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caitlin.m.2063606wrote a review of on July 20, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 124 lbs
Size Purchased: small

I ordered these in a small, my usual size, and they are incredibly tight! It's very difficult to pull them over by butt and hips, which are frankly pretty narrow, and they are a bit stiff, tight and uncomfortable at the waist because of the wide waist band and pocket features. The waist just doesn't stretch much. They hit just below my natural waist, so the coverage is fuller, which is nice, and they hit mid-calf on my legs (I'm 5'3"), and I don't think they will ride up my legs and bunch in my knees because they are so tight. I think these may be great performance tights, especially for anyone who likes compression while running, but they are not necessarily that comfortable or something I would l want to spend time lounging in or traveling to a run in. Also there are no "strategically placed mesh panels" to speak of, as advertised/described. I thought this would mean different fabric behind the knees or at the top in back, but the fabric throughout is the same except for the waistband. I'm definitely a little disappointed and not sure whether I'll keep them or try for a larger size...

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caitlin.m.2063606wrote a review of on August 25, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small

I'm revising my previous review. I got this shoe a couple weeks ago in my usual size 9 and found it was too small, and have now run several times in the 9.5, almost exclusively on trails. They are light but with a substantial and supportive sole. I've done several shorter runs (5-6 miles) and a 10-mile run/hike on wet and rocky terrain and they were great in all conditions. The only possible downside is that there is no protection from stubbing your toe, and on really rocky trails where you must step between the rocks, you will feel them through the sides. The neon green/yellow are also not quite as offensive in person as one might imagine. I'm bummed my size is sold out or I would have ordered another pair.

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caitlin.m.2063606wrote a review of on April 6, 2009

4 5

I bought this pack after borrowing a friend's for a day-long backcountry ski tour. The pockets are really well designed and the pack is very comfortable. I love the light green fabric on the inside, which makes it very easy to find things without digging around. I also like that it's not a silo - the zipper runs all the way around so it's easy to find what you need. While the hip belt is pretty basic, it is comfortable and does what it needs to. The shoulder straps are also very comfortable. I frequently wear this when I am telemarking at a resort but want to carry equipment for a quick skin up a nearby mountain. It holds the basics (shovel, probe, skins, water, snacks and a few small things like sunscreen and an extra layer) but that's it. If it's a hot day and you want to store the extra layers you wore, you'll have to strap them to the outside. I find this pack very comfortable to ski with, and I ski expert terrain almost exclusively. I have also used it for longer ski tours and it has likewise served me well. I also found it slightly awkward to strap skis to the outside for boot packing it up a mountain. The skis were a bit unsteady and swayed. Possibly I just haven't found the right system yet. My only complaint is that I wish it was slightly bigger. It's always nice to have the option to cinch down extra, unused space than not to have the option at all. I'm sure i"ll use the pack for day hiking trips in the summer too. (And my MacBook pro fits perfectly inside the shovel pocket, as does a hydration system.) Overall, I'm happy with this pack but not raving about it.

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