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    13 March 2011
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A genuine Buff® product - highly breathable, astoundingly versatile - it is made from a fast wicking material which helps keep you warm and dry while riding.
 
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5 / 5
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Fantastic, genuine product
Posted02 July 2014
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fromNelson
Country : New Zealand
"Awesome product... keeps you warm or cool, dry or moist (if that's what you want). Don't know how they do it all in one product but this is the real deal. Don't go running or trekking in a warm, cold, dusty, dry or humid place without it."
Pros: Durable, Comfortable, Adjustable, Lightweight, Versatile
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Salomon’s iconic running shoe that brought speed to the trails! Light, fast, and featuring a super precise fit, the SPEEDCROSS 3 can provide the ultimate grip in any conditions.
 
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Most awesome shoes
Posted02 July 2014
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fromNelson
Country : New Zealand
"Love these shoes and wear them everywhere, from road running to trail running to mountain running. Light, comfortable and durable (well compared to their weight). Highly recommended!"
Pros: Durable, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight, Versatile, Good Fit
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One of the most versatile shoes on the planet, the XA PRO 3D ULTRA 2 GTX® features a unique blend of light weight, durability, stability, and protection for running and fast hiking on rough terrain and technical trails.
 
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Super heavy duty shoes, excellent for hiking
Posted28 February 2014
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Country : New Zealand
"This is the super-doper heavy duty shoe in the Salomon range, complete with toe protection, heavy duty soles, side protection and waterproof Goretex outer. Recommended for real hiking on rocky trails or mountain approach when you don't want to wear your boots. Very rugged and dependable. For ladies, if you have a wide foot buy the mens model. Recommended for hiking."
Pros: Durable, Rugged, High Quality, Versatile
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The Highly Acclaimed Defeet Woolie Boolie sock has been upgraded to the Woolie Boolie 2 for a new level of warmth and comfort. A padded terry loop cuff and sole have been added along with arch compression for greater stability.
 
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Awesome hiking socks
Posted28 February 2014
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Country : New Zealand
"Great socks to wear with boots for hiking. Thick and warm but still very comfortable. This is the longer cuff, great for very cold weather hiking and real boots. Recommended!"
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Rugged
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The dhb Merino cycling sock has a slim and lightweight feel but offers exceptional warmth to weight ratio.
 
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Just the best socks ever...
Posted28 February 2014
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Country : New Zealand
"These socks are soft and light and thin and warm... absolutely awesome! Perfect for hiking or cold weather running or cycling. A good fit, probably best to go up one size to allow for a little shrinkage as they are wool. Softest wool I've ever felt though."
Pros: Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight, Versatile, Good Fit
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 Salomon S-LAB Sense Ultra Shoes
Salomon S-LAB Sense Ultra Shoes
Light weight racing shoe for forefoot runners, the Salomon S-LAB Sense Ultra Shoes provides added midfoot protection and durability for long, demanding races.
 
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Very light, soft shoes.
Posted15 November 2013
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Country : New Zealand
"Lovely, light, soft racing shoes... very "go fast"! Wear these when you want to fly. Roughly equivalent to a faster Speedcross."
Pros: Lightweight, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
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 UA Tech Novelty Quarter Zip Tee - AW13
UA Tech Novelty Quarter Zip Tee - AW13
The UA Tech Novelty Quarter Zip Tee is manufactured from Lightweight UA Tech fabric, for an ultra-soft, natural feel.
 
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Great top
Posted15 November 2013
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Fit
Comes up small
Large
Comes up large
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fromNelson
Country : New Zealand
"Lovely soft top, note that this is a warm weather top not a thermal. Great quality, lots of nice features like a soft guard under the quarter zip which should prevent chafing from the zip on long runs. Large, loose fit. Should work well when running with a pack."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
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 Salomon Speedcross 3 Shoes - AW13
Salomon Speedcross 3 Shoes - AW13
Update to the iconic Salomon Speedcross 3 trail racing Shoes. Their qualities boast both light weight and a aggressive profile.
 
