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Jorgen

Jorgen

Norway, Austria (Tirol) & East Coast.

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Jorgen

Jorgen wrote a review of on March 2, 2013

3 5

Spent a week in these through Austrian resorts, side and backcountry, including short treks to get to certain spots. The bib came in handy in the deep snow but overall I'm left wanting with this product. The material feels like it retains moisture and I'm left feeling wet and cold towards the end of the day. The side vents help to dump heat and interior moisture but with frequent use the zipper tends to get caught in the overlapping material and may result in ripping/holes. The cuff gaiter is OK but not ski optimal. The cuff guard however, is ripped after only a few days of use.
I'm missing some easy release options for the suspenders for those critical moments.
Overall I would not recommend for aggressive skiers or backcountry use. The fit is very good in my opinion, at 6' 190lbs I've got beefy legs and these were a perfect fit - not too baggy with great room for movement. They are laughably easy to slide into without snagging on anything. I would recommend these for snowboarding and normal winter use.

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Jorgen wrote a review of on February 25, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This ski is so much fun and is close to doing it all, definitely excels in more snow then less - not great on ice and super hard pack, but what is. I would absolutely recommend this ski to anyone looking for a do-it-all ski, it's easy to throw around in the trees and have great float in deep snow, and you can even take it out carving if you're stuck on the groomers. Me, I'm skiing the Atomic Theory 177 with Salomon STH 12 bindings and Black Diamond Factor 130 boots.

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Jorgen wrote a review of on March 1, 2012

2 5

I'm a 6' 190lbs, 280mm boots - medium to aggressive skiier. I change between the Salomon Shogun 183 and Volkl Kendo 177. I've had a total of 9 days with the factor's in various terrain, trees, deep snow (light and heavy), hardpack and bumps. I use these as my only boot. They are abnormally beat up after what I would call a few days of "light" skiing. The plastic seems cheap and will easily damage. The liner keeps getting pinched by the shell, that plus the boa system makes it a pain in the rear to take on and off. The ski/walk mode busted on both boots. My feet are around medium width, with strong calves and these boots are excruciatingly uncomfortable, so much so that I frequently had to take two hour long breaks to remove the boots. They've been heat molded which did nothing for the fit. My feet still hurt and it's a week later. I was really hoping these boots would do it all but looks more and more like I'll need a two-boot quiver. I want to give these until the end of the season (along with a proper backcountry trek) until I give my final verdict. But so far I'm somewhat disappointed.

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