Suz Graham

Suz Graham

Whistler, British Columbia

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Suzanne's Passions

Mountain Biking
Yoga
Alpine Skiing
Sport Climbing

Suzanne's Bio

I am a professional freeskier and BASE jumper. I love life, yoga, chocolate things and flying things. -------

The mountains are my sanctuary and where I go to play, think, cry, worship, and fly. ------

Things I'm pretty good at: Skiing, BASE jumping, cooking in crockpots. -------

Things I'm spectacularly mediocre at (but love): Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, yoga arm-balances, road biking, surfing. -------

Things I'm admittedly terrible at: Skateboarding, hockey, grilling meat.

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Suz Graham wrote a review of on June 3, 2014

Dancing shoes.
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I loved these shoes after my first climb. Slipper-like fit, super snug but the unlined leather means it conforms to your feet and will continue to do so, so it will get better and better with time. I have a few pairs of climbing shoes, some that are quite aggressive and some that aren't, but I found myself really enjoying these for those days that you don't feel like crying. I find that these are a great relaxed-position shoe (no claw-like hooks needed here... I don't climb v8's) but still has a super tight fit and pointed toe so you can feel and grip onto the tiniest little ledges.

I would recommend these kicks to anyone who's looking for their first pair of shoes, especially if you have oddly shaped feet because of the ability for the unlined leather to stretch and conform to them.

I've found FiveTen's climbing shoe sizing works great if you just stick to your street size- I wear an 8.5 womens' street shoe and the 8.5 in this shoe fits great, very tight with just a bit of toe-curl. I wouldn't recommend downsizing.

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Suz Graham wrote a review of on January 11, 2014

5 5

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

I wear these every day. If I don't my hands freeze. I've worn a lot of mittens in my life, and haven't ever found anything that keeps my hands as warm as these do. Instead of packing it with insulation and fluff, it's a well-constructed mitt with bomber material and keeps warmth locked in. These are actually significantly warmer than the Hestra Fall Line Mitten, because your fingers are all together, the Fall Line Mitt separates your fingers. In a store, you might thing a super insulated mitten would be warmer but that's not true. Be sure to give it the leather treatment that the gloves come with and they will last forever!!

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Suz Graham wrote a review of on January 11, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These mitts are super cozy- and feel like a cloud when you put your hand in them. However- the inside of the mitt separates your fingers from one another (so the inside is like a fingered-glove.) And while there is a lot of insulation this actually makes your hands colder than if your fingers are all together touching. I've found that the Hestra Ski Cross Mitt is actually much warmer than this one. I've worn them both a LOT- and I suffer from constant cold hands.

Bottom line- this is an extremely comfortable, soft, and long lasting mitt but isn't the warmest mitt Hestra makes- If you are looking for the warmest option- go with the Ski Cross Mitt, although it isn't quite as "fluffy feeling."

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Suz Graham wrote a review of on January 11, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Not only does it turn your favorite pair of headphones into wireless ones (I have found all the wireless earbuds don't stay in your ears very well) but it also turns anything with a standard audio cable into a wireless device (like home speakers, etc.) If you have an AUX input in your car, you can even connect it- link it to your phone- and instantly have bluetooth in your car! (It has a microphone built in) It's small and light and perfect for working out, or even for just having an external remote that's accessible.

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Suz Graham wrote a review of on December 11, 2013

5 5

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

Bold statement... I know. Not only are these the most comfortable shoes ever- they go EVERYWHERE. Awesome for hiking, climbing, jumping, running, etc. I have climbed up to 5.10 (no pun intended) routes in these shoes alone and I'm a pretty mediocre climber. The only downfall to these shoes is the rubber wont last forever, that's a tradeoff you get from the performance and the insane grip- that, and I gave a pair to my mom and she said they mark up her white-tiled kitchen. C'est la vie. I still claim they are the best shoes ever and I never forget them on an adventure.

I find them pretty true to size actually- I wear an 8.5 typically and the 8.5's fit great. These shoes do stretch a little bit because of the leather/suede upper.

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Suz Graham wrote a review of on November 14, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Hydro Flasks are really the best. Hot drinks are still hot seriously 5 hours later, and it's DURABLE. This specific flip lid is really easy and stays shut well- but if you need something that you can REALLY throw around- go with a Hydro Flask with a screw on lid. I love this mug.

