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Chloe Moon

Chloe Moon

, Gearhead

Salt Lake City, UT

Chloe Moon's Passions

Skiing
Yoga
Climbing
Hiking & Camping

Chloe Moon's Bio

I'm a gearhead at Backcountry and a student at Westminster College living in Salt Lake City, UT and doing my best to go play outside whenever I get the chance! I'm a skier, kiteboarder, surfer, wakeboarder, hiker, climber, and lover of all things outdoors.

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Chloe Moonwrote a review of on June 12, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I wasn't sure how warm this bag would be when I felt how lightweight it is, but it kept me nice and warm for four nights straight on the river in Colorado, and sleeping in my car. I don't remember using the two zippers on the front for venting but that would have been awesome in the morning when it heats up. I was able to side sleep in it comfortably as well. The compression sack allows you to compress the bag down and make it easy to stow away.

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Chloe Moonwrote a review of on June 12, 2019

5 5

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

I found this harness to be comfortable, lightweight, and study. It has four loops, a chalk bag loop, and study padding on the waist and legs. The adjustable waist and legs allow you to adjust it to whatever clothes you may be wearing for a secure fit. I wear a size 4-6 pant, depending on brand, and a small worked well for me.

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Chloe Moonwrote a review of on June 12, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I demo'd this for my friend to use since she doesn't have her own harness. She said that it was very comfortable, easily adjustable, and the leg loops were nice and padded. I personally like an adjustable leg loop but this seems like a great harness all in all! It has everything you need in a basic gym/sport climbing harness

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Chloe Moonwrote a review of on June 6, 2019

5 5

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

I took this fasting and fit - tent, clothes, dishware, underwear/socks, books, sleeping pad/bag/pillow, wetsuit, PFD, you name it. I could have fit myself in it had I wanted to.
I took this down the Yampa river and note once did any of my things get wet. It did it's job perfectly. I also enjoyed how easy it was to adjust and fit the fasteners into their respective loops. It's a burly thing and will keep your gear dry and safe. The backpack straps are wonderful and make it easy to carry. It's also easy to attach locking carabiners onto them as well.

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Chloe Moonwrote a review of on June 6, 2019

5 5

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

I used this Grigri on a recent climbing trip I went on with my friend who isn't a very practiced climber. We went over top rope belying with her on this device and she got the hang of it in a jiffy! After her first time belaying on this Grigri, she was feeling confident enough to keep belaying the others while I did a firemans belay (which isn't really necessary due to the panic handle). It feed the rope through smoothly. I'm more of a ATC person myself but love this grigri.

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Chloe Moonwrote a review of on June 6, 2019

5 5

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

I demos these shoes and used them in the San Rafael Swell. They stick to the wall beautifully. My normal street shoe size is a 7.5, I wear a 38.5 in la sportiva Otakis (for a performance fit), and I found that I fit into these in a 7.0 for a more relaxed fit, and 6.5 for a performance fit. I like the lace up aspect which allows you to have a more customized fit to your foot. The laces are very long however which made me a bit nervous so I knotted the, a few times to make sure they wouldn't come undone and mess me up on the wall.

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Chloe Moonwrote a review of on June 6, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I likes the waterproofing on these, but make sure you dry them out after they get wet, mine accidentally sunk to the bottom of our raft below the dry bags without me realizing and they wetted out pretty badly. I also got a size small and they were HUGE! But they did do a great job on keeping my legs dry while getting splashed by rapids, and they were comfy.

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Chloe Moonwrote a review of on June 6, 2019

5 5

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

I took this PFD on the Yampa river. I have a 34 inch chest and b cups and was able to make an extra small work, but I would probably go with a regular small next time. The pocket on the front allows for easy storage for little thing (or beer), and the zipper is really great! Never got stuck or anything. It was comfortable and I felt secure in it!

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Chloe Moonwrote a review of on June 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I had the precip for so long, from the time I was 12. I definitely didn't take good enough care of it as a teenager, like washing it in waterproofing agents, and it wets out now ten years later. I recently got the chance to demo out a brand new one from this year on a rafting trip. I brought it as a normal rain jacket, and as a protective layer for going through rapids and holy COW did it do the job. Even in the intense heat of the Yampa River it still felt breathable. Obviously not something you can keep on for too long if it's not raining, but why would you need to?
The adjustable wrist straps allow for maximum water proofing. The seems are all sealed so you won't be getting any leaks. It's a flattering fit for a rain jacket as well. it packs down very light so it's easy to take on day trips and shove in your purse.

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Chloe Moonwrote a review of on May 20, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have always been a avid fan of Osprey. When I was 11 I got my first Osprey day pack and still have it to this day, with no holes or damage. This is a testament to the quality and durability of these packs (trust me, I have not been easy on that thing!) So when I got a chance to use the new Kyte pack, I was excited to see what it could do for me.
The first thing I noticed was the versatility of this pack. With 46 liters, it is an excellent size for backpacking through Europe, weekend backpacking trips, car camping, glamping, and even thru-hikes when packing needs to be done lightly. In my time using this pack, I took it on an overnight climbing trip where we car camped, a weekend long trip in Moab, and through the snowy Wasatch mountains to a cabin for an overnight get away. Each time I took this pack I was astounded by the level of versatility and comfort it had. I sized this in a S/M as my waist is 26 inches and it fit perfectly. The adjustment system is easy to use, and fits nicely on top of my hips so that my back doesn't take all the weight. The mesh on the shoulders and waist make it very comfortable, so even with the jostling of hiking it didn't feel like my hips were getting bruised like some packs make me feel.
The next thing I noticed was the amount of storage. For a smaller pack, I was able to fit all my sleeping needs, tent included, plus a rumple bag, some climbing gear, food, mess kit, clothes and water bottles. There is also room to attach gear to the outside of the pack, just add a few carabiners to the mix.

