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Sara Gemmell

Sara Gemmell

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 June 11, 2019

5 5

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

I am so stoked on these shorts! They are the best of all worlds. Perfect for hiking, water-activities, but also such a cute fit to wear casually post activity. They are a similar feel to Baggies, but the belt and fit makes them much more appealing in my opinion. They fit true to size, maybe slightly big and they don't ride up too high. I would highly recommend these shorts to anyone looking for a versatile short for outdoor activities or casual pursuits.

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on March 1, 2019

5 5

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

I purchased this as a gift for my dad, it is his 4th Better Sweater... safe to say, he loves them. Here is what he has to say about his Better Sweaters:

"This will be my fourth purchase of a “Better Sweater” from Patagonia, I really love this versatile piece of clothing. These sweaters are as at home going out to dinner as they are kayaking or cross country skiing. I use mine as a single layer in moderate temperatures, or an additional layer under shells in colder weather. The ¼ zip which I prefer allows for quick ventilation or additional warmth when needed as well. Sizing is true to size on these sweaters and I would suggest to hang them to dry rather than exposing to high heat in the dryer, this minimizes the pilling and the wear on the fabric. Great product!!"

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on January 11, 2019

5 5

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

This was a Christmas gift for my brother and he is very happy with it! It looks great but also fits very well and the material is durable and comfortable. He has a lot of flannels to compare this one too but said this might be his new fave!

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on January 11, 2019

5 5

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

I really don't think one could own too many Darn Tough socks. Every year for Christmas my parents request more Darn Tough socks, not because they've out-worn their other pairs but because they are the only socks my parents like to wear. These socks hold up and I love the patterns they come in!

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on January 11, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I finally purchased myself a pair of Blundstones and wish I could never take them off. They are perfect for morning dog walks before heading into the office or wearing around town. The sole offers great support and the durable traction is great. I usually swap out my footbeds for a something with more arch support, but it wasn't necessary with these boots because they already offer a lot of support. You really can't beat these boots! They are amazing.

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on January 11, 2019

5 5

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

My mom was in the market for a good pair of sunglasses that stayed on her smaller face, were light weight, looked good and didn't fog up while playing pickle ball and xc skiing. These sunglasses were it! She loved the neutral wood/brown colorway and was very excited that they come with interchangeable lenses for the frequently changing weather conditions in the midwest. She is very happy with these so far!

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on January 11, 2019

5 5

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

There is nothing like a good pair of tights that stay in place, are durable and look good. These tights have it all! The thick waistband keeps them in place, they are durable and not see-through and I love the mesh detail on the back of the calf. Overall, very happy with these tights so far.

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on December 14, 2018

4 5

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

These capri leggings are great! The material is so comfortable, they fit well and stay in place even when running and they come in great colorways! I got the cargo green and love them. They are great for yoga, work out classes or running.

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on December 11, 2018

5 5

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

My Foxy bibs were not complete until my recent purchase of the Unicorn Mitten! Mittens are my go-to for touring or resort skiing and these durable with a stylish twist mittens really complete my kit. They are breathable enough for chilly days in the backcountry and warm enough for long days taking lift laps.

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on December 11, 2018

5 5

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

I recently purchased these boots and so far I am very impressed! The suede upper looks so nice, they are comfortable and they are true to size. I have a feeling I will be wearing these a lot!

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on October 23, 2018

5 5

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

Finding a supportive, breathable sports bra that doesn't chafe is tough, but this bra does it all! I have worn it hiking, mountain biking and to yoga and so far I love how it fits and feels for all activities. I like that it has the option to remove the cups and it still feels plenty supportive without them.

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on October 1, 2018

Warm Pups!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I recently purchased these jackets for both of my dogs to keep them warm at night during a 3-day backpacking trip. These did the trick! They fit true to size, my dogs are ~55lbs and the medium fit both of them. They are super packable and fit in their dog packs so that I didn't have to carry them. The velcro adjustments allow for adjusting to the perfect fit. And, these held up for my very active dogs, so they seem pretty durable so far! I also love that they are reversible so that you can switch colors around.

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Sara Gemmellwrote a review of on September 13, 2018

5 5

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

I recently purchased these shoes as a gift for my dad, he loves them! I asked him what he has thought of them and he said: "I have been very pleased with my Teva water shoe purchase. I wanted a “sandal style” shoe for both kayaking, wading in rocks, and hiking and it provides all of this for me. The multiple fit adjustments on the shoe makes it very comfortable and the supportive sole is also good on the trail for hikes. They dry quick and seem to this point to be very well made. Sizing is accurate as well."

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