EDIT: FR - Montrail Helium GTX Boots - Bob Sanders
Sorry I didn't get these back to you last night. My wife and one of
my kids are sick, so I was playing nursemaid most of the evening.
Below are your edits in the usual form: EDIT=Change, Edit=Change
something, Comment=Just that.
Very nice report. See you in a couple months!
They have been used on a multitude of surfaces ranging from asphalt,
hard-packed dirt, muddy, rocky and rooted trails and on lots of snow
Edit: When I see "ranging from" I also expect to see the word "to"
later on (e.g., "ranging from 35 to 45"). This sentence sounds funny
to me because of that. I'd consider changing "ranging from"
I have used these boots to climb Mt Sanitas (twice), and on trails in
Rocky Mountain National Park and the Indian Peaks Wilderness area. My
normal stomping grounds.
EDIT: Mt. (need the period for the abbreviation)
Edit: "My normal stomping grounds is a sentence fragment. I'd
suggest, for better readability, putting it in parenthesis between
area and the period.
The longest single day mileage has been 10 mi (16 km) carrying a 8 lb
(3.6 kg) day pack.
EDIT: an 8 lb (since the word eight begins with a vowel)
Comfort: As I mentioned earlier there has been some breaking in to
do. The first day I wore the boots 2 areas of concern became
Comment: I would spell out "two" here . . . I just think it reads
better. Entirely up to you, however.
Second: There are padded protrusions on either side of the ankle
inside the boot.
Edit: on your "First:" you began the sentence following the colon
with a lowercase letter. This time it follows with an uppercase
letter. Please make them consistent (either way is fine . . . I
think it looks better with the capital, personally, even though most
grammarians would probably disagree).
With a mid-weight wool sock and a thin wool liner my feet have been
warm (while hiking briskly) down to 0° F (-18° C). These boots are
uninsulated but well padded internally which gives them some
insulation. When just standing around in the snow or during brief
rest periods my feet do begin to chill in colder weather. This would
not be my boot of choice if I knew I would be inactive in below
freezing temperatures. The Gore-Tex® lining also adds a small bit of
warmth because it slows down evaporative cooling. The lining is
breathable but it keeps that warm moist air around your foot longer
than an unlined boot or a running shoe would. I have also worn the
boots when the temperature has been 60° F (16° C) and the boots are a
bit too warm for me causing excessive sweating. I would consider this
a cool/cold weather boot as long as you keep moving if it is real
Comment: I just wanted to say this is a really, really good