Damon Hooton

Damon Hooton

Oubache Trails, Knox County IN. County park that feels like a State park.

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Damon Hooton

Damon Hooton wrote a review of on January 27, 2009

5 5

I have the 5600, and I love it. The only flaw I've found in this pack is that the zipper of the sleeping bag compartment tends to get stuck. Anyone with a passion for the ultralight should diregard this pack, as it weighs nearly 6 pounds empty. But if that doesn't concern you, this pack is great. There's enough room to smuggle a small family across the border and the dual openings for hydrations tubes allow easy access whether you're right or left-handed. Multiple outer pockets allow for easy organization, so you'll never forget where you put that flashlight as you're trying to set up camp in the dark.
I'm not in the best shape of my life, but I still carried this pack loaded with 30 pounds up steep hills and hardly noticed it was there.

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Damon Hooton wrote a review of on January 20, 2009

5 5

When worn by itself over a t-shirt this jacket kept me completely warm on a 20 degree day. The nylon material on the inside of the sleeves was cool against the skin, but that could easily be counter-acted by wearing a long-sleeved shirt underneath. Having one very nice pocket knife at the bottom of Lake Superior and a second at the bottom of a UP bog, I have a great appreciation for the zippered pockets, too.

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Damon Hooton wrote a review of on January 16, 2009

5 5

This thing is amazing. It's actually more comfortable than many beds I've slept on. Not only am I taking it on all my future backpacking and camping trips, I'm also considering using it when staying at my parents' or friends' houses.
I find that giving it a puff or two of extra air past self-inflation makes it the most comfortable for me.

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