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phredwrote a review of on September 9, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Protects the bikes (I have used for mountain and road), protects the truck.
The velcro on the straps is such that I need 2 wraps on the bike frame to make the sticky parts match, seems to hold the bike fine though, maybe designed for a thicker frame tube? Overall very satisfied- much easier than receiver type racks, and overall vehicle length is not increased (much). Pad is full sized. Good fit on 2004 F150.

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phredwrote a review of on June 13, 2018

5 5

I love all kinds of bicycling- mountain, road xc. But I hate freezing my hands on cold rainy days. Ski gloves get wet and soak through, bike gloves aren't really warm enough for early spring when there is still snow around, and the rain biking gloves I had were perfect except they have a cloth section (for wiping your nose) which no amount of sno-seal will waterproof. It would always start the same; wonderful waterproof breathability from my jacket and pants, heavy duty hunting boots that will never soak through, and then my smugness and self confidence dampened by the onslaught of water on my exposed fingers. The gloves don't keep you dry, but they do keep you warm. I have had them out in two rainstorms and always returned smiling. Now if I could just figure out a way to keep my bike dry....

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phredwrote a review of on March 20, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 195 lbs
Size Purchased: XXL

Bought is for spring bike and bc skiing. So far it has been good. I ordered about 1/2 size big so I could layer (XL). That was still too small so I went back for XXL. I am pretty average sized.

Update: If you will be riding in windy rainy or windy sleet conditions use a different jacket, the zipper is not waterproof when the wind is blown in, like on a bike. Otherwise I still like the jacket and it is my goto for AT skiing and biking, just not in extreme weather.

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phredwrote a review of on March 7, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought these for AT in the Wasatch and they are OK for ordinary use but:
(1) They don't re-adhere well when doing laps
(2) They slip backwards when climbing steepish slopes, while the BD ascensions and Pomoca Climb Pro Glide seem to have a steeper max angle with decent gliding.

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phredwrote a review of on March 7, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I bought these to go with my G3 Zen Oxide 88s, and they fit like a glove. I expected to get snowshoes- just create something to lift and climb, but these slide pretty well when you kick and bite in when you stop. Also much better lateral stability on traverses. So I am sold. I can't address durability issues as I have taken them out just once, but they came back fine from that one.

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phredwrote a review of on April 11, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I bought my 2nd pair of AT boots (Also own Scarpa F1s) to have a burlier 4 buckle AT boot to push my Fatypus 186 length, 146-126-148, Fritschi Eagle Bindings). I took them out on a late spring outing where we encounter Mashed Potato, Ice and Rock conditions and the boots were outstanding on the first two.
Actually they helped me miss most of the rocks too. They are super comfortable. I normally wear a size 11 and these are 29.5's. So possible they run a bit small- I took advantage of the Salt Lake city store to try several models out. Initially I had some misgivings about even these being big enough, but the liner seems to have a little give, and after an hour of skiing they were very very comfortable. My only concern based on other reviews is how long will the Pebax last. But we are off to a great start.

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phredwrote a review of on December 28, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am running this ski in Utah with Dynastar Bindings and Scarpa F1s. The result is something that is very lightweight and climbs well, but gives pretty good control on descents. I have taken it to a couple resorts for in-bounds, but in the future will stay with downhill skis for inbounding- control on tight icy terrain is not as good. Still very pleased with what can do in variable conditions in reasonably challenging mixed terrain in the backcountry

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