As of noon PST, the discount increased to 40%, and I snagged a pair of Soft Star platinum Dash RunAmocs that I had been eyeing all week. They sound bling-tastic! I'm a little scared and excited at the prospect.
Originally Posted by Ginkgo
ETA: I just found this post on the Soft Star blog, with a pic of shoes that most likely look very similar to the ones I just bought. Oh my. I'll need to start practicing my Fosse jazz hands when I walk down the street. So psyched!
The rMBP is replacing a 6 year old Tohiba laptop which was antique a couple years ago, so I know what you mean. Finally got our IT department to come pick it up to install Office (yes, they have to/choose to take its away to do that) so I can finally transition to it fully.
Originally Posted by Miking
I saw you mention Uniqlo in another thread on winter clothing and you have piqued my interest as I had never heard of this brand - is their stuff decent quality? Their prices are pretty fair on their site, but I can't really tell if it is junk or not. Love to hear some thoughts...
Originally Posted by capncat
yes, the quality is actually remarkably good for the price! uniqlo is basically japan's equivalent of the gap, but with somewhat lower prices/better quality and imo, a bit more stylish. it's just been within the last six months or so that they have sold via internet in the US. i used to squirrel back cash to refresh my wardrobe there every time i visited family and friends in NYC, where their only north american stores were until recently.
Originally Posted by bltkmt
honestly, my only genuine gripe is that if you have long arms, some of the long-sleeved stuff can run a bit short (fortunately their return policy is decent enough). i'm long in the legs, also, but have not had any issues of the sort with pants.
I have so many favorite travel products Let me start with a few:
GoToob and GoTubb by Humangear
iGo chargers. I just take the Travel laptop charger, add a USB charging cable and the appropriate tips. If I have a second device, then I'll ad a short cable. For international travel, I add a plug converter that also adds two USB ports.
To tie it all together, I use a power strip. That way I only need one plug adapter for a variety of chargers and what not.
My favorite new travel mug is the Hydro Flask that has an outstandin, easy to clean coffee lid that also doubles very nicely for cold drinks and the opening is sized for most straws. This flak keeps stuff hot or cold forever. While the coffee lid isn't leakproof it is pretty close. I put a flask with ice tea in the front pocket of my TriStar and put it in my car. Somewhere along the 3 hour drive the bag tipped over but not a drop spilled.
Ellinger's kitchenware and serving ware, looks like new after ten years' hard use.
Red Oxx Aviator duffle bags. Their briefcases and carryons don't hold a candle to Tom's, but this big, cheap, tough duffle for cramming full of muddy work gear can't be beat.
The Pilot Varsity disposable fountain pen may have saved my marriage. Never had a fountain pen leak ruin a good shirt since I left the $125 pen in the desk and started carrying these around instead.
Yuengling Black & Tan, the best six pack that will give you change from a sawbuck.
Any MP3 player by Sansa when loaded with Rockbox firmware. You'll never be happy with music on your phone once you've tried this.
I'll second that. I have a Sansa Fuze running Rockbox that I'm very happy with.
Originally Posted by savoyard
Bike bags: Jandd
Car mounts: Proclip
Outdoor wear: Mountain Hardware
Knives: Cold Steel
Kitchen: OXO, Lodge and Shun
Scotch: Glenfiddich 15yr
Tequila: Centenario>Don Julio>Patron
These are a few of my favorite things. Most I have +10yrs experience with and they are my goto brands.
Clothing: Outlier, Rab (outerwear), Montane Lite-Speed (windshirt), Smartwool and Ibex
Footwear: Soft Star Shoes, Darn Tough Socks
Assorted outdoor kit:
McHale Packs (custom backpacks)
Mountain Laurel Designs (tents/shelters & dry bags)
TarpTent (lightweight backpacking tents)
Exped (down mats)