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Jason O wrote a review of on June 25, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This is my first glacier boot so I don't have a lot to compare it to. However, from what I know this seems far too comfortable to be real. I spent the last weekend exploring Mt. Shasta and practicing various mountaineering techniques in them without even breaking them in first.
Decided to do the approach to base camp in them and had no problems whatsoever, I think they're even more comfortable than my hiking boots. They performed flawlessly with crampons on snowy slopes and kept my feet nice and warm in the high winds and sleet we had.

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Jason O wrote a review of on January 26, 2011

5 5

I bought my first pair of Darn Tough socks up in Burlington Vermont and fell in love with them immediately. These socks are great whether you're hiking wet trails in the spring, hot and dry stuff in the summer, or snowshoeing in a couple feet of snow; my feet are always happy. I bought a second pair off Backcountry a couple weeks ago and got a pair for my fiancé as well.
My recommendation: get these socks, you don't want to miss out on Darn Tough (or their lifetime guarantee).

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Jason O wrote a review of on July 26, 2010

5 5

I love my pocket rocket, take it with me all the time. It's small, simple, durable, and backed by MSR...good enough for me. I would highly recommend this stove to anyone looking for something relatively cheap and reliable. Haven't given it a shot in any kind of cold yet though...we'll see how that goes down in the next few months though.

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Jason O wrote a review of on July 26, 2010

5 5

The MSR Hubba Hubba is great. It goes up super fast and basically weighs nothing at all (it might even make your pack a little lighter by adding it). Have dual vestibules is great, each is plenty big enough to hold my 65 liter pack and still have room for boots and entry/exit.
Haven't tested it in heavy rain yet but the only way I knew it was raining lightly on us up in the White Mountains this summer was by hearing it.
Speaking of hearing, the silent zippers are great too if you want to sneak out in the morning without waking someone up (as long as they're tired!)

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Jason O wrote a review of on July 26, 2010

4 5

This is a good conversion for your MSR bladder. The on/off function of the valve is great (especially if you're like me and have, on more than one occasion spilled a great deal of water all over your gear in the trunk). The only thing I don't like is the plastic-y taste of the water that comes through the hose. But I have never had a hydration kit without this issue.

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