April Forsyth

April Forsyth

Alta, Brighton, Snowbird,The Canyons, Bear Mountain, Arizona, Cali and Utah

April Forsyth's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Paddling
Yoga
Snowshoeing
Skiing

April Forsyth's Bio

Backcountry.com’s Gearheads like me are your instant connection to gear knowledge. They’re passionate outdoor experts hell-bent on helping you find the right ski, saddle, or pro. Follow their adventures and exploits.

I am happy to be living life and playing outdoors. Born in San Diego. Moved by moms to Utah. Currently reside in Salt Lake City. Climbing hills and mountains like a goat!

I’d love to answer your gear related questions. Here is how you can contact me:
April Forsyth, 1-800-409-4502 Ext 4005, just call the 1-800 #, then choose option 1, and then enter ext 4005. I work Friday through Monday, 10 hr shifts. My days off are Tues, Weds, and Thurs.
Also If you prefer e-mail, you can always hit me up at aforsyth@backcountry.com Cheers!

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April Forsyth wrote a review of on November 1, 2013

5 5

Bought this jacket for my stepdaughter. She loves it. We live in Utah.
This Jacket is perfect for skiing and just to wear a stylish jacket around the town in the rain or snow. Love the buttons on the sleeves, back, and chest. They really add that extra style. Great outer shell and doesn't need much layering. Love that it has pit vents and 4 pockets. Highly recommend for skiing or snowboarding. Whatever women's shirt size you wear order the same size and you should be good, unless you plan to layer with a thick down vest, but layering with down is not necessary with this insulated jacket.

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April Forsyth wrote a review of on September 27, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love, love these leggings. I got the blue nights color and the picture shows the color great! They do run true to size, I wear a size XL, women's 14/15 in pants and the XL fit great. Sometimes leggings run small and there is not enough room for my muscley dogfunk booty, but these fit perfect. Also love the high waist so my crack doesn't hang out when I bike in them.

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April Forsyth wrote a review of on September 27, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

I really like the material of this for Yoga. The material is thicker, feels almost like a bathing suit and gives really good breasticle support. The only reason I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars is... The chest area fits big to my surprise. But is great for busty ladies like me. I wear a 36 DD bra. The XL fit a little big in the chest area but I hand sewed the awesomely designed straps tighter and now it fits great! Because of the stretchy material you may want to order a sz down depending on your bra sz.

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April Forsyth wrote a review of on August 25, 2013

5 5

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

Great Shoes but I ordered these in an 8.5 because that is the size I wear most the time in shoes or boots, Sometimes I need a size 9. These do not stretch because the are made with the synthetic leather and my footsies were smooshed to the max. I ended up going with a size 9.5. So if you are Beginner or Intermediate climber please order either a half size up or one full size larger. I did speak with an Expert climber who is a co-worker and she did state that previous season shoes ran bigger. But the newer seasons have run small. Otherwise love these shoes!

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April Forsyth wrote a review of on March 10, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Way happy with this jacket, so warm you barely need to layer at all. Underarm vents are placed perfectly. Keeps me warm on the lifts in Utah even when its about 15 degrees and the winds are blowing. If its 25 degrees or above I don't need any layers, but if its 0 to 25, a hoodie or wool sweater underlayer is perfect. Only 2 things I would have changed, #1. There is Zippers on the Front outside pockets. Love the look but kinda hurts when you slide your hands in and out of the pockets, unless your wearing gloves. And luckily 95% off the time I am since I'm in the snow when wearing it. #2. Wish the powder skirt was removable, that's just me tho, powder skirts are just not my thing. But easy fix, I just cut the powder skirt out with scissors. Carefully tho, don't wanna damage the inner lining. Overall Love it and way happy with it. This Jacket runs true to size.

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April Forsyth wrote a review of on February 24, 2013

4 5

I bought these for my Brother for his Birthday. We just went skiing up at the Canyons in Park City Utah, it was a really windy cold day. I would say about 20 to 25 degrees outside and maybe colder at times w/ the wind. He loved them. My Father tried them for awhile because his hands get cold very easily, his hands did get a little cold but he said they were pretty good. I was really impressed with the quality of these gloves for the price and I really liked that the gloves have a wool, removable liner!

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April Forsyth wrote a review of on February 24, 2013

2 5

I ordered the Spectrum Blue, Large size for my father for his birthday. We were pretty bummed to see these are actually PURPLE. He decided to keep them anyways for shoveling snow and doing different things outside on his property in Heber, Utah.
He also told me when he is moving around the gloves are warm enough but when he is just sitting for awhile his finger tips get cold. The other issue is we had to remove two stitches in the wrist of this glove for him to be able to slide his hands in comfortably. He does not have huge palms or really wide hands, but on these gloves he had a really hard time getting his hands in even with the Velcro undone. The last complaint he had was the gloves had some looseness on the top area of the glove, just didn't fit well and seemed really bulky. :(

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April Forsyth wrote a review of on January 28, 2013

5 5

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

I just wore these skiing at the Canyons up in Park City, they were great! Really cold day, between 31 & 36 degrees that day. My Fingers were warm and my hands stayed warm all day! Love that the Leather on the palm covers the entire bottom of glove for great durability, Would completely recommend these! I wear a Womens Large and they fit true to size. Were a little stiff at first because of the Leather but by the end of the day they were great with flexibility.

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