Depends on the volume of your foot. I have a wide brick of a foot and normally measure out as a 10 left and 9 1/2 right US. I purchased a 10.5 UK which should translate to a size 11 US. I have other boots in size 11. These still aren't wide enough in the left foot but are enormously long. I have a good 1" between my toes and the end of the liners tip. Oh and the insole is for shit. The difference when you add a Superfeet is night and day. It is better to be on the big side than be on the small side in these things. Though I feel they come on the long side compared to what size they say they are.
Thank you. Austrian craftsmanship is awesome. Trying to look on their company website and many others websites trying to find the country of production origin for their products. It just seems weird that they don't show you something that they should be proud to tell you. So when they won't show it to me, it tends to say they are ashamed and they don't want the consumer to know. K2 is a prime example. They come off all patriotic with their advertising while being the biggest Chinese whore of a company.
Where are these made? Yeah, it is important too me. Does it really make a difference? As long as they aren't Chinese made I am good. I tuned skis professionally and where they are made does make a difference in the overall quality and longevity. If people didn't buy Chinese made skis then they wouldn't be made there.
I have sold these and I have owned them for decades. They are the quintessential winter boot to own. I only wear mine a few weeks out of the year but they are always awesome when going skiing or when we finally get a few snow flurries at home.
I call them orgasmic when I put them on after skiing.
Holy Shit balls.. These things are getting so expensive. They are my favorite tire for my DH bikes. Front and Rear. I have seen many different tires being tried by many of my buddies because these things can break the bank when getting fresh rubber for your ride.
I take these with me when we travel and for just knocking around while at home. They are very comfortable and they are also very durable.
I have had mine for a decade +. The palms and fingers look like some haggard old ladies face who used a cheese grater to give herself facials. They look like they have been well used and they have.. I just can't see getting a new pair yet. I believe they are the ultimate ski glove.
I have given them for X mas gifts through the years to the people in my family who ski.. Everyone loves them.
I never knew backcountry started carrying these either? Cool.
This PFD kicks ass. I think the design and cut made the most sense out of all the ones I looked at. It is cut very low so it doesn't get in the way while you are paddling or just moving around getting in or out of the kayak. My only wish would have been that the front mesh pocket would have been a little bigger and deeper to hold your VHF radio a bit more securely. The front zippered pocket and inside lanyard hold the orange rape whistle ( Rape whistle not included..) Every kayaker should carry one with them and it holds it very nicely. I call it a rape whistle because if a Sea lion or Harbor Seal decides to have its way with you at least you will be able to signal someone and hopefully they will be able to get a good picture of it.
That is nice to know..
I have had mine for a years now and they are supposed to be the best ones you can get for kayaking. I wanted a custom color.. If you can call an all black one a color?
Kokatat will do custom sizing in them as well. I got the lengths of a medium in the arms and legs but had them make the upper body the size of a large. It takes a bit more time to get but if you are going to spend this kind of dough you might as well get it to fit you and get the color you desire.
The only other thing to remember getting is zipper wax. When the zipper isn't lubed it is a bitch when trying to zip or unzip by yourself.
*Special note for women... * Get a 'Shewee'. So you can pee like a man and not have to strip your suit off each time you need to go.
I just got this and have been using it on the GigaPower stove. When I first pulled it out my client didn't understand what it was until I started boiling water for my tea.
Someone else commented on the igniter spark traveling to the windscreen and not to the stove head.. They are correct. Mine alternates between the windscreen and stove head. Where without it on the stove the first click always lit. Now it is either two or three clicks before it fires up. Still works but it does seem to affect the igniter.
For $10 bucks it definitely seems like a good deal and makes the stove more efficient.
The only issue with the jacket is the skinny arms on this thing. There is plenty of length in the body and arms. I am in a large though I am short but need a large for the shoulder and chest width. I can't pull the sleeves up at all. If you have decent sized forearms I just wonder how a medium would fit you there?
The jacket doesn't let wind breeze through it. I would have no problem wearing this thing when it is windy out. Anytime you are out and it is windy you have to take the wind chill into consideration but for mildly windy days during the winter I think the jacket would suffice on its own. I was driving down the freeway with my window down the other day, my face was frozen but my arms and body were toasty warm with no heat on.
I know there are a lot of different optic companies out there. I just don't know why Oakley's products just seem to stand above the rest? I have tried Scott, Smith, Dragon, Uvex. Etc etc.. Oakley goggles are the way to go.
I have had these A frames for skiing and boarding for years. The style and size just keeps being the one that doesn't change in their line up. Truly a classic.
There is a zipper in the floor of the tent in the vestibule area. Any sort of snow or water accumulation that gets into the tent can be 'swept under the rug' so to speak and out of the tent without having to open the main door letting in any further snow flurries.
The tent has more than enough length to bring a bit of gear in and out of the elements even with two people.
I just had to pull mine apart, clean the internals and rebuild it. Good as new. Actually it is working even better. Now the igniter works where before it wouldn't.
Just make sure you get the mantels that are made for it. I had one of the Backcountry associates sell me some Primus mantels that weren't made for it and they were too big. The ones made for this lantern work awesome. The only issue you have to be careful of is that you don't get a tear or hole in your mantel and get a flame shooting out towards your glass. It can ruin your glass lens. I keep a three pack of mantels in the bottom of my little case the latern stores in.
I find it is basically On or it is Off. The flame intensity is very consistent.. Consistent in the fact that it doesn't give you much of a simmering option when it is almost shut off or a real blast furnace when it is on full either.
The little white plastic box that you store it in is a cool feature and the auto igniter is super useful. Works every time with mine. I was also pleasantly surprised how compact it folds up and yet how stable it is when opened up, screwed down on a fuel canister and has a pot on it.
I have to admit I got mine used because yet another REI member decided to use it and return it. How do you go wrong at $4.97..? You can't. This thing will be used as my teapot stove at the job site this winter.
I think this is where the confetti and streamers are supposed to go off... (silence....) No?? (crickets chirping...) Ok, I guess that is that.
That is kinda how I feel about the jacket. I thought a little confetti and at least one streamer would have burped out my of butt when I got this jacket. Nope, no real fanfare with this one.
It has zippers on the pockets.. (crickets chirping...) It has two drawcords on the waist.. (frogs croaking..) Mine is red.. ( Owl hooting...) Yeah, I've got nothing really Pro or Con to say about it.
Oh, I almost forgot the price of the red one. (woman screaming...) Ok, that was me. I was excited about the price.
It is a decent piece for a multi use jacket. It just isn't as refined as the other larger name brand jackets out there. It is like they tried to design a good jacket on the drawing board but things fell apart during the translation of getting the piece made and through production.
What I like about the jacket:
First and foremost.. The sale price.
The fuzzy fleece liner. It is like someone skinned Elmo's green furred cousin and lined the jacket with him.
The welded seems.
The amount of pockets the jacket has both inside and out.
The draw cords in the hood and waist.
What I don't like:
All of the above things that are just a bit clumsy in their execution.
Even in a mens large the jacket would fit someone who has forearms like a small girl. Just to get my hands out of the sleeves my forearms are squeezed tight in the jacket leaving the cuffs a little long on my wrists.
The colors that are available suck.
Simmer plate that came with the Military version of the XGK EX. Could it be possible to simmer with an XGK? We'll see..
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