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Christine D

Christine D

, Gearhead

Salt Lake City, UT

Christine D's Passions

Running
Biking
Hiking & Camping
Skiing
Climbing

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Christine Dwrote a review of on May 8, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

These are amazing! They are stretchy, quiet, waterproof, soft, and pack up in their back pocket!
These are my favorite rain pants ever and the waist is a little wider and sits nicely versus a bunch of elastic. I could wear these like a regular pant. Def highly recommend!

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Christine Dwrote a review of on May 8, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Love this pack. I can fit everything I need for a day out working and running around. My computer is kept safe and it’s easy to find everything I need. Love the food cooler. Also I have been really impressed with the comfort of the last couple Dakine packs I have had. The straps are comfy and don’t dig in and the bag feels light, even when I overfill it.

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Christine Dwrote a review of on April 8, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I’ve been running flats on my trail bike and wanted a shoe that was a little stiffer than my 5.10 Freerider which I found was a little too flexible for pedaling and stability in rough terrain.
These are so lightweight for a bulkier stiffer shoe too. They don’t feel like much and offer great protection for rocks and the ever changing terrain. Super comfy to hike in too.
Not waterproof but def still hold up well even in the wet. Def one of the best riding choices I made!

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Christine Dwrote a review of on April 8, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Downpour? Wind? Cold?
Whatever weather you find yourself in while out riding this jacket will keep you covered. I stumbled into it and it is on par with quality you would find in an Arc’teryx shell and this one is designed for biking. I sized up so I could wear it around town too with a layer under in case I can only bring one jacket.
It has a great fit, really long arms and great side/underarm zips for venting as well as wrist vents - which I thought were odd at first but if all your zips are open it channels air down your arms cooling you down while riding. Genius!
Also the hood snaps in so you can stow it away or wear it under your helmet.

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Christine Dwrote a review of on April 8, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I recently started trail running again and wanted some new shoes that offered better protection from the elements since it is wet a lot when I go out in the PNW. I also hike in trail runners normally so they tend to get a lot more overall use. These surpassed any expectations I had.
My feet were comfortable from day one. The ortholite insole really adds some great support and comfort. The toe box is roomy so my toes never get smashed down when running or hiking downhill.
Feet stay dry too!! Fully dry and I have taken these out in some storms and stepped in some puddles just to be sure.
They offer great traction on wet and rugged terrain. I haven’t found I have slipped yet and I like to climb and explore on rocks and through the bush.
Went with black for just a classic murdered out look and while I love color I love the subtle ness of the black. They look really good on too cuz part of performing well includes looking good :P

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Christine Dwrote a review of on April 8, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I had been wanting this shell for a while and finally splurged and so glad I did. It is the perfect blend of protection to weight to style. It packs down pretty small so I can take it with me everywhere and it feels like next to nothing when I am wearing it but offers full protection from any weather and wind.
I also chose this one because I like how the collar zips up independent of the hood. I found for sizing in most Arc’teryx jackets I go with a medium even though I am small chested because it gives me more freedom of movement around the arms and shoulders and fits better in the hips and allows for better layering with insulation.

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Christine Dwrote a review of on April 8, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I have had this hard shell for a while now and it has made it through all sorts of trips and kept me protected every time I needed it. It is durable and thick enough that I can use it for any activity. I have a lighter technical shell for when this one doesn’t pack down as small as I would like but other than that it is perfect and will last a long time.
Love the Patagonia sizing - fits my slim upper body and hits just at the hips for coverage.

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Christine Dwrote a review of on April 8, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

Snagged these as I was looking for some new bibs for the snow. Always iffy on sizing but picked a small based on other reviews and they were perfect with room to spare and also really long. Seems great so far so we will see how they hold up

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Christine Dwrote a review of on April 8, 2019

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

So I took this on a recent trip to Mexico where I could test it out. It kept the water out which was great and when I was just hanging out on the beach I could easily use my phone through the cover and it kept the sand out! If for nothing else that ended up being my main use for it and I will be forever thankful.
When trying to use my phone underwater though and while snorkeling - uhh not so hot. The bag would fill up with air making it hard to see the screen and it would not respond to my finger touch and then the bag build up pressure inside and end up thinking I was touching it when I wasn’t.
So it’s a great beach and boat bag to keep my phone safe and still useable but not an underwater bag with great use.

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