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arta wrote a review of on January 3, 2007

4 5

I also own the Vasque Velocity - the Blur has a far better fit with more room on both sides of the toe box and a well-designed, non-slipping heel fit. The Gore Tex works great - super for wet running. I also use them snowshoeing (very comfry with the Atlas' strap system), and they're great for winter backbacking - just add a pair of OR Rocky High gaiters. The fit is SO stable and very secure around the arches. Excellent for a normal to wider foot, in the normal sizing. Impressive tread.

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arta wrote a review of on December 15, 2006

3 5

I already owned Vasque Velocity - NOT GTX. I thought Velocity GTX would be like its non-Gore-Tex counterpart. Sorta. The ankle area is puffier due to another layer in construction. I soon noticed the left shoe had to be tied a half inch closer together than the right. After four days,I started to have pain due to the booties forming a number of lumps around the inner shoe perimeter. Thereafter, I encountered significant snow - waterproof aspect was outstanding. They are well designed and sturdy. The shoe last is a bit curved and for someone who needs extra toe box room, the little toe may feel a bit impinged.

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arta wrote a review of on December 12, 2006

3 5

A thin, low cut, stretchy gaitor. Really only for GROOMED track skiing or trail running in mild snow. I needed something heavier and returned these. The material is about as heavy as a heavy pair of tights (thought certainly more durable. Maybe a great product in the right conditions, since in general I've found OR to be a good company.

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arta wrote a review of on December 12, 2006

5 5

This is a windstop type fleece WITHOUT a barrier layer (I spoke with Patagonia directly about this). The advantage is that it dries quickly ( windstop fleece with films dries very slow, generally). In fact, I got these glove quite wet recently in snowy conditions. That night, temps were about 0 degrees. I slept with the gloves and further dried them on my warm cooking pot. The windproof fleece on the back of the glove actually dried much faster than the "expedition" fleece on the palm side of the fingers. The next day, temps. in the teens and with a breeze, the gloves, slightly damp , actually did well keeping my hands warm. That day was sunny and my body heat had them dry at the end of the day. Glove also has an excellent fit.

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