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Sean G.

Sean G.

Sean G.

Sean G.wrote a review of on December 10, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I tried on these boots, the K2 Aspect, Salomon Trek S-LAB, and 32 Jones MTB. I kept these and have used them for 5 days. The weight, comfort, and simplicity of these boots won me over. Compared to the others listed above, Burton really nailed these boots. It was almost comical how light and comfortable they were compared side by side to the K2 Aspect and Jones MTB. I wanted one boot for hiking, touring, resort riding, etc and I've been very happy with these so far. Haven't toured with them yet, but I've ridden semi-technical lines, park, powder, groomers, glades, etc and they've handled everything I've thrown at them. Hiked a few lines and they were great at kicking steps as they have a stiff shank. Like another reviewer said, no gimmicks here.

Final word: @hukesnow used them to climb / ride Denali, so I think they'll be sufficient for anything I can throw at them.

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Sean G.

Sean G.wrote a review of on December 10, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I really wanted to keep these boots. They are extremely comfortable and the walk mode is a great idea. Ultimately, I returned them because of concerns around the BOA system (there's a lot going on there and a lot of force applied to the cables in walk mode). However, the main reason for the return was the lack of stiffness in the "shank" of the boot. If you're touring exclusively this may not be an issue, but if you plan on kicking steps, using strap-on crampons, etc then the flexibility in the sole of this boot was a deal breaker for my use case.

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Sean G.

Sean G.wrote a review of on December 10, 2018

All Mountain
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The term "All Mountain" gets thrown around a lot when searching for that quiver killer board - I think Jones really accomplished it with the Mountain Twin. I've spent 5 days riding this - steep and deep powder, groomers, glades, park, etc. It's playful, it's stable at speed, it handles powder great for a twin (cam/rocker is a perfect balance), and the edge hold is fantastic when laying down turns.

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Sean G.

Sean G.wrote a review of on September 25, 2018

5 5

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

I spent a fair amount of time researching alternatives to this tent (mostly over at outdoorgearlab.com) and I'm very happy with my purchase. Obviously it's not waterproof, but for the Eastern Sierra where I'll use this I'm not worried about it withstanding the occasional afternoon storm. It has a tiny footprint, is light, is easy and quick to set up, has screens for mosquitos, and handled condensation well despite low temps and two warm bodies inside. It has plenty of space for two people (even with cooking in the doorway) and eating in the tent. I'm 6'2'' and though I definitely touched the walls as I slept, after a long day it didn't bother me.

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Sean G.

Sean G.wrote a review of on May 23, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I purchased this for use in the alpine. The fabric is comfortable and light and does an OK job blocking the sun (I got a slight burn on my arms, but I'm not sure if the intended use of this shirt is for long days at elevation). After three days of heavy use (hiking / climbing) the shirt was pilling at the seams and the wrists were significantly stretched out. It's probably great for fishing, but if you're looking for a shirt that is similar but built for heavy use in the mountains check out the Black Diamond Alpenglow Hoody.

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Sean G.

Sean G.wrote a review of on May 23, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: 46.5

I'm on my second pair. I use these for trail running, peak bagging, and backpacking. They are stable for long days in the mountains. Though the outsole is less durable than competing shoes in the category, the grip is the best I've ever found on granite (wet or dry). They've been around a while, aren't the lightest, and the styling is an acquired taste - but from a functionality standpoint I couldn't be happier with these shoes. Will continue to buy until they stop making them.

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Sean G.

Sean G.wrote a review of on May 23, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

It's light, looks good, and has a small visor. All great stuff.

The key differentiator for me is the EPP core. The fact that this helmet will not become obsolete after one impact like all other helmets on the market (except the Petzl Sirocco, which is significantly more expensive) makes it a no-brainer in my opinion. Very happy with my purchase.

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Sean G.

Sean G.wrote a review of on May 23, 2018

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: 33

I really wanted to love these pants. Soft-shell is great for mixed alpine use. Adjustable cuffs / ability to run a shock cord through in lieu of a gaiter were all great features. Overall fit, pockets, comfort are all top notch.

BUT. I could never get the OppoSet waist adjustment to stay tight. When I had the pants tight around my boots to prevent snow from entering and had snacks in my pockets, the pants would constantly sag down and I could never get the OppoSet waist adjustment to stay tight. This is a pretty major flaw, so I unfortunately had to return them.

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Sean G.

Sean G.wrote a review of on May 23, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: 12

I've been searching for the "perfect" light / crampon compatible boot (that was under $300) for a long time. I'm absolutely thrilled with these boots.

I just returned from a 2.5 day traverse in the Sierra and these boots were fantastic. They were comfortable to handle very long approaches, steep snow climbing and mixed climbing. Having a boot that could handle a fast / light approach and still have the stiffness for all day crampon use was exactly what I was looking for. Outsole was bomber on dry and wet granite, snow, scree, trail etc. GTX liner performed flawlessly in snow / rain / hail / creek crossings.

I wouldn't grab these if I wasn't moving over so much mixed terrain, ie: if you're just on trail, look elsewhere. But if you you need a "quiver of one" this is a great spring/summer alpine boot.

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