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Suz Graham wrote a review of on October 30, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have a ton of skis- but I find that I ski my Koa 110's just about every day, from sunny choppy days to super deep storm days. An honestly- I've never been one to ski a women's specific ski because I feel like companies just "shrink and pink" their women's specific line. Not true in this one. The Koa 110 is a stiffer but super playful ski that can handle anything you throw at it (trust me) but isn't going to act like your opponent on a wrestling mat either.

The early rise tip with the traditional camber underfoot is my dream combination. It makes it so it floats and feels weightless in deep snow but let's you charge hard with agility and control when you need to.

I'm a huge fan of this ski and am being completely honest when I say, if I could dream up a ski- it would be this one.

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Suz Graham wrote a review of on October 28, 2013

5 5

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

I have a few pairs of climbing shoes and these are the ones I keep coming back to. I'm not really a hardcore climber but really enjoy it and have found these to be the best shoes for a tight fit and heel cup, while giving me a high performance grip. I have a narrow heel but wider toebox, and this shoe is fine for me- the heel is the most important part in my opinion. I used to like laces more but have found the velcro is just so much easier and faster to take on and off, and also to adjust. The FiveTen rubber is unmatched- the best rubber hands down for a climbing shoe.

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Suz Graham wrote a review of on September 25, 2013

5 5

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

A few things I love about this hoodie- the long wrist cuffs- both make it really comfy and a really cute style. Different than the typical wrists on most hoodies. It's slim cut but still really comfy, so it's flattering but still feels really cozy.

The zipper doesn't go as far up as most zip hoodies though, so more of your neck is exposed- which is a cute feature but also not as warm.

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Suz Graham wrote a review of on September 25, 2013

5 5

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

These are my choice go-to pants for running, yoga, training, etc. They are tight and offer great compression without the waist being too small or cutting off any circulation. These are my favorite in colder weather especially as they aren't crazy thin. The cut and the stitching is really flattering- makes your butt look awesome- ha! My favorite color is the "slate purple." It's not too purple-ey- more dark grey/plum ish. I usually wear size 6/7 pants and a size M is perfect for me.

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Suz Graham wrote a review of on July 9, 2013

5 5

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

This is one of my favorite tops. It's super versatile because it's cute but super comfy, goes with anything from throwing it on over workout clothes or on it's own. It's too warm for super hot days because it's a terry-type material, but perfect for layering. I wear small or medium t-shirts and the Small in this top fits me perfectly as it's sized to be loose.

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Suz Graham wrote a review of on June 7, 2013

5 5

This top is an amazing lightwieght top that's perfect for hiking, running, biking, any sort of sport but also is great for just walking around town if it's chilly out because it's really cute. The cut is flattering and the neck makes it more interesting than other activewear tops. Material is awesome, not stuffy, lightweight, and comfortable.

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Suz Graham wrote a review of on December 18, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It's super nice to have, and much smaller than other usb chargers I have. Plus it has 2 ports! A little blue light illuminates when it's on too and its just so cute.

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Suz Graham wrote a review of on November 23, 2012

5 5

This top is awesome- I wear it ALL the time. One thing though, it's not lightweight- it's more of a hoodie-weight and makes for the cutest apres sweater with jeans or tights or anything. It's awesome because it is one of my favorite baselayers for cold days too. Pair this with a light underlayer- then you will be cozy and toasty (the neck is extra big too so you can pull it up and use it as a gaiter too) then when you are done riding for the day- shed your jacket and pants and you look super cute and ready to go out with just what you are wearing. I love it.

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Suz Graham wrote a review of on November 23, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'll be honest here when I say that this is the first womens' ski I've ever really loved to ski. Most are so soft and just seem like watered down mens skis. But this ski is the exception. The Koa 110 is a stiff, stable, hard-charging ski that has quickly become my go-to everyday tool. It's stiff and responsive, and won't flop apart at mach-speeds- the early rise tip makes it super playful and fun but the traditional camber underfoot makes it so it won't slide out from under you. It's seriously my favorite ski and I recommend it for chicks out there who need a ski who can keep up with them. Can't say enough good things about this ski!

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Suz Graham wrote a review of on October 28, 2010

5 5

One of the best skis out there, and the best ski Fischer Makes by far. You have the durability, strength, and longevity of a Fischer ski but they have created a smooth, big mountain charger that is aggressive and has the width to be the best ski you have ever skied on in deep pow. The hull tip really makes it float through crud. You will absolutely love this ski!

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