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Emily Forsdick

Emily Forsdick

Gearhead

Utah

Emily Forsdick's Passions

Biking
Hiking & Camping
Running
Yoga
Skiing

Emily Forsdick's Bio

I am an outdoor enthusiast! I was born and raised in Utah, and was raised outside. My passions in life drive me to the most fun and exciting places, and activities. I have been a backpacker my whole life, and continue to venture into the wild. While in the city, I practice yoga, and frequent the climbing gym. On my days off I spend them either up skiing, or biking about the mountains. Everything is a playground, and I hope to always be able to enjoy the outdoors, and activities that bring me joy!

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on February 14, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

For any mountain venturing woman gaiters at one time or another will save your hike. These gaiters are up to the challenge any terrain, and any weather will throw at them. From hiking in rocky wet mountain paths, to snowshoeing through the snow these gaiters have an answer for it all.
Gore-Tex helps to keep your feet and pants dry and warm while you bustle through the terrains, and the cordura helps to keep them durable against your gear and the mountain.
These fit true to size for any normal volume individual. If you have large calves due to your awesome adventures size up. If not then go with your normal body measurements. I went with a small and am happy with that size option. I have normal body measurements, and my calves are not large.

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on February 13, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Lowa has the most comfortable stiff boot out there. The foot bed frame and support allows you to trek with a heavy pack for many miles without fatigue. Lowa uses the Monowrap Construction which cradles your foot and remains rigid. The addition of Gore-Tex allows the wearer to tromp through anything without pause. Waterproof and windproof allows the wearer to use these boots in all seasons, so winter camping is a breeze, with the right socks of course. Teaming up with vibram gives these boots the added traction that other boots may not have.
I usually wear a 6.5 in shoes. In backpacking boots i always recommend to purchase a half size above normal street shoes to allow for swelling and thicker socks.

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on February 13, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been using these gloves for a number of years now, and i have always been happy with their performance. They are practical with the durability of the materials used, and the insulation is pretty good! I would say these gloves work well with the addition of a thermal glove liner on the very cold days. The use of Gore-Tex in the design make them completely waterproof, and windproof which is a must have for your hands. Although they are better used with the addition of the glove liner on very cold days, they are excellent stand alone pieces that would be slightly too warm on spring skiing days!

I purchased a size Small, and my tiny hands find this to be the perfect size. I normally buy smalls, and would recommend purchasing the size you normally do.

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on February 13, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

Gore has done a fantastic job with this jacket design. It is sleek and stylish in addition to its wonderful practicality. The new technology "shakedry" is a fantastic addition to the Gore-Tex line. It is soft to the touch, almost velvety, and very thin and lightweight. The inside of the jacket is not unpleasant on your skin, and is completely waterproof, and windproof. The jacket has two hand pockets large enough for a phone and wallet, or whatever else you would like to take with you.
I tried the jacket's performance on a run, and was impressed with it's breath-ability. The day i ran with this jacket was cold, and windy, because of the conditions i believe the jacket kept me warm enough the entire time. If the day had been warm however this jacket may have become a little bit warm. I recommend this piece for cool weather running climates.
I chose the Lava Grey color variant of the women's line, and it was very aesthetically pleasing. The color accents were bright and perfect for road running or biking.
I normally wear a Small, and i chose a small in this jacket. I wore a lightweight running shirt underneath my jacket, and it fit well. If i wished to put a more insulated jacket underneath this piece I would have needed to size up.

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on February 13, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: S

Marmot did an excellent job with these pants. They are sleek, and simple which aid in their diverse applications. I have used these on numerous occasions while biking in weather, and even ski touring on nice spring days. The Gore-Tex layer is all you need for complete breath-ability while exercising, while still keeping your legs dry and able to keep going.

Along your legs are a full zip which is laminated to keep you dry when you want to be, but allow you to completely unzip to let out some built up heat if you need. These pants have no pockets which could be bothersome to some individuals, however i enjoy the no bells and whistles approach.
Overall these pants are a great addition to any outdoor lady's adventure kit!

