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Kate Pwrote a review of on November 9, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: 7.5

I just received these shoes and they felt very soft and comfortable despite being so aggressive. According to their website (http://soillholds.com/collections/climbing-shoes/products/the-street-pre-release) it says that women should order a size down from their street shoe size, so since I wear an 8.5 I ordered a 7.5. I put them on and the first thing I noticed was that I could lift my heel up and down without the shoe even moving, it was that loose! Heel hooks were definitely not going to be a possibility. Part of the problem might be that the top velcro closure is lower on my feet than the top closure of any of the other shoes I own. Despite that they felt pretty good and I am going to try them a half size and a full size down from what I got to see if that solves this. I'll update when I try the smaller shoes to see if it fixed these problems.

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Kate Pwrote a review of on November 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: 2

These pants are way more flattering than other climbing pants I own. They are a slim fit pant, but they still give me a full range of movement. I have gone bouldering outside in them a few times and climbed in the gym in them dozens of times. They have held up really well and don't show any wear at this point.
The only caveat is that they run a size large. I am a 4 in my Prana pants and my Levi jeans, but I am a 2 in these pants and the Patagonia Venga Rock pants. I would definitely size down from your normal pant size, but other than that they are amazing! (Plus they look nice enough that I can get away with wearing them to work.)

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Kate Pwrote a review of on September 30, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used this harness climbing at least one hundred times and it's fantastic. I've used cheaper harnesses and they're not nearly as comfortable. This harness is lightweight and doesn't make me super sweaty when climbing. Despite not being super padded it is not uncomfortable when belaying someone or when resting when you're halfway up the face. Favorite harness ever!

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Kate Pwrote a review of on September 30, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: small

These pants are super comfy and I feel like I'm wearing pajamas when I wear them. However, I bought the small and they kept falling down my butt. I was puling them up every fifteen minutes, and since my job involves walking all day it got a little old. However, I did love them so I kept them, just get a size smaller than usual and they'll be perfect!

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Kate Pwrote a review of on August 25, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 120 lbs

I really want to like this shirt but it isn't very practical for yoga or climbing, for me at least. The straps are loose on my shoulders and if I twist around too much, like when doing yoga, I run risk of being really indecent. I think it has something to do with the loose shoulder straps, but it really doesn't cover my boobs very well and that could get awkward quickly. I sized down and the same thing still happened.

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Kate Pwrote a review of on March 31, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: small

This is one of the best jackets I own. I have a version that is a few years old and I recently replaced it with the newer version. It's great! Like my other one, I wear this one almost every day. It's perfect for backpacking and climbing. It's thin enough that it can be worn as a mid-layer when it's cold or an outer layer when it's warmer. I wear mine almost every day and it has seen a lot of abuse when I've been bushwhacking through places like the Ozarks and the Appalachians. I work at an outfitter store and there are some pretty good deals, but I still buy Norrona jackets instead. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a lightweight fleece.

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Kate Pwrote a review of on April 22, 2014

5 5

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

I cycle about 150 miles a week and wanted a bike jersey that didn't look like a bike jersey. It fits in when I go to the grocery store after a ride to get a snack, but it just as functional as my other bike jerseys. By far my favorite of them all.

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Kate Pwrote a review of on April 22, 2014

2 5

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

I took these with me on a three month backpacking trip and they drove me crazy. Every five to ten miles I would have to stop and adjust them because they would ride up in the front (they just didn't fit properly). It doesn't sound like a huge deal, but it gets old really quickly. I really wanted to like them, but they just weren't functional compared to other brands of the same style.

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Kate Pwrote a review of on December 8, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have had this stove for a couple of years and recently used it on a month backpacking trip. It's a really durable stove; it's the only one that I haven't managed to beat up after a year or so. It also cooks under any conditions. When other people couldn't get their water to boil my stove did just fine.
It is definitely bigger than canister stoves, but it is worth it for the versatility and durability. My uncle has a Whisperlite from 20 years ago and it still works perfectly.

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Kate Pwrote a review of on October 23, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

II used this tent while backpacking the Appalachian Trail and it was spectacular. It weighs almost nothing and is a breeze to set up. A great part about it that came in handy for me was that you can put up the rainfly first when it's raining, so the inside of your tent doesn't get wet. It's a little small, but I slept in it every night with my pack in it with me and I did not have any problems, but I'm also 5'3" so taller people would probably need to use the vestibule for their pack.
After over 80 consecutive nights of use it does not show any wear, but I got a groundcloth so that helped save the bottom of the tent.

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Kate Pwrote a review of on October 23, 2013

5 5

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

I had two of these bras for a two month backpacking trip and they worked wonderfully. They don't get as stinky as regular bras, because of the wool, and they fit really well. They are also so comfortable you forget you're wearing them. Being a huge fan of comfort means that was very important to me.

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Kate Pwrote a review of on August 5, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have a few packs that I like to rotate through and this one is my least favorite. The lack of a frame with such a big pack means that you have to be really careful how you pack it. I also don't like how the top of the pack opens backwards from most other packs because it means that if you are digging in the main pocket you have to close it to access the front pockets.I'm definitely going to keep using it, and it is nice, I just like Ospreys so much better.

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