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A lot of you reviewers said this shoe fits small...

My feet are 8. 5 US 4E (extra wide). I went ahead and ordered the Ultra Raptor GTX versions in size 42 Euro, which is directly equivalent to size 9 US, width D.

Did I make a mistake? I would've went with a bigger size but I wasn't comfortable with potentially ordering too big. And anyway, the online site I ordered from didn't have the 42.5 Euro (9.5 US) in stock.

Any comments?

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Are the liners in the ZX 500 boot heat moldable?

Also in the "tech specs" info it says manufacturer's warranty is "lifetime". Is that really true?

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Does anyone one know if the leather on the Lowa Renegade's already has DWR (durable water repellant) on it?

I just bought a new pair and was wondering if I should even bother applying waterproofing yet.

If the boot already has some type of DWR coating, I'm waiting to wear it out before applying. If it doesn't have DWR, I'm planning on applying now.


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How's the width and toe box area of this boot?

I have super wide feet and don't want my feet to be crushed.

I have a feeling these might be too narrow for me, I don't know.

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4 5

I mean, I've owned many Mervin snowboards from Gnu and Lib Tech but I've never owned any clothing pieces from them. Suffice to say I was very impressed by the Brainstorm jacket when it arrived. It's even better than the overpriced Volcom Baldface jacket I ordered along with the Brainstorm.

A thing about sizing. From what I can tell this jacket fits a little longer in the length. For example, my medium Brainstorm feels like an extended medium (think of it as an anorak style). The tail feels a little longer. Despite this extension the armpit volume does feel a little restrictive; the armpit zippers they used are very wide and stiff and might be the contributing factor to the tight feeling.

The outer material is indeed very soft but I can't judge how well it waterproofs since I haven't been able to test it out in the real elements yet.

The only thing I don't like is that only a boring black colourway is available (I don't want to look like a tiny, disappearing rock on the slopes from far away). I wished they made more neutral colours like grey, navy, or dark forest green, etc. But having only all black, or super ugly, whacky yellow from Lib is not necessarily the most appealing. Lib, stop making ugly colour patterns and get a fresh loving with classic neutral colours.

All in all, this jacket ended up being superb in quality (much to my surprise). I got this on sale from Whiskey as well and I'm glad I did. Despite the boring all black colour I'm very glad I bought this.


4 5

The quality was a little less that what I'd expected when this jacket arrived. It isn't bad, but the stitching and front zipper tabs could be a lot better. The front chest tabs are cheap cloth tabs.

Because this piece was designed under the Guide Proven Technology (GPT) series, keep in mind that the jacket has two front chest pocket but doesn't have any side hand pockets.

The greatest saving grace of a feature that this jacket has is the sick Face Tech face mask. It's so well placed and convenient that I'm actually impressed with it.

The sizing is true to size. All in all I think the quality of this jacket could be a lot better considering its $500 MSRP price and Gore-Tex usage.

Made in China.

Not Bad, not Super Great either


3 5

First off this jacket is super true fitting; do NOT downsize. If you wear medium in other regular jackets, get a medium Ecto jacket. You might actually even want to upsize for more bagginess because this jacket is quite slim fitting. The hood is TINY and is definitely not helmet compatible.

To me this jacket is more suitable as a street jacket than a snowboard jacket. I say this because the outer material doesn't seem to be very water repellant, the hood won't cover a helmet, there are NO armpit vents whatsoever, and the inner fit doesn't provide very much room for layering. The quality is alright for the original MSRP price; I personally got this on sale but I definitely would never pay the MSRP for this jacket.

The whistle zipper tab feels cheap and the shape of the hood is pretty poor. Again, for all these reason I think this jacket is more suitable for fall/street wearing than going snowboarding in the backcountry.

Alright Quality


3 5

These are a great add-on or upgrade to sh-ttier Burton straps like the original Capstraps, Primo Capstraps, or Ultra Capstraps.

Everything about this set is great except for the expensive price, and secondly, the fact that it doesn't even come with the tool-free male nuts that connect the Gettagrip caps to the sliders.

Or did I get ripped off?