here are a few ideas. with mountaineering/ice climbing boots you want to size up a bit to keep your toes off the end for when you are kicking your front points in on vertical ice and to keep from smashing them while walking down from the summit. also having a bit more room is nice because your feet will stay warmer with the added wiggle room and maybe a thicker sock.
so those reasons are probably why the folks at your local shop are putting you in a 42. but that does sound like a huge jump. one thing to try in the 41 you said you hit the end pretty easily is to get a thicker insole to move your foot up in the boot so that it holds your ankle better, if you have a really low volume foot this could be why even though you have sized up you are still hitting the end of the boot when you kick. you could also try wearing a ski sock that has cushioning on the shin to help give your ankle some volume so that the boot can hold your foot back.
so maybe if you can try a 40 or 41 with those suggestions you will find the right size, good luck!
I have tried these on along with the batura, before i ended up in the Millet Davai. (which we unfortunately do no carry) But i can say that they have a similar fit to the batura, and feel a bit more comfortable if I remember correctly (it was last fall)
as for the sizing, if your toes hurt on shorter trips in your trangos at a 9.5 then kick that up to 10 man. the bigger you climb the longer then downhill on the way out, so give your toes some room, as long as the boot does not feel sloppy its good to have lots of room at the toes, and with how well this boot holds your ankles you should not have a problem with a size 10. your feet will stay warmer since there will be a bit more wiggle room, and if there is too much you can take up the room with a nicer insole like super feet.
basically my rule of thumb when it comes to buying shoes/boots is to go bigger rather than smaller, because there are always ways to take up extra room (foot beds, thicker socks etc.) but you can't make extra room in boots too tight
you can also order multiple pairs from us to try on and send back the ones that don't fit. A climbing shoe should fit like a sock, you want all parts of your foot touching the shoe with no gaps or loose areas. and around the toe of the shoe where the rubber meets the leather you will want to see all of your toe knuckles bumped up along that line. if this is your first pair of climbing shoes it will feel pretty painful, but as the shoe stretches and breaks in and you feet get used to being in that position it will hurt less.
If when trying the shoe on it is so painful that you can't even stand they are too tight and if you can put the shoe on fairly easily and it fells like a snug pair of sneakers, then you are too loose. You want to find that middle ground where your toes are knuckled and snug, but not horribly painful.
you totally can, it depending on the goggle it will push them down on your face a bit. and you have to put the goggles on before the helmet and run the strap under the helmet. I use it with the smith I/O and it pushes them down, its really annoying at first but then you forget about it once you start skiing.
there is nothing better than getting to the car and taking off cold ski or ice climbing boots and putting these on. My feet start to warm up instantly! and they are so comfy!! I just got back from the wind rivers doing some alpine mixed climbing and these things were awesome around camp at night and to sleep in. one thing that makes them so great to have is when you have to pee in the middle of the night you don't have to pull on your cold frozen boots. the soles are waterproof insulating and durable. had no problems with traction in the snow and no slipping on the rocky hillside we were camped on.
these may be one of the best things i have bought and they will always go with me during the winter
I love these pants! I bought them a few weeks ago and it has not been cold enough to test them out skiing or anything but I sure have gotten a lot of use out of them around the house! they are awesome! so soft and so nice to be in, they are great. I took them running once on a pretty frosty morning and they were perfect! Kept my legs a good temperature and never got too hot or restrictive. I am really excited to use these on really cold days ice climbing. They are tailored very well and I know they are going to fit very well under my pants and not restrict movement at all while I'm climbing or skiing for that matter.
I would recommend these to everyone looking for a fleece pant.
I have a 32" waist and I'l 6'6" and I got a medium, they are actually long enough which I was surprised by. I would say they run true to size in the waist and a bit long in the legs.
unfortunately we do not ship to Kazakstan
you can totally use a waterproofing spray on this jacket. I would recommend nikwax softshell proof wash in
looks like the only non cosmetic difference is that this one also has a recco reflector, where the 3+ does not
these are the same as a look pivot, not adjustable. if you want something that will work for different boot sizes look the marker jester
lets face it. If someone really wants to steal your skis or board, they are going to. But i think that is rare. If they are temped by your brand new gear not locked up, thats a different story. seeing this lock will keep most of the folks who would normally steal your stuff moving on to someone else's unlocked gear.
Ok, I have never used this because I am a skier but the color on these is amazing (and all demon stops). if you do a side by side comparison with any other stop these ones have the best color every time!
The flexible back is money. you pretty much have normal movement of your wrist. with the added bonus of not breaking your wrist. I have really bad wrists from skate boarding falls (when I was younger and too cool for wrist guards) these help keep the re-injuries at bay.
This is a great little kit if you are just getting into tuning your own stuff. its a great price and you get everything you need. the P-tex isn't my favorite. but the edge tool is simple and you can get a good 90 degree bevel, which is helpful when your learning about edge geometry and you screw up your edges with the file free hand. this thing helps get them back to 90 for ya.
I use the little brush all the time to clean dirt and bits of rock our of core shots. and the wax and iron are awesome. the buffing pad is a bit course, use this first then buy some green scotch-brite pads to finish buffing with.
I like this wax and the iron is pretty rad as well. and I think anyone who waxes skis could use more scrapers right? I have been using these one pound blocks for 3 years and they last forever! I wax a lot of skis each season. I have multiple pairs, my dads, my Wife's and my friends. most seasons one block lasts the full season with a bit to spare.
I have had this thing for the last couple of seasons. what I like best about it is since you can adjust the temp and its so small I use it to preheat bases before I drip P-TEX or do a base weld. for this purpose this Iron is awesome!
for me its hard to wax with because the handle is so small and my hands are so big that I end up only holding it between my thumb and first two fingers and I find that to be a bit annoying. But if you have normal human sized hands this should not be a problem for you.
I have been using DEMON wax for 3 years, I ski a lot, and I don't feel like it comes off easily. I generally wax every 3-5 days anyway but that's just me. I definitely feel like it lasts more than a day. and it does smell way good.
I used this as a work jacket. it was part of my uniform as a wildland fire fighter. It held up to some serious abuse. the tin cloth is really durable and if you keep it waxed it will repel quite a bit of rain before it soaks through. what i liked a lot about this jacket is as it gets dirtier it gets darker till it looks like a brown leather jacket. If you are just wearing it to be stylin then it probably won't get that dirty. but if you are into the rugged used look then get out there and work in this jacket and it will start looking real good. the only thing I didn't like about the jacket is that its pretty stiff, but thats kinda how its meant to be
looks like they have some ties that secure them to the poles
these should fit on that same center bar, you will just need to buy the G14 front points to go with it
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