Kristin Piccirillo

Kristin Piccirillo

Denver! but I've been in LA, PC, and the O-H!

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Kristin's Passions

Telemark Skiing
Camping
Backpacking
Trail Running
Road Cycling

Kristin's Bio

I'm a super geek in cool kids clothing. After NOLS, working for the boy scouts, and working for, well backcountry.com, I became... well, OBSESSED with great gear. Now, I'm a grad student and split my student loans on beer and more stuff. Now, I'm back to the real world, and plan on focusing the balance part of my work-life balance on skiing and other escapades to the mountains.

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Kristin Piccirillo wrote an answer about on December 10, 2009

Hi - I was about that size for awhile, and always wore Women's Large TNF stuff... this is a pretty streamlined fleece, so it wouldn't be used as a top layer for wind/snow but would be great under a shell or in the fall/spring. Its definitely good for warmth, and great for outdoor activities. Backcountry has a great return policy so no worries about it if it doesn't work out. You just click-on-a-link on your online account or call up a gearhead and its sorted. Good luck, she'll like it!

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Kristin Piccirillo wrote an answer about on November 30, 2009

Its waterproof and breathable... and made by Burton, so those are three things that are helpful for snowboarding :) But its not the highest of either, so its not as intense as so jackets on the market. Additionally, if you look at the specs there is a powderskirt, which helps to keep snow out of the knickers. Unless you are prone to rolling around on the ground or board in an incredibly wet locale, this will do decently for boarding!

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Kristin Piccirillo wrote an answer about on November 30, 2009

Its probably a bit more intense than that... I mean, its got welded seams, and is 20K/15K for water/wind. Don't get me wrong, it will be wonderful and cute and great for your sister-in-law, but its not as much an "around town" jacket as it is a "mountain girl" type of thing. Its your call, cause thats a stellar price and its always better to have a better jacket that works than a crappy one that doesn't. :)

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Kristin Piccirillo wrote an answer about on May 22, 2009

The temperature ratings are determined in a controlled environment with not real people... It really depends 1. What kind of sleeper you are (I'm always cold at night and think my 20-degree-F bag is really only a 32-degree-F bag)... the other part is 2. what kind of sleeping pad/tent you have. If you really think that you are only going to be at about 0-C, then this is probably much more extreme than you need. Hope that helps a little!

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Kristin Piccirillo wrote an answer about on February 15, 2009

is it because of slippage? I mean, is your heel moving a bunch and putting stress on the rest of your leg? I would play with the buckles and make sure you aren't putting the highest one too tight and everything else reverberating from that... I don't know how much that can help, but i'll tell you with langes that i used to own, my biggest issue was arch pain, so if you don't have that, i'll call you lucky and i hope you can fix it!

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