hannah s.

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hannah s.

hannah s. wrote a review of on August 11, 2011

5 5

The shoes are fantastic. They run normal sizing (i.e. you don't have to order a half size "too big" or "too small"), as are they a normal width (neither wide nor narrow). I owned an older version of these, and have to agree with the previous reviewer: this version is remarkably even better than before. The patented North Face insoles are the notable improvement. These really provide a lot of support and cushioning (i have a high arch), all the while without going overboard. I haven't had a chance to thoroughly test the waterproof ability, though the shoes have an odd "crinkle" sound to them right out of the box. (the GTX, i assume?) I'll go ahead and give the benefit of the doubt, though, since i trekked through an Appalachian blizzard in the last Hedgehogs and maintained dry feet :) I'll update, only if these fail to perform similarly. The laces, too, are a nice update such that the new construction helps them stay tied better. I tried similar styles by both Merrell and Keen, but none held a light to these 'hogs.
Bottom line: get these shoes.

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hannah s.

hannah s. wrote a review of on July 22, 2009

1 5

I was suspicious of this rack right away. It seems very cheaply made and super sketchy quality. However, I had places to go and I didn't have any choice but to give it a shot. I loaded three bikes on it (well under the weight limit capacity) and the cradles moved around so much on the journey causing the bikes to rub against each other
(= scratches and dings ). Further down the road and at interstate speeds, the straps popped loose allowing the bikes to fly off the rack on the interstate. Unreal. Unacceptable. If you value your fancy-pants bikes, then ante up for a better rack. Such a let down from a company that i thought would deliver. At least realcyclist/backcountry.com stands behind it's satisfaction guaranteed policy.

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hannah s.

hannah s. wrote a review of on February 11, 2009

3 5

Ok, this is for any serious cyclist ladies out there that are looking for a commuting bag on the bike: BIG HEADS UP ON THIS ONE: These bags were not designed for women (read: horribly uncomfortable chest strap. Expect serious boob crushage. No bueno, my friends, no bueno!) Also, I could not cinch the adjustment straps tight enough to keep the bag in place when going up steep hills (on flats, the bag pretty well stays in place). Otherwise, the durability and roominess of the pack is great. I use it as a day pack or gym bag, but I stick to the backpack for commuting.

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