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pmi3152367

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pmi3152367 wrote a review of on March 1, 2011

4 5

Not much to report on these b/c all I did with them is install them on my Lemond RevMaster (indoor spin bike) which came with the old school cages. I wanted a better upstroke w/o having to crush my foot in the cages to get it. Since these clipless pedals are not being exposed to the elements and the challenges of 'real' mt biking they'll probably last forever. :)

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pmi3152367 wrote a review of on January 9, 2011

4 5

I thought I wanted the Thunder jacket, but when I compared this vest with the Thunder jacket side by side, was surprised to find that I preferred the vest. Strangely enough, the jacket was noisy and crinkled a lot when I moved. Not so with the vest, probably because it doesn't have sleeves so there's less fabric moving around to make noise. Either way, I'm happier with the vest and since I already dress in layers and tend to always be taking off or putting on a layer of some sort, I am starting to appreciate vests more...and they're less expensive.

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pmi3152367 wrote a review of on January 9, 2011

2 5

I bought a men's version of this, sight unseen, for a friend. He claims to love it, so I bought one for myself. Tried it on and, surprise, it's noisy. Yes. Noisy. It sounds like it's made of plastic bags. Bummer. Was excited to have it. Also noticed that the (dark) Empire Blue looks a lot nicer (more of a jewel tone) on my computer screen than it did in person. Just looked like a boring navy. I returned it. Also, my friend with the men's version reports that the black version is shiny. The blue wasn't terribly shiny, which IMO is a good thing. Who wants to spend $200 to look like a trash bag?

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pmi3152367 posted an image about on February 18, 2010

great for walking dogs

I love YakTrax (and the beefier Kahtoolas if it's icy outside) when I take my dog out on snowy trails or hike with dogs from the Salt Lake County Animal Shelter where I'm a volunteer dog-walker.

See my other photo with comments about the Kahtoolas at http://www.backcountry.com/store/cpi/17180/better-than-YakTrax

or general info at http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorgear/Kahtoola-MICROspikes-Traction-System/KHT0012M.html

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pmi3152367 posted an image about on December 8, 2009

better than YakTrax

I've been a fan of YakTrax for several years, but after only one hike in the snow & hidden ice, I liked the Kahtoola Microspikes better instantly. They were easier to put on and had more traction. Although I've used Kahtoolas just once vs. scores of winter hikes with the YakTrax, I expect the Kahtoolas to last longer because the bottoms are metal. (YakTrax have thin rubber on the bottom and I've ruined at least 3 pairs of them over the course of 4 winters. They tear when you step on sharp objects such as rocks hidden beneath the snow.) I also hit a slippery section of trail and when I started to slide, stomped my foot into the snow-covered ice and the Kahtoolas kept me from hitting the ground. I'm relatively sure if I'd been wearing my Yaktrax, I'd have gone down.

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pmi3152367 wrote a review of on November 5, 2009

5 5

I like these Siren Ventilators so much, I'm going to buy a second pair.

I've been wearing a heavier-duty hiking boot (the Keen Targhee) for a couple of years, and even though the Siren Ventilator is a lighter weight shoe, the soles on these Merrells provide much better traction (ironically).

I was hiking on hardpacked and slightly iced-over snow recently, and these Merrells performed better than my Keens ever could.

And, as others have noted, these Merrell Siren Ventilators are very comfortable.

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