Any place there is a trail and some elevation to climb.
I have owned only one pair and have had mine for about two years. I have noticed no deterioration in the quality, look good as new still. How long ago did the change happen? Hope this helps.
I hike in the La Sportiva FC 1.1 and also the La Sportiva Lynx. If your trails are rocky and have a lot of talus/scree I would go with the FC 1.1. If you plan on doing a bit of running and hiking on the same day the Lynx is a great shoe for both. However, keep in mind if you are carrying a loadgo with the FC 1.1. Hope this helps.
I wore the same size in the Montrail Masochist as I do in all the La Sportiva shoes. Not sure how the Masochist compares to other Montrails, hope this helps.
I don't think you would have a problem in these at all. See my review. The traction in these shoes are great as well. I never felt the soles to be stiff, the shoe felt quite smooth out of the box. Hope this helps.
La Sportiva makes great stuff. The materials in these shoes are nice. The shoe is well constructed, and will last mile after mile. The toe box has a nice "run free" feel to it and the heel cup is stable. The shoe is low to the ground and has a clear feeling of the trail as you run. I took this shoe on a very rocky 13 miler and my feet (bottoms) were getting hot the last 2 miles. I took them out again the next day on a trail a bit less rocky and I could feel the soreness from the day before. I am 6'3" and 175 lbs. As a bigger runner they were not great for me but I could see them working quite well for all the skinny fast boys who beat me to the finish line. I still like the Crosslites and Wildcats more.
You can pack this thing a few different ways without compromising your backpack loadbecause it is so light. Obviously it will not pop on you so again, another plus. What I have liked about it the most is it keeps me where I want to be in my tent and in my bag. The R value is good enough as a single pad in the summer and could go solo depending on your bag for winter trips. The only bad thing about it is the size, unless you are taking a chest of drawers, you will need to pack it on the outside of your pack and it can become cumbersome on narrow trails ducking under trees and such. It has a tendency to get snagged on branches but for $29.95 it will take a load of abuse before another one is needed. Buy it.
This thing just holds a lot of stuff. I found a extra compartment 3 months after I had owned it. I use this for day hikes in the summer and for day outings in the winter while I am snowshoeing. It can hold my shovel and avalanche probe with ease. The bladder compartment works great as well. I have no complaints.
I wear these as often as possible. For hikes with little scree and talus these are great to wear. I have taken them down the Zion Narrows backpacking trip, on short three milers and some good hikes in the Uinta Mountains. They are great when you are in sand, water, packed trails or just kickin it.
I bought this based principally on the reviews I read in magazines and on the internet. This was my first purchase of any Big Agnes productI was not disappointed. The tent is light, very easy to set up, the double doors and double vestibule are great, the stakes are well-made and light. I accidentally stepped on one of the guy lines and snapped it, Big Agnes sent me a few new sets all at their cost. I have really enjoyed this tent.
Okay there are a lot of things that are great with these snowshoes. They are light, the traction is superb, the frame and deck are durable and stiff, easy to get on and off, narrow enough to walk like a normal human and the length is perfect for holding you up in the fresh pow pow of Utah's light snow. The bad, they rust if you don't dry them off, the straps don't stay under the hook device and the straps tend to snap after about 10-15 uses.
These guys make great stuff. Even the t-shirts are nice looking.
Fits to size, did not shrink and it looks cool.
If you are looking for something light, fast, reliable and can boil water for twothis is it. I have owned mine for two years and I am still waiting for something to go wrong with it. I have used it at sea level, 11,000+ feet in 0 degree temperature and it held up fine. I would take nothing else.
I own too many pairs of these socks. I use them for trail running, mountain biking, hiking, winter running, and tennis. They are comfortable, they don't slip down, they dry quickly and they look sexy.
I was skeptical at first but I dove in and purchased four pair. I wore those for 2.5 yearsyeah gross I know. I summited 19 peaks with them and took them all over the place. Never one hole, no stink, never too hot, too cold, and they dry quickly in the sun. I now own 15 pair of various SmartWool socks. These socks are solid.
Okay these shoes are just about as good as it could get out of the box. The toe box area is ample and the heel cup is stable. The tread is great, not as good as the Firebladeswhat is, very little to no slippage on climbs with loose rock and soft powdered dirt. I like these shoes for an every day trainer, I would still wear my Fireblades in a race. My feet cannot handle the lack of cushion in the Fireblades to wear every day. You can feel the rocks under your feet in these, not to the point where it hurts but it is a good low to the ground feel for a cushion shoeunlike the Fireblades where you can feel it in the pain cave after a good 5 miles. The nice thing about these, is the don't roll when you hit a rock off-center like the Cascadia 4's have done. I am hooked.
I own two and they are as good as everyone claims. I take them on all my trips and shove all my gear in them. They are tough and travel well. Buy em'.
This bag is perfect for the late spring, summer and early fall in Utah. It is as warm as everyone claims and as light as professed. I own this and the Lithium as well and with these two bags I am covered year round.
It is light, warm and packs small. Don't drag it across the cactus in Escalante and you will be fine. This thing puffs up like a puffer fish once you take it out and it stays puffy with lots of warm hot air all night long. Love it!
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