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Girard Ordway

Girard Ordway

New Hampshire

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Ice Climbing
Mountaineering
Sport Climbing
Bouldering

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Girard Ordway

Girard Ordway wrote a review of on January 10, 2013

Nice pants but pilling is unacceptable
3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had these for about a year now. They aren't the lightest pants but they are really comfortable, usable in a wide range of temperatures.

They climb very well. The boot area is a little too baggy but most pants seem to be like that. The integrated gaiters work very well. Haven't used the bungie loop.

They start pilling a lot at the beginning of this season which causes 1000's of snow and ice balls to stick to the pants. I think that's pretty unacceptable for a product that costs this much but that's just me.

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Girard Ordway wrote a review of on December 10, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

They are light and I've used them for backpacking and running.

My big issue with them is the heel is simply too high. Also, the toe boxes around the big toe began to collapse when walking or running causing them to cut into my big toes. I'm not one to complain but it was very painful. I only had about 50 miles of use on them before this happened. You may or may not have this problem.

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Girard Ordway wrote a review of on January 23, 2012

5 5

Awesome fitting and looking pants. I bought the US 34\EU 50. They weighed in at 746 grams. More than enough room for a baselayer underneath and a small fleece pant could be worn as well. They have a tighter more athletic fit but offer full range of movement. They are much warmer than I expected and seem extremely high quality. I'll update after climbing with them a few times.

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Girard Ordway wrote a review of on December 6, 2010

5 5

Was trying to answer mvick's question but it wouldn't let me.A Medium will most likely be too short for you.I'm 6ft, 180lbs, 33inch waist. I just got a medium in today. I can barely fit my arms in it and if I raise my hands above my head it becomes a belly shirt. I wanted a slim spandex type fit but the arms and length are just too small.A large is too big for me from what the sizing chart says but I'm going to exchange for one and hopefully it fits better without having a fat waist.If anyone reading this has 15.5+inch arms you are going to find the medium very uncomfortable from how much the arms have to stretch out.The product is really nice otherwise. It's very soft, super warm, and I like how it's a different material in the venting areas. I'm looking at using it over a baselayer for alpinist stuff.

Updated: the large fits well on my frame. Also, it weighs 430g so about 55g less than I was expecting.

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Girard Ordway wrote a review of on December 1, 2010

Great Pants
4 5

I've used these for a few mountaineering adventures and they are great. It's been wet and warmer so I've tended to use them directly over a baselayer.

The vents work really well. The zippers move well and are easy to use even with gloves on.

The included gaiters work pretty decently but for deep snow a pair of OR Crocs would still be warranted. The reinforced ankles have saved me from a few crampon holes. I'm generally very careful but have managed to poke one hole in them about an inch above where the reinforced part cuts off.

These pants wear pretty large. I'm 6ft and a muscular 180lbs. I have a medium and they have plenty of room, even in the thighs which is rare for me with outdoor gear.

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