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Clarissa's Passions

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jin5553585 wrote a review of on December 5, 2013

3 5

A handsome looking luggage piece. But the material looked like it will crease easily. When arrived new in the packaging, already there are permanent long creases from the packing / shipping. Creases that i am little worried may hurt the integrity of the bag's strength. It also seemed to hold a lot less than what i had expected. I checked measurements against my old bag and against a lot of other models before making a decision on this one. Does not seem to hold the cu volume it says. But that is just my judgement. Even with a price match, it seems a steep price i paid for a bag this size. Had wanted to get the columbia but it's been out of stock on BC. I haven't tried this out yet. Will post a report to see how it stands up to long haul travels.

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jin5553585 wrote a review of on May 20, 2013

2 5

I bought TWO pairs of this same sandal. neither worked.

Just as it is designed for a wonderful water shoe- great grip on its rubber sole,easy drainage of water and small rocks because its fairly 'open' compared to keen or other boxed toe sandals.
Toe protection good, heel padding comfy. True to size.
BUT- its heel straps are cut weird. Either too high or the material is too tough, I can't tell exactly what. After less than an hour wearing, my heels start to chafe and before a couple hours ( both on dry land and wet environment,, bad blisters start to form. I tried socks, reduce abrasion a little but I cannot imagine hiking in this sandals for more than 2 hours. I also asked someone else same size as me to try wearing it. Same problem- proven its not just my feet or heels!
I was hoping this will be my all around sandals - where I can wear for small errands, as well as my traveling sandals and specifically long hours water hiking sandals. It only works, and only for 2 hours max, well for hiking in water. If I keep this, I would need to buy another pair of sandals for daily wearing. I wore it a few times too,thinking it may just need to be broken into. Same excruciating pain on my heel minutes after I put it on. Also, it is not a quick slip on type of sandal. You need to put in some effort to put it on, and once on, the adjustments are fixed, it's very secure that's why it's great in water.
I had thought it could be a sizing problem so i bought a second pair- a size 7, half size up from the 6.5. I tried socks. I tried even folding the back strap down ( wearing it like a flip flop) but then that exposes how weak the glue is between the strap and sole.

It's disappointing. I was so hoping it works for me - the color is nice, the construction is made of super light weight material, the design is very feminine looking unlike other sports sandals, and the price seemed right too.

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jin5553585 wrote a review of on April 20, 2013

2 5

I bought 2 pairs - size 6.5 and 7. Both are superbly good quality and made of good material sole and all around. But the size / fitting is not good for me. My last toe stick out on both pairs, even though the sandal fits well ( will work on both 6.5 or 7) on the front, back and side. If I wear this for y river treks, my toes will get seriously hurt since I will be jammed out even more on pressure when going downward. I returned both pairs with disappointments. Backcountry is great on their customer service as usual. Thank you.

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jin5553585 posted a video about on November 26, 2012

i have been climbing for more than 17yrs and finally invest in my first rope. After shopping hard against various brands, this is the winner. There's not many options for 70m rope that is at this price range and at this weight range. quite a mess uncoiling when first received. the blue/flavine more is like a loud lime green color- very striking and handsome, not what i had expected as it did not looked like the picture on website. as it turned out, the color is the envy of every climber- guys and gals. brought it outdoors in sandstone rocks, it is the only rope that showed in the pictures, compared to other ropes that blended into the sandstone. see video - its the rope hanging on extreme right. even though i baby it and tried to get everyone to make sure they feed into the rope bag as much as possible, it did picked up the dirt and sand very quickly so there went its brand new 'look'. i love the lightweight and it handle very nicely. Backcountry.com also gave me a break - i paid $230.30, i think was a price match, cant recall exactly...now, i got to figure how to keep it clean to retain some of the vibrant colors!
An update to my previous comment...
My happiness was very short lived-
I hate to say this but only a few months into using his rope, the sheath is already fraying. By 5th month ( climbed only a few times outdoors, no falls, a few people TR on it several times; in other words pretty light use), the sheath has frayed so much the core is showing. Many parts of the rope is also showing fuzziness, like a very used old rope. I am devastated. I hope my previous excellent comment didn't mislead anyone. on the other hand, i also hope this is perhaps one of those lemon - and I am bad luck in getting the bad one. However, I don't think I could bring myself to buy another blue water rope again, not n the near future anyways.

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jin5553585 wrote a question about on May 11, 2012

I am stressed with the sizing! I am 90lbs and about 5'1. i bought a S size Selena online (female version of Sama) but my waist is just at the borderline of the allowance (S Selena waist is 23.5-28' and my waist is 27.5'). I dont know if it is a design fault - but when i center the belay loop, with the waist belt pulled almost as tight as maximum, the back is off center a bit. I imagine if i wear a little extra clothing for cold days, or put on an extra couple pounds, I would have to loosen the belt of which then the back will be totally off centered. The leg loops fit comfortably though.
I would rather stay with the female version to try a M Selena but wondering if the S Sama will fit better (because the S Sama has the same leg loops as the S Selena whereas the M Selena has bigger leg loops than S Sama and S Selena)
Are there any female climbers who has tried the S Sama and found it a good fit?
Unfortunately, I cant get access to a store to try them on!

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