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Ingrid J

Ingrid J

Washington, North Cascades

Ingrid J's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Paddling
Skiing

Ingrid J's Bio

Grew up in Vermont with a Norwegian born mother whose prime emphasis was on skiing. My siblings and i began XC skiing the moment we could walk which I thank my mom for this, as I love winter. By far my favorite season. I snowboarded for a better part of 15 years but a few years ago changed back to skiing but opted for a tele set up. This allows me to go deeper into uncharted areas and get some great powder turns in....legs burning at the bottom or on the slow climb up. When im not skiing im hiking in the North Cascades or visiting other parts of the world. I have the worlds most boring job but have a ton of paid time off so i get to travel quite a bit....cant complain about that. I love Backcountry.com as i can review gear from regular people like me, ask a profesh their opinion in the chat and buy and try items with the easy return policy.
**it may look like i rate everything 4 or 5 stars but i review the gear that i love and i want to share it with the world.

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Ingrid Jposted an image about on June 10, 2016

Sir packs'a lot

Picked this pack up for touring with my hubs. He has a split board and accompanies me ski touring. This bag fit 3 days worth of gear and our whole tent inside-minimal clothing but a whole heck of a lot of gear can fit in here. He said the straps were comfortable. The bag was stable. Lots of extra features/ski/ice axe storage. Great great bag. Here he is on our way down after a snack break.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on June 10, 2016

5 5

Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: small

this is a great all around non bulky nicely fitting fleece. its warm. durable. great snug fitted hood to keep the head warm. a little bit of a taller neck. nice long arms. wore this for a cold ass night on the top of Rainier-40mph winds and weather about 15 degrees at the coldest. i wore this and a tshirt and was juuuuust toasty and fine. i got a little warm skiing down the mt in it-but its a great go-to for added warmth with the soft warm fleece lining.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on June 10, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 130 lbs

i got medium thinking i wanted more room in a vest but it was rather bulky and like wearing a giant square. the vest when zipped up leaves the high ass collar suffocating your face and unzipped the asymmetrical is off putting. not for me. the red was a great color. vibrant and pretty.
also didnt like the pocket placement-not to mention there was just one pocket. i like dual pockets for hand stuffing but that would be out of the question in this vest. its more of an around the town cool vest than something you would wear for function. if i had gotten a small i prob would have kept as an around town vest. again, loved the red color!

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on June 10, 2016

5 5

Do i ever love these bindings! The switch from tour to ski mode is the flick of a finger. And touring is a breeeereze when i have full range of motion. I was climbing up a stupidly steep section and i ended up falling forward and fell flat on top of my skis. Had i done that in my none tour specific bindings i would have done some damage to my legs.

light weight
two climbing wire sizes
durable
powerful
i highly suggest these if you tend to do any sort of touring!
i bought mine in the short-my mondo size is 24.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on June 3, 2016

Pretty darn good
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Thank you Backcountry.com and Skullcandy for selecting me to review these bluetooth headphones. I am a mid week gym rat and usually go sans headphones as it drives me nuts having the cord get caught on something-usually anything. I end up getting pissed off and ripping them out-yes i get a little huffy when things like that get in my way. Its frustrating. Hence i was super stoked to be asked to review some wireless headphones. Now-let me say i am NOT technically saavy and was acutally thinking to pass on them. I ended up getting them and am quite happy.

Pros:
Secure fit-high cardio no movement or falling out!!
Easy to put in ears
Lots of extra ear nubs
Little pouch to store
Easy to charge
Very easy to use
Controls easy-volume, pause, talk etc
Good sound
No dangling wires
Connects easily to bluetooth
Good battery life

Cons:
After one hour my ears hurt/ached--see disclaimer
Stick out a little far/not a comfortable long travel (laying on a pillow in a plane or car)
The cord stuck to my neck sweat-moved to front of neck and was fine
Bluetooth at times would skip-phone needs to be close by

Disclaimer-i have sensitive ears and all in ear buds hurt after a while. So its hard to say if these will be an issue for you-i use them exclusively for gym and jog and after an hr or so im done anyways. I am super pleased with these and happy with them. Would reccomend them to friends for sure. I think the sound was good and quality is great.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on May 28, 2016

