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OpinionatedGeek wrote a review of on October 31, 2011

5 5

As a beginner runner I needed something to help with lower leg pain. This shoe (with insoles, strength training and ice) fit the bill. A nice combination of stability and cushion. Nice smooth heel-toe transition. Work fine for the occasional off-road run too. These lock my heel in place much better than some other brands, but that might not be the case for you.

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OpinionatedGeek wrote a review of on October 9, 2011

4 5

This material is amazing, super lightweight and thin, but waterproof. Breathability of the material could be better, but with the two core vents and front zipper you can usually find a nice balance unless it's pouring.

This is my go-to jacket for running and biking when the wind has a nip to it or if it's spitting freezing drizzle. I like the jacket so much I'm looking at the hooded membrain jackets for travel alone.

It's worth mentioning the only pocket is the chest pocket. The collar has a bungee to tighten against your neck.

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OpinionatedGeek wrote a review of on June 1, 2011

4 5

+ Super comfy, great for the trip there and back.
+ Stretchy
+ Nice zippered leg pocket (be prepared for TSA patdown)
+ Nice fit (loose)
+ Elastic drawcord leg openings

- NO BELT or belt loops (drawcord inside is uncomfortable and weaksauce)
- No velcro/snap closure on rear pockets

+/- Heavy/thick material, could be good or bad

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OpinionatedGeek wrote a review of on April 25, 2011

4 5

The first time I slipped these on I was shocked at how comfortable they were.
Fit is true to size, maybe a smidge on the small side because of the rubber toe. I find rubber tips on shoes are less forgiving so you notice the end of the shoe if you are borderline sizes. The sole is very grippy. Pretty lightweight. I like them for kicking around. Should help me achieve maximum footing on the random chinchilla hunt.

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OpinionatedGeek wrote a review of on April 19, 2011

4 5

I hate sandals/flip-flops with a passion. I've just never gotten on board with that style, and never care to. However, I'm headed for a beach vacation and needed a pair. I've only heard great things about Reefs so I decided to give them a shot.

I'm keeping them and I think that speaks for itself. If not, here's why:
I like the grippy sole so you dont break your ass poolside.
I like the soft foot strap so it doesn't chafe my delicate footsies.
I like the supportive yet semi-soft footbed.
I like the fact they are light and compact (minimal packaging too).
I like the stickers they include to make some (undecided) target a Reef advertisement. (The cat is a contender)

Designed in California, Made in China.

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OpinionatedGeek wrote a review of on April 19, 2011

4 5

Typical Stoic review: High quality, weird fit.

The Large in the Stoic merino t-shirts fits me pratically like a second skin, so I ordered a large in this shirt, but it is too big. The sleeves fit ok; semi-fitted and long (3/4 way to the elbow!), but the chest of the shirt is too large (bagging at armpit area). I would probably keep it if this was going to be my outer shirt but I figure it will often be my only layer or undershirt.

I'm exchanging it for a medium because the shirt is super light and comfortable. Hopefully that fits better. For reference I'm 5'9" 165lbs, 42" chest. Beware hairy chested dudes - this is so thin you can see the hairs poking out!

*edit: Received the medium, fits great.

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OpinionatedGeek wrote a review of on April 17, 2011

4 5

Good quality. lightweight. Handle is slightly rubberized to promote grip. Lock mechanism is solid and easy to use. Blades only cut on the pull stroke which helps minimize chance of accidents. I do wish there was more of a finger guard and the blade was not quite so flimsy.

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OpinionatedGeek wrote a review of on April 9, 2011

4 5

Super comfy and silky. This is probably the best feeling merino I've ever felt, it feels more like poly than wool. I didn't end up keeping it because the fit wasn't quite what I wanted and the stripes on the front are like a screen-printed graphic, which I felt might peel/crack over time. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for a different Icebreaker piece though.

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