Aaron Wilkerson

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Aaron Wilkerson

Aaron Wilkerson wrote a review of on January 4, 2012

5 5

Awesome shirt, but size up if you want to look descent wearing this solo. I normaly wear med or large(5'9 185 lbs). XL in this thirt fits like a large on me. If you want to use this as a base layer only, stick with your normal size. It NEVER STINKS wich is great for many days in da woods. When you sweat a lot, it will stretch up to one size larger. I guess that's the nature of the merino. Buy this shirt, you will want another!

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Aaron Wilkerson wrote a review of on January 4, 2012

2 5

I'm 5'9.5 & 185 lbs. Let me start off by saying I never take points off for fit, but these are ridiculous. The large were to tight in the hip (think commpression). I exchanged for XL, and they were entirely to big. If you tighten up the belt a little
,because of the design, you get extreme prune waist. I could roll up the bottom 6-7in and they would still touch the ground.
They only have ONE pocket(PERIOD) that barely fit my iphone with an otterbox.
They are very well made. I realy wanted these to work, but with only the one pocket and the fit issues I could not reccomend these pants. I returned them and I'm going for the Marmot Scree pant.

http://www.backcountry.com/marmot-scree-softshell-pant-mens

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Aaron Wilkerson wrote a review of on November 22, 2011

4 5

So far I love the jacket and it's very comfortable(I wear it everyday), BUT. The DWR doesn't hold up too well, I've had it for a month or more. The DWR wears down under the arms. That's not realy the jackets fault, it's just the fault of the whatever treatment OR gave it. It is already fraying SLIGHTLY around my chin. Overall it's still a great jacket and I think I would buy another. I'll update later.

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Aaron Wilkerson wrote a review of on November 16, 2011

5 5

Buy this thing! It boils 2 cups in about 1min and 25sec and 4 cups in 2min and 30-40sec. It is pretty huge, but hey, it's smaller than a Saturn V rocket engine lol. If you nest it with an 8 oz fuel can, don't count on putting much else in there with it. Be careful how you pack it. The folding handle will scar stuff(my platypus) in your pack, if it constantly rubs it. I ended up wraping it in my sham-wow. It is hard to light in wind. Tip: to get it primed(turn red) hold your lighter over it and then move your hand quickly because the excess gas lights first(you can't see it!!). You will see a slight vapor if it lit. Then IMMEDIATELY set the pot on the burner. Once the burner is covered by the pot it will prime on its own.

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Aaron Wilkerson wrote a review of on November 11, 2011

5 5

I've worn these: backpacking, biking, town, long trips, skydiving ect.. They hold up very well. I wear them ALMOST every day(I'm wearing them now!). They do pill slightly between the legs. You can actually fit a FULL SIZE NALGENE bottle in the front hip pockets! I took them skydiving and we seat landed in a gravel pit. The gravel did scar the fabric a little, but didn't tear it. I just looks like shiny marks on the rear end! LOL

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Aaron Wilkerson wrote a review of on November 11, 2011

5 5

I wish I could give it 4.5 stars. Only because the padding flattens out pretty good, therefore reducing the warmth on the bottom a little(not much). Other than that, they surround your feet in cloud of toasty warmth, but because of the down insulation they are not too hot. I wear an 11 in most shoes and I use up all the room in these duck feet(size LG). My mom suffers cold feet all winter long, but she was able to go all morning with no socks in these booties. For her that's amazing!
They are 50/50 DUCK down. They have two rings of elastic(top and under ankle), so the fit amazingly well and hold in all the toast! BUY THEM!!

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Aaron Wilkerson wrote a review of on November 8, 2011

5 5

I've used this bag from everything to travel, internet work on roofs, backpacking, and urban use. During the internet duty it endured constant, constant abrasion. The only real wear(pilling)is on the back panel where the roof was constantly rubbing it. It also sat in Texas sun for hours on end (10-110 deg.F). I took it backpacking with 25lbs aboard. I had a down puffy, rain wear, food ,a military goretex bivy, big agnes pad, cook ware. ect...It handled it all very well. The small hip belt does actually put some of the weight on your hips. The hydration/laptop sleeve is padded on the bottom and sides; it makes for good insulation also. My laptop is HUGE and it fits in this bag with little room to spare. My favorite feature is the mesh front compartment, it is very durable. Velcro products do not snag it, and it will hold 2 mid layers. Both water bottle pockets will hold a full size nalgene. AWSOME BAG!

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