Jesse Russell

Jesse Russell

I live in Columbus GA so, Fdr state park, Flat Rock Park, Twin Chapel Powerlines, Chewlca

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Jesse Russell

Jesse Russell wrote a review of on January 8, 2013

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4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love this pad. I was opposed to use foam pads like this, cause of bad experiences with a few. This is a good pad, with a fair amount of comfort. I really like how much warmth it'll add to an inflatable pad. I also like to be able to carry this on the trail so I and my buddies can sit on it on a day hike for lunch. It is pretty tough, and can add support to some ultralight packs. I will buy another I think.

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Jesse Russell

Jesse Russell wrote a review of on January 8, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I think these are super durable, mostly waterproof, almost stylish , incredibly comfortable, decently breathable , fairly lightweight boots. I mostly water proof because, some boots that are in a different category are more waterproof. After using these for many miles, and daily use these boots have proven worthy. I have hiked through mud and ice for days. I have had them freeze, mud harden on them like a metapod, and have had salt water all over them. I have only had water breech the toes a few times. I highly recomend these, but if your a serious hiker you may want one more slightly nicer boot. I think for the average person these are great. Even for experienced hikers I'd say these are worth having.

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Jesse Russell wrote a review of on December 4, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

A friend of mine got one of these, and he tried to use it on a colder weather backpacking trip. After the first day we really stopped using this system and just used my msr dragonfire. Like stated before kinda small cup to melt snow, and doesn't work the greatest in cold weather,7-15*F, although works a hell of alot better than other canister type fuel stoves. It worked but was just alot of trouble. I think for the money, and for the purpose of cooking for multiple persons, this stove falls a little short in the winter months. So you know though in muggy, windy, wet, adn other poor conditions in 3 season backpacking this thing has been easier to use than my liquid stoves.

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Jesse Russell wrote a review of on December 4, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Good glove liner for mittens or soemthing. I like the rubbery spider web grip. I feel like it will eventually start to come off however. I think these are winners. I normally get a small or med and a med fits me well.

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Jesse Russell wrote a review of on December 4, 2012

3 5

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

I mean for emergency situations this would be the best thing you can get for about twenty dollars. I went tarp camping the other day and used it in mild rain. It kept my sleeping bag mostly dry. I put my sleeping pad inside it and used no ground cover to see how well it'd work. It worked, but not as good as an actually bivy meant to backpack in. It can get really sweaty in this thing in the rain, just so you know. Night temp was about 40, and I used an ultralamina 45 on the trip( i think). I had to unzip the bag to keep the temp right. Definately reflects some heat, is water proof, and wind proof. I will keep one in my day hike bag, just in case.

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Jesse Russell wrote a review of on December 4, 2012

5 5

I really enjoy this pack, after using it several times I'll tell you what I've found. The only problem I have with it is the location of the water bladder holder and that it is somewhat limited to which brands of bladders you buy. In really cold weather the heat from your back doesn't keep the water from potentially freezing. That being said most people don't go backpacking in sub freezing conditions often. I like the adjustment on the shoulder straps. If you have a body type like mine you need something much wider than other brands offer. This pack is very easy to adjust. It seems like you can fit more into than what it's rated for also. I like that I can bring tent, bag, clothes all it one thing for myself and someone else if I needed to. The hip belt and supports are so comfortable that it doesn't feel like it's as heavy as it is, even after miles and days. I was thinking of getting a dueter instead but I am extremely satisfied with this BackPack. Overall very very well built, for someone with a little wider, bulkier body type. I don't know how it'd do for someone that was slender.

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Jesse Russell wrote a review of on December 27, 2009

1 5

Sucks. Ok these gloves are super baggy. They make your fingers look like dog skin. As soon as I got them that same day the clip that holds the gloves together fell off. I really don't like these gloves at all. I'll be returning these. They seem super cheap. Considering you can get something for the same price that is way nicer.

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Jesse Russell wrote a review of on December 18, 2009

5 5

I'd let you punch me in the face if you didn't love this sleeping bag, but I know someone would just be like, I hate it, just to punch me in the face. Buy it, it's cheap, it's light, it compresses super small, and will keep you warm if it gets chilly and it's super comfy. I have used this on nights in the 30s with some clothes and it works. I have also just napped around the house in it, and taken it to 70s plus. I have a regular and I'm 5.5 hope this helps

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Jesse Russell wrote a review of on December 18, 2009

5 5

These are really comfortable and pretty warm. They are light so don't be expecting a ton of warmth from them. I have been wearing these with columbia omni-dry titanium rain pants and I have been super dry and warm. It's been raining like mad the last few weeks and about 35 or 40 outside. I tend to get chilly easy but these have done the job keeping me comfortable.

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