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bab5403681 wrote a review of on June 18, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size

My daughter put these on straight out of the box and yelled, "These are SOOO comfortable." The Jungle Mocs not only make her feet feel good--they also stand up well to rough terrain like rocks, gravel, snow, and mud, and clean up quite easily with a soapy sponge and towel. Lastly, the kids' versions come in colors that little kids tend to enjoy, so they're more likely to wear them to school, on playdates, and other places besides campgrounds. In short, parents get their money's worth out of these kicks!

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bab5403681 wrote a review of on June 18, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this as a just-in-case hiking safety item, and the thing nearly blew my eardrums out when I first tested it...I did use the whistle to signal family while hiking out on lava fields; they were barely within eyesight, but flagged me easily after a few whistle blasts...For $2 a pop, why not keep one of these in your emergency and outdoors kits?

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bab5403681 wrote a review of on June 18, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Doc's chamois cream became my go-to cream after I tried it last year. It's a little more viscous than some other brands (e.g., Morgan Blue), but not at all greasy. Doc's holds up well during long rides, even in hot, humid conditions common to mid-Atlantic/Southeast summers. It has a nice minty scent that controls funky smells emitted by sweaty undercarriages, and the natural tea tree oil anti-bacterial helps stave off skin infections . Lastly, the pricing makes this a great deal for such a high quality product. Other creams tend to come in smaller jars/tubes; Doc's gives you a big 8 oz. container for roughly the same price as competing products.

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bab5403681 wrote a review of on January 21, 2013

1 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These bottles offgas like a new vinyl shower curtain. Even after cold washing with gentle detergent, these bottles make your water taste like plasticizer.

Backcountry's website states these are BPA free, yet the bottom of each bottle lacks a recycling number and symbol, leaving you no clue as to what materials were used in
manufacturing. The nauseating odor leads me to believe this is not food-grade plastic.

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bab5403681 wrote a review of on August 5, 2012

4 5

These pants feel very comfortable in hot, humid weather. Materials and construction seem high quality. Copious pockets come in handy for stashing small tools, wallet, snacks, etc.

My only gripe is the fit. Im 5'6" (30" inseam), and ordered size small. The pants' inseam is ridiculously long, unless I hike the waistband up to my ribcage. As a fix, I have roll the cuffs up to avoid tripping over them. Fortunately, the pants convert to shorts.

Lastly, the belt is "meh," and kinda pointless given the pants' elasticized waistband. Just remove it for use as a tie-down.

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