Jim Cody

Jim Cody

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Jim Cody

Jim Codywrote a review of on April 30, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large
Size Purchased: 11.5

I'll give these four stars, because they look great, and I can tell they are soft and comfy...if only they fit! In the progress of Man, we have put a man on the moon, but we still haven't been able to achieve standard sizing for shoes. I normally wear an 11.5, occasionally sizing up to a 12. With these boots, I probably needed to go *down* two sizes to a 10.5 to get the right fit. Unfortunately, that size is out of stock, so I can't provide a true review.

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Jim Codywrote a review of on April 30, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

While this pillow won't compete on over the top plush comfort with other travel pillows, it gets the job done. I've been perfectly comfortable on the flights where I've used it. Where it wins, hands down, is how small it packs down -- about the size of a Red Bull can -- so no more dragging a big pillow around the airport like a sleepy toddler or having the pillow take up half the space in your carry-on.

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Jim Codywrote a review of on April 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 190 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I've bought several colors. It is hard for me to find shirts that accommodate broad shoulders without billowing like a tent through the torso and waist. Even most so-called "slim fit" shirts can't get it right...they are either too narrow in the shoulders (requiring sizing up, leading to the sleeves being too long), or they assume "slim" is a nickname and your fit is average Joe.

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Jim Codywrote a review of on April 2, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a nice bike rack. It was simple to attach to the factory crossbars on my Subaru Forester, and once I got over the paranoia that my bike would fly off the roof at highway speeds, I feel confident that the rack provides a stable carrier for road and mountain bikes. The wheel holder ratchets down securely, and nothing touches the bike frame. My only gripe is that the brass knuckles arm can be a real #$@&%*! to pivot, especially when loading a bike onto an SUV, holding the frame with one hand, and trying to wrestle the arm into the right position with the other hand. This is made worse after a long ride, when there is very little wrestle left in my body. I've read that I can loosen the retaining collar for the arm to ease the movement, but I haven't gotten around to that yet.

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Jim Codywrote a review of on February 16, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 190 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I needed a new lightweight down jacket to replace an older model. I am 6' 1", 190lbs, and broad-shouldered...the large fits perfectly, as long as I have only one layer underneath. In that configuration, it's like being snuggled by warm, fluffy, puppies and kittens. It is a joy to wear in temps freezing and below. Above that, I find it too warm when zipped up...but I still love it enough to wear vented when the mercury rises above 32. Adding a shell on top, you are looking at seriously cold weather warmth.

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Jim Codywrote a review of on January 30, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: 11.5

I've always felt that Asics shoes run true to size, so I buy them with confidence, and these did not disappoint. The shoes felt great right out of the box. The uppers are super light and breathable and the soles provide flexibility and cushion without feeling mushy. One thing I appreciate are the laces that stay tied without having to resort to crazy sailor's knots. The only reason for less than five stars is I can already sense that these are a little light on the durability scale, which is par for the course with most lightweight runners of this type. I just plan for a more frequent replacement interval...assuming I don't get lazy.

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Jim Codywrote a review of on January 30, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 190 lbs
Size Purchased: Large


As soon as I first put this on, it instantly became one of my favorite articles of clothing. Typical Arc'teryx athletic fit. It is great over a t-shirt or baselayer, provides just enough warmth to ward off any chill, and fits smoothly and neatly under a shell or down sweater. I find myself wearing this everywhere in a variety f conditions and occasions, so I should probably get more than one color.

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Jim Codywrote a review of on October 5, 2010

5 5

Comfy -- I hardly notice these are on -- and the world just seems to look better through the VR28 Black Iridium lenses. About the only other thing I can add to the other reviews is that these are perfect for somewhat larger faces, whereas most of the sunglasses I try these days appear to be designed for small children.

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