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Vince R.

Vince R.

White Mountains of NH.

Vince R.'s Passions

Hiking & Camping
Skiing
Climbing
Fly Fishing

Vince R.

Vince R.wrote a review of on December 13, 2015

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have used these gloves fairly extensively ice climbing in the northeast and they appear to suffer in two areas. First there is too much material on the palm and fingers (limiting mobility). Second the benefits of having extra material (durability) are offset by the exposed stitching placed at high wear points. The stitching on my gloves failed on the fingers and palm after half a season. (I am fairly careful to avoid rappelling overly fast or with wet gloves but I don't exactly baby my gear)

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Vince R.

Vince R.wrote a review of on July 1, 2015

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Bought two pairs on sale, lasted a year or so with minimal incident (besides fraying waistband) before they really started to fall apart (multiple tears, ripped stitching in multiple places). I feel that cheap cotton shorts or cut off sweat pants climb better than these (more stretch) and are a fraction of the cost.

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Vince R.

Vince R.wrote a review of on July 1, 2015

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My headlamp failed after roughly 2.5 years of use (used fairly frequently, carried in pack extremely frequently) and when I sent it back to petzl, I was told there was a fault in the wiring and since it had been more the 3 years since the date of manufacture they could not replace it.

I debated giving it 2 or 3 stars as it did function well (bright, dealt well with cold, long battery life) but I believe that a headlamp built for outdoor use should last longer than mine did.

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Vince R.wrote a review of on May 2, 2013

5 5

I use the small ones all the time. I often find myself reaching for these over my BD stoppers. The little groove on the nut really helps them slot into the most bomber placements.

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Vince R.

Vince R.wrote a review of on April 21, 2013

3 5

First let my say that if these boots fit me they would be absolutely incredible. Unfortunately they do not. I took them out on a small hike when I got them to break them in and they seemed fine, although the heel wire sat a little uncomfortably against my foot. On the second hike (10+) miles I got a blister on each foot in the same spot (upper heel) . I tried every configuration of insole and lacing that I could imagine but nothing seemed to alleviate the pain. I did notice that on the descent and on flat ground they didn't seem to bother me. Too bad there aren't more hikes where I don't have to go up :). I would highly recommend getting these at a store where you can try them on if you are going to pay full price for them anyway. Otherwise it is probably worth the risk of them not fitting to get a boot of this caliber on sale. The boots have plenty of support and the waterproofing seemed superb. I can not speak on the long term durability of the boots because I only had them for a week.

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Vince R.wrote a review of on November 20, 2011

5 5

Pretty awesome crampons. These are very durable and fit my Scarpa Mont Blancs well. In retrospect I wish I had gone with the traditional wire bail over the "new-matic" style as it offers just a little more ability to adjust the position of the frontpoints.

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Vince R.

Vince R.wrote a review of on November 20, 2011

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Thought it was the DWR at first but after numerous attempts to reapply a DWR solution I am convinced the membrane itself has failed in some way (functions for a couple outings then soaks through again). Also the cuff material delaminated on my jacket (easy fix with some superglue).

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