Adam Lloyd

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Adam Lloyd

Adam Lloyd wrote a review of on March 17, 2013

5 5

this bag is tiny, weighs next to nothing, and spacious enough. glow in the dark zipper pulls and different types of cords (flat and round) at hood make it easy to adjust things in the dark. I like to be warm at night, and would only use this with a midweight or better baselayer in anything below 50F. great bag for your buck though, and excellent for 50-70F nights.

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Adam Lloyd

Adam Lloyd wrote a review of on March 10, 2013

4 5

This jacket is so warm light and lofty! The only downfall is that I wish I could break it out more often. It has to be below freezing even with only a tshirt underneath, and while standing still (at least that's me). I recently took this jacket, which I keep in the small sea to summit event compression sack, on a winter 4 day camping trip. I could only keep it on for about 2 hours in total time. I honestly only used it to warm up after becoming very cold, and would only have to wear it for about 20 minutes or so to do the job. IMO, one of the best warmth to wallet ratios of any jacket. Not your average warm winter coat, this jacket is not joking. Only reason for 4 stars is because as pointed out by others, the zipper is kinda sticky at the bottom. Haven't tried any zipper products to remedy this yet, but might help.

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Adam Lloyd

Adam Lloyd wrote a review of on March 10, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I feel prepared for anything when I have these with me. My hands tend to be the reason I'll call a day short. They seem to get cold faster than average. These gloves are solid. The outers are very durable grippy and waterproof, while the inners are comfy and very warm. If you allow room underneath for some thin touchscreen compatible liners you'll have the best of all worlds. I usually throw the inners into my waders for when my hands start to get really cold. I just pull em out, and throw em on for like 5-10 minutes and presto! Warm! Haven't used these in the mountains yet, but gonna have these with me on Cotopaxi and I'll update accordingly.

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Adam Lloyd wrote a review of on March 10, 2013

4 5

Economical soft shell. I really like the hood, but don't like the things that hold the hood cords in place. They have a tendency to loosen on their own, but its not that bad. Seems to shed light water well, and even better after washed with Nikwax polar proof. Breathes well which reminds me of the m3 marmot soft shell line.

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Adam Lloyd

Adam Lloyd wrote a review of on March 10, 2013

5 5

very soft. I am 6'2" 175, and the sleeves on the large are kinda snug sometimes, but it has never really bothered me. This is the jacket that I find laying on the back of a chair most often because its a great everyday hoody, and makes for a warm mid-layer. I do wish that the top of the zipper had a garage because every so often it brushes against my neck or chin, and can feel fairly cold in bad weather. However, the zipper performs flawlessly which is a good trade off in my book.

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Adam Lloyd

Adam Lloyd wrote a review of on March 10, 2013

5 5

Seems like you never run out of room to cram things into this beast. It can easily accommodate a 4-5 day trip in style. The load does seem to get carried by the pack very efficiently making up for the packs heavy weight. All zippers and buckles work well. The Baltoro is a feature-rich pack that seems perfect for trips where your normal pack size might just not cut it. The only downside is, you'll need a smaller pack for when your wanting to take less. Seems like you need quite a bit of stuff in the pack just to get it to look right.

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Adam Lloyd wrote a review of on March 10, 2013

4 5

looking back, I would have gotten the negative version cuz I think it looks cooler, but I couldn't be more satisfied with this watch. First battery lasted over a year, and was easy to replace. Altimeter seems fairly accurate, and the buttons are fairly straight forward. The weather prediction is actually more accurate than I would have imagined. A couple times its told me rain when the weather man says zero percent chance, and its happened.

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