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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 May 25, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have the 1L pot. I would like the 1.8L. Seems like I'm making tea and coffee for everyone, so a bigger pot would have worked will for me.

This is the best in the wind, for sure! So, if you're in mountain or on peaks, this is a must. Also, I recommend getting their fuel if you can. It does burner cleaner and more efficiently, and faster.

This doesn't have an igniter switch, like my minimo. But, I always take lighters, so it's not a real issue.

I do wish they would make an attachment to use a frying pan. Maybe next year.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on May 25, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the best in the wind, for sure! So, if you're in mountain or on peaks, this is a must. Also, I recommend getting their fuel if you can. It does burner cleaner and more efficiently, and faster.

This doesn't have an igniter switch, like my minimo. But, I always take lighters, so it's not a real issue.

I do wish they would make an attachment to use a frying pan. Maybe next year.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on May 25, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is fast little toughie! It will boil your water in minutes, even inthe wind. If you find yourself if the worst winds, the MSR Windburner is more efficient.

But, this has the igniter switch, which is rad. I haven't used it enough to know how long it last be fore malfunctioning or getting dirt trapped. Maybe never?!?!

Get the Sumo, if you're cooking for a crew. For 2 people, the mini mo is perfect.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on May 24, 2017

Sweet set up.
5 5

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

I got this with their water bottle. It was really easy to use. I did get a little reusable coffee filter, though. that way I could catch some of the big stuff, since the water we had was really silty with lots of small life forms. So...if you have that kind of water, take something to filter first. Then, you can use this to kill the viruses and bacteria.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on May 19, 2017

Great beginner shoe.
5 5

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

This was my first shoe. So, I got it for my sister, who is new to climbing. she did not complain once, so I'd call that a success.

This shoe performs very well, and will get anyone from a beginner to the intermediate stage.

I size these to my hiking boot size, and it was great. but, my feet are conditioned. If you are new, size up 1/2 a size. My sister wears size 9 hiking shoes, but can sometimes be an 8.5. The size nine was good for her.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on May 18, 2017

5 5

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

I demoed this on a trip in the desert. It got a little chilly, but I haven't tested this to the max temp. But, it was really warm during the chilly desert night. It packs up small and easily.

The straps on the back secure it to your sleeping bag. This is a very awesome feature. I would not hesitate to recommend this bag for summer backpacking.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on May 17, 2017

Go to all the Places
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a classic stove. Easy to use, just make sure you prime it right. It's light and the fuel lasts for many, many meals. I have not run out of fuel, for 7 day trips. I fried eggs on this and it's fine, doesn't burn, so the settings are manageable.

I think getting MSR fuel is worth the extra money. It burns cleaner and last longer.

Go places!

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Emily Jensonposted an image about on May 17, 2017

Sizing options

I am normally a 38.5 in most La Sportiva shoes. These fit well in the 38. I could smash my foot into a 37.5, if I wanted a lot of performance, for boulder problems or shorter routes.

This is similar to the Katana that I adore. But, smearing will be better on these, since they are soft from in the middle for more flex. If you're tough, I think these would be a nice Katana-alternative (or katernative) for an aggressive multi-pitch sport shoe.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on May 16, 2017

Love!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This pack is perfect! The fit is spot on (got a medium with a 17.5 inch torso) and the air flow was so nice to have, in the desert.

This size is nice because I can take it on longer or shorter trips. for shorter trips, I just take off the lid and the top closes up securely. For long trips, I leave the lid attached. I'm also really stoked for the daypack. The lid easily turns into a daypack that will hold your hydration reservoir. So, it's perfect for all adventures.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on May 16, 2017

Comfortable
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a comfortable pack with lots of features. I demoed this in a small, for my son, who is just 14 and only 5'5. I think he could have used the XS. But, it still worked for him and he didn't complain about the fit.

