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BexOnHood

Oregon and Beyond!

Rebecca's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Paddling
Snowshoeing

Rebecca's Bio

I live in a cabin in the woods on a mountain and travel all over the place so I can get my grubby little feet in as much dirt around the world as I can. Shred, paddle, skate, hike, lather, rinse, repeat!

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BexOnHood wrote a review of on October 15, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am in love with the whole Eagle Creek Pack-It line and this is no exception. Surprisingly durable for how lightweight it is (I've had it for several months during which I've probably gone on 10 trips and it still looks new) and you can fit a lot of stuff in it. The side pockets are nice for things like hair ties, q-tips, mascara, eyeliner and other skinny and/or flat stuff. To give a specific example of the inside capacity, I cram in travel-size shampoo, travel-size conditioner, tooothpaste, toothbrush, face lotion, eye cream, travel-size sunscreen, small container of face soap, razor, little bottle of hair oil, few bits o' makeup, travel deodorant, a bracelet, a pair of earrings and a hairbrush no problem. Pretty much the perfect size for regular travel (I'd probably only use half the capacity for backpacking or whatnot) for a low-maintenance chick!

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BexOnHood wrote a review of on September 17, 2014

Great jacket, nice and long!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

I've had a hard time finding a down jacket that is: a. fitted so I don't look like a puffball, b. not too fitted across the chest (36D - it's a challenge), and c. long enough for my monkey arms and torso. This thing totally fits the bill! I'm 5'9" with a big chest, athletic build and lanky arms and it's often really hard for me to find jackets that fit just right. Either I get a large and the boobs are tight and the sleeves are short or I get an XL and look like I'm wearing dude clothes. But this is just so perfect, it's like it was made for me. I got a size L... nice and long in the sleeves and back, tailored but not tight and SO WARM. Seriously, SO WARM! I have a pretty decent sized set of hips on me, but I didn't find the bottom to be tight as another reviewer said. The red color is awesome and the jacket packs down to the size of a nalgene bottle. Haven't endurance-tested it yet, but so far so good!

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BexOnHood wrote a review of on September 11, 2014

Stroganoff is Very Satisfying
5 5

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

I love stroganoff and am always satiated after a good stroganoff. My boyfriend also loves stroganoff; he can't get enough of it, especially when I'm away on business. Even the dog loves stroganoff!
Seriously, I would buy it for the double entendres alone, but it actually IS delicious, too. A good amount of food and doesn't require extra seasoning... one of my MH faves!

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BexOnHood wrote a review of on September 8, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This hammock is so rad - I was a little hesitant at first because the material is so light but it's really strong! I accidentally put a wee hole in it because I had a back pocket snap that was bent and had a sharp edge, but doesn't compromise the hammock so far as I can tell; I've been using it regularly for months after the hole and it hasn't had any detrimental effect that I can see. Packs down to about the size of a nalgene bottle, so it's actually feasible to bring it pretty much everywhere, which is awesome. My only complaint is that the 'biners that come with it are super heavy, but that was an easy fix with a couple of lightweight climbing biners! The straps that come with it work fine, but I also have some alternate straps that I made from thicker nylon webbing that I use at home where the hammock gets heavy use in the backyard and I don't want to hurt the trees.

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BexOnHood wrote a review of on September 4, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

Love that these tights are so thick. I get really sick of bending over in the gym and knowing that everyone can see I'm wearing wonder woman underpants. No show here! I agree that they have a little extra knee-pit room, but nothing particularly annoying and this seems to happen with my other stoic baselayer, too. I'm 5'9" with LeBron James legs, so it's magical that they actually go down to my ankles. I have mixed feelings about the waistband, hoping it'll loosen its deathgrip a bit in time... I love it that it's tight and these pants don't fall down at ALL, but if you have any extra cushion around your midsection, it'll be in a bit of a chokehold. That said, I'd rather have a muffintop that have my ass hanging out because my tights have shuffled their way down to my knees again :)

