Smugglers Notch, Mad River Glen
These arent too bad...depends on how hungry you are and if you take the time to prepare it properly. WATCH THE SODIUM!
Ive had this set for 10+ years and it has been all over the world. Everything I need fits in the 1.5 L pot and I secure it with a wrap so nothing creeps out. Excellent, do everything, basic cookset.
Has anyone had any issues with these bindings chewing up the toe or releasing, as in your foot twists out during a turn a turn and you almost kill yourself release? I tried adjusting them quite a bit but could never get them just right to meet up with my Scarpa T2X's.
It has a zipper in the front...
After break in these got a little loose on my foot and ended up being too small lengthwise. Took them to Limmer and Sons and had the tongue modified to try to lock my heel in more and keep my foot from moving but that just made my foot numb. For me these are just too stiff for heavy backpacking. Wouldnt work for me even with modifications by the best in the business! Also, these look tough on the outside but they have a fabric inner that will start to fall apart if you abuse these boots.
I used these in my alpine ski boots for about a total of 2 runs...then took them out and threw them away. I had a roomate at a ski shop who said I should try them due to my knee problems and flat feet. While my roomate warned me I should get used to them at home first and that they may be a little painful, the pain I experienced only got worse on the hill. Severe discomfort, and by the second run both feet were frozen on a mild day. Also, the top of the insole would catch my foot going into the ski boot and move the insole around...not fun. Overall I think this product is a good idea but does not work well for me. Im sticking with superfeet.
So Im stuck between these and the G3 Saints in a 184/5. My only concern about the saints is they might not be "enough" ski for me as Im 195-200lbs. I do plan on doing quite a bit of touring but its all for a reason, to bag sick lines in deep to semi deep snow. Ill be using the Axls and TX2's. Thoughts...anyone?
Ive owned a heli pro since 00/01. Its hands down the best day/day tour pack Ive ever used. Customer service from Dakine is awesome. They fix their stuff after you beat the bejesus out of it beyond all reason-no questions asked. Highly recommend this pack and brand for those looking for quality.
Simple and rugged and allow for great grip on the poles. Do not work well in really wet conditions...but thats not what they're made for. Love em.
This is the best ski jacket I've ever owned. Spent a whole night in NH in the rain and didnt have a problem. Nicely cut, big enough but not too big and it has some powder sleeves with thumb holes that I thought were annoying at first put grew to like. Sizing...Im 6'3", 215lbs and I find the XL to fit great. I dont like my stuff huge though...Not into the crazy colors so I went with black...but hey, thats just me.
I second that kretzky...this is a sick shell, buts thats it. Get some layers under it and its killer. If your hiking for turns "big and bulky" just wont work.
Generous cut fits great and dosnt get in the way. Im not sure if I like the thumb hole wrist sleeve end thingies yet...Ill have to get into some deep snow before the verdict is out. Looks to be very well constructed...
Pants are very well constructed. Im 6'3", size 34-36 waist, 220 lbs. and these are great for everything. Enough room to walk and move...but not too much park steez that they get in the way. XL would require a bomber belt and would be too baggy for me.
Ive used these socks for years. They are not the most "high volume" full cushion boot sock and you need to make sure you buy the right size (too small would be uncomfortable). Hands down the most durable, comfortable sock ever. I have pairs that are about 3 years old and I still wear them daily...On top of it all, they are from Vermont, and Vermont rocks.
These skis are awesome, good for just about everything I can do in the east. They have held up really well. Probably going to get some hellbents eventually...