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brian.leif2103036 wrote a review of on May 25, 2012

3 5

I agree with Simon whole-heartedly on the zipper issue. The bag is very comfortable and warm, once you're in it. It's so soft and fluffy. The trouble is getting in and out with those darned zippers. I don't think that there is a time that I have used the zippers without them snagging on the guard. And it's pretty annoying on warmer nights not to be able to stick my feet out of the bag (my feet are usually the warmest part of my body). On the upside, when it's really cold outside, I can stick one arm out each side to make for a really warm snuggie while I cook. My wife says that I look like a giant bloody caterpillar, but I don't care - I am already married, right?

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brian.leif2103036 wrote a review of on May 25, 2012

3 5

I agree with Simon whole-heartedly on the zipper issue. The bag is very comfortable and warm, once you're in it. It's so soft and fluffy. The trouble is getting in and out with those darned zippers. I don't think that there is a time that I have used the zippers without them snagging on the guard. And it's pretty annoying on warmer nights not to be able to stick my feet out of the bag (my feet are usually the warmest part of my body). On the upside, when it's really cold outside, I can stick one arm out each side to make for a really warm snuggie while I cook. My wife says that I look like a giant bloody caterpillar, but I don't care - I am already married, right?

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brian.leif2103036 wrote a review of on August 27, 2009

5 5

One of the best all-around piolets I've used. It's pretty lightweight (not as much as the pro, though), but still fully functional. The grip at the "T" is very comfortable, even without gloves. The only thing I wish it had was a slightly bent shaft to make it easier for steep ice. But for what it is, it's a great ice axe -- perfect for everyone, beginner and experienced alike.

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brian.leif2103036 wrote a review of on June 28, 2009

2 5

I bought a pair of these to do both downhill and touring. I did not realize that they didn't have a rockered sole. When I got them, I was like "so what?" But on my first outing with them into the backcountry, I realized how uncomfortable a non-rockered sole is for walking in anything but soft snow. These boots are heavy, too. I would more or less classify them as a downhill boot with a walk feature, not a real AT boot.

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