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jeff wrote a question about on July 3, 2013

I wear a size 42 in rossignol ( non-bc ) classic boot. In other words, a nordic boot. The 42's fit fine but my toes are right up against the toe of the boot. With a bc boot for my new set up--Glitterind skis--- I thought that I might want to go up a size. I'm just going to be doing very easy terrain--no telemark etc. just easy climbs and flats, hoping for glide and get down safely. In short, should I stick with 42's or go up a size? It's summer and I can't try these on. I'm a bit concerned about the break/flex point between the ball of the foot and toes for 'kicking' i.e. engaging the wax/scale pocket. If I go long will it be off etc.
Actually when I look at backcountry's sizing chart, they indicate a 43 eu for a u.s, 9 and a 44 for a 10. Other charts indicate that a 43 eu is a 9.5-10 for u.s. sizing. Yow! I'm a 9.5 looking for a10. Need a euro 44?

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jeff wrote an answer about on May 17, 2012

Well I'm answering i/2 of my questions here. I called Katydyn and the rep I spoke with said that the virustat section of the filter was overkill "in North America". she didn't know if leaving that section out would improve flow. Katydyn does sell the simpler set up. Still waiting for a comparison with Sawyer!

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jeff wrote a question about on May 15, 2012

I've used this for years and really like it. The newer bottle design however slows the flow from the mouthpiece compared to the older bottle, so I'm just using the older bottle. My question: the virus filter seems like overkill here on the west coast of the u.s for backpacking. does just using the two-piece filter improve water flow? Because it does take a while to knock back a bottle of water. Oh, and how do people like the Sawyer squeeze filter by comparison?

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