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Cassandra O.

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Cassandra O.

Cassandra O.wrote a review of on May 29, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: M

So, I just started working at a zipline in Oklahoma. Because I'm a fair skinned person, sunscreen is simply a fact of life. I go through gallons and gallons of sunscreen in the summer, it feels like (and that's before having an outdoor job). So, this shirt seemed like a great alternative.
If you've never been to Ok, its extremely humid and hot in the summer. I'm pretty sure humidity was around 80% on Sat, and it was around 90F. There was a breeze occasionally, storms were moving through, and the sun was peaking our at times. To put it simply, it was hot. Very hot. Sure, we were standing 40 feet above the ground where they might be breeze, but there was no shade when the sun was out.
I decided to wear my shirt dry that morning and quickly came to the conclusion that I simply don't think I sweat enough. I was hot and sweaty, but the shirt didn't make me feel cool. It made me feel sticky and unexposed to the small breezes that would come. I only wore it on the first tour. I went for a short sleeve shirt on the next two outings.
On Sunday, I decided to try again, wet this time. Before each tour, I dunked the shirt in a bucket of water and carefully put it on (it took a bit...didn't help that I tried to put in on backwards in my haste). It worked great! Now, it would be dry by the time we came in, but I was cool for the two hours that we were out. Now, both humidity and temperature dropped by 10' over night...so theres that. Still, it worked! I was much happier on Sunday then with Sat.
So, maybe dunk it in some water if its super hot out. The SPF worked great, and I loved the ponytail slit in the hood.

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Cassandra O.

Cassandra O.wrote a review of on January 14, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: 38.5

Ive officially blown out my old pair of evolves, and am on a quest for a new shoe to take me up a level. This was going to be that shoe! Till, 2 sizes later, they still painfully tight. I based my judgments off of the sizing charts and the past reviews, but came up crunched. I think it would have been better if my heel would have slid back into the shoe, but my heel is more or less inline with my ankle (at least it does not jut out...and I'm starting to believe that most climbing shoes are designed for a jutted heel). The quest continues.

The shoe looked like it was nicely put together. I cant speak for stickiness or edging, but they looked like they would have worked out.

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Cassandra O.

Cassandra O.wrote a review of on January 4, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

Story time. Couldn't find a hotel on a road trip in UT, so we pulled over in a national park and set up camp. It was chilly, but the night was bright. We went on a walk down an old dirt road before racking out for the night. About a quarter mile down the road, I realize the only layers I'm wearing are these bottoms and a similar top. For only wearing one layer, I was very cozy!

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Cassandra O.

Cassandra O.wrote a review of on January 4, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is my first harness, but its been a good experience. I climb pretty hard at the gym, but I feel very comfortable falling into this thing. Its comfy to wear, and I got complements on the color (oooo purple). It came with good little instructions on what to keep an eye on, as far as wear and tear. Yep. I like it. Recommended!

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Cassandra O.

Cassandra O.wrote a review of on January 4, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

So, I am a ginger kid. I HATE sunscreen, but it is a necessary evil in my life. When I started seeing these suits, I loved the somewhat retro design and cute colors. The price was a factor, but I decided to take the leap. I'm so glad I did. The suit fits very well and is very cute to wear. I feel adorable, which is a feat when everyone else at the lake is wearing skimpy string bikinis. Anyways, I sail and paddleboard, so I'm out in the sun much of the summer. This was a great buy.

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Cassandra O.

Cassandra O.wrote a review of on January 4, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have this in my car or pack on every adventure. Its easy to set up and packs up quickly. I have replaced the carabineers to be more lightweight, but that was my only change. Its a good place to nap on a hike or a good seat for me and a buddy while we take a break. I've slept overnight several times in this sucker. Easy peasy.

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Cassandra O.

Cassandra O.wrote a review of on January 4, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These things have gone to the Grand Canyon in icy conditions, the hills and rivers in Arkansas during the rainy season, and done great in all conditions. I like that they are super lightweight, and collapse down to a small length. I also like the removable tips and basket. Last summer, my friend and I used these to hike up a mountain in Colorado. I would have died without them... maybe not literally, but they are really good to lean on (says the flatlander, who had a hard time breathing in the thin Colorado air).

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Cassandra O.

Cassandra O.wrote a review of on October 27, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Its been out on afew hikes with me and I snuck it into the office once. I don't think anyone would have noticed, but the mouth guard isn't isn't completely inconspicuous. I have managed to loose the mouth guard inside my pack once or twice, but that is my only complaint. Its thick enough to warm up my hands on a chilly morning (with gloves on), and keep my coffee warm at the while I pack up. Its big enough to use as a soup bowl in the evening, and it fits my camp stove inside perfectly. My fuel canister, not so much. Oh, and its super lite! Awesome mug!

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Cassandra O.

Cassandra O.wrote a review of on October 26, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love this thing! Its gone with me on afew cooler hikes, and I have slept like a rock (with a therm-a-rest pad cut to fit inside) in a hammock. The glow in the dark sipper pull freaked me out in the middle of a rainy night though. I thought a glow bug had gotten in with me. Nope! Just another cool feature!

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Cassandra O.

Cassandra O.wrote a review of on October 26, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I picked this up, mostly to spite my buddies who were preaching ENO. I didn't want to buy a pricy hammock and hate it on the trail.
Its very packable, but I try to keep the S hooks out away from the hammock when packed. I have used it less than 10 nights total, and I have already developed a rip or two (and I was trying to be careful!). Its also super light, which is nice. It rained for 3 days on my last trip, but my hammock dried out quick under the rainfly.
My first hike out was...chilly. I only brought a fleece blanket, which was silly on my part, knowing that it would be in the mid 60's that evening. I never thought about how much the air inside my old tent insulated me. My feet froze! My next trip out (night temps in the low 50's), I had my sleeping bag and a therm-a-rest pad that I had cut down to fit inside my bag. Worked like a charm! They are not kidding when they say that you need extra insulation beneath you in a hammock, don't learn the hard way!
Now I am a stomach sleeper, but I slept on my side for most of my nights in this thing. The therm-a-rest pad acted as a good base if I rolled around at all inside my sleeping bag (I'm somewhat small)and I didn't have to grab the edges of the hammock to make sure I wasn't going to spill out. Without a 'base', I rolled around a lot more, and woke up fully each time to think about the move.
Great perk, my back was saved from sleeping on the flat ground. Even after packing through the hills, my back was nice and fresh. My ground sleeping companions weren't as lucky.
Overall. I like this hammock a lot. I wish it did not rip so easily, but it was a great first hiking hammock for me!

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Cassandra O.

Cassandra O.wrote a review of on May 27, 2014

5 5

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

I am 5'4" and 130lbs and new to knowing how packs were actually sized. Ive mostly worked off of borrowed friends gear for the last few years, and beggars cant be choosers. Still, I recently purchased this pack (M), building up my collection of gear. Its gone on one trip with me, weighted down with 34lbs for 16 miles of AR hills, and did FANTASTIC! Having a pack that fits like a glove is AMAZING! My back is fresh, but my legs are a different story. I didnt get close to using its 60L capacity, but it cinched down pretty well. The outside side pockets were stretchy, which was nice. It would be nice if the bladder pocket was easier to access, but that is my only complaint. If you get it, I hope you enjoy it! No worries and safe travels!

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