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j.cp1071478wrote a review of on August 16, 2019

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

This review is for the Intuition Pro Tour. 7-5 years ago this probably was a great liner. However, I cannot think of a touring boot out on the market currently that would work well with anything besides the low volumes (backcountry is selling the medium volume, I believe). If you are using a four buckle boot, which in 2019 isn't really a touring boot anymore, then you are still safe. Don't try to pair these with a modern Salomon, Atomic, Fischer, Dynafit, Sportiva, Scarpa touring boot.

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j.cp1071478wrote a review of on February 27, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I don't write these often, if at all for that matter. However, this glove has earned it.

Disclaimer: it must fit your hand.

I am not ashamed to admit that I have quite a fleet of gloves. BD, OR, Hestra mainly, and all are good, but I reach for this pair more than any other. I have used it for around 5 years. Ice climbing, belaying/repelling, working on replacing a car battery in -20, resort skiing, ski touring, mountaineering. It has taken all of the abuse, and will still last me a few more years I think. I sized it pretty loose and while it does sacrifice dexterity it has a wide range if you use it right. I was ski touring at 11,000 for three hours at 10 degrees with 30-40 knots sustained last weekend and I had no issues, as an example. Great glove, no frills, the only feature it has is reliability. It's the cheapest glove I own, but no matter what activity I am doing, even if I bring some niche glove, it is always in the pack.

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j.cp1071478wrote a review of on December 11, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Background: I own and use nylon skins, pure mohair skins and mixed skins. I ski in coastal areas and the Wasatch.

The good: These skins perform admirably in terms of grip and glide. They grip a bit more than mohair and glide a bit better than nylon. In this realm, I really think you get pretty much what you bought 65% mohair and 35% nylon - they behave as their specifications suggest. Some loss of material underfoot (which is somewhat expected with mohair).

The bad: After around 30 days the glue on these completely failed into the stickiest gloppiest mess I have seen. This shouldn't happen.

The ugly: After removing the rotten glue. I bought BD transfer rolls to reglue them. The transfer rolls stuck to the backing and didn't roll out correctly (yes, I have done this before and BD transfers have worked). In the process they left piles of glue and basically ruined what was still a very good plush. Honestly, BD is kind of retreating from the skiing segment, and I think smart buyers should take this into consideration and seek out other suppliers for their skiing needs.

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j.cp1071478wrote a review of on September 28, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

About my review: I have been wearing these shoes for two years. Cragging, travelling, and alpine climbing.

My main take away: These are an amazing 5 star - for what they are intended for - shoe. For me, however, they have a very narrow range of application. This is not my only approach shoe, and it probably shouldn't be your first and/or only approach shoe.

This shoe is amazingly durable, very sticky, and climbs, as you probably expect very well for a shoe. It is also over-priced. 75% of people would probably be better served with a shoe that costs half as much, performs better at a wider range of climbing situations, and climbs only fractionally less well. As a rule, I personally would never pay retail for these. But that's just me.

I only use these now for car to car climbs with less than 20lbs in my pack, that have technical climbing and I don't want to bring climbing shoes. For most people that is going to be a pretty small percentage of the climbing they do. The routes will be of course different for everyone, but for me these shoes get considered when I consider doing these climbs in a day: East or West ridge of Forbidden Peak, OS or Upper Exum of Teton, West ridge of Stuart etc.

They are not good for extended approaching, especially with weight in your pack. Your feet will suffer a disproportionate amount of abuse relative to the climbing benefits of the shoe. Many people get the higher topped, more hiking appropriate shoe for one night alpine rock climbs.

Considering the number of people who do extended hikes in approach shoes now, I think it is important to say that these will not be good for that. They are an excellent shoe for technical climbs a couple grades below your ability where you need to cover much ground quickly, and are not carrying much. Your millage may vary.

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