Mostly climbing in California, so far...
I bought these as cheap substitute for Smartwool and I wear them on the street mostly, I am sure they would perform well hiking too. I like them enough I bought 4 more pairs today (at S&C). Totally worth the low price.
In my experience, the size range printed on the box is NOT the best way to determine which is best for you. Stand on the insoles with your heels in the cups and see where the arch hits.
In my case, the size range would dictate size E, but really F is by far the best fit.
I was playing with ideas for keeping snowshoes together and attached to a pack, besides the obvious protruding tool-carry under the pack lid or A-frame, and came up with a prusik loop girth-hitched to a carabiner. I like this better than little velcro strips to fumble with gloved fingers plus you have an extra prusik and 'biner!
The attached image is a "front and back" side-by-side
I have used the chlorine tabs in my Platty without any issues
(Same HubbaHubba tent)
This is a 2p HubbaHubba with all poles, footprint, etc!
I don't think it's your fault Jdawg, in my experience and what I gather from other reviews, these bags seep.
I still like it, I still wear it everywhere and every day, it is still on the original battery, and its features are still more accurate more often than I expected.
You still don't need it though! :)
These are fine quality synth socks, but know 2 things:
These socks are supposedly designed as LEFT and RIGHT, but honestly, who pays attention to that?
"Azure blue" is really "wicked florescent cyan"
Right-on Sid, those Power Matics look sweet. Happy hiking!
Some brands are just not a good fit for certain feet and maybe Asolo are just not for you. However, if you are just having one issue with one toe on one side you may have trouble with many brands and styles. Have you considered upgraded inserts (like green Superfeet) which can help support your arch and draw the foot back into the heel. Another thought is to try to "punch-out" the toe box a little in that one spot by stretching the boot (with help from a shop, which can also help you with the correct size inserts)
Pics uploaded, as you can see the new soles are quite a bit different than the originals.
I will John, good idea.
San Jacinto Mtn. last week, a tough 12 hour day, LOVE 'EM.
UPDATE: I decided to try to resole so I dropped them off at (rhymes with Ari Eye) to see what I would get. After I dropped them I heard that Dave Page in Seattle is THE source for this and I was delighted to see that is exactly the vendor they use! (http://www.yelp.com/biz/dave-page-cobbler-seattle)
I got them back last night and I am pleased that they used Vibram soles, I am also impressed with the craftsmanship of the repair and it seems to have been done with much care.
I am curious about their choice of sole as it seems more like a heavy hiking sole (similar to my Koflac winter boots!) whereas the original seemed a little lighter / technical.
My problem was price, I don't know what Dave charges directly, but I was told by (you know who) "$30-60 ish" and when I picked up they said $85! They did lower it to $60 when I complained that I was not called to approve the additional charges.
To resole or not to resole?
Still a tough call. I could have got a brand new pair for $235 (or $180 at backcountry.com!) but they would not be broken in and my old ones would hit the landfill.
I have a 34" waist but the Medium was definitely the best fit, the sizing chart is close but may be best to try one before you order if you are at the cusp.
My first approach shoes and for the price I believe I chose well. Light weight feel, no break-in, cushy inside and sticky outside. Much more fun for quick-local hikes and scrambles than my hiking boots! The lacing works well and helps dial in the fit for scrambling as well as holding the heel back nicely for hiking. The sticky rand goes along the sides and up the heel (see images.)
True to street size in my experience, I have a moderately wide foot.
These are the correct floatation tails for the Evo Ascent: http://www.backcountry.com/msr-denali-evo-snowshoe-flotation-tails-6in
I popped them on last night.
These do fit the Evo Ascent: http://www.backcountry.com/msr-evo-ascent-snowshoe
I popped them on last night.