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Catherine Greenwald

Catherine Greenwald

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Park City ski areas, running and biking trails, and ultmate fields

Catherine Greenwald's Passions

Hiking & Camping

Catherine Greenwald's Bio

When not working with words, I can be found snowboarding, biking (mountain and road, I don't discriminate), and hiking. Indoors, I'm into good food & wine, and keeping the peace between dogs and cats.

Catherine Greenwald

Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on December 5, 2017

5 5

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

This is a great sweater for a chilly office -- lots of soft material to wrap up in! I like that the collar can be pulled up high for extra warmth. For some reason I was kind of expecting woven fabric but this is knit instead -- no biggie. Looks great with jeans and boots. Could have probably sized down, but that's just a function of the design, which is pretty roomy.

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Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on December 5, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small

I may reorder this in a larger size, still considering that option since this is a pretty nice jacket. Obviously solid for the mountain, but with plenty of style for everyday wear. Really liked the pocket design (super important!), the longer length, and the inner thumbhole cuffs. I returned it, though, because it fit WAY small. If you have narrow shoulders and are pretty slim, you could stick with the same size you usually order, but if you're not or want room for layers, definitely go up a size.

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Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on December 5, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got this for my new back deck and couldn't be happier. Super comfortable, very solid and obviously well built. I tried out some other (much cheaper) chairs but this one just seemed so much better made. My only complaint is that it's a touch small for my husband, who is 6'1" and the XL doesn't come in the beautiful aqua color that I got this one in!

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Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on December 5, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size

I really wanted to love this jacket -- loved the color (graphite blue), love the Helly quality, seemed like it would be super warm. However, the fit was just super strange. The powder skirt fits really tight, you can feel it even when it's not snapped up -- and it's not removable. And then when you zip up, the fit is really tight around the hips (and I have relatively narrow hips compared to most), which makes it pooch out right above the hip area and give a pot-bellied look. And the sleeves are super long (and I have relatively long arms). Too bad, this jacket comes close but I sent it back for these reasons.

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Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on December 5, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I loved my first two pairs of Hokas, but was incredibly disappointed by my third paid of Mafates because they'd been narrowed down (I assume to look more like 'normal' shoes!). These are a great compromise between the two approaches -- nice and wide in the forefoot, with a narrower, more shaped heel. Perfect! Finally, I can enjoy the cushy Hoka ride again!

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Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on October 16, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm about to order another pair in another color, so I can wear these every day! By far the most comfortable shoes I own. Like other reviewers I have high arches and have struggled lately with plantar fasciaitis so there aren't many of my shoes I can wear right now pain-free. This is definitely one of them -- LOVE the floating arch that feels like absolutely nothing else out there. Great for travel, good for running (the little I can do now) and great for the gym (except maybe anything requiring a lot of side-to-side motion, there's some slip there).

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Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on August 27, 2017

5 5

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

It's hard to objectively compare these shoes to anything since my old biking shoes were so crappy, but overall these are great. Love the Boa fine-tuning, makes it easy to get just the right fit. They come with two insoles and a bunch of little pads for fine-tuning your fit, but rather than fiddling around with that I just stuck my tried-and-true arch support insoles in there and they fit perfectly. Actually, they're not quite full length, which I like because it gives my toes just a touch more wiggle room. My foot type is narrow heel, high arch, and wider forefoot, and my usual size is an 8.5-9, and the 41.5 was just right.

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Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on July 14, 2017

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Getting to the point where I could even use this watch was painful due to its horrible supporting website and app (which you HAVE to register with before you can use the thing). *deleted snarky commend about website*. Multiple emails and calls to customer support finally resolved it. And THEN, it doesn't even work properly when swimming (which is why I got it, for the swim functionality). It registered less than half the yardage of the people I was swimming with, all of whom were using Garmins. To be fair, this is a common problem with trackers -- I had been borrowing my husband's old Garmin, which makes no claim to be useful for swimming, and had to stick it in my cap to keep it at the surface of the water and in contact with the satellite. But this one has a swim function, so you'd presume it could handle being 30 inches underwater. Now that I've checked the user forums, it looks like I'm not alone -- basically, this thing simply doesn't work for tracking swimming. If you're not interested in that, you may be fine with this watch. Me, I wish I'd spent the money on a Garmin.

