Backcountry reviewer-Vanessa

Backcountry reviewer-Vanessa

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Backcountry reviewer-Vanessa

Backcountry reviewer-Vanessa wrote a review of on April 21, 2003

4 5

I just took this pack for a day trip of skiing in the mountains. I was carrying a small load under 15lbs to start the day with water, food and some extra stuff. I was really impressed with this pack! Obviously, this pack is super light, yet managed to hold my load(which was small) with ease. The no-frame design means the pack relies on what's in it for stability and comfort, so pack wisely. I would like to see Golite add two compression straps to this pack for load stability and even weight distribution with small or larger loads. Overall, this pack sports adaquate features for comfort and convenience and fit so well...this is really the most comfortable pack I've ever worn!

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Backcountry reviewer-Vanessa wrote a review of on April 11, 2003

5 5

As a proud owner of both a Ridge Rest and an inflatable Therm-a-rest, I'd like to give a shout out to the traditional closed-cell foam pad. I'm no exception to the rule, I'm getting old and my bones and back creak when I get up after a night on the ground, so I still tote my inflatable around on occasion, but here's the goods on a Ridge Rest: these sleeping pads are the lightest weight around; they don't absorb water; no patching/repairs needed; pads double as excellent emergency first aid supplies when bulky padding/braces are in demand; this pad keeps you warm even in the coldest conditions (no air to heat up underneath my body); absorbs minor inconsistencies on the ground like divots and pebbles. Hands down, Ridge Rests provide the best bang for your buck.

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Backcountry reviewer-Vanessa

Backcountry reviewer-Vanessa wrote a review of on April 11, 2003

5 5

Feeling a bit mysterious? Hide your "Betty Davis" eyes behind dark gray lenses. Feeling a bit blue? Rose tint lenses are cheaper than Prozac. Riding during the evening when the temperature cools off? Yellow lenses truly extend your ride time. The Toaster's lightweight frames and schnazzy colors are a sure thing for comfort and performance when you’re on the trail or impressing that crowd of big muscley boulderers. The best all around interchangeable lens sunglass is the Toaster, by far for active, fashion conscience people with "smaller" faces.

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