Snowboard carry system. Pretty stable for a low profile minimalist system that won't be used on a daily basis.
Picture taken in Chamonix, France.
ARVA Light 2.40 Compact Probe and Voile XLM Shovel fit perfectly inside.
Keeping me dry in muddy Costa Rica
Looks: To each his own but I think they?re great looking shoes. Definitely something you can use both for hiking and daily with jeans.
Fit: True to size. They may be a little bit on the wide side.
Breathability: relative to a Gore-Tex shoe, they?re pretty breathable. They feel more airy than my older TNF Hedgehogs XCR. Still, the heat retention of the liner can?t be totally avoided so if you?re going to only use them in a dry environment, you?re better off with a non-Gore-Tex model. On the upside, I walked with them for hours in the rain and they did not leak at all.
Support& Comfort: Good support for everyday use and moderate hiking. The Quicklace was super comfortable but for me, it didn?t give the same security as laces. When using them in sticky muddy conditions I felt as though they?re being sucked away a bit from my foot. The sole is a very good combination of being soft and comfortable but not to an extent of instability of passing every pebble you step on up to your foot. You can run with them but they?re not real trail running shoes. Some people complained about traction issues but I?ve used them on dry/wet rocks, mud, sand and asphalt and had no traction issues.
They?re a very good all-around trail shoe and I would definitely recommend them.
Near Masada, Judean Desert
Near Masada, Judean Desert
I?ve used the liner for a few nights at Sirena Station in Corcovado NP in Costa Rica in some hot and humid weather and as an extra layer inside a sleeping bag up in the mountains.
It was airy and comfortable in the jungle and is pretty much the perfect solution for hot weather, either camping or sleeping in some dodgy hostel. It didn?t retain any moisture and was dry in the morning.
It?s easy to stuff back into the little pouch in the morning when you?re ready to pack out.
For cold weather, it may have added a degree or too in warmth but the main benefit is that it?s easily washable, unlike your sleeping bag?
I?ve used these socks in the jungle with Salomon X Ultra GTX and in the desert mountains with my Scarpa hiking boots. The cushioning and padding were great and my feet didn?t get clammy despite the warm weather and Gore-Tex shoes.
Some people are commenting on durability- for me it?s been so far so good but I haven?t had them for that long.
They?re true to size.
Wore the shirt extensively through the Central American rain forest.
It looks great, dries quickly and best of all- doesn't feel thick and nylony like some other similar products.
There are two small vertical ventilation strips.
Buttoned up, the sleeves are still below the elbow.
Regarding sizing- I'm 5"11 (1.8m), 185lb (85kg), athletic build. I got the medium which was mostly a good fit but was a little bit too narrow around the upper back.
I've been using these boots for a year and a half. I have the nubuck leather model.
These boots look great with a pair of jeans and just like it says, they are "worthy of the woods and polished enough for a classy night on the town".
They are comfortable to walk in and there is no break in period.
I was less then amazed with durability: the top shows more scuffing and wear then I'd expected (maybe full grain will fair better) and the soles are also wearing down relatively quickly considering I use them mostly around town.
Still, they offer great value IMO and I'd recommend them.
Just like others have written here, the Custom X is a FAST board. I clocked it at over 55 MPH in Austria. It's pretty stiff and responds very sharply. It's def. not for beginners.It's perfect for flying down the mountain, piste or off piste.Great for big kickers.For buttering and other freestyle, you want a softer board.
I use it with Cartel bindings and the combo is super.