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amyloucook2406432 wrote a review of on September 12, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

So far these seem like a great shoe. I ordered them a half size too small at first and was concerned because my feet went numb just wearing them around the house in preparation to ride, but the issue was much better (almost non-existent) when I sized up. I've only taken these on a few rides so far, but they are very comfortable and super sturdy feeling. I use them for general riding--not downhill specific--on flat pedals because of several knee injuries. I went back and forth about what set-up was best, and I'm really happy with this one so far. They are definitely very grippy on the pedals and I feel very comfortable that I won't slip off but can adjust my footing when I need to. Only time will tell how they hold up!

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amyloucook2406432 wrote a review of on September 12, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I purchased a new helmet because my old one kept slipping forward no matter how much I tightened it. I've only been able to use this new one on a couple of rides, but so far so good. It is very comfortable and does not slip down to block my vision. They white helmet has a red chin strap, which is good looking (and will probably stay cleaner that a white one). I have long hair and, as with any helmet I've used so far, my hair gets stuck against the pads inside, which is annoying when I remove the helmet but unavoidable I assume. Otherwise, no complaints!

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amyloucook2406432 wrote a review of on August 19, 2014

2 5

I was not that impressed by this wallet. It is not nearly as pretty in person as it looks in the image. The bone color is a very "dirty" looking off white and the turquoise is not bright but rather dusty. It's soft, without much structure, and seems hard to get cards in and out of it because it doesn't open very wide. So, since it seems to fail in both looks and function, I plan to return it.

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amyloucook2406432 wrote a review of on August 19, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

These Nixon tote bags are very cute. The material is fairly sturdy but looks soft and pretty. I don't know how well it holds up yet. I like the feature of magnetic closure at the top and the small zip compartment, which most totes are lacking--nice for keys and phone. It's definitely on the large side of tote bags...closer to beach bag than purse. It will be great for quick packing gear into the car for adventures or as a travel bag.

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amyloucook2406432 wrote a review of on July 31, 2014

5 5

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

I have this short sleeve onesie in both the lighter and darker turquoise colors and they've been great for my daughter. This one here is actually darker than it looks in the picture, but the color is beautiful. As my other review says, these are very comfortable, easy, lightweight, and versatile. I've loved them and she seems very happy wearing them around. They are light and thin and soft but so far have held up well. I hope that backcountry continues to make gear for little ones and adds more to their repertoire!

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amyloucook2406432 wrote a review of on July 31, 2014

5 5

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

I love these backcountry onesies. They are tough, cute, easy to wash, and very comfortable. This short sleeve one is nice and light for the summertime. The buttons on the neck make it easy to put on and take off a wiggly little one. One of the snaps did not hold on mine, but the other two worked well enough to keep it together. I can't say how well it would hold up over many years, since it only fits for a short time, but my daughter has put to the test in that time and they still look pretty good. Both blues are pretty, as well, and make them fun (I actually like the darker teal better). I hope that backcountry makes more gear like this for little ones and in more colors. I also hope they don't fall into the trap of girls' and boys' colors. These unisex colors look great on all kiddos. Overall, this onesie is very versatile.

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amyloucook2406432 wrote a review of on July 31, 2014

5 5

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

I literally pack this jacket everywhere I go. It's so small and light and easy to carry with you, so why not? You never know when it will get a bit chilly or windy on a run, hike, bike ride, etc. It's even a great layering piece for going out and about in the cooler hours of the early morning or late evening summertime where I live. There are a lot of great colors to choose from as well. I love the bright grassy green I have (no longer there) and hope/wish that Patagonia continues to make more vivid colors for their women's gear. Women don't always want to wear pastels. They like bright and bold too. I always keep this in my carry on when I travel too.

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amyloucook2406432 wrote a review of on July 25, 2014

4 5

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

These backcountry long johns are the best. They are super soft and comfortable for the kiddos. Easy to get on and off and they look cute with their cuffed arms and legs and the little goat logo. The material is thin, so they aren't too great for warmth, but we layered with them in the winter or she wore them around the house, and I used them a lot during summer months almost as a sun suit to keep sun off my daughter's legs and arms when we hiked. They hold up pretty well, although as with all kids' clothes they will wear down with use, and we used ours a lot.

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amyloucook2406432 wrote a review of on July 25, 2014

5 5

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

This was one of our go-to winter items for our daughter her first year. It is so soft and cozy. She wore it out and about or just around the house. It's so cute and easy to put on. The soft fleece on this inside and "finished"/smooth fleece on the outside seemed to hold up well over time. Looks like they no longer make this, but the should! Price was too high.

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amyloucook2406432 wrote a review of on July 25, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I got these shoes at the suggestion of my physical therapist. I have had 3 surgeries on my left knee. They are definitely super cushiony and feel much better in that regard than most running shoes I've tried. On the trail, it takes a big of getting used to the height of them over un-even terrain. That being said, I had no troubles on my first trail run. These shoes are bright and showy. I don't really feel like you can get away with doing a run and then wearing them out and about, but that's me. Overall I really like them so far and I think they are easier on my joints. I never was one for the minimalist running shoes...

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