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Nov 19 2014

Clark’s Desert Boots

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I chose to do my final shopping blog on my winter boots that I bought at Clarks in Pentagon City Mall as a freshman at Mary Washington. They are incredibly warm and comfortable and have lasted me 2 winters and will hopefully last me throughout college. This item can be bought at Clarks, DSW, Macys, or a variation of the boot can be found basically anywhere shoes are sold. The cost of the boot at Clarks.com is $119.99.  What’s shocking is the cost difference form that price and then looking at nearly the same boot at DSW. At DSW the boots are only $79.95, they are a slightly different color of leather, but are made by the same brand and are a whopping 40 dollars cheaper. Then, Macy’s is having a sale on these boots for 74.99 on the boots with the original cost being $100.00. Clarks is a British shoe maker since 1825 which are known specifically for making this ankle high boot called the “desert boot” which was first designed in 1950 and was worn by British officers in World War 2.  All three stores listed above had reviews of 4.5 stars out of 5. One drawback people mentioned is that you have to break them in otherwise they are slightly uncomfortable. Most people said they were comfortable and warm, however. I chose to do this item, because I was trying to think of an item and looked down at my feet and TADA, I thought I’d do these boots. I also choose to do these boots, because they are a great item, except for the price. Others might be interested in these boots if they’re looking for a pair of winter boots that are casual and comfy.

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Nov 19 2014

Clark’s Desert Boots

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I chose to do my final shopping blog on my winter boots that I bought at Clarks in Pentagon City Mall as a freshman at Mary Washington. They are incredibly warm and comfortable and have lasted me 2 winters and will hopefully last me throughout college. This item can be bought at Clarks, DSW, Macys, or a variation of the boot can be found basically anywhere shoes are sold. The cost of the boot at Clarks.com is $119.99.  What’s shocking is the cost difference form that price and then looking at nearly the same boot at DSW. At DSW the boots are only $79.95, they are a slightly different color of leather, but are made by the same brand and are a whopping 40 dollars cheaper. Then, Macy’s is having a sale on these boots for 74.99 on the boots with the original cost being $100.00. Clarks is a British shoe maker since 1825 which are known specifically for making this ankle high boot called the “desert boot” which was first designed in 1950 and was worn by British officers in World War 2.  All three stores listed above had reviews of 4.5 stars out of 5. One drawback people mentioned is that you have to break them in otherwise they are slightly uncomfortable. Most people said they were comfortable and warm, however. I chose to do this item, because I was trying to think of an item and looked down at my feet and TADA, I thought I’d do these boots. I also choose to do these boots, because they are a great item, except for the price. Others might be interested in these boots if they’re looking for a pair of winter boots that are casual and comfy.

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Oct 30 2014

#EveryDayShouldFeelThisGood, If You Buy Our Tote

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I am not a purse girl. My wristlet is years old and falling apart, and it’s only lasted this long because I prefer to slide my student ID into my phone case and eliminate carrying anything extra. It’s a little inconvenient, even though I do own a fairly pricey Longchamp purse. My grandparents noticed that my every day items (cell phone, keys, wallet, etc.) were always misplaced, and took it upon themselves to fix it. My grandfather discovered that we both liked Vineyard Vines products, and gave me the Vineyard Vines Classic Whale Tote for Christmas last year.

The bag comes in a variety of patterns, with more novelty designs available for $105. The most reliable places to buy them are Vineyard Vines stores, which are most prominent in Massachusetts. However, they can be found online in places such as eBay. According to Google Shopping, however, they can only be purchased through Vineyard Vines. My grandfather is older, and opted to go the easiest route of purchasing from their official site for $95.

Every time a purchase is made from the retailer directly, one of the classic whale bumper stickers is included in the package. This is a great method of brand promotion, and makes customers feel like their purchase is “special.” It also makes up for the fact that a nearly perfectly plain canvas tote bag costs approximately $100. L.L. Bean’s rival bag, the Boat and Tote, is the most comparable bag on the market, and comes in various sizes at less than half the cost. Admittedly, the VV designs are a bit more fun and feminine, and each Vineyard tote has a light blue gingham insert with a zippered compartment and three deep pockets to hold keys and cell phones. The Boat and Tote, while it has a lifetime, no-questions-asked warranty, is merely a large canvas hole.

