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Karissa Lamb

Karissa Lamb

Gearhead

Mother Natures Stomping Grounds, Utah

Karissa Lamb's Passions

Biking
Yoga
Hiking & Camping
Climbing

Karissa Lamb's Bio

I consider my office to be miles of pavement, open roads, fast flowy single track, wicked rock gardens, and tons of drops. I enjoy hours in the saddle suffering uphill, pushing limits and beating records. My motto: Risk being uncomfortable to become unstoppable.
For all gear questions, contact me directly:
KLamb@backcountry.com 801-204-4567

Karissa Lamb

Karissa Lambwrote a review of on February 2, 2018

F10 For Days.. Now With Better Braking
5 5

I wanted to write a super long review about how much I am in love with this bike... but I'll keep it short. I also didn't want to be yet another 5 Star Employee review. But this bike is so perfect I couldn't help it. This is how a bike should feel. This is what true love is. I've had the chance to ride A LOT of different bikes during my life, and none have even compared to this. This is the Ferrari of all bikes. This bike wants to go fast. No matter what wheelset or drive chain you choose, this bike moves with you. On my own build: With every pedal stroke, the bike goes with you. Rather than feeling every single pedal stroke as a challenge, this frame and drivetrain just want to go forward, the Zipp NSW 404's could have something to do with that too.. The new updated F10 is, in fact, lighter, stiffer and more compliant than the F8. Not that the F8 is inferior, but the F10 is just an overall better ride experience. Pinarello brought over a lot of aerodynamic elements from their Bolide TT bike. Less drag, more aero, lighter, faster, stiffer, comfortable, the list can go on.. what more could you really want from your race machine? I am 5'8" with a 35.5 in inseam and went with a size 53. For any questions about customization, feel free to call or email me directly.

KLamb@backcountry.com

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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on January 25, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Rest assured your bikes are safe with this tailgate cover. We drove down south, which was about 5 hours, and this thing is a bike saver. We've had up to 4 bikes on here and not on scratch on a bike or the truck happened. The large fit on a 2012 F-150 FX4 perfectly!

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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on January 25, 2018

4 5

Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 150 lbs

I bought this for my brother, but it was too big for him. The shirt runs bigger. So I regifted it and gave it to my dad. Here is what my dad had to say: "I really like it. It's pretty warm and roomy. I do look like Pual Bunyan now when I'm working out in the yard, so that's a plus."
For additional questions, feel free to email or call me directly.
Karissa Lamb
KLamb@backcountry.com
801.204.4567

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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on January 25, 2018

5 5

I bought these for my boyfriend, here is what he had to say: "WOW!!! These are the shiz.. I honestly didn't think I was going to like these that much but man was I wrong. The Chromapop makes all riding conditions seem like clear skies every time. They fit perfectly around my Smith Vantage MIPS Helmet and don't fog up like the goggles I had before. "
For additional questions, feel free to email or call me directly.
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KLamb@backcountry.com
801.204.45678

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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on January 25, 2018

3 5

I bought this for my lab/boxer mix, here is what she had to say: "Woof." Needless to say, it did not fit her and wasn't what I thought it would be in person. It was a little too big for her even though I followed the size chart provided. Maybe she got smaller during transit? I also didn't notice the little flower details on the side so that was off-putting.. I got the green color, which was exactly as pictured but that flower just wasn't our jam. Other than that it seems like it would be a good collar that would last a long time since it isn't made of a cloth like material, so chances of clingy odors and discoloration is very low.
For additional questions, please feel free to call or email me directly.
Karisssa Lamb
KLamb@backcountry.com
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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on January 25, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this for my boyfriend, here is what he had to say: "It was about time I got myself a nicer laptop bag. The blue is a little lighter and the yellow is a gold/yellow color. So the colors on the site are a little off but not worth taking off a star. My laptop is a Lenovo ThinkPad E570 and measures 15.6" and is a perfect fit. Overall I really like the bag and it looks really nice."
For additional questions, please email or call me directly.
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KLamb@backcountry.com
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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on January 25, 2018

