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sus4152306 wrote a review of on February 17, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought these boots at the beginning of last season after extensively testing the Scarpa TX (which were too wide). Initially the boots were uncomfortable, the liners are pretty bad when compared to the initial comfort to the Scarpas. However, the boots are much more suited to those with narrow, small feet. I had custom liners built (Surefoot) to take up the extra space around my ankles and have been rocking them ever since. They tour great (I keep the buckles tightened). They also ski great (I teli a lot of trees and moguls).

I would definitely recommend them for ladies with smaller and narrow feet (Scarpas are a lot wider now than they used to be). But I would also recommend you ditch the liners for Intuition.

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sus4152306 wrote a review of on February 17, 2014

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I demo-ed these for a few weeks last season. I really wanted them to work. The liners were super comfy but these boots run WIDE. Even with all the buckles on the tightest settings, I could slip my foot out. I kept taking out smaller and small sizes and the newer style ankle strap does not dial in enough for people with smaller feet. We even tried padding out the liners (front pads and butterfly) with no luck. A word of wise to the narrow footed, Scarpa seems to be designing boots for wider footed women now.

I ended up going with the Garmont Priestess with custom built liners.

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sus4152306 wrote a review of on June 15, 2012

5 5

I bought these for a whitewater kayak trip in Europe. At home, sandal season is very short and I haven't had a pair for a few years.

These sandals worked great, I wore them the whole trip and have been wearing them since I returned home as well, very comfortable. I have very narrow feet, the velcro engagement on the forefoot is only about 25% but the straps never came off in the water. I probably won't get as much life out of these sandals as people with normal feet. The foot bed is soft and comfortable and the straps dry moderately fast.

I find the Tirras more comfortable and better fitting than my previous sandals (Chacos, which couldn't be adjusted narrow enough). I would recommend the Tirras and would buy them again. I found them true to size. They make my feet feel secure in the water, on the trail, and around town. A very multipurpose shoe. They also held up well in the salt water and didn't develop the saltwater stink.

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sus4152306 wrote a review of on June 15, 2012

3 5

I had the previous version of these pants and I loved them, unfortunately they met an untimely end after a too close encounter with a wood stove. I loved the fit and the cargo pockets.

I ordered the newer version because I missed the old pants so much. Like most Prana pants, the Monarchs run very large. I usually wear a size 4 but I need a 0 or 2 Prana sizing. These pants also run quite a bit longer than other Prana pants, I usually don't have to hem and I had to hem about 3 or 4 inches from the Monarchs.

I love the material and color, I also like that these pants have belt loops in addition to the string closure. The string closure is now on the inside of the waist and is useless if you are depending on it to hold your pants up.

The older version of the pants had a cargo pocket, the new version has a side zip pocket around the knee. The pocket is rather useless and not large enough to hold a passport.

The material is durable and the pants versatile, I wear them frequently but they haven't made the favorite list.

If you love these pants, stay away from wood stoves.

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