Dating vintage patterns

09 Oct

I was really surprised about the price and overall quality of the boots since they were about 30 dollars overall (boots 25 and 5 dollars shipping) and came in 3 days. My job requires me to stand and walk in cold, wet, and windy conditions during the whole winter season.For 30 dollars they are a steal and am thinking about picking up another pair down the line. I borrowed my friends mickey mouse boots when my regular work boots failed and I was sold!I was skeptical that since these boots were a size bigger and width smaller than I usually buy, they would not fit me, but I was wrong (which is good).The actual quality of the boots are fair if not overall pretty good and I just dubbed them for a WWII reenactment in a few weeks. My first pair is still serving me well but I wanted to have another pair when needed. I love them for driving or other outdoor activities.The frame is durable thick impact resistant plastic but not too heavy. These come in different cable sizes, but perhaps could be modified with a cable swage and tool? (perhaps I should have mounted the side cable holders a little further forward for less extreme angle to boot heel? Otherwise I have skied them cautiously at the "resort" and they have worked. I recommend going with a half size larger than your norm for layering. I was issued prescription inserts for these, but was not issued the glasses. Unless you're jumping out of high altitude aircraft, you don't need to mess with the valves, just keep them closed to avoid getting moisture into the actual lining of the boot. I have not had the opportunity to use it yet; however, it is very well made and sturdy. I keep it in the trunk of my car with a little emergency kit. Very comfortable and glad it's also made in the US like the Jacket I use it in.Anorak could use more velcro at wrists and a zipper at the neck. All of the batting is wadded up around the perimeter .., as a blanket useless. They even have a release function that MAY have some effect if adjusted properly? The inserts fit well, glasses wrap around and have both clear and shaded inserts. A matching color for the jacket was not available but this gray one goes okay with the black jacket.I'm on the road constantly and am able to live out of this bag with no problems, just buy it!!! They're light weight, have good ancle support, they have drainers, and they mold to your feet very well. I plan to buy up what I can find to keep for years to come. But, the coat is made out of a comfortable material and it looks and fits great.This is a bag that usually goes for far more than I can afford on a reserve officer's pay. The bag came in good working order and clean with only minor cosmetic blemishes. I enjoy the large pockets on the coat as well, and I adore the fact this coat is made in the USA. I searched for weeks in order to find just the right vest for concealing my weapon and do it in style.

I received brand new liner as described by seller, received ahead of projected arrival date. The best travel, go anywhere type of bag that will last a lifetime and is made in the USA!The price and shipping charges were perfect considering these are new and not used like everywhere else I looked. These thermals are the best that we can find for having to work out in the snow at times since they keep you warm and last for many years, we have and still use some that were used when we bought them and that was 10-15 years ago.i bought this to use as a work bag as well as an every day carry bag.This is the best backpack I've ever owned, civilian or mil spec. I have a pair and they do seem to work with proper welted boots (soles), and I use my tele ski boots w/ duckbill OK..... They are not the most comfortable to walk in for long distances but with a few layers of socks you can create a nice cushion. They are heavy but that's just due to all the insulation.It is durable, roomy, water resistant, expandable with the Molle system, and I think it will last a very long time. Compared to Vietnam era ALICE gear, this is an incredible improvement. Not sure I really trust the cable hold on boot cable groove in downhill mode w/ cable routed through side sleeves mounted to ski side edge under ankle. They dont make your feet look cartoonishly huge and they are not fur lined. The valve on the side is to equalize air pressure from inside to the boot to outside for the paratroops.