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EDIT: LTR - ECCO TAHOE TRAIL SHOES - Mark Thompson

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  • Edward
    Looks good; upload at will, please delete from the test folder. Ted
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 2, 2011
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      Looks good; upload at will, please delete from the test folder.

      Ted



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      > LONG-TERM REPORT
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      > LONG-TERM TEST LOCATIONS AND CONDITIONS
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      > My adventures have kept me within the confines of the Colorado Rocky Mountains during this portion of the testing period.  Fortunately, Colorado has much to offer and this summer has been nothing short of beautiful with fantastic weather nearly everyday (a welcome relief to the extended winter)!  My travels have included the Sawatch Mountains, Colorado Trail, Kenosha Mountains and the Front Range.  All of the hikes have been in nice weather without precipitation, and typical with most hiking in Colorado, a fair amount of elevation gain.
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      > PERFORMANCE IN THE FIELD
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      > These shoes have proven to be wonderful on established trails and comfortable for the long haul.  Based upon my experience during the Field Report period of this test, I opted not to take these shoes on any hike rated above Class I.  I suspect that this is much more of a personal preference as I have seen people wearing sneakers on hikes that I absolutely wanted the ankle support and stiffness of a full boot.  I'll refrain from speculation, but I must say that these shoes have served me well on many hikes.  The shoes provided the best performance in dry conditions on well used trails with limited scrambling or bushwacking.
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      > SUMMARY
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      > Ecco has produced a wonderful trail shoe that provides all day comfort with superior traction and durability.  I have been thoroughly impressed with the comfort, traction and durability of these shoes.  Other than the expected wear on the soles, there are no other signs of wear, inside or out!  My "pros and cons" remain the same from my Field Report:
      > Pros:
      > - Superb all-weather traction
      > - Snug yet comfortable fit
      > - Solid foot protection
      > Cons:
      > - Heavy
      > - Excessive drying time
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      > CONTINUED USE
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      > I certainly plan to continue using the Ecco Tahoe Trail Shoes for day hikes and those adventures that don't involve rated climbs.
      > A sincere thank you to Ecco and BackpackGearTester.org for allowing me the opportunity to test these wonder trail shoes.
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      > This report was created with the BGT Report Generator.
      > Copyright 2011.  All rights reserved.
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