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read a few bad reviews about the lodown leaking but I chatted with a rep online for backcountry before I purchased the watch and he said the quarantee everything for life plus they carry the latest product. According to a review I read Nixon addressed the leaking issue and put out a newer lodown with better material. I got lucky and found this watch for $65 on backcountry's site and now they are up to $100 and even more in the surf shops. So far so good with the watch it was pretty simple to set the time, tide, beach etc. It is very hard to see the time in a not so well lit room but you can hit the light button for a quick peek (I wish it would come on automatically when you raise your arm like the G shock does because that is a very nice feature). I've been trying to test the tides and compare them with what's on magic seaweed and from what I can tell they are pretty close. The overall feel of the watch is pretty comfortable and it is not that big so not pressing on my hand a lot like some watches do. I would recommend this to a friend especially for under $75. Now it's time to catch the Nixon stainless steel watch on sale because I really would like to sport that one for work.

Nixon Lodown (silver/black)


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LOVE these shoes and glad I went with size 11. I typically wear a 11.5 in tennis shoes but Sanuk doesn't make half sizes so I went with a 11. I tried on a size 12 at a local surf shop and they were to big. The 11 at first seem a lil snug but after wearing them for one day they stretched just right. I have even worn them with little footie socks which are not thick and they still don't feel super tight. Wearing them without socks is nice but be prepared for your feet to sweat espcially in the summer. Overall a great shoe and I will be buying another pair in the darker brown if I can ever find them online for $50 like I did these. The surf shop wanted $65 for the same shoe I got for $50 + free shipping on dogfunk so I recommend this site. I will say shipping took a long time but I do live in NC and they are shipping from Utah, plus it was free shipping so can't complain to much.