Russell Griggs

Russell Griggs

Bozeman, MT and Denali NP, AK

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Hiking & Camping
Biking
Running
Skiing

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Russell Griggs

Russell Griggs wrote an answer about on January 3, 2009

You need to know which of the three Salomon binding styles you have. The three possibilities are SNS Profil, SNS Pilot (which would be compatible with these boots), or SNS BC (Backcountry). It should say somewhere on your binding which type it is.

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Russell Griggs wrote an answer about on December 20, 2008

To see a size chart for this jacket, click on the "View Size Chart" link right below the price & size options. Economy shipping for this item would be free since it costs more than $50 and thus satisfies the free shipping deal with Backcountry. As for faster shipping (just for this jacket), place the item in your shopping cart and then enter your zip-code in the appropriate box and check which option you'd like.

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Russell Griggs wrote an answer about on December 20, 2008

They could be used as hiking boots for normal, non-snow conditions, but with 400g of insulation (designed to keep your feet warm down to -40*F), your feet would probably overheat unless it was still winter-like temperatures. Thus, they're pretty much limited to use during the winter, although not necessarily with snow, just colder conditions.

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Russell Griggs wrote an answer about on December 20, 2008

These boots are compatible with any SNS XA binding, such as the "Salomon XADV Access Binding" or "Salomon SNS BC X-ADC Raid Binding." The difference between these two bindings (besides the price) is that the Raid version is beefier & is manual, while the Access version is a little bit easier to use because it's automatic (you can just step in) and is slightly lighter and less beefy.

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Russell Griggs wrote an answer about on December 15, 2008

You should be looking at the 179cm length, which is based upon your weight not height. Nordic skis are sized based upon your weight because it is essential to match the ski stiffness (stiffer skis are also generally longer) to make sure that you're not dragging the grip portion of the ski (as would happen with an overly flexible ski) or can't compress the grip section (due to an overly stiff camber).

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Russell Griggs wrote an answer about on December 11, 2008

Since you lie more or less exactly between a 43 & 43.5, it depends on how other similar shoes fit. When you say you "usually wear a 10", are you talking about other hiking shoes? If not, be aware that hiking shoes/boots fit differently than say running shoes because they're designed to be worn with slightly thicker socks. Thus, your best bet is probably to order both the 43 & 43.5 and compare the fits and see which fits better (& return the other pair).

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Russell Griggs wrote an answer about on December 11, 2008

Yes, it does record your max speed (along with moving & overall average). It also records the elevation change, which could also be interesting to look at when you finish a given run.

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Russell Griggs wrote an answer about on December 6, 2008

Yes, this stove runs on nearly any fuel imaginable, including isobutane. As for which is a better choice, they will both boil water, just decide which one has the extra features you want (i.e., ability to run on virtually any fuel, built-in cleaning needle for fuel line, etc.)

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