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EPoorierwrote a review of on April 27, 2020

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Size Purchased: 11

I have been running in these for a couple of months now and have been really impressed with these. I have used them on trails ranging from steep and rocky to fast and rolling. The traction on the steep and technical trails is great and the extra padding is appreciated for someone who doesn't run "that" much. Compared to other well cushioned shoes, I found these to remain nice and responsive despite the extra padding. I ordered one half size up from my normal shoe size and they fit great. **Disclosure I work as a rep for Dynafit**

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EPoorierwrote a review of on April 13, 2020

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: 10.5

These shoes have been my go to daily driver for the past year. I love how light they are and the knit upper keeps my feet cool all day. For shorter approaches and or quick scrambles the Michelin rubber is plenty sticky and the tread provides great traction on trails. If you are looking for a light weight and versatile trail shoe the Lite Train is a great option. **Disclosure - I work as a rep for Salewa**

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EPoorierwrote a review of on October 11, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had the privilege of skiing this boot for the last half of last season and was really impressed with the downhill performance and great "walkability." The 55 degrees of cuff rotation is as advertised and really easy to utilize with the "Hoji-Lock" lever on the spine of the boot. The fact that the lever also loosens the cuff buckle and power strap is an added bonus and makes transitions a breeze! On the downhill, the boots hold their own against true alpine boots and I had no problem skiing them hard at the resort as well as out touring. It really is the one boot to do everything in. Despite having a quiver of boots at my disposal, I have found the Hoji Free to be my go-to for both resort and BC days. **Disclosure - I work as a rep for Dynafit**

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EPoorierwrote a review of on October 11, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was fortunate enough to ski these boots all of last spring during the extended season we had in Colorado and found them to be perfectly suited for long days in the skin track or boot pack. The cuff range of motion combined with the "speed nose" make touring much more comfortable compared to other boots and the 103mm last kept my feet comfortable even on the longest of days. On the downhill, I found these boots to perform well on everything from 50+ degree ski mountaineering lines to 30 degree powder laps. Overall I would pick these boots for my longer days out in the mountains where having something on the lighter end of the boot spectrum makes a big difference.

**Disclosure - I work as a rep for Dynafit**

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EPoorierwrote a review of on April 30, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 160 lbs

I've had these for about a year now and have been really happy with them. Nice and sensitive on the way up and plenty of heel cushion on the way down. I have also been using them as my approach shoes for long days in the Alpine and don't see myself going back to approach shoes. The outsole is plenty sticky for scrambling up to the base of route and the cushion on the way out is always appreciated. I did order 1/2 Larger than my normal running shoe and they fit perfect.

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EPoorierwrote a review of on September 7, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I absolutely love these sport draws. They are easier to clip than my previous sport draws and the fat dog bone is very useful when projecting/pushing your limit. The gate action is incredibly smooth and they are a breeze to clean off of overhanging routes thanks to the key lock nose on both sides of the draw. While I haven't measured them the gate opening seems really big which also helps with clipping/unclipping.

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EPoorierwrote a review of on April 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love these...I have them racked on my alpine draws and cams. The gate action is great and easy to use even with gloves on. My seconds have, on multiple routes, thanked me for replacing my nano carabiners with these on my alpine draws as the bigger gate opening makes unclipping the rope much easier. Yes they weigh a bit more in comparison to nano carabiners but they are stronger and easier to use. Next up is replacing my sport draw carabiners with these. Love them!

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EPoorierwrote a review of on March 6, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have these mounted on a pair of 182 Dynafit Hokkaidos set up to ski with my Vulcans and I absolutely love the set up. The heel retention has not been an issue and there is a noticeable weight savings over the original radicals that I had been skiing. Broke in this set up on a 3-day hut trip with a pretty long approach. No complaints!

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EPoorierwrote a review of on January 3, 2017

Put it on and forget about it
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'll be honest I never thought I would be wearing a helmet Sport Climbing but since I have started climbing in the Wall Rider I can't think of a reason not to. It is low profile, light weight, and very breathable. I have found myself on numerous occasions forgetting that I am even wearing it. I've used it Trad climbing, Alpine Climbing, and yes even sport craggin. Love it.

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EPoorierwrote a review of on January 3, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I have been using the Foraker for the past couple of seasons as a layer piece for Alpine Missions and Resort skiing. I love the warmth to weight ratio and the longer arms make it a great climbing piece. Low bulk under a shell keeps me from looking like a marshmallow with is always a plus.

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EPoorierwrote a review of on November 8, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

This thing in warm. The warmth to weight ratio is amazing and I love the two big mesh pockets in the inside for keeping things warm during winter camping missions. Have used it for winter ski camp trips, cragging, and cold days around town. The light weight face fabric has held up well to my abuse as well.

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EPoorierwrote a review of on December 16, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Been using these pants this year for ski touring and skiing at the resort and really like them. They have a loose fit which is nice since they are hardshell so they don't inhibit any of my strides when touring. The 3/4 (no mess) side vents are also crucial and a really nice feature. Been really impressed with their durability given their weight.

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