Amanda V.

Amanda V.

Arlington, WA

I’m an outdoor adventure enthusiast, raising two young boys (3 & 4) to learn through exploration. I may be stay-at-home, but we spend most of our time up in the mountains hiking and camping. We intend on homeschooling after preschool so we can travel the country and learn through experiences.


My Products

La Sportiva GTX Hiking Shoes

La Sportiva GTX Hiking Shoes
Great Hiking Shoe

This shoe is a great fit if you don’t have wide feet. The shoe weight is minimal, it’s waterproof, they provide great traction, and they’re comfortable. I use these for hiking 6-10 mile trails.

Outdoor Products Essential Waist Pack

Outdoor Products Essential Waist Pack
Perfect for day hikes

My children, now 3 & 4, have used these fanny packs for 2 years and have loved them. The packs are lightweight and very adjustable.

Arc'teryx Atom LT Jacket

Arc'teryx Atom LT Jacket
Quality Lightweight Insulation Layer

Arc’teryx did an amazing job at designing this jacket to be extremely lightweight, durable, and comfortable. We hike in the PNW, which can be very wet at times, but the synthetic material this jacket is made of retains heat even when damp. I’ve struggled to find jackets that fit me properly in arm and torso length, but Arc’teryx brand fits perfect. I use this jacket for hiking, camping, backpacking, fishing, and general day use in the colder months.

Arc'teryx Kyanite Fleece Jacket - Women's

Arc'teryx Kyanite Fleece Jacket - Women's
Excellent Lightweight Insulation Layer

The Arc’teryx fleece jacket is lightweight, yet very warm. The quality is exceptional and the fit is unlike any brand I’ve ever tried. I have the hoody version of this jacket, although I know I could get away without the hood. If we’re camping or hiking in cooler temperatures, I layer this under the Arc’teryx ATOM women’s jacket. For someone who runs cold, this jacket is a great investment. I use this mainly when we’re hiking, backpacking or camping in the mountains, but I’ve loved having it when we’re fishing as well.