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Daniel Stammen

Daniel Stammen

I live in Ohio, but will hike anywhere!

Daniel Stammen's Passions

Hiking & Camping

Daniel Stammen's Bio

I am a huge hiker, and I love the challenge of the hike! My gear is more of a conservative lightweight hiker. I bring all the necessities and then just a little extra, not for comfort but for security. But I am hiking the Grand Canyon soon, and Alaska next year!

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Daniel Stammen

Daniel Stammen wrote a review of on June 16, 2011

Its a pretty good bag
4 5

I have used this bag on three different trips, and it is a pretty quality bag.

For the price, its not bad. It has all the basic needs. Its durable, comfortable, and easy on the wallet. In addition it has a lifetime warranty which is nice for the price.

Like other reviews have said, there are much better bags for the money, but if you are looking to get the job done and not spend a bunch of money, I definitely would suggest this bag for you. If you have a bit bigger wallet, I would suggest something a little bit bigger and more technical, etc.

For me the bag works perfect for a weekend trip, the size is adequate and it handles the load well. The photo is of a trip I went on recently, and shows how durable the bag can be (spent a lot of time scrambling through head high brush). However, the sleeping bag compartment is a little small.

Overall, a good bag for the money, and one I am willing to suggest!

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Daniel Stammen wrote a review of on June 16, 2011

Great Boots
4 5

These boots were magnificent! First time I put them on they were comfortable and it only took about 1 mile for me to break them in.

I have had several boots, and these are by far the most comfortable. Boots are generally lacking in one of five areas: waterproof, lightweight, affordable, comfortable, and durable. These boots have it all! (I did put some Dr. Scholl's massaging gel inserts in them)

These boots went on a 3 day trip, and during that time, I crossed a 3 ft deep and 15 ft wide stream, and my feet stayed dry! In addition, I did many uphill and downhill sections of trail, and not once did it bother my feet. Mud and brambly bushes did not scratch nor damage the boots. After a 13 mile day with a 40 lb pack, my feet had no hot spots or blisters. And for all that, these boots are lightweight.

With the light weight of under 3 lbs, and the 1 year warranty, its hard to go wrong buying these boots and I would suggest them! In addition, they are true to size, at least for me. The only downside, is that these boots did scrap the back of my Achilles tendon a lot, but I am sure that was just a fluke and nothing else.

The picture is what the boots looked like after the 23 mile trip. As you can tell, they just look a little dirty!

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Daniel Stammen wrote a review of on June 16, 2011

Perfect for Me!
4 5

I have three different tents, and this is the go to tent. I have the new Kelty Salida 2 tent, and a larger Coleman tent (my starter tent). This tent is big enough for two people, as you can see in the photo of the inside. And the tent still manages to be lightweight enough that if you divide it between two people, the weight is next to nothing. The reason I like this one over the Kelty is because I usually never hike by myself, and the Kelty is a little to small for my taste with two guys in it. Now if I am hiking with my girlfriend, I am fine with the Kelty, otherwise its the Marmot. So this is my #1! Only reason its 4 stars is because it would be perfect if it was only 3 lbs!

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