Hating Ohio

Hating Ohio

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Hating Ohio till 2014 but escaping every chance I get for now.

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Hating Ohio wrote an answer about on March 29, 2014

As mentioned, there is no spring to these so they will only flip if you break into a run. These aren't really built for running so it should be a non issue. I only did it clowning around.
The down side to the hinge system is you have to be more considerate when trying to back up or turn in certain terrain because the who will hang. This is a bit inconvenient when wearing the float extensions.

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Hating Ohio

Hating Ohio wrote a review of on August 29, 2011

4 5

I bought this to replace my Osprey Map Wrap which is waterproof material but I found the stitching allows water to seep in under a true downpour.
These just passed the shower test and appear to be bomb proof. So compared to the Osprey...
The Osprey is perfect for strapping to your shoulder strap and keeping as a quick reference.
The Sealines can be rolled and strapped in a similar but less convenient manner. I'm considering strapping on a lanyard and velcro to get the convenience of the Osprey (I really loved that thing till it leaked).
Sealines are more versatile. You can strap it to your boat deck, your shoulder strap, the back of your buddy's pack. It also allows you to view both sides of that map while the Osprey only has one side as see through.
Most important though, these are REALLY waterproof even without seam sealing.
Only lost one star because I've been spoiled by the Osprey shoulder strap attachment and this doesn't have that feature.

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Hating Ohio wrote a review of on August 29, 2011

4 5

I bought this to replace my Osprey Map Wrap which is waterproof material but I found the stitching allows water to seep in under a true downpour.
These just passed the shower test and appear to be bomb proof. So compared to the Osprey...
The Osprey is perfect for strapping to your shoulder strap and keeping as a quick reference.
The Sealines can be rolled and strapped in a similar but less convenient manner. I'm considering strapping on a lanyard and velcro to get the convenience of the Osprey (I really loved that thing till it leaked).
Sealines are more versatile. You can strap it to your boat deck, your shoulder strap, the back of your buddy's pack. It also allows you to view both sides of that map while the Osprey only has one side as see through.
Most important though, these are REALLY waterproof even without seam sealing.
Only lost one star because I've been spoiled by the Osprey shoulder strap attachment and this doesn't have that feature.

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Hating Ohio wrote a review of on April 28, 2011

5 5

I love orienting. I loved it in the Army and I love it backpacking. I like to continually do quick peaks at the map and do a quick dead reckoning orientation. This is perfect because it is waterproof, can hold plenty of maps, and I attach it to my shoulder strap with the Velcro strap and a small s-biner for quick attachments.
I've had several people ask about it with envy when they seen it in use on (or quite often off) the trail. If you like to take to pour over maps, get one.

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Hating Ohio wrote a review of on April 28, 2011

3 5

I loved them on my BD Justice setup. Stable and stiff. Then the toe binding just broke off on my first turn to head down for a beer. This was just after 4 days at A-Basin. On the bright side, the Ski Patrol girl that carried the one ski for me as I skied down on the other was incredibly cute. If you're reading this, call me...

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Hating Ohio wrote an answer about on February 13, 2010

Don't know about this exact model but I plan on buying one. Since nobody had the exact answer, I'll try to help.
My Montbell #3 seems to outperform my North Face Cat's Meow even though it is rated 10 degrees higher. If anything the stretch adds warmth from the lack of cold spots and preventing drafts.
Bonus: Even at 6'1" I can bend my knees well enough to slip on some layers before unzipping.

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Hating Ohio

Hating Ohio wrote a review of on July 28, 2009

2 5

I love the ease of use and it holds the bikes well. My girlfriends road bike has had some small issues with getting the front brake realigned after transport because the arm hits it. My bike has been fine though.
HOWEVER. Your bikes are not secure from theft at all. I tested on my road and mnt bike and can steal them in under a minute by simply removing the front scewer. Once separated you can even take the front wheel.
Easily fixed with a standard chain lock but for $400 with the hitch lock, I would expect better.
I assume the Yakima version is the same but haven't tested it. If I could go back I would buy the 990 instead.

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Hating Ohio wrote a review of on July 28, 2009

2 5

Other reviews are correct. I love the ease of use and it holds the bikes well. My girlfriend's road bike has had some small issues with getting the front brake realigned after transport because the arm hits it. My bike has been fine though.HOWEVER. Your bikes are not secure from theft at all. I tested on my road and mnt bike and can steal them in under a minute by simply removing the front scewer. Once separated you can even take the front wheel.Easily fixed with a standard chain lock through the frame but for $400 with the hitch lock, I would expect better.

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