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D_DUBersons wrote a review of on September 4, 2013

Crappy Straps
3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These were my first pair of trekking poles and loved the support that they offered, definitely hooked. The only problem I had was with the durability of the wrist straps. I used these on a 14 day, 140 mile Haute Route trek across Switzerland and by the time the trip was over I had pretty much thrashed the straps. I wish black diamond had used a descent piece of webbing instead of this flimsy mesh stuff.

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D_DUBersons wrote a review of on September 4, 2013

Poor Construction
2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

Wore these shoes on a 14 day, 140 mile trek of the Haute Route in Switzerland. They provided great support and were exactly what I was looking for in a light hiking shoe, capable of supporting moderate loads. However, by the end of the trip the mid sole had begun to separate and crack away from the outsole, unacceptable for a shoe in this price range. I have worn and loved Lowa boots for the past 15 years and these were not up to par. Maybe next time they'll ditch the crappy rubber and use a Vibram sole.
- Fail Lowa, thanks to Backcountry.com for the fantastic customer service on the return.

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D_DUBersons wrote a review of on January 24, 2012

3 5

Received these and I was pretty stoked based on the Icebreaker reputation. Build quality is very good and the material extremely soft; However I had to return them as they have no hole in the crotch!! Not sure how they get things done down in New Zealand but I find this to be very awkward, especially under ski pants. Deal breaker, support our USA manufacturers and go with the Ibex 3/4 Johns.

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D_DUBersons wrote a review of on January 21, 2011

2 5

I have owned numerous Cloudveil products over the years and have always respected the quality and design of their products. that being said, the new Trollers don't stand up to the reputation. After four or five days out I started to notice the stitching coming apart on one of the thumbs and had to send them back. Not very warm either, after a couple hours on a cold day at Breckenfridge my fingers felt like lifeless nubs. For a leather glove touted as being bomber equipment Cloudveil falls short on this one. I think the new ownership needs to retool their production process.

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