Hello everyone! My name is Jen and I've been in the outdoor industry since 2011. My experiences include hiking the UP of Michigan, contributing to a white water kayaking society, canoe guiding, teaching various classes at the local climbing gym, and I have worked at multiple major outdoor retailers.
prAna Stretch Zion Pant
Waist deep mud with no stains
I ended up purchasing the men’s Zions because I could not find the women’s equivalent in talls before I left for my first summer of guiding. Two pairs of these lasted me through 100 days on trail portaging through the Canadian crownlands and the trails were either wonderful or bushwhacking through waist deep mud. You can’t even tell I took the tag off with how well they look after.
MSR WhisperLite Stove
Creative camp cooking
The guide service I worked for supplied us with these stoves. I was cooking for anywhere from six to fifteen people and this stove allows you to get creative. It’s very user friendly and work well in all weather conditions. Very easy to do fiend maintenance to a point where wearing the fix it took became a fashion trend because you never needed it. My favorite feature is the low simmer to be able to make backcountry blueberry jam in the Canadian Northwoods.
Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody - Women's
My Favorite Jacket EVER!
People say, “Look to the staff, see what they’re wearing because it the best.” Of all the outdoor shops, climbing gyms, and guide services I’ve worked for, almost everyone on staff owns this jacket. It’s incredible for everything, a stand alone fall jacket or a winter mod layer for skiing and snowboarding. I own it in three colors.