Monica Purington

Monica Purington

Jackson, WY

Monica Purington's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Running
Skiing

Monica Purington'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.


Learn more at www.monicapurington.com

Monica Purington

Monica Purington wrote a review of on November 17, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have to admit-- I'm not very tech savvy with these devices but the Go Pro Hero 4 SILVER is very user friendly.

What makes it so different? The touch screen of course! -- I always found myself confused, "Is it on?" ... now I don't need to know which button is used to change modes or settings because I can simply use the touch screen just as you would on your smart phone!

(sign)-- Finally, something I can figure out!

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Monica Purington posted an image about on November 17, 2014

CUTE!

Options! I love the simple options in life like whether to wear my Marmot Watch Beanie folded over or floppy.

This beanie is simple yet cute and perfect for under your helmet or even out on a Saturday.

It's the simple things in life.

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Monica Purington wrote a review of on November 17, 2014

Oh My Warmth!
5 5

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

It's ON in Jackson Hole! It has been a brutal 0 degrees for several days and I can't leave the house without my Marmot Val D'sere Down. It's longer than the Mountain Down and the Sling Shot so your tushie stays toasty! It has great chevron-like seams that add a bit of style and the ORANGE pops beautifully against a white blanket of snow!

Stay warm this winter around town, on the slopes or out for a snowy stroll. (I wear this one one cold resort days and LOVE it).

SIZEING: I'm 5-7, 125lb's (small build, broad shoulders, skier booty) I bought a MEDIUM

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Monica Purington wrote a review of on November 13, 2014

Small Heads Beware!
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

First off let me say... this helmet is so comfortable.

I prefer to go commando and not do the beanie-under-the-helmet technique- but beware if you are a female and have a small head you may be better to go with the Allure.

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Monica Purington wrote a review of on November 12, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Similar to the legendary Smith I/O but different!

I have these in mustard and they are be a-utiful. Fit my face the same as the I/O's (being a female they have a similar effect to the I/OX for males) as a little oversized.

With more frame-ing than the I/O they help keep moisture out allow you to see that next pow turn.

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Monica Purington wrote a review of on November 12, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Similar to the Maze but for tiny female heads! This has been a great fit for me who could get on just fine wearing a children's helmet due to the tiny-ness of my head.

Removable ear pads and internal padding allowing you to steeze it up with just a beanie underneath or keep the padding and go commando.

A great choice for ladies out there with small heads.

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Monica Purington wrote a review of on November 12, 2014

5 5

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

The warmth of a ski sock but style you want to show off.
These socks are so cute peaking out of the top of my Frye boots worn with a dress or skirt in the fall -- even better worn around the house (think Tom Cruise in Risky Business).

Warm, cozy and cute!

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Monica Purington wrote a review of on October 30, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wear a neck gaiter every day but have never been as impressed as I am with the Marmot Olympic Valley Neck Gaiter.

They are the most durable-- the softest-- and just a tad bit thicker than the Buff brand.

You're going to need to get yourself at least three of these bad boys.

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Monica Purington wrote a review of on October 30, 2014

5 5

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

I have this sweater in Platinum (heather gray, beautifully subtle).

I like to think of it more as a jacket than a sweater-- it's perfect for cool fall days/nights. Lined with soft fleece and just as thick as you want for the chilly fall air. Rugged zippers and great mountain town style.

I am 5-7, 125lb's, broad muscular shoulders and wear a small!

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Monica Purington wrote a review of on October 21, 2014

Second Skin Comfort
5 5

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

I've worn a lot of leggings in my day and these are by far the most comfortable while active.

Not once did I feel like I needed to yarn on the waistline to keep them from sagging. They breath like your skin. Resist wind. Move with your body. And keep you covered (ie- AREN'T see through).

Great work Marmot. I'm going to need 3 more pairs!

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Monica Purington wrote a review of on October 21, 2014

SO Soft.
5 5

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

This is an everyday shirt. You want to put it on when you crawl out of bed, camping, traveling, during your warm up at the gym, to the grocery store, around town, to dinner.. you get the point.

The coolmax blend is the softest- perfect for activewear, around town or a cozy day at home.

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Monica Purington wrote a review of on October 21, 2014

5 5

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

No one believes me when they ask "Who makes that jacket?" and I tell them Marmot. Yup, Marmot.

This jacket can be described as chic, cute, classic, unique. Lined with the softest fleece (even in the pockets), classing it up with a asymmetrical zipper, and finished with the slightest shimmer. It's beautiful.

I have it in Midnight Navy and wore it to an outdoor fall wedding last weekend over my dress-- it didn't look the slightest bit silly.

My favorite feature? Since the zipper is asymmetrical the internal overlap at the top of the zipper has a magnetic feature to keep a soft layer between your chin and the zipper. Genius!

CORRECTION: In the above explanation it says that the fleece cuff gaiters (at the wrist) have thumbholes but there are NOT thumbholes. Which is perfectly ok- they aren't necessary.

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Monica Purington wrote a review of on October 8, 2014

Cozy, Warm Perfection.
5 5

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

Whether you're running to the store to grab milk or standing at the top of the Jackson Hole tram in a white out you will can be confident in the Marmot Sling Shot that you will be warm, cozy and ready for that next gust of wind.

650-fill down has never felt so good. I am particularly in love with the reinforced elbow patched and cozy soft fleece lined neck/zipper. No tears in your jacket or chaffed face here.

Cheers Marmot to a great jacket for any cold temperature day.

[Size note: I am 5-7 125lb's and wear a Medium in this Jacket. I like to have a little extra room for layers underneath and prefer it less fitted.]

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