jamcgowin624557

jamcgowin624557

jamcgowin624557

jamcgowin624557 wrote a review of on June 19, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I got this product through KickStarter on whim because it looked so cool. I tested it out at home on my gas stove and just went camping with it for the first time. Really cool because it works with my MSR stove really well. I just set it up and was charging away while I was boiling water and cooking. I also tried it in our campfire. It did take a little work to set it up right and it was best when we started to have some coals. I just placed the blade directly on the coals.

Overall, I did have to get the blade into the fire more than I thought. I was worried that some of the components might melt but the silicone bath seems to be that high-temp silicone they use for oven holders.

Packs up really compact, and it is really light. Good to know I have this if the power ever goes out at my house. Oh yeah, it looks cool too.

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jamcgowin624557 wrote a review of on August 20, 2012

5 5

I just wore these for the Pikes Peak Ascent and they were perfect. I have tried many racing flats for this race and none was as perfect as the Vert K. Plenty of protection while being as light as any other shoe, I have been able to find.

I wore these in prep for the race for my feet to get use to the minimal feel. The funny thing was is that I found myself training in them all of the time. They are much more protective than any other minimalist shoe I have tried while still having all of the benefits of a minimalist shoe. In most minimalist shoes I still get bone bruises from rocks - not with these. Now I am wondering if I can use these for an upcoming 50K.

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