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jg63800960 wrote a review of on April 15, 2012

5 5

The vamp worked great. I don't think the stuff size at 8x8 is accurate as the stuff sack it comes with is actually quite large but you can easily fit it into a sack half the size of the one they give you. I'm 6'2" and the large seem to have enough room for me. I did have it partially open most the night because at 25 degrees outside I was too hot in the bag wearing only my boxers. Looking forward to using it again in even colder temps!

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jg63800960 wrote a review of on October 7, 2010

3 5

I just picked these pants up. They're super comfortable but I wasn't sure about the fit so I ordered a Large. I have a 34 waist and 34 inseam in everything. Sometimes 34 is a tad big and sometimes a tad small but if I stray from that it never fits. The large is fairly baggy in the leg but the inseam fits great. I'm afraid if I went with medium the pant legs would be too short as is usually the case for me.

I'm ok with a little baggy except on windy days I tend to kick the pant with my crampons and put holes in them. If the legs were tightened up a bit they would be better but I think for what I was able to get them for and the job they'll be doing they should work just fine

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jg63800960 wrote a review of on August 2, 2010

5 5

I bought this boot a little while ago but haven't really had the chance to use it until this past weekend. I was a little worried about my feet overheating as it was supposed to be near 60 all day.

I took the boots fresh out of the box and we had a 3-4 mile rocky approach to the glacier. I did use some moleskin as I tend to get blisters but with that I did not experience any blisters. It obviously worked well with crampons and kept my feet dry as advertised. Surprisingly enough they did not overheat at all. They breath extremely well and throughout the very warm day my feet actually sweated less than they do in my regular hiking boot.

I spent about 9 hours the first day in these boots and for coming straight out of the box they were very comfortable.

Day 2 with the same approach and just as many hours I did experience some shin bang. They were a little tight up top and we were kicking steps most the morning.

The boot itself is pretty true to fit. I wear a 13 and these boots in a 13 fit great. I tried them on with a few layers of socks at the store and they worked fine with the layers. They are definitely a narrow fit though. If you have a wide foot I would look for something else.

They lock the heel in place quite well and I experienced little to no heel movement. I also asked the guy if he thought this or the Nepal Evo GTX was a warmer boot. He said he thought this boot was slightly warmer but they were both pretty similar in that sense. I have a feeling this is much more breathable though.

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jg63800960 wrote a review of on May 17, 2010

4 5

I got these boots about a month ago and they seem to be pretty solid. They are not blister free though. Well if you give them a break in period on some moderate hikes they probably would be. I took them on a day hike with 4000' elevation gain in 5 miles and they definitely weren't blister free in those circumstances. The boot is very comfortable though.They worked well for moderate rock climbing as well (5.8 or so). I like the rubber around the toes and heel they helped grip and kept the boot from getting cut in some spots.They held up ok in the snow. We were out in wet sloppy snow for 6+ hours and they did get wet inside but not much. It was hard to tell if the snow came in through top due to the bad gaiters I had on at the time or if it actually came through the walls of the boots. In snow that was a little more powdery the weekend before they held up just fine and repelled everything.Overall the boot seems pretty solid. They are very comfortable and seem to fit pretty true. I wear a 13 and it gives me just enough room to put on some good socks for cold weather yet isn't too loose when I wear a lighter sock for warmer day hikes. I've put probably close to 40 miles on the boots so far and they are one of the more comfortable boots I have owned and they have a good warranty (2 years) against defects.

This last paragraph is after I took them to Mt St Helens during almost whiteout conditions. It was 30 degrees most the day and my feet stayed warm and dry the entire time. On the way down as it warmed we were trodding through slushy, wet snow and they stayed dry.

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