Monica Purington

Monica Purington

Jackson, WY

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monica's Passions

Alpine Touring
Backpacking
Camping
Mountain Biking
Trail Running
Road Cycling
Alpine Skiing
Sport Climbing

monica's Bio




I fell in love with skiing on the east coast through ski racing, but didn't know what I was missing until I moved to Jackson, WY in October of 2011 and skied powder for the first time. After my first western winter I made the decision to dive back into competitive skiing but in a different light. I have competed on the FWQ since 2012 and have enjoyed sharing my passion for being a skier and athlete with all of the amazing competitors from around the world. When I am not skiing I spent my time in the gym at Mountain Athlete or exploring the mountains.


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Monica Purington

Monica Purington wrote a review of on August 27, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

This jacket has a great fit and is super street style chic. Living in a mountain town it's hard not to just throw on your gore-tex shell, but to have a piece like the Codetta to make you feel more street chic is amazing.

Gore-tex 3L will keep you dry in any down pour. Love the shaped cuff technology to keep more of your hands covered from the weather while still allowing you function.

Great piece, well done Arc'teryx

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Monica Purington wrote a review of on August 27, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I've run quick 7 mile flat lake loops to 20+ mile Teton mountain loops in these trail runners and my feet have never complained.
With a stiffer sole than most trails shoes you get great stability on dirt, rock, shale, or whatever you might encounter. The sole is grippy enough that you are confident when hoping rock to rock on stream crossings. I have a dancers foot and was worried about the arch support-- but have never had achey feet even after 5+ hours.

Best mountain running shoe I've had.

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Monica Purington wrote a review of on October 16, 2013

My new favorite layer!
5 5

I'm always looking for a cozy layer to keep me warm on and off the hill. The vaporizer is my new go to! With the same feel as the legendary Patagonia R1, this mid-layer brings you warmth and style.

A great layer to wear skiing or on a fall run/hike/bike. The hip pocket is perfect for your iPhone/iPod while running, hiking, biking and the side snap neck line adds a unique style that most base layers don't offer. My go-to hoodie for the fall or winter.

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Monica Purington wrote a review of on October 9, 2013

Best Womens Bib on The Market!
5 5

I skied in these pants over 100 days last season and they kept me warm on the coldest of days, dry on the most wet of days and just the right temperature when it started to heat up (not to mention they look brand new still).

The waterproofing is solid, they stayed dry in really wet snowfall and never soaked through while sitting on chairlifts.

The bib allows for extra warmth. As a female I am always cold, but because these pants allow for full body heat circulation with no waistline drafts I never got a chill. While the bibs do a great job at keeping heat in, the side zips allow for ventilation while hiking and on warmer days.

Durability. These things are tough. The reinforced cuffs are awesome. Most of the time I have holes in my cuffs before the New Year but, I wore these pants for over 100 days, hiking, mountaineering, skiing the resort hard and absolutely no rips!

Now ladies, we know it's all about how you look so listen here, some bibs give you that 'Mom Butt" look, not the case here! These pants have some serious style. With a color palette that will blow your mind, and a cuff zip to allow for a baggier or more fitted look around the ankle, there really is no going wrong. I am 5'7" 130lb's and the mediums fit perfect. I prefer things to be a little more loose fitting and I tend to wear the cuff zips completely unzipped (which result in a really rad bellbottom-esque effect) to cover most of my boots.

Honestly the most stylish tech Bib I have seen. I wouldn't wear anything else.

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Monica Purington wrote a review of on September 29, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Pretty pumped on these. I bought these because I coach ski racing and constantly freeze while standing on the side of the hill, my hands always stay dry even on the biggest pow day and are consistently warm and dry thanks to the Gore-tex!

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