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KAREN LINDSEY

KAREN LINDSEY

Gearhead

Wasatch Mts, Sierras, Cottonwood Right

KAREN LINDSEY's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Running
Biking
Paddling
Yoga
Snowshoeing
Skiing
Surfing

KAREN LINDSEY's Bio

I love summer, fall & spring, but deep down I'm a sucker for winter, snow, skiing, cold air on my face, fresh pow, quiet storms, majestic mountains, hidden cabins, noodle legs at the end of the day, a great book, good music, time with family and friends.

I’m an avid skier, mountain biker, amateur surfer, and I’m into backpacking, camping, rivers, lakes, and anything else water (snow included). My love for Backcountry.com is naturally born from a desire to share these things and help others find their happy place. Follow along with me for adventures in all places and all 4 seasons, gear to bring, and good times to be had.

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KAREN LINDSEYwrote a review of on August 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 146 lbs

When I picked up this tank, I admit I was surprised to get WAY MORE than I had expected. The fabric feels like super quality, incredibly soft, a bit thicker than I had expected but functional for support (inner built-in light bra), flattering strap design, and a touch longer length for no-fuss active wear when climbing, hiking, casual and more. It seemed to run just a touch on the large side, but I'm usually between sizes so that may explain why I didn't quite nail down the sizing. I went with the larger and wish I'd tried the smaller of the two. I have athletic shoulders and there was no back or armpit pressure areas. Fantastic and I'll be putting it to good use for a long time.

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KAREN LINDSEYwrote a review of on August 10, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 146 lbs

Love this sock because it's relatively thin, tecnical where it needs to be (breathable mesh and supportive weave); POC comes through with a clean, sharp looking yet functional item again. NOTE ON COLOR: the "Thaum Red" in no way has pink in it, neither is it a watermelon red. It is more of an earthy burgundy. bummer since I was going for the pinkish red. (4 instead of 5 stars only for the color issue; the sock is awesome)

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KAREN LINDSEYwrote a review of on July 18, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 146 lbs
Size Purchased: Lg

Classic bikini fit, great fit, true to size. I'd say the back coverage is somewhere between full and cheeky and the color is very rich. I've always been impressed with Rip Curl products I've purchased in the past (have a 2 year old wetsuit that has seen lots of the Pacific and is as awesome as the day I got it) and this simple swim bottom is no exception. I'll be picking up more colors; for now, the black I've purchased is great paired with several of my colored swim tops.

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KAREN LINDSEYwrote a review of on May 15, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 146 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

This is not your ordinary summer top! The quality of the merino (wicks away moisture, keeps temp comfortable, doesn't stink) & construction puts this in a whole new category of women's summer tops. The light fabric feels comfortable and somewhat airy when I'm using it for my hikes, everyday activities, or around-town cycling. Super versatile and I love to throw a long-sleeve plaid that has a touch of stretch or a lightweight polartec on top for layering in the cooler early am temps, until the suns heats things up a bit, then I lose the long-sleeve and enjoy the shirt as a solo piece. Icebreaker has several to choose from (solid colors or with graphics)which makes completing my new season wardrobe super fast and easy.

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KAREN LINDSEYwrote a review of on April 24, 2017

5 5

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

I go back to Patagonia repeatedly for my toddler size fleece, toddler baselayers and my toddler down jackets because of the correct warmth, durability, looks great after high usage, they're washable, and the colors and accents are just totally CUTE. This Synchilla Cardigan is made with a soft, pliable fleece, and they've managed to create it with enough density to hold the heat and even head-off the wind as well or better than any polyester fleece. Perfect for chill spring and fall mornings, winter layering, camping & hiking, late eveining at the soccer field and more. If you anticipate the possible need to bring along a "just-in-case", this is also it. Kids love wrapping up in this cozy jacket that still allows them to cut it loose and just be kids. I noted that this is true to size, however, that varies slightly with such a range of body build with these little ones; I typically order a little large only because these stay good looking for so long I tend to want to extend the use period through some growth. LOVE IT!

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KAREN LINDSEYwrote a review of on March 30, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large

With so many tanks to choose from, glad I chose this for my basic, flowy, yoga-esque, tank to do pretty much anything in---active or casual . Fabric is soft, stretchy, and just feels good on. Cute with twist keyhole back too. I found it to run large. I'm typically between sizes so went down in size; didn't lose the style flow but got a better fit that way. After trying my first one, I immediately grabbed a second. Only regret...wish there were more colors so I can get another.

