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SARAH STOSICH

SARAH STOSICH

Anywhere there is a mountain.

SARAH STOSICH's Passions

Snowboarding
Paddling
Hiking & Camping
Yoga

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SARAH STOSICHwrote a review of on April 11, 2017

So glad I listened to the Rep!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: 36.5

Sizing with climbing shoes can be tough, expecially as you will these shoes WILL stretch with use so it can be tough to tell if the right size is correct when they are brand new.
I tried on a size up from my true size, and it felt comfortable, but luckily I was at a demo, and the rep instructed me to go at least to my true size , if not a .5 size even smaller than that. After my first 10 uses with the shoe the fit is perfect! If I had gone with that larger size I would be super bummed that the fit isn't tight enough.
They are nice and grippy, and super comfortable. I know I'll be able to use these on a multi-pitch day, as I don't have to take them off between climbs in the gym. Comforatable to walk around in and super versatile on the wall.
So happy with these. Not too agressive, but have great fit, and of course look cute on my feet as an added bonus!

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SARAH STOSICHwrote a review of on April 11, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

This tech t is extermely breathable and soft. The fabric also feels cool on your skin, and keeps you cool when hiking and running. It's a little snug but doesn't shrink so I'm very happy with the fit. It does show some lines underneath the shirt - but for me that is just more motivation to work on my six pack!

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SARAH STOSICHwrote a review of on April 11, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: S

I have several pairs of Icebreaker underwear already. I love the thong as I can wear it to go running/yoga and not have to be constantly picking a wedgie and worried about lines showing.
The anti-microbial feature and Merino wool add extra comfort. Great for running ,backpacking, yoga, and so much more!

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SARAH STOSICHwrote a review of on April 11, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: O/S

I took this mat camping with me as I had planned to do morning yoga each day I was out in the wilderness. Not only was it thick enough that I did not get pine needle pokey's through the mat, it held it's form and was large enough I didn't have to go off of the mat at all. However I was pleasantly surprized to find that later that night when I was too tired to blow up my air matress- it was thick enough for me to use as my sleeping pad! Now i know I can take it traveling with me etc. and use it for Yoga and sleep if need be. Kept its shape well and didn't show signs of wear even though I used it outside for 3 days.
The color is super cute as an additional bonus!
I wold totally get this mat again, and purchase it as a gift for my fellow yogi's.

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SARAH STOSICHwrote a review of on January 16, 2017

More durable than I was told!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I was looking for a great warm shoe to slip on when I needed to run out to my car super fast. These booties aren't technically designed to be worn AS SHOES, but I have been doing just that and they are holding up really well!

They feel like clouds on your feet and stay extremely dry if you are walking on snow. I can't wait to take these out backpacking to wear at camp.

I wear a size 6-6.5 shoe, and the size Small bootie fit perfect.

I haven't fully submerged them in snow or in water, and I wouldn't recommend it if you want the down to stay nice and fluffy.

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SARAH STOSICHwrote a review of on January 16, 2017

Bringing it back old school style:)
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 125 lbs

I love these.

From the moment I saw them, I knew I needed them despite the fact that I can wear them in the mountains.

Now I've taken them out in spring and snowy conditions and would pick these over my goggles except that they don't do much for warmth on the really snowy days.

I wear these all the time, and have found them helpful driving in winter conditions too!

Also, I have an abnormally small head, and love that these have rubber casing around the stems that hook around your ear. I often have a hard time finding Sunnies that fit, but these stay on great because of those rubber hooks.

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SARAH STOSICHwrote a review of on January 16, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: S

If your dude hasn't switched to Ethika's yet, it's time to get him his first pair! They are extremely stretchy, and wick moisture so they are comfortable for many hours of wear. With 100's of awesome prints, these boxers make great little gifts or stocking stuffer's during the holiday season.
They run true to size, but if your man is in between sizes, I'd suggest sizing up.

I even have my own pair that I love and wear snowboarding!

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SARAH STOSICHwrote a review of on November 16, 2016

Got the gloves, the jacket is next!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I've been wanting these gloves for a year, ever since the first time I was introduced to the OR Melody Fabric. This stuff is killer soft, and keeps my hands warm when I go out to my car first thing in the morning. I can wear them under my mittens when snowboarding, and they are perfect for my early morning runs with my pup.
The best part is the sensor touch pads on the fore finger and thumb, i'd say that the fore finger works a little bit better than the thumb, and the extra grip on the inside of the palm and fingers is great for your ski poles or steering wheel!

Will definitely be coming back for the Melody Jacket, because it's so warm and soft.

True to size, I'm a small, the thumbs are just a tich too big but not enough to bother me or is really noticeable.

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SARAH STOSICHwrote a review of on November 16, 2016

Perfect Warmth
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

What a great Parka! The fit is as true to size as they come. I have just enough room in the parka to wear a sweater or jacket underneath, however I rarely need to because it SUPER WARM and breathes well indoors. I stay as warm as I like outdoors, and the faux fur hood adds an extra level of heat on really cold days. It's just the right length, long enough to cover my back-side, but still allows an above knee length dress to peek out. It has wrist cuffs to keep extra wind from blowing into the jacket from the sleeve, and the media pocket on the left side is great for your phone, id, or ski pass! Plus one for the Pertex Endurance out layer, that is pretty dang water resistant in the snow and rain. A must have for winter, especially if you need something to cruise around in on a windy/blustery downtown night!

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SARAH STOSICHwrote a review of on November 16, 2016

Adjustable Back Panel for the Win!
5 5

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

I've loved my Osprey Tempest that I purchased a while back, so I was happy to find out the VIVA functions just as well for a larger pack as was going on a fall backpacking excursion and needed a little more room for warmer clothes than my 40L could comfortable accommodate.

