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Hannah D

Hannah D

Park City, UT

Hannah D's Passions

Running
Hiking & Camping
Biking
Yoga
Paddling
Snowshoeing

Hannah D's Bio

Finding bliss and challenge in pushing the limits of my being, while forging community outside.

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Hannah Dwrote a review of on March 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: 6

Flannel seems to pass as ski-town business-caszh, which I took full advantage of this winter in Park City. The Heywood Flannel from Patagonia was a perfect addition to my winter wardrobe, usually consisting of various tech layers. It's warm and light, and fits me splendidly.

I took this flannel in a 6, versus a size 8 in the Fjord Flannel, which is a good deal thicker than the Heywood. The Heywood's cut allows it to look great both buttoned up or unbuttoned, over a dress or t-shirt. The Pinyon Stripe/Black was super versatile, too.

After 4 months of pretty consistent wear, the Heywood still looks as good as the day I bought it. I'll be looking to add a couple more to the collection next winter.

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Hannah Dwrote a review of on March 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: 8 and 6

My work as a ski technician this winter had me running all over Park City, delivering rental skis and boots, fitting boots, setting DINs in anything from a swanky condo living room to the base of PCMR. I relied on these pants to keep me warm and agile to be able to focus on my guests. The fit is a worthy update from the standard Carhartt (or wearing your bf's pair that he mysteriously "hasn't been able to find"). It's slim without feeling restrictive. The fabric has a nice amount of give to it, a bit more worn-in feeling than my coveralls, for example.

The pockets allowed me to always have my trifecta of pen-sharpie-screwdriver close at hand, yet out of the way of movement.

I have two pairs, a 6 and 8, which frankly fit pretty much the same. The 8s do stretch out worse, and end up looking a bit frumpier after a few days. A quick wash and dry (on low), and they're back in action.

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Hannah Dwrote a review of on March 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: small

I'll be honest: I've have one hoodie that I got 10 years ago, and it's cotton and comforting in all the right ways. It's also hilariously ragged at this point, and beginning to lose any "shape" it once had.

The Patagonia Text Logo Polycycle is the kind of quality hoodie I never knew I needed. I've had it for a bit over 3 months now, and it has been my go-to soft-clothes option. The men's small fits my 5'6" self pretty well, just a titch long in the torso, as to be expected. The fabric is super soft, moves well, and is durable for everything you throw at it (pb&j sandwiches included...).

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Hannah Dwrote a review of on March 31, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Patagonia had me at "bivy," always seeking that warmer, cozier layer, I was drawn to the hooded pullover design of this little number. It's been my go-to casual layer for running errands, hikes with the dog, and bopping around town.

As a technical layer, I find the cut to be a downside. It's great to layer beneath and wear as an outermost layer in town, but I find that looseness in the hip, particularly, makes it bunch oddly underneath a shell for other uses. It does best, in my opinion, as an outer-most layer.

The fit is great for me, allowing room for a hoodie underneath, while maintaining comfort. I also appreciate the length: just about butt-length on my 5'6" frame.

I'm 99% of the time a medium in Patagonia, and the same holds true for the Bivy. Even with my larger bust, sometimes a fit issue, it fits supremely well in a medium

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Hannah Dwrote a review of on March 24, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I've been an Ibex loyalist for some time, and they've truly impressed me with this super warm layer.

The fit is true, I went with a large to layer beneath as well as for comfort (though I prefer a medium fit for baselayers). It does run a little long for me, falling just below my pant-waist (I have about an 18" torso). The length on this, and the Indie Hoodie, can be a bit long for usual wear, but I find it to be very comfortable for backpacking, as the cloth falls below the bottom of a hip-belt.

The snap-front design is super cozy, almost feeling like a thick neck warmer when all the way buttoned-up. I've already been so blown away by the warmth of this layer. It feels quite thick to the touch, but moves well and packs down nicely. It's also lighter in weight than my comparable layers. I was wearing it just around the house when it first arrived, and I got too hot after a few minutes and had to take it off.

My only critique is where the bottom of the snap-buttons fall. The bottom seam hits right above my baselayer tank/sports bra, catching itself on the top of that layer. I think a longer snap in the front would add comfort and avoid this issue.

