Matthew Pizza

Matthew Pizza

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Matthew Pizza's Passions

Fly Fishing
Backpacking
Camping
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Alpine Skiing
Kayaking

Matthew Pizza's Bio

Backcountry.com’s Gearheads are your instant connection to gear knowledge. They’re passionate outdoor experts hell-bent on helping you find the right ski, saddle, or pro. Follow their adventures and exploits.


Born and raised in Utah I have spent ample time outdoors ever since I was a little guy. My outdoor passions are fly fishing, skiing, and backpacking but I am becoming more acquainted with climbing and cycling (road and mountain), and kayaking.


My name is Matt Pizza and I know my shit. If you have a passion for the outdoors like I do stay tuned for thoughtful and informative expert gear knowledge and reviews, epic pictures and stories of my adventures, and don't forget deals and discounts!


If your outdoor passions align with mine stay tuned by clicking the 'Follow Me' button or you can contact me at the info below. I am in the office Tuesday-Friday 1:30-10.




800.409.4502 ext. 4438 or
mpizza@backcountry.com.

Matthew Pizza

Matthew Pizza wrote a review of on July 21, 2014

5 5

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

At the urging a few friends that have this bag I picked one up for a recent river trip and boy am I glad I did. This thing is huge, I was able to fit everything I needed in here for a 4 day river trip with some room to spare. The PVC Bill's Bag is made out of is extremely thick and durable, it would really take a lot to break through this guy. The closure system allows for a very tight seal and good compression. The harness system is the best I've encountered on a dry bag. When you fill this to max capacity it can get very heavy and the harness system makes it easy and comfortable to carry. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an all encompassing dry bag for your next river trip.

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Matthew Pizza wrote an answer about on June 17, 2014

Once you wear through the sole on a boot like this you pretty much need to get a new boot altogether. The nice thing about Korkers is that they have interchangeable soles. If you wear through one of those you simply order up some new ones, put em on, and you're good to go! If you have any reservations about the sole popping off of the shoe... don't. I've had the Korkers Redside boot for 4 years now and have never had any problem with them.

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Matthew Pizza wrote an answer about on June 12, 2014

We do have some Rossignol Star 7 skis in stock that are pretty similar, essentially a wider version.

http://www.backcountry.com/rossignol-star-7-ski-womens?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6cG93ZGVyIHR1cm4gcm9ja2VyOjE6Nzpwb3dkZXIgdHVybiByb2NrZXI&skid=ROS0932-ONECOL-S162CM

Or the Saffron 7 which is a narrower version.

http://www.backcountry.com/rossignol-saffron-7-ski-womens?rr=t

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Matthew Pizza wrote a review of on May 15, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large

I really wanted to like this pack, for the most part I did, except for the fit. This sling has ample space to store fly boxes, my water proof floating blaze orange cigar humidor, water bottle, snacks, all fishing accessories and some miscellaneous items. The design is really well thought out but the fit leaves something to be desired. No matter how I adjusted the pack I couldn't get the fit dialed in. Never felt like it was secure, even when fully loaded. The strap didn't really lay across my shoulder like I wanted it to. Ultimately I decided to return it and stick with my good ol hip pack.

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Matthew Pizza wrote a review of on May 15, 2014

1 5

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

These things are horrible. Right out of the box they didn't work correctly. Put them on... they looked great! Turned them on... they turned off about 20 seconds later. No matter what mode they are in, even after I changed the batteries the max burn time was no more than half a minute. I recommend spending a little more money on some lights that actually work.

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