Pros:
Waist belt pockets fit my phone, which I used to take all my pictures on the trip, definitely the easiest access point while wearing.
Plenty of room for all of my clothes/food, and I was even able to separate a bag of wine on top of wear the pack clasps together and the drawstring tied it down so it didn't leak or slosh around. would be useful for easy access of a light jacket.
The pouch on top of the pack was large enough to hold my first aid kit, ALL of my food and snacks for 3 days, my OR transition jacket, AND an extra pair of socks for easy access. I had plenty of room for everything on my 3.5 day trip.
This adjustable back panel can fit up to a size M, without compromising the waist size for slimmer hikers with long torso's. I thought the pack was sitting a little high, wiht one flip of the Velcro I had it lengthened to a perfect fit on my hips where I like the pack.
Airspace back panel provides great breath-a-bility, especially paired with the Outdoor Research Transition jacket.

Cons:
can't think of one at the moment! It was perfect for my trip.
Maybe some might think it was slightly heavy for our ultra light backpackers, I didn't find it to be a problem.

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SARAH STOSICHwrote a review of on November 16, 2016

Must have for hiking!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I wore this jacket for 3 days straight hiking the Grand Canyon from North Rim to South Rim and it functioned perfectly.

Temps were ranging from about 40 degrees - 60 degrees which is a little warm for this jacket, but because of the breath-a-bility it worked perfectly. It also warmed me up quickly after dunking in Ribbon Falls early in the morning. Throughout most of the hike I was in shade and would've been cold, but thanks to my transition jacket I was perfectly content.
It did show light signs of wear on the back from my backpack, so I might recommend wearing this hiking or climbing wear the pack won't be rubbing up and down constantly on your back.

On sizing, the small fit perfect and is my true size, however I would probably size up to a medium on my next one as it will fit a little bit more comfortable if I had on a long sleeve t. It will definitely layer under a shell great as it clings to your bod and is well tailored. I love that the design of the Polar Tec Power grid, where it keeps your front nice and warm, then is lighter on your back panel to help expel extra heat.

Definitely a must have mid/base layer jacket.

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SARAH STOSICHwrote a review of on November 16, 2016

5 5

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

I wanted a bag that would be warm enough as I sleep cold, but not too hot as I was camping in UT July and it can stay fairly warm at night.
This bag held up to the 34 degree rating perfectly, I did have to sleep in my down jacket and socks to be totally comfortable, but that is pretty normal again, as I sleep cold personally.
My favorite things about this bag is that for the temperature rating, it packed down super small to fit into a 40L bag without taking too much space up, about 6" long with a circumference of about 11" even though the specs say 12". It was a light as it says in the specs too, which was awesome and left plenty of room in my pack for food, clothing, and of course some beers!

I would definitely recommend this sleeping bag for spring and summer camping.

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SARAH STOSICHwrote a review of on November 16, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 195 lbs
Size Purchased: 33

Bought these as a gift. Not only are they super water resistant for lightweight rain or the occasional wine spill, but they are super lightweight and great for wearing backpacking.

The material wicks moisture great, but also breathes well and is truly soft. He was definitely stoked on them, and will already wants a new pair in a different color!

He was also excited that they came in all the sizes, as he's in between a 32 and 34, the 33 fits perfect, and not al pants come in that size! Thanks Kuhl!

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SARAH STOSICHwrote a review of on November 16, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: S

I have ordered several pairs of the Icebreaker Hot Sprite pant that I've loved, but I did get a little [anite line wiht some jeans, and wanted to try the thong style out for running and spandex wear over top. Not only is the fit perfect, they are equally as comfortable as the Hot Sprite that I have, and now NO underwear line! Perfect for running, or wearing hiking the grand canyon like I did!
A must have for lightweight backpacking, they only weigh a couple grams!

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SARAH STOSICHwrote a review of on November 16, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

There are a lot of great products out there, but as far as merino wool undies go, this has been my favorite brand so far! I can't stock up on these in bulk, but I find myself adding a new pair to every order! Love them and have now tried out a few different styles too!

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SARAH STOSICHwrote a review of on November 11, 2016

I HAVE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER!!!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: M/L

This poncho is my new go to for EVERY Trip. It's comfortable, light weight, and WARM!

It brings the softness of the Patagonia Synchilla fleece with a fun new twist, DOUBLES AS A BLANKET! With large zip pockets, and snaps on either side of the back to create large arm holes if you need them.

I have a M/L which is great because I wanted it to be really big. I love the hood that hangs off the back and kept me super warm in the rain. Loved the sizing as it was big enough to reach around myself and my dog, I unzipped the poncho just a little from the top and my dog could poke his head out.

The Pattern is super fun and maybe my favorite part, and I constantly get complimented on it whenever I wear it out!

LOVE LOVE LOVE My Synch Fleece Poncho :D:D:D

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SARAH STOSICHwrote a review of on October 27, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

In the past I've always used and trusted Camelbak reservoirs and they are great.

I thought I would try out the Osprey Reservoir due to the fact that I have the Osprey Tempest pack and thought they might be more compatible. I went with the 2.5 L in case I'm going long distances without access to water, as 2.5 L can sustain me for about 14 miles.

I used the for the first time hiking the North Rim to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It fit perfectly in the slot for the pouch on my 65L Osprey VIVA. I would suggest to leave a little room in your pack to help you load it without feeling like it's going to burst. It is very lightweight, and you can physically feel that it is lighter than it's Camelbak alternative.

I love that it has a press and fold seal. it's super leak proof and easy to fill.

The only recommendation I have on this reservoir is to fill it not quite to the fill line. When you close it if it's too full, it will spill and be wet before you seal it closed.

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