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Ingrid J

Ingrid J

Washington, North Cascades

Ingrid J's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Paddling
Skiing
Biking

Ingrid J's Bio

i like mountains

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on August 7, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

this little guy is tiny in size and lightweight but is efficient and gets the job done. I've forgotten my pump before and this little pump was super easy to use and i didnt feel like i have to pump 300 times to get the air i needed. i always have it in my bike bag and i forget its there because its so light!

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on August 7, 2019

sweat catcher
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

i am a heavy sweater and i got this to class up my style on a trip where i didnt want to be glowing or dripping from my neck down. i roll this up, toss it around my neck and voila. classy way to catch the sweats. the color isnt as orange in person, its darker and more of a brownish/orangey/burnty color. i wish it wasnt as big as it is, but thats just my take. its thin and practical. subtle but stylish design.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on July 7, 2019

Snug but cozy
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: L

The material is really soft and luxurious feeling. Loved the colors of the green/moss. i am short so the body length was nice and the arms long for thumb hole use. i like the slightly longer in the back to drape over the back/butt area. not a lot, but more coverage than normal which i like. I am always a small but I got a med because I wanted a loser fit and the M felt like a small/almost even xs. The arms are pretty tight and I have normal toothpick forearms. i returned it and ordered a large. its a flattering shape too, even in large. i can wear it from the trail to the bar without feeling like a bum. it breaths nicely and has a good weight to it, not thick but not paper thin. if you are a small, get a large for a more relaxed fit. If you want a tighter fit go with M.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on June 16, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I’ve had a few different men’s MTB saddles that left me sore and uncomfortable and some were just ok. Did some research and the Ergon SM saddle came highly recommended. Riding sands chamois it did take some time to adjust and I was saddle sore the fist few times I rode but I needed to adjust. Now with or without my padded liners I can’t imagine why it took me so long to get a women’s specific saddle. The cost is totally reasonable compared to the $150 saddles i have seen. I haven’t tried those fancy saddles but my Ergon saddle is super comfy on short and longer rides. I’m 130lbs and bought the s/m. I didn’t measure my sit bone but this was a good fit for me.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on June 16, 2019

5 5

First let me say I have been riding sans chamois thinking I didn’t need them with my women’s specific super comfy saddle for shorter MTB rides. Yea. I got saddle sore but I just thought it was part of the game and didn’t want to complain. Um. Even on rides under 10 miles I am DIGGING the butt padding! Rode twice this weekend and it was hot and sweaty-no stinky chamois and no saddle soreness. These didn’t ride up or shift. Breath really nicely. Don’t stink up. It did feel like I was wearing a giant stiff diaper but once I put my shorts on it was fine. I got size M-I’m 5ft4 130lbs with no hips small legs but a bubble butt for days. These fit me very comfortable. Good room on the waist and thighs. 100% recommend these chamois.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on June 15, 2019

5 5

I was skeptical of the added layer to my already over heated body. But my brother SWARES by mesh layers for collecting sweat. I wore this today and I gotta say-holy cow this top works. I sweat like crazy but this absorbed all the normal sweat that would have been cascading down my body. I don’t know if I felt any cooler but it was stink free and did it’s job by the end of my ride!! I got the size small and I’m 5ft4/130lbs. I don’t normally like tight material but this wasn’t even noticeable. Loved it.
Call me gross but I rode two days in a row and wore this a second time before I washed it and I didn’t feel gross! I slipped it on and off I went for sweating day 2. Still didn’t stink after I wore it.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on June 15, 2019

Initial review
5 5

Just got these shorts and have only worn them once but I like em! I’m 5ft 4, 130lbs and ordered S based on reviews. The fit it perfect. When seated they are several inches above my knee and roughly fall to slightly at or mid knee when standing. I love the dovetail side hem-makes me feel ok wearing them to the bar after riding without feeling like I’m wearing bike shorts. Feminine cut/slim flitting-small fit perfectly. At least on me. I like the snap and no zipper fly! I wore my chamois with out looking like diaper butt so I would say these are great. I would like an additional pocket or deeper pocket but I rode with a small backpack or hip pack so I guess extra pockets are necessary. I took away a star because having only worn them once I noticed at some point there was a snag/small hole in the butt seam. I’m going to exchange for a non damaged pair because I really like the shorts.
Of course backcountry has stellar service and my gear head took care of my order and I’m getting sent a new pair of shorts. THIS is why I love backcountry over other retailers-they have the best service!!! Not cause I could exchange them but because they are so knowledgeable and super helpful. Updated to 5 stars cause these shorts are great.
Work my shorts about 6 times now, so still new but they have taken a beating and held up nicely. Long stinky and dirty rides and I can almost dust off the grime and go a few rides between a good wash.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on June 13, 2019

