The rolling Appalachia
It is pricey for a base layer. But it works excellent as a fringe season (35-50f) running shirt. The thumb loops are quite thin and i typically only use them to hold the shirt in place if i am pulling another shirt on top. Being able to use it 5-10 times before a wash is great. The shirt is not at all itchy as some other merino long sleeves can be. Fit on a large for me 6'3 195 is great. Worth it only if you plan to use and abuse it.
I bought the 40oz over the other options with the intention of using it for backpacking and the average work day. The build quality is decent, however, the lid is the weak point of the design. It does hold cold temps really well and warm temps pretty good. I don't really think it's practical for backpacking but it makes a nice work thermos, minus the screw on cup that would increase the practicality of hot beverages over winter.
It's cool, just not blow your mind cool. It's a thermos.
It really depends on the fit. Sounds medical, if it is, go with the extended sock and not just the calf and shin.
The wrap around function is something you don't know how much you're missing until you try it. There is a good deal of stretch which is great in open space or with a well trained dog. I wish there was an adjustable tie to shorten the leash in the times where 9' is too much slack. It would also be nice if there was a poop bag loop away from the waist loop. It's nice, just not all there for 35$.
I get cold, easy and often. This jacket has an excellent build quality.
The sleeves are plenty long enough to make the thumb loops comfortable. The offset zippered hood is comfy and adds great warmth for minimal extra weight. The ability to tuck the jacket in just increases the functionality.
Bottom line, the great fit and excellent warmth are worth the 160$ in my opinion.
I hate being cold. This jacket is massive. The material build seems to be made to last. Just as an initial heads up, the sleeves due run short. I am 6'3" 195' with a 6'4 wingspan. In a normal seated position the sleeves work. But if you are moving around a lot I imagine the sleeves would leave you a little exposed. The rest of the fit is great, hood is huge, and I really appreciate the built up shoulder/sleeve/back material to better withstand abrasion.
So is this jacket 650 or 800 fill?
I have never been too impressed with pump filters, chemicals, or the new uv options. I just though there should be a cheaper, lighter, more effective way to treat water.
Sawyer makes their products with different ways to effectively use their filters, which is great. With the size, you can hack this into an inline filter without some ridiculous additional weight. I assumed the straw would be tough to drink though but i find it easier then the Britta "in bottle" type filters. The squeeze bottle adds yet another way to effectively use this 3 oz (wet weight) filter.
For the price i am extremely happy with the weight, and effective options with this unit. I am excited to see how this holds up over the 100,000 gallon limit!
edit:/ i recommend getting the larger squeeze bag, it is time consuming filling at a shallow water source with the smaller bag.
I think almost everyone had their "first best bar" with one cliff bar or another. I feel out of love with cliff bars, after too many too often. I'll still switch it up on multi day trips with some cool mint or coconut delights. I really rely on home made bars lately.
These are too dense for cycling for me.
I buy this buy the pound and store it air tight. However, it's nice to have repackaged servings for quick hikes or after work rides where you don't want your drink in water all day.
Scratch labs is great HYDRATION mix
Good looking out Steven, thanks!
I got these to help with Achilles pain. You can tell over a few hours that the compression is real. After 15+ uses the elasticity is still good.
I can't actually say it helped with my problems, and the socks have some serious pilling after about 25 uses. I will say my legs do generally feel better after I ride in these..
I was really surprised at how comfortable this is. My buddy uses the trekker kit, and he always seems pretty zen at camp while I pile up logs or rocks. This little chair is part hammock, part recliner. It fits me well 6'3 195 34" waist. The legs are less than 1/2" so the furniture pads below are an exceptional idea.
It already weighs 2lbs though, and I hate to be that guy, but that's a real commitment to sit in for 2-3 hours. If you spend more time at camp than the trail, it's a no brainer.
I finally reached a point where I make my own meals. However, on some last minute trips I'll bring one of these. This flavor is alright.
This meal turned me onto how clutch mashed potatoes are. The chicken was in large strips.
No mountain house meal is for two people, it's two servings!!
Would people recommend this over the similar Patagonia options? If so why?
Does anyone know if backcountry will carry the mini soon? Initial reviews look sick!!
You would want some extra coverage if you're serious about the 20s. Most riders call it quits in the 30-40s. Frostbite becomes a more serious concern in the 20s and below when you factor in wind chill and time exposed.
I got these for kayaking. I was only doing day trips so I was not initially too concerned about the reported water logging. However, these do hold onto water In a serious manner. I'm not really sure how they are offered as water sport shoes.
When dry they are nice enough saddles but mine stunk to high hell after 1summers use. I would pass and go with other options.
That's all you need for a dry bag. Add in the quality compression, and you get real winner. Some people size down to save weight, I sized up so I can put my down jackets in as well.