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Reid Pitman

Reid Pitman

Crystal Mountain, WA

Reid's Passions

Snowboarding
Running
Biking
Skiing
Climbing

Reid's Bio

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I've been filling my life with extremes as long as I've known.
Once a addict\alcoholic to a endurance biking, backcountry snowboarder.
I live\work at a ski area year round, I also ski\ride year round on the glaciers of the PNWSplitboarding changed how I look at summer time. Skiing is just something to pass the time til powder days. Shoulder seasons I can be found riding single tracks and bike parks or scrambling up mountains and pebble wrestling. I don't like water unless its frozen, hot weather, things with engines, romantic comedies...

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Reid Pitman

Reid Pitman wrote an answer about on October 13, 2014

Stick with your shoe size. The fit of snowboarding boots takes into account layer. But going up a full size will give you way too much play around your foot. Either jamming toes or heel lift.
I've done it and the slappy loose feeling held my ability back. I actually size down half sizes and get the boots fitted.
Backcountry can send you 2 pairs so you can figure out your size. Hit the "Live Chat" button on the very top of the screen.

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Reid Pitman

Reid Pitman wrote an answer about on October 12, 2014

I agree with Mike, any full shank boot is going to get uncomfortable fast! I prefer to use a light approach shoe or sandal depending on weather and just carry that boot. Recently a few of my friends were ranting and raving about these
http://www.backcountry.com/salewa-pro-gaiter-performance-fit-mountaineering-boot-mens?ti=UExQIENhdDpNb3VudGFpbmVlcmluZyBCb290czoxOjE6YmNzQ2F0ODExMDAwMjQ5&skid=SFW0019-BLA-S8

The shank is retractable giving you toe flex. I don't know about 15 miles in them but if thats the route you want to go.
Cheers.

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Reid Pitman

Reid Pitman wrote an answer about on October 11, 2014

So I've used this pad in just about all conditions so far. From the back of my subaru to mount Rainier with a little desert action too. This pad really is all season. I use the neoair xlite for going light in the summers too. I've heard that the Xtherm get very warm in warmer climates. I think in terms of durability, with the All season is a little thicker "feeling". What it can come down to is the shape! I have both pads in REGULAR, but with the mummy shape and idea of winter camping, going with the large would be better off.
So if you're looking for a do it all pad: All season. Winter specific, Xtherm.
Both are ultralight, ultra compact. I did end up buying a pumpsack to reduce condensation.

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