April Pocorus

April Pocorus

Born and raised in Seattle, living in Salt Lake City currently.

April Pocorus's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Paddling
Snowshoeing
Climbing

April Pocorus's Bio

I'm an employee of Backcountry.com and spend my time:
snowboarding,
trail running,
guiding sea kayak tours in Yellowstone Natl Park,
guiding snowshoe tours in Utah for Cottonwood Canyons Foundation,
mountain biking,
climbing,
lots and lots and lots of backpacking.


I'd love to help you out with any gear questions and I could talk ultralight until the end of time. Give me a call at 1-800-409-4502 extension 4347.

April Pocorus

April Pocorus wrote a review of on March 19, 2013

5 5

5'1" 120lbs size small.
I also fit an XS in this jacket but returned it for a little extra room for layers. If you're looking for a flattering cut, you may be able to get away with a smaller size, but I think my standard size works best on colder days to have room for a fleece underneath.
No thumb-holes.
Lightweight. Packs into its own pocket. Flattering baffles to accentuate a feminine shape. DWR coating for some water repellency. I feel like this fits exactly as the picture shows, which is rare. Love this down jacket.

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April Pocorus wrote a review of on March 19, 2013

5 5

These run very true to size. 5'1" 120lbs size 4 fits great. Way too long for me of course, by about 3 inches, but a quick hem and they look great. Do a google image search on these to check out the mustard color. You should definitely rock a pair of those, they are really cute. I got them in Espresso and I feel like they are the exact same color as the picture shows.

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April Pocorus wrote a review of on March 19, 2013

4 5

I got these in black and they do tend to show lint a bit as they are fuzzy and things stick to them. I also think the inseam in these is an inch longer than my other Prana pants. I'm 5'1 and they are about 4 inches too long. I think that makes the size 4 a 32" inseam. But let it be known, Prana pants are cute, comfy, durable, and true to size.

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April Pocorus wrote a review of on March 19, 2013

4 5

Make sure to size down by half a size (I went from 7.5 to 7). These shoes are super hot because they are not well-vented so they do cause blisters if you don't wear a good sock, preferably one with a mesh upper and no seams. I did get blisters on the first few runs with these because my feet sweat so much in them. I wish they were more ventilated, but these are the only Salomon's with pronation control. If you have a tendency to overpronate, these will be your best friend. Very stable.

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April Pocorus wrote a review of on March 19, 2013

2 5

Based on the photo I thought this would have a more flattering, feminine cut. While it is functional as a layering piece over perhaps many other layers, when it stands alone it is very "frumpy" and large. I am 5'1" 120lbs and got a size small and it was far too large. This does have a drawcord on the waist but it doesn't help much.
Comes with thumb holes and the purple is slightly darker than the picture shows. However, do not expect a tapered waist like the picture shows.

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April Pocorus wrote a review of on January 7, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I wish this helmet fit better. It's super basic and you can tell the construction just wasn't there which is why it's so cheap. I went with the Red Mutiny instead. It fits my goggle shape (Smith I/OS) and the shape of my head much better than this helmet.

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April Pocorus wrote a review of on January 7, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is more low-profile than the Bern Watts in my opinion. I also bought it one size smaller than what my measurements were and it fit much better. Only complaint is that when i wear my goggle strap over the helmet, it pulls the helmet back. I have to wear my goggles under my helmet for it to stay in place.

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April Pocorus wrote a review of on January 7, 2013

5 5

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

Longer fit, wrist gaiters, and some extra room for layers makes this a great jacket. Keep in mind the colors are a bit more vibrant in these pictures than they are in real life. The blue is more dull, not electric, and the maroon is not as red as it looks. I'd recommend checking the colors out on google images before you purchase.

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April Pocorus wrote a review of on January 7, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my second Micro D, too. I bought my typical size (small) last year and lost it over the summer. I easily made the decision to get another one, this time in an XS, one size down, for a better fit. I'd recommend going down one size as this is typically only going over one baselayer for me.

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April Pocorus wrote a review of on January 7, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great iron, compact, flat surface. Only complaint is how difficult it is to twist the temperature dial the way it is positioned under the handle, otherwise, great product. Still doesn't beat the $0.99 iron I got from Good Will, RIP Bertha.

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April Pocorus wrote a review of on January 7, 2013

1 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Bought this in my typical size small and they were so tight I almost split the seams. I sized up to a medium and they were so low cut that they came halfway down my ass when I bent over. Who makes snowboard pants like that? These are made for fashion, not function. Stupid design.

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April Pocorus wrote a review of on December 11, 2012

3 5

I am 5'1 and 120lbs. I typically wear a small, but bought this one in a medium. Still too small.
This jacket does not have wrist gaiters. That tech spec is inaccurate. The sleeves are extremely short and without gaiters, the length is impractical. At my size, I'm exchanging this one for a large in hopes that the sleeves are longer. This jacket would look nice for casual street wear, but is not functional for snowboarding.

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April Pocorus wrote a review of on December 11, 2012

3 5

I am 5'1 and 120lbs. I typically wear a small, but bought this one in a medium. Still too small.
This jacket does not have wrist gaiters. That tech spec is inaccurate. The sleeves are extremely short and without gaiters, the length is impractical. At my size, I'm exchanging this one for a large in hopes that the sleeves are longer. This jacket would look nice for casual street wear, but is not functional for snowboarding.

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