Lauren Weibert

Lauren Weibert

Breckenridge, ColoRADo

Lauren Weibert's Passions

Snowboarding
Hiking & Camping
Snowshoeing
Biking
Running
Yoga
Climbing

Lauren Weibert's Bio

Hi, I'm deaf. Don't be afraid of me.

I snowboard, mountain bike, hike, travel... basically, I like fun!!

My goal is to try to grow the action sports community in the Deaf community. The biggest thing is accessibility- I can't even begin to tell you how bummed I am that I can't go to various retreats because of no sign language/accessibility, or when gear videos have no closed captions. I would love to try to bring awareness to that and hopefully see more Deaf people participating in various retreats and sports.

Speaking of various sports, I have a GREAT adventure buddy. She is an Australian Cattle Dog named Gypsy; I adopted her from the local shelter. She was born in the mean streets of Texas and is faster than a speeding bullet! She does everything with me and loves it all!

Follow me on instagram! @thedeafness

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Lauren Weibertwrote a review of on July 7, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 115 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I got these for trail running, but after trying them for a quick 3 mile run, I think I will use these for yoga instead. They didn't feel like they would stay up while running, but once I started sweating, these leggings really stuck to my skin and I didn't have to worry about that.

I didn't like how the material felt when I was sweating, I honestly prefer my UnderArmour Heat Gear leggings over these Arra Color Block leggings for running. I do LOVE the colors and the little coral blocks at the bottoms... super cute!

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Lauren Weibertwrote a review of on June 7, 2016

Wow.
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Wow. Just, wow.

I rode GNU/Roxy boards for years, but after getting frustrated that my local reps kept giving me demo boards with crappy bases that would stick everywhere, I dropped them and bought myself this Capita Birds of a Feather board. Holy crap, going from riding a mostly rocker board to this board... that was quite the change.

I got used to this board really fast after a couple days. The thing I LOVE about this board is that it just LOCKS on rails sooooo well. So much better than my Mervin boards. I can also carve way better and go faster. My boyfriend even said I look less sketchy on this board, haha.

It's a really fun, playful board that I take everywhere. I also feel like I can ollie onto rails much better with this thing.

I am 5'2, 115 lbs and got the 140. I usually ride 142-144 so this was just a little smaller than I am used to, but I love it. It's fantastic. OH, HAVE I MENTIONED HOW CRAZY LIGHT IT IS?? My Mervin boards are friggin' TANKS compared to this. This board still looks new after riding it all season, although it's a bit softer now but still has POP :)

It looks like I just might be a Defender of Awesome from now on... love Capita!!!!

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Lauren Weibertwrote a review of on June 7, 2016

My first hiking boots
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 115 lbs
Size Purchased: 7

I got these in advance for my first backpacking trip in the Grand Gulch Primitive Area in Utah. They were comfortable right out of the box, the sizing was true to size. I already had a pair of Keen shoes in 6.5 (I'm usually a 7 in everything and occasionally 6.5). While those 6.5 shoes fit, they felt a little tight with wool socks, so I based my sizing off that and got the Durand Mid WP boots in a 7. THEY FIT PERRRRRRFEEEEEECCCTTTT!!!!!!!!!!

I wore them dog-walking for a couple weeks to break them in. We walked over slush, mud, jumped in puddles (you're never too old to do that), and they stayed dry and warm. Sweet.

I went to Utah for my 28 mile backpacking trip and I was the only one in my group who didn't have to tape off my entire feet. I only had a couple hot spots on the outside of my big toes, that was it. I wrapped my big toes with athletic tape and I was just fine the rest of the trip. These boots are so crazy comfortable. I also loved how grippy they were- we had to walk in and out of washes quite a bit and I was the one who slipped the least on the sandy hills. These boots also gripped really well on the slickrock. They allowed me to easily hike up to various Ancestral Puebloan ruins and see amazing things that probably not many people get to see in their lifetimes. I was at Jailhouse Ruins and wanted to climb up to the wall above it... I had to shimmy through a small hole and crawl along the edge of a canyon wall and these boots helped me grip so I don't slide off :) It was worth it!

They held up really well and I feel confident they will last a while. I'm very happy with these boots and would recommend them!

I got mine in the Gargoyle/Capri Breeze color and I love the colors! The backcountry.com product photo shows the colors accurately.

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Lauren Weibertwrote a review of on March 30, 2016

LOVE them
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have a small face and these goggles fit perfect! I love that these goggles don't have a clip on the back of the strap.

I got the Desiree Padfoot color with the blackout lens as well as red sensor lens for the low light days. The lens were a bitch to change out the first time, but the more you do it, the better you become. I used to be scared I'd snap a prong off the lens or something and that was frustrating. It's all good now though.

