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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.

Karen Lindsey

Karen Lindsey wrote a review of on October 16, 2017

4 5

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

Great jacket, slightly longer length = more coverage and warmth, the fabrics and insulation have been great for warmth, water resistance and wind block...especially on the chairlift when a storm is rolling in here in the west; fabrics are soft and supple, and this has a few cool features like thumbholes on the linner wrist, arm pocket, detachable hood for a clean look for casual wear. Since the temps here in Utah keep us out of the "soggy" storms for the most part, this jacket works well in this climate.

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Karen Lindsey wrote a review of on October 11, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The convenience of a bluetooth combined with some noise isolation (for flying, don't expect all-out noise cancellation), frees your hands and ears to hear the massive bass sound this hot little item can produce (lowest tones will cause earpiece to literally vibrate). They're wirelessly handy and keep you bumpin in your own private little world, and if you're a bass loving sound seeker, then this is it. If you're looking for a purist sound symphony with a balance of clear resonance, power and precision across all ranges of sound--lows, mids and highs, you may have to move on to another option for your music pleasure. Nice headphones, fun, portable and bumpin, but I want more than bass amping my musical stoke.

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Karen Lindsey wrote a review of on October 9, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this as a "second boot" when my toddler outgrew her original tiny ski boots. This is a little beefier than her 2 buckle entry level boot and has more even more structure for performance (who doesn't like a boot that does what you ask it to? Even little ones like a boot that works well with their skis and reacts efficiently to their demands). Soft enough flex to be comfortable, but supportive enough to enhance their progression. Worthy to be handed down to the next one in line when they've outgrown it. I've taught many kids and adults and having a boot that is the REAL DEAL is critical to their learning. (Caution: I know they grow fast, but don't buy more than a smidgeion too large or your little one can become frustrated or overwhelmed because of the sloppiness and lack of performance.) For more must-haves for your child's full setup, contact klindsey@backcountry.com.

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Karen Lindsey

Karen Lindsey wrote a review of on October 9, 2017

5 5

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

Simple to use, heavy duty, portable or leave at home, makes a quick cup or two or three, easy clean-up. I gave one as a gift and my friend has dumped all of the fancy-shmancy ones he's had to replace or discard far too many times..the ones that eventually force you to look for your warranty paperwork when they fail to brew. This is now his go-to for all cups steamy.

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Karen Lindsey wrote a review of on October 9, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Simple, cool looking with its streamlined curvy look and the side-entry was perfect for the confined space I have with my mountain bike. Happy with this purchase!

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Karen Lindsey

Karen Lindsey wrote a review of on October 9, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It's true what they say--yep, this is tough, collapsible, secure, and the best for a daily activity where you need to bring some dog grub along, or I take it along to refill for multi-day adventures with the pup when I head out for a day from base-camp.. I have the water dish too which is also minimalist, dependable and fits into small spaces; no need to fuss with trying out multiple other types of dog dishes until you find The One. This is it.

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Karen Lindsey wrote a review of on October 9, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Wow, a fabric that's so soft, keeps it's structure and is ridiculously comfy. The construction is thick enough that it's a no-show, but I found it runs large compared with others I've purchased. I'll be sizing down. Great daily sport bra if you prefer this type for active and everyday use.

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Karen Lindsey wrote a review of on October 9, 2017

5 5

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

So many choice out there...look no further. Great Toddler helmet, selection of designs is fun but even more, the fit and adjustability is great! Bought as a gift for one of my littlest family riders and had a tough time at first finding a helmet that was truly small enough for a little head. This is available in XS/S, among other sizes, and I was so happy to end the search. It worked, it's comfy, protective and she loves it!

