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Mike Cushing

Mike Cushing

Employee

Anywhere with mountains, but mostly the Wasatch!

Mike Cushing's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Paddling
Snowshoeing
Skiing
Climbing

Mike Cushing's Bio

Before I tell you about myself, we need to be friends. Everybody knows the best way to be friends is to follow that person. So click "Follow" so that we can be the type of friends that have inside jokes and embarrassing stories.

I've been with BC now for about 4 years, and it continues to be my dream job. I am fortunate enough to have access to world-class gear and I get to use it every day. Not trying to toot my own horn, but I know quite a bit about most of the products on our site (as well as products not on our site), but I definitely specialize in a few areas.

These areas include:
- Ice Climbing & Mountaineering
- Rock Climbing (bouldering, sport, trad, and big mountain)
- Skiing (alpine and AT)
- Backpacking and related equipment

Basically, if you're shaking on the side of a frozen waterfall or have a half-pad on a crimp, I can help you out. Even if you don't have a question and want to chat about cool places you've been, GIVE ME A CALL! If you have a question about something you don't think I can help with... Try me! If I can't I can at least get you to someone who really knows their stuff.

I'd love to be your own personal hookup in the outdoor industry. Give me a call anytime. My number is 1.800.409.4502 Ext. 4340 - Make sure to leave a voicemail if I don't answer (unfortunately I can't work 24/7).

Mike Cushing

Mike Cushingwrote a review of on May 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Bought this for car camping and it has not disappointed! Very bright and seems very durable. I think Primus makes good quality stuff, and this is no different. Highly recommended for camping or even as a part of your emergency kit at home.

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on May 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love this thing. I primarily use it while car camping, but I also pack it in on climbing trips too. Pretty much, any time you're relaxing outside and want to listen to some tunes, this is a must have. Very long battery life, SUPER durable, very loud, and sounds good. I have to agree with other people who have posted here, Outdoor Tech makes some great stuff. Highly recommended.

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on May 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this to use for car camping, and it's everything I hoped it would be. Small enough to put in a pack if needed, but big enough to still be functional. The saw is very sharp and has a great grip. It's also surprisingly light for what I expected. If you're going to be doing some heavy duty sawing, this might not be for you. This is great for small/medium size branches (unless you want to saw for quite a while).

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on May 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this net after my previous net broke, and I'm glad I went with this net as a replacement. Super well made, light, long enough to use fish in most conditions, big enough to net some big fish, and the rubber finish adds a lot of grip when wet. For the price, this is a great net. Highly recommended!

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on May 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought a Filson bag a while back, and fell is love with this brand! They make the most quality/durable stuff out there. If I have a bag that'll last a lifetime, why not buy a dog leash that will do the same? The bridle leather used is the same as what's used in their bags, and the buckles are the same as well. The leash is bomber, and feels broken in out of the package. It's a tad longer than other leashes, but I'd rather have it too long than too short. And, despite liking it for different reasons, my dog loves it too!

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on May 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was a little hesitant to start using these, but after using a buddies for a weekend, I pulled the trigger. I wear them around my neck (and clip the forceps to the same lanyard). The only flaw with them is if you're fishing small dries or nymphs with +6x tippet. I find they are just too big and clunky to be effective with tippet that's practically invisible. Not impossible, but just not ideal. I use these as my primary nippers and only switch when small tippet is needed. For the price, you can't go wrong.

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on May 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you don't have a truck, or rubber floors, this is a must have. I have a carpeted trunk and this helps to keep the mud contained. It's big enough to put a couple pairs of waders/boots in, and works great as a changing mat. On a side note, it makes a great gift for the fly fisherman who has it all. I bought several of these as gifts and they were all well received.

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on May 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this rod to fish up in Wyoming w/ some friends. Great for throwing streamers and cutting through wind. Grip is not what I'm used to, but it works better than expected. For a good streamer rod that works in most conditions, you can't beat this rod. Great price and a great warranty too.

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on May 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I rigged this line for my fast action Vapen rod. RIO makes quality lines and this is no exception. I primarily fish small/medium size rivers and this is perfect for those conditions. Highly recommend if you fish in similar conditions with a fast action rod.

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on May 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've had several Outdoor Tech headphones in the past, and these are no different. Being able to answer phone calls, easily pause/start music and adjust volume, all without taking out your phone is pretty cool. The only flaw with these is the sound quality isn't the best, but it wins in so many other areas it really doesn't matter. Highly recommended! PS - Battery lasts all day on the slopes, so don't worry about battery life.

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on April 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 240 lbs
Size Purchased: XXL

For the price, you'd have a touch time finding a more comfortable, quality hoodie. I bought this for my brother and ended up buying another for myself. Highly recommended for a nice hoodie for a good price.

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on April 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought the Redington Rise series reel for my Redington Vapen rod. They work great together, and I bought an additional spool to put some sink tip on. It's a very well made spool that gets the job done. Redington makes quality stuff, and offers a killer warranty, so you really can't go wrong with this reel/spool. Buy this, you'll thank me later.

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on February 16, 2016

5 5

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

I wear this glove ski touring, warmer days in the resort, shoveling snow, driving to work, basically I wear this glove for everything all winter long. It's super durable, and once you add a little Nikwax leather wax, it's perfect. I ended up buying some for my brother and he feels the same way. I highly recommend snagging a pair.

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