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Jerimy Arnold wrote a review of on July 11, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After a season of racing on these, there is no disputing that these bindings are designed to cruise uphill. As others have pointed out, the downside is that grooves develop in the heel spring. Also, I needed to adjust the toe lock tension screw after the lever and lock bump have both shown some wear as well.

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Jerimy Arnold wrote a review of on July 9, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great lightweight aluminum crampons that give you the extra purchase needed in firm snow or refrozen corn. So light,they are barely noticeable. Stay off rocks and these guys will last a long time. They do include a wear indicator when worn enough to need replacement. They fit securely on Dynafit TLT5 boots.

The weight for these is incorrectly listed as 24.6 oz/pair when it is actually 350g (12.6 oz)/pair. As with the naming convention for most CAMP products, the weight is right in the product title!

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Jerimy Arnold wrote a review of on December 9, 2011

4 5

I received an X10M as a replacement for my X9Mi after extended use. The widely reported problem of the bezel separating from the watch seems to finally be resolved.

Battery life is greatly improved in this version and initial acquisition time is also much faster. I use this watch to log my track on trail runs, bike rides, and adventures in the mountains. I rarely lose GPS signal after waiting a few minutes for a good lock before starting out.

The one thing I hoped would change and have wanted since first getting an X9 is the ability to independently set the altimeter recording interval. It is fixed based on GPS recording interval. When I just want to record altitude (GPS off), the resolution of altitude recordings tend to under-report total vertical as I have already transitioned on the summit and started my descent before it ever gets a chance to record a data point at the summit.

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Jerimy Arnold wrote a review of on September 13, 2011

4 5

Lots of room to fit all the required gear for a day tour or light overnight to a hut. The shovel blade pocket is a great feature as well as the full side sleeve for shovel handle and probe. The daisy chains give lots of options for strapping gear to the pack. The one improvement I would like is a better ice axe attachment system. Even with the daisy chains, I haven't found a good way to attach the axe to the back of the pack. I prefer the way it is done on the BD Revelation.

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Jerimy Arnold wrote a review of on September 13, 2011

4 5

This beacon has a lot going for it and simplifies the search part of the rescue. It has a "Multiple Burial" light the comes on if it detects more than one transmitting beacon. Although you can't completely mask a beacon once found, using the "Special Mode" allows you to reduce the search angle and lock on to the second signal. In the end, what matters most with beacons is becoming comfortable with the one you own and lots of practice.

A longer initial acquisition range is the only improvement I would want.

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Jerimy Arnold wrote a review of on May 7, 2011

TLT5
4 5

These boots are super versatile. Remove the cuffs, tongue, and the velcro strap and you have a race boot. Put the tongue in and you can easily drive powder skis. The cuff articulation that is achievable in these boots allows for better walking and skinning.

The liners are thinner than traditional thermo-moldable liners. However, I did not notice colder feet as a side effect.

Everything about these boots is done well except the buckles. The upper cuff buckle sticks out when in walk mode. This is fine for mid-winter snow coverage but when walking on trails or boulder fields caution is advised. I have broken one and bent the other one. The lower buckle has a small spring that forces the buckle closed. After some use, the spring will wear through and actually keep the buckle open (when not under tension). This is purely a cosmetic problem as it doesn't hinder the use of the buckle.

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Jerimy Arnold wrote a review of on May 7, 2011

5 5

The quality of this bag is top notch. Very little down has been lost coming through the material. A few pieces worked their way out when stuffing the bag into the stuff sack when new.

The lightweight material seems fragile but I have yet to put a tear in the fabric after two years of use.

The temperature rating of 40F seems to be quite reasonable. Most of my use with this bag has been from spring to fall camping on a Therm-a-Rest Deluxe. If it is too warm, it does have a two-way zipper so you can vent by your feet without your core getting cool. I have used it in air temperatures down to 25F with just a single light layer on (sleeping in a non-heated hut in spring time on a thin mattress). Normally, I would not push the temperature limit of the bag that far if I were camping outside on the ground.

At 16oz and packing down to the size of a 1L Nalgene I hardly notice this in my pack.

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Jerimy Arnold wrote a review of on July 19, 2010

4 5

These gloves are thicker than what I would typically define as a liner. They have a nice soft fleece interior, leather in the high wear areas on the palm and index finger, and seem to be well made. As my hands tend to run a warm, I find them to be a little too warm for spring ski touring, but great mid-winter gloves when the temps are in the 20s. They can withstand snow quite well as long as it is not the heavy, wet stuff.

As others have said, the stitching is raised on the inside. I did not find this uncomfortable or to hinder their effectiveness.

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Jerimy Arnold wrote a review of on July 8, 2010

5 5

I have used this lantern around camp from winter camping trips in the mountains to car camping. It is so much more convenient not having to have a headlamp on at all times. I charge up the batteries before a trip and the lantern will easily last 3 or 4 days in the field. It also packs up pretty small.

The set of LEDs to tell you battery life is also handy, it just took me a bit to find it at first. Extend the lantern so just enough so that you can press the power button. The red, yellow, and green LEDs are near the top on the inside cylinder. It would be nice to be able to view the LEDs with the lantern fully extended, but this isn't enough to drop it from 5 stars.

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Jerimy Arnold wrote a review of on July 8, 2010

5 5

I wear a size 9 street shoe and went with a 40 in these shoes. I could have squeezed into a 39.5 if I wanted a more painful break-in period. After two months of use, I have not noticed much stretch. The sole is nice and stiff and there is extra rubber under the toe for longevity. Overall, the best shoe I have owned!

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