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got it a while back , found it a good use during sandy, charges 2k+mah phone approx in under 3h time. a bit heavy but very solid and scratch and short drop proof.
anyone tried to charge ipad mini? wont charge it. very hard to calculate how many watts this unit is some say around 30 most shops say its 10watts no amps info no wattage info , not sure if you could even charge laptop with it or even use , ipad mini needs 10 watts and it wont charge with it , was using it flat at 12-1pm right under the direct sun cant figure out how to make it work, no extra adapters or anything else was used simply ipad mini to solar panel by usb. the good thing is it does charges cell phones pretty good in low light while other portable solars dont even work in low light so i was assuming it has some higer wattage then 10watts.
i have the MH havent tested it under the rain but i think if you need this suit you gonna be way under 32 degrees which means there gonna be no water at all , mh is somewhat waterproof its dryQ but i wouldn't risk with anything more then drizzling
dryQ is breathable with dwr or fully waterproof as it is? or only elite fully waterproof with no dwr? ( dont meant zippers just the material)
i own both of them , 32F no wind i wear both of them and feel warm. on the move gamma mx prob would be better choice but if you hit the wind i deffinately would go with venta
Looking for something for up to -40c static with 30-40mph winds , would they withstand normaly or montblack or phantom guide will do aswell? i assume liner will do its job to 0f while moving or so but havent seen any reviews on -40 -50c if anyone used them on these tempretures please share experience
doubt it, they are pretty narrow i would suggest to get size or size and half up and put a sole in there, should work
Ive got the 95 black did couple hikes with it weight was approx 35-40lb which is as i see nothing for this kind of pack , but very comfortable many adjustments make perfect fit up hill down hill doesnt matter, side straps make pack go slimmer if you dont carry much which is a huge plus. Durability seems pretty good, love the side pockets which can be used for many thing such as canteens any flat objects and i ve seem couple people caring rifles with a stock in a water pocked and tighten up with side straps which makes it amazing i think. Top lead is detachable can be worn as belt bag on the front but more comfortable when its on a back.
Not sure if its me but i havent seen anyone wearing the lid as a backpack.
IF you connect both small straps and wear it as a backpack you can strap a belt around your chest im not sure if it was intended or not by the design but you easily can do it , lid was packed with about 15-20lb and performed pretty good ( thanks to wide belt) .
I would suggest getting getting back/orange version because in the winter days it will help melting snow if you under the sun at least i got it with this intention.
Also want to add who ever is into light backpacking yes its abit heavy BUT belt , aluminium back support are removable.
the only two things ididnt like about it are: no small pouches on the front of the belt and when you open the lid and its loaded it draws the backback on the ground ive tried front back same thing only if you disconnect all 4 and pick it up and flip it then backpack itself doesnt move not a big deal but still i like the idea of removable lid but when packing and unpacking there something sould be done with design .
Used couple times for hiking with phase base layer in low 30s no wind no rain conditions breathability is amazing sucks the moisture out of base layer and throws it out. Careful with chest pocket i had a phone there and it literally had drops of moisture on it coming from inside.
work amazing in no wind no rain condition but doesnt stop wind so its perfect for low 30s maybe even 20s when you on the move
Ive got the first version of this bag about two years ago with a big red stripe in the middle gotta say besides its super warm it has a collar super adjustable hood , glow in dark zipper handle , pocket for head lamp/flashlight etc.
the only disadvantage is size.. i can deal with 6lb but the compression alone will take 40-50 litter pack easy. but overall size/price/warmth it still worth it because -20F+liner or 0F + few liners will weight and take as much size
I was looking for something waterproof and warm and in my opinion these boots just IT... you can stand in high wind in the water or snow at 15F ( having good whool thick socks) with out even knowing how cold it is outside.
Besides they are super warm and waterproof they are super soft and grip pretty good on snow and rocks ( hiking). No need for microspikes or gaters and for this price Salomon just kills every other shoe. Inside of the shoe is very comfortable and design is made so your foot doesnt move at all even if its sideways and you slide into snow of the rock. Highly recommended using them for 2 years for hikes and commute and not 1 scratch.
Wish Salomon would enforce the soles abit for crampons in my opinion thats the only thing away from these shoes being perfect.
im usually 10.5/11 and i got them in 10.5 they were a bit tight on thick sock but walked it off a bit and they are perfect now but i do suggest get half a size larger from sneaker size you wearing.
Very satisfied i got this one withstands wind and rain amazingly
was hiking couple times in low 30s breaths amazingly sucks the moisture from your body i put it on while i was sweating and this thing got me all dry in about 10 minutes while i was on the move, dries pretty quickly too.
Hate to do this because i love Arcteryx but these gloves dissapointed me before i even used them. Got them a month before i was going to use them ( please notice i ve got made in china version ) not sure if these ever were made in canada but anyways. Tried them on arrival and felt discomfort right away the fabric on the inside joins wasnt cut enough so i had to fold them inside out and cut the labels and pieces of fabrics on the inside so they wont poke my hands, no biggie but then it was snowing outside was high 20s ive decided to come outside and just see how they feel , they grab very nice if u hold anything in your hand a knife rope or pole they hold it amazingly but if temperature drops bellow 40F you will be warmer with out them literally i was hiking on the move in mid 30s with 15-20mph wind it made me colder then i was with out them for some unknown reason and after i grabbed stones and few trees to pull myself up right glove ripped right infront of me so then i put some glue on the joint on top of both gloves because i ripped off by myself the other one with ease so i figured id put some super glue over both of them . The area on top of the glove is very sensitive when u grab to something or make a fist because of the insulation padding foam inside when you make a fist front fabric picks up and pulls wrist part which creates alot of pulling force but my left glove i ripped it myself very easily so i think its either defect or they didn't put enough glue on the factory.
dont get me wrong they feel very nice and gram extremely nice i will continue using them but only 40F+ . i would recommend make a stitching on top of the glove or put some crazy glue over them just incase
I would go with xl if you planing on putting some layer under it.
6.0 150 size L
These go on sale everywhere got mine for 140$ just cant beat it.
super light , well thats whats SL is , water proof and breathable. Got it to use in 4 seasons for rain water protection im 6 150lb but i got small because it was onsale i tried it and it fit alright but a bit short something i can deal with. used it couple times on hikes low mid 30s only drawback if u hide ur hands from wind with no gloves pockets get very cold inside.. i know they are made for ventilation . i dont use helments and hood still isnt as big as on my beta ar so with few adjustments it fits perfectly , so i think its best deal for 4season hard shell . I would prob go with medium but in small i still can fit 1 midlayer under it very easy but two layers already picks it up but still doable.