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DMN wrote a review of on June 25, 2014

5 5

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

I've worn these for about 2 months now and I love these things.

I'm a runner and having a comfy pair of summer filps to change into is an absolute must. I find so many flips to be flat which aggravate my feet running injuries (plantar fasciitis in particular) that gets worse if I have a bad pair of flips, but these are so good at overall foot support I've had no issues with the dreaded foot pain.

The anti odor treatment doesn't last, but I've never had a flip didn't get a funky smell, but they clean up easy in the shower with regular soap.

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DMN wrote a review of on June 25, 2014

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

Tried these on yesterday. One of the worst feeling flips I've ever tried. They did have some arch support, but other than that they felt totally flat and heavy, like slipping into an old tire.

My SOLE flips are much lighter and about a zillion times more comfy.

I'll give it 2 stars because it does have a hump in the middle for supposed arch support but that is all.

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DMN wrote a review of on January 24, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I've had BD harness for many years and have always loved them. It's time to replace my current harness and caught this on S&C, I'm a 32 in waist and 24 in legs. I picked medium thinking I would fit the waist fine with the legs being slightly on the tighter side, but that's what I wanted, I hate leg loops that dangle.

After trying it on though the sizing is very literal. The leg loops barely fit, but the worse part was trying to squeeze my hips through (felt like a woman trying to get into skinny jeans 2 sizes 2 small) once over my hips the belt cinched up more than half-way, so the waist fit fine once it was on.

Seems like a very good quality harness otherwise, I"m really bummed but I'll have to send it back as this will be too much work to get in and out of.

I might mention i'm 5'11" 175 lbs, and am relatively fit (run 6 miles 4-5 time/week)

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DMN wrote a review of on October 23, 2013

2 5

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

The knife does have a good feel to it, however, it opens fairly slowly. Requires 2 motions to open, thumb movement, and a wrist flick, but that doesn't even always do it.

A one handed knife that is difficult to open is unacceptable. Also the hinge point did not seem to move smoothly. I'd pass on this one.

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DMN wrote a review of on July 6, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size

I've been running in the orginal Road Glove for about 6 months now and have really enjoyed that shoe. So when the Road Glove 2 came up on SteepandCheap I ordered a pair. I fit the orginal Road Glove in a 10.0 US just perfect. So I ordered a 10.0 in this shoe. It arrived today, put it on and it's way too big.
Seems really weird that 2 shoes only seperated by a version number would fit so differently. I would guess that the orginal Road Glove fit large, just because I'm normally a 9.5.

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DMN wrote a review of on June 15, 2013

3 5

Ordered these off S&C. I only got to try them on. I instantly found out that this shoe is ONLY designed for people whose second toe is shorter than their big toe. I have the opposite, (big toe is shorter - called Morton's Toe). I usually fit most shoes just fine, but this was the worst fitting shoe I've ever put on.

Aside from the toe issue, I noticed a bulbous feel under the ball of the foot. I wasn't sure if I like that or not. Definitely a different feel from my Merrill Road Runners (another bare foot shoe). It looks cool and has a very interesting tread pattern and materials.

I wish I could have kept the shoe and gave it a complete review but this much I can say is if you have a Morton's toe, do not waste your time.

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DMN wrote a review of on March 6, 2013

2 5

Got these for my wife. Super cute, great curve. But the sizing is way off. We used the chart to order. She is 5'6" 27in waist 110lbs. Using the chart it said Small, which is what we ordered.
When she tried on the pant it was gigantic. No belt would suck in all the excess fabric. She would probably need to order an xxs to get the right fit.

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DMN wrote a review of on January 19, 2012

4 5

I'll add my 2 cents that this jacket fits very odd. I'm 5'11" - 175 lbs 34in waist, active and exercise regularly. In Patagonia jackets I fit winter jackets with room to layer with a medium. The medium in the Snowtastic was so tight I couldn't bring my shoulders in. Length wise in the arms and torso where ok but was snug pretty much from my chest down. I haven't tried a large but will shortly.

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DMN wrote a review of on January 19, 2012

5 5

I just received this Jacket from S&C. After dealing with the frustrating size issue with the MH Snowtastic Jacket I ordered a Med and a Large. I am 5'11 - 175lbs, 34in waist, fairly fit and exercise regularly. With Patagonia products I am a Medium in their winter jackets and a Large with their Spring/Summer jackets and fit me perfect with room enough to layer.

The medium in the Victorio jacket fit me much better than the Snowtastic, but was still a little snug around the shoulders and in the chest, and oddly right around the hip bone area was tight. Around the gut fit me fine. I tried to layer it with a Patagonia Hi loft down sweater and it was super tight. The large fit much better with layering but seemed a little too roomy in the gut area, otherwise, chest, arms and torso length was good. A size in-between Med and Large would probably be perfect for me...

I haven't had a chance to field test it yet. I'm banking on other reviews of the DryQ tech and hoping it meets the hype.

One last thing that was super disappointing was there are no hand pockets! Obviously this is just personal preference but I always use hand pockets to take the bite out of a bit of weather when I'm hiking and have no gloves. Granted you can store some GU or other goodies in the chest pockets but personally I'd rather have the hand pockets. I'm tempted to take a star off for that... but so far that's my only major gripe.

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DMN wrote a review of on March 18, 2005

5 5

I bought last year's model and have beat the crap out of it, and it has held up great. I've had a number of days in the backcountry but many more in the park at the resort. This binding is not made for the park but just to show how beefy it is, it’s held up all season until I bent the bolt in the front toe piece, not bad for a backcountry binding! I haven't had any problems with it releasing if anything it releases early on occasion. One problem I have had in the backcountry is while traversing on step slopes I've had the toe joint flex so that my heel end moved over and to the side of the heel riser. But all in all a great bomber binding!

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