This ground cloth works really well- drug it through the ringer the first time we took it out and everything stayed dry. Seemed just a touch too big. I'm a camper- ground flys don't cover vestibules, it just seemed a little big so I switched the stack order on the pole and problem solved
This tent really is the best! Took it up to the North Shore (Minnesota) for a long weekend- it rained from the minute we got there and almost never stopped. I was more than a little concerned this being it's maiden voyage- this tent stayed dry- it was nice coming back to the tent, toweling off and crawling into a dry sleeping bag. It was cold (hovering in the low 50's, freezing at night) and I wondered how cold we'd get with the tent being mostly bug netting- but never found out because it's nice to cuddle up next to the wife and listen to the rain :) We are super happy with this tent- we've been sharing a 2 person tent (darn near a bivy) for the last 11 years and this thing feels like the 4 seasons. We'll be hitting the boundary waters with this tent and taking it into the North Woods of Wisconsin (the best non-mountainous state in the union) within the next week or two. We bought the footprint too and it's burly but like everyone says- it's just a little too big, works great, just a little big. Get this tent and go get dirty!
I have ordered a TON of stuff from backcountry and have never been disappointed. The orders come quick and are never beat up due to excellent packaging. This year I ordered a brand new snowboard and bindings from backcountry. I would never ever, never in a million years, ever, never! order a snowboard full price that I could buy in town, online, if I thought it would get dicked up or wouldn't come right away. oh yeah- I live in Minnesota
Love this glove for blue-bird days on the mountain or for winter trail running.
Here's my jacket taking me and the family out for a beer!
This jacket is perfect for aerobic winter activity- I love it. The Marmot M1,2,3 system is really worth investment on each level if you are a winter "train at any cost" kind of person. (I am) I also wore it snowboarding in JHMR end of season and it kept me warm but sweat free and I had it completely zipped up the whole time from base to summit. I bought and planned on wearing this specifically for running in sub-zero temps, but this winter was down right balmy. I have one irrational complaint- the material on the inside of all Marmot soft shells has a soft "velvety" feel, this makes it perfect for performance poly blend layering- it also has an athletic fit- this makes it hard to just throw over a flannel. Of course this jacket is a performer- so my complaint is like whining about my Lamborgini Diablo's inability to haul the kids to soccer. That being said, I found this on my coat hook more than any other jacket that I own regardless of my plans (cold weather running) for it- this jacket just filled so many applications. Worth Every Penny.
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