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Peter Tew

Peter Tewwrote a review of on June 24, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Bought these as a gift for a close friend, and he loves them.

The gloves provide great protection and aren't too heavy. They are durable, and the build quality is solid.

They seem a little pricey to me as I think our backcountry branded gloves are a better value, but these are still solid.

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Peter Tew

Peter Tewwrote a review of on June 24, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Delivers great compression and feels amazing after a run
Incredibly well constructed.

I machine wash them and air dry them and they look like new every time.I own these and Zensah compression socks. Compared to the Zensahs, these are a lot tighter in the feet but feel pretty similarly around my calves. I prefer these 2XUs because my feet swell more than my legs.
I wore these after running my last Ragnar leg and they felt so good!

Great value but I do wish they came in brighter colors.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on June 17, 2016

Finally convinced her and she's in love
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: 34D

After years of prodding my wife to buy this bra in place of doubling or tripling up on sports bras I finally got her to give it a try, and she couldn't be happier. The wife has always struggled with compression style sports bras, but this bra provides maximum comfort and support. Here are her thoughts:

As soon as I wore this for the first time, I placed an order for a second and started telling all my friends about it. Best sports bra I'€™ve ever owned.
Incredibly well constructed. I machine wash them and air dry them and they look like new every time
I can wear this bra all day and my shoulders and neck aren'€™t strained. They didn't quite come in my size so I went down and cup size and there'€™s enough of a give to where the bra feels a little tight but not too bad
This sports bra is awesome. No jiggle, no neck strain, just allows me to be active while holding everything in
These are definitely pricey but worth it. I've had to double up on sports bras before I bought this one.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on June 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: 6

Flashy running shoe but I’m not sold on it yet
The shoe itself seems solidly constructed
I bought these after running my Guide 7s into the ground. I have bought Saucony Guides for over five years now after a recommendation from a local running store. They have been very stable shoes that fixed my shin splints. They are solid enough to be used on the road and on trails.
The base of the Guide 9s is a little less flared than the base of my previous Guides. I’m a little worried this will result in less stability but I haven’t tested them out extensively yet.
I expect to pay about $100 for a new pair of running shoes and these fall right around that price point

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Peter Tew

Peter Tewwrote a review of on June 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: 6.0

My wife's thoughts on the sandals:

Really really comfortable flip flops. I reach for these every day
High quality, very well constructed. These seem like they’re going to last more than just one summer season. My husband has had reefs for 7+ years so I bought these since I was tired of buying new flip flops every summer.
Reefs are always comfortable and contour to my feet. Great arch support
I love these sandals. The white leather straps look great with shorts or summer dresses or at the beach.
Really great value. It’s easy to justify paying a little more for sandals I’ll have for years to come.

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Peter Tew

Peter Tewwrote a review of on June 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: 6.0

I bought these for my wife and jotted down a few notes from her. She's very happy with the purchase.

Cute street style walking shoes
I bought these to replace my Nike Internationals. These NB Capsules are a little stiffer and seem lengthier/pointier. Shoelaces are kind of slippery
Compared to my old Nikes, these are a little less comfortable but they look more “polished”. Fits true to size
Pretty basic pair of sneakers that look good while running around town.
Pretty good value. I’ve gotten complimented by guys and girls on how slick they look.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on March 8, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Summary
I'm not entirely sure how best to go about writing this review, but overall I'm just not that impressed with the hammock. It's big, and the quality is nice and sturdy. It can hold a couple people easily.
At the same time the setup is just weird on this thing, and if you can't find supports spaced just right things get a bit awkward setting it up.
If you need a big hammock and are ok jury rigging it a big, this thing will handle quite nicely.

Build quality
5 stars here. The thing is put together quite well and the material feels very durable and strong. I didn't see anything that made me think the product was skimped on to save production costs.

Setup
This is the area where I felt the product is the weakest. It took me a while to find two trees that were perfectly spaced to get this thing tied up properly.
The setup instructions were pretty poor as well. It seems easy to include a link to setup instructions on a hosted video or something like that, and this product would really benefit from that. The diagrams on how to tie the thing to your supports made no sense to me.

Value
Good value. The construction is solid and 60ish dollars is a reasonable price a well constructed hammock.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on February 8, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used this balm for a couple months now, and it works well. It's nothing to exciting honestly, but it does get the job done. I heal a little faster than if I don't use anything, but honestly neosporin with a band aid heals me faster. The nice thing with the balm is that it stays on a little easier than neosporin, especially in some awkward parts of my hand.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on February 8, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I bought this helmet for my wife as a gift, and she's liked it but found her head getting a little cold if she doesn't put her hood over it.

Value
It's a solid value, but you give up controlling how much air makes it into the helmet to get that lower price. I really don't understand leaving that feature off, but I guess that's how Smith gets you to buy much more expensive helmets.

Fit
Fits like a glove on my wife's big noggin (she's a 7 1/4 pro back). There is enough adjustment to ensure you get a good fit, and the size guide here on Backcountry is accurate enough to help you find the right size.

Quality
The helmet is well constructed and comfortable. They use good materials putting this thing together, and it integrates well with some Anon asian fit goggles.

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Peter Tew

Peter Tewwrote a review of on February 8, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 121 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I bought this item as a gift for my wife, and she absolutely loves the fleece. She uses it layered under an Arc'Teryx jacket when we ski and she's never had a day cold enough to make her feel it, so long as she's had this on.

Value
The fleece is definitely expensive, but it's worth it. When you consider how much use you can get out of the fleece both skiing and wearing it around town, it's an incredible value. Considering a Denali fleece will run you just as much or more, this is a deal.

Fit
The fleece fits quite well. The cut is great for my wife (hour glass shape) and the sleeves are a little longer, which is great for skiing and just cold weather in general.

Quality
These guys make high quality gear. I've never had an issue with Arc'Teryx, and everything they make lasts a long time.

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Peter Tewwrote a review of on January 18, 2016

5 5

I bought these goggles as a gift for my Korean wife, and they have made a huge difference in her level of comfort when skiing.

Fit
First and more important is the fit of these goggles vs. non-asian-fit goggles, and the goggles deliver. Whereas other goggles tend to be more curved and lack sufficient padding around the nose of the goggle, these are a little more flattened out and have more padding on the nose to ensure there are no gaps for cold air to rush into. The fit on these goggles is much better for Asian faces.

Quality
The goggles are mid-range in price, honestly, but that doesn't affect the quality of their construction. The materials are solid, and the extra set of lenses swap in and out easily, and are definitely welcome depending on what the weather looks like on a given day.

Helmet integration
We paired these up with a Smith helmet, and they fit great. I'm not sure if Anon offers helmets, but if you give the people at Backcountry a call they'll definitely make sure you get a good combo of goggles and helmet.

Value
Overall great value, especially if you are Asian and in need of a goggle that fits better than the rest of Backcountry's selection. There doesn't seem to be a price difference in the goggles, and at $100, these are a deal for how long you'll get use out of them.

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