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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 August 6, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This multi-tool does require a larger space in your bag than other options that fold up, but I prefer that. The tools that fold up often slip or don't hold still while you are trying to make an adjustment. I like this tool because it is solid and adjustments can be precise. It does not include a chain tool, which I also like. I ride with a separate small chain tool because I find the ones included on multi-tools to frequently be useless. There are three extra containers on this tool. One holds the included patch kit, the other holds the extra included bits, and the third I use for a extra masterlink. Took a star off because during the first couple times of getting to the new bits in the extra container, they had a tendency to fly out over the trail. With experience I have figured out how to get to those bits without making a mess. Get this tool if you like a sturdy feel while making those quick adjustments and don't mind making a bit more room. It would also be great for some who travels a lot with their bike and needs a great tool to do the re-assembly.

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on July 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 130 lbs

I have used a wide variety of vests, backpacks, chest packs and waist packs and the Simms pack is by far the best. It has plenty of room for fly boxes, tippet reels and tools. And the large number of sleeves keep all the leader packs and miscellaneous tools organized and easy to find. It's great for a day long walk-and-wade or a float in the drift boat. It's great to wear while fishing since it has a minimum of sticky spots, so you spend more time casting and less time untangling. Great pack!

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on July 23, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Most of the bike in my quiver are no narrower than 2.1 so why I didn't get this pump before is beyond me. I was using a high pressure pump meant for road bikes on all these and really getting a tricep workout each time. I'm all for multi-tasking, but it seemed like an efficient pump would make my life easier. This one has been perfect so far! Love the large gauge and the air release valve to really dial in the pressure on my plus and MTB tires. Bottle opener is a nice touch. I did try to set up my new wheels tubeless using it with no luck. That could be the tire and wheel combo though. Highly recommend!

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on July 23, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This tool is very sturdy and has a great feel in your hand. I love the amount of bits that come with it. I ride with a small chain tool so appreciate that this one come without a chain tool, but still has most of what you would need. I really wanted to love this tool and use it long-term. My main complaint is that the rubber piece that holds the bits while not using them is not very tight so the bits have a tendency to fall out. I lost the 4mm this way when I pulled the tool out on the trail to make an adjustment and didn't realize the 4mm fell out. Then I got home and realized it was gone for good. Now that I know they easily fall out, I always make sure I have them all after use. I am usually picking up one or two off the ground each time I use it. It would be nice if the rubber was a tighter fit, or if each bit was held in with a small magnet. That would make it a bit heavier, but would keep everything intact. If you do decide to get this, I would recommend keeping it in a plastic bag in your pack or else you will be searching the depths of your pack for the bit you need.

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on July 23, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

Love wearing this jersey while riding my Juliana Joplin. Makes me feel slightly more like a pro. Fit is solid with the torso having a bit more volume than other small jerseys I have worn. Would stick to your traditional shirt size though. It is super soft, but is not the most breathable jersey I own. I think this comes with the very durable fabric. Snag yourself one and grab the 3/4 version for the days you need more protection (item # JLI003D)!

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on July 23, 2017

So soft!
5 5

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

This is the 5th Dakine jersey that I own and it is the softest and lightest. The material feels so comfortable next to my skin and breathes very well. I am interested to see how the jersey holds up in the even of a crash as the softness of the material does not feel as durable as their other jerseys. Fit is great for me, but I do have a short torso. I think if you have a long torso you will want to think about sizing up or trying a different brand.

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on July 23, 2017

Uintas tested
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Took this on a adventure gravel bike ride in the High Uinta Wilderness this weekend and it did amazing! Filled it with whiskey before heading up to 9,000 feet and had no spills over the rough, chunky riding. It even fell off my bike during a descent and suffered no damage, nor did it spill any of that liquid gold. Love the ease of filling and cleaning with the flip top lid. looking forward to making room for this on all my adventures.

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on July 16, 2017

5 5

I bought this as a gift, but I was provided feedback. This is a very simple jersey, but also highly functional. You can't tell from the photo because it only shows the front, but there are purple/pink accents on the sides and and back of the jersey which is a nice touch. There are no pockets or any fancy features, but if you're looking for a lightweight, comfortable jersey, this is for you. The recipient of the jersey also has the Dakine Dropout jersey and this is a much better fit, as the Dropout is boxy and very short length.

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on July 16, 2017

5 5

This was given as a gift but I was given feedback to share. As others have mentioned, sizing up is a good option. This is definitely more snug than the Fox Indicator jerseys that the recipient also has. The logo on the chest and the sleeve of the jersey are fun contrasts texturally. Fox jerseys always are a good length, this is no exception. It's very breathable and functional.

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on June 29, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

As a Juliana ambassador I might be biased, but I think Juliana makes some of the best bikes around! Same frame as Santa Cruz bikes but with a lighter suspension tune and narrower bars. As a rider of their bikes, I love this hoodie to show off one of my favorite brands. Great for everyday use or to toss on after an evening ride when the temps go down. I wear a size small in most jerseys and jackets and this jacket fits the same.

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on June 8, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: 38

I have worn Chacos exclusively for my sandals for 4 years now. I love my Chacos so much that I was skeptical to try anything else. But, I bought a pair of these for the days when I wanted to let my feet breath, but also look a touch more dressed up. I've worn them 8-10 times so far and still deciding how I feel. Overall, pretty comfortable! With my Chacos, I could stand for 8 hours at work with no pain. Not able to do that so far in my Birks. I probably am still breaking them in though. I understand that Chacos and Birks are for different purposes so keep that in mind.

Overall: they have done what I needed them to do, provide a fancier sandal that is still pretty comfortable.

Sizing: I have never thought of myself as having a narrow foot, but I read the reviews about the standard running big so I gave these a try. They fit great. I wear a 7-7.5 in every pair of shoes. At the widest part of my foot I measured 3.5" straight across. No pinching or odd hot spots. Seems the narrow was perfect!

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Katie Harkerwrote a review of on June 8, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Use this roller before a workout to getting your muscles ready to work and after to keep soreness at bay. It will hurt if used properly but totally worth it! Use on your friends to help them stay loose. but also to exact revenge on whatever grievances they caused you. Comfy handles make it even better.

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