4 5

Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 150 lbs

I bought these for my boyfriend for Christmas, here's what he had to say: "These are probably one of the better pants for skiing I've ever owned. I would say they fit true to size in terms of the waist, but note that these are a bit on the baggy side but still perfectly functional. For fitting reference, I typically wear a 33 in Prana's and the Large fit me well. I am about 6'1-6'2 maybe 180lbs if that helps. They are anything but short in the inseam so length is not going to be an issue if your inseam is longer. I got the Black color, the black is a super dark charcoal/grey color.. while being black. If that makes any sense. I also have had a couple chances to wear these in all snow conditions and they are nice and warm if paired well with a good base layer. I wore these up on the slopes at Snow Basin and it was 20 degrees and snowing. I was warm and dry after being out there for 3-5 hours of skiing fresh powder. "
For additional questions, please feel free to call or email directly.
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KLamb@backountry.com
801.204.4567

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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on January 25, 2018

5 5

Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 150 lbs

I bought these for my boyfriend, here is what he had to say: "These are my first pair of Sorels, I must say they surprised me. I wore them in Michigan in negative temps and my feet were plenty warm and most importantly, dry. They fit pretty true to size, I typically wear a size 12 all across the board and the 12's fit spot on. Even with a thicker sock, these still fit spot on. The soles are pretty grippy on ice, slush and even snow. I would recommend spraying a leather waterproofing spray on the leather part of the boot to ensure the leather lasting a little longer in terms of look. Though that is not typically recommended, that is a little trick I learned from Karissa and after a months wear, they actually still look brand new!"
For additional questions, please feel free to email or call me directly.
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KLamb@backcountry.com
801.204.4567

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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on January 25, 2018

5 5

Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 150 lbs

I bought these for my boyfriend because I was tired of him wearing pants that didn't look good on his bum. These, however, look real nice on the bum AND they're long enough for his legs! Here are his thoughts, "Wow. Prana does it again. These are probably my 5th pair of Prana pants I've got and these are maybe my very favorite ones. I am about 6'1-6'2 maybe 180lbs and the 33's fit me to a T! The length is also long enough to where they don't look like floods but also don't look like something Yao Ming would wear. They're the perfect length. The antique blue color matches what's on the site too, I was nervous they'd be lighter but they are the exact wash I wanted. Don't know if the stretch is important to you but these are plenty stretchy and so comfortable. Most likely grabbing these in every color available."
For additional questions, please feel free to contact me directly.
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KLamb@backcountry.com
801.204.4567

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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on January 25, 2018

5 5

Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 150 lbs

I bought these for my boyfriend, here is what he had to say: "I love these pants. They are seriously the most comfortable pair of pants I've ever owned. I got the Denim color and would have to say they're a tad bit lighter in person. I am about 6'1-6'2 maybe 180lbs and the 33's fit me spot on and are the perfect length. Getting them in every single color is in my future."
For additional questions, please contact me directly:
Karissa Lamb
KLamb@backcountry.com
8001.204.4567

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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on January 24, 2018

3 Layers of Bliss
4 5

Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 150 lbs

This jacket is pretty nice- 3-layer Gore-Tex that is surprisingly lightweight. Waterproof and windproof but still breathes really well. If you run on the hotter side of things there are some zipper vents to allow a little more of a breeze. The seams are also taped so you know that water isn't getting in this thing. Comes with a detachable snow guard and has velcro cuffs and gaiters with thumb loops. Tons of pockets for plenty of storage for snacks or keys.. or your ski pass, you name it. Pair this jacket with a warm mid-layer and base layer and you're ready to shred some pow.
Give a shout if you have anymore questions about this jacket or others we carry on the site.
Karissa Lamb
KLamb@backcountry.com
801-204-4567

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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on December 15, 2017

The Ripley Rips
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Okay so originally, before I took this bike out.. I thought I wouldn't like it that much. I thought it had too much hype and nobody knew what they were talking about. What's the big whoop? Well, I took this bike out and was seriously mistaken.
We rode down in southern Utah in a town called Hurricane and tested this bike on the Hurricane Rim Trail Loop, and man, this bike is playful. Right away this bike was noticeably different than a lot of other trail bikes I've tried this year. For one, this bike is capable. The bike was intended to be a cross country/trail bike but I was taking this down some pretty fast rocky terrain with technical drops and technical climbs. It did not disappoint.
While this bike manages to ride with the lightness and quickness of a true cross-country bike, it is still pretty burly like a full suspension bike with tons of travel. If that makes any sense. Components on the bike are pretty rad too. Lots of bang for your buck if you're on the lookout for a new bike that can do it all, this bike is it. It kind of has the full package if you don't want to spend a bike-load of money. Yes, bike. Bikes might as well be more expensive than a boat these days..
The only REAL beef I had with this bike was the occasional pedal strikes.. It did not matter how much I'd lift up the bike or maneuver the bike, it would catch on a rock or something. The geometry has a little to blame for that though, the bottom bracket is pretty low and depending on the tire pressure or sag, this may or may not be an issue for you. I did run a fairly high tire pressure one this loop and still had issues. It might take a bit of playing around with your shocks and tire pressure to get a feel for it.
Overall, I give this bike a four out of five-star rating. Would I ride it again? Absolutely. Would I purchase this bike? Yeah, probably. I would for sure race it in a cross-country race. It's that light and nimble.