Vineyard Vines was founded in 1998 by brothers Shep and Ian, who are so passionate and confident in their products that they publish reviews directly onto the site. The Classic Whale Tote earned a 5/5, with 5 reviews. Buzzwords like “classy, convenient, sturdy,” are bulleted at the top of paragraph long reviews, with notable usages ranging from “office/computer” to “beach/yoga.” And to keep up with their growing college demographic, Shep and Ian have remodeled VV a bit to fit social media. They run an active tumblr page, and are quick to “favorite” or “reblog” their fan posts. They’ve also jumped on the hashtag trend, creating #EverydayShouldFeelThisGood or #EDSFTG. I was upset by this, because I’ve always considered Shep and Ian as leaders of their industry. However, this could also be a marketing “defensive” tool, as several lesser known “prep” brands have tried to imitate the original canvas tote, insert included. In fact, Salmon Cove, a brand I had never heard of before, asked lifestyle blogger The College Prepster to review their version. One of the most recent comments on her post was the the insert looked “exactly like Vineyard Vines.”

I chose to post about this tote bag because it was not something I would have purchased for myself on a college budget. However, since acquiring it, I’ve taken it to both class and the beach. The worst that’s happened to it is a stain, which would wash out if I bothered to try cleaning it. Mine has the most “basic” design, making it versatile enough to match any casual outfit. If I were to purchase another bag, I would likely spring for the Americana themed one, despite the fact that it is no longer 4th of July season.

For those looking for a reasonably sized bag that is fashionable and well organized, I highly recommend the Classic Whale Tote. While it may not have the backing of L.L. Bean, the inside pockets and design beat the Boat and Tote… or at least in my opinion. After having my own Classic Whale, and growing up with a Boat and Tote in my family, I would never go back to L.L. Bean’s bag unless I needed a very large size.

 

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Oct 30 2014

#EveryDayShouldFeelThisGood, If You Buy Our Tote

I am not a purse girl. My wristlet is years old and falling apart, and it’s only lasted this long because I prefer to slide my student ID into my phone case and eliminate carrying anything extra. It’s a little inconvenient, even though I do own a fairly pricey Longchamp purse. My grandparents noticed that my every day items (cell phone, keys, wallet, etc.) were always misplaced, and took it upon themselves to fix it. My grandfather discovered that we both liked Vineyard Vines products, and gave me the Vineyard Vines Classic Whale Tote for Christmas last year.

The bag comes in a variety of patterns, with more novelty designs available for $105. The most reliable places to buy them are Vineyard Vines stores, which are most prominent in Massachusetts. However, they can be found online in places such as eBay. According to Google Shopping, however, they can only be purchased through Vineyard Vines. My grandfather is older, and opted to go the easiest route of purchasing from their official site for $95.

Every time a purchase is made from the retailer directly, one of the classic whale bumper stickers is included in the package. This is a great method of brand promotion, and makes customers feel like their purchase is “special.” It also makes up for the fact that a nearly perfectly plain canvas tote bag costs approximately $100. L.L. Bean’s rival bag, the Boat and Tote, is the most comparable bag on the market, and comes in various sizes at less than half the cost. Admittedly, the VV designs are a bit more fun and feminine, and each Vineyard tote has a light blue gingham insert with a zippered compartment and three deep pockets to hold keys and cell phones. The Boat and Tote, while it has a lifetime, no-questions-asked warranty, is merely a large canvas hole.

Vineyard Vines was founded in 1998 by brothers Shep and Ian, who are so passionate and confident in their products that they publish reviews directly onto the site. The Classic Whale Tote earned a 5/5, with 5 reviews. Buzzwords like “classy, convenient, sturdy,” are bulleted at the top of paragraph long reviews, with notable usages ranging from “office/computer” to “beach/yoga.” And to keep up with their growing college demographic, Shep and Ian have remodeled VV a bit to fit social media. They run an active tumblr page, and are quick to “favorite” or “reblog” their fan posts. They’ve also jumped on the hashtag trend, creating #EverydayShouldFeelThisGood or #EDSFTG. I was upset by this, because I’ve always considered Shep and Ian as leaders of their industry. However, this could also be a marketing “defensive” tool, as several lesser known “prep” brands have tried to imitate the original canvas tote, insert included. In fact, Salmon Cove, a brand I had never heard of before, asked lifestyle blogger The College Prepster to review their version. One of the most recent comments on her post was the the insert looked “exactly like Vineyard Vines.”

