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Molly Malone

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Molly Malone

Molly Malonewrote a review of on February 29, 2020

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

In Spanish, Viaje means journey or travel- and these boots are with for the journey deep into the backcountry no matter how cold the temps get, if your sniffing for powder, these boot are too.
I am staying dry, warm in these pow-shredding boots. I have a lot to love about this boot, but one of my favorite things is the liner. It has kept me warm in dry in -5 degree weather and on deep powder days. Though when it is a little warmer, the vents keep me from overheating and ending the day with swampy feet.
The double boa system makes for quick and easy transitions from walk to shred mode when I am touring. These boots are stiff enough to shred steep lines in confidence, but still comfortable on more casual days. I like the inserts I can add to the boot for when I need added stiffness for when I need more precision on technical lines.
The only time I feel this boot lacking is when I am trying to carve down groomers with precision, it is not the most responsive boot I have ridden in and I wouldn't recommend it for all mountain riding, because this boot shines in the powder conditions.

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Molly Malonewrote a review of on January 17, 2020

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Wanna spend 25+ days a season shredding the slopes from the park to the backcountry, constantly improving your riding? Me too. That is what I did in these boots for five years and they still look brand new.
These were my second pair of snowboard boots and have been with me from learning how to cruise groomers to hucking cliffs on double blacks. They are soft and playful enough that I can take them anywhere on the mountain, but responsive enough for me to feel confident on steep terrain.
What I love most about these boots is that they have not only lasted for years but show few signs of wear and tear; The liner has not packed out, the BOA is still keeping me secure in the boot, and the tread still keeps me from slipping on ice.
Sadly, I recently retired these boots, not because anything was wrong with the performance of the boot, just because I finally progressed out of them and needed a stiffer and more responsive boot. If the boot had any say, she would shred on for many more seasons.
If you are a beginner looking for a boot that will last your multiple seasons and will allow you to progress in all aspects of mountain riding, the Sage is a great bet.

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Molly Malonewrote a review of on December 12, 2019

Creekin'
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Hauling a double rack up to #6, a 70m rope, and enough food and water (read as beer) for all day creek craggin' is a lot to ask of a backpack. The Cinder is designed for just that. I love the durability of the simplicity and durability of the pack. Having the side handles to shake and shimmy my gear to the very bottom is awesome and then all the people at the crag can hear the wonderful jingle of my cams and carabiners.
The pack can stand upright on it's own making it a great makeshift rope bag at sandy bases.
I only have a few minor complaints with the Cinder: The fit is a little long on my shorter torso and makes longer treks with heavy weight uncomfortable quick. And it has no side zip access, so when I forget my water in the bottom, I need to take everything else out to get hydrated.
This is defiantly my go to pack for craggin' in SLC and Indian Creek

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Molly Malonewrote a review of on September 6, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this back last spring for adventuring around the Front Range of Colorado. I was climbing 4-5 days a week outside in Eldo, RMNP, and Vedauwoo and this pack was my go-to grab. The material is durable and the pack itself is a simple large pocket with a small inside pocket for valuables and a brain. The larger compartment has two access point: a top drawstring top and a large side zipper on the side for when your are unloading your rack at the crag.
The pack has just the right amount of features: two straps on each side to secure your rope under the brain, a spot for ice axes, and I love the piece of mind the RECCO adds when I am deep in the alpine.
This is not my main pack anymore for a few reasons, the biggest being it is just a little too small. 35L is great for a fast and light alpine mission, but way too small for carrying a double rack, rope, and snacks for a day of cragging. If you need a pack for light missions or like having a bag on longer multi-pitches this is a great option (especially with the RECCO reflector).
I also don't love how the pack's brain is connected to the draw string which means access the top is a challenge if the brain is full of things.
Overall, it is a great pack and super durable, if just a bit small.

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Molly Malonewrote a review of on August 17, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

My mountaineering buddies swear by the parka to keep their water from freezing overnight, but I know I don't plan on spending nights on the side of a mountain in -30 degree weather anytime soon. So, when I received this as a gift last fall I thought I wouldn't get a lot of use out of it. I was definitely wrong.
I used it in the winter to keep my thermos extra warm backcountry skiing, usually keeping it in my car. At the end of a day of shredding pow it was really nice to come back to the car and a super hot beverage.
Now, in the summer I use it as a mini cooler during climbing season to keep a couple brews cold. With the beefy straps and durable material I can attach it to my harness, thrash through some chimneys, and still enjoy a cold beer at the top of my climb.
I have started bringing the wattle bottle parka on almost all of my adventures, since it is one of those pieces of gear I always find a use for it.

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Molly Malonewrote a review of on July 27, 2019

GO-TO
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have had 3 pairs of the anasazis over the past 4 years and they have excelled on nearly any terrain I have thrown them on; from slippery Eldorado Canyon pitches to sharp Vedauwoo off-width and even some long desert cracks. They don't do well at edging on granite slabs though after they stretch out.
I loved how these shoes were comfortable enough to wear for all day multi-pitching, but also had enough down turn for more technical problems.
If your looking for a moderate intermediate shoe to do it all-pick this shoe.

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Molly Malonewrote a review of on July 3, 2019

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

In terms of fabric, the hoodie almost feels like swimsuit material, which is different compared to most sun hoodie's I have tried. This made it feel nice and cool even when the sun was beating down for hours.
This hoodie runs large but that wasn't the issue I had with it. This hoodie absorbs nearly every smell it comes in contact with and starts smelling bad in a day. Even when it sat in my pack all day after a wash it still smelt bad. I only used it for climbing, so it may do better when if it was on a river trip; water may help manage the smell.

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