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: S

I love Backcountry already so i thought it was pretty cool they came out with their own line of stuff which i am a believer in. I loved this top the first time i wore it-i didnt wash it before i wore it like i normally do. but i tossed it on. super comfy. good length. perfect fit. i washed it and now its lost a few inches in length and its suctioned to my body. i throw normal clothes on med/cold and normal dry. i hang dry all my woolies and pants. sort of bummed this shrunk. its now just a bedtime shirt as i wouldnt feel comfortable wearing it in public with how much it shrunk. maybe its just me and my terrible washing skills or i always assume everything is pre shrunk.
i would buy it again but get a M instead. i still standby backcountry and their products. i got the pretty pink color and the white logo looked good with the pink. subtle but there.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on April 23, 2019

SKORT!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: M

When i think of the word skort the terrible bulky mom shorts in the back and weird flap in the front come to mind. Skorts were a think of ugliness in the 90s/2000s. they are no longer frumpy or bulky they are THE BEST THINGS EVER CREATED! I personally have never really liked wearing shorts, just not my thing but i also hate wearing short skirts in the summer because i dont want to flash anyone or dont want clammy hot summer sweaty thighs. i wish the stoic skort came in other colors as i would buy it over and over. the inner shorts offer coverage for active women and if your in super humid climate it helps the thigh sweat. excellent shape and cut. perfect length on me, mid thigh roughly. i bought a med for more room but it doesnt look or feel bulky. Summer hikes have been all SKORT! Who needs shorts!

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on April 23, 2019

4 5

Who buys super expensive lenses for the possibility of them getting totally wrecked if you bail. These glasses are inexpensive, feel durable and fit comfortably. I have bad vision and only wear clear glasses or goggles when mountain biking. i tried several brands and pairs of glasses and these were my final choice. i didnt want to spend a ton of money and wanted them to be clear and not fog. these fit the bill. i dont wear these on the climb up, so not sure about heavy sweating and fog. but on the long decent they proved most valuable. stopping dirt and freaking flies but hitting my eyes. they were super comfortable. i dont really like the black nose guard, its a little distracting which eventually i dont notice it. but its sort of annoying for the first mile or so of decent....
i wore mine in a misty rain the other weekend and i found myself having to stop rather frequently to stop fogging and rain drop build up...they didnt streak off very well and i ended up taking them off which then got dirt splashed in my eyes....but all in all, for the price they are great!!

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on April 23, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 130 lbs

I was looking for an SPF sun shirt that could work for both hiking and wearing casually to block the hot summer sun without looking like i just rolled off a backpacking trip. The high collar looks elegant and the cut is feminine yet functional. the roll up sleeves offer some cool down and you can unbutton for added airflow. The fabric is lightweight and dries quickly! Based off reviews i ordered an XS and S and i am keeping them both. The XS has a good fitted feel, more like a blouse and will be nice for walking around a tropical town and looking good while protecting your skin. The S fit just slightly bigger and offers more wiggle room, but still a good fit without looking bulky and oversized like the model. I have both shirts in white and it has an ever ever ever so slight stripe to the pattern.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on February 23, 2019

3 5

I seriously keep saying I’m done buying Danner boots but they are so good looking and practical for both casual and outdoor use that they are just such a great versatile boot. I have tried 6.5, mt previous Jags shrunk. So I tried 7 and they were huge. I got this pair in 6.5 as reviewers said they ran large but mine were super narrow and made my foot go numb within 20 minutes. The length is great though. I’m going to buy a 7 and see how that feels. Not sure if the 6.5 will stretch out. But the last two times I’ve tried size 7s they swim on my feet. It’s like they almost feel like a size 7.5-8 on my tiny feet. Besides the whining about sizing. The grey and green wool boot are super stylish looking. Once I try the 7 I can compare.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on January 29, 2019

