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Melissa Crespowrote a review of on May 16, 2019

5 5

Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

These pants are insanely comfortable and they are officially my new travel uniform. The material is phenomenal and the stretch is next-level. The waist band is a great thickness for staying put (and does some tummy flattening, too :)), as well as super soft. Guidance on sizing: I’m an athletic build and typically a true medium, but ultimately ended up swapping my medium’s for a small as I think the tighter fit is a little more flattering for this pant style on my body type. Overall though, really happy with these!

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Melissa Crespowrote a review of on May 15, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I am an avid trail runner, and really picky about active shorts. The good far outweighs the bad with these. Pros: The material of these shorts is amazinggggg. Perfect length. The waistband, although thick, was really comfortable and secure. I love love love the oversized pockets (with zippers!). Cons: I took a star away because there's a little extra material that bunches in some places you don't want it to.

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Melissa Crespowrote a review of on February 7, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Burton step-on system is a game changer, offering the same functionality and security of strap in bindings, but without the hassle of having to sit down or bend over to fasten rigid straps. I admit, I held back on my first run, not quite trusting this new system, however, I quickly realized I needn’t have worried. First, and most importantly, I didn’t notice any appreciable difference in performance, stability, or responsiveness. At no time did it feel squirrelly. That said, there is a bit of “give” between the board and binding which results in a squeaking sound when lifting my toes/going heelside. This was super unnerving at first, as it felt like the clips weren’t fully engaged, or that they were about to release. The more I rode though, I realized that that amount of flex is normal and does not affect performance. I now trust it at speed and on any terrain and don’t even notice the give at all. It’s just something that would’ve been nice to know at the start.

Also, the ability to immediately clip in and ride is awesome! Whether riding in powder or hiking, clipping in is no problem. Now my family of skiers no longer have to wait for me, nor do I have to freeze my hands off to strap in. The release levers are also conveniently placed and disengaging is super easy, while still feeling secure when riding. I now have clip-ins on both my powder and groomer boards and love them.

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Melissa Crespowrote a review of on February 7, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great product that works as advertised. Definitely keeps your feet warm and can last a full day of riding as long as you don't turn them all the way up. Bluetooth functionality is very handy and I haven't had any connection issues. My one complaint, just one small thing, is that there is no way (that I can see) to turn the batteries off, so you always have to charge them the night before you use them.

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Melissa Crespowrote a review of on January 3, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The concave design allows your foot to really sink into the pedal, which keep you glued to the pedal even in really rocky/bumpy terrain. It’s practically like you’re clipped in, but without the "clipped in" scaries! Also, they look really pretty and have great colors, which is always a nice bonus.

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Melissa Crespowrote a review of on January 1, 2019

5 5

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

Replaced my husband's old fleece layer this Christmas. So happy I ended up buying him this, because this is not your average quarter zip fleece. It's does exactly what you expect, but is SO comfortable. The internal material is divine when out and about at the resort, and when we want to boot pack our favorite sidecountry areas, it holds up to the demands of needing mobility. Wife points!

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Melissa Crespowrote a review of on January 1, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Running, walking my dog in the morning, sitting around camp - this headlamp is good for most average conditions you can out it through, and much like the rest of the reviewers, I'm a HUGE fan of the fact I can simply recharge the battery when it dies. Simple, smart and does the trick!

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Melissa Crespowrote a review of on December 27, 2018

5 5

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

It's a faily tradition to give PJ's every year - and I had NO IDEA until I started looking that UGG made pajamas. Since their shoe game is dialed, I gave these a try. They fit AMAZING. Fabric is cozy and warm - really they are a perfect flannel. They are a little on the pricey side, but the fabric so far appears to be worth it, and there's some extra stitching details that definitely give a premium impression.

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Melissa Crespowrote a review of on December 11, 2018

3 5

I was hoping that these would be really comfortable, however, the stitching is abrasive and the sizing doesn't appear to accommodate athletic builds. I think these will work fine on short rides, and I'm looking forward to having less material around my legs for really hot days, but I'm not impressed with the details.

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Melissa Crespowrote a review of on December 11, 2018

5 5

Bought as a gift for my husband - here's what he has to say:
"Super comfortable, and true to fit. I have a narrow foot. These boots fit my foot great, and would fit anyone with a narrow to mid-width foot. Great range of motion and really comfortable for beginners just starting to learn the sport."

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Melissa Crespowrote a review of on December 11, 2018

5 5

Similar to the review below, I'm learning on these skis and it's really enjoyable. A friend who works at Backcountry recommended them. I needed something to grow into, and these fit the bill. I actually bought a mid range length so my husband and I could share - this is working out incredibly well. These are simply easy to like.

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Melissa Crespowrote a review of on December 11, 2018

5 5

Coming from: Kickr Snap. General comments after a couple hundred “miles” so far:
- It’s a direct drive trainer, not a wheel-on like the Snap. This is great because you don’t have to worry about tire pressure, wearing out tires, and noise/drag.
- Among the different brands of direct drive trainers, the Tacx Neo seems to be the most user friendly:
1. You never have to calibrate it or warm it up before riding – I had problems with my Snap on this. Now I just plug it in and go. This is easily my favorite feature. Even though this only takes 10 minutes or so for other trainers, it gets annoying after a while.
2. You can use without a power source if you need to
3. It has some other nice other options that aren’t make or break but still actually pretty cool (Tacx specific app, Zwift road feel feature)
Shortlist of Pros:
- Super easy to use
- No calibrating
- Feels about as much like actual normal riding as you’re going to get
- Quiet
Shortlist of Cons:
- Price
- There’s a new Neo 2, but the improvements seem marginal based on what I can tell.
If I were recommending a trainer to someone, happily would recommend the Neo or Neo 2 as long as price wasn’t the biggest factor in the purchase.

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