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Megan

Megan

Gearhead

salt lake city

Megan's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Climbing

Megan's Bio

I have a great passion for anything and everything outdoors, and love sharing my experiences. Helping others get the awesome gear they need for their next adventure is why I love working at backcountry.com!

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Meganwrote a review of on April 8, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This towel is great! I live out of my van all summer, so every bit of space helps. With this towel I'm not sacrificing softness, but am able to save space because it's super lightweight and packs up way smaller then a regular towel of its size. Its not the fastest drying of all the camp towels out there, but it drys way faster then regular bathroom towels!

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Meganwrote a review of on April 8, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I chose to buy this meal kit because I do many 1-2 day backpacking trips every summer. I'm not a vegetarian but I love all of these meal options. I usually opt out of the meat options for dry camping meals anyway. Great way to purchase these for less before you have to buy last minute and spend $10 for one.

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Meganwrote a review of on April 8, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This sleeping pad is great if you are looking for a comfortable car/van camping pad for you and your partner. I got this because we had a memory foam pad to go over our slightly uncomfortable van bed which was great, but it took up wayyyyy too much storage space. These pads are just as thick and comfortable but compress MUCH smaller, leaving us more space for gear. Works great for it's purpose but this pad is pretty heavy so I would not recommend it for tent camping or backpacking.

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Meganwrote a review of on March 12, 2017

4 5

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

This hat is great! I love that its reversible! The dancing Bunnies pattern is so cute and the purple fuzz is nice and warm! I got the 24 month for my niece and it seems a little big, but I feel like its one of those things that can be used for a couple of years. She will grow into it eventually!

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Meganwrote a review of on March 10, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: 10

These pants are really nice, soft and and seem pretty warm. I did think the lining would be kind of like fleece, but its really just a soft plaid fabric. I still would have kept them because I am definitely looking for something like this for Alaska summer nights, but the fit is a bit weird on me. The waist fits great but they were really loose everywhere else. I don't know if they "fit large" since the waist seems fine, but I may try to size down.

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Meganwrote a review of on March 7, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This is a really cute tank that you can use to dress up or down. The material is really soft and feels like good quality. I like that it's flowy and not very tight. I'm also very happy that it's a little longer in length then other tank tops. I will definitely be wearing this with a sweater over it or just alone in the summer.

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Meganwrote a review of on March 7, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

It's really nice to have a detergent out there that is safe on our expensive outdoor gear. It's wonderful not having to worry about damaging the protective layers when washing them. I always recommend this stuff for anyone who uses their outdoor gear on a regular basis.

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Meganwrote a review of on March 7, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This fleece is exactly what I was looking for! It's cozy enough to wear around the house but nice enough to wear casually, out and about. The kangaroo pockets are a definite plus. I particularly like that it's really warm, but still light weight enough for layering if need be. Totally recommend this fleece!

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Meganwrote a review of on March 3, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I already have a synthetic layer, but when I saw this jacket I couldn't resist! I'm a campground host in the summers in Alaska, so I basically live outside! I had to have this jacket because I knew I would wear it almost everyday! It's great for all activities, as well as chilling at the campsite with friends! The packets on this bivy are awesome! You have the hand warming kangaroo pockets and then the zip drop in pocket that you can place necessary items that won't fall out when you go to keep your hands warm. Can't wait for the Alaskan summer with this jacket on me!

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Meganwrote a review of on March 3, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I bought this as a birthday gift for my boyfriend. He said that he really likes that it's lighter weight then his other Synchilla but still soft, warm and breathable. He said he is much more likely to wear this one hiking then the heavier weight one. He got the nickel because Synchilla does tend to collect doggy hair, and since the dog is white the Nickel will hide the hair better.

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Meganwrote a review of on February 28, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've used this on a couple of my favorite pairs of boots that I didn't want to ruin when the weather isn't perfect. Seems to be working great so far! The only issue I have with it is that it doesn't exactly spray, it just kind of squirts out. This could have been a defect but I don't feel like it's worth sending back, so I just make it work.

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Meganwrote a review of on February 11, 2017

5 5

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

I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend. Here are his thoughts...

The Arbor Coda board is phenomenal! I have never felt such control when leaning into turns, yet have a board playful enough to not catch an edge and have a bad day. The wood themed design is beautiful! I get compliments daily at the resort. This board is light, yet stiff enough to carve. So happy I made the decision to go with the 156 for my height (5'9"). Very maneuverable through trees and surfy turns in the pow.

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Meganwrote a review of on February 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

In the summers I live in a camper van off the grid, so am pretty much always reading when I'm not hiking or biking. This little lantern is so awesome to have as a bright, light weight reading light! I used to use my head lamp but would get really annoyed with it around my head for so long and having to adjust the angle! Now that I have this little guy I don't think I'll be struggling with reading at night quite so much. There are high and low settings which is nice, depending on what you need it for. I haven't used it for tent camping/backcountry camping yet but I imagine I will be very happy with it!

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Meganwrote a review of on February 10, 2017

5 5

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

These socks are great! They are my go-to hiking sock, but are also great to wear with casual boots/everyday wear! I own three pairs and will most likely get a fourth color just because I wear them so often! It's great knowing that if any of these socks wear out or end up getting a hole in them Darn Tough will repair or replace them!

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Meganwrote a review of on February 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This flannel is not only warm and super soft, but the fit is perfect! I like my shirts to be a bit on the longer side. This flannel goes just below my waist in the front and is longer in the back. It's also a very flattering fit for anyone with curves. This has easily become my favorite go-to flannel for casual, everyday wear.

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Meganwrote a review of on January 20, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: Med/Large

This is the perfect item to have as a casual but cute throw over for those cool days or just for lounging around the house. The material is very warm and great quality. I love that it has a full zip so I don't have to put the poncho on over my head. The hood is great for keeping you extra warm! I went with the nickel/mogul blue and love it because its a nice neutral color that goes with everything! I get compliments on this poncho all the time. I love it!

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Meganwrote a review of on January 20, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: 7

I gave these as a gift to my sister. Here are her thoughts...

The Hestra Heli mittens are great! I usually get very cold hand while out on the slopes but these mittens have solved that problem. The wrist of the mitten fits over my jacket easily and the cinch on the wrist keeps snow from making its way to the inside, keeping my hands warm and dry. The leather is great quality and so far seems very durable. I am excited to use these for years to come. I would definitely recommend them to friends as a great all-around ski/snowboard mitten!

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Meganwrote a review of on January 14, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm just getting into splitboarding, so I needed a set up. I went with this kit and I'm glad I did! The beacon is just as advertised. It's very simple to use and comes with a nice harness. It works great in drills, so I am confident it would work perfectly in a rescue situation. It definitely meets BCA quality! The shovel is lightweight and easy to use. The strength to weight ratio is superb. The probe extends and retracts very smoothly. You can poke around in snow for hours due to it's extremely lightweight aluminum design. This is an all around great package to get you out there simply and most importantly SAFELY!

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