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I grew up in the shadows of the Wasatch range in Salt Lake City, Utah. I left for a spell and realized the great mountains of Utah are nothing short of spellbinding.
I LIVE for skiing and try to log as many days as I can.
I'm slowly improving at mountain biking, but I only just started a few summers back because someone told me it would improve my skiing. I hated summers for the longest time, but mountain biking is helping, as does my new found love for paddleboarding.
In my free time, I also write reviews for Blister Gear Review (www.blistergearreview.com) because I think reviews are crucial to making gear purchases. (ditto) It's so important to know what to expect when spending $$ on gear. I try to be as fair and unbiased in my reviews as possible and I avoid buying crappy gear at ALL costs.
My hobbies include terrariums and other crafty pursuits because I don't own a television.
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Lots of people think Utah is an effin' weird place, and I'm here to tell you different! Check out my daily photo blog and prepare to shatter the curtain of Zion :
I think this may actually come down to anatomy.
If you scan my review and those of Amber and Jessica, you see that none of us experienced riding up or bunching.
Rosanna however DID find them to ride up and she didn't like these at all. However scanning these reviews you see most people were pretty thrilled, so I would conclude that in most cases they don't ride up. I've never had problems with mine.
Grabbed this for the BF and while surprised by the mildly angry looking Koala graphic, he immediately put it on and we went for a walk about town. He is a connoisseur of fine and unique graphic tee shirts, so he was stoked to add this to the collection.
He was commenting on the softness of the fabric (organic - woo) and it fit him really well. I like him in a slim fit style versus a traditional boxy cut tee - so this looks quite fetching.
He is about 5'9" and the medium fit well. It IS a slim fit, but does run true to size.
Here's what these thangs look like!
The 2 oz size was hardly big enough. This 8 oz size will leave you very satisfied.
Utah cherries are one of the most underrated fruits around.
The dry desert air creates a most excellent climate for prime cherry picking and the rich soil makes for a sweet, supple fruit.
(Ok....I totally made that up, but Utah cherries are REALLY GOOD).
I took these along on a road trip and they were enormously helpful in keeping me sated, awake, and avoiding junk food.
The cherries themselves were fairly tart rather than sweet.
They were much plumper and less dehydrated than your typical bulk bin cherries, and I found the flavor and texture to be top notch. I would absolutely buy these again.
Perfect for backpacking, hiking, road trips, general snacking, and feeling good!
Stave off hunger, sleepiness and junk food.
These aren't the dried out, withered and stale banana chips you find at the bottom of the bin in the bulk foods zone at your local grocery store.
THESE THINGS GOT CRUNCH!
The flavor I found to be very satisfying and as a notoriously bad eater, I got a few extra bonus points for eating organic. I took these on a 1,000 mile road trip and they helped increase my driving efficiency, staved off sleepiness, and prevented me from stopping at any number of fast food joints to indulge in some greasy french-fries.
Only complaint was the 2oz size is realy only suitable for 1 possibly 2 outings at best, the bag isn’t very big. But the taste was DELICIOUS and I would absolutely get these again. Love supporting a local Utah company that actually cares about their food AND the planet! 1% of all proceeds go to the 1% for the Planet fund, which makes me smile. Eat bananas for the planet, I tell myself!
I'd previously jonesed over this dress in years past, but found the fit wasn't flattering for my body.
Icebreaker has retooled the fit for 2014 and I am MUCH happier with the fit! I am 5'3" and 120 lbs and I took the size small. I have curvy hips and a fairly small bust.
Besides a great fit, I like this dress for its versatility. It effortlessly masters both casual and dressy depending on how you accessorize. It's very comfortable and I like the wide boatneck neckline. On me I would say the neckline is MUCH more revealing than that pictured on the model above.
I prefer to pair this dress with leggings as it seems to be more of a tunic fit than a dress, though I do wear it on hotter summer days with my bare legs.
This product is easy to launder and take care of, which I know is always a concern with wool. I NEVER dry mine in the dryer, as I prefer to hang it up nicely and allow the air to 'take care' of the wool.
I randomly stumbled upon these while surfing the backcountry and was immediately intrigued. I LOVE meat, like... a LOT.
So this could be the next best thing since PRO-Bar! (For culinary reference I HATE...I mean loathe cliff bars, I have a problem with both the texture and the way they freeze when I go skiing and I find the flavor flat and boring).
I wasn't, however, ready to commit to 12 EPIC bars and wanted to try each bar in its natural habitat prior to investing in a 12-pack. I was also really curious about what they would look like?
Here are my findings.
