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Beth

Beth

Alaska, Wyoming

Elizabeth's Passions

Backpacking
Camping
Snowboarding
Hiking
Mountain Biking
Paddling
Snowshoeing
Kayaking

Elizabeth's Bio

My boss drives me... to get up in the morning. Except on weekends, then I can be found hiking, camping, backpacking, mountain biking, skate skiing, snowboarding, or jogging... none of these things I do very well, but I enjoy them as long as people are willing to slow down for me. I originally hale from Michigan, so topography was new to me when I moved to Wyoming in 2005, and then topography with more steroids when I moved to Alaska in 2008. When I'm vacationing, I prefer to be someplace warm where I can water ski, windsurf, kite sail, swim, surf, or play a hilarious game of whiffle ball or volleyball on the beach... or fall asleep in the sun.

Beth

Beth wrote a review of on August 1, 2012

5 5

What is this, a jacket for ANTS?! I bought this for my husband for his birthday, and I got a Medium, he usually wears mediums at 165# and 5'10". This jacket was comically tiny. When he put it on, it looked like he was wearing a tuxedo jacket.

It is being returned, but we might very well get a larger size (or two sizes larger?) because it's a VERY nice looking jacket.

So, I'm giving it a lot of stars, but BUYER BE WARNED, it's tiny, but hilariously so.

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Beth wrote a review of on August 1, 2012

4 5

I'm going to level with you, I bought these because I secretly (not a secret anymore!) want to be besties with the other person who reviewed these pants and described them as "amazeballs."

I am 5'9" and 145lb and the Medium fits fine.

I live in Alaska, so short sweatpants aren't really practical outside of the summer months, but I love pulling them on with a hoodie after work between May and August.

I also seem to accidently get chain grease from my bicycle on my lower legs almost every day, so these pants showcase that nicely.

I didn't find the fabric too shiney, these are great technical sweatpants for lounging. Haha, get it?

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Beth wrote a review of on December 30, 2011

5 5

I got these yesterday. I'm 5'9" and 150lb and the mediums fit great. They make my butt look fabulous (I mean... they ARE sweat pants... so... I'll be showing off my cute tuckus only in the house...). They are warm and made from what seems like a sturdy, thick fabric. I put them on apre skate ski and then stood by the fire and warmed right up. I like that they come in at the ankle, but I'm tall, so they don't look as slouchy as the photos. I'd say great use of $60 for this Alaska girl!

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Beth wrote a review of on September 7, 2011

Hike/PackRaft in a downpour- Eureka Creek, AK
5 5

I spent Labor Day weekend hiking off the Denali Highway- 20 miles of hiking and packrafting an additional 20 miles. This was a trip that really gave me a deep appreciation of my gear because it poured rain 2 out of the 3 days we were out. The 20 mile hike was nearly ALL bushwhacking through shoulder high willow and alder, so when it wasn't raining, it certainly was nowhere near dry around me. This jacket held up to everything very well. While rafting it stayed in my pack outside of a dry bag (since it went in wet) and got SOAKED. It also served as a buffer between my sleeping bag and the rain fly we were sleeping under. After being packed in my pack, stuffed next to my bed, poked by innumerable sticks, and staying wet for 3 days straight because it didn't get a chance to dry out, I am happy and relieved to report back to you all that this thing is still 100% waterproof, breathable, and dries pretty quickly. I was surprised because it's sort of a thicker fabric. I am 5'9" 145lb and the M fits great with nice long arms and a big ol' hood!!! Attached is a picture of us hiking through mercifully low brush. I am in the middle with the Stoic jacket on and Eureka glacier in the back ground.

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Beth wrote a review of on September 6, 2011

The test of the Alaskan Backcountry
5 5

I want to write to North Face and thank them for these pants. I am 145lb and 5'9 with a 33" inseam and the mediums fit me nicely with a pair of hiking pants underneath. I took them on a 3 day long 20 mile hike and 20 mile packraft trip off of the Denali Highway (re: very remote) and it poured for 2/3 days and there was plenty of bush wacking through soaking brush. They got soaked in my pack on my pack raft (while I was in a dry suit), but still managed to keep me very dry. I love the pockets. The side zippers were really nice at the end and beginning of each day to be able to slip my already shoed feet into them. Bottom Line: They dry relatively quickly, didn't get punctured in burly bush-wacking scenarios, fit really well, and the pants never stopped protecting me from the rain. Attached is a photo of some of the more tame terrain (on our one sunny day), because hey, it's a great picture of a beautiful trip!

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Beth wrote a review of on December 29, 2010

5 5

I bought this on a whim, its a great shirt. Kind of stretches out, maybe? But it fits me really well and has nice long arms. I'm 5'9" 145lbs with 40" hips and 36" bust. The shirt fits over both of these features very well (medium). I also love the blue color. I wear this with a down vest and jacket for dog walks and casual dinner parties.

