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Lauren Gray

Lauren Gray

Salt Lake City, UT

Lauren Gray's Passions

Snowboarding
Running
Biking
Hiking & Camping
Climbing
Skiing
Snowshoeing

Lauren Gray's Bio

Currently exploring the Wasatch Range on a climbing rope, mountain bike or a snowboard, depending on the season. Recently moved to Utah by way of a UX Design gig at Backcountry.com and am loving every minute of it!

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Lauren Gray

Lauren Graywrote a review of on March 31, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: 8

I love these. I tried out Chaco's to compare and the arch was way too big. These things are definitely worth getting. A thick sole allows for using the sandals to hike. Meanwhile they have 3 different areas of velcro so you are sure to get a secure fit that works for your foot. Only gripe is why are there white plastic hooks on the black sandals? And I am nervous white is going to get extremely dirty quickly. Wish the soles were all black.

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Lauren Graywrote a review of on March 29, 2016

5 5

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

This thing is super simple to figure out and works great. I have only used it once, but it was really handy to have it on a yurt backpacking trip we were recently on. We simply gathered snow and pumped our fresh mountain water. Sure as heck beats carrying a bunch of water through the snow for 6 miles. Highly recommend from initial use! Will use it on a Grand Canyon trip coming up so I'll update you on how it goes!

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Lauren Graywrote a review of on March 28, 2016

5 5

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

This thing is awesome. It is like a camping couch. It leans back a lot and is a total lounger, but has 2 cup holders and room for 2-3 people depending on your size. Expecting some amazing times to be had on this thing. Will update after using it more. Do note, it is huge and made for car camping.

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Lauren Graywrote a review of on March 16, 2016

5 5

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

These bindings are like riding on cloud 9. Got them as a gift for my SO. His first response: "I'm ripping turns like I never have before!" He also commented on the soft, flexible feel, and how nice that was for saving himself when he catches an edge. Finally, he said they are the most comfortable bindings he's ever used. Would get these for him again in a heartbeat.

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Lauren Graywrote a review of on March 14, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Then it started rusting. What the hell? I bought this less than a year ago and several pieces are rusting. I took it off for the winter. Shouldn't a legit bike rack be able to withstand 4 months of being on the back of a car?

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Lauren Graywrote a review of on March 14, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

This bag is pretty nice. It's a great material and has plenty of room. Along with the plenty of room comes the down side. 8 or 9 pounds?!? A bit too heavy for my liking. I find the bag to be too large, even for car camping. Prefer Big Agnes' double sleeping bag. This one is probably great for some - just not me.

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Lauren Graywrote a review of on March 14, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: S

I love these socks. The pattern is awesome, the fit is form fitting and the socks are not too thick and not too thin. What else can you ask for in socks?

Stance doesn't disappoint. Try 'em out and see!!

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Lauren Graywrote a review of on March 14, 2016

4 5

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

So I have used this device various times now and so far it's been surprisingly very easy to use. It was really easy to setup my first runs with its intuitive setup screen which is awesome.

Overall

Pros:
Battery Life is fantastic, much better than my old garmin.
Interface is great, easy to use. (Seeing my elevation has been a huge plus)
Wrist band is very comfortable.
Love the ease of the tangible push buttons.
The connect software is super straight forward to record my information.

Cons:
It did this weird bit when on a hike, if I stopped moving to rest it would stop recording the overall progress unless I hit the start button again. That got rather annoying as I didn't want to think about the watch until the end of the hike.

I can't record elevation change unless I set it to "trail running" instead of "run" as "run" apparently doesn't capture elevation.
Would be nice to connect straight to Strava instead of having to go through Movescount.

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Lauren Graywrote a review of on February 24, 2016

5 5

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

You really can't go wrong with Smartwool, all the way down to their infant line. These things are warm as can be and have even been referred to as booties. That means they are durable enough to almost call a slipper, or whatever it is that infants/toddlers wear on their feet. As you can probably tell, I gave these guys as a gift. The 'rents love them - and that's because baby loves his cozy feet!

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Lauren Graywrote a review of on February 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I absolutely love this jacket. I ordered the olive green and it looks the same as it does in the photo. True to size I don't ever use a heavier jacket because this does the trick. Lightweight but olds in warmth.

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Lauren Graywrote a review of on February 17, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I purchased this harness for my niece who is 7. It fits her perfectly and she loves the color. I contemplated getting the chest harness as well but at her age I think that can be skipped. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to save on rental fees when they take little people climbing.

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Lauren Graywrote a review of on February 14, 2016

5 5

Are you kidding me? This thing is so stinkin' cute.

I know, I know. A brand that makes jackets that will last forever yet are a bit pricey is probably a bit much for an infant. I just had to splurge for this as my good friends who have a little one love the brand. Fit seems to be good and as always, the quality is amazing. I went with the green because they didn't announce the gender. Also because when this kid has a sibling someday, this jacket is sure to be passed down. :)

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Lauren Graywrote a review of on February 14, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: 0

I purchased these pants in red and had high hopes. They did not disappoint! The pants are stretchy, slim fitting and just a tad long. That was no problem for me as it allows me to fold them up to wear. They aren't a deep red, but have an undertone of white in the fabric. After reading up a bit on these pants, I decided to size down. Others said they ran a tad large and I didn't want to be pulling my pants up all the time. Turns out sizing down was a good idea. I don't size down in other Prana pants, but for some reason these you need to. Just a tip for ordering. These make you feel like you are in yoga pants all day, not denim. I recommend!

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