Laurel Nelson

Laurel Nelson

Gearhead

Wasatch, Southern Utah, Uintas, Sawtooths, Canadian Rockies, Alaska

Laurel Nelson's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Yoga
Paddling
Skiing
Climbing
Fly Fishing

Laurel Nelson's Bio

I grew up all over the place, but moving to the Canadian Rockies for high school changed everything. I moved out to Utah seven years ago for school at the University of Utah and after graduating summer of 2011 I started working at Backcountry.com. Snowboarding and whitewater are definitely my passions but I also enjoy biking, hiking, backpacking, and basically anything else active in the mountains.

Laurel Nelson

Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on July 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I have 3 pairs of Stance No-Show Socks and I love them. The rubberized heel is very effective for keeping the socks actually on your feet. I have had one pair for the last 4 months and they have held up well and the rubberized heel is still effective. I love them so much I bought 2 more pairs. If you are looking for something to fit under a low bootie, these are perfect.

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Laurel Nelson

Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on July 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I wrote my first review on these after buying my first pair. Three months later and I like them so much I bought 2 more pairs. The rubberized heel has stayed effective after 3 months of heavy wear and these are still my favorite socks. I have a pair of booties with cutouts and wearing socks under is really not attractive. These really are the most low profile socks I have found.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on July 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 155 lbs

This thing is awesome. When I received it, I was skeptical because it seemed so much larger than expected. It actually fits close to the body and does not stick out like regular hip packs. It is definitely the most stylish one I have seen. The leather is super soft and the waist strap is more like a belt than typical clip closures. As far as hip packs go, I would give it a 10/10.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on June 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: 40

These are the perfect sandal for longer days on your feet. Most women's sandals really lack support, so a full day on your feet can be rough. These are perfect for sporting events or if I will be standing for more than an hour or so. The cut of the straps is more feminine than your traditional Birkenstock, so they look a bit less hippie and a bit more like normal sandals.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on June 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: 29

I was looking for a pair of pants to wear with shorter booties without the awkward pant/top of boot interface. I have a fairly long inseam (about 31in) and these hit about 3-4 inches above my ankle bone when they are fully unrolled. The fabric is comfortable, durable-feeling, and it has just enough stretch.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on June 10, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

The fit on this is absolutely perfect. It is super flattering and is loose without being baggy. I wish we had more colors in large because I would buy them all. The arm holes are large enough to be comfortable but not too large that you see a bra underneath. The fabric is also super soft. I wish all tanks fit like this!

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on June 10, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: 29

I love these! I have been wanting a pair of shorter shorts with enough coverage so you don't have cheek showing and these are it. Most shorts tend to be super short or reminiscent of mom jeans. These are right in the middle and feel age-appropriate since I am in my late 20's. They do feel a bit stiff to start but that is to be expected. I wish we had more colors in my size!

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on June 10, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: 30

I purchased the Succulent Camo and I love the print. For me, the fit was a bit off. They run large and we were out of stock on the size I would need so I just returned these. The length is nice for a more modest short and the material is super soft and comfortable. Great shorts, the sizing was just off for me.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on June 10, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I got these for lounging, working around the house, and for wet wading while fly fishing. They run true to size and are super comfortable. They are a bit shorter, but provide enough coverage to wear in public.

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Laurel Nelson

Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on May 24, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

These are a great lounge pant for warmer weather. They are super comfortable, lightweight, and moisture-wicking. The fabric is a bit thin so if you use them for climbing or something where they are pulled very tight against your rear, they become slightly sheer. They are great for lounging, hiking, or casual around town. They fit true to size with a loose fit through the legs and hips.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on February 23, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This thing is awesome for any kind of trip. It is super convenient to charge and bring along. If you are using your phone for pictures or will need additional charging capacity for any devices it is super easy to throw this in a purse or leave it in a car as a backup.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on February 15, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This is my second Ninja Suit. I purchased my first about 5 years ago and I finally started wearing through it. This version is a bit softer than my last one and it still fits true to size. I got the Polar Brotanical print and it looks just like the picture. I wear mine as a baselayer and to lounge around.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on February 9, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I was looking for a stiffer women's boot and was looking at BOA to help with the stiffening. I ended up purchasing this boot and the Burton Felix Boa to see which I liked best. I tend to like a stiffer boot so ended up going with the Felix since it is a bit stiffer. This boot runs true to size and is a great option for a medium-stiff flex women's boot. I wear a 9.5 in boots and I purchased it in that size and it fit perfectly.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on February 9, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I purchased a nicer pair of waders this summer and felt horrible just throwing them in the back of the truck. I came across this bag and you can't beat the price to help protect an expensive pair of waders. Throwing it down while changing makes it easier to change without falling over. The mesh panels help to get air flowing through the bag and it protects your waders from extra wear and tear. Definitely a no-brainer to shell out for a $40 bag to protect $300 waders.

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