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Tiny B

Tiny B

Salt Lake City

Tiny B's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Biking
Skiing

Tiny B's Bio

Mountain girl in med school.
Enjoy my free time outside with Queen Molly (pictured above).

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Tiny Bwrote a review of on January 3, 2018

4 5

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

The JetForce Technology is without a doubt awesome. It's easy to learn the system, simple to maintain, and fun to practice (especially multiple times with friends). It makes for a well-oiled tool to use in the worst scenario, hopefully avoided by safe avalanche practices. I have not yet, and aim to never use this pack in an avalanche, but I do have some comments on it as a backcountry ski pack.

Packing: The 28 is enough space for the carefully packed half-day tour. More than that and you know you'll be running low on water and snacks because there's simply no space for extras with a small med kit, spare goggle lens, a layer, gloves, and skins. I'm not sure who designed the pack to have the main compartment accessed only from the back, but it's annoying to take the pack off to ever stow a single item or grab a snack. The avalanche tool compartment on the other hand is easily accessed, easily packed and separate from the other necessities.

Fit: Pretty good, I'm a 5'6" lady of average stock and I like the fit of the M/L over the S/M. Nice belt closure, easy to fumble with mittens.

Color: Love the red, and I've been told I'm easy to spot.

Overall: Would buy again considering the price point of the nearest competitor but the design of the Arc'teryx bag is far superior in terms of actual useable space for the other gear I like to have with me for a bigger longer day tour. I guess I'll have to become a better organized and stream-lined backcountry skier and not bring 5 sandwiches and 4 extra layers and my trusty space blanket.

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Tiny Bwrote a review of on May 18, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: 8/reg

I bought these pants (x2) in the green and in the grey. Both colors are represented accurately and look fantastic.

I was looking for pants to take camping, hiking, commuting.. basically an everything pant that was tough enough handle a lot of wear and tear. So far so good (I'll update in a year). They are sturdy, yet light, and exceedingly comfortable. Pockets are a good size and I like the snaps for the roll-up look, especially when bike commuting. They are definitely light enough for summer trips, with versatility from the hot days to cooler night.

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Tiny Bwrote a review of on September 14, 2015

Easy to Customize
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

As an avid amateur and outdoor enthusiast while pursuing a medical career, I take pride in my medical kits. I received this kit as a gift from a friend and on first impressions, I was impressed at how much came in a very slender pouch.

It is the perfect size for the daypack or mountain bike daypack. I opted to customize this one for MTB. I removed the info cards. I added two rolls of athletic tape (carabiner to the pouch exterior), 6 knee size band-aids, 2 large sterile gauze pads, extra ziplock, gloves, irrigation syringe, and an emergency energy gel. I swapped the medications out for 6 ibuprofen, 6 benadryl, and 6 aspirin. Same size when it was re-packed and stowed in my Shimano X-Wing Daypack.

I like the ability to use the pouch and have a basic kit. But I would recommend tailoring this kit for ONE activity and keeping it in a daypack. The kit isn't big enough to handle much more than a few diggers, so be sure to keep stock of items coming and going.

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Tiny Bwrote a review of on July 29, 2015

Survival of the Shiniest
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Upon heading up to Driggs, ID for the 4th of July, I wanted to make sure I was going survive the weekend. So, I purchased this $5 poncho. Worth it because:
1) I was highly visible to all passerbys.
2) I was protected from the elements (wind, water, fire)
3) I was temperature-neutral (sun reflected, skin cool)
3B) I did not get sunburned.
4) I added a flannel belt and mustache for increased survival advantage and style.

Overall, it takes up no space and is an essential lightweight survival tool. Clearly, this company has crafted this product using the most advanced poncho technology available.

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Tiny Bwrote a review of on January 23, 2015

5 5

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

I received the Polarized Quinn sunglasses by Spy as a gift from a thoughtful man-friend. They fit snug on my face, considering I've broken my nose and have a wider bridge. The ear pieces aren't too tight, but definitely hold the glasses well. I like the style, bigger frames so that I can use them fishing or hanging out in the ski parking lot. This is my first set of polarized lens and I'm really enjoying the precision. The quality is apparent in the product-- great frame, clear lens, and definitely a good buy for adventures.

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Tiny Bwrote a review of on January 12, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

So I am a major fan of zippered or clasp wallets after losing credit cards when shaking it with my cute, but open clutch wallet. This wallet reminds me of Mary Poppins' suitcase. It holds SO MUCH STUFF, and yet still looks sleek. I have 10 cards, $50 in cash, ID, lady products (tampon, Smuckers chapstick), iPhone 5 in lifeproof case, AND $5 in quarters in this magical wallet and it's the same size.

The canvas has a nice feel to it, though I am worried that the sleek zippers may be a bit flimsy over time. Appropriately priced, especially with 20% off.

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Tiny Bwrote a review of on January 12, 2015

4 5

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

I took these boots out after a custom fit with Inkline Boots in SLC. Right out of the box, the boots had a good feel to them. I have bunions, so I knew that a stretched toe box and a metatarsal button were a must (thus the custom fit). After a morning with the bootfitter, I took these out for an afternoon at Snowbird in less than stellar conditions. I was immediately impressed with the precision of the boot. Very quick to switch edge to edge and nice forward tilt to keep me on my toes. The boots are aggressive and need some strong thighs to drive them-- being 150lbs and pretty much all legs, I am very happy with this boot. I came nowhere near overflexing them, even in the chunder.

Easy to adjust the buckles, even with mittens. Warm with the stock liner. Great traction on the footbed for walking to the tram deck. All in all, I think these boots will break-in great and perform up to standard for an aggressive lady boot.

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Tiny Bwrote a review of on October 29, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'll be honest, I come from a spandex-wearing, light-weight championing cross-country mountain biking background. I never thought I'd need, let alone want a full-face. But after spending some time working on my descending skills and learning to love getting (inches of) air, I'm really glad that I invested in this full-face.

It was well-ventilated in the summer heat and provided a wide view of my surroundings. The Medium fit snug in a good way. Haven't taken an impact yet, but I feel better wearing this than my half-shell when riding lifts with the boyfriend.

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Tiny Bwrote a review of on October 29, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Full season of exploring Utah single track and this jersey still doesn't stink... well, at least the stink washes out really well. Construction is great, with a good fit and no riding up with my camelback. It's breathable and tough- this jersey tolerated several tumbles without a rip. I totally recommend this jersey (and I bought another one).

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Tiny Bwrote a review of on October 29, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Lezyne Super Drive XL took about 4 hrs to charge out of the box and has held a charge for ~2weeks with daily 30min use for my morning commute. It illuminates the road well at 7am and I know that I am highly visible to traffic.

On trail, the mount is stable and doesn't wiggle loose even after descending brake bumps for a couple miles. The light had a nice spread to it, illuminating the trail nicely for 2hrs. I like the handlebar mount, but the drawback of having only one light is evident in Utah's switch-back territory. That being said, I'd happily buy another Lezyne for my helmet.

One drawback: the charger cover tends to push on the charging cord, so check for a good connection before leaving it to charge overnight.

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