Beef : SMOKEY, couldn't really taste much of the spice but the cherries added a nice balancing flavor with a pleasant aftertaste.
Bison: I would say this one was my least favorite as I didn't love the aftertaste. Couldn't really separate the taste of bacon or cranberries and found the smoky taste a little overwhelming. I found this one a bit too salty for my liking. Probably wouldn't buy a 12 pack, but lean meat bison lovers may feel a little differently.
Lamb: 10/10! I bought a 12-pack, if that tells you anything! This was my favorite flava-flav. Really loved the savory taste of the mint and immediately wanted a bigger portion after devouring the bar while fly fishing on the Weber river.
Turkey: 2nd fav. Such a great aftertaste that I immediately wished I had more.. This will be the 2nd box I buy.
NOTE: In my findings, MEAT bars should not be consumed for very active endeavors such as mountain biking or running. It's really a much better slow-sport kind of meal replacement. I developed my own MEAT SWEAT rule continuum. If you are sweating, as in wiping moisture from your brow, it's probably not best to consume a meat bar. I don't like meat sweats, so...
...It worked best when I was paddleboarding, hiking or fly fishing. My boyfriend was able to gobble a lamb bar at the top of our bike ascent, but I declined as it would most likely give me meat burps...
Hey N3MO -
I am a 5'3" and 120 lb expert skier.
I grabbed the Atomic Millennium skis mounted up with Dynafits for my dedicated touring setup. I sized down further than I would normally do to save on weight. I definitely notice the shorter length, but for me the weight savings are worth it, I think (168cm). Were I using it as a frontside ski, the 168cm would not cut it - TOOOO short!
These aren't dramatically rockered, so they won't ski much shorter than the measured length. (The Millenniums have a similar amount of rocker/profile shape).
SO this question really comes down to how important weight savings are for you. Performance will obviously be better on the 181cm, but the uphill climb will be a little tougher.
If I had to do it again, I would still stick with my shorties since the performance isn't compromised enough to warrant hauling extra pounds up the mtn.
Hullo Annie, thanks for your question!
I am 5'3" and 120 lbs.
The size S Teeki's are admittedly a little long for my shorter legs, but I definitely wouldn't want these pants to be ANY tighter on my 120lb frame. I'm rather fit but curvy in the hips and I have muscular thighs and calves. I think a size M sounds more suitable for your frame.
These pants are SOOO cool.
I maybe, accidentally bought 2 more pairs - the patterns are awesome!
I'll be the third to chime in here.
I recommend the 188cm as well.
It may buck you around a bit at first, but as soon as you get your ski legs back, I think the 180cm would leave you itching for more length. I've heard from ALL users that this ski feels exceptionally short, so 188 will leave you happier in the long run, IMHO.
Enjoy! And welcome back to 2-planking!!
I found this youtube review which suggests that yes the sleeves do have stretch!
I might disagree with Wayne on this one.
These have a little tip rocker, so the 184 will ski more like a 182-180cm ski. 170 may be a tiny bit short for someone of your height.
So unless you are currently using a ski within that length range and enjoy it, I would suggest going with the bigger size.
Lole is leaving me happier and happier with each purchase.
This is my 3rd...no wait, 4th (that's embarrassing) Lole Dress purchase - and I'm thoroughly pleased with the dollars I have spent.
Every time I slip into a Lole Dress, no matter the style, it just seems to fit so nicely and the fabric is undeniably some of the comfiest I've found on Backcountry. And believe, me I search this website high and low...
It's curve-hugging without being obnoxiously tight or revealing.
The fabric on this model has a good amount of stretch to it, feels insanely soft and is about as comfortable as the mane of a juvenile unicorn - which if you haven't experienced, maybe just buy this dress instead, because it's cheaper and easier to find than a juvenile unicorn.
Dudes if you want your lady to feel as good as she looks, this is a supremely safe move. I went with the Portabella color and it's very neat. I am 5'3" and 120lbs and the size small was a lovely fit.
This dress is thinner in fabric than both the Call Me Dress and the Calm Dress. It's suitable for warmer temps than either dress.
I will continue to buy Lole because they produce a fit that flatters, a product that is durable, and use fabrics that are incredibly soft and supple.
Keep them coming Lole!
If you need additional information, here's a great place to start!
Depends on your climate.
While the material is thin, it is a very dense weave.
The thought of running in them here in the dry Utah heat would be unbearable for me.
If however you chose to use them for cooler weather, I think that could work. They are BEAUTIFUL, and I even pair them with a dress as leggings on cooler days.
I just went out and measured mine.
I measured from seam to seam.
The nose was 1.5 inches wide.
The saddle at the widest point is 5.5 inches wide.