tandembike
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    13 March 2011
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Cool ventilated cycling socks with a mesh instep for airflow and moisture transfer, perfect for all your summer sporting activities. Featuring a high cuff for extended coverage and a striped graphic.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Pretty socks
Posted14 October 2014
tandembike
fromNelson
Country : New Zealand
"Not the most technical sock, but very pretty for a short run! And comfortable, just without the technical features perhaps required for very long runs. I keep buying them but use them for shorter runs. One of the few ladies socks with a pretty print still available. Quite hard wearing too."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit
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The Element combines the comfort, all round visibility and fit demanded by the open water swimmer with the low-drag small socket feel a competitive pool swimmer expects.
 
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4 / 5
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Very comfortable goggles
Posted14 October 2014
tandembike
fromNelson
Country : New Zealand
"Very comfortable goggles, better suited to open water (slightly larger size than traditional pool goggles). The white frames can get a bit scungy, but at least you can see when they need a good clean!"
Pros: Great Value, Comfortable, Good Fit
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The Under Armour The Original 6 Inch Boxer Jock features lightweight, smooth HeatGear® fabric and an articulated mesh fly panel, as well as 4-way stretch fabrication that allows greater mobility and maintains shape.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Very comfortable underwear
Posted14 October 2014
tandembike
fromNelson
Country : New Zealand
"Very comfortable mens underwear, good for long runs. The legs aren't too long (aren't as long as they look in the photo). Quite small fitting, consider going up a size."
Pros: Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight, Versatile
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The Runderwear Comfort Briefs are designed to give you maximum support and comfort. Engineered to wick moisture from the skin to reduce irritation. A seamless, flexible waist band which is breathable whilst not causing any discomfort.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Awesome running underwear
Posted14 October 2014
tandembike
fromNelson
Country : New Zealand
"This underwear is very comfortable, it basically doesn't have any elastic around the edges at all. It grips and stays up well during long runs but doesn't bind or chafe. It doesn't leave any marks on your skin at all, just seems to grip evenly all over to stay up. Really good for very long runs. Highly recommended ladies."
Pros: Comfortable, Rugged, High Quality, Lightweight, Versatile, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive, Limited Color Choices
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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.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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The best shoes - ever!
Posted14 October 2014
tandembike
fromNelson
Country : New Zealand
"I love my Salomon Speedcross and wear them on slippery trails, gravel and even on a bit of sealed road. They're light, comfortable, and have fantastic grip. They're not minimalist but rather support and cushion at the same time as retaining feel and grip for the trail. Highly recommended."
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight, Versatile, Good Fit
Cons: Wears Out Easily, Limited Color Choices
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These Mythos running socks from Gore are pretty high tech. With an Elastic insert at instep minimising pressure from shoelaces and neon colour and reflectors for great visibility.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Best socks ever
Posted23 September 2014
tandembike
fromNelson
Country : New Zealand
"Best socks ever, but sooo hard to find! As these hardly ever come up on Wiggle, I order them as soon as I see them. Heaven for running feet. What more can I say (except Wiggle, please order more). Good luck!"
Pros: Durable, Comfortable, Rugged, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
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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.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Fantastic, genuine product
Posted02 July 2014
tandembike
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 Speedcross 3 Shoes - SS14
Salomon Speedcross 3 Shoes - SS14
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.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Most awesome shoes
Posted02 July 2014
tandembike
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.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Super heavy duty shoes, excellent for hiking
Posted28 February 2014
Quality 
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fromNelson
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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5 / 5
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Awesome hiking socks
Posted28 February 2014
Quality 
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Fit / Size 
5 / 5
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tandembike
fromNelson
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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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, 5 months ago
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tandembike
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, 3 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, 4 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, 5 months ago
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Garmin International is pleased to announce the Forerunner 310XT multisport GPS training device. It is Garmin's first swim-proof training device that is water resistant to 50 meters.
 

Do you need an ANT+ USB to connect wirelessly to a computer? And does it come with the watch or does it have to be bought separately?

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Hi, we have this watch and it has been great... yes, you need the ANT unit to connect wirelessly to your computer, and it comes with the watch. It's just a little thing that plugs into a USB slot in your computer, and then pairs with the watch so that you can download your data to Garmin Connect (which runs online, in a web page). It all works pretty well. Highly recommended and great value for the price.
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Nelson
 
The Runderwear Comfort Briefs are designed to give you maximum support and comfort. Engineered to wick moisture from the skin to reduce irritation. A seamless, flexible waist band which is breathable whilst not causing any discomfort.
 

more details on sizing

please provide details on sizing. What range of sizes does a small, medium and large of this product cover
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I am a size 10 or sometimes 12, and the medium are a perfect fit for me, they don't mark the skin or bind at all and are very comfortable for running in... they're reasonably small fitting so I think buy a small if you are an 8, a medium if you are a 10-12, and a large if you are a 14.
3 days ago
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Nelson
 
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.
 

What is the is product like in summer conditions.. too hot?

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Hi, I wore my dhb Buff in 40 degrees plus in Nepal, and it was fantastic. It's warm in cold weather, and cool in hot weather. It also keeps out dust and mosquitoes in hot places. I wouldn't be without it. And, if you don't want it round your face anymore you can wrap it round your wrist and use it to wipe sweat off your face. Awesome.
1 week, 3 days 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.
 

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.
3 months, 3 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?
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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tandembike
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.
3 months, 3 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.
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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tandembike
Nelson
 
 Salomon Speedcross 3 Shoes - SS14
Salomon Speedcross 3 Shoes - SS14
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.
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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tandembike
Nelson
 
 Salomon Speedcross 3 Shoes - SS14
Salomon Speedcross 3 Shoes - SS14
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.
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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tandembike
Nelson
 
 Salomon Speedcross 3 Shoes - SS14
Salomon Speedcross 3 Shoes - SS14
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.
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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tandembike
Nelson