amy3dog

amy3dog

Neff's Canyon, Millcreek Canyon, Alta, Snowbird....outdoors most of the time!

amy3dog's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Running
Snowshoeing
Skiing
Climbing

amy3dog's Bio

I'm originally from Michigan & have lived in Utah since 1994. The greatest thing about living in the Salt Lake Valley is that you can be in the wilderness in less than 30 minutes!
I love to run trails and cross country ski with my dogs in Millcreek Canyon or hike and snowshoe with them up Neff's Canyon. I also snowboard "Alpine Syle", with hard boots & bindings. I'm learning to telemark, skate ski, & climb outside the gym. If I'm not in the canyons, or riding my bikes, I'm at home working in my garden. I am a certified Utah Master Gardener.

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amy3dog wrote a review of on October 2, 2008

5 5

I purchased the Icebreaker BodyFit260 Altitude Zip Top in a size Small & think that an XS would fit me better even though I've a 34" chest. I love the long arms & really love the thumb loops! These shirts are super soft, not itchy, and so comfortable. Highly recommended.

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amy3dog wrote a review of on September 26, 2008

5 5

This Pearl Izumi Kodiak Light Cycling Jersey has a super soft light fleece lining & feels great on. Beware: This does run true to size according to the sizing chart! I normally size up one size in Pearl Izumi clothing, but this jersey runs large; I had to return the Medium & get a size Small. I like the way the jersey is shaped for a woman's figure, it's very flattering.

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amy3dog wrote a review of on September 16, 2008

5 5

I love my Arc'teryx Stiletto Jacket. It took a bit of getting used to the neck side zip but on colder days there's nothing but fleece rubbing against my chin. I've got the Arcteryx Sidewinder Jacket & this is a nice piece to wear underneath the shell. I use this fleece as much as a technical piece as a fashion forward piece: it always gets compliments, I think because of the cool grid-like pattern cut into the outer layer of the fleece. I do recommend going up 1 size in Arcteryx fleece & staying with your normal size if the top has wool in it.

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amy3dog wrote a review of on September 16, 2008

5 5

I decided to splurge on myself & purchased the Arc'teryx Emissary Hoody because I am slowly switching my next to skin gear to Merino Wool. This wool pullover does run true to the sizing chart (go up 1 size when buying Arteryx fleece). It is so soft, never itchy, & washes easily: I set up a summer chaise lounge chair to dry this flat in my laundry room. Plus I can wear the color I got out on the town with a nice pair of wool pants. Smashing! Now, I'm considering the Penne...

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amy3dog wrote a review of on September 16, 2008

5 5

The Arc'teryx Ether Crew is a super lightweight choice for summer activities. The size runs true to the sizing chart. It's a little stretchy & all of the seams have been moved so you won't chafe on a long run. The shirt washes easily & still looks brand new. Just don't plan on tucking this shirt into your shorts-I think most Arcteryx shirts run a little short in the torso length.

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amy3dog wrote a review of on September 16, 2008

5 5

The Arc'teryx Velox Running Shorts are my the best running shorts that I've ever purchased! The rear hem is slightly lower than the front which is great for long runs. The outer material is super light, breathable, & I never notice the seamless liner. They fit true to the sizing chart. I agree with the previous reviewer that the length is nice & the short do not ride up as some longer shorts tend to do.

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amy3dog wrote a review of on September 16, 2008

4 5

I purchased the Accelero Pullover not sure exactly where I would use it, but I soon found out! I wear the shirt cycling & it is super breathable, blocks wind, & repels light rain: perfect for fall weather. I think the shirt runs 1 size small. I did buy a small-it has a close athletic fit & I probably won't be able to wear anything under it besides a t-shirt. The arms are long but fit a little too close to accommodate another layer. The bamboo charcoal on the inner layer works well for moisture and odor control.

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amy3dog wrote a review of on September 16, 2008

5 5

I love my Arc'teryx Velox Jacket! It really fits true to size, there is room to layer underneath, it has a drop tail, & an adjustable hem drawstring. It's great for cycling & I'm planning on using it for commuting to work as it gets chillier. All of the black material inserts are stretchy & the colored parts are water & wind resistant. The inside of the collar is lined in a really soft fleecy material which feels great next to my neck & chin when the jacket if fully zipped up. Both pockets are zippered.

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amy3dog wrote a review of on September 8, 2008

4 5

The TNF Lightweight Running Quarter Socks run a bit large. I wear a size 7 shoe & purchased the Mediums where a Small would've been a much better fit. (The sizing chart is worthless!) I wear them all of the time anyway: they don't slip down into my shoes while running or riding, they come up high enough over my ankle bone to prevent debris from getting into my shoes, & the material is a great weight for summer.

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amy3dog wrote a review of on September 8, 2008

3 5

The TNF Lightweight Running No Show Socks run about a size too big. I wear a size 7 shoe & purchased the Mediums, where a Small would've been a much better fit. (The sizing chart is worthless...) I think because they run large that they tend to creep down into my shoes, especially while riding. I like the lightweight material-my feet stayed cool & dry all summer.

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amy3dog wrote a review of on September 8, 2008

5 5

I love the Arc'teryx Motive Tank! Surprisingly, the Small fits me perfectly (34A/B), providing plenty of support, while I've found most Arcteryx tops run a size small, except for the ones containing wool. The Basmati color goes with practically everything. This top can easily be dressed up (with a skirt) or down (with your favorite cut-offs). I should probably get the Chili Pepper & Honey Butter before they're all gone!

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amy3dog wrote a review of on September 2, 2008

5 5

I've been fully converted to Merino Wool products & the Backcountry.com Merino Trail Socks are no exception. I received the Glacier/Smoke (a great color-way!) in a size Small & they fit my size 7 feet perfectly. The cuffs don't allow any dirt to get inside of the socks yet aren't so high to keep them from looking dorky.
I throw them in the wash & line dry: no worries! (Remember: no fabric softener on your sock or underwear-it will inhibit the material from wicking perspiration.) Plus I like the cushy comfort which is not too hot for summer running.

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