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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

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on January 12, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: 9.0

I got these for my husband. They are gorgeous.

He is typically a 9.0, sometimes a 9.5. So, I got both sizes. The 9.0 is definitely the right size. There may be a little extra in the length, but this seems to be for style. It will not get in the way.

You will love these boots. The value you get for $159.95 is awesome. They definitely look like a pricier piece of footwear.

If you know you have a very narrow foot, you can possibly size down 1/2 a size. But, if you have a normal or wide foot, just do your normal shoe size and then will fit like a glove, in no time.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on December 26, 2017

Such a good deal!
5 5

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

I scored with this baselayer outfit. I didn't expect such nice quality and fit, for this price. If you don't buy two sets now, trust me, you will, once you try on the first pair. The fabric feels amazing and the waistband is thick, and stays put. It's cute too ;) .

I would say these run very true, so just get your normal size. If you are on the cusp, go up. I'm a true medium, but can do small in some brands. I did medium in this because her merino tops are a bit snug on me in the medium, and it's a perfect fit for this style!!!

This is good for all year use, so running as well as skiing. The bottoms will also work in the gym. For cold days, I put one more layer over these pants, or wear insulated ski pants and then I'm perfect.

Win!

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on December 12, 2017

Smart breathability
5 5

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

First off, this top is very flattering . The photos don't do it justice. It's pieced together to enhance and show of your natural curves. So, it's crucial that you have this on if you need to impress someone, at the top of the skin track. Just don't let them take a photo of you while you're in the middle of eating.. ;)

But more important than the aesthetics, this design gives you a full range of movement, without displacing the shirt. It has a good length too, so you don't have to worry about it riding up and exposing skin.

This mapping on this is extremely well-thought-out, for both warmth and breathability. It's not my thickest base layer, but it's the one I want to get sweaty in. This will be your first choice for hard hikes, cold runs, and every ski tour. It breathes really well, while providing some warmth and protection from the elements.

Make sure you wear this next to skin. I wore a base layer under it, on a colder day. But, that just prevented the shirt from working properly and I just got soaked. So, keep this one next to body, so you don't soak up your clothes with sweat, and catch a chill.

I have between using this for ski touring and hiking, but also in the resort. It's easy to work up a sweat in the restort, and the last thing you want is to be sweaty on the chair lift. So basically, I've been living in this base layer, this season. It's doesn't easily stink up, which is a HUGE PLUS!

The fit is perfect for me and really comfortable. I'm typically a medium and got a medium in this. Base layers are often a little too tight and short and in the waist, for me. But, this is spot on, in the medium size. I'm 5'8, 135lbs.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on December 12, 2017

4 5

Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 135 lbs

If there is such a thing a too warm in a jacket, this would win. But there is no such thing in my world. This coat is so WARM! I love it!! And it is instantly warm, unlike down which takes longer to warm up. I sized down on this, which I normally do for mid layers. At 5 foot 8 and 135 pounds, Im a solid medium in ski jackets, but the small is perfect in this one! And the turquoise color is even better in person. I gave it 4 stars because I do not know how it will wash or last. I will have to update this later.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on November 24, 2017

4 5

If there is such a thing a too warm in a jacket, this would win. But there is no such thing in my world. This coat is so WARM! I love it!! And it is instantly warm, unlike down which takes longer to warm up. I sized down on this, which I normally do for mid layers. At 5 foot 8 and 135 pounds, Im a solid medium in ski jackets, but the small is perfect in this one! And the turquoise color is even better in person. I gave it 4 stars because I do not know how it will wash or last. I will have to update this later.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on November 17, 2017

5 5

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

The Ghost Whisperer is incredibly light, durable and warm, for it's size. Tried and true, it's one of the top picks for a highly-packable insulating piece.

For sizing, decide how you want it to fit first. I usually size down for these minimalist down pieces because it's meant to be worn close to body and as a mid-layer. I mindlessly ordered the medium because I"m a medium in most shirts and jacket and fit the measurements for a medium. It definitely fits me. It's long and relaxed, but I wish I would have gotten the small, so that it would layer better under a jacket and pack down smaller.

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Emily Jensonposted an image about on November 16, 2017

Greeting from the South Pole

Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica -90° South for the win!! I'm really honored/glad to have made it down here if ya can't tell haha.

This is a medium, and at 6'4" 170ish it fits a little loose, but that just means there's room for layering. Both the body and sleeve length is plenty long even for me though, so that's a big win. There are an insane amount of pockets on that thing BTW.

It was roughly -55 to -60°F with wind chill at the time I was out there for pictures, but as long as I have big red it's fine with a 260 or even just a 200 weight base layer.

This jacket is what I also wore to venture down into the ice tunnels which are apparently around -60°F AMBIENT. Stupid cold... Forgot my face mask/neck gaiter/buff/whatever ya wanna call it, so it got kinda hard to talk, and my nose was freezing, but eh... Like I said.

Big red is plenty warm for anything in Antarctica, assuming you have the rest of yourself taken care of. lol

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on November 15, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

This jacket is crazy effective for both warmth and breathability. Oh, and comfort too!

For how light it is, it's super warm. When you think you need a heavy fleece, you don't, you just need this piece. And on top of that, if breathes extremely well, because of the smart fleece-mapping.

This is my trusty pick for everything!!! Skiing, touring, mountain biking, climbing, cold-weather running and hiking. I do wish they made it will a hoodless option, because I would get that one as well.

The durability is on point. Mine still looks new, without any pilling, after two years of use.

The sizing is true. This is form-fitting, which is how it's supposed to fit. This is not a layering piece. You aren't going to put a sweater under this, you want it to be your sweater. So, go with your normal size. I'm 5'8, 135 lbs and the medium is just right.

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