Elyse Saugstad

Elyse Saugstad

Kick-ass Girdwood, Alaska and sunny Tahoe, California

Elyse Saugstad's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Biking
Yoga
Skiing
Surfing

Elyse Saugstad's Bio

My roots are in Girdwood, Alaska, where I was fortunate to grow up skiing the infamous Chugach mountains and playing in the great Alaskan outdoors. My motivation and positivity in life stems from being connected to nature whether it be skiing deep pow, riding glassy waves, catching large fish, mountain biking, camping, enjoying time with my friends, or traveling the world. Ultimately I'm just trying to be really extreme. XXX extreme!

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Elyse Saugstad wrote a review of on October 4, 2014

5 5

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

Good ol' quality puffy jacket right here. Keeps me uber warm as a layer under my shell jacket. Cute enough to wear around. The blue color is awesome!
Bonus to this puffy is it has pit zips, such a nice feature for a puffy.
I wear this in a size small so it fits well under my shell, but I could easily wear a medium in this jacket too. The puffy is a thicker puffy than let's say Patagonia's nano puffy, hence why I'd wear a size small to fit better under my shell jacket. I'm 5'5

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Elyse Saugstad wrote a review of on October 2, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Just like its matching partner, the Flylow Billie Coat, these pants were the pants I wore everyday in the backcountry. They stand up to the elements, the material moves well with the body, and they look great. Not too baggy, not too tight. There are ventilation zips for hiking in and several pockets to choose from (however I don't think I put much in those pockets because it can hinder your movement). They are just shell pants so the days that are really cold I would choose a different insulated pant.
I wore a size medium and they fit well. I'm 5'5", 125 lbs and a size 26 in jeans. I wouldn't go any smaller because of the length.

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Elyse Saugstad wrote a review of on September 29, 2014

5 5

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

Well, this belt takes the cake. I have plenty of arcade belts to choose from and I end up wearing this one 90% of the time for non-sporty dressing- I can't help it even though I realllly like some of the other designs. This black studded belt looks so dang good with everything! The leather is of quality- it hasn't warped in the slightest bit or started looking dingy from wearing this belt non-stop the last 6 months.
I wear a size 26 in jeans and a size small in this belt.

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Elyse Saugstad wrote a review of on September 29, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This jacket is what I wore everyday in the backcountry last year. It is Flylow's most technical jacket in their line-up and it holds itself up to the elements nicely. It is a soft fabric that moves easily with the body, and it doesn't make that annoying crinkly sound that most technical jackets do. It is also breathable.

I would wear this jacket with a puffy underneath and would be perfectly warm on those really long, cold days in the backcountry. The jacket snaps into your flylow pants which is a plus in deep pow as well as it helps with that extra warmth on cold days.

The fit is flattering and looks slimming- no billowing unnecessarily at the waist. The colors are pretty rad, I went with the bluegrass color and liked it a lot because it had pop but it isn't "look at me" too bright. I wear a size medium in this jacket and I'm 5'5" and 125 lbs. I normally wear XS-S in clothes but choose medium in shell jackets so it's not overly snug and I'm able to fit layers underneath comfortably.

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Elyse Saugstad wrote a review of on September 10, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As a female I've had the hardest time trying to find knee pads/shin guards that actually fit- and I found a pair!!! These knee pads fit perfectly and are as comfortable as knee pads are going to get. Yes they get warm, just like any knee pad that is souped up with protection. The pads also move as easily as padding can. I've thrown them in the wash once and they held up perfectly. My husband has had a pair for a few years now and they're still in great shape.

I'm 5'5" and 125 lbs, so it's astounding that I have to use a junior's pad but these pads are exactly the same as the adult knee pads. Now if SixSixOne could just make the full knee/shin guard in this size too.... I don't understand why they don't!

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Elyse Saugstad wrote a review of on September 8, 2014

5 5

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

This sports bra is SO CUTE and fits great. I have a small chest so ultra support is not necessary for me and thus it works well for activity. I could see how this bra isn't very supportive if you have a larger bust. Fits comfortably and doesn't do any weird squeezing with the straps in the back. I am a size small/size 2-4 (size 4/6 in lulu sports bras) and the S/M fits just right.

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Elyse Saugstad wrote a review of on August 12, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These pads are awesome and easily handle the job. Too bad they don't make them in an XS as I have to return them due to being too big for me (I'm female, 5'5", 125 lbs) . Being female it has proven to be almost impossible to find pads that fit. The SSO youth knee pads fit great, but alas SSO does not make youth knee/shin guards. Can't imagine why not!

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