I chose to post about this tote bag because it was not something I would have purchased for myself on a college budget. However, since acquiring it, I’ve taken it to both class and the beach. The worst that’s happened to it is a stain, which would wash out if I bothered to try cleaning it. Mine has the most “basic” design, making it versatile enough to match any casual outfit. If I were to purchase another bag, I would likely spring for the Americana themed one, despite the fact that it is no longer 4th of July season.

For those looking for a reasonably sized bag that is fashionable and well organized, I highly recommend the Classic Whale Tote. While it may not have the backing of L.L. Bean, the inside pockets and design beat the Boat and Tote… or at least in my opinion. After having my own Classic Whale, and growing up with a Boat and Tote in my family, I would never go back to L.L. Bean’s bag unless I needed a very large size.

 

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Oct 10 2014

Mr. Coffee – Shopping Blog

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For my shopping blog I decided to write about my coffee pot that I bought freshman year and has lasted me until now. Which I think is rather incredible due to the fact that it’s sold at a low price of 18.99 at target. This coffee pot is essentially the most basic coffee pot you can buy, therefore, if you go to any target, Walmart, or place that sells coffee pots a consumer will most likely find it for sale. What I found interesting was the cost at Walmart was more expensive than the cost at target. At target, as I said, it was 18.99 but at Walmart for the same model its cost is $19.67. This surprised me, because consumers always hear that Walmart has the cheapest prices, but according to this they actually do not. Then, I checked Amazon.com and they were selling it for 19.67, as well.

I was conflicted at first, if I should buy a more expensive coffee pot, like a Keurig, but then I decided that I am a poor college student and honestly I drink nearly half to- a full pot of coffee a day, so I needed something cheap and will make a full pot of coffee for me. Keurig’s only make one cup at a time and that’ just not enough to get me through the day. I also realized K cups were way too expensive for my low budget at the moment. Maybe when I graduate I will one as my gift to myself. I’ve realized I have an actual problem with coffee but I can’t stop. I believe I got lucky with this coffee pot, because it has lasted me three years and I’ve definitely gotten my use out of it.

I thought it was important to mention the retailer at which I bought this coffee pot, because compared to Walmart and Amazon.com it was a dollar cheaper. Target doesn’t treat its employees the way consumers hear Walmart treat their employees. Compared to Amazon.com consumers don’t have to wait for Amazon to send their purchase in the mail.

Mr. Coffee was founded in Ohio which was surprising, because when I think about good coffee, I don’t generally think about the mid-west. Mr. Coffee was the first creator of the Automatic drip coffee maker in 1972 and is a top-selling brand today. At Target the EWOM was 3.5/5 overall stars. Many people saying it was inexpensive and gets the job done, but it could be better. At Walmart this product got at 3.5/5 overall stars, and Amazon.com it got 3.9/5 stars. Overall, there were reviews saying this product gets the job done but shows it’s cheapness in the lack of features and “plastic-y” taste it produces when drinking the coffee.

Others could be interested in this item if they drink a lot of coffee, if they are poor, and like things that last for a long time. However, they can’t be too picky about the taste of their coffee, just the effects that coffee has on your body.

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Oct 10 2014

Mr. Coffee – Shopping Blog

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coffee

For my shopping blog I decided to write about my coffee pot that I bought freshman year and has lasted me until now. Which I think is rather incredible due to the fact that it’s sold at a low price of 18.99 at target. This coffee pot is essentially the most basic coffee pot you can buy, therefore, if you go to any target, Walmart, or place that sells coffee pots a consumer will most likely find it for sale. What I found interesting was the cost at Walmart was more expensive than the cost at target. At target, as I said, it was 18.99 but at Walmart for the same model its cost is $19.67. This surprised me, because consumers always hear that Walmart has the cheapest prices, but according to this they actually do not. Then, I checked Amazon.com and they were selling it for 19.67, as well.

I was conflicted at first, if I should buy a more expensive coffee pot, like a Keurig, but then I decided that I am a poor college student and honestly I drink nearly half to- a full pot of coffee a day, so I needed something cheap and will make a full pot of coffee for me. Keurig’s only make one cup at a time and that’ just not enough to get me through the day. I also realized K cups were way too expensive for my low budget at the moment. Maybe when I graduate I will one as my gift to myself. I’ve realized I have an actual problem with coffee but I can’t stop. I believe I got lucky with this coffee pot, because it has lasted me three years and I’ve definitely gotten my use out of it.

