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Marlin n Jeanniewrote a review of on December 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 146 lbs
Size Purchased: 43

Being a faithful La Sportiva user I was excited about getting these as they are heavier than most of my La Sportiva shoes / boots. I have had them for a few weeks now, and have probably put 40 or 50 miles on them. All light-duty walking thus far because of the weather in Montana right now and the large amount of snow on the ground. All day comfort, and my feet have not gotten cold in them yet. Even short trips outside below zero. The soles have excellent grip on slippery surfaces like ice and snow. Speaking briefly on the service from backcountry. My original order which had been placed a day before my girlfriend ordered a pair for her, got delayed due to the pre-Christmas Rush. Customer service set up a free Next Day Air delivery for a second pair. I received these very expediently and recently had to return the other pair that that arrived on the next Monday. Kudos to Backcountry for customer service above and beyond. In summary I am very satisfied with everything pertaining to this recent order.

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Marlin n Jeannie

Marlin n Jeanniewrote a review of on December 1, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 145 lbs
Size Purchased: 43

I'm writing this review because I have read a couple that say these light hikers do not grip. I received my first pair a year-and-a-half ago for my birthday. It was during camping season here in Montana and I put over 300 miles on them right out of the box with no problems at all. Followed by hunting season I put another hundred fifty miles on them with no problems at all. In addition to that I wear them almost every day for daily use, and I've probably put a total of seven to eight hundred miles on my first pair. They still are functional, there's some wear on the outside that looks pretty ratty but nothing leaks they are still water tight. They are the most comfortable, lightest, best boots I believe I've ever owned. I live about 30 minutes away from the Continental Divide Trail so you can imagine what my hiking is like, it can get pretty Extreme at some points especially during late-season elk hunts. The only problem I've ever had with them as that when I first started wearing them around the house they kept grabbing the carpet.
Really one of the most comfortable, and versatile hiking shoes I've ever owned I will never stop wearing them I hope they never stop making them.

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Marlin n Jeanniewrote a review of on January 31, 2013

BC 70
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After taking up xc skiing after 12 years of not getting out on skis, I decided to upgrade my equip. BC 70's were my choice after agonizing on my decision. First of all, I had been very unimpressed with (no wax) skis.. In the past due to their lack of glide. No longer a problem. These skis glide with the best of them, and waxing the tips and tails only makes them better. Lateral stability is awesome, and metal edges on untracked snow, or on track with groomed trails is once again awesome. Control is a given on all types of track conditions, from icy to new powder. My girlfriend started skiing this year and the control she has with this equip, has greatly accelerated her control and improvement. Every day other people, (after watching my turns) have come up to me and asked what type of skis I have. They are impressed with the control I have while they are struggling to ski on tough conditions. We have logged over 125 miles so far this year, and could NOT be happier with our choices of BC equipment. She and I are skiing together on trails from beginner to expert thanks to the performance of this ski, and BC boots, and bindings. I would recommend this equipment to anyone looking for a good, versatile, combo ski...

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