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hollyclimb272072 wrote a review of on March 10, 2013

1 5

The pin on this binding sheared today when I was skiing on the groomer off Mt Hood. I had skinned up about 2500 feet to test out my new boots and do an overall shakedown for a big ski I have coming up in a couple of weeks. On the way down, I fell, not a huge fall, while turning left and so landed on my left hip. My ski released. Then, I looked at it and the pin had sheared! My shop in Seattle where I have all my mounting, bootfitting done, etc, had advised me against this binding which they said they were no longer carrying because it tends to break. I had already purchased it when they were warning me, and we agreed that so far the cases they knew of were "big guys" skiing agressively. Well, I am not big, I am 125 pounds, and I was on a groomer. And the pin sheared. So, I will be returning this to Backcountry.com and I am glad that I bought it from them, and that it broke before my big ski. I'll be using some skis with Dynafit TLT speed on my big ski and getting another set to put on these boards once I strip off the RT.

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hollyclimb272072 wrote a review of on March 10, 2012

5 5

One month? Try six years of hard abuse on El Cap. Over the last 6 years, since I moved to Yosemite, I have bought some socks. They have all worn out and only this pair, which I brought with me when I moved, and its buddy pair (same) have lasted. Many famous brands immediately worn out, or even lasted a few years. These pairs - going strong after 40 big walls and numerous other adventures. Buying six pairs now, a lifetime supply. The only problem with these socks is Fox River could go out of business because people won't need to buy more.

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hollyclimb272072 wrote a review of on January 9, 2010

4 5

These are nice stylish pants. However, they are not midweight at all (advertised as mid weight on Arcteryx's site). I purchased them as a midweight layer for ski touring and climbing. My boyfriend has a similar pair, which turn out to be perhaps Rho LT bootcut (no longer offered). These are absolutely heavyweight long underwear and at least as thick or thicker than even expedition weight long underwear. These are thicker than my winter cycling pants. So, very nice piece, but not midweight. The small is pretty long on me (I normally wear a small in Arcteryx) so they are longer than I would expect for bootcut.

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