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Emily Jenson

Emily Jenson

, Gearhead

Utah and Idaho

Emily Jenson's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Skiing
Climbing
Running
Yoga
Paddling
Snowshoeing
Biking
Fly Fishing

Emily Jenson's Bio

I'm a Utah native and love being outside. I want to help everyone do the same! Let me know how I can help you get and stay outside. You can shoot me an email, or give me a call.

My list of favored activities is ostensibly endless, so, there's a good chance I've got you covered! I climb, ski, run, kayak, bike, backpack, fly-fish, attempt yoga and snowshoe.

I'm looking forward to working with you.

You can reach me at:
801.746.7587
ejenson@backcountry.com

Emily Jenson

Emily Jensonwrote a review of on April 16, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I fly fish a few times a year. I wanted a good waders, but investing in the highest end options didn't make sense for me. I looked at a few entry level options and put my money on the Redington Willows. I have been super pleased with the fit. I followed the size chart suggestion and the medium is just right, even with my long legs. The stocking feet are a tiny bit snug on my size 9.0 feet, but it doesn't cause me any discomfort and fits nicely in my wading boots. If you have size 10 feet or more, keep that in mind.

I am stoked on the big pocket and the belt. In fact, those are must haves, in my opinion! They safely store your sunnies, sunscreen, gaiters, line, extra flies, and more. Plus, I think they are cute, for waders.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on March 9, 2019

Warm and well-fitting
5 5

Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

I have been using these in the resort and the backcountry. I'm extremely happy with them. They are very warm. I just wear a light base layer, and I'm golden. I have used a synthetic and a merino. I was nervous that the merino would catch on the fleece, but it was fine.

The fit is spot on. Nice and snug, doesn't move around. I love the stretch for ski touring, as it makes for a long stride.

For the resort, I think they are pretty perfect for all weather, except a day of heavy storming, because they are not water proof. On warmer days in the backcountry, they are technically too warm, but I'm not complaining as I don't like to get cold.

I don't mind the minimal pockets, probably because I have the Brigadine jacket that has all the pockets you could ever need, plus two. So, I'm cool with that. A thigh pocket is always nice for your phone, but could also weigh the pants down. So, I'm chill with how these are designed.

The fit is spot on. I'm a medium typically and they fit like a glove.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on March 9, 2019

These go to Eleven
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

"When you need that extra push over the cliff," take this jacket. I'm completely obsessed. It's not meant for the backcountry because it's burly, so a bit big to stuff in your pack. But,it does fit in my pack without too much trouble, so I keep taking it.

It is such and comfortable and bomber jacket. I can get away with just a base layer under this, on a lot of days. The million pockets make me wicked happy. It an organizers dream! Plus, I like not having one big heavy pocket that's stuffed with everything. Spreading it all out between the pockets keeps the jacket's shape, and keeps it balanced.

The powder skirt is nice, as is the long length and high collar. The design is absolutely gorgeous.

Movement is easy and natural. The cuffs are highly adjustable. So, you can put your gloves under or over. I have gauntlets on my gloves, so I really like how tightly you can secure the wrists straps. My gauntlets go over them, with ease.

And then back to the epic pocket situation. There is a pocket on the sleeve that you can velcro your pass in, and has a goggle wipe. Ah, such luxury. All the amenities!

The sizing is true, for what the jacket intends. But, you could size down if you wanted a little different, trimmer look. But this jacket is intended to be long, and relaxed. So I stuck with my normal medium size.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on March 7, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: 6

I'm very impressed with this suit. It's extremely flattering and holds it's shape well. I love it and I am keeping it. I gave 4 stars because I haven't put it through the wringer yet.

For sizing, I fit well in the size 6. My measurements, according to their chart, fall between the small and the medium, which is right because I am a shmedium, so that's normal. But, I do fall in the category of the size 6 for the hips, and everything else looks good, so I kept the 6. I hope that helps!

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on February 14, 2019

Versatile
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

I demoed this jacket quite a bit, but didn't get a photo of me in it, for some reason. Oh wait, I did find a photo from a video I was making. It's not a good one, but I will post it anyway.

I found this insulated jacket really handy on the cold days. The warmth was just about right. I run a bit hot, so this would be more for the single digits days for me. But, i liked that I could unzip the insulated layer on the inside, to let out some heat, when I got too hot.

The only issue I had, and not sure that it's even an issue, was that cold air would good right the zipper, because it the zipper lapel doesn't go all the way down. This could bother some I guess, but the jacket is clearly also doubling as a stand alone shell, so a cover over the zipper, wouldn't make sense.

I am a schemdium. With this jacket, I would say I was definitely a medium. If you want a bigger ski jacket look and fit, then you should be able to size up. Otherwise, follow the size chart and go with that.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on February 14, 2019

A fine product
5 5

Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

The quality of these pants is noticeable right away. It's a hard shell, but still has a pretty soft feel. I liked the fit. Not too tight, but not baggy either. I had plenty of freedom and felt comfortable sitting on the lift as well.

They are definitely waterproof and the moisture beads right off. There's no question on the quality. I think the look and fit are the big selling points for me. Everything had a tailored look, between the jacket and the pants, but I could still ski with freedom.

