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Lynn from Redmond, WA

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Lynn from Redmond, WAwrote a review of on May 11, 2012

5 5

I've never worn compression tights until this purchase. To be honest, it took an act of god (perhaps the running god?) to get into them. There are instructions on the package stating how to put them on, but quite frankly, the scene in the house was like something out of a Saturday Night Live skit. Anyway, I am 5'2", 125 lbs, cycled for years, enjoyed microbrews for years (with no cycling), and consequently have fairly thick legs. Based on the opinions here, I bought a medium and am happy that I did. They were a tad binding around the back of the knees, but I have to admit, they felt good while running and my knees felt better when done. They were a little long for me, but hobbitses aren't known for their fairy-like legs. I'll defintely be purchasing another pair.

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Lynn from Redmond, WAwrote a review of on May 10, 2012

3 5

But the sizing is off. The armpits are very tight - they bind and pinch. I normally wear a US 6 or 8 so ordered up a size. While the torso itself was an "athletic fit", the armpits were way too tight. Bummer there aren't any other larger sizes. I loved the weight and my husband has a Montane jacekt he swears by.

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Lynn from Redmond, WAwrote a review of on January 22, 2011

5 5

I absolutely love these socks. I used to be a Smartwool fan, but Icebreaker has moved in as the new favorite. They are more durable and do OK with a very light dry cycle (though I normally hang them). I don't recommend putting wool anything in the dryer.

Time to order more. I've been alternating between these and the Carhart wool socks. These breath a bit better.

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Lynn from Redmond, WAwrote a question about on June 1, 2009

I recently purchased the Hubba HP tent. It set up faster than any tent I've had, but when I took it to Scotland for the TGO Challenge (west to east coast hike), forecasts were for 90mph wind gusts the first night (I stayed in a B&B and wimped out). The second night, when I couldn't procrastinate any more, I borrowed a Hilleberg AKTO tent which held up fabulously. I don't think the MSR Hubba BP could have taken 70mph gusts, driving rain, and sleet. It rained 9 of the 13 days. Anyone know if an MSR Hubba could take those 70mph gusts? I didn't chance it... I went with the most popular choice of those crazy Scots............

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Lynn from Redmond, WAwrote a review of on April 6, 2009

5 5

I've been wearing Smartwool socks for 5 years now and absolutely love them. They are incredibly soft, but one bit of advice: Do not ever put them in the dryer. You can probably get away with a no-heat cycle, but if you're husband helps with the wash occasionally, as mine does, and likes the power dry setting, Smartwool socks will lose their silky, no-blister properties. Let them hang dry and you'll be surprised at how much longer they last (and stay nice). Same applies for most clothes (and it's probably better for your electric bill and the environment).

One person mentioned quality. I have had over 25 pairs of SW socks in the last 5 years. One pair I bought had a mfg. defect in the toe and it fell apart the first wearing. Those had been purchased at a local shop on Orcas Island and the store owner replaced them immediately. Occasionally, stuff happens, but, overall, I'd say these are a 5* product.

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