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This fun watch is a conversation starter with great colors and designs. The face itself is pretty large - the outside diameter is 1 5/8". It is also water resistant to 5 ATM (about 150 ft.). Five stars for price, style, and functionality. I dug my truck out of the mud with my bare hands wearing this watch and except for a few scratches on the lens (hey, it's NOT an expensive watch), it was no worse for the wear. It does absolutely nothing else except keep time. Perfect.
At $200 less than the Suunto Core Altimeter watch, I guess you can't have everything. But for a great price you get cool styles, awesome colors, "oohs" and "ahs" from random people, and you won't miss happy hour. Not bad for an inexpensive time piece!
I love Neff products so when I needed a new wallet I went with this. I was looking for something simple and basic and this seemed appropriate. It has plenty of space for credit cards and such stuff, has a zippered change pocket, and the bill compartment is zippered too (but not necessary IMO). It's a soft flexible material (good), and has a goofy graphic design (very good). For me, the problem is that it is too big, and maybe has few to many places to hold/hide stuff. I just don't carry that much stuff around. This is a trifold, and I should have gone for a bifold. But even with the trifold, each dimension could be cut down quite a bit and it would still hold everything you need. So I'll keep it, but I can't wait till I wear it out so I can look for something else a little more compact. It is pretty well built so that, unfortunately (depending on how you look at it) may be a while. If you like carrying around a bigger wad in your pocket, you'll love this. But for me, it just gets the job done and I'm too cheap to buy something else until I wear this out.
Great trail runner. Its not nearly as beefy as the Raptor and the sole will wear out faster, but this is an awesome shoe. So comfortable. The material drains and drys VERY fast. My favorite all around running and scrambling shoe. I've raced in it, gone down canyons, and slogged up rivers. If I am on my feet all day in nasty rocky terrain I don't feel this gives me quite what I need for underfoot protection, but I'm on my 3rd pair, so clearly it fits most of my needs. Feels light on the feet. There are a lot of good/fun shoes out there. I love the fact that the experience is different for each type of shoe I chose to run in on any day. But on most days I go for the helios! Also, I agree with other reviewers: This shoe runs a bit smaller - about a half size smaller than the Raptor.
I've got 300 miles on this shoe. I totally dig it. My feet are never tired after a run. With the combination of a thicker midsole of a softer material, high level of stability, the even wear, large toe box, and zero drop, Altra came up with a great shoe. This shoe shines in really rocky terrain.
The good: 1) Big toe box. My feet feel very natural in these shoes. My toes can spread out in a natural manner. The fit around the heel and top of the foot is good, no slipping or dead toenails. 2) Overall stability. This shoe is very stable. It has a pretty high degree of cushioning and compared to other shoes with a high level of cushioning, this is so much more stable. It wears very evenly, compared, say to Hokas , were the sole breaks down very quickly and unevenly (IMO). 3) Level of cushioning. This shoe has a thick, fairly soft midsole that provides a smooth ride. But I don't feel like I'm running in mush. The balls of my feet feel very protected. Although the material is fairly soft and amazingly comfortable, it shows very little compression after 300 miles - and any compression there is is evenly distributed. 4) Durability. After 300 miles, there is still a ton of life left in this shoe. The outer sole is made of a thin layer of denser material that wears well. 5) Zero drop. There are lots of claims out there about how zero drop is more natural, improves running mechanics, and lessens chance of injuries. I don't know enough to get involved in that discussion. But I do feel more nimble when I run barefoot. Zero drop provides me a better running experience 6) Gator trap. This shoe comes with a built in Velcro strap with an attached protective cover for use with standard trail gators. Awesome feature!
The bad: The material were the inner liner meets the outer upper material below the ankle is falling apart. There is either a material or manufacturing issue here - or both. I love the shoe but must fix that to get the 5th star.
I'm waiting for another hundred miles or so before I post my review on this shoe (so far so good - I think Altra may really be up to something here!), but I gotta point out a really cool feature of these shoes not listed in the literature. Lots of us like to trail run with gaiters to keep the rocks and debris out. Most running gaiters attach with a clip over the shoelaces in front and velcro on the heel. The gaiters usually come with velcro for you to glue to the heal of your shoe - which invariably comes off after a while or gets filled with gunk and bellybutton lint when not wearing the gaiter. Altra solved this problem! These shoes come with built-in velcro in the heel. And a cover for that velcro when not wearing the gaiter. Brilliant!!! The image show the velcro with the cover on (left shoe) and with the cover off (right shoe). Am I just a loser with little going on in my life, or is this pretty dang cool? And its called a "gaiter trap!" Such a simple idea. Yeah, there's been the minimalist thing and all its variations, and then the super duper cushy thing, but this gaiter trap is the first thing in years that has made me say "Now THAT is a great idea!"