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JY Pikulik wrote a question about on November 10, 2011

Wondering about the insulation. This website says Primaloft Eco (which, I believe, was true last year; and the year before it was Primaloft one, I think). But I think that this year it's Thermicmicro. Can anyone confirm?
Also, mine came without a stuff sack (I bought it in a store). Can someone confirm having actually bought this and it coming with a stuff sack? Thanks.

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JY Pikulik wrote a review of on August 5, 2010

3 5

You gotta be very serious about weight saving to get this system. I am, and no regrets, but it sure would be nice to have the non-stick finish of the Quick 2 set.
A second pot isn't usually useful (and in fact, it might be possible to buy it separately and fit it in here, not sure) and if you remove it from the quick 2 set, the mass difference is marginal.
Other than that, a terrific set, though. The strainer lid is useful.
I wonder if the cups could have been lighter. When immersed (e.g. to wash), water gets between the insulator (not removable) and the metal cup, which makes me worried as to the long term effect of water there. Time will tell.

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JY Pikulik wrote a review of on June 16, 2010

4 5

Just got these. Here's what I can say so far:
-Get them 0.5 size (US) larger than your usual size.
-They get pretty hot, but tolerably so.
-Gore-tex membrane.
-They ride a little high. I occasionally find shoes that rise up and hit my malleolus (that bony bump on either side of your ankles). These ones do that to me. This probably has more to do with my own foot dimensions, so if you never tried on a shoe that hits your malleolus I wouldn't worry about this.

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JY Pikulik wrote a question about on April 11, 2010

So I understand that the outer pockets are not 100% water proof.
What about the main compartment? Can it withstand go through a swim in the rapids and keep the stuff inside 100% dry?
Thanks in advance!
P.s. I'm having a hard time getting a consistent answer to this question. Any paddlers on backcountry.com?

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JY Pikulik wrote a question about on April 9, 2010

Hi. I'm still wondering whether it is more waterproof than the Naos...

I'm looking for a whitewater drybag / hiking pack combo.

Right now, I paddle with a 115L seal line pro drybag and I have an 80L Bora for the winter. Both are too big for many trips and I'd like a solution that'll be both my summer hiking bag and my dry bag. I basically would like a hiking back that withstands my occasional (getting rarer) swims in rapids and keep 100% dry (it's cold at night in the spring up here).

Am I looking at the wrong bags? Or could one of the Naos or Arrakis do?

Thanks in advance!!!

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JY Pikulik wrote a question about on April 7, 2010

Can the outer fly hold up on the poles without the tent?

Can you use the outer fly and poles (without internal tent) as an ultra light shelter?

Can you pack up the tent in the rain (unclip it from the pole) under the cover of the fly while the fly remains standing?

Normally you can do this with clip-on tents (tents don't have sleeves for the poles, but rather clips, like this one), but being that this tent is not freestanding, I'm not sure how this would work. What exactly needs to be pegged for the tent to stay up?

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JY Pikulik wrote a question about on April 6, 2010

Hey,
I'm looking for a winter tent, but I'd like whatever I buy to also be a suitable replacement for my now-ripped summer tent as well. Can I reasonably expect to find a tent that performs well in both conditions and still be small and light? And if yes, is this the one?

I like what I'm reading here, but I'm wondering whether a single-wall tent can be any good in rain conditions.

Thanks

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