Dustin Kimball

Dustin Kimball

Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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Dustin's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Paddling
Snowshoeing
Climbing

Dustin's Bio

If there's one thing in this world I love more than being outdoors, it's new gear. Tech clothing, backpacks, stoves, water purifiers, kayaks, snowshoes, spoons, if backcountry.com has it, I want it.

Dustin Kimball

Dustin Kimball wrote a review of on July 27, 2013

Not as advertized
1 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size

Snagged the Electro Coral Orange for my girlfriend on SAC for a decent price. Was pretty unhappy with it when it got here. Much less Coral colors and much more Electro-Crossing-Guard-Orange. Also around the wrists, hood, and pockets is a purple band. See my attached photo. She didnt care for it either, we returned it. I hate false advertising. ///////Update, the new photo they added after my review is true to its design, that wasnt there previously.

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Dustin Kimball wrote a review of on February 17, 2012

2 5

Size down: Unfortunately its to late, as they are all out of smaller sizes. I ordered a medium as suggested by their size chart, also because thats all ive ever purchased in the last 15 years, Medium in everything. I ordered my medium Lenny and was pretty excited to try it on. Its freakin huge. Sleeves go right to my finger tips, and i can easily put on my 800fill marmot mountain down, under it. More and more "outdoor" companies seem to be catering towards the general, every growing, american public; instead of their long loyal outdoor enthusiast consumers. I can no longer comfortably fit into the now boxy Marmot, OR, TNF, MH, etc. Its frustrating. Sorry, venting. Im 5'10" ~155lbs

Otherwise it seems like itd be a great softshell, especially for the current sub $100 price tag.

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Dustin Kimball wrote an answer about on February 21, 2009

I do not own it..but from what I have read here, and elsewhere..it is a mantle-less lantern. I was wrong. I just watched a video showing the replacement of them. I thought they were mantless lanterns, but unfortunately not.######################Actually it does have a mantle, if you check out www.primuscamping.com you can buy them there. Its not a stiff mantle, you pre-burn them just like you would with a Colman.

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Dustin Kimball wrote an answer about on February 13, 2009

It has a small hip belt, but not padded, I do not think it will hold 50-60 lbs comfortablyDustin- as they said it is NOT padded. They do have one which is large and has a padded belt. It is called the Sealline Pro Pack. Backcountry link - http://www.backcountry.com/store/CAS0579/SealLine-Pro-Pack-115-Dry-Bag.htmlImage showing the padded waist belt - http://www.seallinegear.com/pro_pack_large.html

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Dustin Kimball wrote a review of on January 7, 2009

5 5

This is a fantastic lantern. I grew up with the classic Coleman Kerosene Lanterns. This is such a great alternative to the old Colemans. I expected this lantern to by much much smaller than it is, its the same size as the classic Kerosene lanterns. The fact that it packs into itself is great, it doesn't make it a good size for backpacking, but its nice to protect the globe while transporting it. The Instastart feature is great, works instantly every time. Another great feature are the Insta-Clip #95 Tube Mantles, they are sooo easy to install compared to the old ones where you have to tie them on by hand. So if you are looking for a lantern for backpacking, keep looking, but for around camp, or to keep in the truck, this is the one for you.

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Dustin Kimball wrote an answer about on January 5, 2009

According to Suunto, there are only 4 straps that fit the D4, they come in black/yellow, black/blue, black/pink, and the traditional all black. None of which are avaiable currently on Backcountry.com. A Google search for "Suunto D4 Strap" will bring up the straps I mentioned.

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Dustin Kimball wrote an answer about on January 5, 2009

I own a few Sigg water bottles and I personally think there is no reason to buy any other brand, they are perfect. You rarely see a bad review for Sigg, and after only a minute of looking I see multiple people unsatisfied with their Gaiam bottles, mostly dealing with difficulty with cap, and leaking. Gaiam makes so many different products, unlike Sigg, who specializes in this field. Not to mention that Sigg has many different designs to best suit your style and personality. Spends the few extra dollars, and buy quality.

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Dustin Kimball wrote an answer about on January 5, 2009

No. This holds 8 more ounces, so it's bigger.-------The Sigg 1L obviously holds 1L (33.8oz), and the Backcountry Klean Kanteen 40oz bottle(also says its 1.14L, which is actuality 38.5oz). So the Backcountry Klean Kanteen holds between 4.7oz and 6.2oz more than the Sigg 1L, depending on what numbers you look at.

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Dustin Kimball wrote an answer about on January 5, 2009

I only know of one stainless steal water bottle with a 63mm threaded cap, it isn't available on Backcountry, but you can easily find it though a search on Google. It is made by the company Guyot.Here is one site where it is available: http://www.tahoemountainsports.com/store/guyot-backpacker-stainless32.shtml?gdftrk=gdfV2276_a_7c322_a_7c1863_a_7c1983&avad=932_f31e0d

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