Ryan Hampton

Ryan Hampton

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Ryan Hampton

Ryan Hamptonwrote a review of on January 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180 lbs

I have purchased Icebreaker boxer briefs exclusively for several years now. They are marvelous! Over the last 4 years, I've purchased 8 pair, and I wear them every day. No stains, no holes, no pilling, no stink! They are thin enough to wear with running tights and wick sweat like a champ. I know 30 bones is a lot to lay down for stripey-tighties, but considering the money you spend on Haines that constrict your pals, pill up, get holes, stains, and keep the moisture around so profoundly they turn your shorts into a marsh; these are TOTALLY worth it. Won't ever go back to cotton under-roos again. Cheers!

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Ryan Hamptonwrote a review of on January 17, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180 lbs

First of all, I don't know if I would prefer running naked...ever! Too many briers and snakes in NC for that nonsense. Considering this, these shorts really are better than naked. Have great support for the nether regions. NO chaffing issues, even on my most recent 100 miler. Great storage potential. Can easily fit 10 gels or 6 gels with a cliff bar or chews. Wicks sweat almost as fast as you can produce it. Super light. Don't get the tell-tale stink of other synthetics. I can wear for at least a few runs before the funk starts to build up and run the rats away. Super conformable, super durable. Super pleased with them.

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Ryan Hamptonwrote a review of on January 17, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180 lbs

WAs looking for a lighter weight , half-buff to double as a neck gator for storing ice during long, hot NC ultras. For the bill well. The reflective markings keep you visible at night. For those unfortunate enough to always have the biggest head on the block, this is a great hat alternative.

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Ryan Hamptonwrote a review of on June 8, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: MEDIUM

I love these shorts. The material is extremely comfortable. Drys fast. Only drawback is the fit. They are snug. However, I wear a 32-33 in most clothes and the medium fits pretty well. I am able to throw a water bottle in my rear waistband without difficulty. Holds steady for miles and miles. Seem pretty durable. If you go to stretch, watch out, you may give a show to your neighbor. But will definitely buy another pair. My new favs. Holds a ton of food. Able to throw at least 3 gels in each pocket, as well as larger items like Epic Bars/V-Fuel/etc. Back pocket good for keys/ginger chews/etc. Only suggestion is to loosen the "peep-constriction" and to add a waterproof tab for e-lectro pills and they'd be absolutely perfect. Even so, will keep on buying. Great job P!

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Ryan Hamptonwrote a review of on July 3, 2014

Keeps your Wig on Straight!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I have worn Buffs for many years now. the Newest addition to the collection, UV Shortie, is just as versatile, just as effective.
BTW I have a HUgE dome, and this is the only headwear I can sport for longer than 45 mins without triggering a level 5 migraine. Built for the Cro-Magnons out there. EMBRACE THE DOME!! Buy Buff...

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Ryan Hamptonwrote a review of on July 3, 2014

Fatigue Killers!!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I wore these the entire 70 miles and 12,000 feet of elevation gain of the LHHT UItra in June. I usually shy away from compression gear during long runs because I feel it causes compensation injuries. But these gave me excellent support, breathed relatively well, and DEFINITELY helped with recovery. I actually went on a 5 miler the day after the ultra marathon. Buy 'em, you'll love 'em.

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Ryan Hamptonwrote a review of on July 3, 2014

Wow! What a difference...
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I wore this for the first 46 miles of the LHHT 70 Mile Ultra in June. Wicked like a champ, dried amazingly fast, no chaffing, no fuss. Even smelled new out of box the next day without washing! ( I'm not kidding ). This piece is super versatile. Great lounge wear, obviously superb running apparel. Totally worth the investment. Every piece of IceBreaker I have has lasted years, still retains the material properties advertised, and looks great. I love you IceBreaker!

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Ryan Hamptonwrote a review of on July 3, 2014

Truly remarkable material
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I have done EVERYTHING to this shirt; alpine climbing, ultra marathons, training runs, swimming, typed reviews, worn to watering-holes. stands up to anything...except deodorant. The material, as advertised, keeps you cool in the heat, and warm in the cold. Wicks amazingly, drys SUPER FAST. Honestly, as petty as it sounds, I have never had any material stain from my antiperspirant, but this bleached out...

No biggie though, still wearing it. I just tell everyone that those are stains of a working man!! Would buy it again and again.

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Ryan Hamptonwrote a review of on January 26, 2014

1 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small

I would love to give these an in depth review, but I have never gotten to use them. I ordered a medium for a size 9.5 Peregrine Saucony. Way below the suggested size. I went to strap them on and they wouldn't even reach the gaiter loop on the forefoot. I tried to adjust them but to no avail. I'm actually kinda pissed at BC because I was out of the country for a while and never got to get back to return the, Apparently, BC now requires returns over 90 days to have the tags on them. Poor move guys, might look elsewhere for my gear.

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Ryan Hamptonwrote a review of on January 26, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought these so I could run my iPhone on shorter jaunts without having to take my gloves off to respond to an email.txt.

They work great, probably the best touch gloves I've owned. PLENTY warm. Like maybe too warm. I wore them on an 8 miler in 10 degree weather and they wetted out after the first few miles. No biggie, they were still warm, but the range for them is WAY lower than 30-40 degrees. I couldn't imagine running in these suckers in weather above 20 or so. Great product, just break them out when the fair weather winter runners are stuck inside because of the wind/snow....

Run on!

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Ryan Hamptonwrote a review of on September 24, 2013

Grizzy fo Shizzy
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Sported these for my first ultra marathon. Kept me dry and "supported" the whole way. They wicked fantastically. While my merino wool shirt soaked through, these bad boys stayed completely dry on an 85 degree day with 25% humidity, for 50 miles. Awesome short. They look great too for wearing to bonfires with a hoody. Buy em UP!

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Ryan Hamptonwrote a review of on September 24, 2013

Update!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Rocked these on a 50 miles Ultra. 50% roads, 50% trails. Man did they perform. As I said before, watch the roads, but expecting the stride differential, I made up for it and ran like I was in flats. So comfortable. I was among the only of a 100 person field that didn't change up my shoes at the transition zone from trail to road. I had confidence in the shoe, and it paid off.
Grab em up. What a fantastic shoe. And the color is BA!!

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Ryan Hamptonwrote a review of on September 24, 2013

The Bombdiggity;Watch the Advo Run Time
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I bought this watch for training and leading up to me first 50 mile Ultramarathon. The pace features are fantastic, as well as the altimeter and temp gauges. I actually owned a Suunto Core previously. (returned due to condensation in the face) The advertised run time with full GPS features is around 30 hours. I thought this would be more than enough charge time to get me through a 50M. I was wrong. Like, 40 seconds wrong!

The watch was awesome! Kept me on pace, kept me motivated. Kept track of my calories burned, elevation changes, miles ran. But I started to get a little concerned when I reached mile 48 and the watch started to flash the battery on the bottom. I knew from experience with other watches, that this meant the watch was a few hours from expiring. I was wrong again. With less than a mile to go, the watch pooped out. When I got onto Movescount.com, I loaded my track, 49.2 miles. I was so disappointed. My frist ultra, and I was cut short by only a few minutes and less then 8 tenths of a mile.

On president, I sent it back. I finished the race in 11 hours and 53 minutes. WAY under the 30-50 hour GPS functionality advertised.

On the other hand, this thing is sweet! It looks fantastic, works like a dream, and the pacing feature is unrivaled. But keep your rambles to under 12 hours if you want to track your whole series.

RUNR UN!!!

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