Frank

Frank

DMV

Frank's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Paddling
Climbing

Frank's Bio

From Central MD to NEPA to DMV, I've lived and loved it all.

Frank

Frank wrote a review of on April 8, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm a big fan of these, but I use them primarily for walking around town during the winter ( about 20 degrees Fahrenheit). They are really well put together and feel amazing to wear compared to synthetic long underwear I've used. I have a size small and typically wear Levi's 30x30 in jeans and they fit me pretty well.

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Frank wrote an answer about on April 9, 2012

You can't see it, but this pack does have the ability to use webbing or cord to secure something (probably a tent or sleeping bag) to either the top or bottom. I'd recommend doing that over having it inside the pack. Most Backpack covers are built to accommodate doing this if you are worried about rain.

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Frank wrote a review of on February 1, 2011

4 5

I recently got this hat (just not in any of these styles) and I'm pretty happy with it for wearing out and about, but it is a bit small to keep my ears warm for extended amounts of time outside (I constantly have to pull it back down over my ears). The hat does have extra ordinarily good wicking abilities. You are probably thinking "duh! it's wool," but even with my current crew cut if my hair is wet when I put it on it is bone dry in what seems like minutes.

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Frank wrote a review of on January 23, 2011

4 5

I really like these sandals. I mean I REALLY like them. Great toe protection, easy to clip to a pack, good fit, and so much more. My only problems with them after a summer of wearing them almost every day (running a waterfront program on a tidal river) were sliding around in them a bit when they are wet (not too big of a deal) and they began to fall apart (webbing ripping off of the spandex material) after two months.

As I say, I used them just about everyday for an entire summer, but by the end of it they were pretty much destroyed. I tend to beat my shoes up quite a bit and they tend not to last very long, but I had hoped these would be different because the design is so good otherwise.

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Frank wrote an answer about on January 12, 2010

My first inclination would be no.

I am assuming that your son has just joined Boy Scouts and you are looking for a pack that will last him a number of years. If that is the case, I would say go someplace like EMS or REI and get an employee to help you size out a pack for your son. Plus, you should also consider that he is 12 and will do alot of growing over the next few years, so it may be more appropriate to wait to buy him a pack for back packing especially since "High Adventure"/ Long Distance Backpacking treks such as what this pack is designed for are prohibited by the BSA until the scout is 14 years old (again if your son has just joined the Boy Scouts).

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