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Love these shoes
Posted15 November 2013
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Country : New Zealand
"Absolutely love these shoes. So comfortable, wear them for ultramarathon training straight out of the box... never fails. The tops wear out fairly quickly but great price so doesn't really matter (and tape helps for a while). Great grip in mud. Love 'em."
Pros: Great Value, Comfortable, Rugged, Lightweight, Good Fit
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The Compressport R2 was the number one calf guard worn at the Ironman World Championships in Kona 2010. The Compressport R2 calf guard boosts your venous return, reducing the accumulation of toxins while increasing oxygenation to the muscles.
 
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The best compression socks ever!
Posted08 November 2013
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Country : New Zealand
"The best compression socks ever... the cuffs are so soft and don't bind like most other compression socks. Fantastic."
Pros: Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive
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The Nike Anti-Blister Lightweight Quarter Running Socks offer ultimate comfort with sweat-wicking fabric and mesh panels for maximum breathability and a light-as-air feel. A low-friction construction helps minimize abrasions while the miles pile up.
 
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Disappointing
Posted08 November 2013
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fromNelson
Country : New Zealand
"Although these socks are thin and soft, the seams at the toe and the heel are quite noticeable - they stick out, and don't fit against the foot well. Overall I was disappointed in the quality of these socks and unfortunately wouldn't buy them again."
Pros: Attractive, Lightweight
Cons: Low Quality, Wears Out Easily, Poor Fit
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tandembike's Questions
 
Every mile counts. Capture each one with the new Forerunner 10, Garmin's simplest GPS running watch. It accurately tracks how far and how fast you run, as well as your calories.
 

Hi, what is your (owners) experience with the actual battery life while running?

I can see it's spec'd to 5 hours, but do you actually get more than that? Thanks very much...
1 year, 4 months ago
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Nelson
 
 Lifesystems Mountain Whistle
Lifesystems Mountain Whistle
This whistle has an anodised body with a keyring attachment and a single blast can reach 100 decibels. The international distress signal is 6 blasts of a whistle.
 

what is the weight of this whistle please?

every gram matters! :-) thanks...
3 years, 2 months ago
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tandembike
Nelson
 
 Bio Gear Ladies Arch Support Sock SS12
Bio Gear Ladies Arch Support Sock SS12
Arch support for a more comfortable feel and less fatigue.
 

what is the sizing for these socks?

What is the sizing for small - medium - large? Thanks...
3 years, 3 months ago
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 dhb Minima Waterproof Trousers
dhb Minima Waterproof Trousers
Breathable rain protection for your legs, lightweight and packable.
 

Are these trousers seam-sealed (seam-taped)?

3 years, 4 months ago
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One of the most versatile shoes on the planet, the XA PRO 3D ULTRA 2 GTX® features a unique blend of light weight, durability, stability, and protection for running and fast hiking on rough terrain and technical trails.
 

Does This one has women size?

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Try the equivalent womens product - the Salomon Women's XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX Shoes - SS14. That one is the womens model, in womens sizes. I bought these for a trekking trip in Nepal and they were great. Sturdy, durable, waterproof. Highly recommended for trekking.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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tandembike
Nelson
 

For motorcycling

Hi
Are this socks good for motorcycling wearing long leather boots?
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These are serious compression socks, great for recovery from hard walking or running but maybe not so comfortable on a motorcycle. Are you looking for compression?
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Nelson
 
 Inov-8 Debrisoc 38 Socks - SS13
Inov-8 Debrisoc 38 Socks - SS13
Anatomically designed single piece gaiter sock designed to prevent dirt and grit from entering the shoe when running. Fast and quick drying Coolmax with padded areas giving extra cushioning and protection.
 

What's the difference between the Debrisoc 38 and the Debris gaiter 32? eg is the Debris gaiter just a gaiter with no sock?

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Yes, the Debri-soc has a sock, and the Debri-gaiter is just a gaiter. Otherwise identical, and both awesome. The gaiter gives more options as you can wear whatever sock you like best with it... that's my preference.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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tandembike
Nelson
 
Looking to race on the most technical trails with confidence, comfort, and a precise fit? Look no further as the venerable S-LAB XT 6's Agile Chassis™ system, newly added endoFIT™, and seamless upper give you what you need to perform at your best.
 

