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kshowal wrote a review of on May 16, 2012

5 5

I bought a pair for my 5-yr-old. Aside from the fact that climbing shoes this small are adorable, these shoes work as they should. My son wore them to the gym, and he wore me out. (I figured he'd last for 15 minutes, but he spent more than an hour at the kids' bouldering wall.) He likes how they look, and they fit well. They're easy to get on and off, and the hook-n-loop closure lets him adjust the fit. The lace that goes around the back is attached to the closure, so the whole shoe fits snugly. I bought a bit large, as other reviewers suggest, and they fit now yet have room to grow.

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kshowal wrote a review of on April 16, 2012

5 5

I bought these for my son. He's 5. The 6T fit him a bit large, as I expected, but it's not a problem, and they'll fit him next year. The zipper is three-quarters the length of the mitten, so they're easy to get on and off; plus, at the end of the day, I can get them to dry faster by opening the zipper. The gauntlet fits over or under a jacket. My son has worn them both skiing and snowboarding on the bunny slopes and while playing in the snow, and he hasn't complained of cold hands. He loves the blue color.

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kshowal wrote a review of on January 26, 2012

5 5

I bought the smallest version of this board for my son when he was not quite 3 years old. The smallest sizes have grippy pads that your kid can stand on without bindings. The tow rope (not included) attaches on the end, and then you can pull your kid around. My son's 4 now, and he fits in Burton's smallest boots and bindings. He can ride a very low-angle hill now (with help, of course).

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kshowal wrote a review of on January 18, 2010

5 5

Bought for my husband for xmas. So far he has worn them this winter to shovel, clean snow off our vehicles, finish building a tool shed, and do other active projects in frigid weather (these gloves won't keep your hands warm in deep winter if you're just standing around). They'll also make great ski/ride gloves in not-too-stormy spring conditions.

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kshowal wrote a review of on November 17, 2009

2 5

Bought for my husband ... who used it once while snowboarding and a few times while working outside. He was rather bummed that it didn't keep his coffee hot for the promised 6 hours (or even half that). And the goat logo is already wearing off, which makes me sad. On the plus side, it works fine for commuting, and it hasn't leaked, even when upside-down in my bag. And I like how it looks.

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kshowal wrote a review of on April 8, 2009

5 5

I originally bought Montrails off this site for my husband (because I love my Montrails so much), but they were way too narrow for his C-width ape feet (and BCC doesn't sell wides). So we tried these. I bought about a half size up, and they fit him just right out of the box. No hot spots or problem areas. He loves how they look and feel, and they look sturdy, though he hasn't had an opportunity to test them on the trail yet. I considered heavier-duty all-leather Asolos but decided these'd be more versatile. They should work for long hikes on rough terrain and moderate backpacking trips. Bonus: these weren't made in China.

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kshowal wrote a review of on February 20, 2009

4 5

Based on the previous reviewer's comment that these fit his hobbit feet great, I bought a pair for my wide-footed spouse. But I had to return them (which of course was a cinch because this store is good like that). These boots are beautiful in every other way - they look burly, the outsoles look like they could handle any trail, they're beefy for backpacking, and they seem to fit true to size. Except they are too too narrow. Too bad Backcountry doesn't sell wide sizes.

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kshowal wrote a review of on January 2, 2009

4 5

Bought this as an xmas gift for my retirement-age mom for overseas travel. She hasn't used it yet, but she likes that it holds more than just a passport and cards/cash. It's quite sturdy and should work well for its intended use. Its muted style ensures she can wear it with almost anything.

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kshowal wrote a review of on March 6, 2008

5 5

I hadn't bought new snowboard bindings in a long long time. I'm so glad I updated this year. I've only had the chance to use these a few times this season, but I can't believe the difference. I go faster, turn better and with less effort, and feel more attached to and in sync with my board. More control, more response. Work great with the Emerald Boots. No heel lift, no discomfort. So far, so good.

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