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Luke L.

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I live in Mammoth Lakes, CA.

Luke L.

Luke L.wrote a review of on May 26, 2017

The Worst!
1 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: 44.5

Do yourself a favor and buy something else. These shoes neither climb as well as Five Tennies or hike as well as La Sportiva Boulder Xs but my main problem with them is the durability of the lacing system.

See those upper lace loops crafted from the same material as the laces? You wouldn't run your rope directly over a piece of webbing would you? No, 'cause you know you gunna die for sure. Well the fine folks at Salewa thought it would be a good idea to essentially do that. Took about five days of use before all those lace loops blew out from the laces running over them. Salewa's response? Wouldn't even respond to my email.

I could tell you that they run about a half size small but I'd be doing ya'll a disservice by helping you buy these shoes. Seriously, buy something else.



Luke L.

Luke L.wrote a review of on August 28, 2014

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought this on a friends recommendation because I needed a 1 1/4" rack for my new urban whip. I already had a 2" Thule T2 for my truck but I didn't want to mess with an adapter. Wish I had just bought a second T2 in 1 1/4".

The Sherpa has been nothing but trouble from the start. Had to redrill on of the bolt holes to put it together since one of the holes did not line up. Once I got it on the problems continued. The threads in the tongue stripped out on my first road trip with it. The Kuat design is far inferior to the Thule. Kuat replaced my tongue under warranty and I added a bolt to the inside of the tongue so that it doesn't strip out again. I've had my T2 for four years without problem.

Even when the tongue bolt is cranked tight it wobbles horribly compared to my T2. I realize that this is partially because of the smaller receiver size but I doubt a 1 1/4" T2 would be this bad. Every time I hit a dip in the road or corner hard I can hear it creaking inside my whip. Every time this happens I look in the rearview to make sure it's still there and think to myself "I wish I had just bought the Thule.".



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