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osi4625014 wrote a review of on March 15, 2012

5 5

Just got back from Nepal and India. This bag was great- it was used everywhere, from filthy hotel rooms to high mountain passes and it performed wonderfully. In Bhimthang, Nepal, near Mt Manaslu we were snowed in after our guest house was blown down in a blizzard (no lie). 1st night I awoke as the roof was being torn off, and the bag was already covered with 4 inches of snow. I was warm and cozy, but evacuated with the group due to the obvious structural instability of our guesthouse. The bag's shell got wet, the down never did. Great bag, and it compresses small (just don't store it like that!)

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osi4625014 wrote a review of on March 9, 2012

4 5

Just returned from 2 months of trekking in India and Nepal. I found that while these boots offer fantastic protection and great traction, they were just too heavy for me. They were fairly waterproof, though I did get a bit of wetness after 8 hours in snow (that is a lot for any boot) The lugs are huge, and take some getting used to since you add a couple inches of height but they handle any terrain, and I was never worried about twisting an ankle. The break-in period is significant, but it is always that way for top-grain leather. Overall, it is a well-made boot but I would only buy it again for a technical mountaineering trip, not a trek.

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