Barely Noticeable
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After flinging off my saddle like a sack of crap i didnt really hit the ground as much as slid across what felt like a cheese grader. it wasnt even a bad fall, just some missing skin on my arms and knees/thighs. i didnt want to have to wear bulky knee pads and i got these. i wear them on all my rides regardless of what kind of riding i am doing. they are super comfortable. not restrictive. they offer enough protection to make me feel confident and comfortable. although i would love them to be a little longer and cover more of the shin.....when the pedal attacks i am basically open skin.
i am 130- 135lbs, 5ft4 and i bought the mens xs/s and they fit perfectly. they fit about a few inches above and below my knee.
**recent crash can attest to the fact that my knees were nicely protected. my upper thigh and shins can share another story but the knees were all but bruised. again, would love a longer pad in this style to cover more of the shin.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on January 16, 2019

4 5

Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: s

I am a longtime supported and believer in shopping at Backcountry.com, so it was cool that they came out with their own line of goods. i scooped up this Henley on sale in the white, size small. good fit, nice soft material, good style. only complaint-the white is rather see-thru. if you dont have an undershirt or tank top on then you can see the under business. the outline of your bra, the clear color of your pants etc. it is a nice light fabric, but maybe a little reinforcement in the front would be nice.

otherwise, great classic never out of style top.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on January 7, 2019

rain and wind-free
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: S

My husband can attest to the fact i have FAR TOO many jackets, but a good jacket is a good jacket and its nice to have variety. I scooped this one up on sale a few yrs ago and man its a great shell. i toss it over my poof jacket when it starts to rain or the wind gets ripping. excellent venting. blocks the wind while still breathable and shields me from massive amounts of rain. For the price you cant beat this rain shell. Took this to NZ for 100 miles of backpacking, day hikes, walk-abouts etc and man did NZ offer some soggy wet days and some gnarly windy days and im glad i had this light weight jacket stashed in my bag. i would like it to be a little longer as it sits right at my hips, maybe a little lower in the back for rump and hip coverage. Maybe the new style does that, but based off the pics not so much.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on January 7, 2019

Weightless
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I live in the PNW and wear this all year round and its my go to staple when traveling. its super light, protects my white skin from the sun when doing any outdoor activity. I just went mtb in Jan-i wore this with a wool base. my body runs super hot, so i ended up taking the undershirt off and just wearing this. i wear this so often its sort of fraying and falling apart. the only downside i have found is i stink when i wear it on its own-my body personal hates polyester and 95% of my outdoor clothing is wool (even undies and sports bras). If i wear a wool tee under this, its fine. but when i wear it with just a sports bra i stiiiiiink after heavy or moderate sweating! it does dry quickly, but i for sure need a spare shirt so i can air this out backbacking...
I do love the light weightness of this shirt though, i have a past seasons color and will be scooping up more to wear to death. i bought a size small, my standard size. it fits with roomy air to pass through yet has a nice fem. cut so i dont look like a box.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on December 28, 2018

Easy breezy
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

this jersey works just fine for me. i like the arm length, gives room for elbow guards and has good length down my back. i have past seaons color which is pretty splashy, but i am easy to spot. the little stash pocket has held gummies before but i wouldnt place any valuables back there. sweat wicks nicely. feminine shape, not boxy. i feel this runs a wee small, i have always been small and found the M to be the same fit as a small. some wiggle room but not snug and not loosy goosy.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on December 28, 2018

Tube-ular
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

My husband took off the neoprene on my winter hose without asking and quickly realized it was a total pain to put back onto the hose! So in order to save our marriage i just bought another tube. i have used this hiking, biking and skiing and i am impressed with the fact the the top doesnt freeze in the winter, the tube is flexible, water comes out cold and fresh....super please. easy to snap onto my bladder. love it. buy it.

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Ingrid Jwrote a review of on December 28, 2018

lip saver
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Why on earth these dont already come attached to your Snow Peak mugs blows my mind. I got one already attached for my husband but i of course wanted the anodized green mug with no lip rim and immediately regretted my choice of look over function. upon thinking i could handle the mug rim after it "cooled" down was a huge mistake. these cups keep the heat in, which is great but man buy this lip saver. worth every freaking penny. i like that i can take it off and wash it too.

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