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blueskychica wrote a review of on December 18, 2006

5 5

After skiing on ice, crud, light snow, new powder and track- I'd recommend these skis as a versatile touring ski. They're the most fun in lightly tracked powder or new snow, but on a track they're seamless as well. I'm not such as fan of them in icy conditions- but they climb better than I would've expected. Add light snow to the trail and they climb great. Edges are a bit sketch for ice, but a ton of fun in powder.

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blueskychica wrote a review of on December 14, 2006

5 5

Rockin helmet-- not too big, fits just right.
The sizing is a little different though-- the Smith is sized one size smaller for me than the comparable Giro helmets-- (I wear a Giro Medium, but wear a Smith Small).

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blueskychica wrote a review of on December 12, 2006

4 5

For the first month I used this- I couldn't believe it didn't leak. It's super convenient to flip the stem and be drinking (great for driving). I've had it tip over in my bag and not leak... until the day that I started putting soda in it. Just don't do it. I've tested this a few times- and if there's anything carbonated in it, it will leak even standing upright. Crazy. Otherwise, an excellent waterbottle to add to your arsenal- I'd recommend it.

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blueskychica wrote a review of on December 11, 2006

5 5

I love the super plushy fleece on the R4- it looks cool and feels great. I've worn the R2 for years (love it- Patagonia's midweight breathable fleece), and the difference between having the windstopper makes it 100% a different jacket. I've worn this skiing under a shell on the coldest day of the season, and was toasty warm all day- the windstopper is awesome. Other friends that have owned this jacket either love it adamantly or are too warm in it-- but since I'm almost always cold, it's perfect for me- I absolutely love it.

The only thing that keeps this from being as versatile as the R2 is the cut of the arms- which taper in the forarms to be a true athletic cut, and they don't really stretch. It's perfect if you have a thin baselayer or no sleeves, but if you're expecting to wear this casually with a big sweater underneath, it's not really your jacket.

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blueskychica wrote a review of on December 8, 2006

5 5

I know these are ski socks, but I wear them everywhere- I absolutely love the stripes and bought both the pink and the blue. They fit well, perfect height for the ski boots. They're mid-lightweight I'd say-- a little thicker than my thinnest ski socks, but not bulky at all. Cool snowflake graphic detail too. Buy one, buy two- you can't go wrong.

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blueskychica wrote a review of on December 8, 2006

5 5

I've put three bikes on this rack, and it was super stable. I like that it has foldable arms, an easy click open and they bend down and click into a locked position when a bike's not on it-- a cool function for a hatch based rack. A bomber rack- the best in it's price range. Easy to take off in the winter.

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blueskychica wrote a review of on December 8, 2006

3 5

These bags have a great patent on them for being leakproof and have some sort of natural suction that makes them air locking on themselves- pretty cool. For me, they were recommended for wet/dry canyoneering- and they're perfect for that. They are leakproof (and sandproof too- great for protecting electronics in the sandy deserts that destroy everything). They don't like high heat though- I brought these out on a trip in 110 degree heat, and they melted shut. Bummer. I'd totally recommend them, except for use in high summer heat.

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blueskychica wrote a review of on October 3, 2006

5 5

I don't know how I lived for so long without this one- its truly the perfect size. After using it for two seasons, I can say that it's truly one of the most versatile and recommended pieces of gear I own. Love the size, the locking bite valve. Big enough to stuff a light jacket, all my bike tools, a few tubes, protein bars. Awesome to have the larger bladder too- I use it when backpacking, hiking, biking (filling up as much water as I'm going to need). Love it love it love it. You can't go wrong with this one.

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