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Emily Forsdick

Emily Forsdick

, Gearhead

Utah

Emily Forsdick's Passions

Running
Biking
Yoga
Hiking & Camping
Skiing
Fly Fishing

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 June 12, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Perfect for backpacking this pad packs down to smaller than most water bottles. It is light as a feather and it remains firm all night! the spread out design supports the sleeper in every place they need to be supported. Even though it is ultra thin i never feel the floor on my hip. I am a side sleeper and would still recomend.

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on June 12, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is the perfect blanket for staying warm while camping. Need a way to turn that 15 degree bag into a 0 degree bag? Well you have found it! One of the best additions to a cold weather camp set, this blanket packs down to a very small size (just about the size of a nalgene) and it can be kept packed that way.

Dont wear around a fire! i had to repair my blanket due to sparks!

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on February 18, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: 4

Mammut is a leader in technical apparel. With their European design, the wearer can expect to stand out.
If you are looking for sleek, flexible, and durable bibs these are the bibs for you. Three layers of gortex protect you from getting wet, and the suspension keeps the pants high and you dry. The fit of the pants flatters the figure, so even when you are layered up you get to look your best.
I wear a size 4 in women's, and I wore a size 4. They were pretty snug, with the euro cut they tend to run slightly smaller. I would recommend sizing up for comfort.

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on February 18, 2019

Technical Fasion
5 5

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

This jacket was part of a demo fleet that my company has for the employees to use. I used it for a weekend at Bear Lake and loved it so much that I bought it the following week.
Arc'teryx is a brand renowned for their state of the art, top of the line performance pieces. With the Sentinel LT they did not skimp out.
The jacket has many pockets to store all of your inbound skiing needs. Two large chest pockets, and two large hip pockets. It is sleek and stylish, with some bright colors so you are not lost in the crowds. The length is unique to Arc'teryx as well, usually they boast shorter cuts, but with this coat they let it hang low. The jacket falls to right around mid-thigh. I am 5'4" on a good day and the small sat right there. With the small, I was also able to layer with my base layers, and a stout mid layer with plenty of room to breathe.
While being a 3layer gortex piece, and completely bombproof, it breathes so well I can use this piece for touring as well. I'll be the most stylish gal on the hill. Can't wait to get my jacket and get into the backcountry!

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on February 15, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

No one can go wrong with a hydroflask purchase, ever. The same quality is standard throughout their product lines. When you want a cup or thermos that keeps your hot things hot and your cold things cold, there is a clear industry leader.
These 22 oz cups are great to toat around a tall glass of water or steep a nice cup of tea. When purchased with the straw lid it is a great everyday water cup! there are even some folks out there using the straw with their cups of coffee to reduce the amount of staining on the teeth. Nice work!

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on January 28, 2019

5 5

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

I bought these pants with the hopes of finding a pant that i can at the flip of a coin leave my office and go for a hike or practice some yoga. These pants fit the bill.
they are slouchy and comfortable while still flattering my figure. The material is light and breathable and seems to be pretty resilient to scratch and tears. They fit a little on the loose side, however, the elastic waistband keeps them snug at the waist. The waistband is a mid-rise so hits my body right beneath the navel. If you like a more form-fitting pant I would size down.
Patagonia is known for their excellent standard throughout their line of clothing, and this pant is a testament to that model. Not only does Patagonia pay close attention to details that an active person would love to see, they also stand for so many environmental efforts that we can all be excited about. I do not see a need for another pair of slouchy and functional pants. :D

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on January 25, 2019

4 5

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

This is a great slope to shop baselayer. The button details give it an urban look so you can shed the shell and look super swell. The material is super soft, and no need for undershirts. I chose the green and it compliments many of my casual outfit choices.
It is a lightweight baselayer for optimal layering. The wool keeps you warm when wet, and it will never be stinky.

I normally wear a Small, but i ordered a Medium. It fits loose and that is the way i like my garments. If you like to have a more tight fit, purchase your regular t-shirt size.

