ashley b

ashley b

Gearhead

ashley b's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Yoga
Skiing

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ashley bwrote a review of on August 19, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This pack fits well and is very comfortable. Good room for a midsize backpack. The bottom zipper appears to be a separate compartment but isn't, which would be nice if it were so that if something is wet or dirty it can be stored without soiling other items in main compartment. Having the whole main compartment accessible by the large zippered opening is very handy. The top pouch is roomy which makes it nice for storing items but it is a bit floppy when detached from its straps. The best part is that it works as a carry on too so lots can be packed when traveling without having to check it in.

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ashley bwrote a review of on August 18, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I got this hat for my dad for Kite Surfing (he is pretty much bald haha) but this worked great for him. Being out on the water in full sun and getting reflection off of the water is not safe, but this hat was perfect for him. full coverage for his head, face, and neck but also the chin strap helps keep it on in case he does a face plant. Overall he is super satisfied!

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ashley bwrote a review of on August 18, 2016

4 5

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

Sizing is spot on and I love how lightweight and comfortable these are. They work great being at the beach if you are in areas with lots of rocks or coral. They drain water quite nicely and do not keep your feet waterlogged, making it easy if you wear them all day.

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ashley bwrote a review of on August 18, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: small

I love this top, the pattern is cute and the cut is flattering. I do like how high up it comes since it gives full coverage and the straps are adjustable too. I like to take this to the ocean (surfing or kite surfing) since the tops stay on much better than typical bikinis.

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ashley bwrote a review of on August 18, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: small

I was impressed with this top, by far my favorite when I will be outside and possibly sweaty. It does not stick to you like cotton, dries fast, is great for hiking and at the beach (I like to use it as a cover up too.) The fit is nice and the back strap is pretty cute, going to purchase in some more colors!

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ashley bwrote a review of on August 15, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

For spending large amounts of time standing in the hot sun surrounded by water this thing does the trick. Protects your head and neck from extreme sun exposure and is super light weight, I did get it for the UPF Rating as well. Would recommend to anyone spending lots of time in the sun!

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ashley bwrote a review of on March 29, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love these bindings. They simply work and get the job done. Work for most skiing conditions and can hold up when you rally on them hard. Never had an issue with the release once I got my proper DIN adjusted and ski them pretty much anywhere (120lbs but ski a DIN of 8). I recommend this binding to anyone skiing all mountain or big mountain lines. They also have a great brake selection to fit a lot of different ski sizes which is super nice if you need to update your current binding.

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ashley bwrote a review of on March 29, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: 6.0

Whats not to love about some simple Vans? I like these and wear them pretty much every day. They are simple and fit true to size. I have wider feet so they do have a little bit of a "vans break in" period but after a few days they fit just fine. Would recommend.

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ashley bwrote a review of on March 29, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

I like the style of this, is cute under any tank for sure. However as the other reviews state there is zero support. So hopefully you don't need any cause its not going to happen. If you need more support I would go a different route for sure. The material is super soft but also thin so be warned.

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ashley bwrote a review of on March 24, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 0"
Size Purchased: small

So, what can I say? This thing looks pretty cute! However, there is no support, as mentioned in other reviews. So beware when trying to make this work with any shirt that is also thin. I don't require much in terms of support but don't need to let everyone know its cold outside either.

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ashley bwrote a review of on March 24, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 0"
Size Purchased: small

I bought this in a size small, it fits pretty true to size. The only thing I do not like about this is the narrow cut at the top (your bra can show) but the bottom is flowy which is a nice change from the tight fit of other tanks. I am happy with the color and after a few washes it is still holding up strong without color fade or pilling.

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ashley bwrote a review of on March 23, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 0"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: small

This actually has a nice design as far as the cut goes. I do like how the neck comes up high, as mentioned in another review that makes it perfect as an undershirt. The material feels nice and I do like the color, my one complaint is that the bottom hem on this is not stretchy at all, in fact for me (wide hips) that is the most snug part which is hard when taking on and off. Otherwise good layering piece or undershirt.

