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tracy anne

tracy anne

Stevens Pass, WA; Cascade Mountains

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Skiing
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tracy annewrote a question about on February 4, 2015

Has anyone from the Pacific Northwest/Cascades used these? I am considering for days when it isn't raining/snowing out...but let's face it, nothing stays dry around here and I am hesitant to go with a glove that isn't completely waterproof. Any thoughts?

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tracy annewrote a question about on January 6, 2015

I have a pair of the insulated powder bowl pants, in regular fit, in my normal size and they fit plenty roomy through the hips, but just a tad tight in the waist. Has anyone tried on these and the powder bowl pants? Is the fit the same? I am not sure if I should size up or not...

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tracy annewrote a question about on January 2, 2015

So..has anyone else broken these? I have broken mine twice. The first time the sliding plate at the toe broke off when the binding released in a fall. The second time ( after they were fixed under warranty) the plastic toe piece cracked and came off after landing a fairly small drop. I'm not particularly heavy ( 135lbs) and am a fairly aggressive skier, but nothing crazy.....Am I just being too hard on my gear or are these bindings not super durable? I wonder if I just got a bad pair...I'd upgrade to Dukes, but I wanted to save on weight for touring and because I am not really heavy, I tend to keep my DIN on the low end ( 6.5) which often means going with the plastic binding. Any thoughts?

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tracy annewrote a review of on September 10, 2014

4 5

These pants offer superior protection at an affordable price. They are super waterproof, light-weight and packable. Mine have taken tons of abuse with no signs of wear. The full side zip make them perfect for quickly throwing on over hiking pants without having to take off boots.

The only thing I don't like about these is the tight waist band. I wish these came with a thicker, flat waist band.

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tracy annewrote a review of on September 10, 2014

5 5

This is a great top for sun protection. I especially like the white color, as it doesn't get too hot and looks nice. This is, as other reviewers have noted, on the loose side. It might not be ideal for lots of time in the water, where a form fitting top would be best. However, for sun protection and a nice loose fit, this top is great.

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tracy annewrote a review of on September 10, 2014

5 5

This is the most useful rashguard. The 3/4 length sleeves are good for sun protection in the summer without being too hot, or are a good length to fit under a wetsuit in the winter. I love the white because it doesn't get too hot in the sun.

This rashguard is a really nice length, it's slightly longer than average. I usually size up a size on my rashguards which worked well with this one too. It's snug and doesn't stretch out in the water.

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tracy annewrote a review of on September 9, 2014

5 5

These are hands down my favorite running shoes. They are very similar to 5 fingers but without the split toes. I have had mine for at least a year and they are still in great shape.

Fit: They are wide in the toe to allow toe-splay for a natural stride. The rest of the shoe is average width. They are slightly snug through the instep. These are slightly short in length and work well without socks.

Durability: Mine have held up well for a year so far of running on concrete, dirt and astro-turf, 6 to 10 miles a week.

Features: These are made from thin breathable material that is ideal for warmer weather.


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tracy annewrote a review of on September 2, 2014

5 5

I LOVE these. They are very well made and indestructible.

Quality: These are made for lots of use. They are the only ski pants I have ever had that I don't end up cutting up the bottoms on my edges. They don't look worn at all after a full season of use, even in the Goldenrod color, which is light and awesome looking.

Waterproof: I tested these in pretty much the harshest environment for moisture....The Cascades. I've never had these soak through, which is a first. They were solid when I had to teach ski lessons all day in solid downpour rain.

Warmth: These are super warm without being bulky. I was skeptical of having insulated pants at first, but am super glad to have these. It's great to be able to sit on the snow and not be cold.

Fit: I am 5'5" and around 130. Small fits great.

Area for improvement: The only thing I would change on these is the button at the top. I think it would be better with some sort of clasp that can't pop open. Occasionally the button pops open on these. Still not a biggy. ( And pretty standard on most ski pants anyways)

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tracy annewrote a review of on September 2, 2014

5 5

This is the best piece of clothing I own. It's a great layering piece in the winter and works well as a warm layer to carry in the summer. It's even nice enough looking to wear to a restaurant after a hike or climb. It's also warm even when wet. I like to carry it in my dry bag when I go on a river as a warm layer in case I get cold. Can't go wrong with this.

The fit is slim. If you are at all between sizes, size up. I got away with my normal size, but it is a little snug.

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tracy annewrote a review of on September 2, 2014

2 5

I took this on a mountaineering outing. I ate it it for dinner on the side of a glacier. It was only after I consumed the entire bag that I read the packaging and realized that it contained 250% of my daily fiber intake. 250%. 5 hours before ascending a glacier, tied to 3 other people.

Lesson learned: Try this at home first before eating an entire package on the side of a mountain.

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