Jacque T.

Jacque T.

Sandy, UT

Utah based skier, climber, mountaineer, and lover of all things outdoors! With that being said, my hobbies can be expensive and I am all about finding the best gear on a budget! I have fallen in love with treasures I have found and can give you any details you need!


My Products

Nordica Nemesis Ski - Women's

Nordica Nemesis Ski - Women's
Jacque T. Sandy, UT
My go-to all mountain ski!

Powder day or groomer day it doesn't even matter. These have great camber, great edge on packed snow, and a great float on the fluff! I recently traded my alpine bindings out for some touring bindings and took these into the backcountry and so far are awesome!

Marker Tour F12 EPF AT Ski Binding

Marker Tour F12 EPF AT Ski Binding
Jacque T. Sandy, UT
Easy to use and great if you are new to backcountry!

These are perfect if you wont want to change your entire set up to kingpin style bindings and boots. You can use alpine boots just fine and be able to go out and play! They can feel a bit heavy but honestly if you are new this is the best way to start

Nordica Nordica Supercharger Ignition Skis ​

Nordica Nordica Supercharger Ignition Skis ​
Jacque T. Sandy, UT
Fun park ski

I bought these initially to teach ski school in. They are a fun flexible ski with a lot of spark to play. Going backwards in these is crazy Easy. Great edge for groomers but only 84 underfoot. Get stuck in powder a lot. Great for tricks and fun runs but if you wanna float you need a bigger base

Giro Decade Women's Helmet

Giro Decade Women's Helmet
Jacque T. Sandy, UT
Perfect if you are picky!

I knew i would be helmet picky. I wanted something good looking but comfy, and breathable. I specifically saught out vented helmets and came across this one. The ear muff peices are so warm and soft yet dont drown out all the sound so you can still hear if there is a Jerry behind you coming in hot. Vents let out the heat great so you dont overheat but keep it warm enough you dont freeze!

Vaude Brenta 35L Backpack

Vaude Brenta 35L Backpack
Jacque T. Sandy, UT
My favorite mountaineering pack

Loops for ice axes and poles, ample storage space, padded hip buckle, tons of storage space, back vent/net thingy, tons of storage space, water bladder pocket, more storage space!. I use this backpack for everything. Backcountry skiing is perfect and my shovel fits right in between the front peice and the rest if the pack. Mountaineering and trekking is great for all the above reasons as well. It is the perfect carryon. I can fit so much in this 35L its crazy!

Mammut Alugator Light Shovel

Mammut Alugator Light Shovel
Jacque T. Sandy, UT
Retractable!

Basic avy shovel. Sturdy metal and lightweight!. Easilly retracts and extends and fits in most packs. The base can be a bit wide fir smaller packs

Eddie Bauer BC Alpine Lite Jacket - Women’s

Eddie Bauer BC Alpine Lite Jacket - Women’s
Jacque T. Sandy, UT
My favoeite rain jacket!

My previous colombia jacket would get me wet at the seams. But this jacket has kept me dry every time. It also majes for a good wind breaker and there are armpit zippers fir venting! Mine is teal. I love the color! It comes in several different colora to choose from

Black Diamond 9.9 Rope

Black Diamond 9.9 Rope
Jacque T. Sandy, UT
This rope is my baby

Literally. When I got it for Christmas I took a picture with it holding it like a newborn. It is a great rope. I initially thought it would be little on the thicker side for me but I have loved it so far. Two tones of blue at midpoint, take care of her and she'll take care of you!

Five Ten Siren Lace-Up Climbing Shoe - Women's

Five Ten Siren Lace-Up Climbing Shoe - Women's
Jacque T. Sandy, UT
I will never wear another shoe

Let me tell you how long i have had these shoes now... I got my first pair of these at 17. I am now 30. I have worked climbing gyms and taken them outside and they have only ever failed me in cracks because the top leather is too soft. But I wear them religiously. My first pair lasted for YEARS even while climbing at least 3 times a week. The sole rubber is solid. The shape is like Cinderella's glass slipper on my foot. The point in on the big tow which is great for tiny toe holds. It has a wider round out so you dont feel pinvhed in the pinky toe. When they finally fell apart enough I was nervous to buy new ones but they still made my faborite shoe and I will keep wearing these as long as I climb

Salomon Arctic Lady Ski Poles

Salomon Arctic Lady Ski Poles
Jacque T. Sandy, UT
Sturdy!!!

I used to have some Rossi poles that got bent to hell almost immediately. But these have been great for a few years now! Mine are white and teal. My favorite color which is partially why I chose them.

