Chanae H.

Chanae H.

Employee

Chanae H.'s Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Paddling

Chanae H.

Chanae H.wrote a review of on July 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I purchased this watch to be able to track my hikes and outings more accuratly. The product I received was better than expected. I spent many hours researching this watch and I couldn't be more pleased with my investment. The start up is super easy and the options can be navigated with ease.

Took this watch out for the first time on a 14 mile hike with just under 4000ft elevation gain. The bread crumb tracking is absolutely amazing. Even when hitting areas where the GPS signal is temporarily lost, the watch continues to track and route as you go. The interactive videos that can be created are amazing and bring your adventures to life.

The battery life last for the entire outing which was about 9 hours, in GPS and bread crumb tracking. When we reached the truck, we still have 1/4 of life left. The battery charges quickly and the battery life did great.

The display is very readable - even in sunlight. You can toggle through altitude, time, elevation gains/loses, date, and weather updates with ease.

This watch does have a larger display screen but looks good on your wrist even for style. So far, the battery in watch mode does last a little past the 14 day limit.

The one thing I would encourage Suunto to consider changing is the barometer readings. The sensor sits right about your wrist on the side/bottom of the watch. I have found often times, the temperature outside is colder than what the watch is reading and I imagine if wearing a long sleeve, this information may not be accurate either. However, this is not enough to really pull away from the amazing feature this watch offers. Simply put, this watch does it all and you can't go wrong.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Chanae H.

Chanae H.wrote a review of on July 26, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Purchased these for my boyfriend and he wears them as his everyday shoe. He'a an active man and puts 10-12 miles in his profession. He has absolutely no pains and he raves about these shoes. The Salomon shoes offer great arch and ankle support. These were worn on a 10k run and were not suitable for running but for walking and lower impact activities, these work great. They are lightweight and the durability is unmatched. These have been on 10+ mile hikes and are holding up great. Salomon nailed it with these shoes!!

(0)

 

0 Comments

Chanae H.

Chanae H.wrote a review of on July 26, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I purchased the Moab Edge shoe as a replacement for my boy friends Moab Ventilator shoe(it fell apart on a trip to Moab). The edge offers a little more support for arches and also has great tread for hiking. These went on a 14 mile hike 2 days after bringing them home and had no blisters or foot aches. After a month of use, he says that the outside of his right foot is rubbing a little but he also has a knee injury that could be causing him to walk a little different. Overall, he's very pleased with these shoes and they are doing great while on the trail.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Chanae H.

Chanae H.wrote a review of on April 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Let's face it, Osprey makes quality products. This backpack was purchased for a 6 year old to use during her Kindergarten time but also for day hiking trips or overnight trips to her Dad's house. While she's small for a 6 year old, this backpack fits her well. There is plenty room for adjusting the straps for the perfect fit. The 'laptop/tablet' pocket can easily convert to a small hydration reservoir holder. And the best part is that there is a place for the hose or headphones to come out the top for easy carrying.

Osprey does not put out a less than stellar product. This backpack is great and the colors are perfect for active kids!

(0)

 

0 Comments

Chanae H.

Chanae H.wrote a review of on April 29, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

My first initial impression of these capris is for leisurely activities such as a walk in the park or yard work. These pants fit a little tight through the waist and butt areas. The waist band has some elasticity to it so they are flexible and fit comfortably enought. However, the pockets to bunch in an unflattering way. It looks like the material is in abundance and you can't really tell if the pocket is inside out. However, placing you hand in the pocket or every so often straightening out the pants seems to correct the problem - until you move again.

Despite hiking quite a bit, my calves are fit but not large. As a result, the split opening at the bottom does flare a bit much for my calves but when moving, it doesn't seem to bother me much - however, standing still does make it seem like the pants are overly large.

Regardless, these pants are comfortable and allow me to move at a leisurely pace. Despite the pockets and flares, I'm keeping these.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Chanae H.

Chanae H.wrote a review of on April 29, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: 8

I was quite hesitant in making a purchase on these pants and was elated after trying them on. Most of the PrAna pants I've seen seem to fit smaller women just fine. I'm a taller female and built a bit larger. I purchased the size 8 and these fit like a dream. They are comfortable around the waist and hug in the right places but still allow movement.

The lining of these pants make these warm and yet breathable. The only down side is that my foot and leg seem to get lost in the abyss while putting them on. My socks get stuck and the lining twists super easy then bunch after pulling the pants on. Regardless, once my foot finds it's way to the light, these straighten out and are some of the most comfortable pants I've used outdoors. I've only used them once for a hike in a small snow storm and these kept their warmth and moved with me. Definitely recommend for cooler days!