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on January 18, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This mat is the cream of the crop, the most versatile and longest lasting out of any others i have tried. It has a non slip surface which can be used in room temperature classes, or in outdoor environments. With the purchase of a Manduka yoga towel this mat is ideal in hot classes as well. This mat is equipped with a textured bottom also which helps to keep it in one place during a vinyasa flow.
The pro differs from other mats with its thickness, and stiff rubber. Each of these features help to not only protect your joints while practicing, but aid to the longevity of life for the mat. There are different width and length options available. For advanced yogies the long or extra long options are ideal so that you can extend to your edge and hold it there.

I recommend this mat

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on January 18, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 130 lbs

Purchased these as a Christmas gift for my dad. He asked for them specifically because of the wide toebox, and the durable sole. Keen has been around for a long time and it shows with the quality in these slippers. Built to last, and in any environment.

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on January 18, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: S

This top is a casual slouchy top. It was designed to fit baggy and slightly large. It is cute, and casual, but due to the fit i am not happy with the size selection i went with. For my taste and size i should have purchased an XS.

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on November 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: 2

Prana never lets us down! These pants are sleek and stylin. They are perfect for an outdoor gal who wants a pant that you can end up in an adventure wearing. They are water resistant and stretch pretty well, these pants are intended for casual wear, but could be worn on a small outdoor venture. They are high wasted and fit true to a Prana pant. In every Prana pant I size down. I normally wear a 4 and purchase a 2 in this brand.

I keep getting compliments on this pant :)

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on November 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

This bra was one of my favorite purchases. It is comfy, soft and keeps me feeling supported. Icebreaker thought of more than just function with this piece. It also has a flare of fashion. The cut is very flattering and can be worn under a vneck style shirt.

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on November 9, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

These panties are soft, and stylish. They are high-waisted so they will come up almost to your navel. I like them alot, and anticipate that they are going to be great during exercise.

I ordered a small, and usually wear a small, they fit great

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on November 9, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The first day i wore these shoes to the office, almost every person had a positive remark to share about them. "these are by far the coolest shoes in the building". They are cute, comfy and draw a crowd.
They are slightly large due to the slipper nature of the shoe. The foot bed is accurate to size, but the width is a bit on the wide side. They are warm, and the grip becomes a little better after one use.

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on November 9, 2017

5 5

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

Gave this as a gift to my mother and it has changed her life. She loves the alerts that let her know to get to her phone for a phone call or text. She also loves how easy the buttons are to navigate and toggle between the different functions. Overall she only uses about 20% of the watch's function, however she will eventually understand how to use all of the functions.

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on October 2, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: 6

Take your yoga mat with you everywhere? Yes please! These sandals are super comfy, and are easy to put on and take off. They look great with your yoga tights, and keep your yogie brain buzzing all day.
From the studio to the street these shoes are stylish and comfy. They fit true to size, and have a slightly narrow foot bed. I bought the Coral color, and it looks as bright and happy as the picture illustrates.

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on August 28, 2017

4 5

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

These bowls are the perfect collapsible Tupperware for camping! When they collapse they stack together nicely when collapsed, and are dishwasher safe! The materials used are much safer for travel in backpacks verses simple ziplocks baggies.

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on July 31, 2017

5 5

As always Osprey delivered an awesome pack. The quality of material's used and the amount of functionality is unparalleled. The one downfall can actually be considered a positive, the pack is on the smaller side but that helps because I normally overpack and bring unnecessary luxuries. The hydration feature is perfect with its accessibility and magnet attachment. This pack is a day hiker's/mountain biker's best friend

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on July 31, 2017

5 5

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

I gave this to my mega cool super strong sister! She is a great climber already, but wanted an extra little way to improve her performance on the wall. She is excited to use the different sized holes, and different spaces to improve her form while climbing big walls.

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on July 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

My dog is aging, but she is still more than capable of keeping up with me! Her spirit is strong, but her feets are not! She never had tender paws until the past year. Any temp from warm to cool will get her ticklers all prickly. So i bought these non insulated pup shoes for her! She loves them, and they stay on when she goes about running through the trees. The scrunchy top doesnt hurt her when removing them (she is scruffy). I cannot wait to see them in action in the winter. Protection is key.

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