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tonymunroe2146093 wrote a review of on July 12, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

Ok its rare I write reviews but this shoe compels me to jot a few words. I run alot and exclusively it is on dirt and rock trails steep up hills and down. For the last year or so I have been using the Salomon speed cross which I found to be a great shoe, however I am a heavy heel striker esp the outside heel due to my bow legs and hence I was finding that the speed cross was, with is knob design for traction, wearing out very quickly. I have been out on around 15 runs now with the La Sportiva Quantum Trails shoe and find the shoe has no perceivable wear on the outside heel section. The foot is held snugly and yet the laces dont feel like they need to be very tight across the mid foot area to hold the foot. The cushioning Im finding is quite amazing as I feel very little of the rocks and debris I run over and the sole seems to create a very stable running platform. So far I have noticed no slipping on the dust and dirt that I run through. I cant say what they are like in wet mud conditions but for the conditions I tend to run in they provide great grip so far. Size wise I read a review that said that you should go a half size bigger....I would have to agree with this. I am normally a 45 in pretty much everything. However the first pair I purchased I found after the first run that wearing socks made them too tight and I got a slightly blacked 3rd toe. Since then I have been running in them barefoot and they are snug and firm. The second set I purchased I got a 45.5 and these fit perfect with socks.

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tonymunroe2146093 wrote a review of on February 18, 2012

4 5

Great glove but seems to run small. I always take a medium but the medium on this particular glove runs small so have sent them back for a large and look forward to getting them and experiencing them in the snow and ice.
Update got the large and man what a glove amazed how thin but warm these are been using them in the backcountry skiing and on the snowmobile to get out there they dont seem to get wet apart from a little sweaty...just have to make sure you take the time to pull them off slowly otherwise like most gloves the inner will come out of the fingers. Also I did waterproof the leather section of the gloves.

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tonymunroe2146093 wrote a review of on May 9, 2009

5 5

Amazed I am!! I slipped these babies on and didnt know I had them on...then went out and did 10miles of trail running and was amazed at how good they felt. The hold around the arch and forefoot was incredible even after plowing through a couple of streams and getting them saturated they still held the foot well and drained quickly. Then there is the grip factor....wow they grip what ever they land on...rocks mud gravel they take it in their stride. Then ya can't leave out the cushioning which I found to be excellent. I can't seem to fault these babies and can see myself getting another pair when these wear out.

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tonymunroe2146093 wrote a review of on August 7, 2008

5 5

I brought this pack with one intention to be able to carry everything for a day in the backcountry skiing with it not being to big nor to heavy. I have a couple of other dakine packs all either too small to carry everything comfortably or too big and bulky to ski hard with. This pack does it all. Has all the right gear loops in all the right places not too many pockets. And I love the wire strop instead of a fabric loop to hold the skis at the back of the bindings....great idea. It is getting alot of use right now in the NZ ski season and it is very durable sits incredibly well wether hiking up ridgelines with skis on it or skiing hard down chutes and basins. Couldnt recommend it enough.

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