Annie Mac

Annie Mac

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Annie Mac

Annie Mac wrote a review of on November 27, 2011

my little lovebug
5 5

I am madly in love with this tent. I thru hiked the PCT in 2011, and started with a tarptent that I rapidly discovered I hated, and was miserable with. I swapped out for this lovebug, and I never once regretted the excess weight. I had dry, warm, nights, a very fast pitch, and the freedom of camping where ever I wanted since it was truly freestanding. It is a very spacious one-man tent, and in a pinch, accommodated two adults. I kept all my gear stashed inside, cooked (safely) in the vestibule, and was able to do everything I wanted and needed without having to worry about touching a wall and getting soaked. It packs up light and easy, the poles held up in high winds, rain, snow, and ice, and I slept happily inside. Many nights I slept without the rain fly on, but remained bug free, and appreciate that there was so much mesh to keep a nice breeze. This tent is well worth the price, and even after close to 100 nights of using it, it looks brand new and works like the day I bought it. Big Agnes makes great gear that will last you a long time, so consider it a well-spent investment.

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Annie Mac wrote a review of on November 27, 2011

5 5

I thru-hiked the PCT with this pack in 2011, and I was super happy with its performance. I used a size small, and was able to adjust the waist to accommodate losing mass along the way. Big enough to fit the gear I needed over the 5 months, plus when I needed to cram a bear canister, ice axe, and crampons in there, it stretched to fit it all. I was also able to pull off the lid and use the rest of the pack partially filled as a day pack for slackpacking. It handled a lot of wear and tear, and stayed together even sliding over ice and snow. It survived the trail much better than the pack that I used on the AT. The side pockets are a little difficult to access, though after 1500 miles I figured it out, and the lower back has an odd shape that took a little getting used to from my Osprey. Overall, it is a really great pack, and with a good washing, I plan on using this for future trips.

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