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agust


Nov 18, 2010, 1:05 AM
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Asolo AFS Expedition?
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Good day

I´m being offered a pair of unused Asolo AFS Expedition for a great price. Any thoughts or comments on them? Has anyone here experience of these boots?

Ágúst


coastal_climber


Nov 18, 2010, 11:18 AM
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Many of my friends have them, and I've heard no complaints. Super durable too.


the_climber


Nov 18, 2010, 4:06 PM
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Still have a pair of them myself. Super durable boots! Great support for standing on your front points all day. Warm too! I've done quite a lot of glacier routes in them as well.

I've switched to leather boots for most of my climbing, but when the mercury drops those are the ones I reach for.
My only complaint is that the same high level of support that make them so good on the climb can make long approaches less comfortable. The solution is to lace them up loose for the approach and cinch them down for the climb. Remember to do that and your approaches will be more enjoyable.

Edit to add: I got them for a screaming deal in 2000, and didn't bother buying leathers for years because I didn't feel the need to. Think I paid $100 for them, brand new in the box.


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yves


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Hi

I have used them in Europe for winter climbing as well as in most of my expeditions from Alaska to Himalaya.
They are great shoes, quite technical and rather light. However, above 6500 m (or in very cold circumstances or if you are sensitive to the cold/ circulation) they would need an extra "gaters" which would ideally cover the sole.

Y.


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