Dan Dittmar

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Dan Dittmar

Dan Dittmar wrote a review of on June 27, 2011

5 5

In my view Montbell has the most innovative bag design out there. The stretch in these bags is great. I have a large athletic build and like to toss at night- this bag gives plenty of room while eliminating cold spots. I'm 6'1" and got a long- I was glad I did so. I've used it on some very wet nights in Iceland and the polkatex material did a bang up job of keeping the down and my self dry. My only complaint is the hook and loop closure on the draft collar, its hasn't been much of an issue really but there is a better solution out there I believe. It packs great in a Sea to Summit eVent bag. The tech specs speak for themselves.

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Dan Dittmar wrote a review of on June 27, 2011

5 5

The quality of these boots in my experience is fantastic. They are made of first quality materials and it shows. I see how labeling them as a 'mountaineering' boot has caused some confusion though. They will not keep you as warm or dry as a super high tech boot. That being said, I have done glacier climbs in above and bellow freezing temps and have still been dry after ten hours. They are VERY water resistant for being non GTX and you get the added benefit of a faster dry time and breath-ability if they do get wet. They accept crampons decently too. In my view this is a quiver of one type boot. It hikes very well, is stable, has good water properties, and can handle some mild climbing as well- not to mention the design looks fantastic in person. I use nixwax on mine and it has worked very nicely. For more intense alpine use I'd look to the Nepal EVO's.

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Dan Dittmar wrote a review of on February 22, 2011

Great stove for the coast
5 5

I use the WindPro mostly in sandy beach environments- the stove preforms great. It is easy to keep free of sand and provides very nice flame control on windy beaches. It is also pretty sturdy in the sand as well and can hold heavy pots. The construction is top notch- very sturdy and has resisted any salt corrosion so far. May just be the best all around combination stove.

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