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Lexi Dowdall

Lexi Dowdall

Employee

Little Cottonwood >> UT >> WY

Lexi Dowdall 's Passions

Biking
Paddling
Skiing

Lexi Dowdall 's Bio

Paddler
Rambler
Artist
Skier

To contact me or check out my current work portfolio please visit:

www.kapowder.com

To stay connected on Instagram, you can also follow my wanders: @kapowder

https://www.instagram.com/kapowder/

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Lexi Dowdall wrote a review of on November 6, 2017

Game. Changed.
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This thing...where has it been all my life?
How did I live without it?
I do not have the answers to these questions.
I ski around 80-100 days in the winter and this thing has turned out to be a total lifesaver. Makes my singular plug-in boot dryer look pretty lame.
Let me just count the many reasons why I like this product:

1. Adjusting the temperature to dial in WARM or keep the air flowing at room temp is a pretty neat feature most boot dryers do not have.
2. You can from several different programs of time to warm/dry your stuff. (i.e. if it's sopping wet, go for 2 hours, if it's just a touch dry or you want to warm you boots, the 15 minute option is perfect in the AM).
3. You have the option to remove the ports to dry different things like helmet, goggles, neck gaiters, etc.
4. Nothing dries my leather mittens better (After a big pow day, if the mittens get totally soaked, they have taken as long as 12 hours to dry on their own).
5. In the AM when I wake up, I fire off coffee and ignite this thing up to warm my boots squashing my toes into their once icy prison. A preheat with GearDryer is a far far less painful experience. So in summary: GearDryer makes for a better day of skiing. Period.
6. Drying more than one thing at a time is genius. Why didn't they thing of this sooner!?
7. For all those space cases out there (myself included) instead of scattering my crap across all the heater vents in my house, it's all consolidated in one, warm/dry place so I never forget gear like mittens/goggles/gaiter - etc. I'm more organized in the AM, which is a total plus because I activate ZOMBIE mode pretty hard before the sun comes up.

I highly recommend this product to winter or wet weather enthusiasts. It's been an awesome addition to my gear room and my roommate also LOVE it.
I'm on my second season with my GearDryer - no issues to report with maintenance or durability. It's awesome.

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Lexi Dowdall wrote a review of on February 25, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

From the unique orientation of the back straps, to the super thick, comfy fabric, this bikini top is effortless to wear.
The fabric is very high in quality.
When comparing it to the L-space swimsuits I've been using for the past couple years, the quality is clearly superior. This swimsuit top is holding up much better and proving to use more durable fabric. I dislike spending a fortune of swimsuits only to have them break down after 1 summer of use.

This Patagonia suit is holding up nicely. I did find the removable pads weren't staying in place, so I just tossed them. The top itself is very adjustable and I'd imagine it will work well on a wide variety of bust sizes. I'm a34B cup and the size small fit well.

In terms of fit, this suit doesn't exactly do wonders for the cleavage, but it DOES keep the girls 100% locked down and in place, which is excellent if you are looking for a suit to suit active pursuits. If you're up and about hopping off cliffs, surfing, swimming or paddling, this isn't going to come off.

The nanogrip fabric is surprisingly comfy and reassuring.
If you've been on the hunt for a suit that won't budge, this is a keeper.

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Lexi Dowdall wrote a review of on February 25, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

As per usual, the fit here on Patagonia is perfect. Not too cheeky, not too "Mom Jeans."
The fabric is really thick and offers a truly comfortable fit. I am 5'3" with average hips and booty and the size small fits nicely.

I believe Patagonia designed this suit with surfing in mind, it does stay in place better than most suits. I like not having to constantly dig myself out of wedgie land, so that's a design well-executed.

This suit achieves a great mix between sporty, sexy, and functional. I'm pretty picky about my swimsuits. I've been using L-Space suits for the past few years, but they break down and wear out pretty quickly. This Patagonia suit is holding up much better. It's a better value for your money as it will certainly last longer than my L-space suits' measly 1 summer lifespan.

Highly recommend!