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Karen Lindsey wrote a review of on October 9, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Awesome light baselayer set! The colors are part of their identity and I wear them proudly. This does not have the feel of warm fuzzy baselayers---more of a smooth poly- feel to them with good support from elastane, the fit is close to skin, super durable (not just cute) and very high quality--like all of the Kari Traa products; I'd be more inclined to wear them on a milder temp day, and not the single digit days. Love the smart design and unique patterns. Great to throw under some hikers on a chilly morning--because they have a nice fit, they work well under pants too--no bunching and stays in place

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Karen Lindsey wrote a review of on October 9, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After a few months of mourning over my lost Stanley thermos after a move, I picked this little guy up and I was instantly reminded why I loved my Stanley products in the first place. With alot to choose from these days, eye-popping colors and all, this Stanley thermos, like other Stanley products, remains king. No messing around--they're one of the most durable, heavy-duty ones out there and with the vacuum technology they've perfected, this ruff-n-tuff container does an AMAZING job fulfilling their promise of keeping hot--hot and cold--cold. Fall in love with THIS color, because you can depend on it coming through. Take a minute to look at the details you won't see on the pretty guys, the seals (not just a flimsy gasket), the deep and numerous threads (keeps the lid a very integral part of the insulating system, and more. Time-tested (not just by me) will be why I invest in a replacement for my larger lost thermos--the last piece of missing gear for my winter setup.

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Karen Lindsey wrote a review of on October 9, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've purchased Stanley Thermos containers in the past, my go-to for hot drinks at the end of a ski day, or to keep it cold during a heat wave, but never thought much of pints...until I got one of these Stanley containers. Like all of the Stanley products, even their cups mean serious business. I use this mostly around the house or a quick grab for the road--the ice no longer turns my drinks into flavored water before I can finish it. And for hot liquids, it keeps things hot to the last drop. Having a few around makes a killer set of unique glassware that my friends and family absolutely love.

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Karen Lindsey wrote a review of on September 14, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've got 3 of these 32 oz containers and will not hesitate to grab more as the need arises.! I also have the 20oz wide mouth (good size to throw in a handbag but I find the volume doesn't last through a day) and I have the 40oz (great for the longer haul and sharing, but can become heavy and cumbersome for a handbag). The 32oz seems to be that perfect size that provides enough volume for most day activities, but not so cumbersome that it can't be easily toted. I have both the straw lid and the flex cap (has the looped handle) and find that I use the straw lid a bit more (careful though, if it tips and remains in this position, the straw lid has a small vacuum hole that can drip). This is one of the BEST gifts you can pick up in quantity and quickly shorten that holiday list in one swoop.

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Karen Lindsey wrote a review of on September 13, 2017

5 5

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

These socks are seriously one of my all-time favorite socks I own...and I own plenty. I picked these up for my cycling days, they're relatively thin, they breathe (helps on the climbs) and they're supportive too. And...they are so comfy that I'm having a hard time designating them as one of my cycling socks when all I want is to lounge around, leggings+socks and enjoy the comfort.

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Karen Lindsey wrote a review of on September 11, 2017

5 5

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

These Sidecar sunglasses are great looking and fantastic for visual clarity with their technology used for polarized lenses that's top-notch. The shape, curve and coverage allow for some very versatile use as well. To compare sizing, Native has the sizing noted as SIZE: M-L LENS WIDTH: 55.5 LENS HEIGHT: 43.4 BRIDGE: 20.2 TEMPLE LENGTH: 134

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Karen Lindsey wrote a review of on August 26, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 146 lbs

I recently gave these as a B-Day gift to a friend who had just seen the last days of his everyday hiking/casual shoes and this couldn't have been more perfect--EXCELLENT quality, EXCELLENT out-of-box comfort, EXCELLENT features (smart lacing for a good custom-wrap fit, OUTDRY waterproof technology--BIG bonus), EXCELLENT versatility (hit the trail, the pavement, the trek across campus, or show your relaxed outdoor lifestyle for casual night out) and, of course, EXCELLENT price. Here's what he had to say (coming from the heart): "They hug your feet, it's like wearing a pair of socks...they are super super comfy. It's like walking on pillows...I seriously freakinglove them."

He wears a "true" 10.5 shoe size, medium width, regular arch, and the 10.5 were perfect.

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