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drewski wrote a review of on June 26, 2014

3 5

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

I knew I had to have these super fun little tights. The pattern is just awesome. I had 2 problems with them once I received them though. First thing I noticed is how low cut they are. Major plumbers crack just hanging out running errands. I was always hiking them up. Forget doing yoga or surfing or whatever they say they are for. Secondly, as I was out wearing them the first day, just running errands the stitching came undone in the crotch and I had a major peekaboo. Not good. I do love the print so I am going to try and repair them but not a good sign! I have a little bit of a booty and wear a size 29 or and 8 in pants and I got the large. They are stretchy so a medium may have worked but my crack would have been hanging out way worse and just have been ridiculous if I sized down. They are made out of thinner lycra bathing suit material. Great idea but could have been executed much better!!!

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drewski wrote a review of on June 23, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I am a big dansko fan. I work 12 hour shifts in the hospital and they do great for work where you are on your feet a lot. I got this particular pair to have some that were fun but not too crazy. These seem to fit a bit smaller than my last pair but have broken in nicely after a few days. I have a real problem in how quickly they have scuffed, however. Just from regular wear they have several dings and blemishes after a week or two of use. Also I tried to clean them after getting some of the nasties that you can get on your shoes at the hospital off, and the paint came off with just moderate scrubbing! Not that happy about this because they really show scuffs stains etc yet if I clean them the cute pattern that made me want them in the first place comes right off!
I gave 4 stars because I love danskos but this particular model should get a 3 stars. Super cute pattern but it just doesn't wear well if you have a high impact job.

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drewski wrote a review of on February 21, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Im not a big mitten fan, but my hands had just been getting too dang cold in my packed out gloves so I decided to give these a try. First impression was that they were very thin and not going to be very warm, although they looked very sleek! I have worn them probably 10 times now and I can say that they are indeed warm! They are perfect for days where temps are in the teens-twenties. If temps get to the single digits or below (as they do often here in MT) I have to put a handwarmer in them some of the time, but I have really poor circulation. Bottom line is they pack a lot of warmth for a non-bulky glove and they look cool! Be aware they are a women's mitt so the sizing is different than the men's sizing chart provided here...you probably need to size one down from the mens. I didn't realize this so mine are a little small but I decided to keep them anyway. Wish I had a little more room for a liner on those super cold days!

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drewski wrote a review of on February 21, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Yes they are thin, but if you have a proper fitting ski boot that is what you want! They are still very warm. My issue with these is that they were very slippery and my foot moved around inside my boots because of this. I got my boyfriend a pair and he had the same issue. Still, a great price and I'll use them for hiking and cold weather wear but not skiing. Sticking with my Smartwool ultra lights for that!

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drewski wrote a review of on December 11, 2012

5 5

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

This shirt is super cool. It's like a polypro shirt with style so you can wear it for everyday stuff in addition to riding.It is kind of fitted so size up for sure if you want to layer with it. I went with a larger size and even so it is still a little snug especially in the sleeves. Shirt tails are nice and long too. Only real complaint is that I wish the buttons were pearl snap. They are kind of small and a little tricky to button sometimes. Pearl snaps would have been a better idea!

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drewski wrote a review of on December 4, 2011

5 5

As someone who has tried pretty much every boot on the market in the last 6 or 7 years, I can say this is hands down the best boot ever made for people who like to freeride and demand fit, performance, and comfort. I am almost in disbelief at how good this boot is because I thought it was impossible to have a boot fit and ski as well as this does and not be exceedingly uncomfortable and cold. I have a couple days skiing in them and I barely have to unbuckle them when I'm not skiing they feel so good. The liners are super good quality and don't seem to break down and pack out. They don't need to, these boots already have the best heel pocket i've ever felt. They fit tight in all the right places and yet I can wiggle my toes around (so they are reasonably warm!) I am just wearing them straight out of the box, no mods or work (like ever other boot I have ever worn), just my regular custom footbeds. I can sprint in these with the nice vibram soles too! Flex is a legit 130, not so stiff that they don't flex at all, they just have excellent rebound and power.

Worth noting- looks like they updated the info here from the old inaccurate beta that the previous reviewer indicated regarding the last. The last is in fact 97mm, not 98 though. It is not uber narrow in the forefoot as one might think with a 97mm last, just regular narrow like most boots in the 98mm range. Actually I have to punch out my 6th toe on most 98mm lasted boots and I don't think I will have to on these. They fit tight like a glove in all the right places around the heel, ankle and instep though.

I have been going back and forth with Race boots that I had to do a lot of work on and freeride boots that were CS race/98mm last and fit in all the wrong places or had other performance issues over the last several years. I have tried enough to know good a good thing when I see it. These are hand down the best boots I've ever skied!

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drewski wrote an answer about on December 4, 2011

You need this ski Jen! It sounds like you are going to out ski most female specific skis on the market. Most of them are not legit, as you've noticed and the few that are just have a prettier topsheet on the regular men's skis. If you are getting after it and skiing aggressively a 163 is too short for you anyway. You would definitely be comfortable on the 170's in these. I'm 5'8 and 150 and I ski the 184s so I would say based on your stats a 170 would be easy to ski and give you a lot more to work with! Have fun!

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