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Jani Holder

Jani Holder

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Jani Holder's Passions

Yoga
Climbing
Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping

Jani Holder's Bio

I started at Backcountry because I love adventures and being outside (bonus points if there are dogs involved). I'm a Registered Yoga Teacher, have taught indoor and outdoor rock climbing courses, worked at a dog training company, and have a degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism from the University of Utah (emphasis in Adventure and Outdoor Programs).

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Jani Holder

Jani Holderwrote a review of on February 10, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: 30x30

Gave these as a gift to my boyfriend. He has trouble finding pants that are slim fitting and short enough. These fit him really well and he loves the fabric. It is somewhat stretchy but still seems very durable.

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Jani Holderwrote a review of on February 10, 2019

5 5

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

I gave these as a gift and the recipient had this to say: "I've been skiing on the RX130 for a few years and it was time for a new pair. The fit (coming from a ~2013) is similar, but there's a couple differences. The toe box seems slightly more roomy, and the fit around the ankle is tighter. I think I will get used to the differences, and they're still one of the best stiff boots out there for skiing all over the mountain, as long as they fit your feet!"

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Jani Holderwrote a review of on November 6, 2018

5 5

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

For days where you want more coverage these are the bomb. They do seem to gap a bit at my lower back which is less than ideal, but most pants/swimsuits/leggings/etc do that on me so it isn't super surprising.

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Jani Holderwrote a review of on November 6, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I chose these aiders because they are the best of their kind. Not only are the really long, which makes them useful for taller climbers, they also have built-in plastic pseudo spreader bars to help shorter climbers like me get to the very top rung. Plus, the pulling loop at the top keeps me from pulling on my hardware, which saves my hands for the jugging pitches later

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Jani Holderwrote a review of on November 6, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are a bit shorter than is really the style in mountain biking currently, but I'll take the comfort and airflow over style any day. I like the shorter fit, minus the tan line I get when I wear knee pads with them. The chamois is more brief-style than I'm used to, but after a couple of rides getting used to it I've found I like having that much less material making me overheat while I ride. The only thing I really could wish for on these—pockets!

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Jani Holderwrote a review of on November 6, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Full disclosure, I went from plastic studs to these, but it completely changed the game. I wear them with my 5.10's and they are so grippy it actually freaked me out the first couple of times. Now, I love that my feet stay in place, and it has hugely increased my confidence for drops etc. Unfortunately, they are still pretty big, which gives you a nice platform but opens you up for a higher likelihood of pedal strikes. The good news is these pedals withstand that abuse (as far as i can tell so far) really well.

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Jani Holderwrote a review of on November 6, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I am super stoked on this mug/bowl combo. It keeps your coffee relatively warm, packs both into a small space, and is comfortable and not slippery in your hand. However, there is probably not a car cupholder on earth that these are compatible with...so that's a bummer. Also, pro tip: take the bowl off your mug before filling it if you're going to take it off at all during use, it's a tight fit and it will spill if you pull the bowl off with liquid in the cup. The triangle lid takes a little getting used to, but works pretty well once you do.

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Jani Holderwrote a review of on November 6, 2018

4 5

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

I love the material of these leggings, even before i put them on I was hooked. The fit, however, is a little funky. I feel like the waist rides down and the hem rides up...so everything migrates toward the knee? not super flattering. However, I've found if i pull them up to be 7/8-length from the start they stay up semi-okay. Not quite what I planned on, but still comfy.

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Jani Holderwrote a review of on October 15, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 115 lbs
Size Purchased: small

I wore these for mountain biking and hiking/scrambling around the desert for a chilly weekend, and they were awesome! I definitely appreciated the support. However I slept in them one night and that was a poor choice, I was pretty uncomfortable by morning (but I'm told this is a rookie mistake for compressive clothes). The one thing I didn't love was that they would twist and it was hard to get them to twist back to how they should be.

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Jani Holderwrote a review of on September 7, 2018

5 5

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

This pack seems perfect for cruising around campus, therefore was given to a soon-to-be grad student. Lightweight, love the organization, and feels really durable. He seems to like it so far, can fit his laptop and everything he needs for class. The nautical color came true to the photo.

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Jani Holderwrote a review of on June 18, 2018

5 5

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

This dress was perfect for traveling. I was expecting it to be more transparent but it actually doesn't let colors show through even over a bathing suit. Wrinkle-free, flattering, dries quickly and easy to clean. I also like the wide shoulder straps for comfort under a pack.

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Jani Holderwrote a review of on June 18, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Got this towel for a trip to Mexico. Love the beach, hate the sand, but this towel sheds sand like it's its job so all was well. It also packs down small and doubles as a light blanket for cold plane rides.

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