La Sportiva Synthesis Mid GTX Shoe- Women's Waterproof Hiking

La Sportiva Synthesis Mid GTX Shoe- Women's Waterproof Hiking
Jacque T. Sandy, UT
Go to hiking shoe with mid-ankle support

I had the la sportiva Primer Surround's begore i got these (which is essentially the exact same shoe with a lower ankle). I honestly liked the lower ones better but thats personal preference. I always prefer low rise hiking shoes I am never a fan of the higher ankles. The shoe itself is my favorite. I bought the mid ankle just to try it out and they came to Kilimanjaro with me and have done plenty of other hikes since. There was some mild ankle rubbing pain at first (which is why i hate higher ankle boots) but once I figured out how to a just the laces and give it a few miles it was fine. I will order this show again and again as they wear out but I am going back to the lower ankle version

Mammut Probe 320 Fast Lock

Mammut Probe 320 Fast Lock
Jacque T. Sandy, UT
Standard, easy to pack

I can't think of anything special in particular. Its your standard avalanche probe. Retractable like a tent pole and super easy to straighten out, just pull on the cord and it all lines up!

Mammut Element Barryvox Avalanche Transceiver

Mammut Element Barryvox Avalanche Transceiver
Jacque T. Sandy, UT
Easy to read and use

2 modes, search and send. Easy to read display so you know exactly how much battery is left, and in search will guide you with arrows!! Convenient! Stay safe out there!

Kelty Coyote 80L Backpack

Kelty Coyote 80L Backpack
Jacque T. Sandy, UT
Never let me down.

I have had an older version of this pack for well over a decade now and it is still in great condition with a ton of mileage. There is a mens and womens version which will allow for better fit. Womens pack had typically shorter torso, straps set a little wider (for the tatas) and better hip placement on the belt. Highly reccomend.

La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX Mountaineering Boot - Women's

La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX Mountaineering Boot - Women's
Jacque T. Sandy, UT
No other boot even compares

Sub zero temps on snow and ice you need a solid mountaineering boot. I love that la sportiva made a womens specific of the Evo's. It makes for a better all around fit because womens feet are shaped a little differently. I never even felt like I had to break them in. No blisters no pain, they are a heavy boot but what mountaineering boot isn't?

Marker Moment Ski Jacket - Women's

Marker Moment Ski Jacket - Women's
Jacque T. Sandy, UT
Warm yet breathable

Armpit zippers! This jacket is nice and thickly lined for frezzing cold days but can allow for venting as you heat up! It is my go to jacket for skiing but I have also taken this to the top of Kilimanjaro in subzero temps before dawn, as we'll as the Himalayas of Nepal! I love this jacket so much!

Nordica Santa Ana 100 Ski - Women's

Nordica Santa Ana 100 Ski - Women's
Jacque T. Sandy, UT

La Sportiva Primer Surround GTX Hiking Shoes - Women's

La Sportiva Primer Surround GTX Hiking Shoes - Women's
Jacque T. Sandy, UT

I seriously wish I had like 5 pairs of these! They are the comfiest hiking shoe I have ever owned. Lightweight while still very HQ. Gortex waterproofing I could literally walk in streams without getting wet (as long as the water line was shallower than my ankles of course) and I put several hundreds of miles on these before needing to replace them. And the tread was still in great condition, it was the insides I had worn down after what was probably close to a thousand miles of hiking. I never really had to break them in, and they never gave me hotspots or blisters!!! They got me to Everest Base Camp and then some! I love La Sportiva for footwear. I have never been disappointed. 😁

REI Midweight Base Layer Half-Zip Top - Women's

REI Midweight Base Layer Half-Zip Top - Women's
Jacque T. Sandy, UT

Best base layer I own! I have alot of lighterweight layers but the midweight I use more frequently for climbing and skiing because its significantly warmer. I wore it nearly everyday in Nepal at High Altitude and I wear it practically every time I go skiing.

Black Diamond FreeWire Quickdraw

Black Diamond FreeWire Quickdraw
Jacque T. Sandy, UT

Great easy to use Quickdraws. These aones are a little heavier than my others but the spring cages are easier to clip in with and they are incredibly strong

Marmot Trestles 0 Sleeping Bag: 0 Degree Synthetic

Marmot Trestles 0 Sleeping Bag: 0 Degree Synthetic
Jacque T. Sandy, UT

SO WARM! Almost too warm if its not cold enough outside! This is a zero degree Fahrenheit bag. Pay attention. Some day zero degree Celsius. I have tested this bag to about -10°F and was still comfortable. The lower the degree, typically the more expensive the bag but I felt like this was a steal for the quality!

