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Jessica L.

Jessica L.

Virginia Beach, VA

Jessica L.'s Passions

Hiking & Camping
Paddling
Running

Jessica L.'s Bio

I love to get outside and play with my smokin' hot husband and our two dogs (a GSD and a husky). I also love to cook and lose myself in a good movie or book. I'm currently back in school for a geoscience degree (future geologist, here) because I found sitting in front of a computer screen for a living to be hell on Earth. The most intense, (good) crazy thing I've done up to this point in my life was jump out of a plane 14,000 feet up. Some of my favorite places to visit are Telluride, New Orleans, and Hanalei Bay. A few items on my bucket list are: Watch a volcano erupt, witness a total solar eclipse, and cage dive with sharks. But enough about me...

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Jessica L.wrote a review of on July 4, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large
Size Purchased: 9

These warm boots will be my go to dog walking boots once the weather turns cold. They're cuter and not to mention cheaper than Uggs. Plus, being Sorel, you know they're made well and will hold up great. They fit a little big but that can be fixed with thick socks.

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Jessica L.wrote a review of on June 30, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

These are incredibly soft and oh so comfy. Material is thin so they're great for staying easy and breezy in warmer weather. One thing I noticed however is an inconsistency in sizing between the different colors. I ordered these capris in black and green and I also got the Aphrodite shorts in grey (smalls across the board). The shorts and green capris fit true to size but I couldn't even pull the black capris up over my butt. Called Backcountry thinking they were defective so they sent out a new pair and they are the same... can't get em over my tush. Can't size up cause they'll be too big everywhere else. Bummer because these capris are too good to not own multiple colors.

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Jessica L.wrote a review of on June 29, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: 9

I got my normal size 9. They seemed to fit at first but I soon realized they were a tad too short because they'd make my big toes ache after long treks. It seems the tighter you lace them the further your feet get pushed forward inside the boot. A loose lace up to go to the store was fine but tighter cinches for my hikes left my big toes hurting. I suggest going up 1/2 size to be safe. My biggest gripe was the leaking. It's tough to blame the boots though, as I'm not sure if they just outright leak or if the little strain my toes might have put on the front seam caused it. All I do know is that I spent few winter weeks in PA with these boots. They saw snow, slush, and temps down to -18 with a wind chill. Here's how that went: When dry these kept my feet SUPER toasty. When letting in water however, I was better off barefoot. Literally had to take these and my socks off to check my toes for frost bite at one point. Given my uncertainty of the leak cause, I decided to get another pair in 9.5 since I'm moving to Chicago in December. The warmth they provide in subzero temps when they are dry inside definitely makes them worth another shot.

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Jessica L.wrote a review of on January 22, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Here's what you need to know: They run true to size. The material is super soft and feels great against the skin. They are thin and slightly see through, but they're meant to be (if you know that going in, you won't be disappointed when they arrive). They're flowy, but not in a totally boxy, shapeless sort of way. Yes, your bra will show, so wear a cute one and problem solved. I wash mine in cold on gentle and hang to dry and they have held up nicely. Perfect for summer but they also look great with a cardi and jeans in the fall. Buy them. Buy them all.

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