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Jessica Callinan

Jessica Callinan

Mystic, CT

Jessica Callinan's Passions

Running
Paddling
Yoga
Hiking & Camping
Skiing
Climbing

Jessica Callinan's Bio

If it's outside, count me in. Camping, climbing, skiing, fishing, running, star gazing at the beach, I'm ready for any adventure!

Jessica Callinan

Jessica Callinanwrote a review of on September 2, 2015

4 5

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

I'm a 36D, ordered a medium per the size chart, and am pleased with the size. It's tight and holds everything in, minimizes bounce (although never completely gets rid of it), and it helps that these bras are a very nice fabric that doesn't rub the wrong way in any place.

Primarily use this for running and it stays comfortable for a short 3 miles to a longer 8 mile run. My roommate also has a few of these and has mentioned that the back racer-back piece with bunch occasionally for her (she has a smaller frame) but has not been an issue during workouts.

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Jessica Callinanwrote a review of on September 2, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Let me start with size, as finding adequate and supportive sports bras has long been a problem for me. I'm a 34/36D, so bouncing while running and working out in general has always been an issue.

I purchased this bra in a medium even though my default is a large. I'm glad I did. Though it's tight, that's exactly what it should be. It's not difficult to get on so long as you make sure the back portion does not roll up and you have to do a very tricky reach around to your back to pull it down. Once on, I always readjust a tad, but this holds well. I think a large would have left a bit too much room and stretched too far over time.

While in use, it does the job. There is still some bounce and movement, but not nearly as much as others I've owned. I also like the no padding as I've found that padding in sports bras gets in the way more than anything.

As for the stow and go feature, I haven't tested it out. I always have shorts or leggings with a pocket, and that's where my keys and ID live. However, as others have mentioned, items you wanted to stow in there would get pretty sweaty.

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Jessica Callinanwrote a review of on September 2, 2015

4 5

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

Used these liners under my normal hiking socks for summer hikes, and they work well. I had one 12 mile day in them, and they were comfortable and didn't bunch or sag at all throughout the day. I did still get a few hot spots under my big toes, which was something I had hoped these liners would help with, but not a deal breaker or anything a little moleskin can't fix. Fits true to size, I wear a 9 in shoes/hiking boots and ordered a medium.

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Jessica Callinanwrote a review of on September 2, 2015

5 5

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

Seriously though, I love these things. I just bought 4 more for an adventure up Mount Kilimanjaro, but I know I'll be breaking into them well before that. If I could get away wearing these in the office everyday, even without any need to whatsoever, I totally would.

Hiking, skiing, fishing, yard work, yoga, beaching it, as a headband to match a cute outfit, you name it, these work for any thing. I have the original and the UV, along with a headband version, and I use them all the time. Great for soaking in a mountain steam to cool off or covering my face while skiing in the cold but not extreme temperatures in the winter.

They're cute, comfy, come in about a million colors, and are so versatile in the ways you can wear them. I usually opt for headband or lower face coverage, but I'm experimenting with all the other ways to wear them too!

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Jessica Callinanwrote a review of on September 2, 2015

5 5

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

Brought a few waffles on a hike up Mount Washington. My boyfriend and I were off to a very early start, so we skipped breakfast, (Big mistake, I get hangry easily so this was not a good idea for a long hike) chugged some coffee, and headed up the trail. About two miles in, the hanger kicked in hard, so we took a break to dip our buffs in a stream and snack on these and some energy chews.

The waffles were a treat! They sat in the bottom of my boyfriends pack and were still in one piece when we took them out. They were crisp but not dry, and the flavor is amazing. I'm partial to the honey, but I enjoyed the vanilla as well. Definitely did the job of chasing away hunger and adding energy. Also great for when I feel a crash coming on a work, these waffles pick me right back up.

I will be buying more for sure, and maybe sandwiching flavors eating two waffles at a time, because chocolate strawberry sounds pretty fantastic.

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Jessica Callinanwrote a review of on September 2, 2015

5 5

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

Got a few boxes of these bars off of Steep and Cheap for a great price, and it allowed me to try a variety of flavors. I was a surprise and treat when I took my first bite and realized how much these bars taste like a candy bar, but are far from one. They aren't overwhelmingly sweet, but can satisfy a sweet tooth when I would otherwise find myself reaching for ice cream or cookies. The small list of ingredients coupled with the long list of vitamins and minerals packed into these puppies are perfect.