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Beth wrote a review of on December 29, 2010

5 5

I love these pants. I want a matching Izzie shirt, and maybe a coat for my dog... I put them on every day when I get back from work, when I walk the dog, when I wake up on the weekends, when I come back from skiing. I felt guilty at first for buying such expensive pants, but I just LOVE them. They wash well, too! I'm 5'9", 145lbs and I have a pair of medium pants that fit great... they aren't baggy (so don't expect that!).

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Beth wrote a review of on December 29, 2010

Insulated wrap skirt
3 5

This is a great skirt for what it is. It packs down so its tiny, and I love the olive/blue color I got. It rides pretty high on my waist (I'd have to get an XL for it to sit on my 40" hips), and if there's a breeze say goodbye to protection (wrap skirt... predictable). I plan to wear it on all of my moose riding adventures, and taking it camping and backcountry split-boarding when I can. Also, it's quite static-y.

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Beth wrote a review of on June 28, 2010

3 5

beautiful color, fits nicely in the torso (true to size). But, I'm 5'9" and it comes to low calf on me. I still like it, though, I just wish it was down to the floor. Although, the skirt isn't that full, so id probably have a hard time walking if it came down any further. So, I think this dress would be gorgeous on someone 5'6", but if you're taller and you just want a pretty dress to lounge about in the back yard... go for it.

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Beth wrote a review of on June 28, 2010

5 5

Usually I prefer to buy dresses that have a defined waist because I'm rather hippy (5'9" and 150lb with a 40" hip). HOWEVER, this dress rules. It's well made, and the way the pieces are cut makes it really flattering. I think I might wear this dress to a pig roast wedding this summer. I do sort of wish it had a belt or a design on it or something, but that's just because I have trouble accessorizing. Super comfortable, feels nice against my skin, and looks great on me! I doubt the built-in bra is worth much to people with a larger chest than B, but the straps would hide a bra nicely. The little pieces of fabric that are used to snap around the straps would probably hold the bra strap in place. I'm pretty sure if I ever take them off I'll lose them though.

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Beth wrote a review of on June 28, 2010

5 5

I got a 10 L and I'm normally around an 8 (40" hips, 5'9", 150 lb), I'm glad that I went up in size, I think I could've fit into an 8, but the tie on the pants makes it roomy enough to climb a steep hill, but they won't fall off, or even show off butt-crack. They are plenty long, I can picture them fraying at the bottoms eventually, but as a girl who is constantly looking for long enough inseam, I'm happy with them. Woohoo!

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Beth wrote a review of on May 20, 2010

5 5

I was convinced that I would never feel awesome in a bathing suit. I'm 5'10" and 145lbs and have bigger hips than bust. Somehow, this bathing suit bottom marries comfort with slimmingness and does not feel like it's going to fly off if I happen to stand UP on a surf board and then fall down into the wave and get mashed around a bit. I followed the size chart, and it fits perfectly, and now I'm obsessed with Carve Designs things. I finally feel like walking out in the sun with this on and not hiding in a pair of shorts or a long shirt!!!

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Beth wrote a review of on March 8, 2010

4 5

So, I like this, it fits, it's long enough, the length of the arms is stellar for my albatross wingspan, and the hood fits my big ol' head. The things I don't like about it: 1. it doesn't seem to breath very well... I was walking my dog wearing this under a coat in 20-something weather and was a sweaty mess when i got home (maybe i was just over dressed?) 2. the detail stitching has been coming undone since i brought it out of the bag... it snags on EVERYTHING. I could care less about that though. It works for mild days in the city, not sure I'd take it with me into the backcountry.

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Beth wrote a review of on January 8, 2010

5 5

I have this tank top in the Lobelia and Emberglow. The price on SAC is always nice, but the shirt itsself fits awesome. I wore it as my next to skin layer on an avalanche class when we had to spend about 5 hours a day hiking on splitboards. I also wear it as a base layer biking in the winter to work (-10F to 30F). The shelf bra is a joke if you're above a B cup, but I find it works fine for my modest chest. It moves with me and doesn't shift, and it wicks pretty effectively. Also, it accomodates my unproportional hips. The medium fits great (me: 36-29-40).

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Beth wrote a review of on January 8, 2010

5 5

WHY are they getting rid of El Rio blue?! I got this dress in a medium (I'm 150lbs at 5'9") and it's gorgeous. It drapes nicely, the fabric is ultra-soft, and the cut just looks classy. I think it fell just at my knee or a little below. The ties are a little confusing, it would be fun if they were in a contrasting color and a bit thicker. All in all this was well worth the price!

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Beth wrote a review of on January 8, 2010

5 5

I enjoy this dress. I have wider hips than chest, and I like how it drapes. I got a size Medium (I am a: 36-29-40) and it fits great. I got the purple one, because I wanted to pair it with a pair of cowboy boots. I like that the wrap part is stitched together so I feel more confident that "the girls" are tucked safely away. The only thing that I can complain about... is that there's a little discoloration in the print and it looks like I have a tiny speck of toothpaste on my dress... but I think that it's probably going to go away with a washing when the dress starts to relax! I love buying dresses in the middle of winter in Alaska!!!

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