(0)

 

0 Comments

Chanae H.

Chanae H.wrote a review of on April 22, 2016

5 5

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

My boyfriend has only purchased cotton socks from local stores but when we started running, I bought him a pair of these to test out. He fell in love with them!! He says "it's like my toes are in a cloud." These allow air to circulate while running and your feet to breath to allow for more comfort while running. In fact, he loves these sock so much, I have purchased 4 additional pairs and he wears these to work. These are comfortable and allow for breathability , no matter what you are using them for.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Chanae H.

Chanae H.wrote a review of on January 21, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Initially, I was a little bummed to find that the sizing chart suggested a large so that's what I went with. The top fits great around the bust and everywhere but I was disappointed when I first put the top on. The top it was much shorted than I expected. I wore this to a Zumba class and found myself constantly pulling the shirt down to cover the top of my pants. I have a larger bust area and I think an XL would have been better for length but overall I found the shirt to be light and very cooling.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Chanae H.

Chanae H.wrote a review of on March 16, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

This shirt does hang low on the shoulders which makes it a great shirt to use as a pullover when the breeze picks up. A seam runs down the forearm which feels strange at first but after about 3 minuets of wear, really isn't noticeable. I'm happy I purchased this shirt and use if for workouts, a lounge shirt, and for a day at the office.

(0)

 

0 Comments

0 Comments

Chanae H.

Chanae H.wrote a review of on August 3, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This is a great dutch oven. I purchased this in a bind so it's a little big for just two people. However, it did exactly what it was supposed to. It does not come with a cover so you may want to buy one. This dutch oven does come with a handle for the lid! I didn't know so I purchased an additional one - which too my surprise was unnecessary. Regardless, this dutch oven is great and I will be using this when we do a group camp.

(1)

 

0 Comments

0 Comments

Chanae H.

Chanae H.wrote a review of on August 3, 2013

4 5

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

I love these boots. They have great traction and are easy to maneuver in as long as you are used to wearing heels. The heel is thicker so you don't feel shaky. You can dress up these boots or dress them down. They are great for any outing. I wear a 7.5 in street shoes but bought a size 8 with these. At first,they were pretty tight but fit very comfortably now. I wear them as often as I can!

(0)

 

0 Comments

Chanae H.

Chanae H.wrote a review of on August 3, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

This top is amazing! This top is easy to layer with for early morning or evening outings. During the hot summer sun, this shirt is so lighweight it doesn't feel like you are wearing anything. I'm 5'8 with a larger chest and purchased a Large. This fits comfortably around the bust and the length hits just below my belt loops. This has been great for workouts, hikes, and just running errands. The material can snag easily and will pile in constant contact with a backpack, but overall, this top was a great investment!

(0)

 

0 Comments

Chanae H.

Chanae H.wrote a review of on August 3, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

First and foremost, I love Vasque shoes! These shoes breathe well and are very comfortable. These are comfortable to stand in for 8+ hours. They are great on the trail. My last pair of Vasque of shoes are still kicking so I have high hopes form these ! The color is amazing as well.

(1)

 

0 Comments

Chanae H.

Chanae H.wrote a review of on August 3, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I bought these for my boyfriend for hiking and to wear with his work boots. He was hesitant at first but after that first mile of hike, he fell in love. These socks kept his feet cool. After crossing a river, these socks held the moisture at bay. These socks are great and help keep his feet cool even in his work boots. Definitely going to purchase more.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Chanae H.

Chanae H.wrote a review of on August 3, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I love the color of these socks! I have them in mineral and coral. These breathe very well and wicks the moisture away. These held up after loosing my footing and falling in three feet of water and rapid river. My feet never got cold, they dried quickly, and made the rest of the outing bearable. They piled a bit after the first wash but it did not interfere with the integrity of the socks.

(2)

 

0 Comments

0 Comments

Chanae H.

Chanae H.wrote a review of on August 3, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I bought these for my boyfriend for hiking and to wear with his work boots. He was hesitant at first but after that first mile of hike, he fell in love. These socks kept his feet cool. After crossing a river, these socks held the moisture at bay. These socks are great and help keep his feet cool even in his work boots. Definitely going to purchase more.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Chanae H.

Chanae H.wrote a review of on August 3, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This has been on road trips and short hikes. I put a carabiner on the lid to attach to my backpack or belt loop. I bought one for me and one for my boyfriend and he loves it. We takes these in the car. The only downside, is the opening is small enough ice is hard to get inside. Regardless, great purchase.

(0)

 

0 Comments