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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 November 20, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I recently tested out The North Face Apex Flex GTX Insulated jacket - here are my initial takeaways. Immediately, the fabric stands out - it's a softshell material, so it's stretchy, and durable - best of all, it's also Gore-Tex Waterproof. The materials on the inside are soft, stretchy and comfortable. The 80 grams of insulation is a great weight for winter - it should be a great option for most winter days when the temps are 20-40F. Fit is nice, true to size.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on November 19, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

The North Face made the Hotlap hoody especially for skiers and riders that prefer to wear a hoody while lapping the terrain park. As a result, this hoody is a tall/long fit, probably 4-6" longer in the body than a normal hoody, and it is water-repellent thanks to it's DWR Coating - say goodbye to your heavy, soggy hoody; there's a new sheriff in town.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on November 15, 2017

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 my Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket for a couple years now and I can't get over all of the use I get out of it. As a jacket, a midlayer, or just a backup option stuffed in my backpack, this is one of the best lightweight down jackets around. Highly recommended. Sizing is true to size, perhaps runs slightly large.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on November 7, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

The Patagonia Tuff Puff Hoody is perfect for someone who wants an insulated, yet breathable jacket with stretch and a face fabric that will take a beating in everyday life. Think of this as a tougher, more everyday-oriented version of Patagonia's Nano-Air Hoody. Definitely a great piece for fly fishing in cooler temps, as it layers well under a shell if necessary.

*This jacket runs a full size big - I am typically a large in Patagonia tops and I am a true medium in the Tough Puff Jacket and Insulated Shirt.*

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on November 7, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I got the Patagonia Tuff Puff Shirt Jacket a couple weeks ago and have been wearing it a ton ever since. It's extremely comfortable - stretchy, breathes well - and even has hand pockets (crucial). I wear it as a shirt over a t-shirt, or as a midlayer - it's been great for travel this fall, as it can be worn the entire trip!
*This definitely runs one full size big. I typically wear a Large, and in the Tough Puff Shirt medium fits me perfectly.*

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on October 17, 2017

5 5

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

I received the Patagonia Tough Puff Insulated Shirt today in size medium, color industrial green. I tried on both the Tough Puff Jacket and Shirt prior to ordering - both styles run about 1 size large. I typically wear Large jackets from Patagonia; however, I am stoked I ordered Medium in the Tough Puff. The fit is great, the fabric is nice and soft, with a good amount of stretch. This will be getting a ton of use this fall! I'll report back with more info once I've had a chance to wear it for a bit.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on October 11, 2017

5 5

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

After checking out the the Columbia Outdry EX ECO jacket during a trip to Columbia headquarters, I'm quite impressed. First, it is fully waterproof and breathable like all OutDry jackets. But this is special, it's the ECO version. Believe it or not, it's made out of 21 recycled plastic bottles - a much better place for them than in the landfill or the ocean. And why is it white? Well, in addition to making it look super fresh, it also saves over 13 Gallons of water per jacket due to the Dye-Free fabric. A very cool jacket, I'm impressed that Columbia was able to create such an environmentally friendly jacket without sacrificing any of the technical prowess.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on October 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got the Patagonia Performance Twill pants a couple months ago and have had a chance to put them through their paces. First, let me say that I am a fan of Patagonia's Performance Straight Fit Denim pants, so when I heard that the new Performance Twill was the same fit, I had to give them a try. *If you have had any of the Levi's 5-pocket twill pants in the past, these are quite similar.

So far, they're a great alternative to the denim. They're just as versatile as denim, if not more. As many of the other reviewers mention, the Performance Twill is a nice option if you need to clean it up for the office, dinner, etc. (They'll get you into exclusive restaurants and clubs where denim is forbidden.) They are super comfortable - soft, with a nice bit of stretch, and seem to be durable so far. These are a great everyday pant for me, and will be in my year-round rotation.

I wear a 34X32 in the Patagonia Performance Twill and Performance Denim, and the fit seems to be relatively similar.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on August 30, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been riding the new Maxxis Agressor as a rear tire on my Bronson for about a month now and couldn't be happier. I have all the traction I need, and minimal rolling resistance compared to the DHRs I had on there prior. For trail riding in Utah where we get a mix of conditions from loose over hardback to sandy and soft, I have been really impressed with the Maxxis Agressor.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on August 8, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs

The Patagonia Tech Web Belt is the best belt I have found in my 35 years on planet earth. The wide webbing is great for me, I like how it fills-out the belt loops on my pants and keeps them evenly secured to my waist. I've worn this swimming with hybrid shorts and with a suit to a wedding - it is the master of all belts. Get one... or six.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on July 24, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I gave the Kelty Tour 1.0 as a gift, and so far it has been great for their youngest boy. The already have the larger Osprey kid carrier for their older son, and wanted to try a different brand to compare. They really like this carrier, it is stable, lightweight and distributes the weight well.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on July 6, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

As mentioned in one of the other reviews, the Flylow Coast T-shirt is a slim fit. I like the lightweight 50/50 blended cotton fabric, it's nice and cool in the summer and super soft. Obviously the graphic is rad, that's why we bought this shirt.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on July 2, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: 34

I just got the Columbia Titan Peak Hiking Shorts and so far I like them. The 4-way stretch is great, and I also like the removable belt option. Zippered hand pockets are great - no need to worry about stuff accidentally bouncing out. Fit is true to size for me.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on June 29, 2017

5 5

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

The Arcteryx Revvy shirt is a great lightweight summer shirt, and the seersucker fabric helps keep you cool by keeping some of the fabric off your skin, thus allowing air to circulate. Contrary to some other reviews I've read, this shirt does not have a wrinkle problem - folks, that is what seersucker is, it's a slightly puckered fabric specifically designed for use on hot summer days. I am a large here - the fit is true to size (if you want your shirt to fit a bit baggier/longer, you can size up).

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