Gabriel Wathne

Gabriel Wathne

White Mountains NH, Green Mountains VT

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Gabriel Wathne

Gabriel Wathne wrote a review of on November 14, 2012

Awesome stove.
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great little stove. Can pump out serious heat fast. The stove heats water really fast but uses fuel very efficiently. I've used it in all seasons and it is very reliable. However priming it indoors can be sketchy at times but is overall safe once you get used to it. Its really durable and really sturdy. A great product.

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Gabriel Wathne

Gabriel Wathne wrote a review of on November 14, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this shell a couple years ago in a red and blue scheme that is no longer available but otherwise everything is the same. Overall its great! The shell is very water-resistant and holds up well against snow and rain. In bad conditions over time the outer layer does saturate but the inside remains dry. I've gone through some pretty intense winter storms in this jackets and it keeps the wind and water out great. It also is pretty warm for not being insulated and can work as just a normal jacket in decent conditions. The pockets are conveniently high for backpacking and are totally waterproof. Overall a great shell.

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Gabriel Wathne wrote a review of on November 14, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This bag is a great buy. Totally worth it. The bag keeps me totally warm even sometimes too warm. I've used the bag on some really cold December nights in NH and its kept me totally warm. The bag stuffs down really small and dries out easily if it gets damp. The zipper tends to get stuck sometimes but if you use it with caution it can work without a problem. Also the lining and shell are very soft and comfortable, very inviting. Overall for the price its a great deal.

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Gabriel Wathne

Gabriel Wathne wrote a review of on November 14, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This jacket is absolutely great. I just got mine about a month ago and I love it already. Having loved all of my previous Marmot purchases, when looking for a new down jacket I figured that I couldn't go wrong with continuing the trend, and this jacket stood out to me. I wanted a jacket that was both warm and durable but also really nice looking and fashionable, and the Ares is perfect. I have the Cobalt Blue/Dark Fern and it looks totally awesome. The tri-color scheme is very bright and has a vintage look to it. The down is super warm and compressible and the jacket is very soft and fluffy. Another great feature are the fleece lined pockets which are not mentioned but were a very pleasant surprise! They're perfect for keeping your hands warm and out of the wind. Also I got caught in a rain in it the other day and the fabric actually did a great job of wicking away the water drops. The jacket has a very light feel to it but is definitely very warm and can be worn as is or under another layer like a shell or heavy coat. Overall it is a great jacket and I would highly recommend it. Went on a fall backpacking trip with it and it did great.

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