Armand Alexeev

Armand Alexeev

Colorado... all of it! Try to spread the wings and get out of the big CO when the schedule allows, but it's all kinda right here in my backyard!

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Armand's Passions

Camping
Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Mountaineering
Sport Climbing

Armand's Bio

Just about anything outdoor is at least intriguing to me. I focus on skiing, backpacking, mtn biking, and climbing hard.

Armand Alexeev

Armand Alexeev wrote a review of on March 12, 2012

4 5

These are great boots that exceeded my expectations in just about every category but one. First the praise, these boots acquire a custom fit after a few adjustments. The boot has a snug fit that is very adjustable due to the lacing system. Once you find that right fit the laces will hold it for you in between wears. Three years later and many long slogs and a bunch of bagged 14ers the soles have held up pretty well. The rubber is sticky as all heck! The heel cup makes it damn near impossible to fully roll an ankle. One major complaint is the lack of a waterproof insert. It doesn't take much for this boot to soak through. This has deterred me from bringing these boots along for some hikes and approaches, if weather is questionable or a lot of snowpack is expected. The fit and rubber invokes a lot of confidence when scrambling and hiking, but without waterproofing this boot is held back. Simply put, if a waterproof insert was added to a new version of this shoe I would not hesitate to buy!

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Armand Alexeev

Armand Alexeev wrote a review of on March 12, 2012

5 5

Now well into the fourth season with these gloves and still love em. Averaging about a dozen ski days per season, I'd say durability is not much of an issue. They are warm and stay dry in the right conditions (great breathability). Not for warm days or frigid BC excursions, but perfect for all day resort rippin sessions most of the ski season. They are always ready to go the morning after if left out over night. The fit is great and has a very comfy lining. Not the most dexterous of gloves but they don't need to be. Would buy again for a resort glove replacement.

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Armand Alexeev

Armand Alexeev wrote a review of on March 12, 2012

4 5

This is a great, well built sock that will last. I'm on season #2 with em. However, the sizing seems to run a bit small. I often wear a size 13 shoe, but have a somewhat low volume foot, occasionally fitting into size 12's and still found the XL to fit almost too tight around the heel to the front of my ankle.

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