Ian Roberts

Ian Roberts

Ohio and Beyond

Ian's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Running
Climbing

Ian's Bio

Adrenaline junkie with a passion for all things adventure. WW Boating is my forte, however I am slowly transforming into an Adventure Racer and Fastpacker. Cant wait for my next big journey the 730 mile Grand Enchantment Trail in spring 2010!

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Ian Roberts

Ian Roberts wrote a review of on July 13, 2009

4 5

Not a bad shoe- i have been a die hard salomon fan for years and relied on the XA Pro 3D and figured that i would go up a level of quality to the XT Wings. The shoe is not too bad and i have not noticed any real differences between these shoes and the xa pros other than the price. They seem to have more cushioning on the heel and a bigger toe cap but comfort and durability is no different. i love salmon shoes because of the ability to put them on right out of thebox and be super comfortbale, however these are the first pair that i have owned that gave me a blister on the side of my foot. Pretty nice looking butmy next pair will be the tried and true XA Pros as they are awesome and have never failed me.

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Ian Roberts wrote an answer about on June 22, 2009

hey tom, you can easily fit a nalgene bottle in the side pockets- i do however recommend using a bladder to use in the pockets instead of a bottle because once it is empty, you can fold it down rather than having a bottle take up space and weight.

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Ian Roberts wrote a review of on June 8, 2009

4 5

I bought this filter when it was a PUR. It has done me well in the past and i am glad to have purchased it. I never experienced any clogging and it was easy enough to field maintain. I would recommend it as it is durable and the attachment works with a variety of tops. It is a bit on the heavy side and if you are weight conscious then this is not the water treatment system for you. I would recommend aqua mira. Anything with moving parts is bound to add a little bit of risk. great value for a nice filter.

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Ian Roberts wrote a review of on June 8, 2009

5 5

I have had two sizes of the dromedary for a number of years and am very impressed with the durability and functionability of it. When not in use it rolls up nicely and can be stuffed in your pack and not take up too much room- downside is that it is a bit on the heavy side. Pros are that this is a very versatile piece of equipment- you are able to use it as for water storage, a water bladder, fill it up and use it as a weight or a pillow, it can be used as a hydration system- fill it with snow or sand. The possibilities are endless. Cheap and durable!

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Ian Roberts wrote an answer about on May 22, 2009

warmth, style and plushiness i would give it a 9. Durability i would give it a 6-7, if you wear this thing out the plushiness loses loft and leaves ugly flat patches- especially on the elbows and once you wash it, it is a whole new- not so soft- jacket. I wore mine to death and it is still good as a beater jacket, be prepared to buy more than one if you want it to last.

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Ian Roberts wrote an answer about on May 22, 2009

It really just depends on your preference. I have both versions and I am finding that the pullover i tend to use more like a shirt and wear it to death and the jacket i use as a jacket to go over clothing. I personally like the jacket as it is easy on easy off for when you need to shed or add layers quickly, the pullover is nice as well with the thumb holes.

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