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Hiking & Camping
Running
Climbing

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jdstrong wrote a review of on November 15, 2006

5 5

Confused by the choice between non-water resistant leather or hard plastic boots? This boot is an excellent middle ground. The boot is made of a thick fabric surrounded by a flexible plastic, combined with a quick lacing system and excellent in-step crampon compatible soles. It takes some breaking in and as usual TRY BEFORE YOU BUY with any boot. I wear two sets of socks (main and liner) to prevent blisters and fill the boots and they fit perfectly. Also, these are mountaineering boots and will not serve well for extended hiking (there is a full shank preventing sole flexation).

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jdstrong wrote a review of on June 6, 2005

5 5

This cup holds any beverage at a piping hot temperature. The 600 is quite large, so I got the 450 model. It is extremely lightweight and durable - put it anywhere in your pack and it will survive without a dent. One warning- it is such a great insulator, the outside of the cup will be cold, but the liquid will burn your mouth.

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jdstrong wrote a review of on July 28, 2004

5 5

I bought this shoe as an alternative to a hiking boot and have used it for extended day hikes (12+ miles) and for trail running. The comfort of the shoe is amazing and the XCR tends to flex with any foot movement. The traction is incredible and has saved me many times on steep rock slopes. The shoes are very breathable and the full gusset prevents most of the rocks and water from getting in. Expensive shoes, but well worth it.

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