Carmelo Cruz

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Carmelo Cruz wrote a review of on December 14, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I am a 9.5 size, but ordered this boots on size 10 because of some reviews telling that they ran a little tight. As soon as I put them on, I realized that they are rock solid and of excellent construction. Sadly, after having them on for 2 hours, I started to feel a blister on my left foot.

With the excellent service of Backcountry, I exchanged them for a size 9.5. Man, I just wanted to keep this boots!!!

So I received my 9.5 in exchange for the 10s. Sadly, again, after having them on for a complete day, the same left foot got blistered.

The strange thing is that I didn't get a blister in my right foot.

So, there they go again in a plane to Backcountry...

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Carmelo Cruz wrote a review of on June 15, 2011

5 5

I have use this pot set just once. My opinion is that it boils super fast, is very light, I can accommodate the MSR Whisperlite Internationale inside the 1.5 L pot (without a fuel bottle), and it is easy to clean.

So for me, it is excellent!

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Carmelo Cruz wrote a review of on June 15, 2011

4 5

After searching and reading reviews for other bags, I finally decided for this one.
This bag is awesome! I have pack the following in it:
- MSR Whisperlite Internationale
- Rock 32 tent with footprint, rain fly, and poles
- MSR Base 2 cook set
- Two Nalgene Wide-mouth 32oz bottles
- One shorty, three shirts, two pair of socks, three underwear in a Sea to Summit 10L eVent compression sack.
- One Therm-a-Rest Trail Pro Sleeping Pad
- One Lafuma XL sleeping bag
- One multi towel lite XL
- Petzl Tikka Plus 2 LED Headlamp
- Two flashlights
- eTrex GPS
- Camp food packs
- One 3 liters CamelBak Antidote Reservoir
- One Leatherman Blast Multi-Tool
- One MiniWorks Ex Water Filter
- Some spare batteries, waterproof matches, duct tape, and miscellaneous

So, it has a LOT of space in it.

I gave it 4 stars because I would like it to have some straps at the bottom of the bag, so I can strap the tent or sleeping pad outside of the bag. Also, the shoulder straps makes some squeaking noise while walking.

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Carmelo Cruz wrote a review of on June 15, 2011

5 5

After searching and reading reviews of several pocket stoves, I finally decided for this one.

This stove is AMAZING! It boils water in just minutes, and the priming time is just minimal. I have use it at El Yunque Rain forest, at the beach, and at home :-)

As others have said, it burns several fuel types as this is a must for me, since we don`t always have camp fuel in stores (only in Walmart).

So don`t think twice on buying it. You won`t regret it.

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