DANIEL PERRYwrote a review of DeFeet Recon 6in Sock on July 20, 2017
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Love the design but not great in warm weather
Love the design but not great in warm weather
I have used this pump in the 7 months since I bought it far too many times; but it performs great everytime. It is very light for its size. Will fit fine in a jersey pocket; but if you aren't afraid of the Velominati, the frame mount is more convenient and the crank arm with Garmin magnet-less sensor clears it on all 5 bikes I have used (mounted under downtube bottle cage, non-drive side). The foot peg and flexible hose with screw-on chuck makes it so fast and easy to use. Everytime I have lent it to a fellow cyclist on the side of the road I have received positive comments. Riding with friends, they will ask to use it over whatever pump they are personally carrying. I bought this after breaking a smaller rigid (no hose) pump - with ice cold clumsy hands I broke the pump and valve stem in one bad motion leaving me completely stranded. Will never happen with this setup.
I purchased these because my old sensor was not ant+. I have been very satisfied; particularly with how easy it is to move them from one bike to another. With no outside magnets to line up, you just loop the rubber band and go! With automatic calibration this means the speed sensor works with any wheel size and mount on front or rear. I say this because one wheel hub was so thick I was afraid of breaking the rubber fastener; no problem, put it on the other (thinner) wheel hub. Have put these through lots of rain and dirt, left them on my bike while washing, and shaken them up gravel riding and mountain biking - still working great.
I wear these for road biking and I bought them in bright yellow. With mountain bike shoes (Giro Rumble) and a single pair of socks, these are comfortable wet or dry to about 40F. Beyond that, I add chemical toe warmers and have been comfortable as low as 26F. The visibility is great; yes I know I look like a dork, but you can't possibly miss me when these are spinning down the road! Could be more durable - there is a section of fabric under the toe with holes for spikes. The threads attaching this seems to fail very easily (road biker not walking around in these; mostly just foot down at stoplights and 20 feet to and from my front door). That said, it is not critical just looks ragged. When they finally give out I'm not sure if I will re-stitch myself or just buy a new pair at this price point.
Great grip even in pouring rain. First neoprene product I have owned so wasn't sure what to expect. Fit/feel is great. Really appreciate the longer wrist. I primarily bought these for bicycling but I also wear them hiking. Cons? Not really if you know what you are getting into - I didn't find these warm at all and I wear a different pair of gloves now if the temp is 48F or lower. Feels like the wind gets right through wet or dry. Also, I was turning them inside out to dry them and avoid smell and this put too much stress on some of the seams. I can see the seams starting to give out; although I doubt this would happen if you leave them right-side out.
Would buy again!
This sounds like exactly what I'm looking for - how would I choose a size? I checked on the company website and it didn't have any more info/dimensions. The helmet I have indicates it is "56-60cm adult."
Had trouble locating a bag that would hold 2 tubes but not be enormous. I bought the medium size of this bag.
This looks good, fits well, holds what I want it to, and seems like it will last.
Could be a bit more secure as the Velcro isn't lined up well enough to really crank down on it but it wont fall off.
Fit 2 road tubes, 2 tire levers, multi-tool, pressure gauge, backup battery for headlight, and some meds.
These will be perfect for my short commute to and from work because I want to stay completely dry.
They work very well to keep wind out.
Although I haven't ridden in the rain yet, I think I can say they are completely waterproof because not a drop of sweat seems to get OUT!
For the price and my reason for getting them, perfect. If you are looking to ride any greater length of time in these I think you will be soaked from the inside.
I think a medium would have fit me better but since I may wear my work clothes underneath I think the large is going to be great for what I need.
Seems like a good price and looks like it may be what I am after but no description?
The extra leverage of the t-handle and the volume are great! For on the go this works great. There is a rubber gasket in the opening where the valve goes that desintegrated in a couple uses, but it did not affect the performance; not really sure its purpose (used pump on schrader valves)
This seemed very promising. I bought it as an alternative stay at home lock because the first u-lock I tried was too short. Although this contours more easily because it is a chain, it still isnt very long and the fact that it locks into the side of the bolt assembly drops a few inches of usable length.
The big downer? The first time I used it the key jammed in the lock and would not release at all. The mechanism did not feel smooth running at all and did not give me any confidence it would last beyond even short exposure to water and grit (talking about the opening for the chain, not the key hole). Unlike some of the nicer kryptonite products, the keyhole also doesnt have a cover to protect it from the elements.
Even though mine was obviously defective from the start, I was not willing to give it another try after having it in hand.
Works better than several alternatives I tried (they all released a ton of air from schrader valves while trying to get a good fit). The instructions were not helpful but there are only so many buttons so it only took a couple of tries to get it down. One thing the instructions dont explain is the
I returned this because it ended up being too short for the fence I need to attach my bikes to at night. Otherwsie, this thing feels indestructible! If you could stand the weight to actually carry it on your bike with you it can certainly double as a self defense weapon! Lock ran smooth and it would give you a lot of confidence to leave your goods overnight (which is really what it is for; the only true protection from a determined thief is keep your bike inside)
Works great! Long lasting, easy on/off, dont seem affected by weather. As others mentioned dont expect them to function as a headlight, only good for awareness. This is perfect for my commute; for longer night rides I am looking into something much more powerful