medium range on the size chart with a 32-33 waist but they were way too small, Large ended fitting alot better. I do have a bit larger than average thighs which may have had something to do with it as well.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on July 31, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 160 lbs

I gave this as a gift to my friend who's head was always getting sunburned on the river, and this solved that problem for him. Runs maybe just a little small for one size fits all, should fit all but the largest of heads and has a drawcord in the back for adjustability.

It has stiffer sections in the brim in the front and back so it can be molded like a normal hat brim in those sections if you want, but is soft along the sides. Best feature in my opinion is that it floats so you dont have to worry about losing it if you jump in with it on or lose it overboard.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on July 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this for those lazy days on the river and its great for that as well as hiking, casual use, etc. The brim provides great shade to keep the sun off your face and the lightweight and well ventilated fabric with mesh lining is great to help keep things cool as well.

Brim is soft, no structure to it which is what I was looking for so its easy to stick in a bag without worrying about ruining the shape. Drawcord in back to help adjust fit and snug it up if needed, and chin strap to keep it secure in windy weather.

Fits true to size and the Sequoia Red color looks great in person!

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Drew Rwrote a review of on July 2, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 160 lbs

Really love these board shorts! Fits true to size in the waist and falls an inch or two above the knee lengthwise. Really lightweight fabric is comfortable on hot days and dries quick when you get out of the water. Fabric is stretchy and gives you great freedom of movement for activities.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on July 2, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

after running out of my initial box of the limeaid flavor that i loved, i decided to try a new flavor and went with the cherry cola this time. Same great energy (both have caffeine) and an awesome taste. Great as a mid day pick me up or some easy to eat quick energy during a long run, ski day, bike ride, etc.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on July 2, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bottom line, this thing ROCKS. I can't believe I went so long without one. I mainly use it on my calves and it makes such a huge difference. It's pretty firm and the texture can be a little uncomfortable but the reduction in soreness and improved recovery time are more than worth it.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on July 2, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm generally not a big fan of gels, I usually prefer chews. I picked up the salted carmel flavor after seeing all the good reviews and they are actually pretty good, much better than gels i remember from past experiences and good enough to continue using. I like the smaller size on these, it's easier to carry more of them on longer runs. I typically have one every 45 minutes on long runs and it helps keep me going without giving me any stomach issues.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on April 30, 2017

5 5

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

Good first pad for beginner/intermediate climbers, and a great supplementary pad if you've got something bigger as well. Good thickness at 4 inches with fairly firm foam is a good balance of protection without being overly heavy or cumbersome to move around. Good secure closure and solid carry system keeps the pad higher up so it doesn't get in your way while scrambling or hiking steep approaches. Solid pad overall and pretty unbeatable for the price.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on April 30, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: 32

Grabbed these in the tawny port color and they are great! I get lots of compliments on the color, its fairly subtle but a nice change of pace from more traditional colors.

Nice clean fit, slim and straight but not tight by any means. The stretch makes them even more comfortable and good for active stuff like riding bikes around town. Fit true to size, great inseam length for me, normally a 30 inch inseam and they don't drag.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on April 30, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: 32

I picked these up in the red clay color and get tons of compliments on them, really vibrant and good looking in person. Slim straight fit is a classic that makes them versatile enough to wear casually but can be dressed up as well.

Fit true to size, normally a 32 and thats the size I got in these. They have a little bit of stretch to them and are a lightweight fabric making them very comfortable. They do have a longer 32.5 inch inseam though, I am normally a 30 inch inseam and have to roll them up to keep them from dragging but they still look nice with a roll at the bottom.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on April 30, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These things are awesome! I got the limeade flavor and they are seriously like candy. I used them to fuel during a half marathon and they were great. Will definitely use for my next one. Easy to open and eat on the run. No stomach issues, great source of quick energy and the little caffeine hit helps give that extra boost. Can't wait to try the rest of the flavors.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on April 30, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 146 lbs

Simple webbing belt. Nothing fancy but it holds my pants up like its supposed to. Buckle is not removable. Im a 31/32 waist and the s/m fits fine with the prong going in the 3rd of the 6 available holes.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on April 4, 2017

5 5

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

I bought this as a gift for my brother to use with his new GoPro and he absolutely loves it! He raves about it every time I see him.

Its fairly small but he was able to use it as a carry on for his flight with a tablet, laptop, and a change of clothes in it. Good size for day hikes, easy to carry snacks, extra layers, sunscreen, etc. and fits up to a 2L hydration bladder for easy hydration.

The integrated shoulder mount and chest mount are his favorite part and allowed him to get lots of great video from his adventures without having to rig something up to hold the gopro or carry it around.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on April 4, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 145 lbs

I liked my pair so much I bought a pair for my running buddy as a gift since he was in need of new shoes. He likes his as much as I like mine.

He had the same experience I did in that they fit great right out of the box, did not require any break in and have not given him any blisters or hot spots. In his previous shoes he was getting a blister between his pinky and next toe, no issues with that in these.

He also found them to run about a half size small, his Nike's were a 10 and he went up to a 10.5 in these and they fit great and make for happy feet and running.

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Drew Rwrote a review of on January 20, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 145 lbs

I gave this as a gift and the recipient really liked it. Its a good length to give you more coverage and warmth without worrying about it dragging on the ground.

High quality down is a very efficient insulator thats great at trapping warm air and keeping it close to your body. The inside is lined with a soft microfleece material as well that adds to the warmth and comfort of the jacket. It is not waterproof but is water resistant to help shed light moisture.

The hood is removable which is a nice feature, and the fur is also removable from the hood so you have a few different ways you can wear it.

Looks great in person, not boxy or overly fitted, has a nice nice flattering feminine fit.

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