Evan Tougas

Evan Tougas

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Evan Tougas's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Snowshoeing
Skiing

Evan Tougas's Bio

I like my tent more than my house.

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Evan Tougas wrote a review of on September 26, 2013

4 5

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

First off, in comparison to the Salomon SpeedCross 3 Climashield shoe, These fit seemingly wider and I think more true to size. These shoes are great, they have good tread, the goretex liner is killer, and keeps you bone dry. For hiking and approaches they have plenty of support, and are even awesome for walking to class on wet days. However, has a running shoe- there are many better options. These shoes are on the heavier side of things, and feels "clunky" if you while running. It may be just my opinion, but these are definitely not my dedicated running shoe.

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Evan Tougas wrote a review of on August 28, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

So, I must say that this is my first AT boot, and my first Scarpa boot- but oh was it a great decision. So first off, the Maestrale Rs is a featherweight, powerful ski boot. I wear a size 9.5 and purchased these is a size 27, which is a perfect fit. These boots aren't all perfect though, the cuffs are high and made for skinny legs. My tree trunks took a little persuading to fit at first, but that will change over time. At first, the pivoting tongue puts up a fight, but that becomes easier as you become more familiar with the boot. ( It makes putting the put on a dream.) Now for the flex, this boot provides an awesome range of motion for the ups, and is bomber for the downs. I trust it.

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Evan Tougas wrote an answer about on March 26, 2013

I would try for the 38.5 and hope for the best. These have a similar fit , and are aggressive the solutions. BackCountry has a super good return policy, but I'd imagine the shipping is killer. The shoes will stretch a little bit- so you should factor that into your decision. Best of luck

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Evan Tougas wrote a review of on March 26, 2013

5 5

The ATC Guide is an essential piece for every body's rack. It's simple- and that's half of the beauty. The Guide is a beautiful creation- BD took the award winning ATC XP and made it even more useful. The extra loop allows for multiple belay positions, and added security. The teeth allow for grip with heavy climbers or slick ropes. Plus, if you're reading this, then you know what it does. So stop reading and buy it already.

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Evan Tougas wrote an answer about on March 26, 2013

I don't own this, but I'd recommend the the L/XL if you're using this for alpine ventures. My reasoning is because you'll have layers, and it's better to be safe than sorry. This harness is super adjustable, so I think it should suit your needs. Best of luck!

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Evan Tougas wrote a review of on March 17, 2013

5 5

What makes these so effective? they work, well. These skins are burly, grippy and still slide well. I've only used these on crud and ice, but they held way better than I would have expected. The tail clip has a tenancy to slide off on my skis, but it's not too annoying. I would buy another pair, but I have a feelingI won't have to for a while.

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Evan Tougas wrote a review of on March 14, 2013

5 5

It's funny how we love things that work the way they should, but that's the case with the base camp duffel. It's bomber, water resistant, and did I mention bomber? this this was made for getting thrown into cargo bays, tied to roofs or tied to donkeys. The large is great, and fits all of my skiing stuff. Definitely worth the investment.

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Evan Tougas wrote an answer about on March 12, 2013

I agree with BzBrian. While I find these boots more than warm enough for snowshoeing, when paired with my darn tough mountaineering socks. It really depends on what you will be doing primarily, for backpacking and light winter use, these are ideal. But for primarily mountaineering applications, look to light mountaineering boots.

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Evan Tougas wrote an answer about on March 12, 2013

These are ideal for backpacking, so you won't be disappointed there. But Mat is correct, these boots are not insulated, so it largely depends on what temperatures you'll be facing. I find these plenty warm for a lot of winter activities, but I'm also active. Perhaps look to a real winter boot and this boot and take the hit with cost.

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Evan Tougas wrote a review of on February 20, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a good all around side country and resort pack. I've used to for day tours and back country skiing. It holds the essentials- probe, down layer, extra gloves, water, etc. The shovel pocket is too small for my black diamond D7, so I have to use the snowboard carry. However it works well with Ortovox shovels and I would imagine the BD D3 would fit. Both diagonal and vertical ski carry are bomber on this thing. Perhaps the most stable I've used yet. The A frame ski carry is also wide enough for the fat skis. (I've carred my Volkl Chopsticks in the A Frame, which are 148-128-148). The separate dry pocket is really nice when you're putting wet skins for gloves in there and you don't want to soak everything. The helmet carrier is pretty neat, but it doesn't work so well with my Giro G10Mx, but I wouldn't expect it to. Overall a great pack that is definitely suited for the backcountry.

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Evan Tougas wrote an answer about on December 31, 2012

I don't think so, you would need something with an adjustable toe plate. My next question is are you going to be using these for both AT and downhill or just downhill? Because if the answer is both, just consider a burly sidecountry binding the Guardian/Tracker or the duke/baron.(Those bindings provide stable downhill performance.) If you intend to use it as an exclusively downhill binding, look to the krypton series.

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