Andrea Miyasaki

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Andrea Miyasaki

Andrea Miyasaki wrote a review of on January 30, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are my first touring boots and I have been very pleased with them. They are light and extremely comfortable. I have had issues with alpine boots fitting properly and have to get custom footbeds/liners, but the Intuition liners on these boots are amazing and I didn't have to spend any extra money customizing the boots. These are great for touring and are sturdy enough to ski inbounds on days when you want to hit the sidecountry. Overall, I've been very happy with the purchase.

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Andrea Miyasaki

Andrea Miyasaki wrote a review of on January 11, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Comfy pants, good fit and keep you warm but not sweaty. I usually wear them with a thin pair of long underwear and am comfortable down to 15 degrees.

I am 5'7" with a 27" waist and got the medium. They are baggy with about 1-2" excess in the waist (I prefer them a little big for skiing). For a more slim fit, I would go with the small.

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Andrea Miyasaki wrote a review of on January 9, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got these skis for my AT setup and have been very pleased. They are extremely versatile and can be skied in bounds (although they get a little chattery on the cat tracks) as well as out of bounds. They turn easily and are a blast on powder days. I've ridden lighter touring skis before but prefer the durability and rocker in these. It's a little more work on the uphill but they make the descent far more enjoyable!

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Andrea Miyasaki wrote a review of on October 25, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great water bladder and is a definite improvement over ones that I've gotten from other brands. It doesn't leak and the tubing is easy to disconnect for storage or cleaning. My only complaint is that it is hard to open and close. I'm hoping that it will get easier the more I use it (only used it about 5 times now). Otherwise, I am very satisfied with this product.

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Andrea Miyasaki wrote a review of on May 18, 2012

5 5

This is my favorite sleeping pad of any I have owned. I am actually able to sleep on my side while camping and wake up refreshed. The only thing I don't love about it is taking the time to inflate it. Once that's done though, you're all set for a great night's rest.

It packs so small that I've also taken it to watch ski comps and it's kept my friends and me warm all day while everyone else has to sit in the snow.

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Andrea Miyasaki wrote a review of on May 18, 2012

5 5

This lumbar pack is really comfortable for hiking, even with the weight of 2 full water bottles. The main pocket is large enough to hold an extra shirt or super packable shell. The only limitation is that this was not made for super small people - I have a 27" waist and the straps could probably only cinch another inch or so. This is a great alternative to carrying a full pack when you're just doing day hikes - no more back sweat!

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Andrea Miyasaki

Andrea Miyasaki wrote a review of on May 18, 2012

5 5

This lumbar pack is really comfortable for hiking, even with the weight of 2 full water bottles. The main pocket is large enough to hold an extra shirt or super packable shell. The only limitation is that this was not made for super small people - I have a 27" waist and the straps could probably only cinch another inch or so. This is a great alternative to carrying a full pack when you're just doing day hikes - no more back sweat!

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Andrea Miyasaki wrote a review of on September 22, 2011

5 5

For the past 2 seasons I've been riding with combo pedals that allow me to clip in on the uphill and ride flat pedaled on the downhill. They've been great despite the learning curve I experienced when getting used to riding clipless pedals.

That being said, I wanted to try flat pedals for lift access downhill and was pleasantly surprised. The Five Ten Karver shoes combined with Crank Brothers 50 50 pedals was amazing! They were super grippy and I felt totally safe (wasn't worried about a pedal to the shin) and had the added comfort of knowing that I could put my foot down if I hit a turn too hard. They have increased my confidence on downhill rides and I highly recommend these shoes!

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