For questions on this bike or any other bikes we carry, feel free to call me at my direct line or shoot over an email.

801.204.4567 or KLamb@backcountry.com

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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on December 15, 2017

The Ripley Rips
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Okay so originally, before I took this bike out.. I thought I wouldn’t like it that much. I thought it had too much hype and nobody knew what they were talking about. What’s the big whoop? Well, I took this bike out and was seriously mistaken.
We rode down in southern Utah in a town called Hurricane and tested this bike on the Hurricane Rim Trail Loop, and man, this bike is playful. Right away this bike was noticeably different than a lot of other trail bikes I've tried this year. For one, this bike is capable. The bike was intended to be a cross country/trail bike but I was taking this down some pretty fast rocky terrain with technical drops and technical climbs. It did not disappoint.
While this bike manages to ride with the lightness and quickness of a true cross-country bike, it is still pretty burly like a full suspension bike with tons of travel. If that makes any sense. Components on the bike are pretty rad too. Lots of bang for your buck if you're on the lookout for a new bike that can do it all, this bike is it. It kind of has the full package if you don't want to spend a bike-load of money. Yes, bike. Bikes might as well be more expensive than a boat these days..
The only REAL beef I had with this bike was the occasional pedal strikes.. It did not matter how much I'd lift up the bike or maneuver the bike, it would catch on a rock or something. The geometry has a little to blame for that though, the bottom bracket is pretty low and depending on the tire pressure or sag, this may or may not be an issue for you. I did run a fairly high tire pressure one this loop and still had issues. It might take a bit of playing around with your shocks and tire pressure to get a feel for it.
Overall, I give this bike a four out of five-star rating. Would I ride it again? Absolutely. Would I purchase this bike? Yeah, probably. I would for sure race it in a cross-country race. It's that light and nimble.

For questions on this bike or on any other bikes, feel free to call me on my direct line or shoot over an email.

801.204.4567 or KLamb@backcountry.com

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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on October 10, 2017

Cute Bomber
4 5

This lambskin coated bomber jacket is perfect for cooler temps coming into fall/ winter. Depending on your activity level and the wind, that will determine whether or not this jacket is suitable for your outdoor protection/warmth needs. This jacket is a pretty slim fit and will probably require a base layer/sweater underneath for added warmth. For questions about sizing and fit, please feel free to call or email me directly.

Karissa Lamb- Customer Account Manager
KLamb@backcountry.com
801-204-4567

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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on October 10, 2017

Slim Down Cardigan
4 5

I would describe this jacket as a maxi cardigan, pretty long and has a knit back. The sleeves, side panels, and back are a 50% wool, 50% cotton blend knit that nicely compliment the down puffy front and shoulders. This is a pretty slim fit and is not really meant to be worn as your outer layer in a snowstorm. I recommend this for fall days/evenings by itself, but for optimal warmth, pair it with another Parajumpers Down jacket on top with a rating of at least 3 and put this underneath. The size chart below is the most accurate for sizing on this particular piece. Please feel free to call or email me directly for any Parajumpers questions or concerns about sizing.

Karissa Lamb- Account Manager
KLamb@backcountry.com
801-204-4567

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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on October 10, 2017

High Temp Rating
4 5

For this specific jacket, the temperature rating is a 3, which means it can handle some intense cold. Anything that is a 700 down-fill and has a polyamide lining, you know this is going to be warm enough for your chilly New York winters, or your windy Chicago walks through the city in fall. The Columbia jacket is sized a little different than what is in our size chart. I'd say it runs a tad smaller than the measurements given above. Please refer to the size chart I've provided and feel free to call or email me personally for all your Parajumpers questions.

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KLamb@backcountry.com
801-204-4567

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