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Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on June 4, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I was an early Hoka adopter but had a hard time with the fit once they started trying to make their shoes look more 'normal' - lost that nice wide fit that I loved. Tried the Altras but they were way too wide and sloppy, and the zero drop just isn't for me. Then these came out -- and they're perfect! Plenty of cushioning, with a nice wide forefoot but excellent fit across the instep and no slipping in the heel. As first these felt pretty firm and kind of flat underfoot -- have to say, I do miss the 'bathtub' effect of the Hokas. However, once they've broken in they've conformed more to my foot. The cushioning is a bit soft, so I can feel rocks underfoot and I'm not sure just how long these will last., but I'm hoping at least a season or two.
Sizing is true to size -- after reading some reviews that said they ran big, I decided to go down a half size but had to return them and get my usual size.

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Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on June 4, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

Either that or it really takes the 'relaxed' concept as far as possible. If you don't want it to hang off of you, size down one size. Fit aside, it's great for hot-weather workouts, especially because it doesn't stink. I did get some sun through it, so that is something to be aware of.

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Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on June 4, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I picked up two of these (one for my husband, and then one for me because I didn't have time to look for a women's version) before a bike touring trip -- best buy I could of made! My husband wore it biking when he needed cover from the relentless sun, and didn't overheat. I wore it after riding just to not get any more sun than I already had -- it also worked great at the beach. Can't go wrong with this one.

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Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on May 15, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small

Returned this because it definitely runs on the small side -- unless you like your workout tops tight. But there isn't any stretch in this so it's not particularly comfortable. Still undecided as to whether I'll order a larger size -- it's just OK, but I do need a sleeveless top like this.

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Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on May 7, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

If you're still riding a 26 inch bike, do yourself a favor -- stop. Get this bike. SO MUCH FUN! Climbs like a dream and is a revelation on the downhill. I can roll right over rocky, uneven terrain that I couldn't handle very well on my old bike. Sandy, loose patches are no problem thanks to the wide tires. As you can probably tell I'm not a racer, and not a super technically advanced rider, but this bike has given me the confidence to get back into SPD pedals, which has also made a huge difference.
I chose this bike because I was intrigued by the 27.5 plus concept , and this one is one of the most affordable ones out there (forget the women's models, they were way out of my price range). I feel like I've gotten a lot of bang for my buck, and am looking forward to this summer on the trails!

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Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on March 17, 2017

4 5

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

I got this for my daughter who just moved to Seattle and needed a pack that would be usable in PNW weather. I haven't had a chance to give it to her yet but a co-worker who saw I'd gotten it said that it was his go-to pack for the years he was bike commuting in Seattle, and the rain never once got through to his laptop. He says if you need something weatherproof, this is definitely THE bag. He did say that he felt it was a little heavy, but honestly, it doesn't seem any heavier than any other commuting bag I've looked at.

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Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on March 17, 2017

4 5

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

I really like this shirt, and expect to get a lot of wear out of it, it's obviously a high-quality make. However, it is a bit large and boxy -- can't help feeling a little like I'm wearing my jammies when I have it on! But I guess everyday clothes that feel like pajamas = a good thing. And I won't worry too much about running it through the dryer.

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Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of on March 17, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

At the risk of sounding like all the other reviews, I can verify that this shirt has an incredible against-the-skin feel. Yes, soft. So soft. I also love the color (got it in the bay laurel) -- different from the usual options for flannels. I've washed it but was afraid to run it through the dryer, so I can't report whether or not it shrinks. Runs true to size.

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