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Kippwrote a review of on April 11, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

We had this pad out on a video shoot for Backcountry, and I had the opportunity to test it for a night. Quickly after (quite literally as soon as I got back to an internet connection) I ordered one of these for myself. The best pad I have ever slept on, and IMO the most comfortable pad on the market. I did however tear this a few weeks after buying it, but the patch was easy and is holding up very well. If you're car camping, this is the pad!

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Kippwrote a review of on February 27, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

.....in this situation, it's a good thing. I'm always a medium in other brands, and honestly this would have been pretty big if it wouldn't have shrunk after one wash. So really, you have two options; if it's too big wash and dry it. If it's just right, hang dry. Also, the quality is as expected, great.

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Kippwrote a review of on January 29, 2014

Norrona Quality
5 5

Great pants, great fit, as usual from Norrona. A couple things to note, these do have a baggy fit, but not too baggy. I'm about 5'10" 150, and the medium fits perfect. For comparison, the Patagonia Powder Bowl pants fit much baggier. Also, the blue picture is a bit misleading. There are actually 3 different shades of blue on these pants, which actually looks quite a bit better in my opinion. See attached photo.

Only gripe is I wish they had a full side vent, can get a little warm.

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Kippwrote a review of on November 19, 2013

4 5

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

Basically repeating what others have said. This is not an all day, heavy pack, death slog kind of shoe. I made the mistake of not breaking these in before taking them out for a couple long days in some slot canyons for a work shoot. Foot fatigue for sure, along with some blisters. They did however perform amazingly well in the actual technical slot canyons, and they have been perfect for all the approaches for recent sport climbing trips. Had them for a month or so, and been abusing the hell out of them, and they are holding up well. Definitely approve.

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Kippwrote a review of on November 18, 2013

5 5

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

Recently picked up another pair of these after climbing in other shoes for about a year or so. After the first few pitches back, I realized that I should have just stuck with these as my go to sport climbing shoe. Not the biggest fan for bouldering, as I like a more sensitive shoe, but this is definitely the best all-arounder I've climbed in. Also, this is one of the only shoes that actually fits my slim heel. Get 'em small, because they do stretch a bit.

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Kippwrote a review of on October 7, 2013

5 5

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

This is a great pair of jeans, simply put. Haven't really taken them off since I bought them. They seem to be made for climbing as well, with the extra crotch fabric, slim leg, and ample stretch. Although I wouldn't recommend them to a bigger legged fellow, as they are a bit on the slim side (especially after you wash/dry them), these fit perfectly. Buy these jeans!

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Kippwrote a review of on December 10, 2012

4 5

I can only give these 4 because I haven't taken them on a longer tour yet, but first impressions of the important part (the skiing performace) were much better than I expected. These ski very solid and sit lowish to the ski, so it feels like a typical, solid alpine ski binding. I'm sure people will complain about these being a bit on the heavy side, but you can always get more fit to hike with more weight, but you can't make up for a chintzy binding when you need it. I've heard of people not liking how the giant metal piece effects the ski flex, but if you're skiing a stiffer ski, it shouldn't bother you much.

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I finally toured in these bindings and they worked perfectly. No frills, easy ski to tour mode without clicking out of your binding. Only gripe, if you can call it that, is it would be nice to have a little bit taller of a riser in tour mode. Other than that, Money (albeit heavy as hell).

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Kippwrote a review of on October 5, 2009

5 5

This is, in my opinion, the best downturned shoe 5.10 has made. I've never had the best of luck with the fit of 5.10's shoes, but have always loved the way they climb, so I would sacrifice a little to get performance, until now. These fit perfectly. Everything I hated about the V10 has been fixed, namely the heal cup, and the strap is money. Grab em up while you can, who knows if they'll change them after this limited time release.

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