Skier. Climber. Mountaineer. Traveler. River rat. Outdoor enthusiast. I drink a lot of coffee and wear socks with my Chacos when it gets cold.
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I love this rashguard! The Mosaic pattern is bright and beautiful, and the bunching on the sides is really flattering. I also love the cut--it allows for a wide range of motion, while still looking cute enough to wear out on the town. The fabric is also really soft and comfortable, and the fit is true to size. I've yet to wear it out on the water (I'll be working as a river guide this summer though, so I'm sure it will get plenty of use), but it's a perfect top for climbing too. Very happy with this one!
...the title says it all. This shirt is good to sweat in. It's soft, comes in nice colors (I have it in Dark Raspberry and Glacier Green), and the price is pretty hard to beat. I will agree with other reviewers in saying the fit can be a little weird. I'm normally between a S and M in most things, and I got the S in this shirt. It fits well, but it's a little baggy by my armpits. At this price though, I'm not too concerned. It does the job and keeps me cool and comfortable while climbing, so I consider it a success.
I got one of these for my boyfriend after his old hammock got stolen (karma will get you one day, hammock thief!). Getting the double hammock was a no-brainer, because it was just as much a gift for me as it was for him :) This thing is huge, super comfortable, and packs down small enough to take pretty much anywhere. You should get one.
This towel is AWESOME! I bought one last year before backpacking around Japan for a few weeks and was blown away by how useful it was, so I just bought another one for my boyfriend as a Valentine's Day gift. It's super soft, which is something a lot of travel towels lack. It also dries incredibly fast, and the Large size is perfect--it covers everything, so you can feel safe walking around in it after you shower. I highly, highly recommend this product to any traveller or lover of the outdoors. You'll never regret throwing it in your bag.
I love this bra so much. As an A cup, I don't need much support at all, so I can get away with wearing this under just about anything. It's incredibly comfortable, and the back detail is super cute too. Like a lot of the other reviews mentioned, I would suggest looking elsewhere if you need any sort of support...I really wouldn't recommend this to anyone above an A cup (mayyyybe a B) for that reason. I'm normally a S in Free People, so I got this in an XS/S and it fits great.
Not gonna lie, I love this shirt so much that I have to actively remind myself not to wear it multiple times a week. It's SO comfortable and flowy, and the versatility is fantastic--you can wear it as a blouse, or as a short dress for a night out (leggings recommended). I seriously get compliments every time I wear this, which is a lot. LOVE IT.
I got these as a gift for my roommate and she loves them! The softshell material is really soft and versatile, and there's plenty of zips to dump heat when it's warm out. The fit is great--slim but not too tight. Brooklynn is right about the bottoms too, they don't drag and make for a seamless transition from ski boot to apres slippers. Overall, a great quality pant from Oakley.
Not sure what's left to say about these goggles that the other 87 5-star reviews didn't touch on. These goggles are fantastic, plain and simple. Easy lens swaps, awesome designs, and perfect for smaller faces. I had the I/OS for a few years before switching to these, and I'm really glad I did. They don't squeeze my face as much and have a huge field of vision. 100% satisfied. Pretty sure I'll be getting another pair of these when the time comes.
JanSport has really stepped up their game as of late. I'd been needing to replace my old school backpack for a while, but I wanted something different and I hadn't seen anything that I liked for a while...until I came across the Night Owl. The straps are super comfortable and the nylon fabric feels really sturdy. I love the top zip for the main compartment, and the smaller pockets are perfect for sunglasses, keys, chapstick, etc. My one qualm is that the water bottle pockets are sometimes a bit tight, but that may just be due to the outrageous amount of books that I stuff in this thing on a daily basis. Overall I'm very impressed with this.
These shoes are amazing. I got them because I was looking for something to replace my beat-up approach shoes, but still be able to do some trail running on occasion. They're perfect for hiking, though I agree with the other reviews in that they are a bit heavy and stiff to use solely for trail running. I've also gotten to take them out on a hike in the snow, and they kept my feet 100% dry. They're perfect for any conditions, extremely grippy, and provide great traction on snow and ice. They do run a tad small, though. I normally wear an 8-8.5 and the 40.5 fits my low-volume feet perfectly.
I got this blanket for my friend in California and she LOVES it! The pattern is beautiful and it's the perfect size to take to the beach or throw over some white sheets and add a little color to your bedspread. No complaints here.
The Huxley sunglasses from Electric are super neat. I got the purple/silver colorway, and the polarized lenses make me feel like I'm actually looking through rose-colored glasses--everything looks crisp, clear, and beautiful! The round-rimmed style is super old-school and I get compliments on them every time I wear them. They also come with a great case to keep them safe during transport. Overall, I'm quite satisfied with these. If you're looking for a high-quality pair of sunglasses that will make you look and feel like Janis Joplin (or John Lennon), this is it.