4 5

I wanted a warm sheep skin boot that didnt resemble an Ugg boot. These looked promising but they still had that semi ugg boot look so i passed and returned. Nearly not as bulky as an ankle ugg. The lining was plush. Design was cool. Fit spot on. Stylish. Just not for me personally. I gave 4 stars as they are good quality boots and on sale they are a steal. They are comfortable too. I just didnt need another boot i probably wont wear-i have a pair of ankle uggs i basically use as house slippies.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on May 28, 2016

2 5

I am always an Xs with Burton-i feel their general clothing runs large. This shirt however was so incredibly narrow and the fabric was stiff and itchy. Even if it fit i wouldnt want to wear it due to the course itchy fabric. A miss for Burton. He look if it was cute though. Scalloped side, peter pan style collar. If it fit the cut would have been cute.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on May 25, 2016

5 5

Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 130 lbs

I bought this for my hubby and he is in LOVE with it. It is so cooshy and perfectly warm that i bought one for myself in size small. But its still a bit bulky and big on me-so i sent mine back. But my husband cant get enough of this vest. he said its so warm and it fits him perfectly. he is 6ft 2 and i got him large and it fits him swimmingly. i personally love the mustard color and wish with all my heart it came in womans sizing! the down poofyness, the style, the nice collar....its perfect.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on May 14, 2016

Trail to success
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

Thank you Backcountry.com and Inov 8 for choosing me to review your trail running shoes. Like the other reviewer i too wore them right out of the box! I squealed when i opened the box as the shoes are aesthetically pleasing-i got the blue, purple and black. I promptly wore them to the gym that same day-i do a mix of cardio and weight training. The shoe toe box has ample room for deep squats and i feel stable in the shoe when moving around/jumping all over like a mad woman. They may be too much shoe for the gym since im not really doing anything that technical-seems like a waste of a high end shoe to use at the gym!
As with any new shoes i like to try them out before committing to a full hike or run. I walk 45 mins to work and usually go sockless. Why i would go sockless with new shoes? Bad idea. I got to work with a bloody sad heel. My left foot was fine but my right foot had some considerable rubbing in the heel. I slapped on a bandaid and my troubles were gone. Forgot about it on the way home. I did notice while jogging down hill my big toes felt warm and i go foresee some uncomfortableness. I wore them again and this time with socks-much more comfortable and didnt feel hot spots.
They are true to size-so stick with your standard sizing. Some brands i am a 6.5 (nike, new balance minimalist) but i got size 7 in these and they are perfect. With or without socks i feel stable and well grounded. I do have to wear custom orthotics (9 months into recovery of two cases of Achilles tendinitis-boo). So i cant say much about the true arch support in these shoes.
On trail they are grippy and perfect for blazing the trail. Good tough toe box (i tend to stub my toes often). Comfortable shoe. Good for non too technical hikes and even better for hauling ass back to your tent/car for a refreshing beer.
Yea yea you say i got these to review and didnt pay for them-but i would buy these again and highly recommend them to friends looking for a good trail shoe.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on May 4, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 130 lbs

I got these shorts hoping for a little more length in the leg-the image makes them look a little longer then they actually are. to me these are more like short shorts. they fabric is lovely-a nice water wicking strech material. good pockets. raspberry color is spot on. i didnt keep the shorts cause i have a plethroa or short shorts for hiking and i wanted something tha had a little more coverage. bummed cause i loved everything about these minus the length.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on May 2, 2016

Comfortable
3 5

First off i am in love with the waistband-no buttons or zippers. Just the most comfortable waste band EVER! Thinner fabric makes for good movement, quick dry, comfortable yet durable. A little on the long side for me. A little more flared at the bottom than i like.since im short (5ft 4) when i tighten the bottom draw cords it sort of balloons out a little. hence the 3 stars-they really are several inches too long. tall ladies-these are for you! Fits true to size in all other aspects-butt/hips. Great hiking and everyday pant. Flattering for a taller person with longer legs but totally doable for short ladies too-if you are ok wearing clogs for some lift or synching the bottom for the ballooned out look.

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