Park City, UT
Light, performant, and dependable. Not much more to say than you'll never have to touch 'em after you install 'em. I've bashed plenty of rocks in corners, and they still keep going like the day I got 'em.
Clear lenses are great for low vis days or running gates at night -- not much more to say in that regard. However, the Smith I/O or I/OS lenses are durable (especially if you take advantage of the nice sleeve they provide), change in a snap, and can be done with your gloves on. For that, I'm giving five stars.
I've used the I/O goggles for the last two seasons and love them. My wife and now the kids love the I/OS because they're ideal for smaller faces. As one might expect the Smith goggles interface flawlessly with the Smith helmets, but the kids rock their goggles with POC helmets without the dreaded "Gaper Gap."
They look great, and the lens change is super simple and can be performed with your gloves on.
These are pretty good tights for winter running. Zipper placement around the ankle was a little uncomfortable and the waistband was more constricting than other's my wife tried. Otherwise, the fit is true to size.
My wife got these several weeks ago and is currently ordering two more pairs. She's worn them almost daily on her winter runs and absolutely loves them. They don't overheat if her workout requires a trip to the gym before hitting the trails. Ankle zippers can sometimes cause chafing but these are unnoticeable. The rear pocket is small but easily accommodates an iphone 5. This is simply an all around great piece of winter apparel.
I would say that they are mat. I have some Louis Garneau tights that are super shiny by comparison.
Round two on this short for me. Love it. Great cut, great styling and great fit. With an athletic 5'7 build, the small fits like a glove.
but they seem to stretch a bit after you wear them. They are incredibly comfortable, and while they have an athletic cut, they offer a bit more room in the thigh than the Patagonia cords for example. I have two pair of the 30's, and each fits slightly different. Both have stretched since I initially tried them on.
Great pants - I bought two pairs on Thomas' advice below -- the graphite navy and the classic tan. Athletic cut, and they run true to size. I'm normally a 30, and the 30 was spot on.
My wife just got this sweater in Berry and absolutely loves it. It's fitted without being tight and the neckline is very flattering. It will work great with jeans, leggings or skirts. Excellent quality merino.
This is a fantastic running tank. My wife recently picked it up in navy blue and is having a hard time taking it off long enough to wash it. It has a loose fit and it very flattering. Typical Arc'teryx quality.
Solid. Comfortable. Fits true to size chart. Giving it five starts for what it is -- a great value.
While always lightweight with strong tread patterns, the achilles heel of Schwalbe tires has long been the sidewall. The snakeskin sidewall on this tire has proven itself durable, yet preserving a lightweight package. I'd strongly recommend as a front tire, but typically prefer a more rounded, less chunky profile for our buff Park City trail system.
These bars are absolutely delicious, and are easy to eat while your heart is in your throat. Not huge on calories for endurance events, but they will provide a tasty treat and a nice quick boost.
Can you tell me the back zipper length?
The Clark's Desert Boot is a classic, and the beeswax leather is icing on the cake. The boots run large, and I'd recommend sizing down a full size. I normally wear a 9 shoe, and the 8 was the answer here. They'll feel a touch snug at first, but they'll stretch enough to feel like a slipper.
Q-tubes are a staple in my pack and at my bench. Great value and performance. Now that 27.5/650 is here to stay, I had to stock up on a few.
when it does what it should? That's the case here -- if you run Campy 11-speed components, the Chorus 11 chain is a great way to save a few bucks and get ~ the same performance of the Record. Tried and true.
These are my go to grips, and have been for years (in different versions of course.) Why? They're comfortable as the subtle contour fills the void in your palm. So when you go for epic rides, you suffer less fatigue. Secondly, the end cap is slightly larger than the grip, providing additional leverage to pull against, and a comfortable reminder of the limits of the bar.
My wife ordered this in the green and really liked the style. The fit on the top is loose and flattering but the shirt is super short on her 5'6" frame. Using the drawstring to create a "blouse" effect, makes the skirt just below crotch level. Straight down over the hips works better is still fairly short. It's a great dress depending on how much leg your want to show.
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