I use one of these for my 15 degree Marmot Helium and 0 degree Mont Belle sleeping bags - not at the same time. There's plenty of room for an extra base layer and some dry socks along with the bag. I really like the eVent Dry Sacks for the ability to push all the air out and save space. If you're thinking about it you probably need it.
I'm 6'1", about 195 lbs. with broad shoulders - I purchased the large version. The pack is very well made with quality materials. Took this pack on two trips so far. 2 nights and 4 nights. Both times I carried loads in the 30-34 lb. range and the pack was very comfortable. The pockets are on the waist strap are very convenient, all packs should have them, especially in this fast and light category. The compression hooks on the bottom along with the straps on the side make small loads stable for day trips from camp along with the hydration pouch. Going from a 70 liter 4+ lb. pack this thing is a dream. I would purchase this pack again.
Took this bag on a 4 day trip in the Enchantments and have no complaints. It's light and packs very small. At temps in the low 50s in a Rab eVent Superlight bivy it was plenty warm. I'm looking forward to some cooler nights to see how low I can go with this thing. I'm 6'1" with broad shoulders and have enough room to move around in the long version. I'm very happy with the warmth to weight ratio.
Yes, there are mesh doors. One at each end. Also two 'eyebrow' mesh panels at the top. All covered by solid panels that unzip and can be tied out of the way.
This is one of my best pieces of Winter gear. I camp in the snow quite a few times each Winter. I can handle being cold all day but if I'm cold at night it's a whole different story. This bag fits me well, I'm 6'0'' with a 44' chest. When I went to bed this weekend on Rainier my toes had been numb for several hours. Within 20 minutes only my nose was cold. It was < 20 and the winds were heinous. The bag is light, packs small and dries out quickly. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.
It's a flexfit.
This bottle is fantastic. It keeps the fuel on the inside and the rest of the universe on the outside. What more could you ask for?
I just got back from a snow camping trip and my bottle was the talk of the camp. "Wow, a green bottle." "Hey, your fuel bottle is not red like everyone else, you are a true rebel-a unique individual." "That's so unconventional, you should try to fit in." "Nice green bottle, Tool!"
It works, buy it.
Sweet logo and a good fit for my noggin. Plus it makes me look hot!
I've used several liquid fuel stoves but this is the first I've owned. It's very solid, sturdy and well built. Works well below freezing and puts out plenty of heat to melt snow. It's much quieter than most of the MSRs I've used and it simmers well. This is a fairly new purchase so time will tell but I'm happy with it after two snow camping trips.
High alpine lake relaxation!
I have a couple pairs of Asolo boots. I swear these guys broke into my room while I was asleep and took molds of my feet, all their size 11 boots are made on this model. For me, the the fit is perfect! I can't say enough about these boots. I've used them for long multi-day trips, short hikes, snowshoeing and scrambling. My feet always feel great when I get back to the rig at the end of the day. My feet have stayed dry and never get hot in these boots. I hope they're still making this model when these wear out!
I wear 7-1/4. Which size should I order?
These pants fit me like a glove with a pair of fleece pants under. They're light as a feather, waterproof and breath very well. My only knock on this product is that my big-ass feet don't fit through the short zip area with my hiking boots on. I'm happy with these pants.
I like these poles much better than my Leki's. The adjustment is quick, easy and stays true. The shock absorption works well and makes long hikes much more comfortable. Since I started using poles my knees can handle much longer days and these are the best poles I've used.
I've toted this thing all over the Cascades. Much better than the 100 lb, circa 1930's axe I was using. It's a light weight and solid tool. The only self arrests I've done with it were for practice and it works well. Not much to it, it does what an ice axe is supposed to do. Not for ice climbing but a good mountaineering tool.
This is a fantastic stove if you want to boil about 2 cups of water in the blink of an eye at above 20 or 30 degrees. Beyond that it's an OK cooker. I have the stabilizing feet, the pot stabilizing thing, the frying pan and the coffee press (don't bother). On the plus side: it's very packable, light, quiet, lots of accessories, gas is available at lots of local places. The negatives are, cooks slowly thus goes through lots of gas unless just boiling water.
I never would have purchased this but got it as a gift. I laughed it off but it's a real part of my backpacking kitchen and works like a charm. Sturdy and functional. And for a couple bucks, hey, why not?
This is the first set like this I've owned. I bought these after a trip with someone who had them. I like the size and weight and they cook and clean up well. I use plastic utensils and usually eat straight from the pot to save on clean up. The non-stick surface has lasted well for the last 3 years. Get 'em.
Don't buy this shirt. Seriously. It's out of stock in my size and I want more of them! If you wear large just move along. This shirt pulls the sweat off your body and dries quickly - without the stink. Backcountry.com, if you get more of these shirts in, don't change the cut, it fits me perfectly! I have similar shirts from REI, Underarmor, Patagonia, etc. - this one rules!
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