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Joined: October 3rd, 2006, 6:10 pm

December 29th, 2011, 8:09 pm #1

I just got back from 2 days of wonderful ice climbing in Teton Canyon near Driggs ID. I needed a little gear for my next trip.
The guy on the phone told me about the discount his shop is running. Because I love you guys, I thought I'd pass it along.
Use it or don't. Also he said if your planning on buying anything European (LaSportiva) better do it before the new year because prices will jump up 10-15% because of currency exchange rates.
Happy Climbing.
Kevin

http://www.mtntools.com/steals/holiday11.html
If you do buy something reply and tell us what you got and how much you saved over retail. I think this coupon code expires in a few days.
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Joined: October 3rd, 2006, 6:10 pm

December 29th, 2011, 8:18 pm #2

Just so you know I'm looking at some new boots. Retail is 475 but this gets you 20% off so they are 380 instead. I think REI is running a 20% off one time coupon for members too.
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splattski
splattski

December 29th, 2011, 8:28 pm #3

Kevin-
Sounds like you are looking at some of these yellow beauties?
Great boots! For me very comfortable, warm, and fully hikable as well as great cramponing boot.

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Joined: October 3rd, 2006, 6:10 pm

December 29th, 2011, 8:39 pm #4

the Nepal Evo GTX has been around a while. Tried and good reviewed.
Thanks for the photo.
Kevin
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SummitGirl
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December 29th, 2011, 8:58 pm #5

I just got back from 2 days of wonderful ice climbing in Teton Canyon near Driggs ID. I needed a little gear for my next trip.
The guy on the phone told me about the discount his shop is running. Because I love you guys, I thought I'd pass it along.
Use it or don't. Also he said if your planning on buying anything European (LaSportiva) better do it before the new year because prices will jump up 10-15% because of currency exchange rates.
Happy Climbing.
Kevin

http://www.mtntools.com/steals/holiday11.html
If you do buy something reply and tell us what you got and how much you saved over retail. I think this coupon code expires in a few days.
looks like this is the female version or as close as i can get:

http://www.rei.com/product/719964/la-sp ... ots-womens

Do you use these year round and how do the sizes seem to run?
Do you think REI will let you use both coupons?
thx
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Geo
Geo

December 30th, 2011, 1:49 am #6

Margo:
The Trangos are more of a 3 season boot. They're light, have a fairly grippy sole, and work very well with crampons. They are the most comfortable books to walk in I have owned, that are also stiff enough for crampons. The only time my feet got cool in them was when my boots were IN the snow all day long and we were moving slow, route-finding around cornices on Mountaineer with the occasional post hole. I don't wear them in the heat of the summer as my feet get too warm, but I know of others that do.

My only gripe is that they're red in the men's boot:


-George
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splattski
splattski

December 30th, 2011, 2:17 am #7

This is almost the same boot, and not red!

http://www.sportiva.com/products/footwe ... go-alp-gtx
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Michael
Michael

December 30th, 2011, 4:21 am #8

looks like this is the female version or as close as i can get:

http://www.rei.com/product/719964/la-sp ... ots-womens

Do you use these year round and how do the sizes seem to run?
Do you think REI will let you use both coupons?
thx
I've had two pairs of red trangos. I have pretty much used them year round in Idaho even though they aren't insulated. As George said, if your foot is sinking in the snow, you may get cold feet. On the al west trip, I got cold feet if I stopped walking for very long. They are good with crampons and they are very popular with guides- I've had guides on Hood, Rainier, and in Peru wear them. My biggest complaint is that the fabric on the sides does not hold up well to the crappy rock in the lost rivers or boulder mountains- I pretty much tore the sides out of each pair in one summer of Idaho talus and scree bashing. Because of that, I moved to the alp gtx that splattski shows in the picture- this has sturdier sides and has held up much better so far (or maybe I just climbed on better rock this year...). I think the fit is pretty true (although they are in European sizes which does not completely translate well to US sizing)
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Geo
Geo

December 30th, 2011, 4:43 am #9

When the snow is gone and the scree is in full bloom, I put away the spendy boots and break out a pair of $40 boots bought at some place like Garts on sale. A trick I learned from Pat. The cheap boots have softer, sticky soles that grip better (like a cheap pair of tires) but don't last long (...like a cheap pair of tires). They also breathe better than the GoreTex, just don't step in the bog...and try not to step in between the rocks - it hurts more! I have a pair that will see a second season, or at least part of it, which is rare. The trick is to find a pair that has stitching that will last longer than the soles.

-George
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Joined: April 1st, 2008, 9:56 pm

March 21st, 2012, 2:13 am #10

Kevin-
Sounds like you are looking at some of these yellow beauties?
Great boots! For me very comfortable, warm, and fully hikable as well as great cramponing boot.

Shameless ad. I am selling some Nepal EVO's on craigslist.

http://boise.craigslist.org/spo/2913448507.html

Have some Vasaak sidelocks I need to part with as well if you are in the market.

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