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Cameron Brown

Cameron Brownwrote a review of on March 17, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: 8.5

These are my go to shoes for everyday wear and walking to class. Very comfortable once they break in. I usually wear 9.5 but got 8.5 on sale and they're a little snug but stretched out just fine. I've had them several months now and they have no visible signs of wear other than scuffing and tread wear, so they appear very sturdily built.

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Cameron Brown

Cameron Brownwrote a review of on March 17, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: 9.5

I use these shoes as my everyday work shoes, and have gone through three pairs so far since I need to replace them every 5-6 months. I use them at my 8+ hour job walking all day and they're more comfortable than the Asics I use to own. My old pairs– in which I've worn all the way through the insert–I use for painting and odd jobs and they still hold together just fine.

I will say they can be a bit uncomfortable for the first week or two of wear since you need to break them in, but very comfortable after that. As long as your posture is right you shouldn't have any issue with these shoes..

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Cameron Brown

Cameron Brownwrote a review of on March 17, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use this hat all winter and even used it during some construction projects. Very warm and perfect for south Virginian winters in the mountains. Temps down to 10 F aren't a problem for my head with this hat. Even when it gets dirty I just throw it in the wash with everything else and it's fine.

It also very stretchy and I have never had a problem with it squeezing my head like most beanies I own. Even with the brim rolled up to make a snug fit and provide more cover on my ears it can still stretch to 150% of it's 17in circumference.

I really like this hat, I've even bought several more to give to family as gifts.

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Cameron Brownwrote a review of on March 17, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got these to use at work for 8 hour shift walking/running, and have used them for about two weeks. I tend to have small ears so I used the provided smaller rubber bud and it fits well. It blocks sound well enough and has a firm fit even when pulled out just slightly. I have to pull it out because I found the size of the stock of the bud tends to hurt my ears after several hours of use when pushed in all the way.

Marketed with a 6-hour battery but these are never less than 1/3 battery left after 8 hour shift. And once the low battery signal begins I tend to get at least another 30 mins out of the buds. This could also be because I keep them on lowest volume but even lowest is plenty loud enough even with loud machines around me, and the sound quality is still really good with those machines running. It does tend to be a tad base heavy, but i think most people like that.

I also run with them, and because the battery is on the back it tends to slide back a bit, but the cords have an adjustable clip to keep the wires together which prevents it sliding off. They also tend to dangle and swing when not in my ears, which i dislike, and the provided "cord management" method of unthreading them and drooping them down the back is a hassle for me, so I just leave them in the shaped rubber.

All in all I like them, just not when the buds are out. If you need to take out the buds, might as well take off the set.

Pros:
Buds stay in place well, Long Battery, Wire clip, Good sound, Good connectivity, Low sound transmit through wires.

Cons:
Can slip off when running, Cords dangle/swing when not in use.

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Cameron Brownwrote a review of on September 13, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I don't use these for climbing but bought them to reinforce my hammock set up. Very lightweight and strong. If you're looking for hammock carabiners DO NOT buy cheap ones, as major stress points you want strong carabiners, CAMP USA offers just that. Quick access wire and thin design allows me to hook in tarps and bags with ease.

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Cameron Brown

Cameron Brownwrote a review of on September 13, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: 10

I work 7 hour shifts on a warehouse floor, so I walk/run in these on a daily basis. The gel and foot mold feel great. As someone with narrow low arch feet these were a perfect fit from my old sneakers.

Pros:
-Well molded, fit narrow to normal feet well.
-Gel insole feels amazing and cushions well.
-Molded footbed does provide some arch support, but not enough for flat or high arches.
-Durable, these shoes have been abused and have several tears and holes developing in the sole and inner lining which should have ripped the shoe apart several times already, but they're still going strong.

Cons
-Gel insole gives out within a month of use, when you take it out the shoe feels spacious.
-Lacing must be snug once the insoles give out, make sure you get the right size, if not half a size down if you intend to wear these with new insoles.

As always, it's best to go to a store and have a sales rep help find and fit shoes for you. Given what I've put them through I'm very happy with the purchase.

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Cameron Brownwrote a review of on April 29, 2016

5 5

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

I got this as a gift for my father, and he loves it. The sizing fit right and felt good on the first try and Vans' construction provides great breathability and form as always.

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Cameron Brownwrote a review of on April 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 145 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I bought this shirt with birthday money and let me just say, fantastic. I wear this as an undershirt while running around and lifting on the warehouse floor and it hasn't let me down. I don't feel sweaty or gross after work despite the workout.

It also is just very comfortable to wear. Under Armour's compression fits sit right up to your skin and glide, even when you start sweating, and it completely prevents chaffing too! Keep in mind this is a compression shirt, so it is definitely form fitting. I have a 37.5 in chest and have bought some of UA's small compression, but it always is too tight and feels constricting. So definitely pay attention to the sizing chart because it's spot on.

This is my go to baselayer when layering up, and especially as a workout shirt.

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Cameron Brownwrote a review of on January 9, 2016

5 5

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

Bought several of these as gifts after scouring reviews online. Everything I found rates Darn Tough as the most durable socks out there, something Smartwool seems to have left behind. Great quality mixed with a lifetime unconditional warranty makes these a must buy for anyone looking into new socks.

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Cameron Brownwrote a review of on January 9, 2016

5 5

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

Bought several of these as gifts after scouring reviews online. Everything I found rates Darn Tough as the most durable socks out there, something Smartwool seems to have left behind. Great quality mixed with a lifetime unconditional warranty makes these a must buy for anyone looking into new socks.

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Cameron Brownwrote a review of on January 9, 2016

5 5

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

Bought several of these as gifts after scouring reviews online. Everything I found rates Darn Tough as the most durable socks out there, something Smartwool seems to have left behind. Great quality mixed with a lifetime unconditional warranty makes these a must buy for anyone looking into new socks.

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Cameron Brown

Cameron Brownwrote a review of on January 9, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: 9

Considered many boots before I bought any and Merrell's come very highly rated among friends and what I found online. Went ahead and bought them and they exceeded expectations. Perfect fit, easy to take on and off, very warm, and yes, waterproof. Great Boot!

There is one small detail though. The picture shows two lace hooks along the top of the boot on either side, but the boots I received have three. I'm quite confused about this but it's no real problem.

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Cameron Brownwrote a review of on January 9, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: 10

I looked over lots of reviews before buying these boots and I'll just say they are very well rated across the internet. The construction is nice and the leather seems quite durable. Just like any pair of snow boots they are sized slightly bigger to accommodate thick socks. I am a 9.5/10 in every shoe I have yet these were far too long for my feet. More importantly I have rather narrow feet and these shoes seem fit for someone with wide feet. Finally, the pictures seem to show it as a narrow boot, which is part of the reason I purchased them, but like I said they're quite wide fitted. Despite all that I still consider these great boots, just not for my feet.

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Cameron Brownwrote a review of on November 20, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: 42.5

I bought this shoe after a few months of bouldering in a gym, and let me just say it is a huge improvement over the rentals. It is incredibly snug and and never feels like it slips off the rock. The downturn is especially helpful for the small footholds. When I purchased the shoe it fit a bit tight but stretches to your foot, in addition the heel is snug and holds your foot in the shoe. It also breathes well and i've only had to loosen it initially while stretching it out. Overall a nice synthetic shoe, easy to get on and off.

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