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carterw1351810 wrote a review of on March 2, 2009

5 5

I'm a weensy little 5'1" runner with a short torso. This pack is the most comfortable I've ever tried. The wide but whisper-light shoulder straps distribute the weight of the pack beautifully so it doesn't put pressure on my neck or shoulders; the body of the pack swings a little side to side, but it swings *with* your body motion, rather than sloshing against it. The pockets on the front are well designed for holding gels and lip balm and electrolytes and all the little things you need for several hours on the trail. My only issue is that the water bladder really does sag as it empties. The bulge of that bag hits my lower back and chafes after a while; the solution is to clip the bag to the top seam on the inside of the pack.

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carterw1351810 wrote a review of on March 2, 2009

5 5

I have two pairs of these shorts and would love to have a dozen more. Best compression shorts I've ever run in. The compression is snug and supportive but not constrictive. The fabric is slick and comfortable and I've never had a problem with chafing or riding up, even while training for and running trail ultra-marathons. (Exception: one spot in the back of the waistband will sometimes rub a little if I'm wearing a long pair of tights over top of the shorts.)

I use these shorts as a base layer or by themselves, depending on the weather.

The previous poster's comments on her shorts was kind of surprising to me, because the fabric on my shorts has held up to heavy use and frequent washing for well over a year with no noticeable deterioration. (I wash them on the gentle cycle in a lingerie back and let them air dry.)

The best thing I can say about these shorts is that I don't notice them while I'm running. Why? Because they don't rub, ride up, itch or annoy me in any way. I just don't have to think about them. And that's a beautiful thing.

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