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kelp426321 wrote a review of on June 6, 2013

5 5

I'm very satisfied with these boots. Not a single blister after spending two weeks hiking around the Schell Creek mountains in Nevada with very little break-in ahead of time. Since they're not full leather I was skeptical about how well the Gore-Tex would keep out water, but my feet stayed dry through thunderstorms when the rest of me was soaking wet. I love the lace-lock feature at the ankles, and the roomier toe box-- I have skinny ankles and slightly wider toes, so the fit was perfect to give me extra toe room yet keep my ankles secure. The sizing seems to run larger than other brands I have tried; I usually get an 8 in hiking boots, but got my normal size 7.5 in these and they were perfect. Highly recommend them!

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kelp426321 wrote a review of on June 6, 2013

4 5

I love these pants. I spent 2 weeks in them at geology field camp in Nevada. They're very comfortable and lightweight, and personally I think they are cute compared to a lot of "outdoorsy" pants from other brands. Like others have said, though, the sizing is really small. I usually wear between a 0 and 2 and have a pair from last year's model in 2R, and they are snug when I bend and a bit high-water, so I ordered my new pair in a 4L. They ended up shrinking a bit in the dryer to a good length and are comfortably roomy for hiking and scrambling around.

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kelp426321 wrote a question about on May 2, 2013

With Chacos, is it usually better to size up or down? I have a pair with the toe loop in my normal size 7, but I don't like to wear them because they just don't feel "right"... I thought maybe Chacos just aren't for me, but I had my feet measured and apparently I'm a 6-6.5, just with long toes... should I size down to a 6 instead? I am afraid if they are too short in the front, I will stub my toes!

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kelp426321 wrote a review of on March 31, 2013

5 5

There's something magic about merino wool... when they say the fabric fights odor, they really mean it! I've bought other "odor resistant"synthetic shirts and they always seem to let me down... I thought maybe it was just me, but same level of activity in this shirt and I smell totally fine. Hallelujah!!! I bought it to wear for some recent field work in New Zealand... super comfortable in the 70 degree weather, even in black. It's the perfect length and I like the way the sleeves are cut a little looser than a lot of "fitted" shirts. Usually I air-dry it, but needed a fast dry once so I threw it in the dryer... if it did shrink, I didn't notice at all. I'm 5'5/115 lbs and the XS fit perfectly. Love it so much that I just ordered #2!

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