Wasatch Mountains, Snowbird, Salt Lake County Roads & Golf Courses
The Osprey Shuttle 32 is a beast of a bag. If you need to pack your life with you wherever the destination may be, look here. The Shuttle is feature rich, and exhibits the quality Osprey is known for. However, beware, this bag has liability of oversize charges from the airlines. The Osprey Shuttle 32 is a great solution if you have a high volume need for packing your cargo around.
I had been looking at the Dynafit Feline shoe for some time, & finally decided to buy a pair. I could not be happier with these shoes. As the other reviews have pointed out, the shoe does run small & on the narrow side. My foot is small & narrow so this is not a problem, the fit for me is outstanding. The Feline is very ligh and nimble. After putting in several miles tromping around in them in summer heat, I am surprised at how well they breathe for a Gore shoe. The Vibram sole that rounds out the Feline is awesome for overall performance in a variety of terrain. The detail and quality of this shoe is signature Dynafit.
The Lole Cayman skirt is a nice item if you are in Rio or some other exotic beach location, where less is more. In other words the skirt was way too short for her taste and returned it.
I had been eyeing the Dynafit Feline's for a bit and am very pleased that I decided to purchase a pair. These shoes ooze quality, craftsmanship, and a style that is very Dynafit if you know the brand. Like other reviews have pointed out, they do run small and on the narrow side. This is great for me as I wear a size 8 and have a B width foot, so this shoe fits my foot like a glove. I love how light and nimble the shoe is. I am also pleased that my experience after tromping around for several miles in these shoes, they do not run overly "hot" for a Gore shoe which was a concern. The Vibram sole adds to the build of this shoe and eats up a variety of different terrain. All in all I couldn't be more pleased, and would recommend to anyone with the foot shape that is best suited for this platform.
The Osprey Shuttle 32 is a beast of a bag. It is great if you are looking to pack your life around with you wherever it is that you might be going. The storage capacity speaks for itself. Feature package is pretty self explanatory, I can't find many features I would like to have in addition to what the current build is. Beware, when fully packed this thing is a beast to lug around, and you will most definitely be dinged from the airlines when checking depending on what your cargo might be. Nonetheless if you need to take your house with you, this bag is a great sherpa for the job.
My spouse has been wearing her Sanuk Kiss & Tell sandals for several weeks now. Overall no major complaints, basic, simple, summer sandals.
The Lole Opaline Dress is a great summer weight dress. Nice style and color options make this a good addition to your summer casual wardrobe. According to my spouse the fit on this dress is also much better than what you find in casual dresses from someone like Patagonia. Highly recommended.
The Lole Cayman Skirt is a fine item of clothing if you are looking for minimal coverage, or none at all. You may as well wear just wear your swim suite bottom, as this thing barely covers your a#$. This was a product that was promptly returned.
My spouse was recently shopping for a handful of easy, casual dresses to wear while spending a long stint in the mid-Atlantic part of the country where July & August are hot & humid. She picked up a Patagonia Spright dress for this purpose, but was quickly disappointed once she tried it on. She fits most casual dresses quite well in the 4 to 6 size range. This one did not work at all, with the overwhelming comment being "not flattering". She picked up some other dresses from NAU and Lole and liked those much better.
Thanks for your question. I actually disagree with the comment made by Dave Marcus. I am very similar to you in height and weight, own several Arcteryx garments and always take a size Medium. I can fit some fairly athletic, tailored garments, and feel that size small in Acteryx is pretty limiting. With the Beta AR being a pretty traditional alpine fitting shell, and a shorter bottom hem length, I would suggest a size medium. I hope this is helpful for you.
If you know Carhartt products, you will love these Twill Work shorts for the summer. They have a firm hand when you first get them, but will soften after a few washes. The twill fabric is rugged, just what you would expect from Carhartt. I am 5'10", 135 lbs and I feel these shorts run a bit small in the waist. I went with the 34 waist and the fit is very good. Just enough room to tuck your shirt in comfortably, and I always wear a belt to fine tune the fit. These shorts are definitely on the longer side. They fall probably 1.5 to 2 inches past my knee cap, sitting comfortably on my hips. Work stylie, durable product, and at $30, how can you go wrong? I would highly recommend these if you like longer style Twill walk shorts a la Dickies and Ben Davis.
Thanks for your question. If I am not mistaken, the update to this model of Diez Jacket outside of the fill power moving from 800 to 900 is the upgrade of the face fabric to a Pertex branded fabric. Pertex is often regarded as having the best down proof fabrics on the market. I hope this is helpful for you.
Thanks for your question. The Mammut Nordwand pant falls into the more Alpine/Fitted/Athletic category. I would recommend sizing up in order to get a bit more room throughout that portion of the pant for your knee braces. I hope this is helpful for you.
Thanks for your question. I too have practiced Bikram Yoga and understand the stress the "hot room" can put on your clothing. You could give the Expert or Stabilyx tight a try for this application. If you are looking specifically for a short, opposed to a full length tight, look at the CW-X Pro Short or the Stabilyx Ventilator Short. I would probably suggest the Stabilyx Ventilator short for your purposes. I hope this is helpful for you.
Thanks for your question. If you are looking for the top end of the CW-X family, check out the Revolution tight. There is a full length tight, and a brand new 3/4 length Revolution knicker that will be arriving for the Spring 2012 season. The Revolution series features seamless construction for the CW-X support web, opposed to how the web is constructed in the Pro and Stabilyx series. I hope this is helpful for you.
Thanks for your question. For the Spring 12 season we will be carrying black, grecian blue, and mango in the Patagonia R1 hood for men. The Spring 2012 colors are delivering now. I hope this is helpful for you.
I love winter beanies. Specifically I love winter hats with poms. I don't wear a helmet when I ride, thus my affinity for hats. I was looking for something new to add to my collection and landed on the Coal Freezin Beanie. Like the other Coal products I own, the Freezin exhibits the same degree of Coal quality and style. I find the hat to be surprisingly light and breathable as well.. I got the white color, in person versus the image on backcountry are spot on in my opinion. As a previous review said the pom is huge, and it is. Overall if you like pom beanies, this is as fresh as they come.
Carhartt overalls are an item everybody should have in their closet. I have had two pair of the denim, and a pair of the traditional duck overalls. They are hands down the most durable and functional bottoms you can have. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a pair of pants that can do it all, and last forever. Fit in the overalls is pretty true to size against standard Carhartt bottoms. I would size up for a bit more comfort and freedom of movement if you need.
Thanks for your question. The main difference between the Greenwich and Half Dome pullover hood from The North Face is the Half Dome logo is embroidered on the Greenwich, opposed to a screen print on the Half Dome hoody. I hope this is helpful for you.
Thanks for your question. Regarding the contrast between the men's Chilliwack and Yorkville parka's from Canada Goose, you are correct. The only significant difference between the two styles is the detachable hood found on the Yorkville versus fixed hood on the Chilliwack. All other features and fit and comparable between the two. I hope this is helpful for you.
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