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BexOnHood wrote a review of on August 29, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am a woman with a big head and a prominent beak yet somehow, a medium-sized face. Therefore, I have a pretty wicked time finding perfect goggles. Smith's fit all my needs! Plenty big enough to fit over my helmet, comfy on my nose and a perfect fit on my face. Good range of view and great styles. They fog up once in awhile when I've got a facemask tucked up into them on super cold days, but I think that's pretty unavoidable with ANY goggles. Up on Hood, we get a lot of mixed-bag days where it will be cloudy, snowing, flat light, then peeks of sunshine...for those days the ignitor mirror lenses are great. For low light/snowy days, red sensor is awesome. Although these are technically a dudes' goggle, I'd totally recommend them for ladies who find women's goggles just a teeny bit too small!

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BexOnHood wrote a review of on August 27, 2014

3 5

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

I was a little surprised by these pants! I have gone through at least 5 pairs of Burton pants and a large fits me perfect EVERY time (5'9" about a size 10-12), but these were too small... not a huge amount too small, but with the sig fit I expect a little gansta sag in my pants and these were super fitted. I'd say the large is commensurate with a size 8 jeans. The color (hot streak) is AWESOME and I exchanged for an XL in the hopes that they fit because they're really cute and I love gore-tex. I'll revise my review when the XL's come in if they're a better fit!

** UPDATE: the XL's fit great! So strange that all of their other pants seem so consistently sized, but as long as I found a good fit, I'm stoked.

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BexOnHood wrote a review of on August 22, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

It's a really cute hoodie and I love the length and details, but it has two problems which were a deal-breaker for me. One: sleeves were too short. I have pretty long arms (5'9" and lanky) and the sleeves on this came to my wrist bones. Two: the buttons on the flap over the zipper are way cute, but there's no way in hell I'm going to zip up a hoodie and then button five buttons every time I put it on... they should have been faux buttons, maybe, with a velcro or magnet closure for the flap. Bottom line: sleeves to short, user to lazy to button up a hoodie!

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BexOnHood wrote a review of on August 1, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

Just cold! I'm so stoked I finally shelled out for the Gore-Tex and found a pair of pants I can park my butt in the snow in without fear of swampass. Also, they are a really good more technically-oriented pant.... I love the articulated knees for hiking and they look steezy but have a pretty tailored fit so they're great for long treks if you're earning your turns. A teeny bit of stretch, too, which helps with move-ability. I pretty much always wear a large in Burton pants and they fit very well just like the rest of their pants that I have (5'9" usually a 10 or 12 pants). My only two complaints... the elastic around the boot gaiters is pretty tight and tough to get over boots AND (this is a big one) the thigh vents don't have any mesh! It SAYS mesh-lined inseam but there is no mesh on mine... even my bottom of the line Burton pants have mesh so I was reeeaaaally expecting that on these. That aside, I do love them.

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BexOnHood wrote a review of on July 29, 2014

5 5

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

I bought this in the python print and get tons of compliments every time I wear this hoodie. It's rad for spring days on the mountain when you need something just a little toasty and a little water-resistant. I got an XL so it would fit baggy, but normally I wear an L (5'9" usually about a 10-12 with longass monkey arms). I think the L would have fit fine but I wanted some sag on this one and it's perfect. The built-in neck gaiter is a cool idea but is largely useless unless you'd like to be in a choke-hold by your jacket. Not taking any stars away for that, though, since I didn't even know that was a feature until it arrived. Overall, love love love it :)

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BexOnHood wrote a review of on July 29, 2014

Adventure, party of one!
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Love this tent. I got it because I do a lot of solo camping trips that require air travel and I wanted something small to fit in my luggage. This thing packs down pretty tiny and I can cram it into my suitcase no problem. I like it that it's a lightweight one-person, is free-standing, doesn't have the claustrophobic feel of a bivvy and is pretty cheap! I can sit straight up in it and when I lie down, I've probably got about 10" on either side of me to the walls. The only problem I've run into is that since it's tall and narrow, you've really gotta lash it down well if it's windy otherwise it'll take flight!

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