Lexi Dowdall

Lexi Dowdall

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Lexi's Passions

Alpine Touring
Camping
Trail Running
Hiking
Mountain Biking
Paddling
Yoga
Alpine Skiing
Sport Climbing

Lexi's Bio

Position at Backcountry: Community Manager -----

I grew up in the shadows of the Wasatch range in Salt Lake City, Utah. Practically all my buddies are East Coast transplants who came to Utah for its bountiful snows and general gloriousness. Together we share delicious powder feasts, mountain biking, paddleboarding and a deeply rooted love for the wilds.

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. 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.

My hobbies include terrariums and other crafty pursuits because I don't own a television.

Check out my ramblings on Instagram!

Instagram handle: kaPOWder

Lexi Dowdall

Lexi Dowdall wrote a review of on July 11, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I LOVE the thoughtful name and simple aesthetic PDW put into this piece. I highly recommend it for commuting applications, but it wasn't what I was looking for on my mountain bike - I should have known better. This was a classic case of wishful thinking.

This bell was a bit bigger than I was expecting (see photo below). So much so that I ended up returning it.
I was looking for something smaller, a little lighter and more streamlined for my mountain bike.

That being said, this is a really cool commuter tool. The ding is loud, clear and tuneful. Cool product, even though it wasn't quite what I was looking for.

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Lexi Dowdall wrote a review of on July 11, 2014

Wellp, that was NEAT.
5 5

2 weeks ago I was rear-ended in my Subaru by a very distracted driver. Imagine my terror when I recovered from the whiplash as it dawned on me that my 10 day old Kuat rack was on the back.

Spewing expletives as I pulled over, I prepared myself for an unpleasant confrontation...

The result: SHOCK. KUAT IS THE BEST THING EVER INVENTED!

The offender's bumper had split the plastic knob used to tighten the rack and prevent sway. All things considered this miniscule amount of damage was both shocking, and pleasantly amazing.

If anything....KUAT IS DURABLE.

I contacted the rep to get the part replaced, and had a new one sitting on my porch within 3 days. The replacement took 6 minutes, and as you can see, the rear-ender broke the plastic knob and bent the metal rod that supports the knob and tightens the chassis.

I'm SOLD on Kuat. NEVER going back to Thule or Yakima.
YES. It's expensive. YES. It's heavy.
YES, It's DURABLE. YES. It's smooth operating. YES I LOVE THIS THING SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!

As you can see from my photo, it's pretty remarkable this was the only damage sustained from a rear ending. Kuat had me a new part in 3 days that took less than 10 minutes to install.

*** CLAP *** CLAP ****CLAP***

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Lexi Dowdall wrote a review of on July 9, 2014

SADDLE UP!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

You always dread those first rides of the season where you need to toughen up them booty muscles and break your riding buns in again. This only took about 3 rides with this women's specific saddle by Juliana. This was significantly less time than required to become accustomed to the stock saddle that came with both my Rocky Mountain Altitude and my Intense Tracer.

Comfy for both long and short rides, I'm completely satisfied with this saddle. Never experienced chafing, discomfort, etc.
Juliana is putting solid thought and effort into this women's specific saddle and I'm stoked it's mine.

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Lexi Dowdall wrote an answer about on July 9, 2014

Hey Sophia!

Thanks so much for your order.
I've got G3 skins, and you are right, it is a little suprising how short the hairs are, but good news for you...

NO fluffing required : )

The skins will stick to snow like a charm and you'll be hauling uphill! The Alpinist skins are a great option and I've been using mine for 2 seasons now, I probably use them about 15-20 times per year.

Stay safe out there : )

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