I love this puppy, but I lost mine down the San Joaquin, Now I have to get a new one. Easy to Pack, light weight, and simple. Ignore the directions, instead make cowboy coffee in your kettle,cram filter into your Nalgene, filter out the grounds and drink. If you use it in a mug the wings are too narrow and it falls in. Also it displaces too much liquid in your cup to be worthwhile. You can always make strong coffee weaker but it's hard to make weak coffee strong. Trust me.
I replaced my Gregory Forester with the Ozone for my second trek of the John Muir Trail. I added the Granite Gear lid and their lightweight rain cover. With a starting weight of 40, which included 2 liters of water and 7 days of food in a Bearikade bear canister. I was completely comfortable! Carrying the canister in the horizontal was tight and stressed the seams, but switching to a vertical carry solved this. The new Nimbus Ozone does have a hydration sleeve which will make folks happy. Get use to a top loader and you have the perfect pack for the person who wants to carry enough gear to be comfortable in a lightweight comfortable pack.
Before having a bear crawl into my tarp with me I use to think all I needed was a tarp and a bivy sack. The OR Basic is a quality product, but the half zipper makes getting in and out difficult, whether to go potty or deal with Yogi in the middle of the night. A full zipper might be heavier but less claustrophobic. Look for mine on Ebay.
Thought that by buying another bivy at almost twice the price would be better. I was wrong. Full zipper makes for an easy in or out, and good ventilation. A nice security blanket for your down bag during a wet Sierra storm.
I've had my pants for about four years now. I've worn them for two trips on the JMT, a couple of Yosemite trips, Joshua Tree, and multiple trips in the San Rafel wilderness. No other pant comes close to the comfort and well thought out design. Only sign of wear is in some of the stitching where the butt meets the granite. Well worth the price.