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skier454 wrote an answer about on December 6, 2011

These will NOT work with any Marker product, read the description.

I see no reason for them to support Marker as Marker already makes a competing product in the Duke.

Marker also has ten thousand different mounting patterns that can change every season whereas the patterns for Salomon/Look/Rossi/Head/Tyrolia have for the most part been standard for decades. Marker can have the same binding made in different years that has a different mounting pattern. Keeping up with Marker's schizophrenia (Schizo, get it?) would be a customer support nightmare for MFD so I suspect they will never offer a Marker version.

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skier454 wrote a review of on April 1, 2009

5 5

Warmer (wool vs. Kinco's Heatkeep synthetic) and more dexterous (precurved fingers and corrugated leather versus Kinco's flat fit) than either of the Kinco 901 or the Kinco 1927KW. Used in 10F weather and I was warm whereas with Kincos I would have needed liners. ***HOWEVER***: I suspect that these gloves will not be as durable as the Kinco 901 given their thinner leather, use of synthetics, and thinner stitching. I would not use these as a winter work glove.

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skier454 wrote an answer about on March 31, 2009

It might be heresy, but the Inbounds really isn't a real snow work glove - but then again the BD Patrol, the Cloudveil Troller, the Marmot Exum, and the Hestra Patrol aren't either.

All of them will rip apart under heavy use. The Inbounds however IS the best compromise glove between a dextrous, warm, but rather delicate glove like the Hestra Patrol and a not-as-warm, but completely bombproof can-stop-a-chainsaw-with-my-hands-and-pick-up-flaming-logs-and-get-grease-all-over-them-and-I-don't-care, but-I-can't-bend-my-fingers Kinco 901 true winter work glove. I would rate it as more durable than all the other options I've listed save the Kinco 901. These are a good price compared to the other mainstream options I've listed from Marmot, BD, Cloudveil, Hestra, et. al.

With short fingers, I'd get the L. But be aware the cuff is quite narrow and will be a squeeze to get on and off with your broad palm.

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skier454 wrote a review of on January 26, 2009

5 5

Used it a total of 3 months on the road. Never got sick. Some tips, no particular order:
1. Buy one large silk neckerchief, 2 Nalgene HDPE narrowmouth bottles, 4 high-capacity AA NiMH batteries, and a wall charger. The neckerchief is your filter for "floaty stuff" and the Steripen snaps into the mouth of the Nalgenes like it was made for it, providing a watertight seal. Shake instead of stir, and no spilled water! Buy all this and never have to find bottled water in rural China again!
2. Dry it thoroughly before storing! Otherwise you'll get scale (limestone) buildup between the sensor electrodes and the pen will refuse to start.
3. With NiMH 2500mAh batteries, you can purify about 40 liters before a recharge.
4. Note that the Steripen DOES NOT remove harmful chemicals like oil or gasoline from water! To fill your water bottle safely from a source with oil or other petrochemicals floating on the top, submerge the bottle first under the water mouth down, wipe off the mouth underwater, and turn the bottle right side up to fill. Cap the bottle underwater and bring it back out.

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skier454 wrote a review of on January 26, 2009

5 5

Tiny little Japanese stove that heats really well! 1 cup of water takes about a minute to boil. If you're doing a long trip, bring matches and sandpaper as all piezo igniters have the same problem - they build up carbon on the tip and don't spark as well. So sand off that carbon and it should spark just fine. Un-documented second function: if you ever want to wake yourself up in the morning without coffee, just touch your thumb with the spark igniter and hit the button. YEOW!

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