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Christy J

Christy J

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The Wasatch Range and open roads

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Biking

Christy J

Christy Jwrote a review of on November 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 130 lbs

I wore this once on the bike and liked it, but wasn't in love with it. It just doesn't feel like a cycling jersey, so I mostly wear it for commuting because it looks so casual I can wear it in the office and no one questions the three pockets on the back. Over all its a great extra layer for short rides. Love the fabric and construction

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Christy Jwrote a review of on November 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: 9.5

I bought these because I needed a boot I could wear all day without my feet feeling like they were being stabbed. Since i love chaco sandals so much I figured I would give these a try. The fit is fantastic though slightly wide for my narrow foot (which is nice for winter, I can wear a thicker sock). They have held up to city wearing and working on the farm. I would buy a second pair tomorrow if I needed them.

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Christy Jwrote a review of on August 15, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: 9.0

I've been a chaco girl for over a decade. Nothing could rip my chaos from my cold, dirt feet... except for these saddles. They feel so natural under food. The strap construction makes these feel super secure around your foot, without being constrictive. The flip-flop front makes it easy to slip these on in a hurry. Definitely a summer staple casually, at the crag. Light weight enough for taking on a back packing trip.

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Christy Jwrote a review of on August 15, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I bought this shirt in both rust and navy, because I already knew I was going to love it. This shirt is my dream shirt and fits SO well. I have slender shoulders and slim build, a small fit perfect. The medium would have been far too loose on my shoulder.

I might just buy two more of these shirts, I love them that much.

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Christy Jwrote a review of on August 15, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I bought this suit to have while snorkeling in Florida. It fits slim, but not too slim. Swimming long distances in it felt totally great, but the shoulders were just a tiny bit snug when I was standing up right. The material is sturdy, so I know it will last through many more fresh and salt water adventures

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Christy Jwrote a review of on January 19, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: 41.5

Yes, I know I'm lady writing a review for dude shoes. Hear me out. I bought the mens version because the ladies were waaaay to feminine with the bright blue streak. I just wanted black shoes!
These are the BEST winter city boots I'v ever worn. They are light weight, warm, and AWESOME for walking in. The simple design is an added fashion bonus. I would DEFINITELY buy a second pair in the future. I wore these around Germany and The Czech Repulic, walking up to five miles a day in the city and absolutely love them. My feet have never been so comfortable in a pair of boots.

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Christy Jwrote a review of on January 15, 2016

5 5

Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: size 6

I have so much excitement about these pants because they fit SO WELL. Move over Levi's, these pants are the pants every active lady needs! The fit is true to size. The stretch qualities of the pants make them perfect for everyday use but especially great for riding to work in. I love these pants so much I bought two pairs. I'll wear these till Giro stops making them. They are the only pants I ever want on my body.

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Christy Jwrote a review of on November 30, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have strong feelings regarding lights. A rear light needs to have multiple ways to mount it, because you never know what bike you might be putting it on. The Zecto Driver rear light mounts on your clothing, backpack, and bike. It is easy to remove, fits nicely in a pocket or bag, and is rechargeable at your computer while you are in the office or at home. Multiple flash modes are also really great. Definitely worth the money.

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Christy Jwrote a review of on November 27, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Small adjustments at the trailhead? It can handle that. Building a bike at home? It can handle that. If you own a bike, you should own this tool for emergencies and general needs if your budget doesn't allow for you to deck your garage out to look like you're building NASCAR worthy bikes.

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Christy Jwrote a review of on November 27, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

The thing I love most about these shorts is how much I can move in them. I have full range of motion, no problem. It's fantastic. No claustrophobic, butt grabbing feeling. Just comfortable on and off the bike.

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Christy Jwrote a review of on November 27, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: small

I wish more clothing companies would take the approach Giro has taken to active women's fashion; make things practical. I don't commute to work in this shirt (because my commute is long) however, I do wear it in my office, where I tend to be moving around all day. The last thing I want to wear is something I can't swing kettle bells in, when the mood strikes. It fits really well, doesn't hold wrinkles, and doesn't hold smells either. I've purchased two I love this shirt so much

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Christy Jwrote a review of on November 27, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this bag for several reasons; you never now when you need extra space on your commuter, to hold all my commuting tools, and as a place for snacks when I'm doing long rides. It fits well on both flat and drop bars and has enough room for snacks, tools, and even a flask. The waterproofness is an added bonus since I don't have to worry about bringing a plastic bag for my phone.

