Anywhere outdoors, but mostly Tetons

Matt's Passions

Hiking & Camping

Boyd wrote a review of on December 30, 2013

2 5

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

These shoes fit great, and initially they performed great, but after one season of regular use they absolutely fell apart. On both shoes they have started tearing just above where the leather upper meets the rubber part of the shoe. When I first noticed this I assumed that I had simply torn them hiking through a boulder field or crawling through caves, but they are torn in atleast 3 places on both shoes along the same seam.
The soles are still in great shape (usually the first thing to go on approach shoes) but the build quality on these is simply unacceptable. Time to start shopping for a replacement for next summer.





Boyd wrote a review of on February 28, 2013

5 5

I will start out by saying that I have a fairly large dome. These do have a fairly large frame, but with the adjustable temples on these I don't see why they won't work for anyone with an averagish sized face.

I bought these primarily to wear while bootpacking/skinning in the Tetons and for this they work awesome, and thanks to the photochrome they even work for driving when it's sunny out. I haven't noticed any light leakage as mentioned in another review.

The first day I had them I did do a hike with the side shields on, then my second hike without them and it definitely made a difference. The wind was noticeable with the side shields on, by no means intrusive, but was nigh unbearable without them.

In summary, these are a great pair of mountaineering shades, I can't wait to try them out on the river and peakbagging this summer.