REI Midweight Base Layer Tights - Women's

REI Midweight Base Layer Tights - Women's
Jacque T. Sandy, UT

Best base layer I own! These are my go-to pants I wear under my snowpants for skiing! They are super comfy and warm. It took me over 5 years to wear a hole in the inner thigh wearing them a couple days a week in the winter and randomly lounging around the house or while camping in the spring/summer/fall. I love that REI still makes them because they seem to be everyone's go-to base layer!

ABC Ascender (Right HAND)

ABC Ascender (Right HAND)
Jacque T. Sandy, UT

These did not come with instructions but if you know how to use an ascender already than it is incredibly easy! I feel incredibly safe with this on a line. The teeth on the mechanism are incredibly strong I felt like I could hang off of it on the rope on its own! As long as your rope is dry and free of ice you will have no problems! (Ice on any rope with any ascender is no bueno)

Chaco ZX/2 Classic Sandal - Women's

Chaco ZX/2 Classic Sandal - Women's
Jacque T. Sandy, UT

I love the thinner double strap Chaco over the thick single strap! I think they are cuter but it is all peraonal preference. I will say as much as I think the big toe loop makes the sandal more attractive, on both my single strap and double strap it would always get tight and I would try to loosen it every time and seemed to make no difference. For my next pair I plan to get the style without the toe strap. I have these in 2 very different sizes and have found that interestingly enough my 7Wide in womens fits better than my 8 1/2 regular. My 8 1/2 will give me hot spots in my arch but I have backpacked over 20 miles straight in my 7 wides no problem. So with that being said make sure you have the best size for YOUR feet to have the best experience!

Chaco Z/2 Classic Sandals - Women's

Chaco Z/2 Classic Sandals - Women's
Jacque T. Sandy, UT

I love the thinner double strap Chaco over the thick single strap! I think they are cuter but it is all peraonal preference. I will say as much as I think the big toe loop makes the sandal more attractive, on both my single strap and double strap it would always get tight and I would try to loosen it every time and seemed to make no difference. For my next pair I plan to get the style without the toe strap. I have these in 2 very different sizes and have found that interestingly enough my 7Wide in womens fits better than my 8 1/2 regular. My 8 1/2 will give me hot spots in my arch but I have backpacked over 20 miles straight in my 7 wides no problem. So with that being said make sure you have the best size for YOUR feet to have the best experience!

Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet

Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet
Jacque T. Sandy, UT

Comes in a couple different sizes but also has an adjustable fit, great climbing helmet for any head size!

Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe

Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe
Jacque T. Sandy, UT

Length of axe needed is based on height. This is going to be your standard basic mountaineering axe. This is meant to be used for glacier travel not ice climbing. You need curved ice axes for ice climbing.

REI Kornati Roll-Up Pants - Women's

REI Kornati Roll-Up Pants - Women's
Jacque T. Sandy, UT

I wear these EVERYWHERE! I am shocked and glad they have not gotten worn out either! I have had these pants for over a year, I bought them for trekking in Nepal but I would wear them to work at least 3 times a week! Usually wearing the same pants that often I tend to wear tears in the inner thigh but these pants are going strong! They come in khaki, grey and black. Im getting more! They are the comfiest hiking pants ever and I really do wear them everywhere!

Julbo Tamang Glacier Sunglasses

Julbo Tamang Glacier Sunglasses
Jacque T. Sandy, UT

I love my Julbos! The Tamang glasses were the most affordable option for someone on a budget headed to the Himalayas. They are rated on a scale of 1-4 based on UV protection at altitude on snow and these are a category 4 which is the highest rating! They have visor protection at the rim by your cheeks to keep snow glare from coming up from underneath and they are SUPER COMFY! They work great at any altitude with snow. HIGHLY recommend!

Teva Olowahu Flip Flops - Women's

Teva Olowahu Flip Flops - Women's
Jacque T. Sandy, UT

I have established quite the collection in various colors! These are way more supportive than your generic flip flop. The extra straps help you from gripping woth your toes so your feet can relax. The foam does wear over time like any shoe but its thicker and takes a while to wear. I wear these practically every day and usually within a year its time for new ones. (I know I shouldn't wear flip flops daily) but they are so cute and comfy!

Black Diamond Oz Quickpack

Black Diamond Oz Quickpack
Jacque T. Sandy, UT

These are my favorite Quickdraws! They are incredibly light and easy to clip in!

Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampon

Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampon
Jacque T. Sandy, UT

I snagged mine at a Black Diamond Garage sale! They are easy to attach for the most part but there is a trick to properly doing the strap so it doesnt get loose while climbing. You can youtube how to put them on, there are tons of videos out there just make sure to search for those with the straps.