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By AK123
From Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 20, 2013
North Buttress Mt. Hunter, AK

Anyone have experience using the Palau Thermo Slippers? (link below)
www.palau-boutique.com/palau-mountain,fr,4,PAL-MOUNT.cfm

I've been looking for a better fitting liner with at least equal warmth than the stock LS Spantik liners. Despite LS's "heat moldable" claim for the Spantik liners, I haven't heard of anyone successfully doing this.

I have, however, heard great things about replacing the Spantik liner with the Baruntse liner, which is also made by Palau & available on LS's website. I'm trying to figure out which of these 2 liners (the ones in the link above, ordered directly from Palau, or the Baruntse liners from LS) will work better for a pair of Spantiks. The current fit with Spantik stock liners is a bit tight, so I'm hoping heat molding one of these two replacement liners should help. Also, if anyone has experience using another liner in the Spantik, I'm interested to know your thoughts. Thanks!


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By Dane
Jan 21, 2013
Cham '11

Done both. Stick with the Baruntase liner. If you mold it right you can come up with all sorts of room. No guessing on sizes either. Match your boot to the shell size.

Original Spantik liner is easy to mold just not a lot of foam there to get a lot better the fit. It is enough but it will never give you the fit the Palau liner will give. The Baruntse liner has LOTS of foam by comparison and much easier to fit by someone who knows what they are doing. Ton of detail and directions on "how to" info about both liners on CT if you do a search.


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By AK123
From Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 21, 2013
North Buttress Mt. Hunter, AK

Awesome, Dane--you're the man! Thanks for the input, because I was originally leaning towards the Palau liners available directly from their website (a bit cheaper/looked simple). But it seems the Baruntse liner/Spantik shell combo is tried & true, so I'll go ahead and order a Baruntse liner.

Just to clarify; you recommend ordering a size 44 Baruntse liner for my size 44 Spantik shell, correct?

Thanks again...

P.S. The Blue Ice Boa leash I ordered from CT & received a few months ago works awesome! Definitely recommended to anyone looking for such a system.


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By AK123
From Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 21, 2013
North Buttress Mt. Hunter, AK

Also, if you happen to know of anywhere you can recommend that offers solid/reliable heat molding service in the NC, SoCal, or Anchorage areas (not sure if AMS would take on the job because they claim to not offer heat molding unless you've bought the liner from them directly), I'd appreciate a few recommendations. I know a few guys up in the Mammoth/Eastern Sierra area who I know are well-versed in heat molding, but I unfortunately will not be in the area before my upcoming AK trip in May. Thanks again for all of the time and input...


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By Dane
Jan 21, 2013
Cham '11

Yes shell size to liner size...they (both) only come in full sizes. 43.5 and a 44 are the same size shell for instance 45.5 and 46 are same size shell.

Molding liners? And decent ski shop can do it for you (my suggestion cost is nromally around $30 here) Others have done it themselves. I guarantee you'll get a better fit with some professional help. Directions can be found on the blog.


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By AK123
From Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 22, 2013
North Buttress Mt. Hunter, AK

All sounds good. Just put in an order for size 44 Baruntse liners. Thanks for the help!


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