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Katie Harker

Katie Harker

Employee

Salt Lake City, UT

Katie Harker's Passions

Biking
Hiking & Camping
Skiing
Fly Fishing

Katie Harker's Bio

Growing up in Idaho Falls, ID, I've spent most of my life outside camping, hiking, fishing, and riding. I graduated with a Bachelors degree from Utah State University and spent many days playing in Logan Canyon. After that I moved east to Denver, CO and made bikes my full-time work and play. Mountain biking has been my preferred form of cycling but I also love doing as much commuting on my bike as I can. Currently getting my masters at the University of Utah in Sports Psychology and spending as much time riding my Juliana Furtado as possible. I also love hiking, backpacking, and fishing with my 9 lb badass long-haired dachshund!

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on October 15, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is among the warmest hats I have ever worn. It is super thick and covers down to the bottom of my ear. I believe it is due to the tight,warm weave of the fabric, but the hat is also pretty tight. I wear a small to medium bike and ski helmet and found the hat to be pretty tight overall. It did an excellent job of keeping my head toasty during a fishing trip in wet, 30 degree weather though.

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on October 9, 2017

5 5

If you want to stay dry, look no further. This jacket is extremely lightweight, but extraordinarily effective. It is form fitting and not bulky at all, but I was still able to fit a t-shirt, flannel and Atom SL underneath with no problem. I also have a Beta AR, which is an equally good jacket but this is definitely lighter and not as stiff- it makes less of that typical “swoosh”rain jacket sound when you move. Definitely a worthwhile investment to your gear closet.

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on October 9, 2017

5 5

This was given as a gift but I was provided some feedback to share. As mentioned in other reviews, this is a THICK jacket. The photo makes it looks like a simple hoodie, but this is definitely a true jacket, the lining is super soft and warm, with a slick material in the arms so it’s easy to slip on without getting bunched up. The fit is true to size.

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on October 9, 2017

5 5

This was given as a gift, but I was provided some feedback to share. The sweater is extremely cozy and warm. The wool blend is very soft and in no way scratch. The fit is a relaxed fit and could easily be a top layer to something lighter. The neck is a little wider than other similar sweaters, so it can be difficult to hide straps if that bothers you. It is also hand wash only.

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on October 9, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This cooler is great for the days when you don't want to haul a huge cooler, but need to keep things cool. Would recommend using an ice pack to keep the inside of the cooler from becoming a mess. I also have: https://www.backcountry.com/dakine-party-15l-cooler-915cu-in

To compare the two, this one is slightly larger. I like the mesh pockets on the side to help carry larger bottles. Compression straps are nice on this one in case you need to pack it down. I find the Dakine cooler to be better for longer items as it is better shaped for large bottles of wine or baguette sandwiches that need chilled.

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on October 6, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I LOVE my Kara jeans. 5 pairs worth of love. I was looking for a similar pant with a wider opening. These are exactly that! Fit is identical through the thighs. Comfortable without looking casual. Pulled a star off because the regulars are long. about a half inch longer than my Kara jeans. Will work ok over boots. But if I had know they would be longer, i would have gone with the 4 short. 135 lbs and 5'4 wearing a 4 consistently in Prana.

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on October 6, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These pants are great for days at the office, lazy days off, or playing in the outdoors. I wear a 4 in Prana jeans which usually run a little long. I order the 4 short in these and they are perfect. I was looking for a skinny leg pant, but these were tighter than expected. For a brand that caters to athletic women, I was surprised these pants were so tight. Much tighter than the Kara jeans. Still very happy with them and will snag a few other colors.

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on October 6, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Helena has been perfect for daylong hikes. The supplied reservoir is 2.5L, smaller than the 3L Camelbak bags this size often come with. It is still plenty of water for a full day on the trails. The hip belt is very comfortable and the small pockets on the belt are great for storing keys or trash. I also appreciate the straps on the side to help hold the bag tight, even when it is loaded with snacks or clothing. My favorite feature of the bag is the two side water bottle pockets. These are perfect for holding water for the dogs or a bottle with a hydration mix. Fit is very comfortable and the panel breathes better than my previous Camelbaks.

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on October 6, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Have two different colors of these glasses and love them! Fit is great with my Smith and Giro helmets. I feel as though I have a standard size head and these feel great. The 3rd time I swapped out the lenses on my first pair, I did chip the attachment hook on the temple. The glasses still work though. I did learn my lesson to be extra careful when I swap my lenses. As long as I am mindful when swapping the lenses there are no problems. The Chromapop is the real deal. Really makes the Utah fall colors pop! These came with two lenses- the one pictured and a rose colored lens.

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on October 4, 2017

5 5

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

This is my second Giro road helmet and I am just as happy with it as I was with the first helmet that I wore for 3 seasons. It breathes very well and is so comfortable- makes it easy to forget I am wearing a helmet. I got the "Titanium Rio" and have gotten many compliments on it. I will agree with Re that your hair will get snagged by the MIPS so it is a good idea to invest in a cycling cap. The pros of MIPS protection outweigh any hair snagging that may occur. I wore a medium in my last Giro and am a medium in this one as well. Smith helmets I am a small, but the small Giro wouldn't even go on my head.

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on October 4, 2017

4 5

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

Merino wool is perfect for spring, summer, and fall. These socks will not be thick enough for cold winter days. The wild lime is perfect for catching drivers attention. Merino will also keep them from getting too smelly, but don't push it by not washing them after exercise.

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on October 4, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Hydroflask products are the best in drinkware. Especially if you want something that can be thrown at the bottom of a gear bag and come out with no problems. This is the same great construction as their other products, just in a classy wine shape. Great for yourself or as a gift to others!

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on October 4, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: 4

Hard to say something that hasn't already been said, but I wanted to add to the info on the fit. I am usually a small in Patagonia, except in their vests where I am an XS. I have this flannel in both the 4 and 6 and can't tell a significant difference between the two sizes. The only thing I can tell is the 6 is slightly longer in the body than the 4. Fit around the torso feels the same and sleeves are the same length. These are amazing and I strive to have one in every color!

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on October 4, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: 4

This won't be the heaviest, warmest flannel in your closet, but it is a great option for the days you want a lighter shirt. Compared to the Fjord Flannel, it will not be as bulky. I have found the fit between the 4 and 6 to be very similar. The sleeves are the same length and a same fit in the body. The only difference I could notice was about a 1/2 inch more length in the body. This is the perfect flannel when you don't need a lot of warmth and still want to bring mountain style to your activities.

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on September 27, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Grand Teton National Park is such a beautiful place to visit and has a fond place in my heart growing up nearby. Buying this hat from the Parks Project is a great way to get some swag to support our national treasures and give back to the conservation efforts. Fit is a bit different from other hats with an interesting peak of fabric on the crown of the hat. Still love it! Check out the hats for the other national parks as well!

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on September 21, 2017

5 5

This was given as a gift and the recipient absolutely loves it. She states it is very warm, has a great fit and the color is awesome. The arms can be a little scratchy but other than that, zero complaints. The length in the torso and the arms is perfect, the buttons are sturdy, and the pockets are large enough to be useful.

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