Catherine Greenwald

Catherine Greenwald

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Park City ski areas, running and biking trails, and ultmate fields

Catherine Greenwald's Passions

Snowboarding
Running
Snowshoeing

Catherine Greenwald's Bio

When not working with words, I can be found snowboarding, biking (mountain and road, I don't discriminate), and hiking. Indoors, I'm into good food & wine, and keeping the peace between dogs and cats.

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Catherine Greenwald

Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on May 31, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large

These were really cute and quite comfortable, but they were a touch large -- not by much, but enough that if they stretched out at all they would be flopping around a little. Definitely recommend sizing down a half size.

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Catherine Greenwald

Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on May 31, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Connecting up to my wireless speakers is a hassle so I was pleasantly surprised when it was super easy with these headphones. Love that! Also, the neck thingy really does help hold them in place during exercise, and you can't beat wireless headphones when you're at the gym. So far no quality issues.

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Catherine Greenwald

Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on May 31, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

I've had Reefs before and loved them, and these don't disappoint. The retro sneaker style goes with all kind of outfits, and they're pretty comfortable. Perhaps not as cushioned as other Reefs, but not bad. The canvas is a bit stiff but it still didn't rub or create hot spots, which is good. I expect they will soften up a bit with wear. Like most Reefs they run a bit large, so I sized down a half size from my usual and they fit perfectly.

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Catherine Greenwald

Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on May 31, 2016

4 5

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

I rented an entry level version of this boot and liked the fit well enough I decided to go for these for backcountry touring. The fit is just as good -- perfect for a narrow heel and wider forefoot -- although the boot is a bit stiffer than I expected, but that's what is needed for what I'm planning on doing on skis. Hoping this will loosen up a little, and I think I'll be putting in some performance insoles to enhance the fit.

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Catherine Greenwald

Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on April 18, 2016

5 5

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

I have been looking for a comfortable, lightweight day pack for hiking, biking, and nordic touring, and am so glad I waited until I found this pack! It's very comfortable on, you barely know it's there, and it looks like the mesh straps mean this pack won't be too hot to haul around trails in the summer. I am generally not a huge fan of hydration packs -- never really got them to work for me -- so the hydration aspect of this pack wasn't really a factor in my choosing it. However, I'm definitely sold on this system -- easy to use, and the bite valve is by far the best I've ever encountered. I'll definitely be putting it to good use from now on!

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Catherine Greenwald

Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on March 31, 2016

4 5

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

These boots were the first in about 15 years for my husband, so he doesn't have a whole lot to compare it to. However, he did find that, when trying boots on, that Atomic boots seemed to suit his foot the best. He has nothing but good things to say about them, although he did feel that they are a little softer than expected for 120 flex boots. The walk/ride feature was tested out on a couple of bootpacks and while it was somewhat helpful, it wasn't really earth-shattering. One thing he really likes about them is how much lighter they are than his ancient Langes, but like I said that comparison probably isn't terribly helpful.

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Catherine Greenwald

Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on March 21, 2016

5 5

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

My son loves his joggers, but a lot of them end up looking kind of sloppy -- not these! They have a great cut that allows plenty of freedom of movement, but don't look super baggy, even though he bought the XL. The blue (midnight) color is great, too.

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Catherine Greenwald

Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on March 21, 2016

5 5

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

My son was looking for a basic windbreaker with no lining that would provide just-enough protection -- this was perfect! Good looking, lightweight, does shelter against light sprinkles and wind. He wears it pretty much every day. He's 6 feet 190 and the XL fit just right.

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Catherine Greenwald

Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on March 10, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

My husband has been skiing in 28.5 boots for years, and when he was getting ready to buy new ones, confirmed by trying on multiple models that this was indeed his size. Unfortunately, he did not try on these beforehand -- it's not that the 28.5s are fit on the small side, but that he couldn't even get his foot into the boot. Admittedly he has a somewhat wide foot (though not super wide), but I would have thought a 100 last wouldn't have been a problem. Overall, unless you have a pretty narrow foot, you will probably need to size up. Otherwise seem pretty cool, but hard to address performance.

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Catherine Greenwald

Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on February 4, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 145 lbs
Size Purchased: L

... but really, just a touch. This is a great jacket for temps in the 30s (under a shell) or 50s-60s (alone) but if you're looking for some serious insulation, this is not for you. I know, it says "LT" -- take that seriously, and if you need something truly warm, go for the AR version instead.
That being said, this jacket is fantastic when you just need a little warmth - super lightweight, very breathable, and very easy to layer over. Truly a 3-season jacket that can span a range of conditions. It's also very easy to layer over. I got the non-hooded version for maximum versatility.
Like some Arc'teryx items, the fit is a bit of a mystery -- some things run small, while others are large; this one is in the latter category. If you're between sizes, I would recommend sizing down rather than up.

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Catherine Greenwald

Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on February 4, 2016

4 5

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

I got this for my daughter (when it went on sale) for her to use on a planned trip this spring -- so while I can't comment on it in actual use, I can say that it's definitely the weight we were looking for and, when we tested it out in the living room, it was easy enough to set up and break down, and was definitely roomy enough for her. Looking forward to an actual field test, but am confident it will work well!

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