Al Heeya

Al Heeya

High Atlas Range

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Al Heeya, Arabic for "The Beard" as I am known in the High Atlas by the locals. I believe true mountaineering involves a truly epic beard...

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Al Heeya

Al Heeya wrote a review of on February 24, 2012

3 5

I have one of the earlier versions of this pack but as near as I can tell TNF has kept most things the same. The suspension is solid and it comfortably carries 50+ lbs. The hip-belt is sturdy and feels good all day. TNF has added dual hip-belt pockets, which we all love.
Overall I am glad to have this pack and find myself taking it out for all kinds of trips quite often. However, some of the attention to detail is lacking. I've had about half the zipper pulls pull apart because the string was melded into the plastic instead of running through it. As well, the zipper on the lid of the pack has slowly destroyed itself and no longer closes. I've replaced zipper pulls and will have a new zipper sewn in, but annoying when the little things don't work.

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Al Heeya wrote a review of on December 15, 2011

5 5

For those of us who don't like to sleep on rocks, Exped gives us AirMats and SynMats and DownMats. I love this pad for all my warm weather adventures. It also doubles as a great airport over-nighter (love the red-eye deals). Lot's of wonderful air makes me forget where I am sometimes when I wake up. Easy to adjust the amount of air in the mat as well, to get just the right amount of support. Perhaps one day I will get my hands on the pillow pump so that I don't almost pass out blowing it up. If you like sleeping, you'll like the AirMat.

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Al Heeya wrote a review of on December 15, 2011

4 5

Where's the bum-flap?!?! If you're out in the backcountry your going to want to plan ahead with this suit. Got caught out on the hill and had to do the world's most awkward maneuvering to do my business. Once that little hang-up is out of the way, this is the greatest baselayer I have ever allowed to touch my skin. Merino, yes. Full front zip, yes. Thumb loops, yes. And the waist string didn't bother me at all with my pack hip-belt. I think I might just go put it on for the heck of it right now.

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Al Heeya

Al Heeya wrote a review of on December 15, 2011

4 5

These boots make you feel like Neil Armstrong. If there was water, aka snow, on the moon, he would've had a pair of these. They are rock solid on snow. So if you are going to be on snow, then use these. If you are not going to be on snow, then don't because your life will suck. They are shin eaters but your shins will break in over time, because the boot certainly will not. It might just be easier to leave them loose at the top instead. Warm enough and hardcore enough for the moon or your next 4000m + peak.

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