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Christy Jwrote a review of on November 27, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I'm a textures person, so if a shirt doesn't have a nice feel to it, I can't wear it. The mobility polo is the shirt every active lady needs. It hangs nicely on your figure, flows with your movements, and for gods sake, it's merino wool! It's the four seasons basic polo shirt you want in your closet. I bought one in the fall, love it so much a bought a second one in the same color. In cooler months I layer it with a sweater and it looks great in the office and on the bike.

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Christy Jwrote a review of on September 25, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: size 8

I wasn't really sure what I was getting into with these pants, but they were on sale, so I bought a pair. These pants are so comfortable! Both on and off the bike. No need to roll a pant leg with these guys when you hop on the bike. They aren't so casual you look like you just rolled out of bed, but they might make you think you did based off of the comfort factor alone.

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Christy Jwrote a review of on April 4, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought a pair of these for myself (yeah, androgynous female, WTF) and a pair for my boyfriend. As a small hipped woman, these fit great and aren't weird in the hip and butt region. My BF has Keirin racer thighs and shorter legs, these pants fit him great. It should be said, the fit is a little weird. Go one size up from what you typically wear.

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Christy Jwrote a review of on April 2, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Most women's shorts make me cringe a little. Terrible construction, tight waist, a loose baggy legs. I'm shaped like 12 year-old boy, so finding women's clothing that isn't tailored to a small waisted, large hipped woman is hard for me (though I find women shaped as such to be incredibly beautiful). I was expecting these shorts to have the usual baggy crotch where my thighs should fit, but to my surprise, they fit really well! Great stretch, and the slight water repellant is nice for when you spill water from your water bottle on yourself. I mostly use these shorts for daily use wearing, but will take them to the trails soon enough. I definitely dig these shorts and will buy another pair.

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Christy Jwrote a review of on March 16, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

There are very few jackets for women that really hit the mark on wind protection, fit, and not looking like polly pocket vomited color patterns all over it. A surprise win for Mavic since their specialty has always been wheels, but not a departure from the quality they are known for.

The thing I love most about this jacket is the sleeve length. I'm tall and lanky, so smalls are usually where I find myself, but they always lack in ample wrist coverage. Not so with the Bellissima. The zippered stash pocket with a wallet and attached leash make it easy to stuff all the goods you need in one place, without the worry of losing your credit card or cash for that much needed post ride Americano.

Despite the jacket being white, it doesn't hold onto dirt and hasn't turned that odd yellow color whites tend to turn after a few washes.

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Christy Jwrote a review of on January 29, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love tall socks while cross racing, everyday riding and mountain biking. I guess I just like tall socks... Any way, the HighTower socks are great quality and are pretty tall, so if you have legs that resemble those of a bulldog, they might be thigh highs on you (just kidding). They definitely reach right below the knee, making them great for wearing when riding in knickers or adding a bit of warmth to your lower leg during a cold cross race.

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Christy Jwrote a review of on January 29, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

If you are wanting a comfortable pair of shorts to ride to work in or around town during the summer, these are definitely the jam. The oil blue looks pretty bright in the photo but in person is more muted. I wear a 30 and the 30 fits, but my boyfriend has thighs like a Keirin racer, so the waist is a little big but the thighs fit. Be weary if you rival Chris Hoy with your thigh mass.

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Christy Jwrote a review of on January 24, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

There are lots of stainless steel cages out there. Hell, I'm sure your LBS sells $8 cages that might hold your bottle well, but add about as much steez to your ride as your tassles do. If you bothered to spend a chunk of change on a new bike, your water bottles better add to your build, not take away from it, which is why the Arundel Stainless Steel cages are a perfect option. Classy, stainless, and worth every penny.

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