I thought it was important to mention the retailer at which I bought this coffee pot, because compared to Walmart and Amazon.com it was a dollar cheaper. Target doesn’t treat its employees the way consumers hear Walmart treat their employees. Compared to Amazon.com consumers don’t have to wait for Amazon to send their purchase in the mail.

Mr. Coffee was founded in Ohio which was surprising, because when I think about good coffee, I don’t generally think about the mid-west. Mr. Coffee was the first creator of the Automatic drip coffee maker in 1972 and is a top-selling brand today. At Target the EWOM was 3.5/5 overall stars. Many people saying it was inexpensive and gets the job done, but it could be better. At Walmart this product got at 3.5/5 overall stars, and Amazon.com it got 3.9/5 stars. Overall, there were reviews saying this product gets the job done but shows it’s cheapness in the lack of features and “plastic-y” taste it produces when drinking the coffee.

Others could be interested in this item if they drink a lot of coffee, if they are poor, and like things that last for a long time. However, they can’t be too picky about the taste of their coffee, just the effects that coffee has on your body.

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Oct 10 2014

Mr. Coffee – Shopping Blog

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coffee

For my shopping blog I decided to write about my coffee pot that I bought freshman year and has lasted until now. Which I think is rather incredible due to the fact that it’s sold at a low price of 18.99 at target. This coffee pot is essentially the most basic coffee pot you can buy, therefore, if you go to any target, Walmart, or place that sells coffee pots a consumer will most likely find it for sale. What I found interesting was the cost at Walmart was more expensive than the cost at target. At target, as I said, it was 18.99 but at Walmart for the same model its cost is $19.67. This surprised me, because consumers always hear that Walmart has the cheapest prices, but according to this they actually do not. Then, I checked Amazon.com and they were selling it for 19.67, as well.

I was conflicted at first, if I should buy a more expensive coffee pot, like a Keurig, but then I decided that I am a poor college student and honestly I drink nearly half to- a full pot of coffee a day, so I needed something cheap and will make a full pot of coffee for me. Keurig’s only make one cup at a time and that’ just not enough to get me through the day. I also realized K cups were way too expensive for my low budget at the moment. Maybe when I graduate I will one as my gift to myself. I’ve realized I have an actual problem with coffee but I can’t stop. I believe I got lucky with this coffee pot, because it has lasted me three years and I’ve definitely gotten my use out of it.

I thought it was important to mention the retailer at which I bought this coffee pot, because compared to Walmart and Amazon.com it was a dollar cheaper. Target doesn’t treat its employees the way consumers hear Walmart treat their employees. Compared to Amazon.com consumers don’t have to wait for Amazon to send their purchase in the mail.

Mr. Coffee was founded in Ohio which was surprising, because when I think about good coffee, I don’t generally think about the mid-west. Mr. Coffee was the first creator of the Automatic drip coffee maker in 1972 and is a top-selling brand today. At Target the EWOM was 3.5/5 overall stars. Many people saying it was inexpensive and gets the job done, but it could be better. At Walmart this product got at 3.5/5 overall stars, and Amazon.com it got 3.9/5 stars. Overall, there were reviews saying this product gets the job done but shows it’s cheapness in the lack of features and “plastic-y” taste it produces when drinking the coffee.

Others could be interested in this item if they drink a lot of coffee, if they are poor, and like things that last for a long time. However, they can’t be too picky about the taste of their coffee, just the effects that coffee has on your body.

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Oct 03 2014

SCOUT: The Mightah Bin

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SCOUT is a Washington, DC based company that makes a variety of storage and organizational products. Creator and co-owner Deb Johns wanted to provide women with stylish but functional designs. The company does this by selling the products customers know and love, in an easy to care for fabric, and rolling out new patterns twice a year. While the majority of SCOUT customers are women, they are women from all age groups and stages of life. SCOUT sells everything from backpacks to casserole dish covers in a variety of colors and patterns that will appeal to any style or taste. SCOUT’s website, however, does note that the company’s products have reached a “cult status” in the South, likely because of the preppy color combinations and the ability to monogram certain items.

