tracy annewrote a question about NRS Canine Flotation Device on May 22, 2017
Had anyone used this in a river/in white water?
Had anyone used this in a river/in white water?
I definitely thought these were half or 3/4 length. Would love something like that for skiing. Unfortunately, are full length. Nice pants, just not what I was looking for. Heads up to anyone purchasing.
Has anyone from the Pacific Northwest/Cascades used these? I am considering for days when it isn't raining/snowing out...but let's face it, nothing stays dry around here and I am hesitant to go with a glove that isn't completely waterproof. Any thoughts?
I have a pair of the insulated powder bowl pants, in regular fit, in my normal size and they fit plenty roomy through the hips, but just a tad tight in the waist. Has anyone tried on these and the powder bowl pants? Is the fit the same? I am not sure if I should size up or not...
So..has anyone else broken these? I have broken mine twice. The first time the sliding plate at the toe broke off when the binding released in a fall. The second time ( after they were fixed under warranty) the plastic toe piece cracked and came off after landing a fairly small drop. I'm not particularly heavy ( 135lbs) and am a fairly aggressive skier, but nothing crazy.....Am I just being too hard on my gear or are these bindings not super durable? I wonder if I just got a bad pair...I'd upgrade to Dukes, but I wanted to save on weight for touring and because I am not really heavy, I tend to keep my DIN on the low end ( 6.5) which often means going with the plastic binding. Any thoughts?
Do these stretch out a little or do they hold their shape?
I like to wear tights under my ski pants, but hate if they start getting loose after wearing all day...
These pants offer superior protection at an affordable price. They are super waterproof, light-weight and packable. Mine have taken tons of abuse with no signs of wear. The full side zip make them perfect for quickly throwing on over hiking pants without having to take off boots.
The only thing I don't like about these is the tight waist band. I wish these came with a thicker, flat waist band.
...because I can wear them with socks. Yes, I am from Seattle. I love these for white water...they protect the feet well and if I need to, I can loosen them and throw a pair of wool or neoprene socks on with them, tighten them back up and I am good to go.
These are hands down the most comfortable flip flops made. They are so cushy that they feel like slippers, only better. These are the best thing to put on after a long day climbing.
I can't stop buying the new color every year. These hold up so well that I still have all my old ones. They are super comfy!
Love that these are really comfortable. They require no break-in and look nice with a sun dress.
These are a step up from an ordinary flip flop; they'll stay on your feet and look cool too! I found them to be a little tighter than usual through the instep, but as with most chacos, if you get them wet, they can stretch a little and break in.
These are the longest lasting flip flops ever. They are worth every penny and then some. I have had mine 2 years now. I wear them white water rafting, on the beach, gardening, hiking, camping...you get the idea. These are indestructible. They still look brand new.
This is a great top for sun protection. I especially like the white color, as it doesn't get too hot and looks nice. This is, as other reviewers have noted, on the loose side. It might not be ideal for lots of time in the water, where a form fitting top would be best. However, for sun protection and a nice loose fit, this top is great.
This is the most useful rashguard. The 3/4 length sleeves are good for sun protection in the summer without being too hot, or are a good length to fit under a wetsuit in the winter. I love the white because it doesn't get too hot in the sun.
This rashguard is a really nice length, it's slightly longer than average. I usually size up a size on my rashguards which worked well with this one too. It's snug and doesn't stretch out in the water.
These are hands down my favorite running shoes. They are very similar to 5 fingers but without the split toes. I have had mine for at least a year and they are still in great shape.
Fit: They are wide in the toe to allow toe-splay for a natural stride. The rest of the shoe is average width. They are slightly snug through the instep. These are slightly short in length and work well without socks.
Durability: Mine have held up well for a year so far of running on concrete, dirt and astro-turf, 6 to 10 miles a week.
Features: These are made from thin breathable material that is ideal for warmer weather.
I really like this skirt, but the small is a little tight in the hips and the medium way too big. I typically wear a 27 or 4 in jeans and always wear in small in skirts/shorts/etc. Other than fit, it's a really nice skort.
I LOVE these. They are very well made and indestructible.
Quality: These are made for lots of use. They are the only ski pants I have ever had that I don't end up cutting up the bottoms on my edges. They don't look worn at all after a full season of use, even in the Goldenrod color, which is light and awesome looking.
Waterproof: I tested these in pretty much the harshest environment for moisture....The Cascades. I've never had these soak through, which is a first. They were solid when I had to teach ski lessons all day in solid downpour rain.
Warmth: These are super warm without being bulky. I was skeptical of having insulated pants at first, but am super glad to have these. It's great to be able to sit on the snow and not be cold.
Fit: I am 5'5" and around 130. Small fits great.
Area for improvement: The only thing I would change on these is the button at the top. I think it would be better with some sort of clasp that can't pop open. Occasionally the button pops open on these. Still not a biggy. ( And pretty standard on most ski pants anyways)
This is the best piece of clothing I own. It's a great layering piece in the winter and works well as a warm layer to carry in the summer. It's even nice enough looking to wear to a restaurant after a hike or climb. It's also warm even when wet. I like to carry it in my dry bag when I go on a river as a warm layer in case I get cold. Can't go wrong with this.
The fit is slim. If you are at all between sizes, size up. I got away with my normal size, but it is a little snug.
This is actually a pretty good choice for climbing. Chicken and rice is pretty easy to eat and the kung pao adds only a tiny bit of spice and flavor to the whole thing. I tend to get sick easily when climbing, and this is a really easy meal for me to eat.