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Jessica van Jaarsveld

Jessica van Jaarsveld

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Jessica van Jaarsveld's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Skiing
Yoga
Biking
Running

Jessica van Jaarsveld's Bio

I am the Digital Brand Specialist doing social media for Backcountry.com and I love it. I was born in Vail, CO and raised in Park City, UT. I am a mountain town girl who loves skiing, snowboarding, fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, camping and anything that has to do with the outdoors.

Jessica van Jaarsveld

Jessica van Jaarsveldwrote a review of on September 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 118 lbs
Size Purchased: X-Small

I love this vest. It's not too bulky and it fits super cute. Definitely runs large, so I would recommend sizing down. I'm 5'2" and got an x-small, and I have plenty of room to wear anything underneath. It's a good length and has stretchy sides. The pockets are also super soft and makes me want to put my hands in my pockets all day. The first day I wore this I got so many compliments. I got the gold color and I want to get more. Super cute!

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Jessica van Jaarsveldwrote a review of on September 18, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 118 lbs
Size Purchased: 7

These are my first pair of Red Wing boots and I LOVE them! Because they are handmade, the quality is hard to beat. They are super comfortable and are true to size. I'd recommend treating the leather so that they last for a very long time. These boots are perfect for everyday wear.

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Jessica van Jaarsveldwrote a review of on September 6, 2017

5 5

Fit: True to size

I purchased these shoes for a backpacking trip I went on, and these were perfect. The sturdy, Vibram sole was great for slippery surfaces. I love that they are Gore-tex because we did have to cross a bunch of puddles. They fit true to size and I will definitely be wearing these on all my upcoming hikes.

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Jessica van Jaarsveldwrote a review of on September 6, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 118 lbs
Size Purchased: small

You can't really beat the price for this shirt. I purchased for a backpacking trip I went on, and it's just what I was hoping for. It's thin and breathable and super lightweight. I love that it is longer in the back and the v-neck makes it seem not so "techy". I would definitely recommend and I will most likely be buying this in another color.

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Jessica van Jaarsveldwrote a review of on August 24, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my go-to coffee mug in the mornings. I love how the cap has two holes that you can open or close easily. It doesn't leak and it's a great size. I got it in the electric green color and love the way it looks. It's not too big and fits in my car's cup holder. Definitely recommend this for hot or cold beverages. Would make a great gift!

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Jessica van Jaarsveldwrote a review of on August 15, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: 7

I pronate and I've always been told that I need arch support, but it always hurts my feet. Turns out, having flat shoes is not so damaging to your feet as people say. These shoes are flat, but there is a wider toe box so your toes don't get squished. These are super comfy and perfect for trail running because of the extra cushion on the bottom. Super grippy and would be perfect for going up Timp. I would recommend these shoes or any other Altra shoes.

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Jessica van Jaarsveldwrote a review of on August 15, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: 6.5

You can never have too many Vans Authentic Shoes. I wear these all the time. I typically can wear a women's size 6.5 or 7 and I ordered a 6.5 in these. They fit perfect. I got the all-white color and can wear them with just about any outfit. Comfy!

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Jessica van Jaarsveldwrote a review of on July 25, 2017

5 5

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

Not only do my husband and I own this tent, but my best friend had this as something she wanted as a wedding gift. I purchased it for her with no doubts because we love our tent. The 3-person is perfect for two people and a dog. It's super easy to set-up and great if the weather is bad. I would definitely recommend this tent and my friend also loves it.

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Jessica van Jaarsveldwrote a review of on July 25, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: 7

These sandals go with just about anything. I can dress them up or down. There is no support, but I pronate so don't like shoes with high arches. The black leather, looks more grey and worn right out of the box, which I like. I typically wear a size 6.5/7 and the size 7 fits just right. They do take me a second to put on because of the toe strap.

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Jessica van Jaarsveldwrote a review of on July 20, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: 9.5

My sister always raves about these shoes and how comfortable they are. For her birthday, she asked for as second pair. I ordered her the Black/Black/Dark Grey, which looked more dark blue to me. But she loves them enough to want two pairs. I think I need to order myself a pair now :)

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Jessica van Jaarsveldwrote a review of on July 17, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I purchased this rack and am happy to report nothing but positive feedback so far. It comes disassembled but the instructions are easy to follow and all the parts were there. From beginning to end it probably took 30-40 minutes to install and the directions were simple. Yakima even includes all applicable tools for assembly (wrench and hex key). I also like that this rack comes equipped with a hitch lock and integrated bike locks to make it ready for use right out of the box and nice to be able to ride before work and leave my bike locked for the remainder of the day.

It's priced competitively compared to other racks and what really sold me on this rack was the compact design as I don't have a lot of extra room when parked in my garage. Very easy to get your bikes on and off and the bottle opener is a good touch as well, especially after those dusty rides. So far I have nothing but good things to say and am happy with the quality, design, value.

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Jessica van Jaarsveldwrote a review of on June 19, 2017

5 5

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

I purchased this wallet for my husband who was always complaining of his previous wallet being too big in his pocket. He said he loves how low-profile this wallet is and the way it fits in his back pocket. It's simple but has all the qualities needed in a wallet. He loves it!

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Jessica van Jaarsveldwrote a review of on June 19, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: Runs small
Size Purchased: 9

I purchased these for my Dad for Father's Day and unfortunately they were a little too small. I am definitely getting him the larger size because he loved them. He loves Reef and said he usually goes up a size. He's usually a size 9, but will wear a size 10 in these. Now I know!

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Jessica van Jaarsveldwrote a review of on June 15, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 118 lbs
Size Purchased: 6.5

I usually wear a size 6.5 or 7 and I ordered a 6.5 in these sandals. Unfortunately, they were just a little too small and I had to return. I am definitely exchanging for the size 7 though because they are super cute and comfortable.

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Jessica van Jaarsveldwrote a review of on June 2, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 118 lbs
Size Purchased: small

This swim suit top is so cute. I ordered a Small, which I typically wear, but it was too small. I had to return. I'd recommend going a size up if you are on the cusp of two sizes. It fits like a sports bra so would be perfect for athletic type water sports. The back straps are also adjustable.

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Jessica van Jaarsveldwrote a review of on May 17, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I originally purchased this backpack to take on a two week trip to Mexico because my old one's strap broke. It was great for travel with a secure synch top under the flap. There is a hidden inside pocket where I kept some valuables and a padded laptop pocket. Now that I'm back, I use it everyday for work. The padded back and straps make it comfy to wear for long periods.

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