The daypack in the lid is really awesome, which we used a lot. He was able to fit all the gear he needed for a 3 night trip, with plenty of room to spare for added things like a speaker or camp lights. The 65 liter is the sweet spot between a big pack and an over night summer backpack.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on May 16, 2017

Comfortable and huge.
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got this for my tall nephew. He is 6'1 with a 20 inch torso. This one size fits all was very comfortable for him. I've put him in others that he has complained about. This is the first pack that he was happy with.

There is not a removable daypack in the top lid. He was bummed, but it costs a lot more, so just depends on your budget. I do use the daypack on mine.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on May 16, 2017

5 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: 9.0

I worn these on a light canyoneering trip. It involved rock climbing, hot sand walking, and travelling through water. These were so perfect. I'm really happy I had them. Everyone else complained about their shoes, but me.

When we were in deep water, some silt did get inside, but it wasn't a lot and didn't stop me walking. They didn't weigh me down and dried very quickly. I don't feel like the river and streams I was in had particularly slippery rocks. So, I'll have to see what these are like in a bigger river, say for fishing. But, they worked a lot like climbing shoes and did grip on the rock on the descent. So, I feel confident they will be good on really slippery river rock.

I'm normally a size 9.0 in hiking and running shoes and these fit the same. So, I'd say they are true to size.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on May 15, 2017

Famous for a reason
5 5

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

It's magical, like the name. Little, but very effective. You can take it on a run and, of course, a hike or backpacking trip. It's almost like it's not even there!

The function is there: It keeps the cold water off you so you get comfortably get through the storms. It breathes very well. And the fashion is also there: It has a flattering fit and lots of colors to choose from.

But, the best part that is less talked about, is that it protects all my hair from getting soaked. Well, once I tuck it in anyway, which I did after taking this photo.

I'm normally a medium, but the small is comfortable and well, smaller. I really wanted the smallest jacket to carry, that I could get away with. So, if you are on the cusp at all, you can go either way, depending on the fit you want.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on May 9, 2017

5 5

Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 135 lbs

Protect your skin from the sun and the cold with this magical fabric. This tencel/merino mix does both! Technology just gets more and more brilliant, every day.

The nice thing about having this fabric in an infinity scarf is that you can use it like a jacket but still look nice for whatever occasion you're attending. I especially love it with dresses.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on May 9, 2017

5 5

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

This hoodie will very much keep you in a good state of mind, in pretty much all temps. It's magical. I got the infinity scarf as well, so that I can wear it with a dress and cover my arms and shoulder from the sun.

But, it will also keep you warm. So, it's piece for 4 season, which definitely increases its value.

I am 5'8, 135 pounds. The medium is what I have. The small would be more fitted, but I think this is meant to have a relaxed fit. So, choose you size based on the look you want. Size down if you want a more tailored look.

Hopefully I get a photo worthy shot of this on my backpacking trip this weekend. It is a very simple, pretty shirt.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on May 9, 2017

Dirt Eating Grin
5 5

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

I demoed this bike, as well as their Jet RDO. My smile says it all, eh? This model is a super fun bike! Really sweet on the downhill. I definitely felt in control of the bike, when I wanted to slow down. No fishing tailing here.

I didn't struggle going up either. I thought I would, but it was great on the uphill. I would enter an up hill race or anything, but it really moved. Also, the comfort and confidence you have going over rocks and trees keeps you from hesitating at all.

I would not hesitate to make this my next bike. I'm 5'8 with a 32" bike-inseam and the medium frame is perfect.

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Emily Jensonwrote a review of on May 9, 2017

All Star
5 5

Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 135 lbs

You'll put these on and not think about them again, all day. They fit really well. They are light, so there is no fatigue on your nose or temples. They also adjust quick enough that you don't know if the light is changing or not, unless a huge storm system rolls in.

I have had zero fogging issues, so that must be working as well. I have a normal face, and they fit nicely.

Note, these are not meant for use on snow. You need a spectron 3 or 4, for that.

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