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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.

Rob Wykoff

Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on February 4, 2016

Great Snowshoe kit!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got 2 Atlas Rendezvous Snowshoe Kits for my mom this Christmas and she was super excited - we took them out that afternoon. While I am male and 6"2 185 with a US12 shoe size, I decided I would use the second set, and belive it or not, they worked perfectly! The adjustable poles are quite solid and easy to use, just like the snow shoes themselves. We used the snowshoes on mainly packed trails and a little unpacked powder, and they worked very well. I would recommend these to anyone looking to get a very "solid" set of snowshoes and poles!

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on January 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 been wearing the Darn Tough Merino Solid Crew socks for a few months now and am very pleased with the comfort, weight and thickness - don't worry, I've washed them a couple times ;) While these are relatively thin and lightweight socks, they are definitely a bit warmer than they look due to the high-quality Merino Wool. I've been wearing them as an everyday sock and haven't found them to be "cold", but keep in mind that I work in an office. Darn Tough Socks are made in Vermont, USA and have never let me down - I'm especially pleased to now have some casual socks from them, as I love their hiking, bike/run and ski socks. I wear a 11.5/12 size shoe US, and these fit me perfectly in size large.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on January 10, 2016

5 5

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

I received the Dale Cortina Bomber sweater in Black/Off White a few months ago as a gift, and I'm thoroughly impressed with the fit, warmth and comfort it provides. The Cortina Bomber is a classic heavy-knit sweater that is quite soft to the touch - it's perfect for wearing over a button-down when the temps drop. I really like the button-up design, as it makes for easy on/off, and if it gets too warm, you can unbutton the sweater with ease. The leather elbow patches are a very nice touch for both durability and style. According to Dale's website, this design pay tribute to their original Cortina Olympic sweater from 1956.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on January 9, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I got it for her for Christmas and she absolutely loves it! Here's what she has to say - high quality, soft material that feels great on. She wears it to work as well as around the house, because it is the right blend of style and comfort. While she got a medium and loves it, she does feel as though it runs slightly large.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on December 5, 2015

5 5

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

The Norrona Lyngen Lightweight Down Jacket is the lightest and most packable jacket in their line. This is a great do-it-all down jacket that I've been wearing by itself most days, and under a shell on the super-cold days. It like how it stashes into its own pocket, which makes it super easy to stuff in my backpack when I'm not using it. The face fabric is extremely light, as is the case with all lightweight/high-warmth jackets like this - personally, I haven't had any issues with mine and I've had it about 12 months. Great fit, true to size and the Ocean Swell Color is even better in person.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on December 4, 2015

5 5

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

Norrona designed the Lyngen Driflex3 jacket for ski mountaineering - it's waterproof and breathable like a hardshell and durable and stretchy like a softshell. Norrona' s driflex3 material is also windproof, so although it's a reasonably light jacket, it will provide maxium protection from the elements, including wind. I really like the long, front ventilation zipper for dumping heat on the way up without having to unbuckle my pack in order to unzip my jacket. The fit here is quite standard, true to size.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on December 4, 2015

5 5

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

I just got the Norrona Roldal Gore-Tex jacket in Caviar, and so far I'm impressed. I really like the roomy fit and added length - it has a cool, yet understated look to it. The material is burley, and in a cool, almost workwear type of way - I have no doubt that this jacket will handle everything I can throw at it on skis as well as my snomobile.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on December 4, 2015

5 5

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

If you're looking for a lightweight, waterproof and warm ski jacket, the Norrona Lofoten Gore-Tex Primaloft Jacket should be right up at the top of your list. This is Norrona's warmest freeride jacket, combining both Gore-Tex and Primaloft Silver Insulation - and it's so flexible that it packs into its own pocket. Whether you're skiing ice-cold blower pow or heavy, wet snow, the insulated Lofoten jacket is up to the task.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on November 11, 2015

5 5

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

The Patagonia Back Step shirt is a classic Hemp/Cotton blend and it's been one of my go-to shirts over the last couple years. I like the fabric, it's a great weight for year-round wear and has worn well. In terms of washing, I typically was it on cold, and put it in the dryer on extra-low for a short cycle - hang it up on a hanger in the shower and let it dry fully. While I'm not as adverse to using an Iron as some people, that's always an option if you want it extra crisp for a night on the town.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on November 10, 2015

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 Fjord Flannel in Feather Grey a couple weeks ago and it's my new favorite flannel shirt - for those who've never tried on the Fjord Flannel, it's everything I would want in a flannel. Soft, comfortable and looks and fits great - this is my third Fjord. Note that the Fjord has a relaxed fit, and I am in-between a medium and large - I can wear both sizes, but I like the room and mobility the large provides for me. I really like the feather grey color because it works with jeans, carhartts or whatever you want and is a nice break from plaid. The beige buttons are a nice touch, and give the shirt a little extra style. I would highly recommend this shirt to anyone looking for a flannel shirt that will become a fast favorite and instant classic!

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on November 10, 2015

5 5

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

I got the Patagonia Black Hole 45L Wheeled Duffel bag a couple weeks ago for a trip to Scandinavia and was impressed by how much stuff I fit in it - it was perfect for my 6-day trip. The best part is, is this bag still fit in the overhead compartments completely full without any issue - it rolls very smoothly and is constructed from a very durable material. This bag is the perfect compliment to my smaller rolling duffel (good for max 3 days) and my huge dakine split roller that can basically carry everything I own. I have a feeling I'll be using this Patagonia Black Hole 45L roller more than either of the other two bags I have, as it's the perfect size.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on October 21, 2015

5 5

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

I just got the Super Diez Hooded Down Jacket (Monster Blue, large) for my deep-winter down jacket. Don't quote me, but I believe the Super Diez Hooded is The North Face's lightest and warmest down jacket - this jacket is super light, coming in at just over 1 pound, and packs some serious 900 fill down, making it extremely warm. Looking forward to getting a number of days in it this winter!

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on October 21, 2015

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 been wearing the Snow Peak Flexible Insulated shirt since April 2015 and am psyched every time I put it on. I might go so far as to say I missed it over the summer... but alas, the fall is upon us and winter is rolling in - primetime for this comfortable, stretchy and warm shirt jacket to strut its stuff. It is certainly warmer than one would expect - and it doesn't mind a little precipitation thanks to it's Polartec Alpha insulation that keeps you warm even when it gets wet. I've been wearing it with a t-shirt for most of the fall - these days, it's more than capable with just a flannel underneath. While it's certainly very technical in materials, it has an amazing look that catches the eye without even trying. It feels at home in the mountains, around a campfire as it does walking the streets of Tokyo - keep it close, because if you're anything like me you'll be reaching for it virtually every day.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on October 14, 2015

5 5

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

The Rab Continuum Hooded Down Jacket is the lightest down jacket that Rab has ever made, and that's why I got it. Its 850 fill hydrophobic down provides warmth in an instant - a perfect peice to keep in your pack on the skin track (it's super small when packed-down), and bust out at the top for some serious heat when you need it most.

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