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CatsCauseTypos

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CatsCauseTypos wrote a review of on June 27, 2011

4 5

The MSR hydration packs are great - the water tastes sooooo much better than the osprey or camel bak packs! They don't fit well in the small (2L and less) running packs camel bak makes (which are neat packs). Other than that, no complaints. I would like to see them release this model with the heavier duty black-fabric version. A cover for the line to keep it cool would be neat too, but maybe I'm just dreamin' now~

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CatsCauseTypos wrote a review of on May 20, 2011

5 5

I love these pants. They were a little long, but I ordered a size up because they were on clearance. fit well otherwise, lots of stretch for yoga poses, but they stay put so I don't have to worry about upside down poses or partner-yoga stretches. Love them!

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CatsCauseTypos wrote a review of on March 25, 2011

1 5

After reading other reviews (and for the price of "last season colors"), I was excited! Unfortunately, the material is not soft at all; I didn't even want to touch it. The sizes are SO big. I am a M-L towards L for layering underneath, and the M was like trying on my mom's jacket when I was 5. Arms too long, went down past my butt, collar covered my face, etc. I sent it back pronto. I really wanted to love this fleece. I love other columbia fleeces/jackets/gear.

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CatsCauseTypos wrote a review of on March 25, 2011

2 5

I have an old primus stove, and I love it, so I thought this would be a nice upgrade. I didn't even use it. While the stove seemed okay, the mug/pot feels like it will break apart. I have some snowpeak titanium pots, and there is a huge difference between the feel of those and this. "light" shouldn't mean "poorly constructed and fragile" I didn't trust it to survive a trip, so I returned it. Maybe over cautious, but it seemed like junk, and I bought it from SAC so I couldn't return it if it DID break. If you buy it, get it from backcountry because their warranty is phenomenal!

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CatsCauseTypos wrote a review of on March 2, 2011

5 5

Biking to work/around town mandates good gear in the wet monsoon summer and cold spring rains, so I did some research...
I bought a Marmot PreCip, Sierra Desg. Microlight and already owned a Moonstone shell. They were all 100% waterproof, with hoods, interior/ext zippered pockets, taped seems, stuff pockets, pit zips and bright colors (for increased visibility when bike-commuting).

The moonstone is awesome, but heavy. Great for winter/spring. The Precip has a really flattering cut - it looks awesome, which is rare in a rain coat - but velcro closures on the pockets get caught on EVERYTHING (gloves, hats, scarves, hair, etc). The Microlight wouldn't allow enough layering underneath while maintaining the right sleeve lengths (ie sizing up is a bad idea).

The venture was perfect. It's light, waterproof, breathable, has pit zips, zippered pockets, bright colors, is comfortable next to skin, fits over my down coat AND stuffs in to its own pocket. Perfect for all seasons, stuffed in my backpack for just-in-case. Bought the pants too! Love them!!

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