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Brooklynn Hall

Brooklynn Hall

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Jughandle Mountain

Brooklynn Hall's Bio

Hit me up anytime to help you out with anything you can imagine! I come from the woods of Idaho and have been around the West Coast doing whatever I can get my hands on for the last few years. I could ski before I could run and just decided to retire from ski coaching I am crazy about fabric knowledge and learning as much as I can about new gear! Hit me up to talk to me about your gear or stuf f you'd like in the future ! Contact me at brhall@backcountry.com

Brooklynn Hall

Brooklynn Hallwrote a review of on May 13, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 105 lbs
Size Purchased: XS

This I think is one of the cutest jackets from Arc'teryx. I know that is usually not why you pick out such a high-quality option but it doesn't hurt!
This jacket fits me really well and moves with my body. The jacket does not come up when I lift my arms up.
I'm 5'2 and 105 pounds and I typically wear an XS and I am an XS in this as well! It offers extra room in the upper arms so you can wear insulation if needed and not get your sleeves pushed up your arm!
I wish I could have worn this in gnarlier conditions but I just didn't get the chance!
Being an Arc'teryx item with Goretex I know it has been tested in a bunch of different ways about 1000 times! When you want to be dry and stay dry, you should always look into Arc'teryx!

Don't forget you can also retreat fabrics a few times each season to keep that waterproofing at its very best!

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Brooklynn Hallwrote a review of on March 29, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 105 lbs
Size Purchased: XS

I have never worn a more comfortable legging. These are a bit thick and warm on my body but they also feel very breathable and just damn soft!
I love the thickness of these, I've never owned any leggings like this. The pockets on the side are so cute!
Honestly, North Face is making the best leggings this year! I can't wait to hike around with these!

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Brooklynn Hallwrote a review of on March 29, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 105 lbs
Size Purchased: XS

I love these tights! I will say each picture online represents them incorrectly. These do have a bit of a unique fit on them but I think they are extremely trendy!
They are a bit more loose on the crotch and upper leg and they have a bit more room in the thigh. These are not skin tight, if you do size down in them you have a chance of looking like a stuffed sausage! These are meant to be worn with a little room for movement. THese are my favorite pants I currently own, I cannot wait to go hiking in the desert with them!
I love wearing these with a cute pair of socks and my flatform Teva shoes!

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Brooklynn Hallwrote a review of on March 29, 2019

5 5

Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 105 lbs

I am trying to dress a bit more trendy and I love incorporating a bit more of an outdoors or utilitarian vibe!
These fit true to size, the material feels a bit cold to the skin so I haven't been able to truely wear them out on a hike since its still cold.
I think these look extremely cute with a pair of chunky hiking boots or some Flatform Teva Sandals!

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Brooklynn Hallwrote a review of on March 29, 2019

In love!!!
5 5

I love these Flatform Teva Sandals!
We've carried these for a few years but they are extremely trendy this year! They are currently sold on Free People and Urban Outfitters, that is how trendy these are!
I love these, I got them in a half size down and they are perfect! I'm usually a 7.5-8 but I'll try got wear a size 7 when it comes to sandals so my feet look smaller!

I do have arthritis in my midfoot/toe joint and these make the pain worse but pain is beauty and I'm still giving them 5 stars if you like it or not

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Brooklynn Hallwrote a review of on March 29, 2019

5 5

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

I haven't had a chance to use this on an adventure yet but I don't think I'll ever go without a few of these! I will be purchasing more as well for hiking around in the summer! I think this is a great way to keep an extra set of clothing in a small bag if you need it!

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Brooklynn Hallwrote a review of on March 27, 2019

So comfy!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are hands down my favorite bindings. Each time I look around for a new binding I end up back at the Lexa. I am not snowboarding for speed so I enjoy more of a natural feel in my binding and boards. I enjoy being able to work each foot a bit different to have that constant pressure on my bindings.
These bindings are the perfect natural flex for me, personally.

