Hikefarm

Hikefarm

Lyndonville VT

Hikefarm's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Biking
Skiing
Climbing

Hikefarm's Bio

I love hiking backpacking and much more! I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2008. I hiked the Long Trail in 2003. I am currently going to college for exercize science. I hope to one day help the elderly to dream big and hike long-distance trails.

Hikefarm

Hikefarm wrote a review of on October 21, 2011

4 5

Pros: This rope stretchy! Good rope for rock climbing. I Ice climb and rock climb and got this to separate the sports. Water is a consideration when rock climbing. As understand it: If the rope gets completely soaked as this is a non-treated rope the chemistry of the core changes to have less strength (to withstand about 30% less force). This I assume to mean that it stretches more but with a lower maximum impact force.

Cons: Since this is non treated it will not be appropriate for lead climbing when wet or over wet rock.

Final thought: Not to be ones only rope if alpine climbing, mountaineering, and most importantly Ice climbing is likely to be a practical hobby or interests.

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Hikefarm wrote a review of on August 24, 2011

3 5

This pack is a great material! Impenetrable to H20! As a waterproof stuff sack this bag is great! This bag is so waterproof I think the manufactures are having trouble finding glue that will connect firmly to the material. The shoulder straps of the backpack have come unglued from the pack and so the backpack feature of this pack has become useless. I took one hike 13 miles with 25 or so pounds worth of gear and the plastic piece that the glue is holding onto the pack is sliding out as to make the shoulder straps fall off. Some advise to the manufacture, build a hard frame pack and put one of these packs in it!!! Also reinforce the bottom of the pack with some of the urban backpack material. It is important when keeping things dry that it wont rip when setting the pack down on the ground next to a school desk or in the dirt with sharp sticks!

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Hikefarm wrote a review of on August 24, 2011

1 5

This is a nice piece of equipment; it is semi breathable over time and this partly due to the fabric. The waterproofing is substantial enough to last over a year. The clipping system at the top of the pack is what turns me off about the pack. There is no buckle just a hook that slips into a pocket. This could be undone with a good bump in the road leading to your backpack opening up. For this reason I would not recommend this for bike commuters who want a waterproof backpack for commuting. This is what I got it for and it was just aggravating to deal with.

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