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Samantha B.

New Hampshire

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Samantha B.

Samantha B.wrote a review of on September 6, 2019

5 5

I have only had to use this emergency bivvy once. I was winter hiking in the white mountains on a weekend overnight trip. On the first day hiking up I got caught in a freezing rainstorm. At the time I didn't have a pack cover and so my sleeping bag got damp. When I went to bed down in my tent that night, I had changed into my spare clothes but didn't want to stuff myself in a wet/cold sleeping bag. So I stuffed myself into this bivvy and then into my sleeping bag. I woke up in the middle of the night sweating and had to get out of the bivvy. It wasn't super freezing at 30 degrees F, but it would have been a miserable night in a wet sleeping bag without this bivvy. Plus it is extra safety for practically no weight. A must have!

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Samantha B.

Samantha B.wrote a review of on November 28, 2016

Best winter boot.
5 5

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

UPDATE:
I have been using these all last winter and can't wait to hit the trails again this winter. I have never had a more solid boot that can handle extreme conditions while keeping my foot dry and warm. I have not had to use the tongue inserts as I have quite wide feet. Only complaint is the break in time is quite long. I took it on maybe 8 serious (12+ mile) hikes before they were broken in. My ankles were the only casualties until they broke in. Now that I have them broken in I couldn't wish for a better boot. Worth every penny!

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Samantha B.

Samantha B.wrote a review of on March 6, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 135 lbs

I wrote a review on these when I got them and wore them around a bit. That review still stands. Awesome boot. I did however take them on a 5 hour winter hike so I have more to add. I took them up Mount Osceola and East Osceola in New Hampshire. We just got 8 extra inches of snow on too of 5-6 inches of compacted snow. They fit amazing and the spikes fit over the boot. This was the first real usage of this pair over a 9 mile hike. The only downside is they are not as waterproof as I would like. However I realized this going in to the hike and still wanted to put them to the test. I did not get a single blister so I am overall impressed with them. They will make great summer/fall boots but are not for winter hikes. They feel amazing and my feet were not sore at all just cold/wet.

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Samantha B.

Samantha B.wrote a review of on March 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: 8.5

My Keen's just came in. Amazing boot. They fit true to size I am an 8womens or an 8.5 so I erred on the side of caution and got the 8.5. They fit amazing and are great because I have very wide, flat feet and there is plenty of room. Soft/comfortable feel on the inside. Very lightweight which is awesome. I compared them to my winter rated boots. I think they will do well in spring, summer and fall but I'm not feeling as much warmth so I will use my old ones this winter season. Overall amazing boot and I can't wait til New Hampshire weather changes so I can use them. Very pleased that I don't have to break them in. They feel like they were made for my foot and they should be just the right weight/warmth for summer/fall hikes.

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