Isaac Rogers

Isaac Rogers

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Isaac's Passions

Camping
Backpacking
Trail Running
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Alpine Skiing
Mountaineering
Sport Climbing
Bouldering

Isaac's Bio

I like to be out trekking, climbing, sailing, kayaking, diving, or playing sports. I like to be prepared with the new gear.

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Isaac Rogers

Isaac Rogers wrote an answer about on January 4, 2013

johndiggity is wrong on a couple things here. Only the Atom LT has Polartec fleece side panels, the SV is all Coreloft. Also the cuffs on the Patagonia are not hook and loop they are elastic just like the Arcteryx options.
Now my two cents is that this jacket is essentially a perfect copy of the Atom SV with the loft of the Atom LT in a package that can be had for half the price. Having owned all these synthetics and more I can suggest that if you want more loft than this don't waste your money on the Atom SV go with a 100g Primaloft One jacket like the First Ascent Igniter or a marmot/montbell synthetic.

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Isaac Rogers wrote a review of on March 25, 2012

4 5

I'll start off by saying that this is a very well constructed pack. Far better build quality than high end brands like Arcteryx. However, this extreme attention to details and use of only the sturdiest materials makes the backpack quite hefty for its size. A pack this heavy should at least be water resistant and this one is not. The pack is clearly built for ski touring. The pocket that is visible on the front of the backpack is filled with excess TPU coated webbing, which is a very cool material but unless you are hauling skis the outer pocket filled with the webbing and the haul point are virtually useless. The osprey kode packs have a much simpler, lighter, and more effective haul system for skis so if you want a ski touring pack I do not suggest this one. Also I wish this pack had a pack cover since it is not waterproof and snow and rain will easily leak into the pack and stay there since there are no drainage points. Despite this criticism I definitely respect peak performance for their attention to detail and fine craftsmanship. The backpack is quite comfy, rides very well, and carries a bunch of gear.

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Isaac Rogers wrote a review of on March 23, 2012

5 5

This is hands down the warmest, lightest, comfiest pad in its weight class. Sure the downmat 9 is much warmer, but it also weighs more than twice as much. The valves are well made and the fabric of the pad is durable for the weight. The thickness of this air mattress seems too good to be true when considering the weight and it packs down smaller than any full length pad. This pad is magical and works for everything but winter camping.

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Isaac Rogers wrote a review of on March 23, 2012

5 5

For the majority of situations this bag works perfectly. The fill makes it comfortable in all but the coldest winter weather and the shell sheds condensation like no other bag in its class. It's not fully waterproof and that is a good thing because fully waterproof bags are much heavier and when the only water you are trying to shed is condensation it works perfectly. I used to have the non EQ helium and the shell was much thinner and condensation would ruin the loft on long treks. The EQ version fixes both of these problems and is all around a more sturdy feeling bag. Definitely worth the extra cash over the original.

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Isaac Rogers wrote a review of on March 23, 2012

5 5

There really is no reason why this shouldn't be the first tent you grab for. This tent is very roomy for two people and can squeeze three people. Even as a one person it works very well because it is so lite. The primary benefit of this tent is that it is a freestanding double walled three person at the weight of a single walled three person and even some single walled 2 person tents. The materials are thin but hold up well in the rain and for a tent this lite it is conveniently freestanding. The poles are well designed; however, the tent is clearly no built for high winds.

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Isaac Rogers wrote a review of on March 23, 2012

5 5

These are the best pants I have ever tried. However, keep in mind that they are a very athletic fit, if you want them to be a bit looser size up. They fit close to the skin but are extremely comfortable, I forget I am wearing them when I have them on. They are conveniently water resistant and extremely breathable and sweat wicking. I haven't tested them in high speed winds but they are resistant to mild winds and don't blow around and billow out because they fit so well. The reinforcement around the knees and ankles is well thought out and will surely increase the life of the pant. The pockets are terry cloth lined and are perfect for hand warming. The waist is very adjustable with elastic, a belt, and a velcro snap and zipper. Overall this is a perfect pant for most any activity from lounging to high output adventure sports and climbing.

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Isaac Rogers wrote a review of on July 3, 2011

5 5

This layer is perfect for skiing and other cold weather activities that require face and neck protection and breathability. This is much better than a balaclava since it can be zipped down the chin when full protection is not needed. The material is typical powerstretch with an interesting blend of nylon. The fit is very slim, this is the only garment that I had to size up in. Overall I can not imagine a better midlayer than this one here.

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Isaac Rogers wrote a review of on July 3, 2011

5 5

I must say the last review was pretty accurate. I got the black color in a small and it fits perfectly, I am 5'11", 30" waiste, 37" chest. I really love all the features on this synthetic, in fact I returned the arcteryx atom sv for this jacket. In addition to being $150 cheaper, this jacket is just as warm, fits better, has more convenient pockets, and the hood is just as nice. As said by the previous reviewer, this jacket is super warm and the insulation is very strong and lofty. This is my go to jacket for most of the year, it is super wind resistant and warm without being large or puffy. There is a large net stash pocket on the inside, two hand warmer pockets that are terry lined, and an inner and outer chest pocket. This jacket can store everything you need! The fit is better than all other synth jackets that i have tried. Get this!

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Isaac Rogers wrote an answer about on July 2, 2011

I didn't go with that tent but I have had the Fly Creek UL2 and have both the Fly Creek UL3 and the Seedhouse SL3 right now. The main benefit of the Fly creeks is that they are quite a bit lighter. However I have found that the seedhouse models have more durable fabric although the poles are of poorer quality. But keep in mind that the seedhouse is quite a bit cheaper. Another advantage of the seedhouse sl2 over the flycreek ul2 is that it is freestanding while the ul2 is not.

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