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Jane Hwang

Jane Hwang

Gearhead

The Majestic Wasatch Mountain Range and the Wild Southern Desert of Utah

Jane Hwang's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Skiing
Climbing
Surfing

Jane Hwang's Bio

My love of the outdoors came from skiing in Utah at Alta Ski Resort every weekend with my dad. I started when I was 5 and haven't quit. I also spend my time Climbing A LOT, camp, hike and travel with my two favorite people in the whole entire world my boyfriend (GURU: Grant Kates) and our puppy Yuki.
Traveling is another passion of mine. I love wandering and getting lost in new cities and places. I have lived in Italy and Brazil. I have been all over Europe, South America and Asia. I am always looking for new adventures.

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Jane Hwang

Jane Hwangwrote a review of on March 23, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 115 lbs
Size Purchased: 6

Bought these the same day I was going on a desert trip and BOY was i glad to have them. I don't think I would have survived the heat in socks and hiking boots. These babies are light as a feather and rugged. I was walking through sand and rocks and they held up. Also I was super impressed with the traction on these guys. I was smearing on rocks and climbing on sandstone to get through some of the slot canyons in Goblin and didn't slip once! Not to mention I have the best chaco tan now :)

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Jane Hwangwrote a review of on March 23, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 115 lbs
Size Purchased: 6.5

I've been anticipating this shoe for about 2 years now. The first time I saw them was at OR (outdoor retailer) and I knew that I had to have them. I've been in the new Shamans for the past year and they have performed but it still did not have the right fit. The moment I put these on they were gold. A little tight but that's normal for an aggressive climbing shoe.
My feet are weird shaped. I have narrow heels, high arches and a wide toe box so shoes are hard to find for me. These fit me to the point where I can feel contact in my arch. bottom of my heel and my toes have enough room so that my metatarsals don't feel like they are being crushed into each other.
They perform beautifully. The edges are solid. the toes are down turned for maximum accuracy on small feet and overhung problems. The famed "love bump" is perfectly placed. The full rubber upper makes toe hooks easy and not to mention helps keep the integrity of the shoe shape.
I did have to size up a half size from my normal street shoe size (womens 6) so just a heads up there. Also takes about 2-3 hard bouldering sessions to break in.
Enjoy this shoe is AMAZING!

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Jane Hwangwrote a review of on March 20, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you are looking for an easy meal over a weekend trip I love the mountain house meals. 5 easy to follow instructions and you have a hot meal ready to eat. All you need is a jetboil or stove and water. No need to bring along a cooler or worry if you have enough ice. They also do taste pretty good!

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Jane Hwangwrote a review of on March 20, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my favorite meal out of all the one MH makes! the meat actually has a good texture too! If you are looking for an easy meal over a weekend trip I love the mountain house meals. All you need is a jetboil or stove and water. No need to bring along a cooler or worry if you have enough ice. They also do taste pretty good!

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Jane Hwangwrote a review of on February 28, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 115 lbs
Size Purchased: small

I got this as a gift for my friend that is a huge yoga fan. She says that she wears nothing but beyond yoga because they make such comfortable clothing. She loves how well they breath and stylish they are.

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Jane Hwangwrote a review of on January 25, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 115 lbs

What a great piece. I love how it has an open back as it keeps me cool during climbing. Doesn't have a built in bra but gives you an opportunity to show off a strappy sports bra :D However the color is not black at all it's more of a dark grey but still an awesome top to have. Also the solid material is more of a sports jersey material so if you are not into that I wouldn't recommend it. Other than those expectations not being super clear I love this top!

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Jane Hwangwrote a review of on January 25, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 115 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

looking for an amazing cozy around town or house sweater? This is it! I love this sweater. If I could wear it everyday I would. The merino wool is so warm and keeps you dry when walking in the snow and it's so soft that you will want to wear it around the house on a rainy or snowy day. I do have to say that it smells kinda funky out of the bag so give it a wash before wearing. FOLLOW WASHING INSTRUCTIONS. as it is still a technical piece that requires very specific care. DO NOT MACHINE DRY HANG DRY :)

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Jane Hwangwrote a review of on January 23, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 115 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Yeah Dakine makes outerwear and it's phenomenal! I have these bibs and they are perfect for touring in the backcountry. My jacket doesn't have a powder skirt so I have been in dire need of bibs. they keep the snow out and me warm and dry. The Goretex is awesome and is keeping me dry even in wet storm days. The full side zips are nice for hot days and also the drop seat makes it super convenient to go in nature when it calls :) I highly recommend these bibs to any active lady out there looking to crush some powder in resort or in the backcountry. The only complaint I have about this bib is the sizing. SIZE UP! I normally wear a small and I couldn't comfortably move my legs or wear a decent base layer under it. So I got the mediums and they are long but it allows me a bigger range of motion and I can layer up in them for negative days. Also the lil buckskin color is SO PRETTY!

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Jane Hwangwrote a review of on December 23, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 115 lbs
Size Purchased: o/s

Look fabulous while toughing out cold weather. This infinity scarf will keep you warm and won't fall off either. no need for complicated knots or tying up just simply toss it on and you are all set to go. I got the burgundy color and it is gorgeous! I would highly recommend this item as a gift or even a treat for yourself.

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Jane Hwangwrote a review of on December 22, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 115 lbs
Size Purchased: O/S

There is a reason why we don't always have these around and it's because they are THAT AWESOME! Talk about the balacava that has it all! the face guard that can be folded down or up. the synthetic material that drys fast so it doesn't ice over AND full head coverage! Looking for an excellent stocking stuffer or something nice for yourself. TREAT YO SELF!

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Jane Hwangwrote a review of on December 22, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Looking for that perfect gift for the shredder in your family? What better gift to give than the ability to keep their sticks tuned and waxed at all times! This tune kit has it all! You can clean, sharpen, wax and scrape on the go or when you are done riding for the day. The bag is compact and is easy to take on the go and a great way to keep all your tools in one place.

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Jane Hwangwrote a review of on December 21, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 115 lbs
Size Purchased: N/A

It's dangerous to wear this scarf in public as you may fall asleep while wearing it! It's so soft and comfy that it feels like you are wrapped in a throw blanket. It's stylish and the navy color goes great with any outfit. It's a great gift and personal item and I would recommend it to anyone!

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Jane Hwangwrote a review of on December 14, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Every climber hits this plateau around V5 it just happens to EVERY climber. If you want to get better you have to facilitate your climbing with training. Professional climbers are professionals because they train for it. YOU HAVE TO DO THE SAME. This hang board was one of the first that I got and it helped me condition my fingers arms and shoulders so that I could push past my plateau. It's pretty reasonably priced and below is a link to a youtube vid on how to mount it without drilling holes in your walls :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFUxZF0evVM

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