I was not looking for a meal replacement bar, more of a post workout or mid hike pick me up, so the 10g of protein and 18g of carbs (for the dark chocolate coconut almond pro variety) was perfect. The whey protein didn't upset my stomach and the bar did not sit heavy or feel like I had just eaten a meal.

I plan to try out these bars on hikes and after a long run and will report back with results. So far, very impressed with Honey Stinger products!

One minor issue, which is not on Honey Stinger at all, is that they were delivered mid afternoon and left on my front porch in the hot end of summer sun. UPS obviously couldn't tell delicious chocolate covered bars were inside the package, so no fault to them either, but they did melt a bit. However, I'm happy to report that they firmed back up pretty quickly and still taste great.

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Jessica Callinanwrote a review of on September 1, 2015

Gets the job done on a run
4 5

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

I bought these primarily for running, but I've also used them in the gym, hiking, and during outdoor circuit workouts. They fit well, tight like leggings should, but not cutting off circulation tight. I normally don't have to tie the drawstring, but it is a nice feature on longer runs when I get extra sweaty and pants start to slide down. Love the little stash pocket, fits a house key, car key fob, or an ID. Overall good leggings, and if you can get them on sale they're a steal!

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Jessica Callinanwrote a review of on September 1, 2015

5 5

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

Wore these to my first Spartan Race this past weekend and I didn't notice them once, which is the best part! Get the job done of having undies on, no chafing, and they don't ride up at all. I was running, jumping, climbing, crawling, you name it, and I never had to adjust them. Also, the mud washed right out even after sitting in a bag of wet clothes for a day, they still look brand new and hot pink!

I love the thong style, they still feel stylish while providing the right function. Can't wait to buy a few more pairs.

Looking forward to using these on multi day hikes and testing washing them out by hand and seeing how fast they dry.

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Jessica Callinanwrote a review of on August 24, 2015

5 5

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

Do yourself a favor and buy these pants because they are awesome. I've only used them hiking, but they're so comfy that I'd wear them on a lazy day around the house. On a recent hiking trip, these pants were key. Perfect amount of stretch for navigating boulder fields and rock slides, breathable when you're out in the sun and sweating up a storm, and lightweight to the point that I hardly noticed them. My hiking partner had to roll his pant legs up to deal with the heat midday, but I was perfectly content with these pants for the entire hike! I will absolutely be buying a few more pairs, these are perfect and live up to their

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Jessica Callinanwrote a review of on August 11, 2015

Comfy, strong, perfect for a newbie
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this as my first climbing harness because rental gear was getting expensive fast and just was not comfortable. I've climbed with this harness a bunch, and it's great. It allows me to move, never feels like its restricting me from getting up the wall. Most of the time I hardly notice it's there, which really enhances my climbing experience overall. The amount of adjustability is great too. I purchased a medium and it fits great! A tad tight getting over my hips, but sits great on my waist with plenty of room to adjust. This harness doesn't dig when you have an unexpected fall either, something that I loathed in the rental harnesses. I've only used it in a gym so far, but I plan to get outside with it soon. This harness is comfortable, durable, and I don't anticipate replacing it any time soon, but when I do, it'll be right back to Black Diamond for another!

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Jessica Callinanwrote a review of on May 18, 2015

The best backpacking buddy
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 5"
Size Purchased: Large

Great as a rain jacket, but really it does wonders in the wind! I recently climbed Mount Monadnock in NH, and it was very windy at the top. This jacket kept me toasty and protected, wore it around the campsite when it got damp and stayed cozy! I bought this a size up for layering purposes, and it fits like a size up should.

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Jessica Callinanwrote a review of on May 18, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I really love this mat! I was in need of a replacement, and since I typically do hot yoga, I needed something to stand up to the sweat and heat. This does the trick! Works with or without a mat towel, just depends on preference! Not too hard, not too squishy, and extremely durable so far! Let it air out as others have reccomended and didn't have any problem with the smell. Will definitely be using this for a long time!

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