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Brenna Ellis

Brenna Ellis

Wasatch Mountains, Uinta Mountains, Southern Utah

Brenna Ellis's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Running
Skiing

Brenna Ellis's Bio

Backcountry.com’s Gearheads 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.
Here is a bit more information about me!

I was raised in Park City, UT and have yet to leave. I love everything Utah has to offer from the desert to the mountains. There is no lack of things to do in the outdoors here, I love skiing all over the Wasatch in the winter and hiking, biking and camping all summer.
I have been working at Backcountry.com for about 5 years now and love every minute of it. There is nothing better than working with a bunch of like minded super cool people and talking to our customers about the things I love!
I’d love to answer your gear related questions. You can contact me via online chat or email.

Brenna Ellis

Brenna Elliswrote a review of on April 6, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I bought my first pair of Stance socks a couple months ago and have since purchased two more pairs and plan on getting a lot more! These are the most comfortable socks I have owned and the colors/designs are second to none. Step up your sock game and get your feet into some Stance socks!

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Brenna Elliswrote a review of on April 6, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love Coals 5-panel hats, this was my second one and it has become my new go to. It has a mesh lining in it so it is light weight and comfortable and the skiers on it are pretty neat! Get one now~

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Brenna Elliswrote a review of on April 6, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size

I loved the color and most things about these pants but I found them to fit a little weird between the bottom of the zipper and the top of the pant, they seemed to fit well everywhere but were really baggy in that area and weren't flattering on me. They are super comfortable though, I wanted to keep them but couldn't get over the awkward fit.

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Brenna Elliswrote a review of on April 6, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size

These are really awesome board shorts, they have a good fit to them, not too short but not baggy either. They are really light weight and fit true to size. I got the pool bali color but my legs are too pale for that color so I returned them but will probably get them in a darker color!

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Brenna Elliswrote a review of on March 7, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

These are awesome pants, they are super soft and comfortable. They fit mostly true to size, maybe a touch big. I got the purple pair and have gotten a lot of complements on them. My only complaint is that the material seems to attract fuzz but can easily be brushed off

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Brenna Elliswrote a review of on September 19, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this tank top! The material is super light weight and very soft, it has a little stretch to it as well. I have worn it several times and have gotten lots of compliments on it. I have the grey with purple on the back and it looks just like the picture. It fits true to size, I'm 125 5'3 and small fits me well.

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Brenna Elliswrote a review of on September 19, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a really comfortable sweatshirt, I really like the material, it's super soft. It does run a little big so if you don't want the baggier fit I would size down. I an 5'3 125 and got the small which I am going to keep. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because of the length, I would like it a lot more if it were just normal sweatshirt length so I might change that on my own!

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Brenna Elliswrote a review of on September 17, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I have been in need of new flip flops for a while and a lot of my friends rave about Rainbows. I decided I would give them a shot and I am so glad I did! When I first tried them on I thought they might be a little small but after wearing them around the house for a while they started to break in. I wore them non stop for about 2 weeks so I could get them broken in quickly and now they are perfect and keep getting more comfortable. They do run true to size, I have a womens size 7 and went with the medium in these and they fit perfectly! Do your feet a favor and get some of these now!

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Brenna Ellisposted an image about on September 17, 2013

One Flaw

Hydro Flasks are my go to bottles, they keep the water cold all day, I haven't tried hot beverages yet but I'm sure they do just as well. I let this bottle in the sun in a car one afternoon for 3 hours and when I got back to the car there was still ice in it.. yeah, its that good! I have this in 24oz and I was sick of refilling it all of the time so I went with the 40 and I love it. My only complaint on the 40oz is that the lid design isn't very good, mine broke within about a week of standard use. The bottle is still usable though so I can't complain much, I just hope they come up with a better design for the tops on the big bottles!

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Brenna Elliswrote a review of on July 16, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I have had these for a while now and really love them. they are nice and light weight which I love and they are medium height. I like to wear them with boots, they are super soft and comfortable and the slide right into boots without any struggle. I really need to get a few more pair of these so I can wear them every day. Also, because they are Darn Tough socks you know they are just that and you shouldn't ever have them start to fall apart on you!

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Brenna Elliswrote a review of on July 16, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Just like its big brother the Base Camp Duffel Bag this little guy is super durable. It has a good amount of space in it for all of your bathroom needs and the cylinder shape makes it really easy to pack in your suitcase when traveling. I highly recommend this as a very durable and functional travel bag.

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Brenna Elliswrote a review of on July 16, 2013

4 5

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

I got these for my Dad this past Christmas because he has a few similar pants that he loves and needed another pair. These pants are super well made, he says they are very comfortable and he wears them all of the time. They look nice enough to wear out to dinner and around town as well.

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Brenna Elliswrote a review of on July 16, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

These socks are incredibly comfortable and breathable. They are made to have a tighter fit to them which I like because there is no bunching up at all. The fact that they don't have seams is also amazing, it makes the toes especially so much more comfortable. I have worn these at least 4-5 times a week since I got them and they still look like new. Darn Tough has one of the best warranties out there, they really stand by these socks and how durable they are. If you are sick of your socks getting holes in them after 1 season these are the right socks for you!

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Brenna Elliswrote a review of on July 16, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

Super comfortable pants, they have good stretch to them and they are light weight. They seem to be very durable which is great if you use them on the trail a lot. The sizing on them is a little small I think, I still stuck with my usual size (5'3 125, size small) but they are a bit tighter fitting than other brands. Despite them feeling a little too tight I still wear them all of the time! Do yourself a favor and get a pair before they are gone.

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Brenna Elliswrote a review of on July 16, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had been wanting these for a while and finally decided to get them this winter. The fit of them is the best I have had out of any goggle. I have a smaller face and these don't make me look like a bug like a lot of others do. I have the Smith Vantage helmet and they fit perfectly together. I haven't had an issue with any fogging with them at all.

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Brenna Elliswrote a review of on July 16, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I have not worn mittens since I was little but decided to give them a shot this last winter. I couldn't have been happier with them! I bought them during a really cold time of the season where i was standing out side after dark for a few hours and had been freezing in all of the gloves I had. These changed my winter around, my hands were very comfortable in them, they stayed nice and toasty. They are super durable mittens too, the leather seems like it will last forever and the inside lining is really soft and comfortable. My only regret about these is that I didn't get them earlier! I have middle of the road length hands for women and I got the size 6 and they fit well. I went with the bright green ones and really like them, the color looks just like the picture.

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Brenna Elliswrote a review of on July 16, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size

I really wanted to love these pants but there was only 1 size too big in stock but I thought I would give it a try anyway. As much as I loved them these pants do run true to size and I couldn't keep them! I am keeping an eye out for a pair in my size now! The material is really comfortable, they aren't really stiff, they are fairly light weight and seem super durable.

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