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Baltoro HV 400

rated 1 of 5 stars First snow of the season, so I pulled my North Face boots out only to find that the rubber lower portion of the boot has cracked and separated from the leather upper. I guess it isn't rubber but some kind of hybrid plastic. These boots were only worn maybe a half dozen times. They are about 7-8 years old. The boots are crap, they should last longer than this. They should not dry rot from non use. My wife's Timberlands are 20 years old and still holding up like they were new. I thought I was buying… Full review


rated 0.5 of 5 stars I had the same problem others have written about. I had very, very little use on my boots and went hunting, and after walking a couple hundred yards the entire boot completely came apart. The rubber split and cracked away, and the glue holding the rest of the boot to the rubber portion tore away from the base of the boot. I probably had walked less than five miles over time in these boots—and stored them in a completely dry and temperature controlled closet in my house. In my opinion, these boots… Full review


rated 2.5 of 5 stars My boots also cracked, although mine are more than 10 years old. My fave part to this boot was the click strap instead of laces. Does anyone else know a boot style like this? These were exceptionally comfortable boots. I don't want to purchase another pair due to others' experiences and TNF responses. Evidently they used a grade of rubber that tends to age and degrade at room temperature. Should have used a better synthetic compound. I think I will take mine to a shoe repair shop to see if there… Full review

McMurdo Parka

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Not waterproof. Takes hours to dry as fabric absorbs water. Heavy. Dreadful coat. After half an hour in mild drizzle the rain comes through all the seams. It is not waterproof, not even shower proof. Coat is warm but is excessively heavy. As the "nylon" outer lets the rain into the fabric it takes hours to dry, especially when the inside is as wet as the outside. Biggest purchase mistake I ever made. DO NOT BUY if you intend to wear it out of doors. Full review


rated 0.5 of 5 stars Rubber cracked after minimal use. The same exact thing happened to my boots when I took them out of the closet. There appeared to be a small crack in the rubber and when I actually wore them outside to shovel snow they cracked across the entire boot.  They were in perfect condition prior to this happening and were worn maybe 3-4 times per year. NF should be ashamed of themselves for selling such an inferior product. Will never buy boots from them again! Full review

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The North Face Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

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A jacket made from one sheet of North Face waterproof-breathable fabric, a Princeton Tec headlamp that switches modes with a dial, and new Outdoor Research gloves that include electric heat. Join us for Day 3 of Outdoor Retailer. Read more
January 25, 2014

Outdoor Apparel Highlights from Outdoor Retailer
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August 5, 2012

Avalanche airbags explode into spotlight
The number of avalanche airbags available to backcountry skiers and riders has exploded in North America in the past few years. And you've likely noticed that the safety devices are also getting more media attention this winter, not just in the outdoor world. Read more
February 22, 2012

A Photo Tour of Winter Outdoor Retailer
The Outdoor Retailer trade show ended last month, but here's a final post on the show itself highlighting outdoor gear, outdoorsy people, and random sights. Stay tuned for backcountry gear news and information all year round on Trailspace. Read more
February 10, 2012

Outdoor Retailer's Softer Side: New Apparel Lines, Triple Crown Buffs, Footwear
We take a first look at some softgoods that caught our eye at Outdoor Retailer, including new apparel from La Sportiva, The North Face, and Outdoor Research, Trailblazer long trail Buffs, and footwear from Vasque, Timberland, and Columbia. Read more
January 22, 2012

Outdoor Retailer Gear Preview: On Snow
Here's our first OR product preview to whet your appetite. Since it's a winter show, we'll start with some backcountry snow gear. Stay tuned for full show coverage starting January 18. Read more
January 12, 2012


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