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heather waldron wrote a review of on October 3, 2013

5 5

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

I think Montrail makes very high quality shoes. I have always had trouble with getting blisters in new shoes to the point where I just assumed this was part of the break-in process. I have not had any issues like that with this shoe or my other Montrails. As far as this shoe in particular goes I think it is a very unique style. There seem to be a lot of different definitions when it comes to minimalist shoes. I think where this one excels is that while you are getting a light and breathable shoe you don't have to worry about bruising your foot by stepping on something sharp like some other minimalist shoes or going through that break in period where your feet have to get stronger. I was skeptical at first that this would perform like a minimalist shoe but when you compare it to a traditional trail shoe there is a big difference. The blue padding on the bottom is incredibly flexible not rigid at all like it may appear. It's a great shoe, it's definitely worth trying if you are thinking you might want to give the minimalist running shoes a try but maybe are not ready to commit to a shoe with no support.

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heather waldron wrote a review of on September 21, 2013

5 5

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

I am currently living in the city so whether I like it or not a good amount of my runs are on the pavement. But on the weekends I get out and do some longer trail runs. So far this shoe has not let me down on either type of surface. I feel stable and comfortable either way. I noticed that Montrail has a really unique heal pocket as well. I have some gnarly heel spurs where I always get blisters, but this has not been an issue with the Fluidfeel.

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heather waldron wrote a review of on August 20, 2013

5 5

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

I love the idea behind running barefoot, but I don't particularly want to be that nut job out on the trail running barefoot. This shoe is a great way to feel like you are running barefoot but also look sane and protect your feet a bit. I love how ridiculously light and breathable these shoes are and I do think I have a much more natural stride in this type of shoe. My favorite part about this shoes is that the inside is so well made I do not need to wear socks. I have yet to get even one blister which seems to always happen with new running shoes. The only down side to switching to shoes like this is that it does take a little getting used to. I have to be careful trail running so I don't come down too hard on pointy rocks since my feet are used to having so much more cushion- but to me having a ultra light weight, comfortable and breathable shoe is worth toughing up my feet a bit.

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heather waldron wrote a review of on January 3, 2013

5 5

These base layer bottoms are great. The thick elastic waistband keeps them in place throughout a day of skiing or playing outside. They seem to run a little big ? I threw them in the dryer to shrink them a bit, but they stretched out again by the end of the day.

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heather waldron wrote a review of on October 25, 2012

5 5

got this for my sister in law, here is what she has to say:
Being of smaller frame and larger bust (32D), I've had the hardest time finding a high impact sports bra that fits without being extremely uncomfortable. This one is great! I wore it the first time without washing and had discomfort under the armpits. But after washing, it is the most comfortable sports bra I own and really does the job.

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heather waldron wrote a review of on October 25, 2012

5 5

The size and option for hydration bladder make this a fantastic pack for dayhiking; it has many practical storage compartments, just the right amount of space, and is very comfortable. The mesh pockets seem to be able to conform to most any size water bottle which is extremely useful. There isn?t a real good way to tuck away the excess from the waist and chest straps if you?re a smaller framed person, but otherwise this is a fantastic pack

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heather waldron wrote a review of on June 10, 2011

5 5

Great pack! I love the magnetic clip for the mouthpiece, very convenient. The mesh backing keeps me cool even in the desert. I think my favorite part is how easy it is to fill the bladder up. Osprey has a handle that runs the length of the bladder which allows you to fill the bladder all the way up. My water doesn't have that funky taste that my camelbak did either.

Not a ton of extra room but enough room to get the necessities in there, maybe even a jacket if it's small and packable. I am realizing that having a slightly larger pack would probably be nice but this will do for most rides this summer. I'd say if you plan on carrying layers maybe go for a viper with more storage space.

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heather waldron wrote a review of on January 6, 2011

4 5

Very warm and waterproof. The color and style of these pants are great too.This fit is definitely not a traditional Oakley baggy style. I usually size down with Oakley because they always run big but this pant is more true to size. 5'8" 155lbs and size large fits great with just the right amount of room to move.

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heather waldron wrote a review of on January 6, 2011

4 5

I am really glad I bought this jacket. I have found it to be very versatile. I have skied in it a bunch and also used it to run in. I think the cut of the jacket is very flattering even when you have to layer under it, which is pretty impressive.One of the things that I really liked was that this jacket does breathe well for a shell. I can run in it on cold days and stay warm since all that moisture isn't staying inside the shell. I have also been surprised to find that even on some of the colder days skiing here in Park City I often can get away with just a wicking base-layer under it.The only thing (and this is a little nitpicky) that has bothered me so far is when my hood is down, the collar is just wide enough to allow wind down my back. Its fine when you have something else under it but when you are just wearing a base layer it can be a little chili. I am guessing wearing a scarf or neck gaiter would fix that though.I am 5'8 and weight 155lbs, I bought a large. It fits great even with layering.

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