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Laurel Nelson

Laurel Nelson

Gearhead

Wasatch, Southern Utah, Uintas, Sawtooths, Canadian Rockies, Alaska

Laurel Nelson's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Yoga
Paddling
Skiing
Climbing
Fly Fishing

Laurel Nelson's Bio

I grew up all over the place, but moving to the Canadian Rockies for high school changed everything. I moved out to Utah seven years ago for school at the University of Utah and after graduating summer of 2011 I started working at Backcountry.com. Snowboarding and whitewater are definitely my passions but I also enjoy biking, hiking, backpacking, and basically anything else active in the mountains.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on May 30, 2017

5 5

Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs

These are super fun technical socks. Most of the more fun socks out there have cotton in them and these do not. They breathe well and the patterns/prints look good.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on May 30, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: 8

I ordered these in a size 8 (I typically wear men's 8 or 8.5 in sneakers/snowboard boots) and like the other reviews say they run big compared to sneakers but true to size for dress shoes/leather boots. The quality is definitely top-notch and I could tell they would last. We don't carry the size 7, so I ended up purchasing the women's Iron Ranger directly from Red Wing. The best feedback I can give is on sizing. Depending on your foot width/shape/preference, I would say to size down 1-1.5 sizes. I like a tighter fit through the forefoot (not length) on leather shoes since they do break in a bit. I went with the women's 8.5 (39 EU) and the ones I tried from Backcountry were a men's 8 (41 EU).

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on April 14, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is what you need if you have split specific bindings and a factory splitboard (Karakoram clips or Voile hooks). They work fairly well and the price is right. Like other reviewers said, it is a tight fit and you really have to dial it in before getting out. They are almost half the price of the Spark pucks. If you can afford it, the Spark pucks are a bit easier to get dialed in but these do the same job for $30 less and a bit more elbow grease.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on March 22, 2017

5 5

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

I got the Black/Tan pack for my brother as a birthday present. The bag is a perfect size for work and is simple and classic enough to work in most situations. The tan portions do not look cheap and it seems durably made. Great classic backpack at a great price for the quality level.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on March 15, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: M/L

Like other reviewers have said, this is definitely not a sports bra. I wear mine around the house or as a bralette under tank tops. I wouldn't do any physical activity besides gardening, walking, or super mellow yoga in it but it is incredibly comfortable. Perfect if going bra-less isn't your thing but you don't want to wear a bra.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on March 9, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got this for my Mizu bottle that came with the stainless lid. It fits on well and doesn't leak at all. If you don't drink all the coffee out of the drinking spout area, it can leak over to the other side of the channel where the flip top goes and make it look like it is leaking. It is just a few drops though and is easily fixed by making sure you don't have coffee left on the lid before sealing it closed.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on March 9, 2017

5 5

Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs

I got this for my boyfriend as a Christmas present and he loves it. I got him the Cognac color and the band has aged very well. It looks like a more expensive broken in leather now. It has a relatively large face but it is slim so it doesn't look like you are wearing a chunky watch. Awesome gift for sure.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on March 9, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: S

I really like crew sweatshirts and end up buying guys' ones for myself. This one is soft and long enough through the torso that I don't look like a flying squirrel. It has a more long and lean cut as opposed to a short and wide one. I got a size S and it fits really well.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on March 9, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

These are awesome. They are a bit shorter through the calf than some other ski/snowboard socks. I actually prefer this as some of the Smartwool socks I own go almost all the way up to my knees. These hit a couple inches above the top of my boots so they fit perfect.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on March 9, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

These are awesome. Like other reviewers said these are a bit shorter through the calf. I actually prefer this as some of the Smartwool socks I own go almost all the way up to my knees. These hit a couple inches above the top of my boots so they fit perfect.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on October 7, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I am a big flannel fan and Woolrich did a good job on this one. It is a more regular fit (longer, a little baggier) but it is still feminine. Most flannels with a regular fit tend to look boxy but this one pulls off a flattering look with a comfortable fit. The fabric is super soft and you can tell it is well made.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on October 7, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I love the Tentree button-ups. I always have issues with button-up shirts where they pull/pucker through the bust or have a shorter fit through the torso. This one fits perfectly. It is a more regular fit with a slightly longer length. I am usually between a medium and a large and the medium fits perfectly. The fabric is super soft and it is very flattering. If you tend to be between sizes you can go with your smaller size and it will fit accurately.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on October 7, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I love this shirt. I am a huge fan of button-ups but they can tend to pucker through the bust or have a shorter fit. This one fits perfectly. It is a more regular fit with a slightly longer length. I am usually between a medium and a large and the medium fits perfectly. The fabric is super soft and it is very flattering. Perfect for a more business casual look.

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Laurel Nelsonwrote a review of on October 7, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I really wanted to like this shirt but it wasn't right for me. I am between a medium and a large. For this shirt, I went with a large for some more room through the bust. The large had enough room through the bust, was quite baggy in the waist, and then was a little too short. Instead of being figure flattering, it fit boxier and shortened the look of my torso. If you have a less curvy figure, this shirt should fit well.

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