Justin

Justin

Justin

Justin wrote a review of on April 16, 2011

5 5

I ordered three pair of shoes and boots (All Salewa) from BC. These are AWESOME, I ended up keeping Mtn. Trainer instead of the Alp Trainer boots. I'm also keeping the Alp trainer shoes. I decided I would use the shoes more for light day hikes and I liked the Mtn. Trainers because they offer a little more ankle support and have a slightly stiffer sole which I thought would be better for carrying something heavy on my back. I would HIGHLY recommend looking at the Mtn. Trainer as a close alternative to the Alp Trainer. I don't think you can go wrong with either choice.

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Justin

Justin wrote a review of on April 16, 2011

5 5

I ordered three pair of shoes and boots (All Salewa) from BC. These are AWESOME, but I actually ended up keeping the shoe version of this boot and went with the Mtn. Trainer instead of the Alp Trainer. It was a really difficult choice as these were very comfortable right out of the box. I decided I would use the shoes more for light day hikes and I liked the Mtn. Trainers because they offer a little more ankle support and have a slightly stiffer sole which I thought would be better for carrying something heavy on my back. If you can't find these shoes in stock, I would HIGHLY recommend looking at the Mtn. Trainer as a close alternative. I don't think you can go wrong with either choice. Looking forward to all the snow melting so I can abuse the hell out of these!

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Justin

Justin wrote a review of on February 22, 2011

5 5

I've had two pairs of these shoes. The first suffered a bit of a durability issue. I wore a hole in the side of the rubber surround right at the flex point. Since Backcountry.com rocks, I returned the shoe and got a new pair. This is my daily shoe. I have weird foot problems that seem to make most shoes uncomfortable for any length of time. Not so with these! I can wear these all day and my feet feel comfortable the entire time. They are a great hiker/approach shoe although not quite as sticky as a true approach shoe. Since these claim to be a bit a of a hybrid between a trail runner and an approach shoe, I guess they've hit the nail on the head. I've had my current pair for about 7-8 months and I still love them. I'm definitely going to be buying a new pair in the spring and I'll probably add the gore-tex pair as well for the wet days. I love these shoes and wish Backcountry.com would import more of Salewa's hiking boot line. There are a couple boots I would love to try when I go backpacking...

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Justin wrote a review of on October 29, 2009

5 5

Ok, so I'm a regular on SAC and Tramdock and am always looking for the perfect jackets for various wintertime activities. I picked up several jackets last year and this remains my go-to jacket for anything aerobic. It breathes like a champ, but retains enough warmth that it can be used around town too. Plus it just looks hella good. It's just water-resistant enough to shed most anything you'll encounter touring. I'm not sure I'd trust this in a really heavy-wet snowfall, but for typical wasatch powder, this is all you'll need. Haven't tried this jacket with a helmet, but it seems like it would accomodate one, albeit a bit snug. I'm 6'0 and about 200 lbs and the large fits perfect. It's an athletic cut, but allows adequate room for light layering. Used this on a day about -10 degrees F and had an UnderArmour Cold Gear base with an Icebreaker 220 and was perfect. Love it!

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