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Sara Gemmell

Sara Gemmell

Employee

Sara Gemmell's Passions

Skiing
Yoga
Climbing
Hiking & Camping
Running
Biking
Paddling

Sara Gemmell's Bio

After growing up and going to school in Michigan, my itch for the outdoors found me in Utah not long after I graduated from Northern Michigan University with my Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. I grew up with a love for skiing and I couldn't stay away from the mountains, so after a ski season of instructing in Park City, I decided to try to make Utah home. I worked a number of jobs, in a variety of industries, all with the goal of pursuing a career in the Outdoor Industry. Now, after a year of working for The North Face at the retail level, I am continuing to grow a career in the industry with the Backcountry.com team.

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on May 18, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This tent is great! I was a little weary of whether or not we would actually be able to fit 4 girls in it, but it was the perfect size! We even spent a couple stormy evenings playing cards in the tent. The set-up is super straight forward and was easy for us to get set up within minutes each night. What impressed me the most about this tent was on the 3rd night when we experienced 60 MPH wind gusts and an intense sand storm in Moab. The tent handled the winds like a boss! I do wish we had a few more stakes, though.... there was a bit of sand getting in through the screen windows. Overall, I was very impressed with the ease-of-assembly, durability, and quality of this tent!

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on May 15, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I forgot how much I love Smith goggles until putting on a different brand of goggles the other day and having them fog up immediately when I broke a sweat. The Vaporator Lens technology with a Porex Filter never lets the Smith I/O 7's fog! I also love the AirEvac helmet integration technology that gives the perfect helmet-to-goggle integration and the quick interchangeable lens technology that allows you to quickly adjust to variable lighting conditions.

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on May 9, 2017

4 5

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

These leggings are great! The fit is great, the material is so comfortable, durable and moisture-wicking, and they don't fall down while running! I have worn these for hiking, running, camping, and yoga and they are perfect for all activities. Also, I have washed them a couple times and they haven't started pilling at all. They are a little long in length, but that is usually the case for me with my short legs. Definitely going to have to purchase these in another color!

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on May 9, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I recently purchased this tank and I love it! It is the perfect tank for layering or wearing by itself for any workout. The material is so soft and moisture-wicking and the fit is so cute. It does fit a little bit bigger than I thought it would but I still really love the comfortable fit.

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on May 9, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

These tights are perfect for spring running! The anatomical design and grippy tape along the calf-cuff ensures that they fit in all the right places and I never felt like they were falling down mid-run. The material is soft and breathable but still very durable to hold up to any workout. The only thing that I don't love is that these do fit a little smaller than my other size small leggings, but I think that a Medium would have been too large.

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on May 9, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

These shorts are great! I purchased them for hiking, but have been wearing them as a board short and for climbing, as well. I was a little nervous that the material wouldn't feel as comfortable with the DWR finish, but I was wrong! The DWR is great for jumping in the river mid-hike and having dry shorts within minutes. They are a little short for a climbing harness, but with a little adjustment I made them work for climbing too!

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on May 4, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

This dress is great! It is perfect for wearing to work, or even for throwing on over a swim suit. The material is so comfortable and I love the Ivory Montego pattern. I purchased the small and it is a little bigger on me than I thought it would be.

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on April 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I recently purchased this shirt for a 4 day hiking/camping trip in southern Utah and I love it! I kept this pullover in my backpack the entire trip to throw on when it cooled off. The material is so soft and moisture-wicking! I love how functional this top is while still having a very flattering fit.

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on April 27, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I recently purchased this shirt before a 4 day camping/hiking trip in southern Utah. This shirt was great! I layered it under other shirts when it was cooler, and hiked in it by itself when it was warmer and it held up for 4 days! It is super moisture-wicking and the fabric is so soft. It does seem to run a little small, though. Normally I wear a small, but I purchased a medium in this top.

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on April 27, 2017

4 5

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

These pants rock! I recently purchased these pants for hiking and camping and I love them. They are so comfortable and a super cute fit. I have been wearing them rolled, but the length is good unrolled too. The waist-cinch is great to get the best fit, but they also have belt loops to wear with a belt. These will definitely be my go-to camping and hiking pant for the summer!

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on April 19, 2017

4 5

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

This jacket has been my go-to spring jacket. I love the fit, with the tapered length in the back and the waist-cinch. Also, the stretchy fabric on the sleeve-cuffs instead of Velcro is great. This jacket hold up great when it is slightly raining, but I wouldn't recommend wearing it for extended time while it's down-pouring, I got a little damp.

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on April 19, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I love this sports bra! I purchased it because I have two of The North Face Stow-n-Go Sports Bras and love the support, but wanted something with smaller straps. I love how the Motivation Strappy Sports Bra fits! I have hiked, biked, ran, skied, and done yoga in this bra and feel very supported. I bought the black, but may have to buy another color because I like it so much.

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on April 19, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I recently purchased this shirt and have been wearing it for everything... yoga, hiking, running, biking... I love it! The fit is great and the material is so soft! It isn't quite as moisture-wicking as I had hoped, but I really like it!

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on April 5, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I purchased this pack because I wanted something for mountain biking that was small, still has a waist and chest strap, and is H2O compatible...this pack had it all! I love that it has a separate compartment for my Camelbak bladder, the main compartment has all sorts of zipper compartments, and there is a small outside zipper compartment, as well. I have an Osprey pack for backpacking, and another one for backcountry skiing, so I knew I would be impressed by the Tempest for biking!

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