Ivan Valdivia

Ivan Valdivia

Ivan Valdivia

Ivan Valdivia wrote a review of on October 20, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

For short runs, this bottle does the job. I like its valve that prevents leaks and it is always open and ready when you need it. I like its bigger capacity for carrying liquids. I wish the pocket was a bit bigger, but overall, this bottle does the job!

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Ivan Valdivia wrote a review of on October 20, 2012

5 5

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

Comfortable, light and comfortable. I'm new to trail running, and go this after friends recommended them. I used a regular camelback before and it bounced way too much. This vest is really the best, no bouncing, and the weight is high on your back where doesn't interfere with running movements. Love this vest!

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Ivan Valdivia wrote a review of on July 23, 2012

4 5

This is a nice looking shirt! It is versatile enough so you can wear it to the office and then again for your nightly hikes. It has a nice feel to it and the stretchy material makes it suitable for some action around the park (like catching a frisbee or throwing a ball to the girls playing volleyball next to your bbq grill :)).
From my perspective, these shirts run a bit small around the chest, I normally wear mediums in other brands (i.e. Arcteryx) and I cannot fit on mediums on these shirts. Other than that, this is a super good looking shirt, guaranteed to evoke a few complements :).

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Ivan Valdivia wrote a review of on July 23, 2012

4 5

This shirt is everything you'd expect from a performance t-shirt. I use it mostly for running, it is fairly light (though not the lightest weight out there), it is athletic fit feels comfortable and soft. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star is the collar is a little lose compared to other performance t-shirts that I like. I recommended, it is a good shirt for the price.

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Ivan Valdivia wrote a review of on July 23, 2012

5 5

I have had this flip-flops for only a week, but I already love them! The are comfortable as others have said, and my feet are semi-flat so the arch support is an added bonus. The straps were a little tight as others warn, but it only took me a couple of days to break-in, I ordered just my size, so I don't think you would need to order a size bigger, just break them in for a couple of days. The are also good looking flip flops!

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Ivan Valdivia wrote a review of on June 2, 2012

5 5

I love this jacket! Besides its great looks, it is light and cool enough to wear even on warmer weather. However, I think they are perfect for cool afternoon hikes/walks/runs/rides. Very versatile and it packs really small. I took this jacket on a trip Europe, mostly because it packs so small but didn't expect to use it. Well, I used it almost every day because we spent time by the seashore and it tended to be windy and cool, specially in the afternoons and nights. What a great jacket! I wear it often in early morning running sessions, it definitely was design for active wear because it breaths well and keeps you warm and dry.

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Ivan Valdivia wrote a review of on June 2, 2012

4 5

These shorts live up to their name "better than naked"! In the hot summer months they keep you cool and comfortable, even during a hot summer's day midday run. They seem durable enough. The only complain I have is the little pocket in the back which may let your car keys fall without you noticing, I wish they had some sort of closure mechanism to keep your keys safely in. When not needing a pocket, these shorts are 5 out of 5.

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Ivan Valdivia wrote a review of on June 2, 2012

5 5

I thought this shirt was a little bit pricey, but after wearing it a few times and seeing how it is standing up to the wear and tear, how it fits, and how it feels, I recommend it as totally worth the price. It is one of my favorite shirts for running or any workout. It is thin, light, keeps you cool, keeps you dry, and the citron color makes you easy to spot in the crowd. Also, I like the athletic cut and fit that makes for a good looking shirt as well.

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Ivan Valdivia wrote a review of on June 2, 2012

4 5

These shirts are pretty thin, allow plenty of ventilation, and dry moisture fast. I use them for running and they are one of my favorite. I didn't give it a 5 because the material is not as durable as other more expensive shirts and they show their wear and tear sooner than it should, other than that, these shirts are great!

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Ivan Valdivia wrote a review of on June 2, 2012

5 5

I tried these shoes after 2 years of wearing the asics kayano 13 shoes which provide quite a bit of cushion/support. The idea was for me to transition toward a more "bare foot" type of running. Anyway, I bought these Kinvaras just because they were on sale and I was ready to try something new. Well ... I was pleasantly surprised, they are light and comfortable when running. I used them to train and run the Salt Lake City Half-marathon (2012) and I absolutely have loved them since. These are my 2nd pair because although they are light and comfortable, they also provide plenty of support and cushion in all the right places. An additional bonus for the hot summer months ahead is that they also allow air circulation through their upper meshed material. One observation: these shoes are best for road running and flat smooth running surfaces, they are light enough that I could feel the rocks under my feet when I tried them on the trail. If you want to do trail running, wear something with stiffer soles.

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Ivan Valdivia wrote a review of on June 2, 2012

5 5

We took a trip to Europe where we walked on cobblestone streets daily (about 3 to 4 miles a day) and she loved the shoes (normally she has aches and complaints about shoes, but not with these ones). It is hard to find shoes for my wife that she likes, so suffice it to say that these are her 3rd pair. She basically wears them daily now because "they are so comfortable."

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Ivan Valdivia wrote a review of on June 2, 2012

4 5

I like the chameleons, I have loved the chameleon2 and 3 that is why I got these chameleon4's and although they are more comfortable than chameleon3's probably because they made the upper stretchy sock a little softer at the heel, they don't feel as sturdy. Anyway, they feel more comfortable, but feel lose on the trail because of the extra stretch, specially going downhill. Overall, I give it 4 out of 5 because they are comfortable and the Vibram sole provides decent support when stepping over rocks. Also, these shoes look great when wearing them on a casual night out. You can't go wrong with them!

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Ivan Valdivia wrote a review of on July 25, 2010

5 5

This shirt is one of my favorites now. I'm planning to get another one soon. The stretchy fabric adds to the feeling of comfort while preserving its fitted looks. I wear this shirt to the office and to casual gatherings after work (it is a nice looking shirt!). Also, I have taken it hiking and it feels cool, and light, specially around here while the Utah summer's heat is in full swing. Great shirt in the trail, office, and casual gatherings.

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Ivan Valdivia wrote a review of on June 23, 2010

5 5

This tire performs as advertised. I got these tires 2 days before a triathlon because a got a flat on my previous tires while training. Although I was worried that I didn't get a chance to train in the new tires, everything turned out well. These tires rolled well and smooth and although they have kevlar are not any heavier than the tires I replaced. I am very happy with them.

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