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Lixy wrote a review of on December 7, 2012

Great performance, no style
3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love the fabric, color, and print (I have the bright blue with the orange). It was a bit stiff and itchy until it'd been worn a bunch and washed a few times. I wore it for almost two weeks straight (sleeping too) while traveling in a van around NZ. Didn't get stinky and looked great every day. I've worn it to yoga. It was a bit warm at first, but once it got nice and sweaty, it cooled down. FANTASTIC for running and hiking, rain or shine. I tend to sweat a lot and then get really chilled as soon as I stop, not so with this thing, it's seriously a miracle. Works just as well as a baselayer or a midlayer. Spilled all over it while cooking, didn't wash it for a while, and not a stain to be seen. Merino is probably the best thing ever; I don't think I'll ever buy anything else.
My only complaint is that the neck is really high-cut. It makes it look very un-feminine. I would never wear it "casually." On that note, while using it as intended, it does keep your chest nice and warm. I do like the longish sleeves and long/slim cut - works great when layering. I'm normally a Small or Medium; Medium fits perfect.

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Lixy wrote a review of on November 16, 2012

2 5

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

I was looking forward to getting these as I've heard great things about Skullcandy. Unfortunately they were a huge disappointment. The general sound quality is almost as good as my other pair of lower-priced earbuds. They are very comfy when sitting around. Start moving though and you get all sorts of horrible banging noises from the cord and they start to fall out. I think one of the biggest problems is the mic/remote is on the left-ear-cord; so they get to swinging really bad. (My other earbuds have the buttons on the main cord so they just hang straight down and barely swing at all.) Wore them on a run and ended up having to hold them the whole time. Then tried them while just walking in town and they stayed in but still had all the banging noise coming from the cords hitting my jacket. General quality seems OK. Because they're comfy and sound OK when not moving and I got them for super cheap, I'll probably just use them in the office and keep using my other ones for when I'm moving. Not what I expected for a brand aimed at the active crowd!

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Lixy wrote a review of on November 10, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The organic cotton fabric is amazing. They were a bit rough when i received them, but after a few washes and wears, they are incredibly soft and the amount of stretch is perfect.
The style is great. I don't like skinny jeans with the super tight ankles; they're just not my style and they're not very flattering on my pear shape. But I'm kinda bored of bootcut. These are perfect. I'm sure they'd be flattering for any figure and they're very versatile.
The wide wasteband is comfy and flattering. The unique design of the beltloops makes it so that even a loose belt holds your pants up. I love this! The double-back-pocket design felt a bit bulky at first but not so much after breaking in.
The dark wash makes them look nice enough for my office, and they're comfy enough for the weekend. In fact, with the great fabric and fit, they've become my go-to pants for fair weather hikes.
Also, I don't know if it's the fabric, or the color, but they seem to resist dirt and odor.
Lole clothes are incredibly true to size. I'm 5'6", 130 lbs and the size 8 is perfect. They're maybe just a bit short for me, but with this cut, it works.
Quality is great, as usual for Lole.
I don't even like jeans, usually going for leggings/tunic/boots, but I love these. Buy them.

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Lixy wrote a review of on September 22, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Haven't decided if I'll even keep these yet, nor have I used these at all, just wanted to post some sizing comments. I am 5'6", 135 lbs. with wide hips, buff thighs, and small waist. I usually wear a size 8. I ordered a Large per reco's to size up and looking at the chart. They're HUGE. The waist appears tiny at first, but if you unzip on size, they're easy to slide on. Then when you re-zip them they're actually pretty comfy and sit a little bit lower than most granny-style outdoorsy pants. I will be exchanging for Medium and would personally not reco sizing up.

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Lixy wrote a review of on August 23, 2012

5 5

Super excited about this coat. Our Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy is pretty psyched to sport it on cool morning walks and while camping on the coast. Fleece and construction is super high quality. Lichen green color is much nicer in person than in photos.
A little bit tough to get on a wiggly puppy but once on it's not going anywhere. I got the Medium. Because of the design, even though it's a bit big right now it'll be OK. Our RR will be big but slim and I think it'll fit him full grown too. It's definitely cut for athletic dogs (with a broad chest and/or deep ribcage) that are out moving - which I love. It's really hard to find "performance" gear for dogs but Ruffwear's got it nailed! Smokin' deal!

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Lixy wrote a review of on March 16, 2012

5 5

After seeing my boyfriend's new Mountain Hardware jacket and starting to feel the weather coming through the 10-year-old North Face I decided it was time for a new jacket. Saw this pop up on S&C and snagged it. Holy cow, it's amazing!
I never imagined that my old jacket was actually hindering my performance but now I do. Talk about freedom of movement. This thing is so comfy!!!
Skied a full day in some gnarly rain and wind and my upper body was PERFECTLY dry and warm.
Did some bootpacking and very technical skiing last weekend and, even without opening the vents, I was comfy on the way up and down - no sweatyness on the up or chilliness on the down.
I usually keep my hood down, but I do like this over-helmet fit. It definitely helps in the crazy weather. My only complaint is that when going fast it seems to catch air and get tight around the throat. Going fast + can't breath = no good. There is an adjustment so maybe I just need to fix that.
Pockets are good-sized and the waterproof zippers work pretty well. No weird seams rubbing under a big pack. SUPER light and packable. I got my standard top size and it fits perfectly, not baggy but plenty of room for layers. The red/pink on the black is way nicer in person. I'm not a pink person but the vibrant dark-pink pop is nice on a plain black shell.
Very well made and, despite the light weight, it seems durable. Only time will tell of course.
Buy it! This is a great deal on a smokin' jacket.

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