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TwistedTransistor wrote a review of on August 1, 2013

Flats shoe for small pins/riders
2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

These shoes are quite comfy, even with a wide foot (12, 4E - their size 13 fits great). Their downfall is sole strength.

After two months, the sole showed very little wear, until flexing the shoe, where multiple tears were apparent. They are on the center, outside of the shoe, near the arch - where the outer pins make contact. My flats are DMV Vaults, which have fairly aggressive pins, and I'm about 200lbs.

For flats with fairly small pins, they'd be great. However, for more aggressive pins, they're a waste of money.

I'm currently riding Impact Low's, which have more reinforcement in the sole, and are holding up better.

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TwistedTransistor wrote a review of on May 12, 2011

1 5

I tried these on before the Alpine Utility Pants. The build quality is excellent - these even have the fabric doubled up on the backs of the ankles. My stats - 6', 190, 33" waist, 34" inseam - and tried on the 34x34 pants. They initially felt great, until I went to move and realized the waist is designed to ride about 2" above what is comfortable. My preference is for them to ride about 1" below my iliac crest (hip bone). These about cover my belly button. Erkel, these pants are for you.

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TwistedTransistor wrote a review of on May 12, 2011

1 5

These pants are definitely stout. Construction and material are excellent - doubled up on the knees...even doubled on the backs of the ankles which is a great idea. Unfortunately, as with their other products, the waist height was designed for Grandpa (hits about a half inch below the original mountain pants). The fit is athletic -- I'm 6', 190, 33" waist, 34" inseam, and tried the 34x34 pants. Upon picking them up, I completely forgot about the price. After trying them on, they went straight back into the box. Please make a low-rise version!!!

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TwistedTransistor wrote a review of on March 3, 2008

4 5

I'm very happy with my XCR gloves - performed well over three weeks of Utah powder and cold weather and BC cat skiing.

Two changes I'd make. Hestra sizes based hand length rather than girth - so they're a bit snug - too snug to be able to wear liners, particularly around the wrist. A "fat" version would be nice! They are great for dexterity though. I was also surprised at how warm they are. The other change - removable liners to dry them faster.

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TwistedTransistor wrote a review of on February 18, 2008

2 5

I got these pants two days ago - looked to be great quality, nice features, and a typical spyder product. Unfortunately, after a half day skiing, one of the knees was gone. Brushing up against a sapling rubbed the exterior coating off and put a small tear in the fabric. So, if you stay in-bounds, these would be a great pant. If you venture off the beaten path, they won't last. Sypder - please reinforce the knees!!!

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