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JONATHAN's Passions

Camping
Backpacking
Trail Running
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Paddling
Road Cycling
Ice Climbing
Snowshoeing
Alpine Skiing
Mountaineering
Sport Climbing
Kayaking
Trad Climbing

JONATHAN's Bio

Interests include ice, rock climbing, mountaineering and glacier travel. Keeping fit, well trained and sharp are the most important ways to enjoy your adventure and stay safe..but having the right gear makes it all even better.

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Wandrr wrote a review of on February 24, 2014

3 5

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

This boot has many good features. I have climbed hard with the boot in wet, icy and cold conditions. I never had a problem with leaking and they keep your feet nicely warm in moderate cold. The easy pull lacing system and power strap work well together and the boots are quick to get on. The boot gaiter holds up to abuse. I think they could have done without the mammut stitching on the top of the boot. It looks good, but does nothing for the preformance(unravels and could be an eventual leakage issue). I treated mine with waterproof spray just in case but never had a leak. I have been on full day slog/climbs with these boots. They are a bit wide fitting in the heel. The only major issue I had with comfort has to do with the interior zipper pouch sewn at the base of he zipper. This reinforced pouch pushes into the top of my foot and eventually gets quite sore. I suppose that would have to do with foot shape, but it has been an issue for me. If you do feel I pushing down when you try them on, it might be an issue after many hours of wear. Light weight, precise on ice and good edging. Hope this helps! I gave them a 3 star because they hurt my feet. Otherwise they would be a 4.5.

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Wandrr wrote a review of on December 31, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These shock absorbers are light weight, quality constructed and durable. I have about 30 climbs using these and had one partner fall on one, engaging it. These are both smaller and considerably lighter than screamers. If you don't mind spending the extra money and weight is an issue on your rack for long approaches or big climbs, I would highly recommend them. I use them exclusively.

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Wandrr wrote a review of on December 31, 2012

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am a fan of RAB gear. The constuction of is gaiter is excellent but the design may not be ideal, depending on what you are doing. For snowshoeing, general winter wandering and glacial travel, this may be a good choice. Vertical and technical ice, not so much. The gaiter does not hold it's shape as well as the OR croc or exped. Also, the bungee pull at the top of the gaiter can pop out during climbs and get caught in a crampon. For technical ice, I would stick with OR gaiters.

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