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MagicLantern wrote a review of on August 15, 2008

3 5

I love the smooooth leather. Quite comfortable for a flip flop. Seems to be well made after 1 month of use.

The problem I have with them is the sizing/shape. I typically wear a 9.5 in men's shoes, but I had to order a 10 in these to get one that kind of fit. The base is too narrow (although I have medium-narrow feet), and the front is too short (and I have probably average to short toes). So, if you have very narrow feet with short toes, these will be fine, otherwise, probably want to go elsewhere.

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MagicLantern wrote a review of on August 15, 2008

2 5

I've used these socks probably a dozen times since I purchased them. I love the material, lightweight, sturdy, doesn't accumulate 'stink'. I've used them for trail running and just wearing everyday.

However, the fatal flaw of these socks is the cut of the ankle line - lower in the back then in the front. Due to the fact that the back of the sock is super low, every pair of running shoes I have goes higher then the sock. This causes really bad chafing (perhaps due to the edge of the fabric being below the top of the shoe). After one 8 mile run the chafing was so bad that the skin over my achilles was bleeding... That's when I decided that these socks just don't cut it for running.

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MagicLantern wrote a review of on July 24, 2007

5 5

This is one of the best pieces of outdoor gear I have ever owned. Functions great, looks awesome, fits well. It seems that most jackets are designed to fit the average (overweight) person - not so for this one - very good athletic fit.

It is also very good for a wide range of weather conditions - windy, rainy, snowing, and cool. I've worn it hiking in mild snow storms (30F) and it was all I needed for my torso. It also works well in the spring when you get chilly or the wind picks up.

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MagicLantern wrote a review of on July 24, 2007

5 5

I thought sporks went out of style in the fifth grade, but I was wrong. They re-created the classic in nearly indestructible titanium.

If you like sporks, this beats the plastic or metal ones any day.

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MagicLantern wrote a review of on July 24, 2007

5 5

These shoes are great! Very comfortable right out of the box.
I tried on about 12 different pairs of shoes (from several different brands), and I liked these the best. I like the level of padding (your foot is fairly level in the shoe instead of sloping forward like many running shoes), the traction, and the stiffness/flexibility of the shoes. The do work well on both trail and road.
I typically run about 30 miles per week, and these shoes seem to be holding up well, and not causing any adjustment problems.

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MagicLantern wrote a review of on July 5, 2007

5 5

This hat is great for running in the sun. It keeps the sun out of my face, and doesn't heat me up. I don't use the sun skirt, but it goes on and off easily and really covers well. The head band does an awesome job of keeping the sweat out of my face. The hat fits very well - and is easily adjustable. It even stays on no problem in windy conditions. Overall, this hat has made me want to buy more hats from Outdoor Research.

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MagicLantern wrote a review of on July 5, 2007

3 5

This shirt keeps you cool and doesn't chafe. Very comfortable. Love the smooth material and more mesh like back. However, in just one 8-mile run with a hydration pack, it shows signs of wear in 2 or 3 places. My estimate is that if you ran a marathon with a hydration pack this shirt would have several holes by the end.

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MagicLantern wrote a review of on July 5, 2007

4 5

These shoes do well on both trail and road. While the fit is loose, my feet don't slide around on flat, uphill, or even steep downhill trails. The fit is a bit on the small size - I had to go up 1/2 size. If you're wondering how these compare to the Arnuva 50 Boa - these shoes have a more pointed toe box, and lack the boa lacing system. I'd recommend you pay the extra money and go with the Arnuva 50 Boa over these.

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MagicLantern wrote a review of on July 5, 2007

4 5

I use this pack for short camping, backpacking, and even road trips and love it. Very sturdy and comfortable. Lots of pockets. The waterproof level of this pack seems excellent. I only have 2 complaints about this pack. 1) The largest compartment is only accessible through the small top opening. 2) I always want to carry more stuff, so I find myself wishing it was bigger. Maybe I just need to pack lighter...

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MagicLantern wrote a review of on July 5, 2007

5 5

The individual toe sleeves feel a bit strange at first, but after a few times you won't even notice. These socks keep your feet cool, dry, and comfortable. I've had no chafing or problems when wearing these on 17-mile runs on sidewalks - and 8 mile trail runs. I have a few bits of advice about purchasing these socks: If you're going to be trail running in these, avoid the white - the white stays white only until you put them on for the first time. Secondly, if you're going to be running in warm or hot weather, buy the mini crew length, you'll stay much cooler.

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MagicLantern wrote a review of on July 5, 2007

5 5

These wool socks are great! I've always hated wool - too itchy and smells like wet sheep when sweaty or damp. However, these socks are very comfortable, cool, and they really keep down the odor. I can wear them for 2 or 3 short runs (like 20 miles total) without them smelling. They fit well, and don't stretch or turn into wet sponges on hot days (like cotton socks do).

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