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ung3908112 wrote a review of on July 20, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

These boots have a shape I really like. Low instep and "tighter fit. Their construction seems bullet proof. Unfortunately they EAT my heels. I tried breaking them in a few times. My heels get chewed every time I wear them. This is not a rubbing or fit issue. The heel cups are just waaaaay to stiff. Uphill with a backpack there's just way too much pressure on the heels.

It's worth noting that these boots breathe very well. They put my salomons to shame. Even when I got wet because snow got over my boot, they dried up surprisingly quick while wearing them.

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ung3908112 wrote a review of on January 11, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use these on my motorcycle morning commute. The sun is in my eyes the whole way. These glasses definitely protect my eyes. They are very dark, I wouldn't use them in the city where there can be shade, but on the open highway they are great. Initially I had trouble inserting the flexible frame in my helmet. Then I found I can just insert them under the cheek pads before I put my helmet on. It's a lot more comfortable that way.

The lenses are very clear. The coating scratches easily so be careful.

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ung3908112 wrote a review of on January 11, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These boots are very light and comfortable. they provide great support. They work in all kind of terrain. Great grip from rock hopping to snow. Actually snow traction is amazing. 100% waterproof.

On the downside the plastic on the toe box scratches very easily. Haven't had any leaks because of it yet.

They are kind of clammy even in moderate heat. I never have a sweaty feet but these boots build up quite a bit of sweat.

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ung3908112 wrote a review of on January 11, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great shell. I bought it as a beater shell. I wasn't expecting much but I am pleasantly surprised. I used it as a ski shell for the past two months and it can take abuse very well.

I thought the waterproof, breathability ratings were a typo, but it's actually comparable to my event shell. Even when I dressed for -25 chairlift rides, while skiing down on terrain that raises my pulse I never felt sweaty or clammy.

I am 150LBS 180CM ("euro" build). The medium allows me to layer heavy baselayer, primaloft vest and heavy fleece, however the shell on it's own it doesn't feel baggy or oversized. Red rock is STEEEEZY

Only negatives are the DWR and those rubber velctro straps. I glued real velcro to the straps and now they work well. You dont really need them but I like to attach my gloves to them. A good DWR wash will take care of wetting out.

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ung3908112 wrote a review of on October 2, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I picked up the orange jacket for looks. I always loved it's look, but I didn't think it was worth the money just for looks. Boy was I wrong. It's actually a very nice jacket and it has a lot more going for itself on top of looks.

It has surprisingly good water repellency. It's silky texture repels water without DWR. With a DWR coat it should be even better. I was in pouring rain for 20 minutes and I only got slightly moist on my shoulders. Could have been because of my backpack.

It is reasonably warm and and keeps the wind out.

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ung3908112 wrote a review of on August 16, 2012

3 5

WARNING: These pants pill like 90's cheap fleece. After I hiked for two days with these pants they were full of pills. Very disappointing. I question their long term durability.

I got to test these for a week in alpine environment. They breathe well in the 90's and kept me warm down to 30's. They kept the chilly wind out when I walked along the mountain crest. They feel light and comfortable. Their elasticity allows great range of movement.

Water repellency is weak. Waterfall mist and very light rain rolls off, but rain goes right through them. Maybe spray on DWR would help, but stock they are disappointing. My patagonia slopestyle hoodie, which isn't even a softshell kept my dry longer in rain.

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ung3908112 wrote a question about on June 15, 2012

Can these be used for long hikes with a backpack? My first impression was that they are built more like a rock climbing shoe. I got the 9.5. Most footwear is a bit big in 9.5 for me. These were very tight. My big toe mound was under a lot of pressure. It's weird since I always had problems finding tight enough footwear for my low instep. Now sure should I try a 10 or these shoes are just not for me?

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