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Nick

Nick

Denver, CO

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Nick

Nickwrote a review of on February 9, 2017

Blowing my mind
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Size Purchased: 10

I originally tried the Agro in my street size (9.5), which suited me in both Shamans and the old Primes. This size was just too painful in the Agro. Walking ten feet to the wall, slabs and toe hooks were unbearable. So, I replaced them with a half-size up, and all my problems were solved. They hurt just right before the break-in, and now they're... well... broken in.

I've gotten a few sessions in them, and I'm starting to think there's nothing they can't do (in bouldering terms, of course). The cinch strap closure feels and behaves much like the one on the Solution, but it has an extra bit of customizability for those with extra-high or extra-low-volume insteps. It's also pretty easy to get into and comfortable once you're in it due to the wide padded double-tongue.

The downturn is ideal and performs alongside any similarly aggressive shoe (Solutions, Teams, etc.), but the toe does feel bulkier than the Teams. They're definitely soft despite the amount of rubber on the sole, and as sensitive as anything I've worn. Evolv's SensaTrax rubber is standing up to all the polished junk I throw at it. It's an especially impressive shoe for heel and toe hooks. I feel more secure on both in them than any other shoe I've worn. The toe patch is absolutely gumby-proof.

In a nutshell, the Agro is an incredible aggressive bouldering shoe. I would recommend it for anyone who has a need for precision on the overhung gnar. It's definitely not a beginner shoe. Size up!

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Nick

Nickwrote a review of on January 4, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

So, I loved the way these goggles fit and vent. They were bulletproof but for one problem: The strap is positively gargantuan. I don't wear a helmet, and I set the strap as tightly as I could, and it slipped down around my neck even with a thick beanie. What gives? Did I get a lemon, or is this a common thing with the Eclipse?

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Nick

Nickwrote a review of on January 4, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This jacket has outdone anything I have ever worn in a harsh cold environment, be it due to wind, falling snow and ice or rain. It has kept every drop of moisture, every chill off my skin (with the proper layer underneath, of course). Most recently I took this jacket skiing in temperatures -20 up to 10 degrees with a variety of precipitation and sunshine, and it breathed famously when necessary, especially when using the pit zip vents. My favorite feature on this jacket is the placement of the pleated chest pockets?perfectly suited to pair with a pack or harness, and big enough to fit a surfeit of gear. The rubber gasket cuffs aren't anything to balk at either. They kept me sealed through deep powder and (Dare I admit it?) a couple of rough tumbles.

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