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Georgia S

Georgia Swrote a review of on February 27, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

We bought this box for a long road trip with our Subaru Outback & have not taken it off since! It was great for storing extra items like a crash pad on the trip. It is also super handy for things you do not want in the car like snowshoes or trash. Highly recommend for trips & everyday use.

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Georgia Swrote a review of on September 25, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I just got these as a refresh from the previous generation & I am still super happy with this model. This is a great all-around shoe for most every condition. I am coming from a more minimalist shoe & think that this works well for a more neutral gate. I also LOVE speed laces. I feel like I used to have to stop once a run to re-tie my shoes, so these are clutch.

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Georgia Swrote a review of on September 24, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Full disclosure, I'm a road cyclist, not a mountain biker, but I want more time on the road & on the trails, so I'm making the shift. I am not an expert in anything mountain bike related, so I can't compare this to other brands or bikes. My review is for a new mountain biker. First, this bike is so fun! I was a little worried about the tires (I had wanted bigger ones), but I actually liked these tires better than the bigger ones I test rode. Maybe because I'm coming from the road and I would still prefer to steer between rocks than plow through them. If you're debating this or the model down, get this one- it has a seat dropper, which is the greatest! This bike is awesome to handle, everything is laid out in an intuitive way that makes it smooth. We've biked in UT and CO and this bike has been great both up and down hill and cross country.
Bottom line: Awesome bike for someone new to the sport

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Georgia Swrote a review of on August 11, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my second time buying this watch (I lost the last one in Glacier), and it's not cheap, so clearly I think it's worth the steep price tag! Honestly, there are too many features to cover them all a review.

I upgraded to this watch from the Forerunner 25, when all I cared about was having GPS to track my bike rides and runs, but the battery on the 25 didn't last long enough for long course triathlons. What's awesome about this watch is that despite all the extra features of this watch, it's battery lasts a long time. Depending on how much I'm using the GPS feature, I can get it to last anywhere from 4-7 training days without recharging - and I wear it all the time, even when I'm not training. I haven't tried it out for a full IM, but based on how it lasts for training, I think it would probably last.

In addition to options for tracking indoor and outdoor running and biking, pool and open water swims, there is a triathlon feature that allows you to transition between each sport in a triathlon. It allows you to see all your times - including transition, so you don't have to wait for race results. For pool swims, it will automatically count your laps based on what you tell it your pool size is. And for any of the sports you can program workouts in and the watch will tell you when you go/rest/etc.

The wrist heart rate monitor is one of the features I ended up really liking. It is definitely NOT as accurate as a heart rate monitor chest strap, but I can't stand wearing a strap on my chest while I workout and I've found that even if the wrist monitor isn't completely accurate, it is consistent, so you can still use it to identify what zone you are in. If you train primarily off heart rate, you should still use a chest strap, but if you have a Garmin heart rate monitor, you can sync them up on the Garmin Connect site (Backcountry sells a bundle with the watch and waterproof chest strap).

Another great feature is the ability to enable bluetooth on your watch to sync to your phone and automatically update the Garmin Connect App with your training information. This feature also lets you receive notifications from your phone on your watch. I thought I would never use it until I was waiting for an important call and really wanted to get my swim in. It's super easy to turn on and off depending on whether you want to be bothered during your workout or not!

Overall, it's a great watch for triathlon training and racing!

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Georgia Swrote a review of on July 18, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My husband and I have been using the Vega One supplement for years and only recently started using the protein powder, because I'm sensitive to whey. It's become our favorite protein powder.

Pros: Alternative to whey. High quality ingredients.

Cons: An acquired taste, I have shared it with a number of friends who couldn't stand the flavor. Personally, we only like the chocolate, the other flavors taste a little sweet to me.

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Georgia Swrote a review of on October 20, 2016

5 5

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

The best I have ever had. Quite simply, they do the job for me by allowing me a sure grip on the handles, comfortable feel both in my palms and fingers, and an excellent fit-with size large. And the tan calf color allow this Dad to look cool!! Ha...

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Georgia Swrote a review of on September 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use Vega as a morning meal, post-workout snack, & in-workout fuel. Vega is the only thing that I have found I can stomach on really long runs. I mix it up a little thicker with just water & carry it in a handheld size for fuel. The no added sugars, artificial flavorings, or colors really make it easy on the stomach.

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Georgia Swrote a review of on September 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use Vega as a morning meal, post-workout snack, & in-workout fuel. As a vegetarian with celiac & dairy sensitivity this is a godsend. The chocolate is probably my favorite flavor, but the berry & vanilla are good as well! I mix it up with a little bit of almond milk in addition to water for some extra sweetness.

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