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Andy Rice

Andy Rice

Employee

Utah

Andy Rice's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Skiing

Andy Rice's Bio

I moved out here to ski after college at the University of Colorado, and have since stayed. Having the Wasatch less than 30 minutes away from my house in downtown Salt Lake is awesome. In the summers I like to hit up Millcreek canyon or the Shoreline trail behind the U and in the Winters I stick to Little Cottonwood.


I just completed my Master's in Fine Arts at the U and maintain an active studio practice. I love having the Wasatch as my playground when I need to clear my head and spark some creativity. You can check out my website at www.andrewriceart.com

I’d love to answer your gear related questions. Here is how you can contact me, my email is arice@backcountry.com or I am on the Live Chat service Monday and Tuesday afternoons (130-10pm) MST and Thursday and Friday from 1030-3pm. Hit me up! Would love to chat about whatever, but I am especially well versed in skiing and winter sports and then have a good range of trail running under my belt as well.

hit me up on IG @purplehat

email me here for any other questions if I am not online to chat via the 'Email' tab at the top-right of the profile screen here. arice@backcountry.com

Andy Rice

Andy Ricewrote a review of on January 15, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: 9.5

love these shoes. Fit is pretty true for a running shoe. I wear a 9 street shoe and have a 9.5 in these. I love how breathable they are for a trail runner and the grip is some of the best I have ever felt. Have only used them a couple times on some mild, flat terrain. Waiting to see how they hold up on the dry and rougher rock around the foothills outside SLC once the snow clears.

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Andy Ricewrote a review of on January 12, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: large

I got this jacket to use as my resort jacket. The fit is great! slim and long, but not ridiculous long like some of those 'tall-t' type jackets. I wear a medium in most t-shirts, but I got the large to fit over some layers when I need. The 60g of insulation is the perfect amount for a resort jacket, in my opinion. It is heavy enough to wear on it's own in warmer, spring days, but will definitely need some layering on colder days.

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Andy Ricewrote a review of on December 4, 2015

5 5

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

I love these boots! 2nd time purchasing them because I wore my first pair out after wearing them just about everyday, through heavy use. Super comfortable and the look only gets better with age. I suggest a leather waterproofer/conditioner to help maintain waterproof-ness and longevity. (http://www.backcountry.com/nikwax-creme-waterproofing-wax-for-leather?s=a).
Pretty true to size fit too. I'm right around 8.5/9 and I get the 8.5 in these for a good, snug fit.

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Andy Ricewrote a review of on November 3, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

This is a perfect fall shirt/jacket. It fits really well and is not too heavy to wear around the house. Just warm enough for the sunny, but slightly brisk days of Fall. It is true to size for the size chart, with long arms. It fits close to the body, but not tight at all.

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Andy Ricewrote a review of on November 3, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

these are a great pair of track pants. I was hoping for a bit more tapered fit, even though they are loose. For a track pant, they are great. Easy on/off if you have shorts on underneath for going to or from the trail or gym. They do fit on the longer side as well.

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Andy Ricewrote a review of on November 3, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

First off, this is a great flannel! really great fit for me, which is skinny with long arms. I am a medium for most short sleeves, but sometimes will have to bump up to a large in button-ups and jackets for the sleeves to fit well. Not an issue on this one. It also has a really good, slightly tapered fit around the body, which is a good fit for me.
The only issue I have had is multiple buttons have fallen off! An easy enough fix, but still kind of annoying. I wouldn't let this deter me from getting it again, or giving as a gift.

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Andy Ricewrote a review of on November 2, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love these tabs! After trying a variety of different powders and tabs for electrolyte replenishment, the Nuun have come away the clear winner in my book. The flavor is not overpowering AND there is none of that particulate residue left over from what didn't get dissolved in the water. The Energy give a pretty good little boost and the Active hydrate me up really well. Great after or during a workout and especially great after a night drinking ;)

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Andy Ricewrote a review of on October 7, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

this is easily one of the best hoodies I have had. A slimmer, but longer fit through the body with long enough sleeve length to fit my monkey arms. A lot of times I will by large shirts just to fit in the arms and have a longer cut, but the M is perfect in this. Super warm for its weight too. highly recommended.

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Andy Ricewrote a review of on October 5, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: small

I couldn't believe how light this was when I got it. The thermoball zip out layer is the ideal fall and mild winter jacket and then the shell has worked as a rain shell these past couple days. Probably the most versatile jacket I have found. Got the small in this and it fits well.

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Andy Ricewrote a review of on September 22, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: small/short

Embrace the short shorts, you'll be happy you did. Easier movement and much more comfortable in the heat once you start to sweat. My only complaint is no front pockets. I know most running shorts do not have them, but they should. Never to store gear in while running, but for carrying phone, keys, bar, gel pack, etc to and from car. I'm always annoyed by lack of front pockets, but i guess that is somewhat frivolous. Overall, I definitely back these and would buy a second pair for the spring once, or if, these go on sale. I have 29-30 inch waist and got the small. Tight, but wouldn't want to size up.

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Andy Ricewrote a review of on September 22, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are definitely the best headphones I have had at this price point. Super easy on the wallet and have a pretty damn good sound quality. They block out all outside noises as well. Perfect for ignoring your roommate, girlfriend, co-worker, etc. I have had the same pair for about 3 years and have had 0 issues. Definitely recommend them.

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Andy Ricewrote a review of on September 22, 2015

4 5

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

I gave these as a gift to a friend for letting me crash at her spot for a while. I asked for some feedback after a couple of months and she was overall very pleased. Super comfortable out of the box and still feel great after a couple months of regular use. The tread is super soft and 'luggy' making for a great mud and soft ground shoe, but not that great for dry, rocky terrain, which she finds herself on frequently. If you do most of your trail running in a drier or desert climate, I'd suggest another option, like the XA Pro 3D from Salomon- http://www.backcountry.com/salomon-xa-pro-3d-trail-running-shoe-womens?rr=t

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Andy Ricewrote a review of on August 5, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: 9

awesome winter boots. The style and comfort of a sneaker, combined with the warmth and traction you want in a snow boot. Perfect for transitioning to apres at the end of the day. The leather is really nice on these too, but make sure you take the proper steps to waterproof/condition it. I like the Nikwax stuff for that- http://www.backcountry.com/nikwax-fabric-and-leather-spray-twin-pack-125ml?s=a

They fit true to size. I wear a 9 in most every street shoe and these fit great in the 9.

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Andy Ricewrote a review of on July 24, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

These are the quintessential casual short. They're super comfy without being a sweat pant material. Throw these on when headed to the beach, but aren't planning on getting wet. Beach BBQs and pool parties are where you will be most comfortable in these.

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Andy Ricewrote a review of on July 24, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

You cannot beat this bag at this price! The size is perfect for a weekend trip and as a carry-on. It is also an ideal size for all my ski gear. I keep one of these loaded with gloves, goggles, layers, hats, etc so I always have my gear ready when heading up to the hill. Don't sleep on this bag at this price.

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Andy Ricewrote a review of on July 24, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: 30

these are THE classic pair of shorts. The fit is great; not too baggy, but not tight either. I can transition from the golf course to the bar to dinner with some fly honey's seamlessly.

Throw your other shorts out and replace with these. You will want a pair in every color.

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