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question Best approach shoes
olyclimber posted a topic in The Gear CriticWondering if you guys have a preferred approach shoe. I know a lot of people just use running shoes and that is what I've used mostly, primarily the Brooks Cascadia trail running shoes, of which I've used since they came out...though I stopped for a while because it seemed like they got narrow for a couple of years (I don't know if they actually did, but I didn't like the way they felt when I tried them on). So I've been using those quite a bit, but man I pack them out quick. The ones I'm currently running (current year model) felt super packed out after a 15 mile day in the hills, and I don't think I had more than 400 miles into them. I know the life on running shoes it probably shorter than I want it to be. I switched to the Arcteryx Konseal FL approach shoes and I mostly like them, but even they are starting to seem a little packed out...or maybe I wish they had a shank. I used some Superfeet inserts and those stiffened them up a little, but still wish they had a shank...the bones in my feet were sore at the and of the day after 15-20 miles. My last outing in the hills with these and my feet felt no different than if I had used the Cascadias. I know it probably has to do with that I'm a lard ass (205 right now and dropping), but I just wish I could find the perfect light weight but burley shoes that maybe had a shank or at least better support/cushion. Maybe I need to try out the La Sportivas. I could also go back to just using mountaineering boots, but I sure like have lighter shoes for days when I'm covering more ground without glacier travel.
for sale Scarpa Omega Mountaineering Boots
DavidZ18 posted a topic in The Yard SaleThese boots were used for a Mt. Rainer ascent and then retired. In excellent condition and stored in a cool dry location since they were used. Pictures available upon request, and no major dings can be found in these fabulous plastic mountaineering boots. Size 11.5 These boots are the final word on plastic double mountaineering boots, Scarpa's Omega blends technical features, precise fit, and proven construction. Built to help you reach your goal, the themomoldable liner, Pebax shell, carbon fiber stiffeners, and deep lugs offer lightweight protection from the worst Mother Nature can throw at you. European sizing. $125 and I pay shipping to you.
for sale REI Geo 6 Tent
DavidZ18 posted a topic in The Yard Sale
for sale Men’s Garmont Tower Trek GTX Hiking Boots 11.5 US / 46 EU
Tyler posted a topic in The Yard SaleAlmost new men’s Garmont Tower Trek GTX (Gore-Tex) Hiking Boots Size 11.5 US / 46 EU. Note: I am told Garmonts run a half to a full size up from other brands. I wear a 44.5/11 in Lowa Renegades. $150 Paypal shipped add 3% if not paying via friends and family. I purchased these new from Backcountry Gear Eugene Fall of 2019 and used under 20 miles on a few hikes. Excellent boots, but the toe box does not fit my custom orthotics with my awkward pinky (broken) toes. I hate to sell as they were quite an expense, but they did not work for my weird toes. These boots are RESOLEABLE! Reviews: https://www.garmontnorthamerica.com/ https://www.rei.com/product/892885/garmont-tower-trek-gtx-hiking-boots-mens https://www.outsideonline.com/2074281/best-trail-shoes-2016 REI Description: * Light, formfitting leather uppers provide an extraordinary athletic feel * Waterproof Gore-Tex® Performance Comfort membrane with enhanced breathability via specialized Gore-Tex lining material * Microporous rubber midsoles for lightweight, responsive cushioning * FrameFlex Lite plates for rock-solid stability * Anatomically Directed Design provides remarkable performance from the inside out * First metatarsal accommodation allows more space for the normal, relaxed position of your big toes, supplying comfort, stability and performance * Asymmetric closure system features lacing that crosses the feet at angles similar to the toe joints, allowing the boots to flex like your feet * Lateral tongue posts feature boot tongues which are progressively thicker to the outside, providing comfort and stability * Differential malleolar pads create asymmetric padding around the ankle bones to match your ankles' natural shape, providing comfort and security * Asymmetric cuff height features lower lateral sides of the collars to offer comfort during heel strike, and taller medial sides for added support and protection Technical specs Best Use: Backpacking Footwear Height: Over-the-ankle Footwear Closure: Lace-up Waterproof: Yes Upper: Suede rough-out Lining: Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane Midsole: Rubber Support: Nylon frame Outsole: Vibram rubber Weight (Pair): 3 lbs. 2.1 oz. Gender: Men's Size: 11.5 US / 46 EU
Climbing Denali 2019
rachel williams posted a topic in Climbing PartnersHello, I am determined to climb Denali in 2019. I move to Anchorage Alaska 3 months ago and am more than willing to do whatever it takes. I have never done a climb of this proportion, but I am a very experienced backpacker and will put in more time than needed to make up for whatever experience I may lack. Please let me know if you are interested or know of someone needing a team member.
for sale Scarpa SLM3 "New" for sale
SigiinSeattle posted a topic in The Yard SaleScarpa SL M3 Leather Hiking Boots Euro Size 38.5 US Size 7.5-8 Asking 120 or trades considered (men's gear or climbing gear, pack??). These are brand new. These are made in Italy and no longer made. They have never been worn. I am located in downtown Seattle. Water-resistant, full-grain sherpa leather upper is extra thick and durable to resist scuffs. Stiff nylon midsole gives support to the whole foot while walking with a pack on rough ground or steep hillsides, and has a short break-in time. FEATURES Full-grain leather Leather-lined tongue and cuff for comfort Littleway stitch Tri-Flex ankle Vibram M3 sole SPECS Upper: Sherpa HS12® leather Lining: Taibrelle Insole: Performance-Flex Midsole: PU/EVA Sole: Vibram(R) M3 Color: Bourdeaux Last: BX
Climbing Denali 2019
rachel williams posted a topic in NewbiesHello, I am determined to climb Denali in 2019. I move to Anchorage Alaska 3 months ago and am more than willing to do whatever it takes. I have never done a climb of this proportion, but I am a very experienced backpacker and will put in more time than needed to make up for whatever experience I may lack. Please let me know if you are interested or know of someone needing a team member. Rachel
for sale FS Outdoor Research Ski pants
hollow_jeff posted a topic in The Yard SaleSize small. These were only worn once and are too small for me. No rips or stains or smells. These pants are in perfect condition. They are perfect for snow shoeing, skiing or any other winter activity. They're also backed by a lifetime warranty. If you rip them for any reason outdoor research will replace them for free. 140.00