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ncosmany1329081 wrote a review of on July 15, 2012

5 5

I have been a Salomon advocate for the past several years, but i thought i give the Dynafits a try. I like that the choices are limited to two styles; the Superlight Feline and the Gortex Feline. If you make a great product then there is no need to have multiple styles, colors, etc.
The shoes are on a bit of the narrow size and I needed to go a full size larger than my shoe size. I am a 10 shoe, 10.5 in a Salomon, and an 11 in the Dynafit. The 10.5 fit me, but I prefer a little more room in the toe area.
They are extremely comfortable and seem to have great support and stability. I have not yet used them for any extended period of time, so I will have to just comment of the obvious. The lacing system could be better and I am waiting to see if the Aura System really makes a difference. While many companies begin with running shoes designed for level ground and try to develop them for mountain usage, DYNAFIT has taken the opposite approach.
I have purchsed both styles of Dynafits... one I use for Trail Running/Traininig and one I will be using for 100 mile Equine Endurance Rides. There are many times you need to dismount in rough terrain with the necessity of walking or trotting you horse in hand over treacherous terrain for several hundred yards. I hope this shoe will procvide safety in the saddle as well as out.

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ncosmany1329081 wrote a review of on March 23, 2012

5 5

I returned my Norrona jacket and went back to old reliable Arc! It superlight.... warm... packable.... and the fit is very good. I am 155lbs and 5'8 and the medium fits well and leave room for an extra midlayer. But I dont think I will ever need it unless the temps drop to 10 and below.
The lack of high chest pockets is my only complaint, but other than that Arcteryx hit the mark.
I sometimes forget I am wearing the jacket in the house because it is so light and breathable.

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ncosmany1329081 wrote a review of on February 14, 2012

2 5

I just received the jacket and after waitng several months for it to go on sale, I finally did the purchase. I was stoked to receive it, but very disappointed in the fit. The body was not bad, but the sleeves were very tight. No room for a layer and in a t shirt they were barely comfortable. I am not overly muscular... just average. 150lbs and 5"8". Yes the sleeves are long, but that can be dealt with, but the arms...really tight!
The jacket is light and the Sulphur is a sick color. It would also be nice to have a waterproof inside pocket. I loved the long pit zips and the overall design is good.
If Norrona is going to sell their products in the States with any success, I would suggest they redesign the fit of their garments.
I think for now ArcTeryx or Mountain Hardwear are better choices when it comes to quality, fit, and performance.... You will get more bang for the buck.
I really wanted to like this jacket, but it has to be returned.

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ncosmany1329081 wrote a review of on August 9, 2011

5 5

One of the best running shoes I have had to date! I run mostly in the desert which is almost like running on concrete and they performed well. Great cushioning, good support, and great grip... be it concrete, rocks, or dirt. These are far better than the XTS Lab 3's with much better overall support.
the sole is so grippy that i use them for sports as well, as I am an avid Lacrosse player and coach.
The color rocks! The first night out just walking around with them I received many compliments and still do today. I am getting ready to purchase another pair just for hanging out... :-).

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