jessica mcferran

jessica mcferran

Utah - The Canyons, Brighton, Snowbird, Uintas, Moab.

jessica mcferran's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Running
Yoga

jessica mcferran's Bio

Backcountry.com’s Gearheads are your instant connection to gear knowledge. They’re passionate outdoor experts hell-bent on helping you find the right ski, saddle, or pro. Follow their adventures and exploits.

Here is some information about me. I am an avid snowboarder. I have been enjoying the powder of the Wasatch range for the past 10 years. I really enjoy a good tree run or short hike to get the untouched goods :) I dabble in park a little bit, but stay mostly in the powder any chance I get.
I love camping, hiking, and backpacking around the lakes of the Uintas.

I’d love to answer your gear related questions. Here is how you can contact me : jstosich@backcountry.com

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jessica mcferran wrote a review of on January 10, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great shovel, really strong so I'm confident in it's ability to work well , quickly. It's not too heavy and fits in my 32 liter pack. The only thing, I wish the handle telescoped down into the blade, but it doesn't, it only detaches.

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jessica mcferran wrote a review of on January 10, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great pack, it is large enough to carry a lot of gear, but not too big that it's obnoxious. It has a ski/snowboard carry, waist belt, shovel pocket, gear loops, enough pockets for accessories. It fits all my avalanche survival gear well and I can throw in a pair of snow boots and a couple of layers. It's really strong and lightweight.

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jessica mcferran wrote a review of on January 10, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was so mad when the toe strap snapped off my cobrasharks. I was pretty happy to find these, usually replacement parts are cheap and not as good as the original. But these are really good, just as good as the Cobrashark ones. Easy to put on the bindings. At first I thought they didn't come with screws but they were taped on the inside of the box. Sneaky.

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jessica mcferran wrote a review of on December 12, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift
Fit: Runs small

These are great pants for skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, working outside in winter, snowshoeing... Pretty much anything that you can do outside in the snow. They are very durable, not too heavy, warm, and waterproof. They do fit a little small. Husband is a size 36" waist and XL fits perfectly. Great necessity to his winter lifestyle. He loves them.

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jessica mcferran wrote a review of on November 22, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are super cute. I wanted slippers that I can wear in public if I need to run somewhere real quick. These get the job done, they look like shoes. You can fold over the top to have the fur show. The fur is really thin, so the inside doesn't give you that cushiony fluffy feeling that most slippers give. I wish they were a little warmer, but they're great for casual around the house use. They look like real leather. Sizing is true I usually wear 8/8.5 and ordered the 8.0 and they fit perfect.

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jessica mcferran wrote a review of on November 12, 2013

4 5

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

This is a great balaclava for Utah. It isn't extra warm, which is good here because we have relatively warm winters. It keeps the wind away though and fits perfect under my helmet. The mouth piece is great for breathing without having to always try to dig your face into your jacket. Sizing is perfect. It's a great piece for stormy days.

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jessica mcferran wrote a review of on November 12, 2013

5 5

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

This belt is great. It's SO STRONG. I feel like it will last forever. It fits true to size, according to the size chart. The tools are so handy to have on your belt when you don't want to carry around a pocket tool. I love this belt.

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jessica mcferran wrote a review of on November 1, 2013

4 5

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

I like this shirt a lot, but it isn't quite what I expected. It fits pretty small. I ordered up a size because I wanted it to be baggy for riding, and it's fitted in a larger size. I usually wear a large and got XL 5'8" DD size 10 pants.
The material is really really soft, I love that! It's also water repellent. The sleeves are standard sleeves, no cuffs or buttons. It's really cute on, just not what I expected but I still love it.

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jessica mcferran wrote a review of on October 22, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great headlamp. Seems to last forever on one set of batteries. Really lightweight and not bulky or obtrusive. Perfect for hiking, night walking the dogs, riding a bike at night (fits over my helmet), looking at anything in the dark. Two brightness settings is great. Great headlamp. Great price, too.

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jessica mcferran wrote a review of on October 22, 2013

5 5

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

I love this jacket! It is so great. It's really low profile, really lightweight, very warm, and flattering. I want one in every color. I can wear this alone on really cold winter days if I'm moving around (walking the dogs, hiking, xc-skiing...) But I usually wear a shell over it if I'm not moving around too much. It fits true to size, I purchased a size Large (5'8" 38" chest, 30" waist) I love it.

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jessica mcferran wrote a review of on October 4, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

This is a really comfortable hoody, lightweight material but it isn't see-through. Has a looser fit making it extra cozy. Fits true to size if you want it looser, size down if you want it more fitted. Really subtle pattern that's cute! I love the cowl neck, adds a little flare to it.

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