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Lexi Dowdall wrote a review of on January 18, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

Another classic piece from Patagonia.
I've long been a fan of their everlasting, always flattering, never out of styling dresses. And this Amber Dawn number is no exception. It's smooth, flattering silhouette will take you from the farmer's market to a sexy date night...(well...if I HAD a date). That remains to be seen. Maybe when I head to the farmer's market in this thing, I can snag myself one.

There are no weird, uncomfortable, strappy built in bra situations on this dress, which I like. It's just smooth, comfy, and absolutely effortless to wear. I typically wear it 2-3 times before laundering, don't tell my mom.
It's perfect for travel, long weekends, or feeling glamorous while camping.

If you've got a lady - grab her this - points forever.

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Lexi Dowdall wrote a review of on January 18, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: 4

This is a solid pair o shorts from Patagonia that will last you from years to come.
The fabric was honestly a bit thicker than expected, but it's comfy to wear and it's very durable. This I know from hiking around and camping in them all summer.

The best part about these shorts is the length.
It's a nice compromise between:

"Hi. I'm not a teen with cheeks aglow"

vs.

"Hi. I'm a mom. Need a snack?"

It's Goldilocks style juuuuuuust right. Not too long, nor too short. Perfect for cruising to the coffee shop on my bike, hiking, or an evening concert. Slap a fresh belt on there and add cute sandals and you're styling.
Pocket size is rather generous for a women's style as well, which I know all ladies can appreciate.

Fit is true to size and comfy as can be.

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Lexi Dowdall wrote a review of on January 5, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: small

True life confessions: I've never owned a windbreaker.

Perhaps that's why I find myself freezing my buns off every time I head off on a mountain jaunt in the summer. I don't think to add a jacket to my pack because 1). They are bulky & heavy and 2). I can't imagine needing any sort of protection when its 98 degrees in Salt Lake City.

This is a situation that has left me uncomfortable on MANY, nay countless, excursions. To have been gifted this Houdini pullover may be totally life changing.

IT FITS IN MY FANNY PACK.
IT WEIGHS LESS THAN A GRANOLA BAR.
IT'S WATER RESISTANT.
THE COLORS ARE BEAUTIFUL.

I didn't know that wind breakers break wind.
I mean...I had a super sweet neon one in the 80s, it was turquoise and white with purple accents. But it was lined with thick cotton and it most definitely didn't break any wind.
This thing is perfect for sporting ridgeline hikes or summiting granite peaks. It's game for anything. And it won't weigh you down. Not even a little bit.
This will be coming with me on all spring, summer, fall, outings henceforth.

GREAT!

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Lexi Dowdall wrote a review of on November 2, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

Another wardrobe staple from Patagonia.
This one fits swell, true to size, and hits about knee length.

I am 5'3" and 120 lbs, the size small is perfection.
The fabric itself is really lightweight, but it also has some heft to it. You won't be facing any sort of Marylin Monroe type situation with this skirt. It's flirty and it loves to twirl.

I like the silhouette on this little number. But what works best is that it can be both dressed up or dressed down, depending on your evening itinerary. Slap on a pair of cowboy boots, and you've got the perfect line dancing attire. Add flats for a casual yet classy look at work. Add a tank for a hot summer stroll.

Patagonia is a brand I love to invest in because I know their clothing lasts a good long while, and they aren't prone to going out of style. I also like knowing that this company cares about the environment and takes a huge stand within the industry to redefine responsible manufacturing. Wooo Woooooooo!

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Lexi Dowdall wrote a review of on November 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

This is one of the few 5 star items hanging in my closet. I'm a beast when it comes to reviewing jackets (my closet is full of an embarrassing amount) and I have few 5 star coats in my arsenal. Here is why this one takes the cake.

1. Recycled Down: WHAT? Yes. Patagonia responsibly sources their down from products like comforters, old jackets, or pillows and gives it a new life rather than sacrificing new birds to keep us warm. I think that is pretty darn neat, and I feel a little bit better about sporting down, knowing this fact.

2. Fit is Perfect: I don't know what those wizards are doing over at Patagonia but their woman's fit is one word: DIALED. I am 5'3" and 120lbs and the size small is perfectly tailored in every way.

