Isaac McShane

Isaac McShane

Isaac McShane

Isaac McShane wrote a question about on October 29, 2011

I just got my Ganda Guide's, and while I really like the feel and support of them, I am afraid they're too small. After wearing them for the afternoon, my toes felt cramped. They are the same size (46) as my Sportiva Mythos and Miuras. Should I have gotten a half size bigger than my climbing shoes? Thanks!!

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Isaac McShane

Isaac McShane wrote a question about on May 31, 2011

I've had La Sportiva Mythos for the past couple of years and love them. They are the most comfortable climbing shoes I've ever had. But I wanted a more aggressive shoe, and got the Miura vs. They just arrived today, and I am quite glad I got the velcro system. I ordered the same size (45.5) that my Mythos are, and while I expected them to feel a lot less uncomfortable, I didn't realize it would be that uncomfortable. If I wear size X shoe in one La Sportiva Climbing shoe would I wear the same size in any La Sportiva climbing shoe? Thanks for any info

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Isaac McShane

Isaac McShane wrote a question about on March 31, 2011

Most immediately I would like a spring weight backcountry pack I can take to The Smoky Mountains in order to make some serious miles around the AT. I’ve read all the reviews and descriptions, I know the D. isn’t a backpacking pack, although it seems some customers have used it for that. My hiking buddy uses a 60L pack. I’m 6’5” 220Lbs, I don’t know even if the large is big enough, if it will fit my tent and long sleeping bag. In addition to the backpacking, I would like it to double as my crag pack, for which I think it would be ideal. Then come wintertime, I know I’d love having it as for alpine travel. So I reckon my question is a) is the previous model D. indeed larger while still durable, and b) is it sufficient for my expectations? I know that’s a hefty TWO PART question, and I greatly appreciate any info released. I will reciprocate the assistance when applicable :)

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Isaac McShane

Isaac McShane wrote a question about on March 31, 2011

ATTN MH REP: I have been deliberating over the two Direttissima models and the South Col pack for hours now! (Perhaps I should step away to look at it with fresh eyes later!) Nonetheless, I am still very on the fence when it comes to decision making time. Firstly, between the the last Direttissima and the new spring model, it seems that the older version is slightly larger, albeit heavier. I'll sacrifice a pound for extra space to fit the vino. Apparently the newer model is also made of a newer and more durable fabric. Does this outweigh the 7L space difference? idk. Neither model offer external water bottle pouch, but that seems to be a reoccurring factor with all MH packs >5Lbs. However, there's an internal hydration reservoir, so that's cool. I have owned a Tatonka 85L pack for 11 years which is bombproof. As tempting as it is to go with the South Col, I am hoping to find a happy medium between my 80L mammoth and my nice 35L daypack. Here's what I want

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