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Laurel Nelson

Laurel Nelson

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

Laurel Nelson's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Yoga
Paddling
Skiing
Climbing

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.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on January 10, 2015

5 5

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

I have had the Airblaster My Brothers Pant for the last few seasons and it was time to get a new pair due to wear and tear. In the My Brothers Pant from previous seasons I wore an XL and in these I ended up sizing down to a L as they run a little larger than my other ones do. I am 5'9" 150lb and typically wear a 28 or 29 or size L in pants and the L fit great. The Dinoflauge is a really cool print and they have held up nicely so far.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on January 10, 2015

5 5

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

I needed a pair of nicer fall/winter shoes to wear around town when I didn't feel like breaking out the Sorels and these are perfect. They look nicer than most winter boots but still keep you warm and cozy. The workmanship on the wool and leather seem very high quality and I expect these to last me for years to come. The leather footbed and flannel lined interior are also a very nice touches.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on January 10, 2015

5 5

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

I have worn this jacket all season thus far and I love it. Like the previous reviewer said, this jacket does have long arms and a wider hips but that is perfect for me! I am 5'9" 150lbs with a curvier build. It is so difficult to find jackets that are long enough in the body and sleeves, slim in the waist, and with enough room in the hips and this one is great. I got the size L and it fits perfectly. There is a little insulation but not too much to where you overheat on sunny days. Durable face fabric, cute styling, and awesome features.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on November 13, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

I really wanted to like this jacket. The fit is great, love the hood toggles, and the fabric is great. I really just don't like a furry liner in my coats as I tend to prefer shells or jackets with minimal insulation. Awesome coat at a great price if you like a jacket that is fuzzy on the inside!

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on October 1, 2014

Great toy, rope is a little weak
3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a nice durable toy for one dog. The only weakness comes with two dogs playing tug o war. The rope on mine broke after a couple intense bouts of tug o war with two stronger dogs. They still love the rubber piece, but a more durable rope would be great for future designs.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on September 30, 2014

5 5

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

These are awesome if you are going to be walking around or standing for hours, but still want a cute sandal. The Birkenstocks provide great support and are pretty durable. I typically wear a size 10 and I went with a 40 and they fit great.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on September 3, 2014

She's a beaut Clark!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This thing is great! Miika is about 60lbs and the Large fits her perfectly. She has a wider rib cage so definitely go off a girth measurement and not just weight. While she is a strong swimmer, this helps keep her above water when we go SUP at the lake and it is awesome to have the added flotation in moving water. It is really adjustable and doesn't seem to move around after a day of frolicking.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on August 14, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This thing is great. It really is right around 20 lbs. and I can easily transport it by myself. It doesn't take too much work to get it inflated and it is fairly stable with myself (~155lbs) and my dog (~60lbs). It tracks fairly well and I didn't have too much difficulty paddling against some strong wind.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on June 17, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my first full-suspension bike and I love it. I wanted a bike that would be efficient enough for XC but I still wanted enough travel to be able to handle some DH. This will be my third season on it and I still have never really come across any terrain where I felt the SB was lacking. I am 5'9" with like a 31" inseam and the M fits me perfect.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on March 31, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I had been interested in picking up a solar panel for quite some time and I finally settled on the Nomad 7. It does surprisingly well in slightly overcast conditions and this was the main selling point. It is fairly lightweight, easily organizes cords and devices in the zippered mesh compartment, has sufficient loops for hanging pretty much anywhere, and the USB port allows you to charge pretty much anything.

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