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Alison S

Alison S

Salt Lake City, UT

Alison S's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Skiing
Running
Yoga

Alison S's Bio

Born and raised in the Midwest, I moved to Utah in my early teens and haven't been able to get enough of the mountains since. I don't think I've gone on more than one trip where it hasn't rained on my campsite at least once, but that's part of what stokes my love for braving new terrains with my trusty tent. I've recently started backpacking, and rock climbing, both of which are helping me to expand my horizons from overcoming my fear of heights to helping me better instill a need for minimalism in my life.

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Alison Swrote a review of on June 13, 2018

4 5

This is the perfect leash to go with the Knot-a-collar that I got for my lab mix puppy. It’s easy to unclip but can lock if I need it to. Dries quickly if she drags it throuvh puddles and withstands chewing if left within her reach. Overall a pretty grear leash.

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Alison Swrote a review of on May 20, 2018

4 5

Got this harness at the urging of my friends so I can start climbing with them outdoors. After trying on several models this was the one i found that fits my waist and thighs the most comfortably. I’m very quad-dominate so my thighs are on the bigger side and I had trouble finding any other harness that adjusted to fit me this well.

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Alison Swrote a review of on May 2, 2018

4 5

Bought this in a small for my 3 month old Lab mix and it’s honestly a little big. Luckily there’s room for her to grow more before i have to get a bigger size. Still adjusting it to wearing it while walking it around the yard, but taking it on our first hike soon. So far it’s fit great and hasn’t caused any mobility issues.

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Alison Swrote a review of on May 1, 2018

5 5

Bought this collar the moment I got the okay on my latest rescue pup and I am BEYOND IMPRESSED. The rope is a bit stiff at first when trying to get the corret sizing but breaks in quickly. The pup quickly adjusted to wearing the collar and it’s the perfect look for wvery activity from hiking to running in the dog park. Will definitely be buying the next size up when she grows more.

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Alison Swrote a review of on January 31, 2018

4 5

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

Purchased this to replace the helmet I've been rocking for the past couple seasons that was definitely a bit small. When I measured to get my size I ended up right between a medium and a large. I chose to go with the large and ended up with the perfect size after some slight fit adjustments. Wasn't able to wear my beanie under it, but the padding kept my head and ears plenty warm.
Overall a solid helmet for $90

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Alison Swrote a review of on December 26, 2017

4 5

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

Bought these for my dad for Christmas to replace a pair of old full finger Pearls from a few years ago. He's stoked to break these out on his next ride and had the following to say:
"These are awesome, the padding is great, and the etip is a cool feature"

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Alison Swrote a review of on December 26, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My sister and I have always teased my dad for wearing this hat to soccer games, camping, hiking, and in general outdoor activities as we grew up. BUT I tried it on this past summer, and decided that it was time I get in on the sun hat game. This hat is awesome, the brim is super wide, it's well vented, and the back covers your full neck.
Honestly can't believe I didn't discover this gem sooner.

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Alison Swrote a review of on December 18, 2017

5 5

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

I already owned the 60 L version of this bag, but decided it was a bit bulky for a weekend or carry on only trips. Cut to this 45 L option, and I have never had a bag that has so quickly surpassed my expectations. I bought this in anticipation of some upcoming trips, but got to put it to the test this past weekend on a road trip to Denver. I was able to stash 3 days worth of clothes, my down jacket, laptop, chargers, snacks, and an extra pair of shoes- all with room to spare. This bag truly is a Black Hole.

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Alison Swrote a review of on December 18, 2017

4 5

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

I bought these for my Dad as he was upgrading the components on his bike.
He says:
"Definitely prefer the sintered over the organic brakes I've been using, and upgrading to disk brakes has been a total game changer. Can't wait to test these out when the weather clears up."

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Alison Swrote a review of on October 5, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These were my first pair of Birkenstocks that I ever purchased and let me tell you, they started a bit of an obsession. I originally bought these in brown, and within a month I bought a second pair in navy. Comfortable even after a 10 hour day running around campus, and stylish enough to wear with a sundress and go to casual parties. these sandals can really do it all.

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Alison Swrote a review of on October 5, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought my pair earlier this summer, and after using them for a while I'm finally able to give my verdict. These sandals are great, same teva comfort I'm used to with the universals, straps are a good length; but the part that sits between your toes drives me nuts. It's made out of the strap material and is a little too long for how tall my foot is so my toes rub and it gets uncomfortable after a while. That all being said i really do like these sandals.

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Alison Swrote a review of on October 5, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this bra along with a pair of the matching bottoms and let me tell you these not only look amazing, but they feel amazing. I wear this bra all the time, it's really comfortable, the straps are cue enough that if the show through a top it's not a huge deal, and the padding in the cups is removable. After having some not so great experiences with Patagonia bras in the past I'm ecstatic I decided to give them another go with this one.

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Alison Swrote a review of on October 5, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I recently bought this bottle in Mint, which is a super cute blue color! This is my second hydroflask bottle so I thought I knew what to expect, but they seem to get better every time! My bottle came with an extra straw in it which is great because I tend to lose them while washing my bottles.
Pros:
Ice cold water for HOURS
great colors
best working pop up straw in recent memory
durable

cons:
sealing gasket in lid can become loose or come out leading to spills (this is super rare)

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Alison Swrote a review of on September 15, 2017

4 5

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

These socks are great, soft, good .length, awesome pattern. The reason I gave there 4/5 is because the pattern is printed on, not woven through as I thought when ordering. This leads to the pattern getting separated and spaced awkwardly. Outside of these being printed I really love these socks.

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