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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 March 3, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs

I got this for my mother as a Christmas Gift. It is now March and she is still raving about how soft and comfortable it is. I would highly recommend this to someone looking for a well-priced, super comfortable robe.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on March 3, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: 11.5

These are my go-to winter sneakers. Since the Addidas Terrex Agravic GTX has a Gore-Tex membrane, you won't have to worry about accidentally stepping in puddles and wetting out your sneakers. The Continental tread is excellent in snow and does better than most on ice. I wear these to do everything in the winter - running, snowblowing and at the office, they are my favorite winter sneaker. I typically wear a 12 in Nike and NB, but these fit me best in size 11.5

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on March 3, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: 34X32

I just got the Patagonia Performance Straight Fit jeans and the color is awesome. It's a perfect break from traditional blue jeans and somehow feels a bit softer than my old blue ones. Fit is true to size.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on March 3, 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 just got the Faherty Ventura long sleeve shirt in orange check and am impressed by the soft cotton fabric and the nice tailored fit. This might be the softest button-down shirt I own - it is 100% cotton, and is extremely comfortable. It is definitely a lightweight shirt, so it will be perfect for this Spring/Summer. The fit is true to size, and nicely tailored. I am 6'2" and the large is perfect, with enough length to tuck-in if necessary, but looks great untucked.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on March 3, 2017

5 5

Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs

I now own six pairs of Saxx boxers: three Platinum and three Ultra. I honestly can't tell the difference between these and the Platinum boxers aside from the waistband, which has a sewn-on label instead of the Platinum's woven logo. They might be just a hair less soft, but only the proverbial pea-detecting princess would be able to tell the difference. That said, I love the way both versions feel and I highly endorse the design. Until something unsatisfactory crops up with these, I'll likely save a few bucks and buy Ultra instead of Platinum.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on December 31, 2016

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

The North Face Immaculator down parka is a super warm and super light down jacket that blends the line between highly technical and extremely versatile. The Immaculator is stuffed with 800 fill goose down - remember, higher fill number = higher warmth-to-weight ratio. The average down jacket is probably stuffed with 500~ fill power down... if the Immaculator was filled with 500 fill power down, you would need to stuff 38% more feathers into it in order to get the same warmth as the 800 fill power. 38% more feathers equates to at least 38% more weight, so that is why the Immaculator Parka's 800 fill power goose down gives it such a high warmth-to-weight ratio.

Since it's warm, comfortable and light, you just might find yourself wearing a lot, and that's a good thing. It's as comfortable walking the dog as it is belaying from a high alpine shelf, and doesn't mind being stuffed into your pack (higher fill down, is also more compressible).

As some people have noted, this jacket is Relaxed Fit, so it's perfect for accommodating layers - if you are looking for a more technical fit, you may want to size down.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on December 19, 2016

5 5

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

Patagonia's new Stretch Nano Storm jacket is essentially a Nano-Air Hoody encapsulated in a breathable tech shell with a longer, ski inspired cut. I have had this jacket for a couple months now and am amazed how much I've used it. From running errands on cold/rainy days to Snowmobiling in 0 F temps, it really delivers. It is comfortable due to the soft interior lining, and breathes very well - the Stretch Nano Storm is a true do-it-all jacket and will serve you well on the slopes or around town for 8 months out of the year. I am 6'2" 185 and like the large, but could fit in a medium if I wanted a more technical alpine fit.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on December 8, 2016

5 5

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

The Arcteryx Proton LT Hoody is a super breathable and dynamic insulated jacket that excels when you're getting active. It's a great outer layer for hike in the fall, and as soon as the temps drop, throw a shell over it, and you'll find that it's not too bulky, and allows your body to breathe while staying warm. The fit is trim, so it can layer easily - if you like a more generous fit, you may want to consider sizing-up. I am 6'2" 185 and the Large is great for me.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on December 4, 2016

5 5

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

..but when I do, I choose the Norrona Falketind Softshell Pants. For me, these are the quintessential softshell pant for hiking year-round. They are super comfortable, have great stretch and excellent durability (I've had mine for 3 years now) - the fit is spot on, and the pockets are well-placed and useful. The adjustable cuff option is key when you need to lock them down around your boots to keep out dirt and snow out. I have a 34" waist and the large works well for me.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on December 4, 2016

5 5

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

The Svalbard Wool Fleece Jacket is a classic mix of Wool (65%) and Poly (35%) - wool fibers provide great temperature regulation while the polyester offers quick-dry functionality and enhanced durability. This jacket is very well-constructed and while the zipper is on the left like most European brands', you'll quickly get used to it and it will become natural. The fit is trim with long arms, and it looks great worn as a stand-alone fleece - it is an extremely effective layer as well (wool still insulates even if it gets wet).

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on November 8, 2016

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 Alpha100 Hooded Vest is one of my go-to pieces for virtually anything - I wear it skiing, mountain biking, hiking and around the office. Designed as a super-functional insulated layer or wind-breaking outer layer to keep your core warm, the Alpha insulation breathes very well, and wicks sweat with ease. In addition to looking cool, the hood is functional and handy - it's great at the top of the skin track or after a ride - it keeps your head warm while wicking the sweat/moisture away.

When I get tired of my orange version from last year, I'll come back for another.

Fit is true to size - I am 6'2" 185 and large fits me perfectly.

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Rob Wykoffwrote a review of on November 4, 2016

5 5

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

The Mammut Runbold Insulated Jacket is a relative unicorn here in the United States. You see, this jacket is from Mammut's Europe-only line of products. Fortunately, Backcountry was granted the exclusive opportunity to bring 30 of these rare pieces across the pond to the good old USA.

Yes, just 30.
I've been testing mine since February and really have been impressed.

1) Alpine Wool insulation breathes and regulates body temperature extremely well - it is warm when you need it, but not hot when you don't. I've worn it throughout the fall, and just this week temps have dropped into the 20's overnight (7,200') - still, the Runbold IS still is great for me hiking with the dog first thing in the am.
2) The fit is fantastic. I am 6'2", 185 and the jacket might fit me better than any other jacket I currently own. It is trim without feeling cramped, has a good below-belt length and a slight drop tail. The hood and collar are great when fully zipped and don't get in the way when the hood isn't being worn. This is normal sized hood, so good with a hat or beanie.
3) Refined Styling. The logo treatments are extremely subtle, giving the jacket a premium look and feel. It's as fitting to wear out to a nice dinner as it is to chop wood, or go for a hike... after all, it is Mammut. From Switzerland.

Highly recommended.

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