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chrisjohnj1399738 wrote a question about on March 12, 2014

Originally made this post for the Grivel Flex bars but I guess the same questions would hold true for the Black Diamond flex bars too, here's the original...just replace Grivel with Black Diamond flex or standard center bars: What's the difference between these and the Grivel Valter Long Bar? I have some size 46/12 Lowa 8000 meter expedition boots I'm planning to take to Denali's West Buttress and my normal G12s (with back snap clip and front strap) don't quite extend long enough. I thought the 190cm length in the flex version would be good for the majority of low angle glacier travel we will see on the Denali expedition... But, I also may do some light vertical ice climbing in some of the Wyoming canyons when done with the expedition and I don't know if the "flex/suspension" would be good for that or if it would be fine either way since maybe the stiffness on climbing vertical ice comes from the boot sole and not the crampon heel-toe link?.. Can someone please help?

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chrisjohnj1399738 wrote a question about on March 9, 2014

What's the difference between these and the Grivel Valter Long Bar? I have some size 46/12 Lowa 8000 meter expedition boots I'm planning to take to Denali's West Buttress and my normal G12s (with back snap clip and front strap) don't quite extend long enough. I thought the 190cm length in the flex version would be good for the majority of low angle glacier travel we will see on the Denali expedition... But, I also may do some light vertical ice climbing in some of the Wyoming canyons when done with the expedition and I don't know if the "flex/suspension" would be good for that or if it would be fine either way since maybe the stiffness on climbing vertical ice comes from the boot sole and not the crampon heel-toe link?.. Can someone please help?

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chrisjohnj1399738 wrote a review of on February 24, 2009

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I bought this jacket (version without pit-zips) on sale for a little over $200... Best decision in buying a jacket I ever made. I just took it through the rough terrain of the Himilayas..no problem Then it was to the pouring rain and howling wind of the Patagonia, but I don't even think the inside of my jacket even knows what wind or rain is! It's been through hot and cold, but either way it performed professionally. You seriously don't need the pit-zips, which I was concerned about before getting the jacket...eVent is that good. The design, weight, looks, and performance are awesome, and even when I didn't think it could get any better, I noticed the washing instructions on the tag in my tent one evening, and it says to wash it frequently... Normally with previous coats I've had, I try not to wash it too often in fear of loosing the fabrics qualities to quickly. However, this jacket seems to be asking for the rain! If you find it on sale like I did, you'll have a perma-smile anytime you have to pull it out for the elements.

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