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BG20 wrote a review of on September 7, 2012

5 5

Let me preface this with the fact that I live in the southwest where bullet proof soil and dry conditions mean deep tread does nothing to enhance grip ... if I lived in a muddy place I might worry about grip.

Anyways these shoes are very comfortable and insanely light.

I ordered a half size up and that was perfect. Slightly warmer than expected due to the fact that the top doesn't have any mesh.

The shoes collapse down to just the soles so they're very compact. These shoes are great for squeezing into carry-ons ... but they're happiest pretending their not on your feet ... every once and a while I have to check to make sure they're still there. Plenty of support for this category.

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BG20 wrote a review of on September 7, 2012

5 5

These shoes are simply the best. I've had three pairs. In between I've had two other shoe types. One of which was the La Sportiva Solutions which are ultra aggressive. Yes, the Solutions climb harder for super technical things. For me, the Solutions are viciously uncomfortable and on easier climbs never let you relax. The Mythos climb almost just as hard and are very durable. I mean, like, wear them to the office comfortable.

I wear a size 12 - 12.5 in la sportiva running shoes and boots. My feet are giant, but skinny, so I buy the size 10 in WOMEN's of this shoe. The mens version of this shoe in this size are too wide for me.

I climb up to 5.12 sport and boulder V6 (if I'm lucky). Not including this because I think that's amazing ... just so you know my perspective.

The only reason I would consider another shoe is to get velcro.

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BG20 wrote a review of on January 29, 2012

5 5

FANTASTIC: I'm 150 lbs, 6'0" and wear 30x32's. They're a touch tighter than I'm used to but they loosen up a bit as you wear them. Thank you for two pockets! A lot of outdoor pants only have one back pocket on the right side which really annoys me as a lefty. I do wish, however, that they didn't have the seam located mid-thigh. Not because it chafes, mostly because it screams "Oh hi there! ... yeah, no, I'm not a casual pant; I'm an outdoor pant. I look convertible, but I'm not. Either way, I'm a little dorky." Without that seam you wouldn't know these were outdoor pants until you touched them ...

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BG20 wrote a review of on January 29, 2012

3 5

I'm 6'0" 150 lbs.

I have the Prana Stretch Zion and Axiom Jean in 30x32 and they are PERFECT. Was hoping these would also be perfect. Not so :( The 30x32 version of these are good in the legs if not a little too snug (but my legs are skinny) but sadly they SUPER tight in the waist and and eh'hem other areas. The 32x32's are like a pair of oversized sweat pants in comparison. I got the 32x32's and washed the in hot hot water and dried on super-duper and they're OK ... but still disappointing compared to the Zion and the Axiom. :( :( double frown for prana for this weird sizing. Otherwise, they would be great. They are made from a very thin and soft fabric.

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BG20 wrote a review of on July 9, 2011

5 5

6' 150lbs - Size Medium

Pretty much perfect.
Uber light. Tough (extremely tough for its weight).
LOVE the removable foam inserts for keeping this tucked under your harness.
Highly breathable.
High cost but it's worth it.

I also use this as a rain jacket because it's so light and breathable. My go to jacket for almost every trip. "Compresses" to nothing.

I sort of wish it had a collar like the Theta, but i understand that adds weight without adding much more functionality.

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BG20 wrote a review of on July 9, 2011

5 5

For those looking for a comfortable harness for sport, apline, ice, trad ... anything ... look no further.

My only complaints are that the leg loops to require re-cinching occasionally and the back "haul-loop" / chalk bag hanger could be beefier with a real belay loop.

Packs to nothing. Feels like nothing. After buying, your wallet will have nothing.

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BG20 wrote a review of on July 9, 2011

4 5

These skis are stellar! The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars is because they're a little crude. You really have to ski them hard all the time ... otherwise ... they do nothing and are downright boring an unpleasant. But if you're willing to put in the effort they'll allow you to pull off lines you wouldn't think possible.

I'm 6' and weigh about 150 lbs ... very light ... heavier skiers might tell a different story.
I went with the 180's w/ a set of Marker Barons.

I'm a strong, experienced skier. I don't huck 50ft cliffs but can ski pretty much anything in or out of bounds, aggressively at higher speeds.

If you're looking for a ski that will take it easy on you and make life easier ... look elsewhere. If you're looking for a ski that will help you rip up anything at very high speed ... these are great.

The verdicts can handle anything you throw at them at just about any speed. They prefer high speeds and strong direction. I de-tuned the tips and tails a bit because I wanted to be able turn at speeds below 50 mph on hard pack.

From hard pack to powder performance is great; they're a little stiff for deep powder but they're versatility is quite impressive in my opinion.

Baby powder your privates and hang on for a rippin ride. When you open these up you'll be amazed.

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