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Northeast, Utah, Wyoming

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AC wrote a review of on January 4, 2010

5 5

This thing is great. Just pay attention and don't knock your pot or pan off the top of it... its actually kind of hard to do. I've used it for over a year and it doesn't work as well in cold weather as multi-fuel/non-canister stoves, but is very light and my favorite for summer backpacking. Backpacking friends have told me the Snow Peak LiteMax is better, I'll have to try that one next, but this works fine.

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AC wrote an answer about on January 4, 2010

No, the ratings these companies put on their boots is a bunch of BS. If you really want warm winter boots you have too look in the mountaineering department or something similar like La Sportivas or plastic boots- but I'm guessing that you wouldn't want those kinds of boots for shoveling the driveway or walking the dog.

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AC wrote a review of on January 2, 2010

5 5

I've had the z65 for over a year and it is the best pack that I own. I have put this through way more than they say it is capable of and it is still holding up great with no signs of falling apart. In the past year I have used this for about 150 days, from 8 day backcountry trips in the in Wasatch and the Rockies to rainy Northeast overnighters. I also take this on long, one day winter hikes (but always pack extra in case I need to spend the night out) and it does great. There is plenty of room for all my gear, but I don't feel like the pack is too big either. The front loading pocket is very useful for quick access to cloths that you might need to take out or stuff in the pack while on the go. I now have two Gregory packs (the other is a day pack), the shoulder straps and hip belt are very comfortable on both of them and I think my next pack will be the bigger Gregory Denali Pro because I don't want to try and keep stuffing 85L worth of gear into this bad boy. Gregory's customer service is very good and one time fixed the zippers on my other pack for free and very fast, you can't go wrong with any of their packs, they have it right.

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AC wrote a review of on December 31, 2009

5 5

These are great for what they are intended to do. They are very warm and surprised me with awesome dexterity. I have worn them down to -5 deg F. Your hands will start to get cold if you are not moving. Unlike another review says, these gloves will not keep your hands warm on Everest! You will definitely loose all of your fingers. However, I too have seen some sort of Hestra Mitt on the summit of Everest on the "Everest: Beyond the Limit" show. The liner that it comes with is nice, but would be nicer if it could be used on its own. You can purchase Merino wool and Polartec Power Dry replacement liners to go with the glove if you prefer.

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