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Stephen Sperry

Stephen Sperrywrote a review of on May 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 190 lbs
Size Purchased: 11.5

These are my first Evolv's that I really liked. I wear a 10.5 (43.5) in almost all La Sportiva's and I wear 11.5 in these so size up.

The Good:
The cushioned upper makes them extremely comfortable. They are very light weight (especially compared to my Solutions).
They have great feel throughout the shoe
The toe rubber is ridiculous for toe hooking
Rubber is great and seems to be holding up nicely
3 strap system is great for dialing in the fit.

The Bad:
The heel is extremely thin, which adds some sensitivity but also doesn't feel great on certain heel hooks. (Think the polar opposite of the Solution heel cup) The thin strip of rubber down the center is thick enough but the sides have nothing. Not a huge deal but something worth noting.

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Stephen Sperry

Stephen Sperrywrote a review of on May 6, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 190 lbs

This is a great belt like others have said. Super comfortable and cool look. The only thing I don't like about it is that it's hard to put on and take off. You have to thread it through each loop and pull it because the friction is high unlike a leather or webbing belt. This makes it even harder to adjust the tightness of the belt so when switching from one pant to another it gets a little annoying.

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Stephen Sperry

Stephen Sperrywrote a review of on April 13, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 190 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I love pants and these are some of the best pants I've ever put on.

Thick enough to resist all but the worst catclaw and underbrush you may encounter bushwacking or hiking. Breathable enough to shed some of that moisture on your approach. Warm enough for early winter ascents up mountains. Comfortable enough to rock for long days outside or running errands. Built in belt is awesome.

My only con is the gaiter style boot clip to keep the pant down catches on your shoelaces when you don't need it to (90% of the time I wear them)

I typically wear a Large in almost everything but I checked the size chart and I am a medium in these!

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Stephen Sperry

Stephen Sperrywrote a review of on April 13, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had the older Sama (2012?) and it was a far superior harness. The old harness had great breathability due to the perforated holes in the leg straps and the cool construction of the waist belt. This harness doesn't have either of those features but is still pretty cool. It's lightweight, and pretty comfortable. Just not as comfortable as the older model.

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Stephen Sperry

Stephen Sperrywrote a review of on April 13, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I took this to Europe as my carry on and it functioned fairly well except for a few instances. While shoving my dirty clothes in here leaving Berlin the rubber pull tab on the top zipper pulled right off. That sucked. When it is stuffed full the zippers aren't super easy to get closed or open. The lip over the zippers is annoying when trying to open / close the bag. While the shiny DWR might be waterproof the uncoated Polyester that covers much of the bag (like the entire bottom) is not. I find it to be pretty unnecessary to have the lip over the zippers. Aesthetic, but not functional.

Overall this bag is about the look and it looks great.

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