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Liz S

Liz Swrote a review of on January 25, 2015

5 5

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

I trekked through 7 days on Kilimanjaro wearing the Asolo Stynger (bought them based on great reviews) and they butchered my heels. I'm not comparing these to the Asolo, I know these are a step up from that boot in a few ways. But knowing I needed to replace those, and after a LOT of research trying to find a boot that would be great for backpacking, trekking, hiking, and light mountaineering, but still lightweight, I decided on these. I have a normal width foot and wear a size 9, so I purchased the 41.5 - I usually go up 1/2 size in their women's boots. In their mens boots, I wear a 41. I have always had a hard time finding boots that don't give me blisters on my heels… and these were amazing. I would recommend them for 3 season climbing, but probably not warm enough for bitter cold days at higher altitude. They did work great for me in high altitude without snow. I climbed the Lascar volcano in the Atacama region of Chile last month (18,000 feet) and they were perfect! They have enough room in the toe for a thicker sock, and kept my foot warm. I have also worn them as a boot in the snow around town. They do have a stiff sole, but I found them to be very comfortable, with great ankle support, and a good all around multipurpose boot. I will definitely use them as my go to hiking/light mountaineering boot. Crampon compatible was also another reason I chose them.

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Liz S

Liz Swrote a review of on January 23, 2015

5 5

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

This jacket looks so cool! It has a slim fit, but I normally wear a medium and I feel this was true to size (5'7" and 140 lbs). I agree it does shed initially. It is so warm and such a great layering piece, especially for skiing and climbing. And it doesn't hurt that the colors are so cool! I would recommend this jacket for technical reasons and style! The chest pocket is super convenient, and I love the warmth of the high zip neck. I also wear it to get to the bus stop in the city :)

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