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gre2501083 wrote a review of on April 13, 2011

5 5

The reviews speak for themselves. Just be aware the strap hits a little further back than other flip flops (in your arch normally) and this sandal has a higher arch than say Rainbows or Tevas. That being said, these are the best. Hand down. Chaco also has great customer service, replaced a pair of leather flops when the thong unexpectedly broke. Will never be without a pair.

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gre2501083 wrote a review of on April 13, 2011

Little Red Riding Dog
5 5

Alright, part of the reason I love this is my guilty pleasure of seeing my dog in a coat, but it is actually really good quality. I picked it up on SAC for $35 or so and it was a bit of a splurge but worth it. The hood could use some wiring or a chin strap to keep it over the head, but that is a minor quibble since the main thing is to keep the body dry, which it does. Took the pooch on our normal mile walk and got downpoured (it was raining...wait for it...cats and dogs...nothing...oh well), but this thing kept his body dry. Even the chest strap did a decent job of minimizing the underside getting wet. We get a lot of complements on the coat as well.

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gre2501083 wrote a review of on April 13, 2011

2 5

Not so much fat as a giant in normal clothing. As another reviewer puts it, the sizing is waaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy off. I wear a medium in everything and I could barely even zip it up without the bladder in. Once i finally put the bladder in and delicately zipped up the shirt as I was about to go out the door for a ride to try it, I decided against. Not only did I look like a Meathead in sausage casing, but I think it would have choked me after 30 minutes. Unless you are a rail thin cyclist with no muscle mass what-so-ever, size up, and despite that it still felt like I had a sloshing hump on my back. There is only so much that shirt fabric that is designed to breath can do to keep a water bladder in place I guess. I was hoping for a great product that I could take on the trails with my bike and maybe even run with, but it sloshed around too much and ended up just going back to my normal camelbak trail pack. Had to return it and wouldn't recommend.

Sincerely a man that is 5'9 that weighs more than 155lbs and who doesn't have a chest like a middle school girl.

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gre2501083 wrote a review of on June 16, 2010

5 5

Just took these trips on a winter trip to NZ and they performed better tnan expected on a raining kayak trip and a day of climbing on a glacier. Not the warmest glove in the world so you might need a liner for sub freezing, but kept me warm, dry and able to work a camera most anything else I needed to do. Real deal for a mid-weight glove you don't have to spend a benjamin or more on. Highly recommend.

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gre2501083 wrote a review of on April 6, 2010

5 5

Got a few of these for my PAS and anchors in general and they are great. Easy screw action, keylock is great and they are light as a feather (for a locker that is). I picked up a few of the Quicksilver lockers as well and you can tell the better quality. They are a little pricer than other options, but I have been happy with mine.

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gre2501083 wrote a review of on April 6, 2010

4 5

First off, I would almost insist on someone learning how to use an ATC first before becoming too reliant on the GriGri, but that said if I am climbing/leading with someone I might not be 100% with, I will set this puppy up and it is much nicer knowing that if I fall and they freak, it will catch me. Not the easiest to belay a leader, but since you will need an ATC to rap, I switch between the two depending on who I am climbing with anyways based on their speed/slack preference/weight/ect....

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gre2501083 wrote a review of on April 6, 2010

4 5

As with any of the Covert fabric stuff, feels like soft wool to the skin and pretty stylish to boot. I grab this when it is cool outside and want to look good doing it. When it is really cold I reach for my MH Dome Perignon b/c that really gets the job done. This is more fashion than function, but that is what I bought it for honestly, so 3 stars for function, 4 if you are just wanting to look good at the bar/park.

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gre2501083 wrote a review of on March 1, 2010

5 5

I am new at outdoor climbing and was looking for a PAS for myself, and went ahead and bought this even after my buddy told me to just save some money and buy some webbing and a locking binner. It was worth the minimal extra money to be able to use this thing with ease as I clip in and out of the multiple loops customizing the length of anchor on the fly, while he fumbles around trying to get the length right on his webbing. Can you do it cheaper? sure. Is it the best system out there? There might be, but I am sold on this one for how easy it is to use.

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gre2501083 wrote a review of on January 7, 2009

5 5

I agree that if you have a small head it might be a little big. The small was a little large on the misses, but both the S & M fit fine for me (depending on how you like the fit). To give a size reference, I wear about a 7 1/8 fitted cap and the small is real snug for those cold nights, and medium is a little more roomy fit. This kept my head warm down to about 0 last winter, and the windproofing is awesome. It does have a bit of tip on the top in the design on the top of head, but you can't beat the warmth and fit so it isn't a fashion beanie.

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gre2501083 wrote a review of on January 7, 2009

5 5

I got these for the wife in the berry/purple, and she absolutely loves them. They look like glasses you would pay 2-3x the price for from some designer line, but you can get the Oakley performance and the style for cheaper with these. The only complaint she has is that her eyelashes hit the lense when it all the way up her nose. Aside from that, these things are money. The case that comes with is really nice as well.

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