Hurry & Get It Before Labor Day Weekend—Order With Free 2-Day* by 5PM MT on 8/27
decp175359

decp175359

Northeast mostly...dreaming about bigger mountains and more snow

    New Feature

    Browse Your Followers or See Who You're Following

  • #667of 20088

decp175359's Passions

Alpine Touring
Road Running
Camping
Backpacking
Hiking
Mountaineering

decp175359's Bio

Backcountry skier, front country skier, hiker, I am the guy that hikes in with the 12 pack on ice :)

decp175359

decp175359 wrote an answer about on April 9, 2014

I think your best bet would be to get a full on resort setup. I tried doing the fritschi/duke thing with AT boots (Scarpas) but nothing beats a full on alpine boot and bindings. Alpine boots have a smoother flex and absorb shock better. Its like the difference between a fully rigid mountain bike and a full suspension.

(0)

 

0 Comments

decp175359

decp175359 wrote a review of on January 20, 2014

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I bought this jacket for my girlfriend on S+C. On a day when it was snowing and just under freezing the jacket became soaking wet. The gore pro membrane did what it was supposed to and no water got through the shell however, the water did not bead off either. Arc'teryx needs to work on their DWR finnish as I have heard this is a common problem with their products. In comparison I used a Trew gear soft shell and skied with her all day and my jacket was bone dry at the end of the day while hers was soaking wet.

(3)

 

decp175359

decp175359 wrote a review of on December 9, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

So this is an update from my original review where I took one star off for the small waist belt buckle. I thought I wouldn't be able to operate with mitts on...turns out I was wrong. I have toured several days with this backpack on Mt. Washington (NH) and it works great. Well done Osprey.

(1)

 

0 Comments

0 Comments

decp175359

decp175359 wrote an answer about on November 26, 2013

The 5.5 mm is the horizontal heel gap between the back of the boot and the heel unit of the binding. I was referring to the sizable VERTICAL heel gap that knup posted between his scarpa F1s and the ski. Its my understanding that is normal. Also just got a pair of Mobe and radical ST's, they work great together! The boot fits snug right up against the power towers! Super pumped...I am surprised most people mainly talk about what skis they are matching with their dynafit bindings when I believe a more important consideration is which boot/binding combo you choose. Really all three should work together for a specific purpose i.e. lightweight mountaineering, backcountry powder, multiday tours...etc.

(0)

 

decp175359

decp175359 wrote a review of on September 4, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Yeah you have to gate check it but so what? It still qualifies as a carry-on (as in you don't have to check it before security) and your bag is sure to make the connection. I don't understand all these people giving this bag a poor rating because it has to be gate checked...the dimensions are listed on the left side of your screen people, use a tape measure, figure it out. This bag is great, makes great use of space and is very durable. I've owned a bag which you didn't have to gate check and it was pain to fit everything in there and I usually had to leave stuff behind. A+ bag...my only gripe is that I spent 130 bucks on it and now its on sale for 98!!!

(2)

 

0 Comments

decp175359

decp175359 wrote a review of on September 4, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

Well, thats what i get for buying boots online. Initially they felt great and there wasn't any break in period. Now when I hike I experience a pinching sensation on the soles occasionally, as if the sole weren't rugged enough. The fit is excellent, like a glove (or boot...) but when I step on a sharp rock just the right way I feel it through the boot. The soles and leather are beginning to wear alot even though I treat the leather after every use with a bees wax/lanolin paste. I've done about 60 miles of hiking in them and I just don't think they are rugged enough. At this rate I will be lucky to get 200 miles of hiking out of them before they disintegrate... I got a 45.5 my left big toe initially rubbed but i just smushed the toe area from the top to widen it and that took care of the problem, I wear a size 11.5D new balance, 12 nike, 11D red wing. 2 stars because of the fit and looks, would have been 1 stars if they were ugly. Definitely a throw away boot (can I return them?), which sucks because I really liked them at first. Americans probably shouldn't buy dainty Italian hiking boots.

(1)

 

decp175359

decp175359 wrote a review of on September 4, 2013

3 5

If these were full side zips I would get them...whats the deal Arc'teryx? No full side zip gore-pro pant? Yeah you can get them over your boot/crampon. But you can't put them on standing up let alone with a pair of skis on. Think. There is better stuff out there, all the gore-tex stuff comes from the same factory in china anyway.

(0)

 

0 Comments