So, this is a very sharp looking and will thought out piece, for crushing the slopes in any weather.

I am a schemdium. I think of my self as more of a medium, and that is definitely the case with these. I do fit the medium in their size chart, as well.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on February 14, 2019

Soft, Quiet, Dry
5 5

Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: small

Another perfect product from Houdini. This fabric is really soft, moves well, and stays quiet. I was in some good storms with it, and kept perfectly dry. The water doesn't bead off the same as other hard shells, but I was totally dry and I love how quiet the soft fabric is.

The fit is true to size. I am a schmedium and the small fit well for both the jacket and the bibs. If I wanted a baggier fit, I could have sized up on the jacket, but not the bibs.

I had all the pockets I needed. I liked the chest pockets. There are no hand pockets, but I realized I didn't really need, them. That was interesting, but I can't say it's a issue. It actually makes for a really streamlined fit.

I demoed this jacket, but would purchase it if I could. I especially love how environmentally conscious these products and the company is, so I'd love to support them in those areas as well.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on February 14, 2019

Full figured bibs
5 5

Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: small

These are well thought out bibs in generally, but the zippers on the backside are the standout point for sure. They are very functional, but also flattering. Nothing else will show your curves more than these.

The fabric is soft and quiet. Everything feels like money, from the stitching to the zippers and the pocket placements. I had a pocket everywhere I wanted one. The bit thigh pockets were my favorite! I love having access to my phone, because I'm always taking photos.

I just demoed these bibs, but if I had my druthers, they would be mine. Perfection.

This photo is a little silly, but Ii think it shows the bibs pretty well.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on January 29, 2019

Definitely Runs True to Size Chart
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: small

I'm a sold size 4 US in pants. The small in these fit really well, and I'm a 5'8. So even the length was okay. I could even have filled the seat out a bit more.

I found the fit to be nice and somewhat flattering. I'm not super curvy, so if you are, I think you will find these to be very flattering.

Now for the technical side, these breathe and move fantastically. It's exactly what you want for touring. I did wear these in the resort, but that is not their intended use. However, I wasn't freezing, even though it was a cold day. I have worn other ice climbing/ski touring pants in the resort and the wind went right through them, on the chair lift. So, I think these would actually work well, for a cross over bib.

The pocket placements are perfect. Having a lot of pocket options is really important to me, so I was stoked. I had everything I wanted, except the straps for skins, like the men's have. Hopefully they add that feature to the women's next year. Not sure how much I'd use it, but I'd like to at least have the option to see.

The colors are really pretty. Not overtly bright or feminine, but still photograph well. I did note that if I didn't have the tension right on the straps, one side would slide out. But, once I got the tension right, there was no issue. Also, taking care of business is easypeasy.

I'm doing 4 stars since I'm not sure how the fabric and everything will hold up. The Lifetime Warranty is comforting, though.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on January 21, 2019

Worth Every Penny
5 5

I've had mulitple editions of the G3's and these Pomoca's really stand out. The G3's are great, for the price. They really are. But, these Pomoca's are worth every penny, if you can spare it.
They are light and the do glide. I'm not sure about the previous reviewer. Maybe there are skins that have a lot more glide than these, and I just dont' have the experience. But, I would question their climbing abilities, then.

There seems to be a tiny bit less traction climbing, than the g3 alpinist. But, just a small amount and it's worth the trade off for the glide.

I also prefer the glue on these. I can rip them off my skis, which is so awesome. It's harder on colder days, but still doable.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on January 21, 2019

Worth Every Penny
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've had mulitple editions of the G3's and these Pomoca's really stand out. The G3's are great, for the price. They really are. But, these Pomoca's are worth every penny, if you can spare it.
They are light and the do glide. I'm not sure about the previous reviewer. Maybe there are skins that have a lot more glide than these, and I just dont' have the experience. But, I would question their climbing abilities, then.

There seems to be a tiny bit less traction climbing, than the g3 alpinist. But, just a small amount and it's worth the trade off for the glide.

I also prefer the glue on these. I can rip them off my skis, which is so awesome. It's harder on colder days, but still doable.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on January 21, 2019

Glide, climb, ride
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've had mulitple editions of the G3's and these Pomoca's really stand out. The G3's are great, for the price. They really are. But, these Pomoca's are worth every penny, if you can spare it.
They are light and the do glide. I'm not sure about the previous reviewer. Maybe there are skins that have a lot more glide than these, and I just dont' have the experience. But, I would question their climbing abilities, then.

There seems to be a tiny bit less traction climbing, than the g3 alpinist. But, just a small amount and it's worth the trade off for the glide.

I also prefer the glue on these. I can rip them off my skis, which is so awesome. It's harder on colder days, but still doable.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on January 16, 2019

Tried and True
5 5

These have been great in the backcountry, but I have tested these hard in the resort, a few times this season. I was nervous, especially going fast. But, I've gotten over my fear because they are great. They have supported me in every situation.

I have yet to take any big crashes or falls, so can't speak to that. But, I'm not worried. This is a solid product.

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