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Ryan Gibbs

Ryan Gibbs

Ryan Gibbs

Ryan Gibbswrote a review of on October 12, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After several years of using the speedcross 3's and wearing them out extremely fast on rocky terrain I opted to switch to these for the more rocky trail days. These have a similar fit to the speedcross 3, but with lower profile lugs that dont wear out nearly as fast. Roughly 400 miles on them and they are still going strong. Traction on pure rock is also increased, but expect some decreased traction on leaves and soil.

I've even used these for fastpacking, but I wouldn't recommend it as they don't carry a heavy load well / don't have enough cushion for that. The fit is so good that when combined with the quasi rock plate I found my feet to be much less fatigued than with the speedcross 3.

These are intended as a dry trail shoe and are best used in those conditions. They can get wet easily and do not dry out fast because of the sockliner rock guard.

Bottom line I have a ton of confidence opening up my stride on downhills in the mountains and will definitely be purchasing another pair of these in the future.

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Ryan Gibbs

Ryan Gibbswrote a review of on March 16, 2016

3 5

Day two my hydroflask fell from 3 feet and got a pretty nasty dent in the bottom. Oops. No leaks, but I'd hate to see it drop from any higher. Wide mouth lid is great. The coffee lid accessory I bought for it is not as good. They even state on their website it isn't a complete seal with the coffee lid top. When you flip the coffee lid back, it flops around as there isn't a catch on the back to lock it open, only closed. Minor, but annoying. The devil is in the details and I was expecting a bit more out of the product. I do like how light it is though.

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