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Sean

Sean

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Sean

Seanwrote a review of on February 19, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've put about 8 days of riding and hiking in these boots and they are fantastic. Out of the box they were pretty stiff and I had some issues with the slime tongue biting my shins, but after a few days of hard use that went away. Now they are super comfy, and I can dial in how stiff I want them to feel with the boa adjustments. The boa for adjusting just your ankle area works really well; I've always had problems with heel lift in my boots and would have to over tighten everything to avoid that, but now I can leave the upper and lower parts fairly loose and just crank down the ankles and I'm good to go.

Things I really like about them :
1. The adjustability. Three BOAs may not be for everyone, but I really like it and didn't find them to get in the way. If you have bindings with a funky high back (like the winged Malavitas for example) this might not work for you but otherwise shouldn't be a problem.
2. The slime-tongue is great. I've had problems with the top of my ankles for years (snowboarders ankle) and the slime tongue completely takes all of the pressure off the top of my ankles and distributes it across the front of my legs. It's great to be able to ride in crud and not worry about hurting my ankles any more.

Two things that could be improved upon for next year :
1. The foot beds are pretty lousy. I swapped mine out for a Remind insole and that's works well for me, but it would be nice to see something a little better come with the boot.
2. The insulation Could stand to be improved upon. I've been riding Burton SLX boots for years and they are super warm while retaining a fairly low profile. The Tridents are also low profile but not nearly as warm.

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Seanwrote a review of on February 8, 2017

Completely failed on me
1 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I loved these bindings when I first got them. Straight out loved them. They were incredibly comfortable, and yet at the same time had great performance, which as we all know is very rare in a binding.

But. And this is a pretty big but. They *completely* failed on me this year. First ride of the year, I strapped in at the top of the lift. Tightened my right foot, and the ankle strap snapped in half. Same thing on the left foot. The plastic on both straps just crumbled to pieces. It had the consistency of raw pasta, that's how bad it was. I had to ride down the mountain using only my toe straps. I went to the shop at the base and showed them what happened, and the guy working there said he's seen a lot of these bindings come back like this.

The weather was in the upper 20's so it wasn't a coldness problem. They were stored in a conditioned area in my home, along with other Rome bindings (Targas) which are fine. I also have a spare ankle strap that I keep in my backpack, and it had the exact same problem as well. I've only ridden on them about 10 times, so it's not like they were old or abused in any way.

OK, that's fine, I dropped some money and bought new bindings that day, but at least Rome will warranty these for me right? Lifetime warranty on bindings.

Well, I submitted a warranty claim a week and half ago, and have heard nothing back from them. Nothing. I've repeatedly asked for updates, and just silence from them. Pretty horrible in my opinion.

Here's the pics, you can see for yourself how bad the failure was.

Buyer beware.

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Seanwrote a review of on January 25, 2011

4 5

First of all, the backcountry.com description of these gloves is inaccurate. It states that they have a removable liner, however this in incorrect, they do not. What they have is something called Gore-Tex 2-in-1 technology, which allows you to slide your fingers into one of 2 chambers in the glove. One chamber is warmer and insulated, and the other chamber basically puts your hand so that the warm chamber is on the back of your hand, giving your fingers more dexterity but less warmth. One would assume that the back of the hand would be twice as warm in this use case.

The outer shell of the glove seems really well constructed, as is typically the case with most Mammut products. The stitching is top notch, and the leather is very soft and supple, and has reinforcements just where you'd want them.

I can't speak to the warmth of the gloves. I am probably going to return them since what I really wanted was a glove that is a shell with a removable liner, which is what I thought that these were.

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Seanwrote a review of on August 28, 2008

5 5

I posted 2 years ago that these were fantastic pants after 3 years of riding in them. Well, another 2 seasons have gone by, and I'm still using the same pair. Sure, they're a bit stained, and I had to replace the velcro in the legs, but I still love 'em and the still keep me dry! I'll probably ride these again this season and then turn them over to my little bro and get myself a new pair.

Some people complain that the pockets are too small, but I think they're perfectly sized. I can fit my driver's license, credit card, cash, and my car key in there, and everything else goes in the backpack.

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