I tried out these and Scarpa Phantoms on recommendation from a friend of mine that guides professionally. LOVE THEM. Easy to adjust and lock in my heal, very warm and dry. Fit me great.
I found the Scarpas to be a little small in the toe box, but the Mammuts felt great. To be fair I have only used them on one climb up Mt Hood this year but I look forward to wearing them this winter.
No issue with the zipper or color as discussed below.
For those that want to know I work Grivel G12 crampons with these boots and they fit great.
Picked this tent up from BC a while back and have taken it on a few trips. Being 6' 4" I need a longer tent, and this one fits that bill. I have had it out in thunderstorms and pouring rain in the Shining Rock Wilderness and hit has held up perfectly, no leaks and dry as a bone.
Highly recommend this tent. It is a slight bit heavy but to me it is worth it to have that extra space since I kind of need it.
Love the doors and all the mesh as well. Features are well done with the corner pockets and the overhead sling. Ventilation is nice as well.
Only thing I would change is to make the vestibule bigger, but that would probably add weight so its a trade off.
I got a TNF Aluetian in there with no issue, and the Cat's Meow compresses better so that shouldn't be an issue.
I picked this pack up through a different channel but thought I would put my 2 cents in since there are few reviews out there for this pack.
I took this on a 3 day hike up Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina and have very few complaints. The suspension is fantastic, I had back surgery 1.5 years ago and 50 lbs didn't cause me any issues at all. Also the pads on the hip straps were very comfie. Based on past injuries I put a LOT of care into my back and this pack was absolutely perfect for me on that front.
The pack was easy to balance and getting to gear was easy with all the access points.
One of the few things I would change would be to add another set of straps for poles/axes/etc, and maybe a few more loops to attach gear. With that said I made it work just fine without those things
The only other change is that the hydration pouch was a little small, I had to really cram in a 2L camel back bladder, don't expect to get a 3L bladder in this.
I had no issues getting a TNF Aluetian sack in the bottom pouch, it was tight but not an issue.
Over all a great pack, but I do wish I had picked up the 70 instead of the 60. Not a big deal though.
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