Lindsey Clark

Lindsey Clark

The mountains, rivers, lakes and rock of central Oregon

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Lindsey's Passions

Mountaineering

Lindsey's Bio

Pretty much totally obsessed with snow and ice. Year-round skier, enjoy filling in the blanks with climbing rock and ice, paddling our myriad spectacular rivers and lakes, and cruising around on my bike.

Lindsey Clark

Lindsey Clark wrote a review of on February 14, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I took these for a few runs in a ski area during a demo, and pretty much immediately knew I needed a pair. They are unlike anything I've ever had on my feet. My husband has been skiing the Dynafit TLT5 and calls them his "mountain slippers" because they are so light. The awesome part, however, is that they get pretty stiff when they are buckled down, and can definitely shred.

These are an evolution from that TLT5 design, with one big difference that made me get serious about these: there are no stupid, extra tongues to carry around and deal with on your tour. I hate that!

I doodled around the base area a little with my heels unlocked and the range of motion was amazing. I've never felt anything like it! And have been skiing in the backcountry on Scarpas and Garmonts for the last 7 years.

The downhill performance was great. They got pretty stiff (a legit 110, from what I've been told), and I railed on some super firm groomers without a second thought.

Super light, easy to transition from hiking to skiing, excellent rotation for the climb, and a crazy heel pocket that locks you in... I can't wait to get these babies on some of our big volcanoes!

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Lindsey Clark wrote a review of on May 11, 2011

Perfect for ski mountaineering!
5 5

This harness is perfect for ski mountaineering. You can put it on really quickly and easily without having to put your feet through the leg loops. I can wear it all day in the mountains without even noticing it is there. It also packs down really small in my pack. Two gear loops are good for a few biners and slings.

Went to a ski mountaineering camp in the sawtooths and the other campers seemed to dig it. Wearing a rock climbing harness in the alpine just doesn't make sense... thanks for another ace piece of gear BD!

PS, sizing is a bit off, I have a 33" waist and the M/L is maxed out. For reference, the BD site says the M/L should fit waists 32"-38"... so if in doubt, size up. I wish I had!

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Lindsey Clark wrote a review of on February 24, 2011

Impressive boots!
5 5

I bought these boots to replace my Garmont Megarides for my ski mountaineering setup (Dynafit vertical ST on K2 Mt. Bakers). The Megarides were waaaaayyyy to soft for me, and sketched me out on anything other than crust or hero pow! The Shaka gives me amazing confidence to rip. I love the stiffness and weight! So good!

I have the Scarpa Domina as well, and the fit is identical. The buckles on the Shaka are way better too! Overall, I'm super happy!

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Lindsey Clark wrote a review of on February 24, 2011

Great boots
4 5

These boots are great for ladies who shred the BC. I ride them with my Dynastar Big Troubles mounted with Fritschi Freeride Plus bindings, which is a fantastic, playful and downhill-oriented touring rig.

A few complaints: The buckles are awful, I generally have to try more than once to get all the parts in their proper position. Also, I get epic shin bang (visible bruising) on all but the shortest tours. Carrying extra boot tongues in my pack and changing them out is annoying. Dynafit (oops, "tech") compatibility would be appreciated as well.

A few raves: The liners are great! Put your custom footbeds in them, get them molded, and you've got a custom liner! The overall stiffness of this boot compared to its weight is fantastic.

Overall, a solid downhill performer with a few issues on the up. Not a bad purchase!

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Lindsey Clark wrote a review of on January 13, 2011

5 5

This hat is perfect for the backcountry. It is super warm but also thin, so you can easily stash it in a pocket if you overheat. It covers my ears and also fits under a skiing or climbing helmet easily.

The hat is really dorky looking when you wear it cuffed, but I just unfold the cuff and wear it "snowboarder style" (you know what I mean!) and it is cute and awesome.

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Lindsey Clark wrote a review of on January 12, 2011

4 5

Mounted these on some Dynastar Huge Troubles (115 mm underfoot). I've skied them once, in a resort, with alpine boots. The downhill performance seems superior to both my Fritschis (I have the Freeride from 2005 and the first year Freeride Plus from 2006) and the lighter weight is a big plus too. Friends with Dukes and Barons have noted some improvements, specifically the ease getting into these bindings and the nice big loop that you use to switch from ski to walk mode.

