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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 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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