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kei3260737 wrote a review of on June 29, 2012

4 5

I like these glasses for just chilling around in the sun. Definitely not sporty/athletic glasses (but you could tell that already by looking at them). I've had them in the Black/Gold colour for about a year now, I got them off CleanSnipe for cheap ($45-50 I think) and they were totally worth it. I was worried about the gold line across the bridge of the nose looking funny, but it looks fine. I don't have to look at it anyways!

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kei3260737 wrote a review of on February 26, 2012

5 5

This mattress is by far and away the best sleep I've ever had in the backcountry. It's very thick and plush so any position is comfortable to sleep in (I'm a side sleeper) without bottoming out. It's pretty bulky, but well worth the weight. It also fits nice and easily into it's own bag. It's probably 1.75-2x the size of my summer mattress.

I use this for backcountry sleeping and have had it for ~4 months and 25 nights and counting. With my -20 sleeping bag, I actually managed to be comfortable at -20 sleeping on the snow no tent all night. I have a summer mattress I will be using for summer trips to save weight and reduce wear and tear on this one.

The integrated pump is a really good design. I beat anyone with a blow up mattress 10 times out of 10. I would estimate 2 minutes. It also has nice hooks to hook a pillow into, which I plan to try out.

It's one of my favorite pieces of gear and I can't recommend it enough.

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kei3260737 wrote an answer about on January 2, 2012

I've bootpacked in these and wouldn't recommend it. The way the bottom buckle is designed leads to it catching and opening if it's not tightened down quite tightly, leaving it in a position very prone to breakage at the (by far) weakest point of the boot. This happened to me on my first day out. Luckily Backcountry has their awesome return policy, but it was a bit annoying/poor design. I keep an eye on it now whenever I do any hiking.

Other than that, I have nothing but VERY positive things to say about these boots! They're light and super stiff, they make my big fat skis feel nice and nimble. I have last years model (Punk theme) with the #10 tongue.

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kei3260737 wrote a review of on January 2, 2012

3 5

These boots are light and comfortable to walk in. I was happy with the liner out of the box, but did the heat mold/custom fit myself to see if it would help. These are comfy boots regardless!

I use them on my Dynafit setup for touring (G3 Saints with TLT Vertical ST bindings). This is a great setup for traverses and summits, but these boots are very flexy even in ski mode for descents. I paid ~$350 for them from Cleansnipe.

I'm 5'11", 180lbs and a pretty aggressive skiier. My other boots are Full Tilt Seth Morrisons and I love them and use them on my heavier/fatter backcountry setup.

These are my go to boots for traverses and summiting (summits include Adams and Baker, as well as a few summits in BC), but I consider them more of a mountaineering boot. If the downhill performance is worth a little weight penalty to you, these aren't your boots.

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