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I am a big fan of SCOUT’s storage bins. I discovered them shortly before I moved into my dorm freshman year and I’ve been hooked ever since! In my apartment I use a mix of the Mightah Bin and Shoulda Bin. The Shoulda Bin is larger and great for storing books, snacks, even extra clothes. (I’ve used mine in pretty much every way possible over the last three and a half years!) I am partial to the Mightah Bin.

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At 9” x 9” x 9”, they are small enough to fit on a bookshelf while deep enough to actually store things inside of them. They are 100% polypropylene, so the clean-up that is necessary after an inevitable leak or spill is easy. I love how unlike traditional storage bins, the handles are soft so they don’t scratch my hands when I’m carrying them while loading things into my car or apartment. Finally, the best part is that the Mightah Bin is totally collapsable! The bottom folds up so that even when not in use it is a truly efficient use of space.

Customers can get their hands on the Mightah Bin in several ways. The most obvious and simple option is to order one directly from SCOUT. Ordering directly will allow customers to choose from any pattern in the current season, but the drawback is that SCOUT rarely marks down popular items like the Mightah Bin, even at the end of the season. Another option is to go to a local retailer that orders SCOUT products wholesale. The company has a tool on its website that helps customers find their nearest retailer. (Lydia’s Monogrammed Gifts on William Street sells SCOUT products here in Fredericksburg.) While these independent shops are more likely to have sales at the end of each season, customers will not have access to the entire collection. They will only be able to select from the patterns that the retailer has chosen to buy wholesale. Finally, SCOUT will sometimes sell items from past seasons through Amazon. I would only recommend buying from Amazon if a customer is specifically looking for backstock that is not available directly through SCOUT or a local retailer, as Amazon’s prices are not that great. Overall, SCOUT’s website, scoutbags.com, has the best selection, and local retailers have the best prices at certain times of the year.

Mightah Bins retail for $18, which is how much they sell for on the SCOUT website. Amazon.com was selling one in a Summer 2014 pattern for $19.95, which is why I recommend just ordering directly. Some websites will sell Mightah Bins in sets of two. Houzz.com was selling such a set for $36, while dormsmart.com was selling their sets of two for $47.98. A small gift shop in Wayne, PA that also has an online store was also selling them for $40.

There is very little electronic word of mouth about SCOUT products. The SCOUT website itself does not allow customers to review its products, and brick and mortar stores do not have the option of online reviews anyway. The few reviews on Amazon.com were all 5 stars, saying that the Mightah Bin is “quite sturdy” and the material “is easy to wipe off to clean.” Another customer echoed that sentiment saying, “the material is water resistant and easily cleaned with a damp cloth,” and added that “handles make it easy to transport.”

The Mightah Bin is an excellent addition to any dorm room or apartment. I love mine and would encourage anyone looking to make the most of a small space to buy one!

 

 

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Oct 03 2014

SCOUT: The Mightah Bin

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SCOUT is a Washington, DC based company that makes a variety of storage and organizational products. Creator and co-owner Deb Johns wanted to provide women with stylish but functional designs. The company does this by selling the products customers know and love, in an easy to care for fabric, and rolling out new patterns twice a year. While the majority of SCOUT customers are women, they are women from all age groups and stages of life. SCOUT sells everything from backpacks to casserole dish covers in a variety of colors and patterns that will appeal to any style or taste. SCOUT’s website, however, does note that the company’s products have reached a “cult status” in the South, likely because of the preppy color combinations and the ability to monogram certain items.

ourstory-7

I am a big fan of SCOUT’s storage bins. I discovered them shortly before I moved into my dorm freshman year and I’ve been hooked ever since! In my apartment I use a mix of the Mightah Bin and Shoulda Bin. The Shoulda Bin is larger and great for storing books, snacks, even extra clothes. (I’ve used mine in pretty much every way possible over the last three and a half years!) I am partial to the Mightah Bin.

50102_Mightah-Bin_Sweet-T

At 9” x 9” x 9”, they are small enough to fit on a bookshelf while deep enough to actually store things inside of them. They are 100% polypropylene, so the clean-up that is necessary after an inevitable leak or spill is easy. I love how unlike traditional storage bins, the handles are soft so they don’t scratch my hands when I’m carrying them while loading things into my car or apartment. Finally, the best part is that the Mightah Bin is totally collapsable! The bottom folds up so that even when not in use it is a truly efficient use of space.

