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mountaindesertgirl wrote a review of on December 18, 2014

4 5

The material, quality, and features of these shorts are super awesome. And I love the long length. But the sizing is crazy town! I'm usually a size 4 in pants/shorts, and I ordered the size S. The waist/butt was perfect- definitely could not size up or it'd be too big. The legs were almost skin tight, and I'm an average sized female road cyclist (skinny gal with bike quads). So sad- I was really excited about these shorts. Please fix the sizing, Yeti!

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mountaindesertgirl wrote a review of on December 18, 2014

4 5

It was much thinner fabric and slim fitting than I was expecting.....more like a base layer than a cardigan that goes on top of something else. And, if wearing it as a base layer, I don't really want a full length zipper next to my skin. Quite long in length, which is nice. Size up if you want to wear this over another layer.

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mountaindesertgirl wrote a review of on December 18, 2014

5 5

Exactly what I was looking for- super thin, light layer that serves as a windblock when I need it. Stuffs in bike jersey pocket. Arms are nice and long, which is great. Drop rear, great length jacket. The fabric feels nice against bare arms, too (it's 'soft'- not like a slick rain jacket). I'm usually a Small or size 2 in tops, and a S in this jacket was perfect- slim fitting, but roomy enough to put a bike shirt or two underneath.

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mountaindesertgirl wrote a review of on November 11, 2014

5 5

My first Patagonia down sweater is circa 2011 for comparison..... this year's version is an inch or two longer, which was needed and is awesome. Same great loft, warmth..... the fit/sizing is different though. My old down sweater is a XS and fits perfectly- like a slim fitting sweater. Now, the current XS fits good, but is too tight across the back shoulder width (like when crossing my arms). So, I had to get a size S, which is a roomier version, which means I could put another layer underneath. So, I feel like I now own 2 different versions of the down sweater for different needs. Just FYI.

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mountaindesertgirl wrote a review of on October 18, 2014

5 5

These are great pants- super lightweight but sturdy material. They do seem a touch longer than 32" inseam, but they work for me. They are medium to slightly low rise in the front (which I love), and higher in the back, which is such a cool feature for when you're moving around, squatting, etc.
I normally wear size 4 in other brands, and a size 4 in these pants fit comfortable and roomy. I don't even need the drawstring- may even just remove. I'm sure I could wear a size 2 and they'd be more fitted around the butt and thigh, but I choose comfort over fashion ; )

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mountaindesertgirl wrote a review of on June 27, 2014

4 5

Wish Zoic made a chamois-free version of these shorts, as the outside shorts are good, but the liner not so much. I would remove the liner and just wear a higher quality Pearl Izumi or other chamois. Higher rise in the front than other shorts. I like the long inseam. I'm a size 4 in pants/shorts, and wear a Small in these Zoic shorts.

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mountaindesertgirl wrote a review of on June 27, 2014

5 5

These shorts are awesome! Super lightweight, no random zippered pockets or unneeded features. Plenty of room for my favorite cham underneath. I love the 13 inch long inseam- perfect coverage for all-mountain, downhill, and cross country riding. Comfortable low rise in the front, too. I'm 5'7", and a size 4 pants/shorts, and a size 26 in these Dakine shorts. (Size 24 fit great, but too tight when actually riding a bike).

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mountaindesertgirl wrote a review of on March 7, 2014

5 5

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

I truly love these shoes- I have a 2012 pair, put about 2000 miles on them, and will probably need replacement in 2014. I haven't had any problems with the sole coming off like the other reviewer- the shoes are just getting too soft after a couple years. I have an average size 8 foot, and they fit true to size. The sticky climbing-shoe type rubber sole glues you to the pedal like you're wearing clipless (assuming you have flat pedals with pins for traction). And, the high inside padding of the shoe has protected my ankle many times. They are so comfortable, too. Highly recommend if you are using flat pedals.

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mountaindesertgirl wrote a review of on March 4, 2014

4 5

I have the Butterfly Carbon on my mountain bike, and it's a dream. I thought I'd try the lower priced CroMoly version for my road bike, but it's too soft. It feels like heaven for the first few minutes, but not supportive enough for long rides. This would be a great saddle for non-road bikes. The wide width of the rear is awesome, but the nose is too wide for me for road riding.

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mountaindesertgirl wrote a review of on March 4, 2014

4 5

I was looking for a saddle bag that didn't attach to the seat post, to avoid the velcro attachment that rips up lycra bike shorts. I thought SciCon only made bags that attach to the saddle rails directly, but this bag attaches to the saddle rails AND has the typical velcro attachment to the seat post. This is the only SciCon bag I've seen that has this feature. So, although I was excited about the large size of this bag, I returned it and replaced it with another smaller SciCon that only attaches to the saddle rails. This would be a great bag for a touring bike or cruiser bike where you're not wearing lycra bike shorts, though.

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mountaindesertgirl wrote a review of on February 15, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The narrow nose of this saddle is great- no chafing. However, the rear is not as wide as you'd think with the measurement provided by Terry..... it is not a flat top seat- it is dome shaped, so it rides like a narrower seat. The Butterfly is a flat, wide rear saddle, for instance. So, if you're looking for a narrower version of the Butterfly, this would be a good saddle. I rode this Liberator saddle for a year, certainly gave it a fair try, and it felt comfortable while riding, but afterwards my butt and hips were in a lot of pain. Not for me.

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mountaindesertgirl wrote a review of on January 1, 2014

4 5

I have an older version of this top (circa 2008), and this one is definitely different- thinner, softer material, which is nice- my older version was thicker, with a coarse outer material. Still has the slim fit, but not as long as my old one, unfortunately. The thumb loops are a great addition. Sleeves are a little short, but this has always been the case with all Patagonia items- they make great quality clothing, but think all women are 5'2" or less it seems! I am 5'7", normally a size 2 in tops, and wear size Small in this top.

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mountaindesertgirl wrote a review of on July 3, 2013

3 5

The silicone strap is very comfortable. The watch face was larger than I expected for my small wrist. I can see how easy it would be to replace the whole digital part of the watch, as it's not in there too snugly- almost too roomy in there, as there is a gap between the silicone watch and the digital part. Inexpensive watch; adequate for the job.

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