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Jen

Jen

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Ultra trail running (I've finished over 10 - 100 mile trail runs), mtn biking - uphill is good, road biking, snow shoeing, hiking and whitewater kayaking.

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Jenwrote a review of on February 1, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

while I normaly like more compression (Forma Red or an Assos bibs), these are very comfortable, buttery soft and don't move around, really amazing for the price point. The chamois hits my sit bones and doesn't bunch where it shouldn't, The bib straps are good, nothing fancy, plenty of stretch and the leg grippers are snug enough not to move but not give the muffin leg look.

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Jenwrote a review of on January 25, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

while I normaly like more compression (Forma Red or an Assos bibs), these are very comfortable, buttery soft and don't move around, really amazing for the price point. The chamois hits my sit bones and doesn't bunch where it shouldn't, the wide wasitband really is flattering and the leg grippers are snug enough not to move but not give the muffin leg look.

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Jenwrote a review of on January 25, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have a Fenix3 and wanted speed/distance while on my trainer, I had the speed sensor paired in a couple of minutes and the connection when I get on my bike is almost instant after I wake up the sensor with a couple spins of the wheel. It will be interesting to see if it takes the distance I ride mtn biking to a new accuracy level.

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Jenwrote a review of on December 31, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I purchased these for my husband for x-country skiing and shoulder season cycling and he is in love with them. If you are looking for a compression pant look else were, if you want semi fitted tight these are them. The inside is a fleecy feel the entire pant has great stretch, even where the windblock material is. He pairs these up with a compression pant on really cold days (15 and below).

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Jenwrote a review of on November 17, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My old Garmin forerunner died and the stressful quest began to find the replacement. I like to have 1 GPS for running, biking, skiing, hiking and all things fun. Its primary purpose is for my long training runs and 100 mile trail runs and it has exceeded my expectations.

Being able to down load apps and set the display to something I like is fun, navigating the menu is simple and the buttons are easy to find even after no sleep for 24 hours.

While the Garmin doesn't have enough batter life to use the GPS for a full 100 miles (at least for most of us), you can charge it on the go using a Goal Zero Flip 10 recharger, you have the Garmin charger cord to deal with, but just for a couple of hours and then you are good to go for another 12-14 h. I'm not one that likes or needs to be connected to my phone 24/7, however, I have to admit that being able to run or mtn bike with my phone in my pack and receive text messages and see who is calling without having to stop, this has turned into a value added feature. While this was purchased for use with activities, I have found myself wearing this everyday since it reminds me when I have been sitting too long at my desk with a message to 'MOVE', I can't argue with that!

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Jenwrote a review of on November 3, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This was purchased as more for occasional use, we use a hitch mount most of the time on our Tacoma with camper shell. We have used this enough to know that it works well, it is a little bulky but worth it not to have to take the front wheel off. No surprises during assembly other than the cable for the lock doesn't stow very well if you don't want to use it and you have to use it to lock the rack to the bars when you don't have a bike on it for theft reasons (you can remove the rack quickly when not in use).

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Jenwrote a review of on November 3, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

We bought this to replace a rack and couldn't be happier. The construction is amazing, a bit of a pain to assemble, but what rack isn't? One of the biggest 'Wins' was that we can open the tailgate on our Tacoma truck when the rack is empty and folded down AND open the tailgate with 2 bikes when you lower it all the way, we couldn't do that with the prior Yakima rack. The integrated lock is okay, not enough to go through the wheels and the frames. This rack has seen over 4,000 miles on the back of our truck in the last month and will see many more miles in the coming years. Spend the extra $$ and invest in this rack.

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Jenwrote a review of on September 3, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I can't remember ever slipping a pair of shorts on and having them fit so perfect! I have 'athletic' thighs and the stretch and cut are perfect for those of us that have that build. I have used these for cruiser rides around town and have worn them to work with a dress shirt and heals. I'm 5'9" and normally wear a medium (size 8), I got these in a size 8 and they are fitted but non too tight. The length is a few inches above the knee (I have long legs), so someone a few inches shorter they would hit at the knee. Giro nailed this design, worth every penny.

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Jenwrote a review of on August 29, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've found this to be a great sock for my trail running adventures. I was worried about them being too hot but found that the mix of materials are perfect for all temperatures for my area (-5 to high 80s). They stay put and I've not had any blisters from the sock moving or bunching up. They offer the right amount of support and compression. I've put many miles (hundreds) on 1 pair and they are still performing in cushion and support.

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Jenwrote a review of on October 7, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used the older version of this head strap for years for adventuring and now for ultra running and my husband needed one for night time running. I was surprised to see the new and improved fabrics when his arrived, it feels great on and doesn't move. If you have a Light and Motion bike light and do anything in the dark that you want to use your bike light, this is a must have in the gear bag.

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