3. Details, Details, Details: I loved the silky taffetta lining inside the vest. It's a lovely floral pattern. I think it beautifully contrasts with the more masculine and utilitarian feel of the tough/thick DWR outer fabric. This appeals to my inner girly-girl, who I try to keep hidden. The pockets are lined with a nice, cozy fabric that's ideal for chilly hands.

4. Durability: Besides being water resistant this fabric is really abrasion resistant too. It's thick and ready to rumble. I honestly do not mind paying a little extra for a Patagonia product, because I have perfect confidence it will spend the next 10 years in my closet. 100% worth it 100% of the time, every time.

5. Classic: I may not be much of a fashionista, but the clean lines on this vest won't go out of style anytime soon. It's cozy, cute, and fetching. Did I also mention it's warm? I tend to run hot, so adding an extra layer to my core is the perfect way to bundle up on chilly mornings or campfire nights. With the down feathers, this one is warmer than most; it's QUITE thick! But not so thick as to transport you into Michelin Man territory.

I'd been lusting after this vest for 18 months. I can't say I'm surprised but it's my most commonly used piece of fall attire. Can't wait to apres all over the canyons in this thing for winter!

Shred on.

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Lexi Dowdall wrote a review of on November 25, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I like the price and I love the fit and fabric of this little ditty.
The fabric is super soft and warm, the fit does not resemble a sack of potatoes so I am STOKE town.

I nearly bought both colors, but luckily we were out of my size so I can reduce both consumption and personal reckless spending.
I don't have many things from KAVU, but I'm beginning to like the vibe they are throwing off.

This is both comfy yet stylish and I can tell it's going to endure the rigors of my active life.
Bring It.

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Lexi Dowdall wrote a review of on November 25, 2015

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I agree with the review below in that the fit on this piece is somewhat awkward. I thought it cozy enough to keep, but let me say I do have my regrets.

I bought the maroon color and tossed it in the laundry. It dyed about 5-6 things pink. GROSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

DO NOT WASH THE PINK COLOR WITH OTHER CLOTHING!!!!!!!!
You've been warned!!

This is fun for layering and I like the fabric. I do not like the buttons which are basically non-functional. You really have to wrastle them to get them buttoned. I do not like the fact that this was not color-fast. If I had to do it again, I would not have kept this.

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Lexi Dowdall wrote a review of on November 25, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

This flannel is a total softie.
Pair it up with UBB's mission of removing a pound of trash from a waterway for every product sold and you've got yourself a winner.

One of the things I struggle with in the flannel department is unearthing a gem that does not make one appear to be a lumpy sack of grain. UBB has nailed a tailored fit with this Beech Plaid.
Not only is it made from super soft, cozy fabric, it is flattering too. You can feel like a snuggie, but you won't look like one!

I am 5'3" and 120 lbs with a small chest and the size small fits nicely. I especially appreciate the fit in the shoulders, I often find that flannels fit large in the shoulders but it's perfect on this front. Sleeve length is also dialed. Big fan o this one and highly recommend to anyone searching for a solid flannel.

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Lexi Dowdall wrote a review of on November 11, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I thought this was pretty neat and cozy in appearance.

Unfortunately I think it will look much better on someone with a little more height than me. I felt like I got lost in this garment and I didn't love how it looked on me from the rear. I don't think I quite filled it out and I felt potato-y.

Love the asymmetric cuts, cowl neckline and the fabric feels great. I don't necessarily think this shirt runs large, the cut just did not work for my body type.
But because it didn't flatter I sent it back to where it came from.

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Lexi Dowdall wrote a review of on November 11, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

Holy Moly. this is my new fav thing in the closet.
I'm wearing it constantly.
You can enjoy the comfort of a total slouch while looking sophisticated and trendy. It's beyond comfort, I absolutely adore it. I came back to buy another in the pinkish hue, but my size is unfortunatley unavail.

I am 5'3" and 120 lbs and the size small fits perfectly.
I don't want to wear this for working out, but it's pretty darn tempting. Fancy enough to pass for a sweatshirt, but with a little added style and shape to feel like a superstar.

Highly recommend.

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