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Andrew Mark

Andrew Mark

Gearhead

The Mighty Wasatch Mountains

Andrew Mark's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Climbing
Running
Snowshoeing

Andrew Mark's Bio

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, I grew up snowboarding, hiking, backpacking, climbing, kayaking and generally romping about the woods. After spending four years in the Pacific Northwest for school I came back to Utah, though I still love the PNW and visit often. I started as a Gearhead here at Backcountry, and am now a Senior Analyst in our Fraud department.

Get out, stay out, and spread the stoke.

Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on June 23, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs

Bought these as a gift for my mother for Mother's Day. She loves them. They're very comfortable, she can wear them all day at work (she works on her feet) and she's received a number of compliments on them. Fit true to size, according to her.

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on June 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

You can never really go wrong with a pair of socks from SmartWool. They're extra comfy, and have just the right amount of cushion for long day hikes or trekking trips. They dry quickly, don't stink as much as cotton. In the backcountry where your feet can be your lifeline, treat them right and cover them up with some SmartWools.

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on June 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Picked these up for hiking/backpacking or long days out doing manual labor. I cannot say enough good things about them. Super soft, breathable, and just the right fit to keep everything in place down there, but not be too snug or uncomfortable. Very quick drying, and they don't retain odor nearly as bad as cotton. Do yourself a favor and pick these up.

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on June 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: 32

I picked up a few pairs of these for backpacking/day hiking. I absolutely love them. Lightweight, breathable, dries quickly and have a great fit. They come down just shy of your kneecap. They've also got some good flex to them for making more athletic maneuvers, should you need to. Great price point for a great product. Fits true to size.

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on May 12, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs

As the other reviews have stated, this blanket is pretty much a "can't miss". Incredible quality (as expected from Pendleton), great color schemes, and super comfortable. Great for a picnic or for a snuggle-sesh on the couch.

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on May 12, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

It seems that most of my T shirt wardrobe is slowly but surely becoming almost entirely Brixton. Their shirts are comfortable and stylish. I like that they fit a bit longer in the torso as well. Note, there is definitely a fit difference between their slim fit Ts and regular Ts. This one is a regular fit, which I mostly noticed in the sleeves, as they are wider than the slim fits that I usually purchase. Overall dig the shirt, and will keep buying from Brixton.

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on May 12, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs

I bought these as a gift for my brother. His wife had been complaining that his sunglasses weren't exactly "fashionable". So I picked him up a pair of these babies. As always, with Oakley you're paying for quality and style -- which these have in spades. They look great, fit well, and the vision quality is awesome.

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on May 12, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs

I purchased these as a gift for my sister-in-law for a trip she was taking to Moab. She absolutely loves these kicks. Super comfortable, she can wear them all day without any issue. TEVA has always made high quality products as well, so you can bet that they're not going to crap out on you at the first sign of wear. Fits true to size, would definitely recommend them to anyone considering purchasing.

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on April 1, 2016

4 5

Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I started buying Brixton hats, and now I've moved on to shirts. It's a simple T-shirt with a simple, stylish design. I love the slim and longer fit in the torso, and the material is soft and comfortable and stays that way after repeated washings. I'll keep adding to my collection of Brixton apparel.

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on April 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I started buying Brixton hats, and now I've moved on to shirts. It's a simple T-shirt with a simple, stylish design. I love the slim fit in the torso, and the material is soft and comfortable and stays that way after repeated washings. I'll keep adding to my collection of Brixton apparel.

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on April 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: 11

It's gotten to the point where pretty much all of my casual shoes are Vans in some form or another. I've bought these shoes before, and I'll buy another pair when these bite the dust. They're great for summer casual wear, easy to slip on and off, and are comfortable. Fit true to size.

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on April 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought one of these before snowboard season, because let's face it, when it's cold out we all can use a little nip of whiskey on the lift. Graphic is cool, it doesn't leak, and it fits in your jacket pocket.

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on March 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Crocodile Dundee would be proud. I picked up this knife for everyday use, as well as backpacking/camping, etc. Fits comfortably and discreetly in your pocket. Has great weight to it. I wasn't sure about the locking mechanism on the blade at first, but after I mastered it, it's super easy and quick to open, just like any other blade. And it won't go off in your pocket!

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on March 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs

I treated myself to one of these bad boys recently and I couldn't be more stoked. It's really stylish, and great for everyday use but looks just as great with suit for a nice night out. It's easy to set and calibrate, and keeps great time. Definite recommend to anyone in the market for an upscale watch.

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on March 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs

Bought these as a gift for a friend of mine who is just starting to get serious about her climbing. Even though these are a men's shoe, she has larger feet with a wider toebox and couldn't find something that fit well for indoor climbing. I picked these out for her and she absolutely loves them. They fit true to the size chart and like I said, are great for a wider foot.

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on February 15, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are hands down, without a doubt the best purchase I've made for myself this year. There is no better lens-changing system on the market, the field of view is amazing, they don't fog up, and they look fly as hell to boot. Anon really knocked it out of the park with these. I've used the Smith IOs and Oakley Airbrakes, and these goggles are by far and away the best pair I've ever used.

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