Tate Murdockwrote a review of Black Diamond Factor 130 Alpine Touring Boot - Men's on February 14, 2013
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I just put my 22nd trip in on these boots, so they are gettin close to being broken in. I haven't had a single problem. I love the boa system! For being 130's , they are even pretty dang comfortable.
I do a ton of sidecountry hiking up bootpacks and along ridges. Put these bad chickens in hike mode, loosen up your buckles and you can move pretty dang quick! Heck, if you're in hike mode, these things arent even too bad to drive in!
Long story short, I love these boots! Super good product from a great company. Thanks Black Diamond!!!!