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ALEX wrote an answer about on November 18, 2013

These are my 6th Zams, ranging from BPacking to Mountaineering. Zams work for me because of my wide feet and Zams are made a little on the wide side. Comfort is amazing. La Sportiva and Scarpa are great also but are made too narrow.
Took these up Whitney twice this past month with half the climb in snow and ice. Used katoolas. Broke them in for 20 miles before Whitney. Very impressive and well made Italian boot. Sole sturdy, flexible and rubber sticks to rocks. Dont know if I would use semi crampons because the sole is too flexible. So Yes, I would recommend these. My longest day in these was 17hours and I was very comfortable. Zam sizing is different so follow the chart.

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ALEX wrote a review of on November 1, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

This my go to Clava for cold mountaineering trips. Gore WS protects my face when the howling wind kicks up. I love the "on the fly" feature, or how I don't have to slip it over my head like other Clava's. The velcro front, which includes one over your mouth and one over the nose, can be put on or off rather quickly. Fit is very secure. Great to carry for the alpine. 5 star all the way.

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ALEX wrote a review of on January 1, 2013

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Familiarity: I've used it several times

i bought this jacket concurrently with the Rab Baltoro Guide jacket and compared both in size medium. the Baltoro is a much better jacket and i returned the Avers. the Avers is very tight and binding, the length is short and did not perform, the bottom runs up when i lift up my arms, the result of not having articulation in the elbow or underarms, the zipper snags at the bottom, no inside pockets, no wired peak. when zipped all the way up, the zipper comes inward at the throat area when i tilted my head down, creating a choking feeling. of most concern to me was the Powershield material on the Avers. the Powershield fleece inside the Baltoro is honeycomb, which makes it breathable and lighter. even though both jackets were Powershield, the Avers was solid fleece and was much heavier, which was very very hot, wet and muggy. overall, the Avers fell short on every level.

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ALEX wrote an answer about on December 5, 2012

i bought this pant last year and mainly used it mountaineering and winter hiking. i used it without strap on gaiters because gaiters are integrated with the pant. under the gaiters, there is a removable mesh lining that keeps debris out. you can certainly put on extra gaiters over the pant to make it more bombproof, which i will do this winter. i love these things, the pockets are endless. but to answer your question, i would advise to have gaiters if you will hike in the snow.

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