wow!!! these gloves sure are water proof. i used these gloves in the snow all day. the outside of the glove got soaking wet, but my fingers were dry as a bone inside. they might not be the warmest glove at temps below 10F but their water proof ability is up there with the best.
their sizing is off a bit, so get a size larger.
i've used these boots for vertical ice (some frozen waterfalls) and the boots were real good. the carbon shank is indeed stiff enough. i cannot compare it to other boots as these were my first ice climbing boots.
not sure if it was my foot or the boots but the fitting on my right foot was awful. i tried both 44 and 44.5 and it was too tight around the front of my right foot. not sure what was going on. exchanged them for mammut mammock. they feel better
but the guys at backcountry were amazing with the return. they even paid for return shipping. amazing customer service and that is why i'm giving it 5 stars.
absolutely love these. used them on an ice climbing trip. they are real tough.also the sizing is off a bit. I wear a 10.5 mammut mammok boots and the mediums are more than enough for me.
good boots. fit well. Just used it for an ice climbing trip and they felt comfortable and warm. will add in more reviews after some alpine trips.
i wear a size 10 and i just ordered a size 44 which are too bog for my feet. so i will returning them for a 43.5 hope this helps.