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Suhleenahwrote a review of on February 21, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've worn these boots for about 225 miles over the winter thus far, mostly on snow but some trail approaches.

I have wider feet and found them very comfortable. I normally get a size 9-9.5 in shoes, 9.5 in boots and purchased a 10 in these so I can wear them with thicker mountaineering socks. When I tried thinner socks my foot hit the heel cup in the boot in an odd and uncomfortable place, thick socks are the thing. I did put in a different insole, the insole seemed substandard but that's typical.

Boots feel fine on trail, kick steps in snow well and have good traction. I can be ankle deep in a stream and keep my feet dry.

When it's very cold my feet do get a little chilly, but I am snowshoeing/winter mountaineering so that's not unexpected. I tend towards cold feet anyway.

Overall very happy!

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Suhleenah

Suhleenahwrote a review of on August 15, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 150 lbs

I did return these because of fit. They are more narrow in the footbed/toes than the Scarpa boots. This could be good or bad for you, it's bad for me. They also seem to have a slightly raised heel which I notice-- I run in altra's though so again, you may not notice this.

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Suhleenahwrote a review of on August 15, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 150 lbs

Very comfortable foot shape, good quality construction, excellent details and light. These are great boots. I also tried the Chamoz and these are a similar fit in the feet but less secure (no ankle lace lock) and definitely more lightweight and deft on the feet. I would be keeping these boots if they were not a bright color, I tried but really could not hang with the orange :( I wear a womens 8.5-9 in most street shoes and the 41.5 in these was a nice fit with space for heavier boot socks.

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Suhleenahwrote a review of on June 16, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

I really like the cut and style of these pants, am mostly commenting here re: sizing. I am usually between a size small and medium-- in these pants, a small will definitely do the trick for me. I'm 5'5", 28 waist, 38 hips- 150 lbs.

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Suhleenahwrote a review of on June 16, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: 6

I have running shorts from Arcteryx that I LOVE LOVE LOVE and these looked like the same basic idea- similar waistband and fabric so I ordered them despite the $119 price tag.

Well, yes, the waistband and fabric are just like my beloved shorts. But, if you're like me and have muscles, the cut may not fit. These are amazing in the waist and hips, slim but not too tight, comfy. They are so tight in the thighs and calves that they would not be wearable for activity. A size larger will not fit in the waist and hips so I am not going to try the 8.

I ordered a 6, I'm about 5'5" and 150 lbs, 28" waist, 38" hips, 21" thigh and 16" around the widest part of my calf.

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Suhleenahwrote a review of on January 3, 2016

5 5

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

I wear this for hot yoga, everyday wear, under my hiking tops (hey, no sweaty bra under my backpack!), with my tanks for climbing and even for my trail running adventures. I'm a 34 a/aa (read: small busted) but with a wide ribcage and muscles. All my onzie bras are the older sizing s/m or m/l and I seemed to fit right in between the sizes, probably a proper medium in the new sizing. More than a handful probably won't work for high impact in this bra but it does for me. Just love it. I wash it with my normal clothes and hang dry. haven't bothered with a lingerie bag but i also don't wash with a bunch of jeans and velcro.

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Suhleenahwrote a review of on January 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large

I have Raynaud's syndrome and in cold environments my fingers will become completely white and numb, taking a long time to warm back up again. As a dedicated winter camper and climber/hiker, I have been through lots of gloves and mittens. These are the only ones that keep my hands warm all the time. This is my second pair, I bought a size too big initially and wore them for a couple years before passing them on to my fiance as his "emergency winter camping mittens". Yes, they are bulky. I usually wear a small in womens gloves and the small is roomy without enough space to layer a glove liner or thin mitten inside. Don't order a size up if you're on the fence, order down. It took some practice to be able to buckle my pack, put on snowshoes, etc without taking them off and for some tasks I really need to remove them. They work great for gripping poles or an ice axe but not good for tying a rope. I usually wear the mitten without the insulated inserts in temps between 15 & 30f while moving and add the insert and/or a glove liner if it's colder than that. When sitting still I use the insert and an additional glove liner or cashmere mittens inside. At any rate when it's cold these go in my pack, whether I expect to use them or not.

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Suhleenahwrote a review of on December 13, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I really enjoy this pack. I'm a medium sized woman and it fits me really nicely in the S/M size. I like how snugly it fits to the body, which is great for mountain scrambles and the pockets mean I have to stop and take the pack off less often since I can keep my camera, GPS, gloves, hat, and a snack within reach. It holds a 3liter platypus so I can have plenty of water. The daisy chains are low-profile but allow me to put a larger item on the outside of the pack. I'm cautious about my spikes/crampons/snowshoes with this bag because I think they could easily make holes in the mesh. I mostly hike/scramble with this pack and have used it frequently in conditions from summer heat, heavy rain and snow. I haven't tried to run with it since I mostly do shorter trail runs without a pack. One thing that I've been disappointed by is its weather resistance.... meaning that it isn't. I have to use waterproof stuff sacks inside it or I have a sopping wet jacket in short order if it's even drizzling outside. That's the one thing I'd change--- it's set up with a rolltop like a waterproof bag could be, but the fabric soaks up water :/

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