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All over Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and occasionally Idaho

Taylor's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowshoeing
Climbing
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ZMOOS wrote an answer about on November 4, 2010

I would say that there are better options out there. This is an amazing jacket, but if you're going to be beating on it falling on snow and ice and possible encounters with trees and things I would recommend something more durable. It is super light and packs down to be tiny, but in accomplishing those two things they sacrifice a bit of durability and breathability with just the GORE-TEX Packlite. In addition, to save weight they only put the zip halfway down, which I imagine would get annoying pretty quick if you had to keep taking it on and off.

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ZMOOS wrote a review of on November 4, 2010

5 5

I just wanted to warn anyone out there that is about to buy the lichen. I realized that color doesn't matter much to most people, but when you're buying such an expensive jacket, i would let it carry a little bit of weight.

The lichen appears to be an almost lemon yellow on my screen, but when I saw it in a store in real life i realized why they call it lichen. In reality it's a really pale yellow almost green color and exactly the same shade of much of the lichen i've seen in the mountains. Just trying to prevent a mishap.

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ZMOOS wrote an answer about on October 30, 2010

The vertical points on these crampons don't give as much purchase when being used on glaciers or steep snow. If you're looking for an all around crampon however this is a good option.

The new-matic version shouldn't climb any worse than the automatic. It just depends on the type of boot you're fitting them on. Pretty much all real "Ice Boots" have a toe and heal bail that will take an automatic crampon.

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ZMOOS wrote a review of on October 20, 2009

5 5

These boots are amazing. Great spring or summer mountaineering boot. Light enough and flexible enough that a long approach to the snow isn't an issue and still still enough that it takes a crampon great and provides ample support in the snow.

Used this boot to climb mount Rainier in July. Was a little chilly standing on snow in camp, but i just stood on a pad if i wasn't moving around. Used this in the wind river range. Back packed over 50 miles on that trip including Ganet peak. Plenty warm.

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