colin futrelle

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colin futrelle wrote a question about on March 8, 2014

Does anyone have any first hand experience with how much these are going to stretch? I know the leather upper means its going to stretch quite a bit, but it seems to be incased pretty well with rubber. I've tried these on and love the fit, but if they stretch more than half a size, I think they'll start slipping off my heel pretty easily. I can't down size any more than the 42.5 (literally, I could not get my foot into a 42), so just looking for an actual stretch factor from someone that's broke them in already.

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colin futrelle wrote a review of on January 25, 2011

5 5

Love these pants and most everything made by MH. I wear these pants everywhere for everything. They were originally just going to be designated hiking pants, but they quickly became my hiking, lounging, climbing, pretty much everythig pants because they are so comfortable. They are super lightweight, but much warmer than anticipated. When the temperature drops, you just throw on an extra layer underneath, and you're good to go. By themselves they're good from about 45 to 95 Farenheit. I want another pair, and I think i may exlusively buy MH instead of jeans from now on.

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colin futrelle wrote a review of on January 25, 2011

5 5

Simply put, these pants are freakin awesome! They cover your knee for knee bars, and they have been tough enuogh to stand up to many falls and scrapes. At the same time, they are so lightweight and flexible that its almost like you're wearing nothing at all. Can't wait until there is another color in stock, so i can buy another pair!

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colin futrelle wrote a review of on December 15, 2010

5 5

These are absolutely, without a doubt the most comfortable shorts I own! They are the best for climbing because they stretch with your body so there is absolutely no restriction. At the same time they are much tougher than I would have expected so they offer plenty of protection when making contact with the rock whether it be for a knee lock to take a rest or a hard slip. These pants will hold up to it and let you climb with freedom of movement. I definitely will be buying more prAna products in the future. The only downfall I can see is that I would like to buy one or two more pairs but the lack of color variation might keep me from doing so.

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colin futrelle wrote a review of on November 14, 2010

5 5

I refer to these shoes as my comfy shoes. For those of you who like to feel what you are climbing, these shoes are perfect. These shoes let you feel everything. Lack of stiffness and lack of a downturned toe sacrifices a bit in edging performance, but they will do everything else. I have a pair of Sportiva Miuras for those bouldering problems with tiny little edges where you need a stiff toe, but for everything else I use the Force. I would recommend these shoes for anybody from beginners to experienced climbers. Just be warned that if you are used to a stiff toed shoe doing the work for you, you won't like these or may need to get used to them before you like them. If you want to strengthen your feet, and feel what you climb, buy these shoes. Also, I have worn these babies for 5 straight hours of climbing without taking them off. Best all around shoe I've seen yet.

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