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Hunter Reedwrote a review of on November 7, 2019

My dog is terrible at this, but its fun!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this at the beginning of the summer having just moved close to a park with a lot of trees and because I tried it once and was terrible at it so wanted to practice on the off chance I happened across a slackline party one day so I didn't embarrass myself.

After months of practice I am happy to report I am still pretty bad at it but I also still think it's very fun. I still can't make it all the way across in one go but I get closer everyday and if I happen across a slack line party now I don't think they'll say "wow, embarrassing" but more of a "with enough slack line party run ins I bet she could make it across in one go!"

Embarrassment concerns aside, this is a great intro line, it is pretty easy to assemble, a good width to learn on, and slack-lining is actually really fun and worth doing even if you never run into a slack line party in your whole life. It packs up pretty easily, not tiny but it can fit in a daypack with some picnic snacks, a blanket, and a few cold boys without too much shoving.
Comes with clear instructions on setup and a Velcro piece to put over the ratchet so you don't pinch yourself or something if you step on it.

I would recommend getting the tree protectors to put between the line and the tree so you don't scrape the bark off and hurt the trees. Fun summertime park hangout activity and a fun gift for outdoor enthusiasts who are hard to shop for! My dog is much worse at it than me but we will get there one day.

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Hunter Reedwrote a review of on November 7, 2019

Wow, Running is fun!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I just recently got into trail running and these were suggested to me by a coworker and I'm seriously so glad I took a chance on them! I have bad knees and these seem to provide enough cushion that my knees don't start to hurt a few miles in. They fit the shape of my feet really well, have good traction when I'm scrambling around on loose rocks, don't weigh much, and the GTX protection keeps my feet and socks safe and dry! I also love the lace system, tucks away easily and I never have to stop to tie my shoes.


It is worth mentioning that - like most shoes- on my first few runs and if I suddenly do a long run after not having run in awhile, I do get small blisters near the ball of my foot. I don't really think that's a product of the shoe- more a cause of breaking them in and me not working up to longer mileage giving my feet a chance to get ready. I also find I get blisters if I wear cotton socks while running shorter distances in them but again I don't think this is the shoe, but that cotton socks are the actual worst (I prefer running in any SmartWool phD sock specifically the light and ultra light micro socks).


Buying online can be a pain but I also like these for the fact that they fit a lot of foot types, so while some brands run a little narrow or a little wide, these run pretty true to size and seem to fit a wide range of people. I am a pretty regular 6.5 which is the size I ordered and I am happy with that decision.


I was hoping that they would make me look so cool and fast that my dog would actually like running, but while I do look cool and fast, my dog still hates running, but truly that's my only complaint and after putting 100ish miles on them it's a pretty manageable issue.

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Hunter Reedwrote a review of on November 7, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought one of these at the beginning of spring wanting something more sturdy than a headband but not as bulky as a hat to keep my hair out of my face on camping trips. Shortly after I bought two more because I love them so much. I still like baseball style caps for really sunny days to protect my face, but I wear these for literally every other occasion. I also really like the colors, not too bright and seem to match the rest of my closet ! If you’re considering if you need one, you definitely do. Not a bad price point and I will never look elsewhere for keeping my hair out of my face on outside endeavors!

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Hunter Reedwrote a review of on November 7, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are pretty sweet! I didn’t really understand the point of trekking poles and had never used them but took these on a few day backpacking trip with a lot of vert and I understand the point now.
The cork grips are really comfortable and they fold up pretty well, having two adjustment points so also making it easy to fit your height perfectly.
I think I coulda gone without them or with a lighter version if I am going to do long trips like this in the future, but ultimately they felt really sturdy and definitely helped with climbing, descending, and balancing when your legs are so tired and you feel like falling right over.

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Hunter Reedwrote a review of on November 7, 2019

4 5

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

A bit big for me but pretty nice! I like the pocket system, the back paneling, and the easy pole carry.
This is the first time I had used back paneling that was so breathable and open, I loved that my back wasn’t soaked when I took it off. The pole carry has one loop on the side of the pack and one on the left waist belt, so it’s really easy to put away and grab your poles without stopping or taking your pack off- awesome for long days and those of us who can’t decide if we like trekking poles or not.
The pocket system was also really great as it had quite a few outside pockets and two top pockets, along with the bottom sleeping bag area, so I found it easy to stay organized on the trail when normally everything is a mess within the first night.
The only big issue I had is that the waist belt on it’s very smallest setting in the XS still a bit big for me and rubbed on my hips causing some blisters I usually wear a size 25 or 4 pant so while I’m kind of small I don’t think I’m an exception so kind of a bummer for smaller built women.

Overall I really liked it, great size for a few nights and if I was able to dial the waist belt I think it would be a super comfortable pack!