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on December 28, 2018

5 5

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

I gave these as a gift to my boyfriend. He absolutely loves them. He wanted a waterproof winter dress boot that looks good and performs well. We found them.
he wears them to all the cool holiday things we attend, and they keep him warm and from slipping on ice.

He has normal volume feet and we ordered true to size.

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on December 14, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I started mountain biking in trail runners, and thought i could get by like that.
My more seasoned pals informed me that i needed to get this pair of shoes, and they were so right. The sole is completely sticky and when i stomp on my pedals they stick where they should. It is also very stiff for a more responsive performance, and help prevent foot fatigue.

I love mountain biking, and the first place to start is with your feet. Get these!
i wear street shoe size 6.5, and ordered a 6.5 my next pair will be a 7 to accommodate foot swelling in my ride.

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on December 14, 2018

5 5

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

I bought this shirt because i love to support my local food groups, i understand the irony of buying a shirt that is not local to my area :P. I love the color, i love the fit, and i love the material. It is so soft, and so subtle, i wear it all the time.

I wear a women's small, and i ordered a men's small, it fits pretty well, slightly baggy like a perfect T

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on December 14, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are some sticky skins!
The skis were easy to shape, and super great right out of the bag. They are medium weight, and stick very well while climbing. They almost stick too well, were they do not glide as well as other skin types. I love them though, i feel very safe and stable while i am climbing up mountains.
The clip at the back is super secure and very intuitive to use. Be careful to have the tips all the way down before you clip though, i almost damaged my ski!
I would recommend this for any person who need extra grip while climbing.

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on December 14, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are great 4 way stretch shorts. Loved the durable breathable materials. I would recommend these as a go to for any chick ripper.
I am partial to longer shorts, so these were not completely up my alley. They fit well on my hips, and did not sag or ride up while i rode. I like when my shorts hit me bellow the knee, and these hit a little ways above it, giving them a more feminine look.

I wear a size 4 pant and wore a S, it was a great fit.

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on December 14, 2018

5 5

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

These shorts were excellent. I chose the men’s cut of these shorts because I liked how long they were for biking. The material was breathable yet tough, I can tell that they can take a beating and keep me going. The pockets were nice and large to carry my phone for quick stoke photos, and were angled so I can access it while still in my bike.


I would recommend these for a go to bike short.

I’m a 5’3” woman size 4 pant and I wore a small, they were a little too big.

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on October 11, 2018

5 5

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

I bought this jacket a year and a half ago, and I am still completely in love with it.

In the winter I wear it almost every day. It has a low profile, and keeps you crazy warm. I have full length wool coats that do not keep me as warm as this jacket, it is basically magical. I love the color (Elwha) because it is more distinct than black or navy, but isn't obnoxiously bright. I wear it around the city all the time, and have used it camping/hiking and it has really done an amazing job. I've always admired Patagonia as a company, and I waited and saved to buy this jacket. This was the first time I was able to purchase one of their items, and it is worth every penny.

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on October 11, 2018

5 5

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

I bring this with me everywhere! Keeps me warm in 30 degree weather and a great layering piece for when the temperatures dip lower. Compacts down nicely in my pack for use at summits. It is also a wonderful ski touring or cold weather recreation jacket. I am 5'4", 135 lbs and the medium is roomy enough to layer underneath.

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on October 11, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Backcountry did a great job with their bike jersey here. The top fits like a casual wear top so you can wear it on your bike and off of your bike. The fabric is thick but breathes like any good jersey should. The material it is made from quickly dries and does not smell! So you can bike hard and then head out with your friends for an after ride beer.
The shirt fits really well just as it should. I wore a small and i typically wear a small.

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Emily Forsdickwrote a review of on October 11, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had not heard of On Footwear before i worked at backcountry.com, but now that i know of them I will always vouch for the brand and the shoes. I own this shoe in black and white, and i have had a number of compliments and questions when people see them. They are low key but very fashionable as far as running shoes go.
I have used them at the gym, at work, and during fencing classes, and they support my feet and my stature in every circumstance. they have enough cushion for high velocity impacts and change of direction. They would be a great road runner.
I have a 6.5 and wear a street shoe in 6.5. If i were using this for running i would suggest sizing up a half size.

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