David Evans

David Evans

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David Evans

David Evans wrote a review of on May 9, 2010

4 5

The perfect boot for the climb if you dont want to use plastics. My feet stay warm for an entire climb. The outside leather will absorb some water, which becomes a problem the next morning when they are frozen. They will flex just a tad, so its possible to wear on the approach hike to the base camp. Very comfortable for average width feet. Recommended for most U.S. summits.

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David Evans

David Evans wrote a review of on May 3, 2010

5 5

Having water with you while trail running can be a hassle. Lumbar packs are somewhat irritating and bulky, as is having a camelbak. While the camelbak holds more water it just makes it that much more bulky. So I thought I’d try out The North Face E 50/50 bottle even though I didn’t like the idea of holding a bottle the whole time I ran, it wasn’t as bad as I though. I took a 4 mile run though a canyon and never really noticed that I had it. The straps work well and do most of the holding for you, the only down side is that some of the trails I run are steep enough at times to require your hands so in that case it probably would not work to well and a camlebak may be more suitable. One suggestion fill the bottle with ice before you run so when you need it, the water won’t be body temperature.

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David Evans

David Evans wrote a review of on April 13, 2010

3 5

Pros:
In general, I'm happy with this pack. It has several good external straps for carrying major gear (e.g., skiis, ice picks, etc.). The inside is nice - it has one basic inner zippable pouch for small stuff, an outer larger pouch for holding wet stuff (e.g., a shovel), and an inner pouch for holding a water bladder. The external part of the back is nice too with thermoformed padding that contours to my back.

Cons:
The backstraps are ultra thin. Other packs have nicely padded straps that fit nicely over my shoulders; not so much here.
The actual storage capacity of the bag is limited. can only carry so much.

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David Evans

David Evans wrote a review of on April 12, 2010

5 5

I think I have used this pack enough now to give a fair review. When I first received it I felt the fabric seemed a little too thin thinking maybe it would not be strong, but after packing it to the max a few times it does appear to be quite strong and able to take a moderate beating. I won’t say it’s the strongest pack but it is supper light and I do like the way it distributes weight. My only complaint is that it does not come with a rain cover. Also I bought this pack for one week trips but it would fall short by quite a few days. I would only recommend this pack for 3 to 4 day trips max. However the pack has impressed me enough to try out the Crestone 75.

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