I don't believe these excel in any particular thing other than how comfortable their straps are. I believe where this binding excels is simply how versatile it is.
The binding itself is easy to step into, I can easily move the straps and ratchet out of the way to step in and ratchet the binding all while still standing up. Not like that is a big deal but I've used bindings that do not get out of your way and I have to sit down each time to strap in!
I am an intermediate snowboarder, I enjoy taking full carves, I may wash out a few my carves because I'm not comfortable at high speeds yet so this is ideal for me since the bindings are soft enough I can slide out of a carve no problem!
I never caught an edge using these bindings and I never felt any gap in how it held my boot!

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Brooklynn Hallwrote a review of on March 18, 2019

3 5

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

I really enjoyed the fit and size of these goggles. I typically wear medium sized goggle but I am a small woman! I really did enjoy the entire feel of these goggles. I never fogged them once and they seemed pretty resilient to scratches compared to some of my other goggles!
The only issue I really had with these was the locking mechnism to change the lens. I couldn't get around to change the lens without actually touching the lens and I don't really like that. I had to carefully wipe away my fingerprints from the corner edge after changing out the lens.
Maybe it was just a personal issue on how I was swapping them out but I will most likely stick with my Anon WM1 so I can swap out my lenses without touching the front of them!

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Brooklynn Hallwrote a review of on January 14, 2019

Oh hay
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 106 lbs
Size Purchased: small

I love Armada, they have been a part of my heart and soul since i figured out you could hit a rail on skis.
This jacket is geared towards touring which I haven't used it for yet! It has large vents, breathable fabric and really solid zippers!
This jacket fits a bit more roomy but that is Armada's style!
I love the 2 tone pink so much. I'm not a pink person but I love pairing this jacket with everything black.
Along with my purple/black QST boots, purple and black Armada skis and black pants, this might be my favorite get up

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Brooklynn Hallwrote a review of on January 14, 2019

Pretty Comfy
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 106 lbs
Size Purchased: S

These pants are very comfortable and pretty warm! I'm a fairly petite person and I typically avoid wearing insulated pants but I needed something toasty! These fit a bit wider than I would have preferred but I bet they fit someone curvy a bit better! I think I might purchase these for my mom, while they performed so well they just weren't cute enough. I love North Face

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Brooklynn Hallwrote a review of on December 28, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had been thinking of purchasing these boots for a long while. I hadn't gotten myself new boots in over 5 years so it was time.
I wanted something with a medium volume, tight heel, adjustable calf. I'm a very aggressive skier with a background of racing/freestyle. I want something that I can turn on a dime but something that can help me absorb a big drop as well.
I've never had walk mode on my boots before and it is a game changer. These boots are highly customizable. I love how tight the ankle is!

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Brooklynn Hallwrote a review of on December 28, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Do you want Blunderstones but don't want to cheat on your favorite brand? BAM! grab yourself a size of these in your smaller size! I have wide feet and I get a 7.5-8 but I've gotten a size 7.5 in these. They fit nicely a bit narrow but nothing I can't break in.

I think any shoe from Sorel is amazing *drool

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Brooklynn Hallwrote a review of on December 28, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 100 lbs
Size Purchased: xs

I like the fabric of this hoodie a lot. It does fit a bit larger for an XS I was looking for something that fits a bit smaller but this is a great casual fitting hoodie! The hood is a bit pointy when you put it up but other than that it gets the job done!

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Brooklynn Hallwrote a review of on December 14, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 100 lbs
Size Purchased: XS

I love love love these! I never find any leggings tight enough for me! These hug my bootie and my thighs and I love them! This is my first day wearing them but they are my new favorites! The fabric is thick and has a nice compression feeling around my waist. They are only a little bit long which is great since I'm only 5'2. The pockets fit my phone and wallet. I love leggings with pockets, it gives off such a prepared badass look in a legging!

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Brooklynn Hallwrote a review of on December 12, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 100 lbs
Size Purchased: small

I've been wearing larger fitting stuff most of my ski life. I wanted to find something that was a bit more tailored looking while maintaining my attitude! I found this jacket in the shadow color and fell in love with the picture. There weren't many pictures of it online so I was curious how I would like it.
Putting it on the sleeves are tight and a bit short but I loved the way it looked and how it had a bit more stiff of a fabric.
I've only used it for one day of skiing but I was really happy with it and I can't wait to wear it more!

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