Rob Wykoff

Rob Wykoff

Employee

Park City, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Jackson Hole.

Rob Wykoff's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Skiing

Rob Wykoff's Bio

Raised in New England, moved to Jackson Hole in 2003 and joined Backcountry.com in 2006. Currently the Senior Buyer of Men's Apparel, living in Park City, UT.

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Rob Wykoff

Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on July 24, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am absolutely hooked on my new Avex water bottle. It doesn't leak, is easy to use and fits in most cup holders in cars (a big plus for me, as having my Nalgene rolling around the car is not only annoying, but extremely inconvenient when you're driving and get thirsty).

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on July 24, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am a huge fan of Osprey's Hydration Reservoirs - they are durable, lightweight and have a fantastic hose/valve system that works well every time and doesn't leak. I am also a huge fan of the magnetic valve that it comes with - just attach half of it to your shoulder strap, and the valve will never be dangling or out of reach (this is a great feature for mountain biking, as taking a drink become second nature and is easy to do on even the roughest trails.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on July 24, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I got the POC Index Air Adjustable Gloves about a month ago and have had them out for 15 rides so far. I am quite pleased so far, as they fit nice and snug, breathe well through the top of the hand, and the silicone print allows me to use my iPhone without taking off my gloves - making finding just the right song nice and easy. So far, so good.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on July 24, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got the Smith Forefront Helmet roughly a month ago and am very pleased with my purchase so far. The Forefront is a very comfortable helmet right out of the box, with only minimal tweaks needed to dial-in the fit. You can move the VaporFit retention system in the back by snapping it out and moving it up or down. Personally, I moved it down a notch, so when I tightened the click wheel, it was properly secured at the lower-back part of my head.
The honeycomb Aerocore makes this a very protective, yet light and breathable lid, and the adjustable visor is a nice touch - I have been pushing it up and out of my line of sight on especially steep climbs. All in all, I would highly recommend the Smith Forefront to anyone looking for a new cross country or enduro mountain bike helmet.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on July 24, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I just ordered a second color of the Icebreaker Sphere T-shirt, as it is one of the best shirts I've worn. It is extremely functional as the other reviews mention, but has a classic look that brings great style and versatility. Wear it traveling, because it doesn't stink even after multiple days (thanks Merino Wool), or Running, Hiking or Mountain Biking because it stays cool when the temps rise thanks to the Tencel blend.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on July 24, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I just got the Patagonia Tropic Comfort Hoodie for a trip to the Bahamas - I wanted to make sure I was fully protected from the July sun (yes, July in the Bahamas is a hot and humid as you imagine it is). The Tropic Comfort Hoodie was the perfect shirt for spending the entire day out on the water - I really like the loose, breezy fit and lightweight material - not only does it block the sun, it's also keeps you feeling cool. The hood and button-up collar are critical for those times when you need comprehensive sun protection. Fit is true to size.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on July 24, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I got the Toad & Co Debug UPF Stretch shirt for a recent trip to the Bahamas, where the mosquitoes can be tough in the summer months - I wanted something that would help keep the bugs away, block the sun's strong tropical UV rays and look good while doing so. This is the shirt. The cut is excellent, and the stretchy, wrinkle-resistant material is an added bonus. As advertised, the invisible repellent kept the bugs away (not one bite) and shielded me from the sun. The best part is, it is such a good-looking shirt that I was also able to wear it out to dinner one night. Fits true to size.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on July 24, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs

I got the ExOfficio buzz off paisley bandanna for a recent trip to the Bahamas, so help keep the mosquitoes away and it worked like a charm. It doesn't smell funny or anything like that, the bug repellent treatment is essentially invisible to humans. This will be great for hiking, camping, kayaking, etc when it's buggy.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on July 24, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

My wife is such a big fan of the Prana Angelique Dress that she actually ordered a second color as soon as the first arrived and she tried it on. She likes how airy it is, and the cut works well for a number of different occasions - from an afternoon concert to a night on the town. Sizing runs large - she is 5'7", 130 and has size small, but could also fit into a xs.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on July 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I got the Pladra Elli Flannel shirt in Burnt Black, size large a couple months ago and love it. The fit is great, well shaped and not too boxy. The material and finishing details are second to none; an especially important feature considering these are Made in the USA. The art on the interior of the cuffs and back of collar are rad - the bear is a nice little hidden surprise! If you're looking for a very high-quality, made in the usa flannel shirt that will look good and function well, look no further, Pladra is where it's at!

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on July 20, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I've had a number of A/C shirts over the years, and have always loved how well they perform in the Utah heat. The Patagonia A/C shirt is perfect for everything, from beach barbecues, to high alpine hikes. As you know, Utah doesn't have much humidity - well, the Bahamas certainly do, especially in July. I just got back from 5 days in the Bahamas where it was 90F with extremely high humidity, and I now have an entirely new appreciation for the A/C shirt. The way it stays off the body due to the slight wrinkles in the fabric is amazing when it's hot and muggy - it's absolutely perfect. Fit is true to size, I am 6'2" 185 and wear size large.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on July 9, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

The ADL Polo shirt is Mountain Hardwear's take on the classic, soft polo and it turned out great. The material is soft, the fit is good and the collar/button placket angular detail is a nice touch. I have not experienced any issues with the color getting screwed up in the washing machine.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on July 9, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: 34x32

The Mountain Hardwear Shilling pant is a great do-it-all pant. It has a nice sleek look and tailored fit - when combined with the soft, stretchy fabric, the Shilling Pant really is ready for anything. Wear them to the office, on the AT or anywhere in between and you'll be happy you did. Fit is true to size.

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