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j_f3757010wrote a review of on July 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 200 lbs
Size Purchased: 34x34

Great fit, super comfortable, easy to wash and still look good after several days of wear.

Had my passport in one of the thigh zip pockets and my rail pass in the other and felt secure and efficient with catching trains and buses all over Japan.

I have two pairs of the Renegade 12" shorts and I'll be buying another pair of these pants. I really don't think they get any better than this.

I'm 6'4", 200 lbs and the 34x34 are true to size and plenty long enough. As another reviewer noted, they might run a little skinny- 34 is sometimes a little loose on me, and these are perfect.

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j_f3757010wrote a review of on May 19, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 200 lbs
Size Purchased: 11.5

Having used Scarpa and LaSportiva approach shoes for years, I was hoping to find something a bit lighter and more packable for multi-pitch walk-offs. The Acrux SL seems to be perfect.

After two weeks of climbing at City of Rocks and Red Rocks, I am extremely happy with my purchase. The shoes are very light, but still supportive enough for longer approaches and descents over rough terrain. I found them to be much more comfortable and cooler than the other approach shoes I've had, and had no issues with the crease on top that has been a concern for some. The toe box is a bit roomier than Scarpa or LaSportiva making for happier feet on the longer descents. And maybe best of all, they take less room (and less weight) in the backpack or clipped to a harness. Scrambling /climbing seemed on par with other shoes I've had. Durability, if two weeks of use count for anything, seemed fine and the shoes appear to be very well made.

Great shoes- just what I was looking for.

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j_f3757010wrote a review of on August 10, 2011

4 5

Picked up a set (.5 thru 3.0) a few days ago and have been out using them about four times now. Initial impression is that they don't seem as beefy or formidable as previous friends (or C4's), but are quite light, easy to handle and smooth to place. No falls on them yet, but given their history and construction I have no concerns. The slings seem better than the BD’s- smaller and tighter helping keep the 'biner oriented.

My son, at first, didn't particularly like them, opting to rack mostly with C4's. After insisting we give them a try on a few routes, I have noticed he now reaches for a friend the majority of the time. He's a convert and puts them on par with camalots, as do I.

On the down side, the two outside cam retracting wires can get pinched in causing the cams to stick in the retracted position- easy to fix, but a little irritating. Also the colors are a little "out-there." Someone was trying way too hard for a unique color scheme, especially the lavender.

Overall, I am very happy with them and consider them a great adjunct to C4's in the middle sizes. For cams, we now rack C4's in the bigger sizes, a mix of Heliums and C4's in the mid sizes, Heliums and Mastercams for small and micro.

As a final word, I would say that even though C4’s have a bit greater range per cam, friends just seem to fit everywhere. They’re good. Give ‘em a try.

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j_f3757010wrote a review of on April 5, 2010

5 5

Not since I slipped on my first pair of EB's have I been this happy with a shoe. I sized down about .5 and after several days at Red Rocks, they are comfortably tight and precise. Like others, I don't anticipate a lot more stretch, and still have some room in the laces to snug up. The toe box fits my longer, narrower foot beautifuly and I found the offset shape more functional than the typical rounded toe. Surprising sensitivity for a "sturdier" shoe.The rubber sticks like glue, cracks are a joy and it edges on the proverbial dime. The bottom line is, I don't think you can beat this shoe for trad and sport climbers should love it too

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