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jensen_meg944496wrote a review of on November 10, 2016

3 5

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

These shorts were so small (especially around the thighs) that I wonder if they got the women's ones mixed up with the men's! The shorts I got matched the picture of the women's shorts in regards to the waistband and the markings on the legs. Everything matched the women's picture except for the gray chamois and the sizing seemed much more on part with women's sizing (I'm a female but typically like the fit of men's clothing). Other than the size, the shorts seemed ok as far as fit and the liner, while not like your typical padded chamois in regards to the thickness, felt ok on the 1 hour ride that I did in these shorts. Luckily I didn't get to test out the G-form pads, but the shorts were much less restrictive than my other Fox padded shorts. I will be returning the shorts though because they are too tight for my liking.

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jensen_meg944496wrote a review of on November 29, 2015

4 5

These shoes get the job done - comfortable and lightweight. However, the sole and toe box are completely thrashed after 10 months of use. Lugs on forefoot have completely worn off and the material over the toe box has also torn apart. I don't ride techie stuff much but after 1 trip to Slickrock they were toast. Still functional shoe after that, but if you want a shoe with good grip and if you tend to walk the bike at all, you might be disappointed in durability of the sole.

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jensen_meg944496wrote a review of on August 9, 2015

3 5

I like the overall shape and function of the pack - it's got a cool little clippy thing off the shoulder strap that makes it easy to secure the hose. There's a small internal zippered pocket that makes it nice to store a credit card, car key, etc. and the larger pocket is big enough for some gels, spare tube but not the biggest compartment. The negatives... The shoulder straps have abraded and ruined some of my more expensive tight jerseys due to the stitching at the bottom of the straps rubbing on my chest. The bladder doesn't taste the greatest (but I really don't notice it that much) and it also leaks, causing the lower part of the pack to remain damp due to condensation or something from the bladder (which is not bad on a hot day but is super annoying on chillier days or days when you don't want your back-side wet). I had problems with one of my Camelbacks leaking (worse than this pack) and this is the main reason why I bought the EVOC. Maybe hydration packs tend to leak???

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jensen_meg944496wrote a review of on May 11, 2012

3 5

Lightweight and packable (much moreso than my Pearl Izumi WXB Barrier rain jacket) and it does shed light rain (I have yet to use it in heavy rain). The fit around the body is nice and snug but I found the sleeves to be very big and loose on me so it does flap in the wind quite a bit. I also find that when I am pushing hard, I get soaking wet under the jacket so I was a bit disappointed in the breathability, although I'd suspect it is more breathable than some other rain jackets out there. Price is a bit steep in my opinion.

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jensen_meg944496wrote a review of on October 17, 2008

5 5

I love the versatility of this jacket and like the high visibility aspect of it. The optik is a must have for any cyclists wardrobe. The packability is great and while it's not water proof, it does help deflect light rain. This is my second Optik jacket. I'm glad to see that Pearl Izumi fixed the zipper and did away with the "reverse zipper" which was a major pain; no problems with the new model. The older version without the stretch panels actually seemed to fit a little better. The 2008 version fits my looser in the shoulders so I'm seem to get more of the "parachute effect" over both shoulders on fast descents. Otherwise, a great jacket!

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