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Chris Purkey

Chris Purkey

Employee

High Uintas, Wasatch Range, So. Utah

Chris Purkey's Passions

Snowboarding

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

Chris Purkey

Chris Purkeywrote a review of on October 7, 2017

4 5

Saxx boxer breifs are seriously cool looking, extra soft and the sewn in mesh in the front crotch area keeps me in place and feeling pretty cool. My only criticism is that these things bunch up in ya butt more than any other boxers I've owned, So, while they look cool and generally feel good, they are not my go to if I'm going to be doing anything active.

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Chris Purkeywrote a review of on October 7, 2017

5 5

The Patagonia Houdini is an awesome lightweight packable shell. The breathability seems decent, I haven't had a chance to put it through the ringer on the mountain though so TBD. I have worn it in varied states of downpour and stayed very dry on the inside, I was impressed. The only criticism I have is that there are no pockets outside of the chest zipper. Which is fine when you're using it in the backcountry, but pockets are always a nice to have. In terms of fit, I went for a Large and feel like it's perfect for me. I'm 5'9" and 185lbs,

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Chris Purkeywrote a review of on October 7, 2017

5 5

I've never had an insulated flannel before and I am super pumped on the Hippy Tree Alamitos. It's a really high-quality jacket, the lining is ultra warm and extremely soft. Plus, the flannel pattern is subtle and good looking. I bought this in a Large and feel like I probably could have gone with a Medium and been fine. The sleeves feel only just slightly long, but otherwise, it looks like it fits me fine. I'm 5'9" and 185lbs.

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Chris Purkeywrote a review of on October 7, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this shirt on a whim for a wedding rehearsal dinner and it turned out great! It's an awesome fit, it looks real sharp and is a comfortable shirt to wear. I bought it in a Large and have a little room to move around. If you're close to mys size and like your shirts, a closer fit you could get a Medium and be fine. I'm 5'9" and 185lbs.

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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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