I'd recommend this for super warm casual wear, or as a mid-layer for travel/expeditions.

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Hannah Dwrote a review of on March 24, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: 34D

The original, Moving Comfort, Juno Bra was my favorite sports bra in the history of the land. It would not be an exaggeration to say that it changed how I felt about running and being active and empowered me to crush runs with my boobs safely and comfortably supported.

I'd gone through four Juno bras and was time for a replacement. Enter this latest iteration of the Juno Bra, which is now produced by Brooks. I ordered my usual size (both for regular bras, as well as each other Juno: 34D).
The first thing I noticed was that it was easier to put on than my old one (to lift over my head). Okay...this is good, I thought. But, once on, the cups fit far looser than the older version in the same size. Further, the shoulder straps are now thinner (good) but shorter (fine), which left me feeling discombobulated, trying to adjust the straps.

I did like the new narrowness of the chest band in feel, but I worry that it wouldn't hold up for the same support as the width of the older version.

Overall, I'll be exchanging this for a different size, and will have to try out a few to see which fits best. I'll report back once I find out!

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Hannah Dwrote a review of on March 19, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These foot packs were easy and quick to install (both to the fit kit I needed for my Element, as well as to my car itself). They seem sturdy and have held up well over use so far.

My one gripe is the lack of an included locking mechanism. Given that the roof rack was assembled with the same tools as an IKEA bedside table, I would like a little shoring up to make sure my roof rack doesn't disappear.

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Hannah Dwrote a review of on March 19, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My dear Toaster (a 2006 Honda Element) required the 3109 fit kit in order to rock-and-roof-rack.

There is some serious peace of mind provided by Thule's labeling even the packaging as "HONDA ELEMENT." None of the panic of staring at a wall of tiny pieces in boxes labeled "Y23489072354897" and you think, "Maybe that's the one?" Thanks, Thule!

The instructions were effective, if lacking in creativity or hilarity. One thing to note: it really is important to connect the Fit Kit to the foot packs first, and those to the crossbars, before mounting to the car. It will make things MUCH more efficient. I found sitting on the roof of my Element to be the key to success with installation.

I gave this 4 stars, as the plastic cover pieces for the Honda Element fit kit didn't seem to perfectly over the roof connecting points. Granted, this was really only noticeable from my perch atop the car, but still.

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Hannah Dwrote a review of on March 8, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

I've been so so thrilled with this piece, which I bought mainly to use as a base layer while hiking.

I'm pretty truly a medium in most things, but occasionally a large with Arc'teryx. I checked out both for size, and went with the medium, as the length suited me best. I'm average-ish height and have an average-to-short torso (18" pack size), and the medium hits me just at the hip.

The fabric has been incredibly comfortable, light but not see-though. I've used it so far running, hiking, and for travel, and it's held its shape (and smell...) exceptionally well. Overall, very thrilled with this piece, which has performed well even with the "everyday" label from Arc'teryx.

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Hannah Dwrote a review of on February 13, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

The Aspire Jacket has exceeded all my expectations so far, in our short time together. I was looking for (yet another) shell, but one that I could wear more easily from back-to-front-country for international travel, without feeling SUPER technical when I was in a pub.

Upon first impression, the fabric of the Aspire jacket really sets it apart: lghtweight and soft/comfortable to move in.
I haven't had the chance to test it in a storm, but I'm excited to be bringing it on a long backpacking trip this spring. It packs into the pocket, about the size of two fists and will add very little weight to my backpack. The Elderberry color is beautiful and true to the color in the photos above.

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Hannah Dwrote a review of on February 13, 2017

5 5

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

Hyperlite continues to impress me with their craftsmanship and attention to detail.

True to it's brand name, this backpack is the lightest 55L pack I've ever lifted. I am 5'7" and the Medium frame fits me well. Hip straps are comfortable, and I love that the chest strap placement can be changed with little effort. I have yet to take it on a longer backpacking trip, but I am looking forward to it after a few weekend getaways!

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Hannah Dwrote a review of on February 7, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: small

After 10 years, I figured it was time to replace my old fleece pants. I searched high and wide and far and near for one that could fill the very big (if now quite thin and pilled) shoes left by my first flants. I couldn't find a comparable women's pant I was happy with, hence going with this men's pant.

