Hi Marc, not really. You tie your own rope to the loop at the bottom. The rope that snugs in the finger-lock is part of the Escaper itself.
Hi Dan, these are not compatible with the Expedition. Good news is the Basic Hagan plates work with that heel.
Hi Ellen, there aren't specific risers for the Dynafit crampons, but some folks will use Speed Turn Nubbins.
Hi Jonathan, thanks for pointing out the gaiter issue. Indeed, the version now shipping has a different, lower gaiter. We've just uploaded all new photos. We recommend wearing fancy pants!
Hi Kurt, we haven't noticed that being a problem, noting some folks have more acute taste-sensitivities than others. Do you have the version with the straw or without?