I haven't started my tour yet so don't know how the maps will work out in the field but I like the quality, clarity and light weight of these maps. More importantly, as a UK customer, mine arrived in two and half weeks. Not as quick as the 8 day record of the previous reviewer but still pretty prompt in my book!
Dan on 3/8/16
Shipping suggested 2 months but these turned up in 8 days!
The map set is made from a quality material that feels great in the hand and is apparently water resistant. It feels like it will be hard to rip or tear accidentally as it has a slightly waxing feel. When all maps are held together in the folded state they are about 1.5cm thick. So carrying them all at once will be as easy as carrying any paper book, but only 200g or so.
The colour tones are aesthetically pleasing and print quality is top notch. All the details are clear but you will need to wear your glasses to read the smaller sections if you have eyesight problems.The maps are two sided and each side provides a clear route, many camping sites (both maintained and wild), gradient maps broken down in roughly 50mile segments, local information, handy tips, seasonal weather averages, turn by turn direction, alternate routes and more. Im impressed at the amount of information they can fit onto each page without it feeling too cramped.
Fully unfolded they measure 86x56cm (34x22 inches)
It will be a few months until i get out on the Great Divide trail but these maps im sure will stand up to the test.
Only downside is they are double sided which means you cannot layout the entire trip in maps on the floor! Not really a downside.