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sdejong785091 wrote a review of on December 17, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I use this for BC skiing, it nice for skinning in because of the large area that breaths. The front keeps the wind off and the body warm. You need to be a little careful of what you wear under it ( hiking in) or you could get pretty warm. I wear a Patagonia light wieght capline or a Swix shirt ( a little heavier) depending on the temp and wind. the Pat. for temps above 25 or 30 degrees and the Swix for below 25 degrees and of course the Jacket on top.

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sdejong785091 wrote a review of on January 16, 2012

3 5

I liked the way they performed for XC skiing. With a pair of Thermals it gave them a wide tempiture range. Fit was good ( Although many XC pants dont come with flys in the front - whats with that?)
Only issue and the reason I took them back was the snaps on the side didnt stay snaped, with very little pressure they would pop open. Easy fix for the MFG would be to use velcro.

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sdejong785091 wrote a review of on January 1, 2012

4 5

Ive had mine for several years, Its pretty much my go to pieace of clothing for cooler or windy days. I used it with long sleeve or short sleeve jerseys. Packs up small to carry along. Ive even used it back country skiing. It keeps the wind off you with out over heating you. The side tabs, allow you to snug it up over what ever thickness in clothing you are wearing.
Of all the bike clothing I have, I use this the most and it allows you to ride in a wide range of weather.

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sdejong785091 wrote a question about on November 14, 2010

How do I tell if I have the WTB Mutano AM TCS tire ( tubless) or the standard tube Mutano? The sidewall picture above is the same as mine, but doesnt say anything about TCS or UST or anything that might indicate its can be used tubless.

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sdejong785091 wrote a review of on April 7, 2010

4 5

BC 2 days on the Voodos ( prior boot was the Ener-Gs), one at the resort, one in the BC. 15+ years of BC skiing/teles, 185lbs 5'10", one ankle was fused last April.

Still early to tell, the resort was packed snow, had good control and skied well. BC had 12+" of powder, great control, skinned well.

I am kinda of tuned into the fit issue for me due to the fused ankle.
So a comparison of my good foot vs the fused foot:

Good Foot- fit great ( used the bake method for fitting the liner) no additonal work needed, though I may be putting a shim around the ankle area later. The shell is very anatomical ( spelling??) and fits close, but first day out skiing no hot spots or problem areas. Very Happy

Fused foot. Forward lean 25degrees is a little to steep for my ankle so I will be drilling another hole in the metal bar in the walk/ski mode. I skied with the ski/walk mode unlocked all day, no real problems though. The boot shell being tighter/anatomical fitting around the leg and the lover lap design, being quite stiff, left my ankle aching at the end of the tour where the leg curves down to the foot. So this is an issue I will need to work out for my own, but I mention this that if you have fat feet , or ankle issues , you may want to be aware of the fit in this area.
On whole, the fit is tight but comfortabe, compared to BD push, more room in the toe box, compared to the Ene-Gs tighter around the foot, but not uncomfortable ( except the fused ankle issue for me)- Ener-Gs are more comfortable for me to ski in and easier to get into and out of.

I will still be playing with the fit and the tightness settings of the buckels for the next few trips, may need the shell modified around my ankle, but wont pull that trigger until I've skied it a few more times.

I think its a great boot, with lots of power for big skis and very tourable.


Ive got several more days in them now, the good foot fit is great, and so far no additonal shims are needed around the ankle.

I drilled a new hole in both forward lean bars ( I did this to accomodate the fused ankle), so it is less than the Mfg. 25 degree forward lean, but not sure what. It has a more upright feel, but skiing I couldnt tell and I was able to tele better and more comfortablely than not having the cuff locked - big improvement. The metal bar must be hardend metal, I used a drill press and broke to bits in the process.

On the fused ankle foot I moved the buckles so It would not be so tight in the walk mode and still be snug when skiing, this seems to help with the fit issue, but more time is needed before I have the cuff streched or something.

Overall liking the boot better

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sdejong785091 wrote a question about on March 4, 2010

Wondering how warm this jacket would be. I have a sharp point which is perfect for teens and below, only it doesnt have a hood. I have a NF Valkerie with hood and pit zips but its good down to about mid 20s. So I am looking for a Softshell with a hood and pit zips for colder weather, teens and below to replace the sharp point.

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