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KAREN LINDSEYwrote a review of on March 15, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

As noted in another comment, it's important to know that this shovel converts to hoe mode, which can save valuable time in critical burial situations (aren't they all critical?). Love the blade to cut through dense snow and ice, and you can count on the Mammut quality--strong, reliable, lightweight too. Thankfully, my familiarity with this involves several practice sessions; fortunate I haven't had to use it in real-life rescues to this point.

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KAREN LINDSEYwrote a review of on February 19, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Like all Ortovox outerwear and layering pieces, attention is paid to every detail; you can count on top quality, activity targeted performance, and durability. This shell has all of it. Great for touring, underarm zips dump heat quickly too. Ortovox is master at integrating merino wool into their products, including this shell, for warmth, moisture wicking and odor control benefits. You might find it awkward at first that the zipper pulls on the left side but easy to get used to.

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KAREN LINDSEYwrote a review of on February 12, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Choose your color or pattern, but just get it. My essential gator (I layer this under my helmet and tucked down into the neckline of my insulating jacket) for a draft-free gear setup and for all but the high-speed, single digit (+ or - degr) days here in Utah; on those days I grab the Polar Reversible Buff or the Polar Buff for just a bit more warmth. This doesn't freeze up solid like a regular polar fleece gator on the cold days, or as soon. This fits into any pocket if needed, and takes no more room than a hanky. Buy more than one cuz you'll want to share with everyone...a warm, happy ski companion will surely let you be the first to send it on your next untracked day...makes a great beanie/hat, scarf, or sweat soaker in the off season too.

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KAREN LINDSEYwrote a review of on February 9, 2017

5 5

Rab comes through again with a smart, USABLE, versatile jacket. Quality is there too. Lightweight, more of an athletic fit (you can put light layers under it just fine); compressible in the backpack or ski bag for layering under a shell. As a layering jacket, if you find that down is just too much heat, this is your other alternative. No hybrid fabrics on sides or pits to dump heat quickly but overheating hasn't been a problem. And don't underestimate the power of Pertex Quantum as the outer ultra-lightweight fabric--very strong, wind resistant, water resistant, and helps hold in the heat.

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KAREN LINDSEYwrote a review of on February 9, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you ski, climb, tour, hike, run, you need one of these lightweight, thin-by-design beanies. I ALWAYS have this along to wear under my ski helmet for the frigid days. I picked it up for that purpose and quickly found it's great for more than that. It's so thin, it doesn't change the helmet fit. Because it's made with soft merino wool, it adds the perfect needed warmth to your setup. No itch for me either. Can fit in any pocket just in case the day and temps tank.

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KAREN LINDSEYwrote a review of on February 9, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Aptly named, these socks are great! Comfortable, nice easy wearing weight and shape. They are such a great value too. They have a legitimate heel pocket for a good, no-bunching, fit. Love the colors and patterns too. Time to change up your sock wardrobe and show a little of your personality.

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KAREN LINDSEYwrote a review of on February 9, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great twist to the regular racer back tanks I have in plenty; I love the shape and flow of this tank, a solid piece to add to your collection and plenty of versatility (sporty stand-alone, combine with a sweet cardy, swim coverup tank, wear with shorts, pants, leggings or whatever. The fabric is surprisingly soft and comfortable. Close up, it has tiny ribbed pattern but, again, this has a flowy, soft feel to it. I'll be buying more colors for sure. I'm between sizes, highly recommend going down in that case because it does run a little large.

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KAREN LINDSEYwrote a review of on February 9, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'll have and use the duffel for a LONG time. It's incredibly lightweight, has classic Arc'teryx clean simple look and design, VERY water resistant, and one of my favorite features, it has backpack straps for shuttling your gear and precious belongings HANDS FREE. No extra pockets or stash holes, just simplicity at its finest. I'll be getting more.

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KAREN LINDSEYwrote a review of on February 9, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love these easy wearing sandals. I was concerned they may get a little sloppy on me but with this "narrow" which fits my medium-narrow (mostly medium) width foot like a custom fit, it retains a nice look and stays put on the foot. I was a little between sizes, I wear a 9.5 street shoe, and I bought the size 40.0 (9.0) and it fits perfectly. Highly recommend this sandal!

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KAREN LINDSEYwrote a review of on January 30, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

No messing around, this is a must-get for your 20, 32 or 40 oz Hydro Flask. I mentioned this in my review of the 32oz container. No more unscrewing the lid and dealing with larger openings on a bumpy ride...just flip up the straw and drink--no inverting the bottle either. That's great when you've got a heavier 32 or 40oz and you or the kiddos need to gulp. Glad they thought of the finger loop too. Comes in handy on the carry. Your purchase includes TWO straw attachments; each one inserts into the bottle and you can adjust the length for the size bottle you're using it with. Great secret weapon I wouldn't go without.

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