Greg Bean

Greg Bean

Utah's wilderness! Uinta's, Moab, Cottonwood Canyons and anywhere I can travel to cheaply on my meager college student funds.

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Greg Bean

Greg Bean wrote a review of on April 25, 2013

You'll never look back...
5 5

This pad is without question the best backpacking pad I've ever used, and I've used a lot! I've used this pad several times and I'm certainly a believer. My philosophy is that I'll throw a little extra size and weight on my back for a good night sleep in the back country, with this pad that's not necessary. I got the wide- long mostly for extra width and it's neither bulky or overly weighty. I have mine rolled down to about half the size of the stuff sack that comes with it. The sides of this pad are slightly raised to help kind of cup you in which I love, cause I regularly rolled off my old pads at night. Bottom line, I believe this pad is second to none for backpacking comfort. I plan to buy a second one for my wife to use, probably in the SL version to shed a few ounces.

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Greg Bean wrote an answer about on April 8, 2013

This bag comes in a pretty good compression sack, you can squeeze it down pretty small. I've never had any trouble getting this into the sleeping bag compartment of my pack. As for the previous response, if you're anything like me I'd stick with a 15 degree bag. Im a cold sleeper and this bag keeps me comfy down to about 25 - 30 degrees much colder than that and I'm chilled. And, if you're sleeping in warmer temps mid summer its easy to un-zip and let a little air in. Good all around bag, especially for the price.

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Greg Bean

Greg Bean wrote a review of on April 8, 2013

It grows on you
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

When i first got this jacket the color scheme is what attracted me. Its a sweet looking jacket. There were a few things that were a little weird at first. The zipper is reversed and there are no side pockets. I don't care about the zipper and i've come to like having no side pockets, especially when my pack on. Its more comfortable to have no pockets under my pack straps. It has two zippers on the pit vents which lets to fine tune the amount of venting you want. My only complaint is the velcro closures on the wrists, they're a little weak and have a tendency to come undone, otherwise a very functional good looking jacket.

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