Osprey offers a lifetime warranty which shows the faith they put in their gear. I too put the same faith in their product and recommend this pack to all the ladies out there needing a reliable multi-use backpack since this truly is the "leader of the pack".

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Chloe Moonwrote a review of on May 17, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This board is easy to install and has plenty of great holds on it. It's a great piece of equipment to have installed and practice on once in a while to increase your strength. Now that I don't have a gym pass, it's nice having this at home so I can do some form of training.

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Chloe Moonwrote a review of on May 15, 2019

5 5

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

I demo'd these and you can tell just by picking them up and inspecting them that the build is fantastic. They're lightweight with a gore-tex liner yet remain breathable. They won't work for me however because the tow box is pretty wide and I have narrow feet. I would recommend these for women with wider feet looking for a good trail shoe.

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Chloe Moonwrote a review of on May 13, 2019

5 5

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

This easy-to-pack blanket also packs a ton of warmth! It's rolls up to a convenient, small size to throw in your pack and take out for a little added warmth. I brought it when I backpacked up to a cabin this winter to have as an added heat layer and it was perfect. With heat radiating from the wood stove fire, all I needed was this and a pillow and had a cozy nights sleep. It's also great if you are camping in the summer and don't want a full on sleeping bag. If you're more of the hammock sleeper, this is perfect for putting underneath you for a layer of insulation.
This blanket isn't just for campers either. With summer coming up, many of us are sure to have some outdoor shows to go to. Bring this blanket with you to lay out on the grass for your kids or yourself and it will provide a nice base camp for you.

To talk a bit about the material, the ripstop nylon makes allows this blanket to stand up to many conditions. It's reliable and durable, you won't find it ripping on you just because you set it down on a snaggy stump. Then as listed, it comes with a DWR finish so you won't find a bit of drizzle turning your night into a wet blanket. It also makes it harder to stain. That doesn't mean try, but you'll find it easy to clean up minor spills and messes than you would with a cotton blanket.

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Chloe Moonwrote a review of on May 7, 2019

The Perfect Lightweight Insulated Jacket
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I cannot express my love for this jacket to it's fullest, but I will do my best! First, for sizing, I got this in a small and it fits perfectly. It's a regular enough fit to pull over a long sleeve but athletic enough to still look feminine and stay close to your skin for warmth. The stretch venting on the sides allows this jacket to dump excess heat, which makes it the perfect layer for wearing underneath your shell while skiing. The inside chest pocket is perfect for storing your pass, card, or whatever you need. The four way stretch allows this jacket to move with you. There is an adjustable elastic band at the bottom hem, which comes in handy when climbing so that the harness doesn't make the jacket ride up, and for skiing for keeping out the powder if you're not one to use your powder skirt. The synthetic insulation is great because it doesn't wet-out like down tends to do. All around I am so happy to own this jacket and would recommend it to all ladies who need a good lightweight synthetic insulated jacket for all outdoor activities.

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Chloe Moonwrote a review of on May 7, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is my favorite camping lantern I have ever used. It packs up very small, it lightweight, bright, and comes with everything you could want. I really enjoyed the fold out legs so that it could stay stable on the ground, and the hook on the top to hang it from my tent. The USB allows it to charge your phone and other devices. The charge lasts a long time, and you can chose between having it half-lit up and fully lit by clicking the dial one way or the other. It's an amazing price point for how wonderful this little piece of gear is, I will always have one in my camping kit from now on.

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Chloe Moonwrote a review of on April 22, 2019

4 5

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

I really did enjoy this chair, it was good for car camping and being able to post next to the fire and lean back, however as a shorter person I felt a little constrained by the headrest and ended up folding it behind so I had more range of motion in my neck and head. The other thing that wasn't my favorite was how difficult it was to fit back into the bag. However, it's really lovely to be able to lean back and swing, it's a very comfy chair and the cup holder is a nice added element, it's also easy to set up and feels very sturdy when you're sitting in it.

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Chloe Moonwrote a review of on April 22, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

When I went to try this jacket, I thought it would be similar to every other synthetic insulated jacket on the market, but once I tried it on and wore it outside I was so happily surprised, and fell in love with it immediately! It is the perfect lighweight insulated jacket, for running in chilly temps, hiking, sitting around the campfire at night, etc. I never found myself overheating as the ventilation works very well. The sizing for me was pretty true to fit, I got a small and it worked perfectly. I liked that it wasn't super tight fitting yet not so relaxed that it looked baggy. The material is very soft and stretchy, and from what I can tell, durable. I would definitely recommend the Ventrix jacket to all my fellow hiking/running ladies.

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Chloe Moonwrote a review of on April 8, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I love this tank top, it's my favorite in my closet right now. It's nice and flowing and the open back is very adorable when paired with a laced back bralette. I've washed it in cold and experienced no shrinking. I got a small and it's the perfect size for me. The ribbed material is very nice, you can dress this up or down.

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