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Sydney L

Sydney L

Portland, OR

Sydney L's Passions

Running
Yoga
Skiing
Hiking & Camping

Sydney L's Bio

Mountain lover, trail runner, professional napper.

Sydney L

Sydney Lwrote a review of on September 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 129 lbs
Size Purchased: 9.5

My foot shape is narrow in the midfoot, slightly wider in the toe box, with a very high arch. I typically love the Mizuno Hitogami, but can't find the new model. In the past Adidas' boost foam was too soft and squishy and didn't have the spring back that their shoes from 5-6 years ago had. While these are still slightly soft, they do have more response than many of the other lightweight/performance shoes I've tried on lately. I'd wear these for a run up to 10 miles or for the gym. I have used them for running, commuting by foot to work walking (4 miles), and doing gym exercises. They are also pretty cute (got the tactile green colorway), and look better with jeans than a lot of trainers do. Highly recommend.

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Sydney Lwrote a review of on January 4, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 129 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I purchased these for snowshoeing because my ski pants were too baggy and rubbed together at the ankles. These are really warm, however, when temps are below freezing and you're in the backcountry out of the sun, I still recommend a pair of 200gm merino leggings (Icebreaker Oasis!) underneath. These were awesome, and have incredible stretch.

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Sydney Lwrote a review of on December 20, 2016

5 5

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

Gave this to my husband not only for an every day rain jacket, but also for a shell when we snowshoe and it is windy. He loves it. I bought him a medium. The sleeves are a tiny bit long, but it will be perfect when worn over a thick mid layer. He is 5'10'', 177 lbs.

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Sydney Lwrote a review of on December 20, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 129 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I wanted a vest to throw on over my hoodie on the walk to barre and yoga, but still be warm and protected from rain. Even when the wind is blowing like mad, this vest keeps me completely warm. I have worn it with leggings, jeans, and even a long tight turtleneck dress beneath. So versatile, and you can't beat the price.

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Sydney Lwrote a review of on December 20, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 129 lbs
Size Purchased: 27

I love that these jeans are: long enough, actually skinny and stay skinny, have stretch, and can be dressed up or down

I don't love that these jeans started to fade a bit after two washes (I purchased the black pair). I'd still purchase again, but wash very seldom. They are definitely TTS. Get the same size you would in Citizens or most other designer jeans.

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Sydney Lwrote a review of on December 20, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 178 lbs
Size Purchased: 10

We recently relocated from steamy, dry Austin to wet, freezing, icy Portland. Backcountry has been a godsend for all the newly needed gear. Case in point - waterproof shoes that look cool enough to wear to dinner, but are insulated and keep the feet dry. My husband said that he can walk in the ice/snow and not feel like he is tip-toeing around. Loves to wear these with his jeans cuffed and a nice sweater, or when we are out for an adventure. Fit is TTS. Well done, Adi!

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Sydney Lwrote a review of on October 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Size Purchased: 41

I orginally ordered and returned these because I thought they may be too heavy. After running in a different trail shoe for a few months, I couldn't stop thinking about these and re-ordered them. Boy can I say I'm glad I did. My high arch and narrow foot could not be happier. I find that the shoe comes up just high enough, but doesn't hit my ankle in a way that is uncomfortable. The laces are a bit short, and that would be the only drawback to these. Fabulous shoe, and incredibly durable and well made.

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Sydney Lwrote a review of on July 9, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 129 lbs
Size Purchased: small

This belt is very nicely made and well worth the money. I wouldn't say the belt itself runs large, but there is a lot of excess leather length on the end. I have not attempted to trim it, and I just run it through my other belt loops, or fold it and wrap it if wearing with a dress. You won't be disappointed in the quality here!

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Sydney Lwrote a review of on July 9, 2016

5 5

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

This is my fifth or sixth pair of Hitogami shoes. These are light, firm, responsive, and minimal. You've found the right running shoe when it feels like it is part of your body, and that is just the case with these. If you like big puffy cloud shoes, these are NOT for you. These are heaven. Also, I've noticed that Mizuno shoes hold up a lot longer due to the wave plate within the EVA outsole. Happy Running!

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Sydney Lwrote a review of on July 9, 2016

5 5

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

If you were a fan of the XR mission for women, you will love the updates here. First these are a bit lighter, and the outsole seems to be cut more narrow (so it doesn't stick out as far on the sides, know what I mean?) therefore your feet brush up against less rocks/brush on the trail. The arch is high as in most Salomon, a feature I love, and the heel cup is nice and narrow. Also, I ordered the La Sportiva Mutant, which is an incredibly well fitting shoe, but it was slightly heavier and a little more shoe than I wanted. If I was doing more hiking than running, I may have gone that route. Not much else to say besides I'm completely satisfied with my purchase :)

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Sydney Lwrote a review of on June 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 129 lbs
Size Purchased: small

I live in sultry Austin, TX where it is hot year round, and these are incredible! Love the breathability of the mesh, but also that I'm covered. You cannot go wrong with these. Very true to size. These also just look rad paired with cute sneakers and a wrap. LOVE!

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