Ohio and Beyond
25 miles in and feeling good
stick with the xa pros- these shoes are not a good step up
they ae a good shoe but DO need to be broken in, these are the first salmons i have had that have given me a blister.
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.
definately a great pack to bring on trips- just got back from costa rica and it is the perfect traveling companion on and off the plane.
definitely large, i am 5'7" and have a medium- a large would be way too much for me and i think too small for you. when in doubt buy both and just return the one that doesnt fit- backcountry has a great return policy
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.
it is charcoal that has dried out- your safe though.
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.
nope, you are safe my friend!
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!
designed to be loose fitting
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.
there really isnt a specific shell designed for the monkeyman, the jacket is designed to work with a variety of shells as a layer underneath- it does not zip in at all. You can find nice mountain hardwear shells if this is your brand.
looks greenish but it is indeed a grey color
ya, they change the name of the colors each year- it is essentially exactly the same
i would say that the black and grey are the best looking, however the blue is the best selling color as it is always discounted and usually the cheapest
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.
Just colors, this jacket has pretty much remained unaltered- i do hear that thumb holes may be in the works which would be nice.
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