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Lexi Dowdall

Lexi Dowdall

Little Cottonwood >> UT >> WY >> Revelstoke

Lexi Dowdall 's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Running
Yoga
Paddling
Skiing
Climbing

Lexi Dowdall 's Bio

Position at Backcountry: Marketing Writer  
Life Passion: Skiing  
Secret Hobby: Arts & Crafts of all types  
Weakness: Cheese & Thrift Stores  

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.  

Check out my ramblings on Instagram!  

Instagram handle: @kaPOWder  

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 :  


http://daysndaysout.blogspot.com/ 

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Lexi Dowdall wrote a review of on May 21, 2015

J'adore!!
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

Seea is a new brand for backcountry and I immediately fell into a torrid love affair with the classy, retro silhouettes and fun patterns. This particular piece did a nice tour of duty on my *WISHLIST* and I can happily report that the suit is just as wonderful in person as I'd hoped it would be.

*The colors are literally perfect. My two very most favorites melded into one, what more could a water baby ask for!?

* Fit is WONDERFUL - I've absolutely put on a few pounds since we had such a mild winter here in Utah and I skimped on skiing and backcountry touring. I was pretty horrified to put a swimsuit on in April, but with Seea it wasn't so bad. This model had some subtle slimming action. I diggggg. SOLD. On this factor alone, I am inspired to purchase another piece.

* The cut is fun, unique and flattering. I haven't seen anything else like this around, I loooove it!

* The fabric is smooth and thick. It has a nice heft to it, so I cant envision the swimsuit breaking down on me anytime soon. Given my initial dealings with this piece I expect it will have awesome durability down the road. [I'll report back]

*Bum is perfect - not too cheeky, which I hate.

* I am 5'3" and 125 lbs with a smallish B-cup. Size small worked absolutely perfect, but I suspect smaller girls with full cups may not find the fit so dialed. That is JUST a hunch, so you're more than welcome to try. (And I wouldn't blame you because of course you want this!)

Overall, really happy with fit and quality.
LOVE the uniqueness and fun retro spirit of this brand.

*The suit is surprisingly comfy for a 1-piece, which I normally avoid. I actually kept it on for a 2.5 hour car ride because my change of clothes was packed deeeep. I wore the Zuma, no problem. Quite comfy! No restriction or constriction with this thing, you can move and groove to your heart's content.

Can't wait to take this suit out on more paddleboarding excursions!

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Lexi Dowdall wrote a review of on May 12, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 120 lbs

I was given an old Pendleton Camp Blanket about two years ago by my beloved Aunt and Uncle.
The catch - they've owned it for nearly 40 years.
It's seen a ton of adventures and it's really special in my family, I have never received such a thoughtful, treasured gift.

We used my old blanket alongside a brand new Pendleton blanket and aside from a few holes where sparks singed my blanket 20 years ago, you honestly couldn't tell mine was nearly 40 years old! I think that's a pretty striking testament to the craft and care that goes into making these blankets.

Pretty much the coolest gift you could ever bestow upon newlyweds, a fresh graduate or someone with a special birthday. You can expect them to enjoy their Pendleton for the next 40 years and more. Absolutely gorgeous stuff.
One of my favorite brands on Backcountry.

READ MORE and see my blanket:

http://www.backcountry.com/explore/a-blanket-statement

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Lexi Dowdall posted an image about on May 12, 2015

Nifty!

A fancy harness for your blanket...why not!?
The blanket was much easier to carry when rolled up in his fancy little harness. Your hands are now free to carry camp chairs, a cooler, and any necessities you may need for a concert or picnic.
Quite a nice little contraption.
Very well made.

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Lexi Dowdall wrote a review of on May 12, 2015

40 Years Strong!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 120 lbs

I was gifted this blanket 2 years ago...but the thing is, it's nearly 40 years old! Read my writeup about it on our blog.
We used my old blanket alongside a brand new blanket for one of our photo shoots and you couldn't even tell the two apart.

I think that's a pretty striking testimony to the quality and craft that Pendleton instills in it's products.
This is probably the BEST gift you could ever give someone.
Be it a wedding or a special birthday, this is a gift that someone you love can cherish for 40 years and more...

READ MORE

http://www.backcountry.com/explore/a-blanket-statement

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Lexi Dowdall wrote a review of on May 7, 2015

Solid Lil Boomer
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

* You can't see the speaker because it's in my FANNY PACK!

I've had this speaker going on 2 years now.
The version I have is V1 - so there is no solar panel charger, so I cannot comment on the performance of that particular feature, but otherwise the unit is identical.

* Sound Quality is surprisingly good. I actually used this instead of a sound system for my birthday dance party. Granted, it certainly could have been louder, but the fact that it could hold it's own in the first place as a dance party starter is pretty impressive.
I've found it's always sufficient for just jamming around my home or in the outdoors, or BBQs.

* This lil guy is water resistant, so I always pack it in my fanny pack while paddleboarding, such a neat thing to do. Really appreciate that it can handle light precip and a smattering of water.

* The architecture of this guy is nice. You can safely stash your phone, keys, or music device inside and zip it on up. Now, it wouldn't protect your gear if it went underwater, but if you encountered light rain or a splash you'd be totally fine.

I love how compact and small it is, I've traveled with it often. Taken it on yurt trips, river trips, camping trips and general travel.
All in all a great product in a really great package.
I would absolutely get this for a friend and I'm planning to give a couple to couples at weddings this summer.

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