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Helen M.

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Helen M.

Helen M.wrote a review of on July 16, 2009

4 5

The top tends to run small, and a little zippered pocket doesn't add anything to it.
I have Mountain Hardwear Subzero down jacket in size XS, and it fits with room to spare, so I figured, surely the tank top from the same company in the same size would fit me. But no... It felt too constricting and tight under arms. Size S would be probably better for me. I am 5 ft tall and about 100 lb.

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Helen M.wrote a review of on July 15, 2009

4 5

I wish I had the camera ready the first time my 6yo daughter tried climbing in these shoes. It was a revelation:"Mom, they STICK to the rock!!!!!!"

The shoes seem very comfortable. My daughter wears them for hours at a time. In fact, we have to talk her into taking them off when it is time to hike back to the car.

The fit is fairly narrow, the velcro is easy for little kids, no adult help required.

The red color really stains the feet, that's the only negative thing about them, though my daughter thinks it is a cool feature.

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Helen M.wrote a review of on November 13, 2008

5 5

I have climbed in different shoes, La Sportiva Testarossa, Evolv Electra, Evolv Rockstar, and 5.10 Anasazi among them. They above are all good shoes, but ever since I tried 5.10 Sirens I cannot wear anything else. I am now on my 4th pair if Sirens.

The rubber is great, this is 5.10 we are talking about. The laces allow for perfect tight fit that stays tight, unlike the velcros that always seemed to loosen for me. And the shoes fit me perfectly right out of the box, with no hot spots, rubbing, or irritation.

I wear size 7 in street shoes, and use size 6 in Sirens. It is a tight fit, but not painful. I find that the shoes stretch about 1/2 size, both length and width-wise.

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Helen M.

Helen M.wrote a review of on November 7, 2008

3 5

It's a nice jacket, really, very warm, soft, lightweight, easy to move in, but make no mistake-- you WILL look like a giant marshmallow.

I tried this jacket b/c I was taken in by the description of "flattering feminine fit". Sure, I need it for winter climbing, not for nights around town, but a girl likes to look nice... Umm, NO. I am 5 ft 100 lb, so I ordered XS. The sleeve length was perfect, the overall length was too short. And width was just humongous. Even when I had a base layer, a fleece, and then a softshell underneath the jacket, it still felt like I could stuff two big teddy bears (or my 5yo daughter) in there with me.

In the end I decided to go with the MH SubZero SL parka, instead of this jacket. If I am going to look like a walking puffball anyway, I'd rather have a longer length and a hood with that...

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