SkiKansas

SkiKansas

Diane's Passions

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SkiKansas wrote a review of on March 10, 2008

4 5

These boots are it if you live in snowy or slushy parts of the country. The bottom half of the boot is totally waterproof and they are sooooo warm. No problems with the zipper -- it locks down once you've zipped them up. They are very true to size. I wear a 7 to 7.5, bought the 7.5 and they are slightly big. Hindsight I should have got the 7. But I love em still. The ONLY drawback is that they are a bit clunky (not designed to be a dress boot) -- but I think that's an OK trade off for having them be really warm, comfortable and waterproof.

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SkiKansas wrote a review of on March 10, 2008

5 5

OK - so most jackets are boxy and make you look like you have a sweater or two under them. This is a really flattering jacket, especially if you have curves. It is tapered nicely at the waist. I usually wear a small to x-small and in this jacket the extra small fit quite nicely. This works well as a sweater as well as a jacket. And I am really, really sensitive to itchy wool and this is a NO ITCH jacket, thanks to the comfy lining.

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SkiKansas wrote a review of on February 25, 2008

3 5

This is a very, very nice jacket -- particularly if you like the ski town look (and I do). The detail on the jacket is nice and it is warm enough to wear like a sweater but not too bulky. This jacket does not run true to size -- and other Kuhl items I have do run true to size. I usually wear a small and ordered both the small and extra small. They were both too big -- and the small was even big on a colleague of mine who usually wears a medium. If this was sized better, I would have kept this coat and probably would have worn it too much :-)

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SkiKansas wrote a review of on February 13, 2008

5 5

I take my dogs running in the dark in the morning and also camping. This is the single best dog light you could buy.

Clip on dog lights tend to move around on the collar and can get 'lost' in dog fur. And the blinking of regular dog lights can get annoying (for me). This collar is so easy to see and the dogs don't mind it at all.

The last time we went camping on a moonless night, our dogs went swimming with these collars on (no problem with water) and our friend's dogs had clip-on lights -- that got lost.

My dogs weigh 80 pounds each and I got them the large. It fits a little loose, but I leave on their regular collars with tags and just add this one.

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SkiKansas wrote a review of on September 24, 2007

5 5

OK - so I haven't skied these yet -- but I did buy them. According to every product review I've read and every shop employee I've talked with, this is THE women's telemark boot of the season. Everyone said "Buy it now because it is going to sell out."

I've been skiing the men's three buckle T1s for a few years and the four buckle is sure to improve the performance.

And these boots are super, super light.

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SkiKansas wrote a review of on September 24, 2007

5 5

This wool sweater looks great -- and has a soft, fleecy lining that makes it very, very comfortable.

Not bulky at all and the fit is very flattering (follows your body). Fits true to size: I'm 5 foot 1 inch tall and weigh 123 pounds and the small fits just right. Stand up collar makes it a great look for the office (the collar is more of a stand-up style than in the picture). I wear this sweater by itself (without a T-shirt underneath).

Love it!

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SkiKansas wrote a review of on September 11, 2007

5 5

I use this headlamp for trailrunning in the fall & winter at around 5:30am. There are lots of deer and moose in the area, so having a headlamp that puts out a ton of light is critical.

Last year I was using Black Diamond's Vectra IQ headlamp which threw a good beam, but it burned through batteries much too quickly for my liking.

If you need a light that puts out a ton of light -- this is the one for you.

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SkiKansas wrote a review of on August 24, 2007

5 5

I am generally a huge fan of lumbar packs and not such a fan of running with a backpack -- but this is the exception.

Like most women with waist that is smaller than their hips, my lumbar hydration pack rides up and flops around when I run.

I was wonderfully surprised how stable this hydration pack was for trail running. I was skeptical that it didn't have a waist or chest strap, but found that it doesn't need one.

Super stable, even on the downhills, and the pocket holds a cell phone and keys just fine. Could stuff a windbreaker in with the hydration pack -- but overall a very low profile.

Awesome pack.

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