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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 April 23, 2018

Winner Winner Tofu Dinner
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm usually one of those lycra wearing cross-country mountain bikers if I'm being totally honest here. So when I was told that I needed to wear baggies, I was doubtful I would find something I actually liked. Well, I'm glad I went with this jersey because it changed my view on mountain bike clothing in general. Very stretchy, nice and cool, airy, breathable, true to size. I attached a photo of the material up close so you could see the texture. If you ride a Yeti, this will look great. If you don't ride a Yeti, this will look great.

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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on April 16, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

To start things off, I'm going to be very honest in this review... I'm typically a Continental 4000S II tire kind of girl.. always have, always will be. So when it came time to put these on my wheels, I was a little hesitant because I was afraid of all the potential flats. Here in Utah, I ride in a lot of farmland areas where goat head stickers are everywhere, as well as the busy canyons that have broken glass and other stuff from heavy winter use so I was basically just expecting to flat no matter where I'd ride. NOPE.
The first ride was a good 4 hour day which involved 3k of climbing and lots of farmland as well... NO FLATS. It has to be fluke right? So I rode the next day, then the next and realized okay it's time to pay attention to other things instead of potential flats. Once I started paying attention to the ride quality I really started to like these.. a lot. Well, how else could I put these to the test? Race them. I went and raced a weekly crit in these.. GREAT TRACTION. These tires are sticky, light, durable, and can corner well in fast turns (no it wasn't a lady crit, it was with men and women's cat 1,2's so we were cookin' on those turns!). Verdict? I'd ride these again but wouldn't make them my "go-to" tire. That's probably just a personal preference thing.. but it is PERSONAL.
Their overall purpose? I think these are a great winter tire to be honest.. the textured surface allows for increased grip on wet, uneven, crap all over the place, roads and is pretty firm for a road tire. A little too stiff for my personal riding preference but WONDERFUL overall.

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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on April 11, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

To be honest... I bought these glasses initially to get as much coverage on my eyes and face as possible. Sun exposure can cause some pretty serious eye conditions, like cataracts and not to mention, wrinkles. No thanks. Prevention prolongs the inevitable, but at least my skin and eyes will stay younger longer. The first time I wore these outside was insane... I didn't think I'd notice a difference with the polarized and choromapop lenses, but everything is super clear and visually appealing. I would highly recommend spending the money for a REALLY nice pair of sunnies.

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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on April 11, 2018

Your New Go-To Trail Shoe
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: 8

Before purchasing these, I had been used to hiking in either big clunky boots or simple tennis shoes.. so when I purchased these, I was quite eager to test them out. What was taking me so long? These are the perfect shoes to take hiking down in Moab or up in the Park City mountains. The aggressive tread on the bottom allows for ample grip and stability when scrambling through the forest or desert. The midsole actually provides enough cushioning if you're the kind of person that wants or needs a maximal shoe. Fits true to size. I normally wear a women's size 9.5 and the 8 was spot on.

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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on April 10, 2018

Hello Airflow
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I grabbed this helmet mainly for all the little air vents and I'm glad I did. It's super lightweight, fits true to size, fits pretty comfortable and is my favorite helmet I have ever owned. I wish it wasn't frowned upon to wear road helmets mountain biking.. but I love my mountain bike helmet pretty much equally. Normally, in order to tighten the helmet to get the perfect fit, you have to use a BOA tightening system that sits on the back of your head, or it's at least what I'm used to. This helmet has a little dial on top of the helmet towards the back which can be seen in the photos if you look closely. I only gave this helmet 4 stars because, while I'm super grateful and a big fan of MIPS, it catches on my hair and pulls it a little bit. For a man or woman with much shorter hair, that won't be a problem for you. Basically, it's a personal problem? Or maybe Lazer should have also had a woman or man in mind that has flowy locks? Any way, it does it's job so that's why it gets 4 stars from me.

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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on April 7, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: 12

Bought these for my boyfriend. He absolutely loves them and wears them almost daily. After 8 months of use, they are surprisingly showing little wear. Very comfortable and durable. He wears a size 12 with most shoe brands and Teva fits very true to size.

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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on April 7, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: 34

Bought these as a gift for my boyfriend. He wears them for yard work, hiking, casually, just above everything. The fit is a little long and baggy compared to other shorts but they still fit great. The material is very durable and has a nice stretch to it.

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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on April 7, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Bought this as a gift and this is what they had to say:
"Soft, lightweight, and breathable. Don't need much else from a technical shirt. Great for just about every type of activity. I actually prefer the long sleeve over the short sleeve."

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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on April 7, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: 34

Bought these for my boyfriend. He says - "These shorts are great for just about everything. The DWR finish is a nice touch for paddling or sailing. The fabric is very stretchy and dries fast."

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Karissa Lambwrote a review of on April 7, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: 33x32

My boyfriend has a few pairs of these pants. He loves them and wears them almost weekly. He has an athletic build and these pants fit pretty slim. Prana pants are his favorite because they fit so well. The pants aren't super stretchy so I can't imagine wanting to rock climb in them. They are great casual pants that can also be used for hiking.

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