So Cali, Mostly in the Eastern Sierra
I was a bit hesitant spending the $$$ for this after reading the initial reviews about the durability and the noise etc...
But I finally pulled the trigger when I found a good deal. At least for the price you get the stuff sack and the repair kit, that takes a bit of the "sting" off that price.
I have used this for a bit over a season now and have been very happy with it. Its compact, smaller than a 1 liter Nalgene bottle, its waay light, and its comfy to me (im a side sleeper if you care) I do inflate it till its pretty firm, and so far I have had no durabilty issues, No leaks!!
One of my main climbing partners is a pretty light sleeper and the crackling noise doesnt bother him, and certainly doesnt bother me either.
It does seem pretty fragile so I have been pretty careful when I use it and do almost always sleep inside a tent or a bivy but so far so good!!
I like it enough that I am considering the XTherm for this coming winters excursions.
Have yet to see one of these in person. In terms or thickness and/or warmth how would you rate this with the Dome Perignon?
I use one whenever Im using my winter bag. this sack a) reduces the size almost by half as the included stuff sack and b) is waterproof.
I had tried a lighterweight cheaper compression sack (which wasnt waterproof) and blew out the seams and straps when trying to compress my bag. Not a problem with this bag, while it may cost a bit more as well as weigh more its very durable and will last a lifetime, and its waterproof to boot!!
Its going to depend on what bag you have. Size of bag what kind of fill, is it synthetic or down, what kind of down 650 or 850 etc...
That said I have a large that I use with a Western Mountaineering 0 degree bag (850 down) and recently was able to jam a Feathered Friends -20 or 25 bag (also down) in the same bag.
I also bought for eating food out of freeze dried pouches. Does a good job at this and easily reaches the corners. Pretty light and very durable.
Gets the job done.
Camp at 12,000' at Iceberg Lake eastern sierra.
Not really worth it. I thought it was a great idea when I got my stove. It worked great at home, but out in the field, especially at elevation its less than ideal, and won't light the stove. I now just use a lighter and leave it behind.
Fits over the end....
Can't quite fit two canisters inside with the lid on
Gore-Tex?? At four oz this can't be Gt can it??
13.6 oz for the Reg sized Xlite with patch kit and stuff sack.
It will slide over the end of a 1 liter Nalgene bottle. But as said before it is short, about 4.3 inches, and wont cover it completely.
I use my FS mug on winter trips when weight and its size aren't a big concern. It's great to use inside the tent as the lid helps to keep you from spilling your ramen all over you bag and your clothes.
You can make yourself an insulating sleave or you can spend $10 and buy a neoprene sleave made specifically for it at Forty Below's site.
I can fit most Mountain House Pro-Pak or the regular two person meals inside with the lid on and they stay nice and hot while they rehydrate for 10-15 minutes.
Pot with 110 gm Snow Peak canister inside
Hmmm Jetboil specs on its 100gm canister is 9 cm diameter or 90 mm?? Anybody try this one??
Finally got a chance to use this. Seemed to boil water even faster than my original JB. Havent had a problem with it getting too hot as some have complained however I turn it off just as it comes to a boil, I think if its left on boiling for a while it may get too hot.
The ignitor however wouldnt work for me, my old JB the ignitor was always finicky but could usually get it going, was hoping the new redesigned one would function better but couldnt even get a spark. Plan to exchange it and see if I have better luck.
I have a big melon and many beanies/hats are too tight, and don't cover my ears. The BC beanie has a generous cut, which will completely cover the ears if need be. Pretty heavy and warm. Its a great deal at $10!!
I agree with Blaine, if its raining out this park is too warm. Would be better off layering something under a hardshell.
Does BC.com ever get this in the 37 meter lengths??
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