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Ryan Gibbs

Ryan Gibbs

Ryan Gibbswrote a review of on June 2, 2015

Still my favorite shoes
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Wore through my backcountry.com exclusives from 2014 in about a year. Still some tread but starting to leak through. They are a high wear shoe, but unparalled comfort and grip in my opinion. Hundreds of miles on them, so one season of use is reasonable.

This time around I opted to bump a half size down which is a very snug performance fit for me and went for the non Gore-Tex version. After several days of use I can tell they are slightly cooler than the Gore-Tex version, but do get slightly wet jumping through puddles etc. Where I miss the water protection, they make up in quicker drying time. These are last years model, but design remains the same.

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Ryan Gibbs

Ryan Gibbswrote a review of on April 28, 2015

5 5

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

First and foremost I'm by no means Paleo, but I saw these at my local shop and decided to give it a try. I was definitely skeptical of these at first. Usually if I pack any sort of meat product its Salami coupled with Cheddar.

The bars are fairly small in size so they are highly packable. At 200 calories its a fairly calorie dense food if space is of concern. Having no idea what to expect I ripped one of these open after a big day touring and 5 miles left to bootpack out on melted out fire roads. I expected a beef jerky type taste. How pleasantly surprised I was. There is a lot going on flavor wise with the bar, but I think thats what I liked most. Its soft in texture and the bison coupled with bacon is tender and savory. The cranberries sweeten things up nicely. A really nice departure from the usual. I would buy it again.

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