Blackout lens are awesome on sunny days and the red sensor lens are awesome on super-flat light days... but if it's kinda sunny, kinda cloudy... the red sensor lens are bright as hell and burn my retinas. I can see just fine with blackout lens on those kinda sunny, kinda cloudy days. Choose wisely!

The fit is great, I have no wind getting in or fogging issues and they go with my small Smith Maze helmet perfectly.

I'm very happy with these goggles and would recommend them. They look great too!

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Lauren Weibertwrote a review of on January 18, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 115 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I want to love this jacket.... I've always liked L1TA products and always wanted to get some. I finally ordered this jacket after wearing Roxy outerwear for years and I had high expectations for this jacket.

I was disappointed in the material.... it just looks and feels so cheap compared to my Roxy jackets. I was also disappointed in the fit.... I had to double check that this was a womens jacket and not a mens jacket. There's no shape to this jacket. I feel like the Michelin Man in this thing. I got the military/duck camo color and I do like the colors, but that's about it.

It;s really tough to get the zipper zipped up. Front pockets are awkward (zips at the top... sides would be ideal), however I do love the discreet inner breast pocket. What's with the boob pockets on the outside, though? So I can stick my hands inside and grab my boobs? I don't like the cuffs at the wrists.... sigh. They're awkward. I'm bummed, I paid around $150 for this and I'm not even happy with it. I will be going back to Roxy for outerwear.

But hey... it is warm!

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Lauren Weibertwrote a review of on January 11, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 115 lbs

I got the Blue/Brown Tortoise ones and OH MY GASH, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM!!!!!!! At first, I wasn't sure about the style, but after wearing them and getting used to how they look, I think they are the best! I want more colors! I found these on Steep and Cheap and they were around $30.... come on, that's a screaming deal for awesome, stylish sunglasses!

They fit my small face perfect and the lens are amazing. I love the.... what do you call it. The nose bridge? It's a great little touch to these fabulous sunglasses.

My only complaint is that one of the arms is screwed REALLY tight. SO tight, I'm afraid to fold that arm down and back up, it feels like it's gonna snap off. I can't get the arm to open up all the way so it makes the sunglasses sit crooked. I did loosen it a little with a pocketknife which helped them to sit straighter, but I still gotta be careful.

UPDATE- I happened to be in a sunglasses store in town and the super nice guy working there loosened up that tight arm for me :) No more fear of it snapping now... yay! And it's much easier for me to stash them away in my purse or pocket without having to struggle to fold that arm back down!

Personally, when I buy something from Smith, I expect quality products. I don't want to have to fix something right out of the box. Just something to be aware of. :)

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Lauren Weibertwrote a review of on January 11, 2016

4 5

Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 115 lbs

I got these off Steep and Cheap and hoped like hell they would fit my little head. They're a little bigger than I would like, but they do fit my head and the polarized lens are really nice!! I CAN SEE EVERYTHING!

My only complaint is that when I pulled these sunglasses out of the box, I noticed stains on the sunglasses bag... it looks like coffee or chocolate?? MAYBE POOP?!?!?! Nah, it looks like maybe the person packaging these sunglasses drank some coffee at the same time... kinda weird, but okay. I can understand needing fuel while working, but dude/dudette, maybe be more careful next time. Maybe that's why they were cheap?

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Lauren Weibertwrote a review of on December 3, 2015

EN FUEGO!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This thing is THE COCAINE OF SNOWBOARDING! I LOVE LOVE LOVE MY GNU SMART PICKLE!!!!

I am 5'2 and 115lbs and ride the 144. I find that to be the perfect size for park and also all over the mountain. I love the asymmetrical design of this board... I feel like I can carve really well on my heels compared to my non-asymmetric boards. It also just feels so natural. I freaking love laying down carves on this board!

This thing is pretty poppy and it's also got some flex to it. I never have a bad day on this board, it's SO MUCH DAMN FUN. I love to pop off the rollers and butter around. I've ridden this in some powder already and it was great.

If you want a fun board you can ride everywhere, this won't disappoint!

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Lauren Weibertwrote a question about on November 7, 2015

Not a question but an update.

I can't seem to update my review but.... I just wanted to say now it's winter, this jacket has become my favorite go-to jacket! This thing is seriously warm and I love the hood. I'm really happy with this jacket and have nothing negative to say. This is definitely a quality product that will keep me warm for a long time! I'm pretty stoked on this. I also wanted to mention that the sizing chart on backcountry.com is inaccurate- please go here for the proper measurements so you don't order the wrong size! :)

http://www.us.craghoppers.com/sizing-guides

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Lauren Weibertwrote a review of on October 22, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 115 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I would like to extend a thank you to Woolrich and Backcountry.com for hand selecting me to review this shirt for the benefit of the backcountry.com community!

First things first, I am 5'2 and 115lbs. I was sent the Forest Buffalo Green in a size medium. The backcountry.com product photo accurately reflects the green color. Although it is a little bigger than I would have liked for casual wear, it is the perfect size for going snowboarding on those warmer days.

