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Angelina Wongwrote a review of on January 20, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was plagued by blisters even when using Wrightsock. . A friend who runs marathons asked me to try Injini. I was skeptical, but decided to invest in a pair as I was desperate. . Happy that I am no longer plagued by blisters. I tried Wrightsock and Beluga and keep those for training only. Injini is the only sock that comes to the races!

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Angelina Wong

Angelina Wongwrote a review of on January 20, 2019

5 5

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

The bag is roomy and splits into two compartments, each of which is secured by a flap that you can all the way around so contents don't fall out. You can leave it partially zipped if there are tall items that require more height. The wheels roll easily and the bag is lightweight but does not feel flimsy at all.

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Angelina Wongwrote a review of on August 25, 2018

5 5

I open the package a little and keep the whole sleeve in the back pocket of my running shorts. I can reach for them one by one as I run or carry the sleeve next to my water bottle. Taste is pleasant, does not make me thirst and I never had a tummy upset. Easier to dispose or carry home the packaging compared to gels where you have to open then on the run, get hands sticky and the empty packets are messy to carry if there is no bin in sight.

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Angelina Wong

Angelina Wongwrote a review of on December 29, 2017

5 5

I bought these to replace my beloved Spyder mitts that I dropped off a chairlift, hence the safety leash was a must have. Having used them for a week in Hokkaido skiing in super cold (0F), windy conditions with a foot of fresh powder each day, these held up well. I ride open lifts more than half the time and the powder goes anywhere from calf to knee deep. Some snow does get in but the gauntlet cuff does its job to prevent it getting into the mitt itself. My fingers remained dry, I did feel cold but it was bearable. I have Raynaud’s Syndrome so others may feel less cold. The cut runs big, I have to exchange the M for a small (I wore Spyder M-sized mitts). With the S, I can still slip a small heat pack into each mitt. Much appreciate Backcountry’s wonderful customer service and exchange policies as always!

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Angelina Wongwrote a review of on September 10, 2017

5 5

I bought these for Running as my aging Oakley’s were too heavy and somewhat loose. Ran 5k in California heat with no slipping, fogging whatsoever even though I have a narrow face. They are super light yet the frame feels sturdy and can be worn even on normal occasions. It comes with a cloth bag and a hard case so I know they won’t get damaged when I toss the case into my bag. Totally awesome, will definitely buy this brand again instead of the overpriced big name brands.

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Angelina Wongwrote a review of on August 19, 2017

5 5

This is a great backpack for daily commute and work, especially if you are small built, like a slim profile and don’t want to carry too much weight around. At 14L, the size and proportions are perfect for my 158cm height. The backpack is very light but does not feel cheap. There are many pockets for organizing your stuff despite the streamlined profile. I keep my 13” MacBook Pro in the computer sleeve, it has room for my iPad too if needed. The sleeve is thin, so if you want more protection for your computer, this may be an issue. I put my Mac in a computer sleeve if traveling and stuffing this backpack in the overhead aircraft bin just to be safe. There are small pockets in the main compartment for pens, phone etc too. The outer zip pocket holds stuff I access frequently. What I love are the hidden pockets in the back and on the top of the backpack, I keep my sunglasses in the top one and my credit cards, keys in the hidden back pocket. There is a sleeve on the side for your bike lock or water bottle, I don’t bike so I keep my water bottle there. It is fairly small, so a bottle wider than a Brita squeeze bottle would have a hard time fitting in.

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Angelina Wongwrote a review of on March 19, 2016

5 5

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

This vest is great for spring and fall running when a jacket gets too hot once I've warmed up. The fit is slim and flattering and the small fits me great with room to layer a shirt or sweater underneath (101lbs, 5ft 3") and it's not too long for my height. I bought a black so I can use it for work and travel as well as runs, hikes and dog walking.

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Angelina Wongwrote a review of on March 13, 2016

5 5

I bought this for my son and before he gets to wear it, I did because I did not bring a hooded jacket on my trip and it's raining today. Super warm all round, and cinch cord around the hood let's me tighten it when walking on a windy day. The chest pocket can hold an iPhone 6 Plus which not many jackets can do. I wished there was an XS and I would buy one for myself.

My husband just saw this jacket and loved it, so I just ordered another.

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Angelina Wongwrote a review of on October 31, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The spork is light yet solidly built, I wish it came with a pouch like some other brands for easy carrying. I take it with me when traveling to cut down on disposable cutlery and it fits inside my lunch box for taking home after a meal as well.

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Angelina Wongwrote a review of on February 3, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have Raynauld's condition but love to ski, often at temperature in the teens. I switched to mittens and these Spyder mittens are the best. They keep warm and still allow for a good grip. There are little pockets for heat pads too but i have not needed them so far. If they had a leash that let's keep the mitts on my wrist when i remove them, that would be perfect!

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Angelina Wongwrote a review of on July 20, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I removed the hydration bag & tube and use this as a day-pack to hold my GoPro and accessories when I ski. The compartments let me organize and find my stuff. I really appreciated this bag when the weather warmed up suddenly and I had to remove my fleece sweater and managed to stuff it inside the pack.

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Angelina Wongwrote a review of on July 20, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wear TNF S size and weigh ~105 lb. I bought this in S and it runs a bit snug. The design is subtle, logos almost hidden, so I can wear it to work and about town as well. Just wished the hood was detachable as I wear my helmet when I ski. I bought it for under $200 at Backcountry. If I had to pay the original price of $300+, I'd rather buy another TNF jacket.

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Angelina Wongwrote a review of on July 20, 2014

5 5

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

After years of using North Face ski jackets, I figured their competence would extend to their bags. This bag is tough and wider than most duffels s giving me more options when packing my stuff including bulky items like helmets & boots. Internal and external compression straps to keep things from rolling around. The color and proportions make this bag stand out from black duffles in the airport and it looks pretty kick-ass especially in business hotels!

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Angelina Wongwrote a review of on February 2, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Like many reviewers have said - they are warm, comfortable and versatile. For me, the true test came when I returned from a ski holiday to a wet house caused by burst pipe in winter - with my Betty Boots and TNF ski jacket, I shoved water out of the house at -11C for almost 2 hours. My boots kept my feet dry through all this time, not a drop got in and they look as good as ever. I am looking to replace a very old pair of snow boots and might end up buying another Betty in a different color!

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