martin2007 wrote:Hrishi, before gambling on the fit of mail-order boots maybe consider checking out used equipment at consignment stores before you leave Colorado. More tele gear here than elsewhere. Boulder and Denver must have some treasures, but I never get around to checking there. I've found some great equipment in Winter Park at the " Rocky Mtn. Trading Post" (I think that's their name) on the main drag. Even better finds at "Boomerang" in Steamboat Springs. Leathers usually sell cheap as do plastic Garmonts, Scarpa T1's, and others. That stuff might be exciting for a few of us here, but much of it gathers dust in consignment stores and peoples' basements. Good luck!
Thanks, Martin2007. We have explored Boulder- Denver stores quite a bit, but didn't think of exploring stores outside of these cities. Cool tip about places in Steamboat Springs and Winter Park- I'll check them out!
We got most of our ski gear from Play It Again in Boulder. It's inventory is simply incredible (its owner has been telemarking for 30 years). Definitely recommend paying it a visit if you visit the area. There is also Boulder Sports Recycler. In Denver, Wilderness X-change carries some neat XCD inventory, often discounted.
Unfortunately, its been hard to get a pair of 3-pin leathers for my wife- her shoe size is pretty small. Was thinking of biting the bullet on Crispi Antarctics from Neptune (wish to be all 'XCD' set before leaving CO
), but then saw this thread.