Patiently waiting for some big snow so I can take them out for a tour! Will update my review once that happens.

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Lindsey Clark wrote a review of on December 9, 2010

Rad!
5 5

This is the second jacket I bought to replace my Norrona Lofoten Shell. I think I've found a winner!

Fit is great (I'm 5'8", 180 lbs, and in an XL). The shoulders are almost too tight but OK, the sleeves are nice and long, there is plenty of room in the chest for all the backcountry ski accoutrement that end up stuffed in there (beacon, camera, gloves, snacks, radio, etc... I start looking like Santa pretty quickly in the BC!), the only thing I still need to check is the fit of the hood over my ski and climbing helmets.

Color is great (pink), and styling is very contemporary and cool.

The thumb holes in the wrist gaiters are a little odd, haven't decided if I like them yet or not. The location of the hole seems to be a little bit off, and the thumb hole a little small. Minor details!

Overall, a very feminine and flattering jacket and I can't wait to use it this weekend!

Thanks for another top notch product, Stoic! xoxo

Edit: took it out in a crazy PNW storm today and it worked great! The hood easily fit over my ski helmet. I stayed dry. Thumb holes were fine. Would prefer a larger sleeve opening so the jacket fit over my short gloves, but that's not a biggie. Excellent jacket!

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Lindsey Clark wrote a review of on December 8, 2010

Pretty great
5 5

This hoody is super versatile. I wear it around town and under my shell jacket on super cold days in the mountains. I always stash it inside my pack as an emergency layer when backcountry skiing, as it packs down decently small.

I like the large, adjustable hood, long sleeves, and the tall collar that covers 1/3 of my face when zipped up.

My only gripes are the white lining fabric and white zippers that get dirty pretty easily... would prefer gray or something darker that hides dirt. Also, I've snagged quite a bit of the embroidery threads on the sleeves, but that hasn't changed the performance of the jacket, so no big deal.

I'm 5'8", a muscular 180 lbs, and the XL fits well except across the shoulders, where the jacket is a little tight, but still OK. Actually, I got super pumped after ice climbing one day, and I almost couldn't fit my arms in the sleeves! But that was an unusual circumstance : )

Overall a great jacket and I'd highly recommend it!

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Lindsey Clark wrote a review of on November 17, 2010

This jacket rules!
5 5

After over 150 days of abuse (alpine and backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering and ice climbing), I'm finally replacing this ace jacket.

This jacket totally delivers in every way: aesthetics, fit, waterproofness, packability, and design features including the hand gaiters and adjustable hood.

I'm trying to find another shell jacket that I can afford (got my Norrona jacket on SAC) but nobody has the style + function right like Norrona.

After 150+ days, I've had welds open up, have worn some holes almost entirely through the Gore-Tex, and had the hood wire poke through the shell fabric. All wear seems totally reasonable for the amount of time I've spent in this jacket.

Thanks, Norrona!

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Lindsey Clark wrote a review of on November 9, 2010

Almost awesome... but not quite
3 5

I was so, so, so excited to get these pants that zip to my Norrona jacket that I love so much! Alas, I ended up returning them. Here are the pros and cons:

Pros:
- Zips to the Gore-Tex jacket. Love the idea! Way cooler than wearing bibs.
- Rad zippers!
- Super bomber fabric all over, extra super bomber fabric all the way around the bottom of each leg.

Cons:
- The XL is huge, like out of control huge. I am 5'8", 180 lbs, and the XL was huge everywhere. The inseam is 37"! Who was their XL fit model, a Norweigan giantess? Maybe.
- The pant to jacket connection was a little strange. I expected a direct connection, but there is a zip-on flap that connects the two pieces, and it folds down in a strange way. So you end up with three layers of outerwear around your waist when it's all zipped together, which is quite bulky.
- The jacket is great for ski mountaineering, but the pants most certainly are not. They are huge, heavy and bulky and take up tons of space in a pack.

So, like I said before, they are almost awesome, but not quite. Sad.

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