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Hunter Reedwrote a review of on November 7, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I borrowed this tent for three nights on a backpacking trip because I didn’t have one small enough to put in my pack and I absolutely loved it. It’s so easy to fit in your pack, it’s so easy to set up and take down, and it held up really well in a terrible rain storm. I was a little stressed because it is so small doesn’t seem like it would be that durable but I was wrong and I didn’t get a drop of water in my tent. I used the two person just for myself because I wanted room for my pack and I also like sleeping like a starfish and it was honestly a perfect size. I think you could fit two non- starfish sleepers in here with two packs no problem but I didn’t mind carrying the extra weight for a better night of sleep.
I think when my current tent bites the dust or I get to the point of doing enough backpacking trips that I can warrant purchasing my own tent that packs up small this will be the one I get. I don’t feel like I was sacrificing anything where it sheds on Weight and size. I also like that the fly is removable (as it is on most tents but my current one has a built in fly making it hard to see stars on a clear night).

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Hunter Reedwrote a review of on September 3, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have only used this for about 4 nights, but so far I really like it! It packs up pretty small and isn't too noisy, which is usually my biggest concern with sleeping pads. It was also pretty easy to roll back up into the stuff sack, the one I had before this it took like four times of rolling the air out and several minutes of squishing it in the stuff sack but this one was so easy and fast! excited to use it more in the future!

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Hunter Reedwrote a review of on July 31, 2019

Sun Power is Cool
5 5

I've been pretty impressed with how fast this solar panel charges things every time I have used it during super sunny days. Though it definitely still works on cloudier days, I would rather carry a good battery pack instead if I was going on a trip where I expected cloudy weather for any amount of time. I do like how lightweight it is and how well it folds up, Makes it a good option on longer trips where you know it'll be sunny most of the time!

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Hunter Reedwrote a review of on May 21, 2019

5 5

The shovel and probe in this package are pretty self-explanatory, nice that they collapse pretty small, but I really like the ease of use of the beacon. I wasn't sure between this or the classic Pieps beacon with the slider, but I think this one is much easier to use. On the Pieps it seems like the slider gets a bit harder to move after time and this one I didn't notice that being as much of a concern. Search mode is really easy to figure out and the harness isnt too awkward!

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Hunter Reedwrote a review of on March 27, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been a big fan of birks for years now, but this is my first pair of the Arizona style. I have very wide feet, so I was worried that these wouldn't fit in the narrow size. Turns out they fit great! Definitely my new favorite pair of shoes.

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Hunter Reedwrote a review of on March 27, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Picked up these skins this season and so far have been pretty stoked on them! They are plenty grippy and I liked that they come with a cutting tool, skin saver, and a bag! Makes it really easy to set up and really easy to get on and off my skis!

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Hunter Reedwrote a review of on March 27, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love it! Holds 32 entire ounces of water, for those times that 31 ounces is just not enough. Replaced my other one that lasted for 5 whole years before the dents got too bad that it leaked uncontrollably, which is a pretty long time for a water bottle! Worth the investment and of course way better for the planet!

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Hunter Reedwrote a review of on March 22, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I picked these shoes up a few months ago and have only gotten outside with them a few times being that it's been winter but have loved them both times I have taken them out and they've broken in pretty well just using them in the gym! I am not much of a boulderer, just wanted something with a little more of an aggressive toe for sport climbing as my old ones were pretty neutral and I am pretty stoked with the performance of this shoe! The first three or four times they were terribly uncomfortable and I thought I was going to return them, but the laces and upper leather has kinda molded to my foot a little better and now I don't have much of an issue with them aside from one spot that I am still breaking in! All in all they are pretty comfortable now and I am excited to get outside with them this summer!

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Hunter Reedwrote a review of on March 22, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got the 40m version of this for gym climbing and it's been working great! I would probably get something a little thicker for outside, just because the 9.5 seems a little quick through the Grigri, but not a huge issue! (Also didn't see this listed anywhere but it did come with a center mark already!)

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Hunter Reedwrote a review of on February 20, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I haven't used these a ton yet but the times I have used them I absolutely love them! They are so lightweight and walk mode is much comfier than I thought was possible in a ski boot.
Since they are so light, they're pretty thin and for that reason, along with the flexiness, I wouldn't use them for resort skiing ever (if you're looking for a combo setup to use at a resort and touring) but they are really great for touring.
I feel like I have a pretty average foot shape, not too wide or too narrow and these definitely fit me the best out of any boots I tried on. I am usually 6.5 shoe size and got a 23.5, and it's not quite loose but definitely on the bigger side. Excited to use them more!

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Hunter Reedwrote a review of on January 29, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: M

I love this hooded shirt for sun protection! It is pretty thin so it's not great for a layering piece but it's great for being out in the desert sun or being on the water during sunny days! Got one for my dad for Christmas since I loved mine so much!

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