Chris Purkey

Chris Purkey

High Uintas, Wasatch Range, So. Utah

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Chris Purkey's Passions

Fly Fishing
Camping
Backpacking
Snowboarding
Hiking
Yoga
Snowshoeing
Sport Climbing
Swimming

Chris Purkey's Bio

I was born and raised here in the Salt Lake City, UT. So I'm no stranger to the breadth of activities Utah's unique landscape has to offer. In the winters you can find me snowboarding up Big Cottonwood canyon or angling along the frigid stretch of the Middle Provo River. In summers, you probably won't be able to find me because I'll be tucked away in the Uinta's with my family or hiding in a nice river hole throwing flies.

When I'm not playing or being a family man, I work here at Backcountry.com. I'm the Director of Customer Support, which I consider synonymous to "Dad Gearhead". I'm passionate about being outside and hell-bent on ensuring that our team helps you find the right ski, saddle or rod.

Whatever it takes to connect you to your passion, we are here for you!

“FOLLOW” ME FOR REVIEWS ON THE GEAR I CRUSH & GIVE ME A HOLLER WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR NEEDS AT
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Chris Purkey

Chris Purkey wrote a review of on November 5, 2013

5 5

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

The bodyfit 200 oasis crew is a fantastic base layer. I got mine in a medium, which was a true fit. I used it first time on the river this week. It was about 30 degrees and snowing - So, between this, my puff and a shell I was toasty warm the entire time. The merino wool is real soft and did a great job keeping me warm and dry. I stayed out for a few hours with no problem. Call me gross but I'll use it a couple more times before washing, as it doesn't stink at all. Another plus of merino wool.

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Chris Purkey wrote a review of on November 4, 2013

5 5

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

I bought these for my son, he looks good as hell in them! He's 9 years old and just over 4ft. These were slightly too big but they fit just fine with a belt and the pant legs rolled once or twice. Definitely some room to grow into.

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Chris Purkey wrote a review of on November 4, 2013

5 5

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

Love me a good puff. I originally tried this in a Medium but found it to be slightly too big, downsizing to a Small was definitely the way to go. It's a great fit, snug and perfect for wearing both casually and as a mid layer. You can't beat the hood! For reference, I'm 5'8" and 170 lbs, I typically wear Medium in most sized jackets and t-shirts.

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Chris Purkey posted an image about on April 2, 2013

Trip of 1sts

Love this pack, it's very comfortable and breathes well. I have the 2011 model and while it's only 65 liters, it was the perfect size to take my 9 year old and our pup on their first pack trip to the High Unitas. While they both packed their fair share, I was able to carry the essentials for all. Access points make it easy enough to get what you need quickly without having to unload unecessary amounts. I definitely recommend.

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