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dweeb

Incognito; serving behind The Zion Curtain

dweeb's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running

dweeb's Bio

Gradually turning gray without ever really growing up. I run, hike, ski, snowshoe, read, cook, listen to jazz and pet cats.

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dweebwrote a review of on August 26, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small

These shorts are comfortable, cool, look good, and are well designed. Best of all, when I have them on, I totally forget about them. Perfect.
I am a medium guy, and the large is my size in this short.

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dweebwrote a review of on June 4, 2011

1 5

I am a big fan of KEEN. And when I bought these slippers mid-winter (four months ago), I was really pleased with them. But they are already wearing out - broken stitching and holes in the felt outer layer; and this is strictly from indoor use. They are not going to finish this race, won't stick the finish, and will not summit. Looks elsewhere for indoor foot comfort.

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dweebwrote a review of on June 28, 2010

5 5

These are my new favorite running shorts. The material and cut result in a "don't feel 'em" experience. Like running naked, only without the arresting consequences. I like the inseam length, and the generous side-slit keeps them loose and breezy. They seem to always be dry - how can that be? I like the pocket, but I pretty much put stuff there, and leave it (key) - not sure about accessibility to gels and such. I also like that lack of side pockets - who needs those on running shorts. Another great, minimalist product from Mountain Hardwear.

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dweebwrote a review of on June 5, 2010

2 5

I guess that I can't order any more Stoic. I find the fit odd - two different shirts, of two different materials, but both cut me in the armpits badly. I normally fit in mediums, but unless you are a skinny dude, I would move up a size. Then again, maybe it is just me. Materials and workmanship look good, although the citron looks bright yellow on the web, but was much more green in reality.

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dweebwrote a review of on April 24, 2010

5 5

I was looking for a lightweight running pant to span the time between butt-cold and shorts weather. I gave up; I found either tights, or floppy warm-up type pants. I spied these, and thought they might fill the bill - they do. For a little more coverage in that 32 to 50 degree range, with or without light wind, I am finding them perfect. Not TOO tight, nice support of the calfs, reflective highlights for safety, and a killer fit. I am 5'8", 155 with a 30 inch inseam (short) - the medium is great. Like my other Mountain Hardware gear, if it fits, it is absolutely great stuff. Highly recommended.

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dweebwrote a review of on May 2, 2009

5 5

I agree with the crowd. I have been wearing (and wearing, and wearing...) Ex Officio briefs for years. They flat out work. I wanted to give these a shot for both work and running. They do both well. I like the extra leg coverage for running, as they seem to be more wedgie-proof. As with the briefs, the material breathes and dries well. The mediums fit my 34 inch waist, 150 pound, 5'8' frame.

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dweebwrote a review of on May 2, 2009

5 5

If you tend to avoid buying and owning crap, look to Lafuma for your deck furniture. I checked the usual suspects in town, finding only junk and cast metal suitable for your Mother-in-Law's house. I already own Lafuma's larger lounge chairs; they are spectacularly comfortable and worthy of years of use. These smaller chairs are much lighter and portable. I appreciate the support and comfort, and expect that they will also provide many seasons of deck activity. One word of caution - they are not constructed such that I would seat my larger friends (250+ pounders) in one. They are not THAT big. Backcountry gets 'em to you with not shipping, too.

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dweebwrote a review of on April 23, 2009

3 5

I am reluctant to rate this shirt. I am giving customer service five stars, and the shirt two stars, for a total of three...
I am a consistent medium in many product lines - 5' 8" and 150 pounds. The medium in this shirt was tight across my back and cut me under the armpits. In chatting with Backcountry customer service, we decided to give another color in medium a try, as well as a large. Nice intervention on the part of The Goat. I discovered that the medium in another color fits the same; good consistency, but not right for me. The large was comfortable against my back, but it still cut me in the armpits. Not good. Let me note here that I am not looking for a roomy fit - I intend to run in this piece. I am good with the compression fit of Patagonia's Biostretch. But I am not satisfied with a shirt that pinches my pits and overall feels like the geometry needs some tweaking in the lab. The material and finish of the shirt looks good, and I applaud the reflective logos for safety. I cannot comment on the fabric under active, sweaty conditions. It may be your perfect trail shirt, but it didn't work out for me, unfortunately.

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dweebwrote a review of on December 15, 2008

5 5

I received one of these as a birthday present. I doubt that I would have purchased myself due to the cost - but I would now. The Transition is a gem in all ways - construction, materials and performance. I use it for cold weather running, and it is perfect. The fit is indeed snug in the gut area, but has lots of shoulder room - it doesn't pinch my pits. It has the uncanny ability to be comfortable in wide range of temps and conditions. I have used it alone on bare skin, layered over both Patagonia capilene 1 and 3, and as a base layer under an insulated top. It goes well with all. Bite the bullet and get one if your mom or wife will let you.

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dweebwrote a review of on December 9, 2008

5 5

I have only had these pants out twice so far, but I am so far impressed. I have used them on my morning run(s) in temps of 35 degrees, and 22 degrees. On both runs I found the pants to be dead-on comfortable. I am a big fan of Gore's Windstopper, and the application by The North Face here makes sense. It blocks the wind caused by your forward movement, as well as canyon breezes. The fleece at the back of your leg is soft and breathable. I like the cut of the pants; they seem unrestrictive - cut close to the leg without being a" tight." The articulation of the knee allows for good flexing. They appear to be a good solution for active winter exercise - I am looking forward to using them on a snowshoe trek. I am 5'8" 150lbs, and the medium fits me well, as do most TNF products (although the short 30 inch inseams are the best).

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