Arthur van der Pluym

Arthur van der Pluym

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Arthur's Passions

Trad Climbing
Trail Running
Snowshoeing
Ice Climbing
Mountaineering

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Arthur van der Pluym

Arthur van der Pluym wrote a review of on February 27, 2012

Perfection achieved!!!
5 5

This is the most versitile jackets i have ever worn.
I've used this for running in winter time, ice climbing, mountaineering, as insulation layer in the winter with nothing else but a gore tex shell. because the back is not insulated you wont sweat but you wont freeze either, because the front keeps your body up to temp. note that this jacket is best used for excercise, not so much for standing still and poking in your nose

This jacket is not really made for skinny people, if you're a big guy with a lot of muscles this is a perfect fit for you

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Arthur van der Pluym

Arthur van der Pluym wrote a review of on February 22, 2012

Love them
4 5

bought these a few weeks back and i have to say i love them, for beginners and more advanced climbers. If you are considering to buy them take in to account that you must buy them 3 euro sizes smaller than you normally would, I usually have a size 46 with la sportiva but 43 was the size for me for these shoes

but there are 2 downsides
- it takes a long time to break them in but after that they have a amazing fit nice and snug without constricting
- they stain your feet orange, was kinda funny in the beginning but now its bugging me a little, makes me wonder about the quality of the shoe

Butt... i still recommend them to anybody who wants to get new climbing shoes :D

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Arthur van der Pluym

Arthur van der Pluym wrote a review of on February 16, 2012

Awesome
5 5

Never had anything like this, they are perfect for ice climbing. and when walking on glaciers you kinda feel like you're cheating a bit :P

only downside is that on the La Sportiva Trango Extreme Evo Light GTX it takes a lot of effort to get it on properly so beware
(what i mean by this is that even if you put it on tight it is still able to wiggle about)

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Arthur van der Pluym

Arthur van der Pluym wrote a review of on February 16, 2012

Very decent trail running shoe
4 5

Verry nice shoes but when ordering these shoes keep in mind you may need a half size larger than your nomal la sportiva size. a downside of these shoes is that they don't last that long. BUT... the miles you do run are great superior grip an natural feel.
would order some additional shoelaces that are longer else you wont be able to propperly tie them (for most people not an issue though, only for experienced runners who know how to do it properly and not wonder how to use that last shoelace eye :P)

All in all recommended!!

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Arthur van der Pluym wrote a review of on February 16, 2012

Stop looking you found it!!
5 5

this is a super warm parka and you just can't argue with the way it looks in my opinion!!
has a lot of pockets, can almost leave pack at home :P neck seals nice and tight but not so tight that its constricting and is very well insulated

only downside is no insulated pockets for your hands (but let's face it that is getting very rare these days)

plus on a other note the two top front pockets are dummies. struck me as kinda wierd but it has has hand pockets behind the dummies

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