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Chris Purkey

Chris Purkey

Employee

High Uintas, Wasatch Range, So. Utah

Chris Purkey's Passions

Fly Fishing

Chris Purkey's Bio

I was born and raised here in the Salt Lake City, UT. So I'm no stranger to the breadth of activities Utah's unique landscape has to offer. In the winters you can find me snowboarding up Big Cottonwood canyon or angling along the frigid stretch of the Middle Provo River. In summers, you probably won't be able to find me because I'll be tucked away in the Uinta's with my family or hiding in a nice river hole throwing flies.

When I'm not playing or being a family man, I work here at Backcountry.com. I'm the Vice President of Gearhead Operations. Our Gearheads are the lifeblood of Backcountry. They’re the first folks customers interact with, and the reason customers return to our site. We wholeheartedly believe service is a differentiator that our business thrives upon. Gearheads pride themselves on expertise; in-depth, technical knowledge of the gear we sell as well as a love of the activities it’s used for… Not to mention, they’re nothing short of total and complete BADASSES. These guys and gals GET AFTER IT outside! I'm passionate about being outside and hell-bent on ensuring that our team helps you find the right ski, saddle or rod.

Whatever it takes to connect you to your passion, we are here for you!

“FOLLOW” ME FOR REVIEWS ON THE GEAR I CRUSH & GIVE ME A HOLLER WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR NEEDS AT
-EMAIL: cpurkey@backcountry.com
-PHONE: 801-736-7127

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Chris Purkey

Chris Purkeywrote a review of on June 12, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 180 lbs

I bought these for my wife, she said the prana lizbeth pants are great. They are comfortable for everyday wear or easily made into business casual attire for work. They fit true to size.

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Chris Purkeywrote a review of on June 12, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 180 lbs

I bought these for my wife, she is a nurse on an ICU floor and is on her feet for up to 13+ hours straight. She needed something that could keep her feet comfortable, supported and allow them to breathe as needed. So far, this is the longest runnning footwear she's used for work.

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Chris Purkeywrote a review of on June 12, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 180 lbs

I wanted these to work but they were way too baggy. I'm 5'9" and 180bls with pretty athletic thighs/calves and just can't fit into skinny jeans, so was hoping these would be slightly looser, but they are an extreme opposite from the straight fit - literally like twice as wide in the legs.

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Chris Purkey

Chris Purkeywrote a review of on June 12, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 180 lbs

I wanted these to work but they were way too tight in my thighs. I'm 5'9" and 180bls with pretty athletic thighs/calves and just can't fit into skinny jeans. I was hoping the straight fit would be a little looser, but it just wasn't enough.

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Chris Purkey

Chris Purkeywrote a review of on June 12, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I love the design, material and quality of the Basin and Range Spiro Rain Jacket - but couldn't find an option that fit my body type. I will typically switch between a medium or large. However, the medium was too tight in my waist and the large was too long and loose in my sleeves - so I returned both. I think this was designed for a traditional slender/athletic person. I'm 5'9" and 180-185 pounds, I'm fit(ish) but got that dad bod. Haha.

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Chris Purkeywrote a review of on June 12, 2017

4 5

The Tepui Awning is a great option for someone needing some shade in a car camping situation. I particularly find it useful in desert camping mode where there is not shade/trees to help keep that heat off.

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Chris Purkey

Chris Purkeywrote a review of on June 12, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love Helle knives but was particularly stoked on the Mandra. It's such a cool design and insane quality. If you're into knives, or even just need a single option to have on hand for your outdoor needs - highly recommend.

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