Andrew Wike

Andrew Wike

Employee

Wasatch Range, Sierra Nevada, Mt. Shasta, Chamonix

Andrew Wike's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Skiing
Climbing

Andrew Wike's Bio

Originally from Southern California, I learned to love the outdoors while attending college in Northern California. I cut my teeth on overly ambitious climbs and ski descents in the Sierra and Cascades before moving to Utah. Climbing and skiing big lines is my favorite passion. Shooting photos of the aforementioned activities is a close second.

Andrew Wike

Andrew Wikewrote a review of on September 7, 2016

5 5

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

This is my girlfriend's second pair of this shoe. She has used it for long trail runs and loves the lightweight nature, breathability of the shoe, and traction offered by the aggressive tread. The toe box leaves plenty of room for feet to swell after long miles and/or in high-altitude.

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Andrew Wike

Andrew Wikewrote a review of on September 7, 2016

4 5

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

My girlfriend started using this mostly in an effort to track steps through the work day and at times when she is not specifically exercising. She loves having the motivation to accumulate activity throughout a typical day and not isolate the effort to designated times of exercise. She also likes the heart rate feature, and loosely monitors the changes over time. The associated app provides great information and has been a fun motivator to stay moving! One last benefit is that it has shown to be totally waterproof, so there's no hassle with taking it off for showers, etc.
The reason it's not 5 stars is that the steps don't always totally align with the mileage, and steps haven't matched at all with mileage when using on the treadmill.

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Andrew Wike

Andrew Wikewrote a review of on September 7, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: small

My girlfriend wore this shirt during a multi-day backpacking trip. She purchased it mainly for its insect shield, and it did the job as expected. She also likes the comfortable fit, breathability, front pockets, and reported that it didn't collect/show dirt as much as other similar hiking shirts.

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Andrew Wike

Andrew Wikewrote a review of on September 7, 2016

4 5

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

Bought this for a multi-day trip in the Sierras with high expectations for using it, but lucked out with cool enough weather to stave off the mosquitos. However, I tried it on and can say that it fits comfortably. It also packs easily, so it's not a hassle to bring along just in case.

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Andrew Wike

Andrew Wikewrote a review of on September 7, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

My girlfriend uses this in her running pack, and has loved this as an alternative to traditional Camelbak bladders because of the easy refill, secured closing from the top that doesn't spill as easily and can fill all the way, and the tube flow is either closed or open. Great for the trails!

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Andrew Wike

Andrew Wikewrote a review of on September 6, 2016

5 5

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

My girlfriend bought these for camp shoes on a hike in the Sierra a few weeks back. She really enjoyed wearing these around and even ended up ditching the boots to wear these on our last day on the trail. She says they are comfortable and the straps don't chafe.

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Andrew Wike

Andrew Wikewrote a review of on July 29, 2016

5 5

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

Honestly, I was hyper skeptical when pulling the trigger on this. The Yeti fanboys and girls in the office convinced me that it would be worth it, but I was having a hard time imagining how a cooler could cost this much. Well, it arrived yesterday and I've gotta say, this thing is worth every penny. Robust construction and they nailed all the details, including the non-skid lid that is strong enough to stand on. Cannot wait to fill this thing with ice and some fresh wild game meat!

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Andrew Wike

Andrew Wikewrote a review of on February 18, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

After spending a couple nights out on the pad so far this winter, I'm pretty happy with this pad. It's quite a bit lighter, packs up smaller, and is just as warm as my previous pad. The stuff sack pump is pretty handy too since I usually need one along anyway. There is a definite crinkle noise when moving around on it but that doesn't bother me. Overall I foresee getting a lot of use out this pad.

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Andrew Wike

Andrew Wikewrote a review of on February 18, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This backpack has been a great touring bag with and without the Vario ABS system. I've given a pretty good rundown carrying gear on tour and up climbs. It's layout really helps keep everything organized for quicker transitions. Whether its an afternoon out on the skis or an overnight camp and climb. this pack has worked out pretty well so far. I also have used the harness with the small back that came with the Vario and it makes for a lightweight pack for longer days inbounds or hiking.

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Andrew Wike

Andrew Wikewrote a review of on February 15, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Picked these up after a descent off Mt. Owen that would have been made far easier if I had a hammer. Every once in a while you need to weld a nut into a crack or hammer a piton home in order to get home. You hardly notice these at all, but they make quite a difference when trying to set some pro for a rappel or checking to see if you can trust an old piton or not.

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Andrew Wike

Andrew Wikewrote a review of on February 15, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've got a few different pairs of skins from a few different manufacturers and I can honestly say that these skins grip better than any other. Their sliding leaves a little to be desired, but for steep Wasatch skinners, grip trumps the slide. Not only are they like superglue, but they LAST. I'm on a set of STS skins that are 4 seasons old and going on strong. Awesome product.

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