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Kristen OConnor

Kristen OConnor wrote a question about on July 24, 2013

Does anyone happen to be familiar with both this skort and the Carhartt trail skirt? I know it's a long shot! I need something that looks semi-business appropriate, yet is still light and outdoor durable. Just started a non-profit, but am basically living out of a backpack...
Carhartt skirt: http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10101&productId=169711&showCloseout=Y
http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10101&productId=169711&showCloseout=Y

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Kristen OConnor

Kristen OConnor wrote a review of on April 4, 2013

5 5

For the past 4 months, I have only owned 3 pairs of socks. This is one of them! I've been hiking and climbing in excess, so I've put them through a test or two... They are true to size, they are still form-fitting, they have not shrunk or stretched (I hand wash and air dry all of my wool clothes to avoid that), and they keep my feet at a perfect temperature, and they don't retain heavy odor!

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Kristen OConnor wrote a review of on April 3, 2013

5 5

I'm 5'4", 135 lbs and I bought the M. Perfect fit! These leggings have kept me warm on many cold days. I wore them under 5.11 women's tactical pants when it was below freezing and they served me well. The best part about them is that they don't retain odor. I only have one pair, which I would wear for hiking and camping, and I probably washed them once or twice a week. (I prefer to hand wash and air dry all of my wool clothes to avoid shrinkage or stretching.) Also, I put mine through some serious wear and I have yet to see a snag.
Overall, they fit well, they are lightweight, they are very warm, and they are durable.

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Kristen OConnor wrote a review of on April 3, 2013

Two thumbs up
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm 5'4", 130 lbs and I bought the grey in a M. It's a perfect fit! For the past 4 months, I've been living out of the car with only a few shirts, including this one. In comparison to my other wool socks, underwear, and leggings, this shirt holds more odor. This surprised me because I've heard countless people talk about it NOT holding odor. It could just be me! It's nothing major anyway. I have been very impressed with its durability, as I have worn this shirt to hell and back and I don't think there's a snag in it!
Overall, this shirt is an excellent base layer for the cold of winter and even after it warms up. I often wear it on spring hikes and climbs to shield me from UV exposure.

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Kristen OConnor wrote a review of on April 2, 2013

SuperAwesome
5 5

I've used this bag anywhere from the mid teens to mid fifties for camping. Lately, I've been sleeping in the back of the car and it's still working wonders. When the temperature gets too hot, I still use the bag as a blanket. I ordered the small because I'm around 5'4" and the fit is just perfect! It's light, warm, durable, and overall a great bag.

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Kristen OConnor wrote a review of on April 2, 2013

A-okay!
5 5

I bought this helmet a couple of weeks ago for climbing and I love it. I ordered a M/L and I probably should have ordered a S/M. I'm an average sized lady (5'4", 130lbs) with a medium sized head. However, with the adjustable head rachet, I can tighten it up enough so that it's not useless! But I would suggest measuring your cranium before ordering...
My favorite feature is the head lamp clip! And let us not forget that it's ultra light!
I haven't taken any solid hits to the head with it on (and let's hope I never do).

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Kristen OConnor wrote a review of on April 2, 2013

5 5

I got a pair of these for free when I bought a pair of 200 leggings and a shirt from a store called Outdoors Inc in Memphis, TN. I had no idea what a gift these undies were! It's been about 2 months now since I've been wearing them and I have nothing but great things to say. In fact, when I packed up my backpack and hit the road, these were the only pair of underwear I brought. I haven't regretted it yet! They were never itchy, they're easy to hand wash, and they don't retain odors like cotton!

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Kristen OConnor wrote an answer about on April 2, 2013

I would say ABSOLUTELY! These are great for staying warm and being on your feet all day. I have worn them on long winter hikes, as well as spring day hikes.
For the past 4 months, I have only had 3 pairs of socks. One of them is the Heavy Trekking SmartWool. Even with constant use, I have not experienced any stretching. I hand wash and air dry all of my wool clothes to avoid shrinkage.
Give them a shot!

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Kristen OConnor wrote a review of on April 1, 2013

5 5

I have worn these boots on at least 10 different day hikes, including one on the very first day I bought them. Not only did they not blister my feet, but they also allowed for a previous blister to heal. I have taken them mainly through red rock and desert terrain, as well as snow and rain.
I have also worn them for quite a bit of bouldering and climbing (too poor for proper climbing shoes) and they do quite well for a hiking boot!
Long story short, I will wear these boots to the grave. They fit well, they are LIGHT, they have reliable ankle support, they glide through rough terrain, and they're overall a GREAT BOOT.

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