I've been a HydroFlask fan for a while now (and still am), but I got this thermos for Christmas and it's a dream! I love the vintage look and hammered texture. The push-button lid is a huge plus as well, especially when in the car or walking to class. If anything, this will keep your coffee or tea TOO hot (and in the winter, that's not a bad thing at all). Overall, this thing is amazing and you should get one.
I had always wanted a pair of legwarmers and am so glad I got these. They are a cute marled color that goes with just about anything, and they actually keep your legs really warm when worn with leggings! Definitely happy with this purchase.
The title says it all: the Hadley flannel from KAVU is my new fave. It's a thicker shirt, which is normally tough to find in women's clothing without looking too bulky. This one pulls it off though! It's got a longer fit, which I love, and the color blocking in the elbows and shoulders give it an elegant look. Be warned, though: this shirt does run a bit big. I'm normally between a Small and a Medium, but I opted for the Small in this shirt and am glad that I did. The sleeves are still a tad long, but it's nothing that a quick spin in the dryer won't fix. Otherwise, this shirt is wonderful! Get yourself one and be cozy all winter long :)
I purchased my first pair of bibs last year (the Black Diamond Front Point women's bibs) and loved the functionality, but they just weren't the right fit for my body type or for the activities I wanted to do. That said, I sold them this season in hopes that the Sentinel bibs would be a better alternative. Boy, was I right.
To be fair, I just got these this week, so my only experiences with them have been indoors modeling them for my boyfriend... That said, I'll add updates in the future as soon as I get some days in them and get a better feel for the functionality. In terms of fit though, these bibs are fantastic. I'm normally a size 4, so I ordered a Small and they fit perfectly. They're a bit narrower at the hips, so if you're curvier I'd definitely recommend sizing up. Since I'm fairly short (I'm 5'5"), the Smalls ended up being the perfect length for me. However, if you're taller than 5'6", I'd recommend going with the Mediums to make sure they're not too short.
These bibs are fleece-lined, which makes them SUPER comfortable. The straps are also the perfect width, so they don't overpower petite frames like a lot of other suspenders tend to do. The Kaprotec-reinforced edge guards feel really durable, so I'm hopeful that they won't get torn up when I'm laying my skis on edge! Overall, I'm STOKED on these babies so far. More updates and photos to come.
I just received this jacket so I've only been able to wear it around the house and to the grocery store so far, but my first impressions of it are fantastic. First of all, it's beautiful; I ordered the Rosella colorway, and it's a tiny bit lighter than it appears in the picture--a nice, brick-like color with very feminine purple details. Second, it's a great combo of a lightweight insulating layer (like Arc'teryx's own Atom LT hoody) and a sturdy Gore-Tex shell, without being too much of either. The insulation is minimal (just 80g of Coreloft around the chest with 40g along the sleeves/less crucial areas), but it's noticeably warm. This insulation makes the Tiya nice and cozy, without feeling too bulky. The Gore-Tex shell is nice and thick, as one would expect from a three-layer fabric. I've only worn it in a light drizzle so far, but it held up well and repelled water instantly.
THE FIT: I am normally in between a Small and a Medium in Arc'teryx. Since I am going to be using this primarily as a ski jacket, I opted for the larger size to allow for more room to layer. When choosing between sizes, keep in mind that the Tiya is a "Trim" fit, meaning it is made to be as form-fitting as possible (but not tight). That said, a Small on me would have been a better choice if I were purchasing this jacket to wear mostly around town or without many layers underneath.
THE FEATURES: The Tiya really excels when it comes to ski-ready features. The DropHood is a personal favorite of mine, as it minimizes bulk when you don't need to have your hood up. It's also lightly insulated, which is just LOVELY on colder days when every little bit of warmth counts. The outer pockets all have taped zippers, which help to keep out water and snow on deeper days. On the inside, a media pocket on the left and a stash pocket on the right leave plenty of room for a phone and your foggy goggles. The powder skirt is also a huge plus; it's not too bulky, but it will definitely keep snow out when you don't want it. It's also got a sticky lining on the elastic, so it will stay put when you're shredding the gnar.
THE TAKEAWAY (so far): I'm really excited to take this thing out for some Alta laps! I'm thinking it will become my go-to jacket for resort shredding. Since it's a bit heavier and insulated, I'll probably leave it at home for tours unless the weather isn't quite ideal. I will definitely post some photos and updates once I have some more experience with it!