The Marmot Reactor pants have proven themselves well in these past few weeks, from lounging at home to chilly hut trips in the Uintas. The waist band is quite comfortable, if a tiny bit stiffer than ideal for packing. The two side pockets can hold plenty of jelly beans...or just your hands to keep them warm. The zippered pocket on the back is a nice addition, keeping my chapstick safe from the everything-eating-tundra.

I'm about 5'6", 145#, 29" waist and the men's small fits generously everywhere save the waist itself.

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Hannah Dwrote a review of on January 17, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: Women's medium

I had been on the hunt for a super light and also super warm layer to bring on backpacking expeditions and hut trips. I needed a step up in warmth from my Arc'teryx Cerium LT and ended up choosing the Patagonia Fitz Roy over the Arc'teryx Cerium SV/Ceres parkas for the price as well as fit.

The Fitz Roy has a beautifully functional fit, allowing for a few layers beneath it without feeling like the Michelin man. The hood fits well over a helmet, and the baffle at the back of the collar helps keep you super toasty.

The lightweight and compressibility of the parka makes it an easy addition to any pack to ensure warmth in any condition.

I'm 5'6" and about 140#, usually a 6-8 and the women's medium fits splendidly.

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Hannah Dwrote a review of on January 16, 2017

5 5

Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

United By Blue has swiftly taken over as my favorite casual brand. Their t-shirts are cozy, flattering, and easy to wear. The Evergreen TShirt is no exception: the beautiful print lays well and is easy to wear alone, or under a flannel without being too distracting.
The fabric is soft and wears well, even after many washes (or not enough if you're on the road).

I have mediums in UBB's "Perfect Pocket T" but went with a large in this tshirt, as it is cut a bit narrower and I wanted a slouchy fit.

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Hannah Dwrote a review of on January 16, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

The Patagonia Levitation Softshell has become my go-to layer for everything from (frigid) trail running and nordic skiing to snowshoe hikes to more vertical endeavors.

The jacket's exterior blocks wind well and is way more resilient to scratches and tears than I expected, which has come in handy for the occasional bushwhacking.

The fit allows for an awesome range of movement in the shoulders, without the whole jacket flying up with it. I've been really impressed with the fit overall.

I'm pretty truly a medium in Patagonia, and the medium in this layer fit well, save a teensy bit roomy at the hem (but the bust/waist suited me well).

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Hannah Dwrote a review of on January 3, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

I have strong opinions about underwear. When you're hiking up a mountain pass, through thick willows, with an 80 pound pack on your back, then very last thing I want to deal with is a wedgie. Thank goodness for the Icebreaker Siren Bikini underwear.

I brought along one pair of these glorious underoos on a backpacking expedition last summer. I was keen on wool for how it holds up over time and also helps about stink. The Siren Bikinis held their shape magnificently over the six weeks in the tundra, washing at resupplies and wearing about every three or so days.

I was incredibly impressed with how these held up over the expedition--barely any sign of wear upon return, and they're still my go-to pajama bottoms.

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Hannah Dwrote a review of on January 3, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

These were definitely thicker than I was anticipating, given the last few pairs of UA leggings I've had, but they have been a crucial part of my backcountry kit for both skiing and winter camping.

The waffle-pattern is similar to a Patagonia R1 situation, and is really comfortable for long-term wear. They do get a bit stinky after a week or so, given the whole synthetic fabric thing, but have bounced back well in terms of both stretch and scent.

I'm pretty true to a medium in everything--5'6" 140#, 29" waist, and the medium fit well in these, too.

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Hannah Dwrote a review of on December 23, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: 29

These cords have been perfect for the fall--winter transition, as well as true winter, here in the Wasatch.

They have held up well through work-days, short hikes with the dog, and grabbing bevvies during happy hour. The fit is true (I went with a 29, I'm pretty true to that, usually a 8 in jeans), and flattering.

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Hannah Dwrote a review of on December 23, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These have been my go-to gloves for everything from wearing around town to frigid runs to nordic skiing. The fit is true (I got a small and it's just a titch long in the fingers, but I do have very short digits).

They've held up well over the past season's use and are looking good for many more.

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