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Michelle Parker

Michelle Parker

Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevadas, The Road

Michelle Parker's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Running
Yoga
Paddling
Skiing
Climbing

Michelle Parker's Bio

I am a 26 year old professional skier and avid outdoor adventure/fun seeker.

www.michelle-parker.com

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Michelle Parkerwrote a review of on November 15, 2015

5 5

If I were to have one ski and only one ski this would be my choice ski. The Atris Birdie is a step ahead of most women's specific skis. It's literally the first women's specific powder ski that I have ever been on and felt as though it could hold it's own. This ski is strong and stable, yet still really fun and has the perfect flex. This is a personal opinion, but I will rave about this ski as it's truly my favorite ski that I have been on. Floaty, fun, playful, stable, and a perfect all around pow ski that you can still rip on piste!

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Michelle Parkerwrote a review of on November 15, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Anima quickly became one of my favorite skis of all time. After skiing down a couloir with decent snow and coming out hot only to find massive chunks of avi debris at the bottom, these skis held their own. I powered through the ice chunder coming out on top and unscathed, surprised, and really stoked to have not blown up. I was sold from that point on. The profile of the Anima is playful, but it's still extremely powerful. There is a decent amount of rocker in the front and back. It's still a great big mountain ski, one of my all time favorites. I'm 5"2' and the weight of bigger skis sometimes can be a draw back for me, but these feel light and the swing weight is spot on!

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Michelle Parkerwrote a review of on August 29, 2015

5 5

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

This is the first pair of mountaineering boots that I have owned so I may not have much to base this on, but I am very pleased with these boots. Took them to climb a couple of 6000 M volcanoes in Ecuador and they held up great. Warm, didn't need an over boot, but we were moving quickly and it's wasn't the coldest weather I've been in. Love the inclosed lace system for a tight package. Stiff soles and very comfortable. Have used on many other adventures since and have been very happy with their performance. Walked for hours on steep downhill dirt trails descending from climbs and never got sore feet.

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Michelle Parkerwrote a review of on August 29, 2015

5 5

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

These shorts are comfortable. As mentioned below, they are a bit tight, but I think they fit really well and run great. You may want to size up if you don't like the snug fit. Not crazy hot and I love the waist band. I can fit my iPhone 5 in the rear pocket, or other valuables if you prefer. Dig em!

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Michelle Parkerwrote a review of on July 8, 2015

3 5

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

A little on the larger side as far as bagginess goes, but I liked them enough to keep them. They are lightweight and stretchy and I do like the camo design. Great for hot days on the bike. Don't feel as tough as some other bike shorts, but because of that they seem cooler (temp). Should have returned them for a smaller size in retrospect.

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Michelle Parkerwrote a review of on May 23, 2015

5 5

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

Simple piece with warmth and coziness. Definitely find myself wearing this more often than not as I am a fan of feeling warm and fuzzy inside. Love the way fleece feels on the skin and definitely enjoy keeping warm and not sweaty. Great layering piece for light activity in the cold or when it's really really cold out I love that the neck comes up high!

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Michelle Parkerwrote a review of on May 22, 2015

4 5

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

I typically climb in TC Pros for pretty much everything, but these were given to me and have since been loving them for sport routes. These are smaller than my TC Pros and I've had to adjust to that, but after a few sessions I've been feeling really comfortable in these. They are soft, grippy, and have adjusted to my feet really well. I have a wider foot, but I feel like they still fit great. For sure took some time getting used to downsizing, but happy with them for a high performance sport climbing shoe.

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Michelle Parkerwrote a review of on May 15, 2015

5 5

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

Never been wet while parading through the forest rocking this shell. Lightweight and very functional with the Dry Q Evap technology. Primarily used for hiking and biking, but if it's chilly out I'll throw in on while running as well. I like to stay dry and warm, but not feel muggy and sweaty underneath my jacket....that clammy feeling simply doesn't feel good and leaves me chilled if I take a break. It's lightweight, but also doesn't rip easily. I've got a couple and get plenty of use out of them despite living in droughted California. Love this striped jacket in the rain!

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Michelle Parkerwrote a review of on March 8, 2015

5 5

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

With Arcade branching out and making stretchy belts that are stylish and comfortable, I couldn't be more excited for this belt to hit the market. So comfortable and love love love the style. A+ for Arcade!

Diggin it!

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Michelle Parkerwrote a review of on March 8, 2015

5 5

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

Great material in this shirt. Soft and cozy yet also functional. Love the burned out stripe design to feel "not too sporty" in the mountains. Good fit, super comfortable, and as always with Mountain Hardwear there is the benefit of functionality with your shirt!

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Michelle Parkerwrote a review of on March 8, 2015

5 5

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

Usually when I'm going skiing, or doing anything in the mountains, I am going to sweat like crazy. I need a shell that is breathable and keeps me protected from the rain, snow, wind...etc. These pants are great for touring and every day skiing on the hill. Super water proof and fit great. Durable too as I put every pair of pants through the wringer by hiking, snowmobiling, and other outdoor activities that are generally hard on the gear. I love the soft-shell feel to these pants as well. Material is soft, but really performs well. Coupled with the Mountain Hardwear Snowtastic Jacket and that's my dream outfit! I rock a M because I wear a knee brace and like a little bit of a baggier feel for comfort while moving in the mountains. Love em!

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Michelle Parkerwrote a review of on March 8, 2015

5 5

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

A go to piece for rainy days or windy days when you just want more protection from the elements. Light and packs up small. Durable fabric for scrambling around on rocks and or running through the forest. Simple and performs it's job! Great jacket to have. Not to mention the breathability of the Dry Q technology. A huge plus for active people.

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