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ashley bwrote a review of on March 16, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size

I purchased this item for my brother since he has to have Holden everything, but this is what he says:
"I love these Pants! They fit true to size and look good. They are more of a tailored fit and not too baggy. They are super warm for being such a light weight material. I had to zip the vents down in spring conditions. There is only one zippered back pocket, and the other "pocket" is sewn shut but no biggy!" Needless to say he was pretty pleased with these and he didn't require a belt for his steeze points!

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ashley bwrote a review of on August 17, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
Size Purchased: 6

I really like these, I normally wear a 6 and got the size 6. The length works great but I do feel like I have to tighten the straps down quite a bit (wish there was a 5.5) but overall great for pretty much anything. I have been using these camping or going to the beach or just walking around all day. Its nice wearing a sandal like this versus a flip flop since you don't have to worry about them coming off depending on the activities you are doing. I initially got these to try out before I get a pair for my mom (Chacos hurt her feet ) and I gotta say, Teva always rocks with making super comfortable soles. The only cons I have are that when you get these wet they can be slippery so tighten them down, and also when wet they take forever to dry out it seems. I got them in the Eiffel Tower color and am a fan, except the sole of them I wish were darker, maybe black, since they seem to get dirty and stain really easily. However, I am going to purchase another pair and think if you like to run around in the mountains or lakes but want a reliable shoe grab at the Lux!

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ashley bwrote a review of on August 17, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Size Purchased: 5

These are great, made from "yoga mat" material so it is nice and squishy. I love the design of these and the material straps are a nice break from a traditional flip flop. I get a lot of compliments on these (and now I am seeing way more women wearing them) and I feel like they are versatile to wear with pretty much anything, even on the way to yoga! I read the reviews and it said that they run large, I am normally a 6 and got a size 5. While the length of the soles are perfect I do feel like the straps were a tad tight until I broke them in. Wish they came in 1/2 sizes since that would have fit me just right.
-P.S I totally threw these in the washing machine the other day just to see how they would hold up, came out clean with no issues but I let them air dry.

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ashley bwrote a review of on August 17, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
Size Purchased: 36

I was very new to this brand, never owned a Birkenstock before in my life, however always wanted one. I've always been hesitant on the price (I am super cheap) however once they arrived in and I tried them on I understood. Everything about these was made with quality materials and durably put together. I am a size 6 so I had ordered a 37 but my feet were swimming and I had to tighten them all the way down. So I exchanged for a 36 and they fit perfectly. I am glad I didn't go with the traditional Birkenstock style look, this is still cute but slightly different design and buckles down so you can walk for a while with them. I recently took them to Rome and walked around everywhere all day long (sometimes 8 miles a day!) and in the 100 degree weather these were super comfortable and didn't make my feet hot. All in all, super impressed and now scoping out a few more styles to purchase.

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ashley bwrote a review of on August 17, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I recently purchased the Limelight 3, it is very easy to set up and even has the poles color coordinated to help you. The footprint comes included and is a super nice feature since it is fitted to the tent specifically. Spent 3 days in Escalante, Utah and it rained off and on the whole time but everything stayed nice and dry thanks to the rain fly that buckles into the tent. The large vestibule is great and was nice not having to bring wet shoes into the tent. The reflective cords on the corners of the tent were a nice feature as well. I highly recommend this tent to everyone since the quality and durability will go through many years of good use.

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ashley bwrote a review of on July 12, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: 6

Quite possibly every single woman's most favorite pair out their. I think I lost count on how many I have now, I keep purchasing these for my mom (she has pretty sensitive feet and toes and really likes the feel of these flops) The straps don't hurt and the mush material molds to your feet and really does feel great. They have some great quality materials that last for a while and you can seriously put them through the test, I have hiked in them, gone to the ocean, rode some cruiser bikes, traveled well you get the idea basically they can go anywhere and they stay on your feet thanks to the extra straps. At the great price once you wear through your first pair just go onto the next, plus they make them in so many different colors to choose from. I dont think I can honestly say I have had any issues with mine, they made a great product. SOLD!

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