I was bummed to see that this shirt was made in China... Isn't Woolrich supposed to be a Made-in-USA company? It even says right there on their website... I guess it's only certain pieces that are made here in the good ol' USA.

The shirt is also 100% cotton, not wool. It's still a warm shirt regardless! I especially like layering it underneath my thin puffy jacket on those chilly fall mornings.

The quality is good, this seems to be a well-made shirt. The buttons are thin and sometimes it sucks to button up, but you know what? I tell myself, "Suck it up, buttercup!" and get that top buttoned up. The material is soft and not scratchy. It's a cozy shirt for sure.

When the top is buttoned up, it's noticeable how loose it is on me. The shirt is baggy and pretty long; it covers my butt. I feel like the XS would have been the best size for me if I wanted the shirt to really fit me (I have the medium). I would get the small if I wanted it to fit better, but still loose. My boyfriend begs to differ though, he thinks the medium is a great size on me and he says, "That's how it's supposed to look!" Yeah, maybe for men. Haha. I'm swimming in this thing!

To summarize, I do like this top. If I had a smaller size, I would wear this thing DAILY. I mostly wear it for a warm layer under my coat or around the house if it's chilly inside. This top is especially cute with leggings! I recommend it, just make sure it fits :)

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Lauren Weibertwrote a review of on October 6, 2015

It's alright!
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great snowboard, it doesn't really fit with my riding though... but I will say that this board is a BLAST in powder. Riding powder is soooo easy and FUN on this snowboard! It's a loose, playful feel when I turn in powder, I love it!

This board boasts BTX+; I personally prefer snowboards with C2 or XC2 (which has more camber compared to BTX+). BTX+ is banana (reverse camber) between the feet with mild camber outside. See here for an easy explanation of the technology compared to the other boards: http://www.gnu.com/about/technology/

This snowboard is definitely for the girl that likes to cruise around all mellow-like. You can definitely hit rails with this board too. I feel like the boards with more camber (C2 or XC2) lock onto rails better than BTX/BTX+. With the BTX/BTX+ boards, I feel like the board will slide out from under me if I 50/50 big tubes... when I boardslide, the board feels fine. This board is awesome on all different rails other than tubes. This thing is great on boxes too, especially for spinning on.

This snowboard isn't too stiff- you can press this thing no problem.

I would definitely recommend this board for a girl who's just getting into park or becoming more confident on the mountain... beginners would do great on this board too! This would make a fantastic board to learn on and grow with.

I am 5'2" 115 lbs and I rode the 142.

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Lauren Weibertwrote a review of on October 6, 2015

SO FUNNNNNNNN
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This snowboard is THE BEST BOARD I HAVE EVER RIDDEN! I received this snowboard in a 146 back in March for the Winter Deaflympics (thanks Nichole & Roxy!!). I intended to use this for boardercross because I was doing that for my first time (I usually ride a 142-144... I am 5 feet, 2 inches, 115lbs) and I chose this board because I was familiar with how it rode. I had a Torah Bright C2 board in the past and it was my absolute favorite, especially for going fast.

This snowboard is FUN FUN FUN! I've always been a huge fan of C2 and when I finally tried the XC2.... It blew my mind. XC2 is more aggressive than C2. Go here to learn more about the technology and to compare: http://www.gnu.com/about/technology/ and scroll down to "BANANA TECHNOLOGY." This snowboard is the XC2, under the "PERFECT/AGGRESSIVE" title.

I love this board. I can haul ass and still play around with it. This board isn't too stiff, I was able to butter around on it right away without needing to break it in. With this board, the whole mountain is my playground.

This board is F-A-S-T and lightweight! When I used this board for Deaflympics Boardercross, the snow was slushy and slow... I waxed this snowboard and to my amazement, it held the wax well. I was able to do all heats without needing to re-wax it.

Even though this snowboard is not made specifically for boadercross, I managed to get second place among other women who used boardercross-specific snowboards (I got the second-fastest time during qualifiers). I'm telling you, people, this thing is quick! This snowboard was extremely stable at high speeds as well which is a huge bonus and I had a blast going through banked turns and jumping... fast AND playful! What's not to love?

This snowboard rides the same switch as it does regular. Riding switch is breeze! This snowboard has plenty of pop and is really easy to ollie. The snowboard is easy to spin with as well... I rode the halfpipe with this too and had no issues with spinning off the wall.

The graphics are dope as well! Usually, when I think of Roxy, I think of girly-girl things.... this isn't too girly-looking. I would call it "badass babe-looking." This is a snowboard for badass babes.

Now that the Deaflympics are over, I am going to trade my 146 in for a smaller one so I can ride it all over the mountain. I prefer to have one board for everything and this board is it. I can take it in the park, trees, off cliffs, haul ass down steeps, everywhere!!

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