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Amanda's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Climbing
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ash2462484 wrote a review of on December 19, 2010

5 5

Very rarely do I find a shoe that's perfect from the get go. I have medium width 40.5. The lacing system is what is really nice, with laces that tighten as you run. The laces and tightness tend to stay the same as when you first tied the shoes before your run. The soles are nice, with their pressure point relieving system. I run on trails almost every outing, but when I need to run on a treadmill I use a different shoe: Montrail Masochist. I think these La Sportiva's are very comfortable, supportive and have a close fit around your foot. I want to buy 3 more pairs! Great grip on slick trail.

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ash2462484 wrote a review of on November 5, 2010

4 5

I bought these shoes for trail running a 50k in January, so I plan on putting a lot of miles on them. When I pulled them out of the box (grey/dandelion), I was surprised how light they were. I normally wear an 8.5 street shoe and buy my running shoes at a 9 or 9.5. Having ordered these in a 9.5, they were too big! SO I suggest you order your 'normal' size running shoe, if you have such a thing. The midsole and footing provide a stiff stable surface that seems it would be an excellent trail shoe. I'm exchanging for a 9. They aren't wide or narrow, seem to be a great all around 'average' foot shape shoe.

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ash2462484 wrote a review of on April 23, 2009

5 5

I just love the speed adjust. After having a trango for literally six years, I needed some new gear. And I picked a good one. It's nice that you can adjust the leg loops and belt with ease, no problems with it coming undone either. I picked the black/gray one and am a women's size 4 and chose to order the small. it's perfect. Also, the loops are just comfy enough to be in it all day. I got excited putting it on the first time, like I knew I wouldn't have to exchange it!

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ash2462484 wrote a review of on February 17, 2009

5 5

The price almost gave me a heart attack. So I had settled on the Ariel instead. Mistake! I shop around, I check the reviews...It seems that everyone loves this pack. I ended up finding this pack through another site that was selling it for the same price as the Ariel (about $250) I was ecstatic to find such a deal.
Planning on putting this new pack to the test this weekend and am so looking forward to it.
It fits really well, is super comfortable and has really intuitive compression straps that can be converted for multiples uses including a separate water carrier and day pack.

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ash2462484 wrote a review of on February 17, 2009

5 5

I've been really impressed with SportScience apparel. Until recently, I hadn't even heard of the brand. Actually, the sweater was my boyfriend's....until I stole it out of his closet. I love how comfy it is, have admittedly slept in it, and wear it as a campfire piece after a long day hiking. I've worn it on the trail too, but sometimes get a bit sweaty in it. I keep looking for the women's version to pop up on steapandcheap, but have yet to see it.

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