Customers can get their hands on the Mightah Bin in several ways. The most obvious and simple option is to order one directly from SCOUT. Ordering directly will allow customers to choose from any pattern in the current season, but the drawback is that SCOUT rarely marks down popular items like the Mightah Bin, even at the end of the season. Another option is to go to a local retailer that orders SCOUT products wholesale. The company has a tool on its website that helps customers find their nearest retailer. (Lydia’s Monogrammed Gifts on William Street sells SCOUT products here in Fredericksburg.) While these independent shops are more likely to have sales at the end of each season, customers will not have access to the entire collection. They will only be able to select from the patterns that the retailer has chosen to buy wholesale. Finally, SCOUT will sometimes sell items from past seasons through Amazon. I would only recommend buying from Amazon if a customer is specifically looking for backstock that is not available directly through SCOUT or a local retailer, as Amazon’s prices are not that great. Overall, SCOUT’s website, scoutbags.com, has the best selection, and local retailers have the best prices at certain times of the year.

Mightah Bins retail for $18, which is how much they sell for on the SCOUT website. Amazon.com was selling one in a Summer 2014 pattern for $19.95, which is why I recommend just ordering directly. Some websites will sell Mightah Bins in sets of two. Houzz.com was selling such a set for $36, while dormsmart.com was selling their sets of two for $47.98. A small gift shop in Wayne, PA that also has an online store was also selling them for $40.

There is very little electronic word of mouth about SCOUT products. The SCOUT website itself does not allow customers to review its products, and brick and mortar stores do not have the option of online reviews anyway. The few reviews on Amazon.com were all 5 stars, saying that the Mightah Bin is “quite sturdy” and the material “is easy to wipe off to clean.” Another customer echoed that sentiment saying, “the material is water resistant and easily cleaned with a damp cloth,” and added that “handles make it easy to transport.”

The Mightah Bin is an excellent addition to any dorm room or apartment. I love mine and would encourage anyone looking to make the most of a small space to buy one!

 

 

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Oct 02 2014

Vasque Women’s TALUS ULTRADRY™

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These are my favorite boots, Vasque’s women’s TALUS ULTRADRY™. About a year ago when I was down a pair of boots, and newly unemployed, I asked my husband to buy me a pair. He agreed but insisted on buying me quality waterproof hiking boots, instead of the type I buy myself, which usually look more like this:

I had forgotten how nice it was to have a pair of nice hiking boots. My Vasque boots are tough and, comfortable and yes, waterproof. I have hiked streams and waterfalls and the river in them and my feet have not gotten wet once. A few weeks ago, I hiked up Crabtree falls in my Vasque boots, and the next week I went up Old Rag in my runners. The boots were a much better choice for a steep, rocky hike.

We purchased my Vasque boots at campmor.com, where they are currently listed for $149.98. (I honestly didn’t think they cost more than about $100.00 but I think it’s more likely that I was mistaken than the price went up!) Vasque sells them for $159.99. A Google shopping search shows similar styles for less, however the lowest price this exact pair can be purchased at seems to be $132.99 at onlineshoes.com.

The description from Vasque’s website reads as follows: ”The original mountain boots relied on durable leather and minimal stitching for toughness and weatherproofing. They also weighed six pounds. We take the common-sense tradition of a leather boot and build into it modern, lightweight technology to let you fly in the mountains. Set your sights on a summit, but every so often check out your feet. They’ll look classic, but you won’t believe how they climb and feel. Retro appeal and performance that coaxes more from you and your adventure.” They have Vibram® soles and are made of Waterproof Nubuck Leather and Abrasion Resistant Mesh. I’m afraid I must have pushed the abrasion resistant mesh to its limit because the toes are very scuffed up and I need to refinish and condition the leather.

The description on the campmor website mentions several times that these boots lend themselves to long days on your feet. The eWOM on campmor consists of 3 reviews, which average 4.5/5 stars. Only one reviewer there went into detail AND actually hiked in the boot, and she gave it 4/5 stars. Google also shows ratings of over 4 stars on these boots as reviewed on rei.com, gearinstitute.com, amazon.com, among others. Also, on smartertravel.com, it received a positive product review, receiving a 9.4/10 overall.

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