Gear Review

2 5

weak

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

these things didnt last a season of touring. cracked both bootboards under the arch, 2 wire buckles failed, soles are torn up from walking on rock, super roomy/unresponsive (i have a pretty normal foot), pebax shell has some serious gouges/ is just plain beat up, flex is sloppy non-progressive and harsh at the end, locked open buckles will shred your pants, boa liners blow, and the shell around the canting pivot has ovaled.

so if you are still considering these boots then read on: amazing tour mode, light, roomy (if you have giant feet), warm (but just do yourself a favor and get intuition liners), cheap (you get what you pay for), good traction, and i would be stretching to find another pro.

unless you have high volume feet just dont even bother

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another thing i forgot to mention. the buckles have this hook/wave shape that keeps everything connected when in tour mode - which is great until you want to take your boot off at the end of the day. because these things just dont let go. i have to loosen the cuff hook by hook alternating top and bottom buckle so that there is enough tension on one to allow the other to unhook. pain in the ass. so heres an amendment to what i said above: even if you have high volume feet just dont do buy this shit boot.

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Black Diamond has a pretty awesome warranty policy, dont you think that the cracked boot boards or failed buckles qualify you for the BD warranty?