Sizing help please

Hi again! I have pretty much decided that I would like to purchase these shoes but am confused with sizing. I have previously worn ladies Mizuno Wave Ascend and have bought size W8.5 US which is equivalent to UK 6and Euro 39. This size in Mizunos is a good fit. However, in the Salomons the US 8.5 is equivalent to UK 7 and Euro 40.5! (which sounds huge!!). Could you please advise which size to purchase, I am undecided whether to stay with US 8.5 or drop down to a US 8, which I think is UK 6.5 for memory. Many thanks, I look forward to receiving your response.
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These are a men's shoe, so the US size is a men's size not a women's. UK size and EU size doesn't vary between men's and women's so if you want to compare sizes you should compare on these units. Having said that, as a men's shoe they will be slightly wider than a typical women's shoe. Remember too that this is a racing shoe so is not intended for general run, it's awesomely light but not as durable as a training shoe. Hope that helps.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Nelson
 
Salomon’s iconic running shoe that brought speed to the trails! Light, fast, and featuring a super precise fit, the SPEEDCROSS 3 can provide the ultimate grip in any conditions.
 

Are these shoes true to size? There has been some mixed reviews. Most shoes I currently run in are 9.5 UK. Thanks

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Depends if you have narrow feet... sizing is quite true to fit in length, but reasonably narrow (especially round the toes). I love them, snug and comfortable, but not suitable for a wider foot.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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tandembike
Nelson
 
Salomon’s iconic running shoe that brought speed to the trails! Light, fast, and featuring a super precise fit, the SPEEDCROSS 3 can provide the ultimate grip in any conditions.
 

what is the difference between the AW13 & SS14 ??

what is the difference between the AW13 & SS14 ??
apart from colour & style ?!??
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AW13 = product from Autumn/Winter 2013
SS14 = product from Spring/Summer 2014

So the SS14 is the slightly newer product.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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tandembike
Nelson
 
Salomon’s iconic running shoe that brought speed to the trails! Light, fast, and featuring a super precise fit, the SPEEDCROSS 3 can provide the ultimate grip in any conditions.
 

Which size is EU46 in UK measuring?

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UK 11... the size guide on the site is quite reliable.

Storbritannien 11 ... storleksguiden på webbplatsen är ganska tillförlitliga.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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tandembike
Nelson
 
The Compressport R2 was the number one calf guard worn at the Ironman World Championships in Kona 2010. The Compressport R2 calf guard boosts your venous return, reducing the accumulation of toxins while increasing oxygenation to the muscles.
 

Are there any issues with wearing these with a varicose vein?

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Most doctors recommend compression socks to help relieve symptoms and slow the progress of varicose veins, as they improve circulation. This brand is awesome as the cuffs at top and bottom are very soft and don't apply additional pressure in one spot. Having said that, you should always check with your doctor to obtain advice on how to work with your condition.
6 months ago
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tandembike
Nelson
 
One of the most versatile shoes on the planet, the XA PRO 3D ULTRA 2 GTX® features a unique blend of light weight, durability, stability, and protection for running and fast hiking on rough terrain and technical trails.
 

What size shoe does salomon go up too in men's?

Looking at the speedcross 3.
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Obviously the sizes are shown on the page, but it might help to know that Salomon in general (and Speedcross in particular) are quite small fitting and quite narrow so you might want to go up one size above what you would wear in other brands. Having said that, the Speedcross is a great shoe and is my all-time favourite... soft, light, flexible and responsive. Highly recommended.
6 months ago
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tandembike
Nelson
 
 Salomon S-LAB Sense Ultra Shoes
Salomon S-LAB Sense Ultra Shoes
Light weight racing shoe for forefoot runners, the Salomon S-LAB Sense Ultra Shoes provides added midfoot protection and durability for long, demanding races.
 

Sizing dimensions/fit relative to XT Wings (series 3) as a guide?

I've owned Salomon XT Wings before & the most recent Wings 3 fitted me well for width in size UK9.5. Do you still recommend going half size, or full size, up for S-Lab Sense Ultra? Is your recommendation based on length e.g. toe crunch; or on width, e.g. sense ultra much narrower, but not shorter; or both?
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We found it necessary to go up a half size in the S-LAB Sense Ultra shoes (from normal XT Wings), based primarily on size of the toe box but also on width... these are very narrow. (Had to send back for a half size larger). But, beautiful and soft and light and comfortable once you get the size right! :-) Hope that helps..
9 months ago
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Nelson