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traildiva

Mostly SoCal, escapes to the Western US and BC

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Mountain Biker, Catahoula owner, trail runner, loves to get lost outdoors.

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traildivawrote a review of on August 14, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I've been disappointed with the latest iteration of Patagonia's bikini briefs...elasticity faded much too fast.

I tried these and I was really impressed. Good elasticity, nice cut. Used it camping and it breathes and dries quickly.

These and the black ones will be my staple.

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traildivawrote a review of on August 14, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I'ved used this jacket on my last 2 camping trips with temps ranging from 34 - 87 Fahrenheit. With a light merino base layer, it was plenty warm down to 34 while walking around. Kept me warm through drizzles. Too warm at 55 if you're out hiking, but it does breathe well where the merino panels are.
Fit my needs for hiking and camping in a hammock...and for flying back.

Fit is spot on with a light long sleeves base layer . It moves with you and never feels restrictive.The hood is the right size and hugs my head at the right spot without being constricting or being loose. The thumb holes fit well on or off. Pockets fit my hands and phone well. There are also 2 internal pockets that I can fit a small book into.

I got it at 60% off with the coupon. Best do it all jacket for the price. Killer looks, too.

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traildivawrote a review of on August 14, 2015

Promising
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've used it with a hammock, instead of a tent. First time was at Sequoia NF at 7000' elevation. Night temps dropped to 42 farenheit. My feet were freezing and there were cold spots on my upper back.

I learned from this and on my Yellowstone/Grand Tetons NP trip, I made changes. I used a fleece bag liner, but placed it between the hammock and the bag. I placed a rain jacket over the foot section of the bag. At 40 degrees down to 34, I was pretty toasty. Even with a drizzle, the bag got wet, but not drenched. It dried quickly and was ready for another night.

I love that I can stick my arms out and not have to unzip when it's cold. The hood is perfect...super comfy fit. I'm 5' 4

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traildivawrote a review of on May 31, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I've been bummed ever since Patagonia changed their barely bra from two years ago. It was perfect for me, between A/B size, I could go for a trail run or mountain bike ride and it would dry quickly or come of easily when it's cold and throw on another just as easily.

While I'm usually a small in Patagonia, the medium Ibex fit just right. I think the material has better stretch and hold. If that makes sense. And of course, no stink cause of the wool.

I've purchased 3 to start off with. If it wears well in the next 6 months, I'll have to buy more cause these are so comfortable.

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traildivawrote a review of on February 28, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love Ruffwear leashes. We keep this one in the truck all times. Easy to use when we forget our puppy's collar. The feel and length is just right. You can use it with a collar if you have a carabiner.

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traildivawrote a review of on February 28, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I'm 5'4" / 130 an usually wear a small in most brands. The fit is fine, except the sleeves are kinda baggy. I have muscular arms and base layer sleeves are usually fit like a glove. This shirt actually has room to spare. It's fine with me, but it may not look as good if it fits snugly on your torso, yet baggy around the arms. For me, the fit was fine and the feel of the merino is on par with Icebreaker. The other thing that was somewhat annoying is that the zipper doesn't open up enough. I have to squeeze into it carefully and my head is not gigantic, since I wear small sized helmets when I ride.

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traildivawrote a review of on May 25, 2013

4 5

I bought one for myself months after I got the man one. I tried to love it because it was so simple to set up and use, but it just wouldn't pair with the POD. I watched the Youtube videos and checked the FAQ pages and nothing worked. The heart rate reading would also be off sometimes, for the first few minutes. I contacted Suunto, but their customer service is non-existent. Thankfully, Backcountry has an excellent return policy and I opted to return for an exchange.

2nd time around and this thing works! I love having a relatively small watch tracking my progress as a trail run or ride. I don't even notice the POD, but it tracks the mileage accurately, as opposed to some apps out there (imap). I'm giving it a 4 because of the Backcountry service and this second set works flawlessly.

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traildivawrote a review of on January 24, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I've used it on a mountain bike trip and it spent most of the time in the back of a pick up truck. Works as it should. I love the color. I do wish the design of the opening was more u-shaped for easy access.

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traildivawrote a review of on January 24, 2013

4 5

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

I got it for my hubby who uses it on hikes and road rides. So far, he likes it, but has noticed that when he hikes with the dogs (rambunctious and leashed) the buttons somehow get pushed and the program is stopped. Other than that, no complaints. It's light and easy to use and I got a price match from Backcountry. Their customer service rocks, as usual.

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traildivawrote a review of on July 16, 2012

4 5

I looked at the specs and took a chance at my first Millet. I'm so relieved. I got the black in S. The color is a muted black ( I likes). The hem just touches the floor. I'm 5'04" and 125ish. The linen stretches a bit and the rise lowers, but not to the point of showing crack. The pockets work well and the fabric vented well in the high desert temps of 90+. These are my new faves for summer pants.

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traildivawrote a review of on February 13, 2012

5 5

Great fit for working out, semi fitted. I'm 5'04" 125/130, athletic build. I've run in this shirt and have gone mountain biking with it. It's great for the in-between temps when you don't need the thicker stuff. Super breathable and doesn't stink. Lets a lot of air flow through the shirt. I've run/ridden with it in temps in the upper 50's. That was pushing it, but was manageable with gloves on. Perfect for temps in the 60's and up. I will probably buy another one for me.

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traildivawrote a review of on February 13, 2012

2 5

Like others said, fit is small. I sized up and got a medium. Still tight, like a relentless tube top. The fabric is thick cotton. It's long. The bottom covers my whole bottom. This shirt probably fits well if you are tall and super thin. Too bad, I really like the V and the mantra printed on it.

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traildivawrote a review of on January 15, 2012

4 5

I've worn helmets made by Bell, Giro and LAS. Prior to the Trabec Race, I was sporting a Xen. It stayed on, but didn't fit quite right on my head. I had to tighten it down quite a bit on the rocky dh and loosen it up for the uphills to get blood flow.After a year and half of this ride ritual, I decided to use my coupon code and scored one of these babies.

This the best half lid I've ever had. The straps were the easiest to adjust and the retention system did its job. Best of all, it fit like a glove. I didn't have to overtighten it to keep it from jostling around on the rocky descents.

I wear a S in Giro and got a XS-S Trabec Race. So far, can't complain about a thing.

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traildivawrote a review of on January 15, 2012

5 5

This was my first pair of Luna shorts. Bought them because of the reviews and the price slash. They fit great and the chamois felt right on a grueling and unrelenting 2 1/2 hour climb. The fabric feels great and vented well on a warm SoCal day. I love the wide waistband. Luna was spot on with these shorts. Outstanding fit, comfort and eye catching in a good way.

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traildivawrote a review of on November 2, 2011

5 5

I've got quite a few mountain bike shorts (Descente, Fox, Sombrio, Zoic) and decided to try these since my buddy raved about the Men's version.

These shorts get first dibbs when I go for a ride. There's a softness to the fabric that makes it feel good on the skin. I'm 5'4" 125/130 and the small fits perfect with a little room to spare for comfort of movement. The rise is just below the navel up font and has anti-crack rise in the rear. The length just covers my knees.

The rear pocket holds my cell during a ride and the front pockets stash gel packs. The belt loops allow me to attach my camera on my belt for quick access. The thigh vents kinda work. The mesh liner is the softest, thinnest I've tried and the padding was good enough for a couple of hours on the saddle.

Looks great lounging around after a ride, too!

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