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Andrew Mark

Andrew Mark

, Gearhead

The Mighty Wasatch Mountains

Andrew Mark's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Running

Andrew Mark's Bio

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, I grew up snowboarding, hiking, backpacking, climbing, kayaking and generally romping about the woods. After spending four years in the Pacific Northwest for school I came back to Utah, though I still love the PNW and visit often. I started as a Gearhead here at Backcountry, and am now a Senior Analyst in our Fraud department.

Get out, stay out, and spread the stoke.

Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on July 17, 2019

4 5

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

This pad was super comfortable and compacts down well. Though as others have said below, I might not throw this in my backpacking set up and opt for something smaller. Used this pad in the San Rafael Swell, so I can't attest to it's insulation in really cold temperatures, but I was warm throughout the night and the length was just right for me (6ft tall). Would definitely recommend it.

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on July 17, 2019

4 5

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

As others have said, this pad compacts down well and makes for a great car camping pad or a backpacking pad. (though for minimalist backpackers, you may want to go with something smaller). I'm a side sleeper and get a great night's sleep on this bad boy. Used it in the late spring/early summer, so cannot attest to insulation in lower temps. But I would definitely use this pad again!

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on January 8, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: 11

Almost every pair of shoes that I own are Vans. I'm glad that I copped a pair of these going into fall/winter. The sherpa lining is super comfortable and warm. The high top look is great and the added tread on the bottom is perfect for those icy/slushy days. I love these shoes.

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on January 8, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This jacket is super comfortable, quite warm and also very stylish. It's become the jacket I grab out of my closet on the daily. Great to wear to work, to dinner or to the bar. I love this thing!

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on January 8, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs

I grabbed one of these for a Christmas gift for my mom. She's been looking for some cozy/warmer shirts to add to her wardrobe and this one fit the bill just fine. It's got a classic style and is very comfortable. She's a big fan.

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on January 8, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I wanted a traditional looking crew sweatshirt that wasn't too flashy. This thing fits the bill perfectly. Very comfortable and a classic look. I wish it was a bit longer in the torso, but that's about it.

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on January 8, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs

I picked this up for my old man for Christmas. I originally tried a jacket from another brand, but the fit was a bit too tailored. TNF fits true to size and has a more traditional fit than some other brands. High quality down and solid construction complete the trifecta for a great jacket. He wears this thing all the time now.

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on September 11, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Size Purchased: medium

I bought these as a gift for my girlfriend for her yoga practice. She says they fit true to size and are very soft. They also do not stretch out after multiple washes and uses.

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Andrew Mark

Andrew Markwrote a review of on August 6, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have an older ODT Big Turtle shell. After taking it with me on just about every trip where I'd appreciate some tunes, my old man finally asked me if he could have one too. I picked one of these up for him for Father's Day and he absolutely loves it. Easy to charge, easy to pair and great sound quality. Plenty durable if you take care of it (i.e. don't go intentionally submerging it in water just for fun). Great speaker at a great cost!

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