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consuelobo169503wrote a review of on July 10, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Got it for a trip that didn't materialize, but.....I did load it with all the gear I was going to take. I got the xs, I'm 5 feet exactly 126 pounds. I got measured at a store, not Backcountry. The guy told me I was a size small. After buying a size small very quickly it was painfully obvious it was too big. I got this xs from Backcountry, I loaded it with all the gear. First of all it has a nice and removable day pack inside, whick also doubles as a holder for your Camelbak or other hydration bladder. I quickly discovered that having my 100 oz. Camelback in there would 1. take too much space and 2. if it leaks I'd have a major flood. I removed the backpack and you can find a way of putting it on the outside, but since I never went on my trip I'm not sure how it would work in real life. The pack weighed 25 pounds with gear including stove, food , sleeping bag and extra clothes for an alpine trip, xtra shoes and I was going to add a 1 person bivy. There was still room for a few more items. The accessibility is great from the bottom, the front and the top. I prefer maybe a few more pockets. Where my problem really came in to play was the fit. I loaded it as I would in the field and walked 1/2 mile. I never felt like the hip belt was really supporting the majority of the weight and the shoulder straps did not feel exactly comfortable. I have not backpacked in a lot of years but I'm really fit and have relatively broad shoulders, so the straps did not sag or fall off they were just plain not as comfy as all the reviews made it out to be. My walk was going to be the Haute Route carrying about a 20 pound pack, so in the end I'm glad the trip is not going to happen, because I have more time to explore other options. It may be another Gregory pack, but I am certain it won't be this one, at least not with the shoulder straps it comes with. If you can, get it at a store where someone knowledgeable will actually work with you and tweak the fit so it's exactly right. Maybe that's what went wrong with me.

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consuelobo169503wrote a review of on October 8, 2011

5 5

I bought a pair of these and have had the opportunity to use them twice. Right out of the box I liked them because they hugged my feet. I walk a lot, usually 3 to 5 mile hikes 3 or 4 times a week and on the weekend I like to do an 8 to 10 mile walk/hike. Most of my walks are on trails that have dirt, roots, rocks and it's not uncommon for us to ford streams ( my dog is my trusty companion). I wear a 6.5 in most shoes and boots, Salomon excluded I wear a 6 in all Salomon footwear. These run true to size for me. I have another pair of Patagonia shoes, the Finn and the fit is similar. In summary I find the fit comfortable, but snug. The leather has a nice feel not too soft not too hard. They are really water resistant, until you dip your foot in water above the ankle. On the plus side, I filled them with crumpled up news paper for a couple of hours, removed it and by the morning they were almost dry just sitting inside the house. A bit on the pricey side, but the ones I returned were $20.00 more and I didn't think they fit as well for what I needed. I don't have wide feet, but if you do, I don't recommend you buy these without trying them on first.

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consuelobo169503wrote a review of on December 22, 2010

1 5

Never thought I could say this about a Burton product, but these tuning vises definitely suck. So let me elaborate to be fair. At first glance they look strong, but in reality they are wobbly. You have to really press down on your board to make it adhere to the suction cups. Even if you spread them out to give your board stability they have a lot of lateral flex so you can never feel comfortable just scrapping off the wax and brushing the board down. When you finally finish waxing your board and you remove it, you find 4 black rubber disc marks on the board. Yes you can remove the marks with alcohol, but in the case of the Dominant with the leather top, you need to scrub it gently with a brush to get the marks off.

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consuelobo169503wrote a review of on May 31, 2009

4 5

Super nice. These are kind of short shorts as oposed to the Gamut shorts which are a little bit longer. I find these to be a little bit dressier and more feminine, which works well for around town. The also have a zippered pocket, a little bit shallow but perfect if you don't want to haul a purse and you need a safe place for a few dollars or a cell phone. The fabric is nice and soft. I wear a size 10 and they fit I think true to size. By the way true to size to me means only that I have other Arteryx pants and I wear the same size in all their styles.

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consuelobo169503wrote a review of on May 31, 2009

5 5

I have a lot of shorts, but I keep wearing these just about everyday, that's why I have 3 pairs!! I like the zippered side pockets to keep my stuff from falling out. They are heavy duty canvas like material. The legs are a little bit baggy, but I like the overall comfort and feel. They wash and wear well and can take just about anything I throw at them. They are a very casual short. I have then in size 10 and 12. The 10 is a little bit more tailored so it tends to look a little dressier the 12's are baggier, but they suit me perfect for the woods and outdoor activities. I think they run true to size. All my other Arteryx pants are size 10 and the fit is comfortable and nice.

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