Jody Conant

Jody Conant

Maine to Florida

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Jody's Passions

Backpacking
Camping
Hiking
Alpine Skiing

Jody's Bio

Live in Vt, go to school in ME trying to plan a AT thru hike as I graduate college.

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Jody Conant

Jody Conant wrote a review of on August 28, 2012

4 5

Pros:
Light weight
Good Construction
Can cook anything in them
Easily balances on a whisperlite.

Cons:
Handle heats up making it impossible to switch from one pot to the other fast.
The big pot is not non stick. This make no sense to me why you would want one to be non stick and the other not to be?
Cups are pretty much a waste of space. I took them out and put my stove in that space.

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Jody Conant

Jody Conant wrote a review of on August 28, 2012

4 5

Pros:
Huge, space for all of my stuff and some of my girlfriends.
Secure... well designed frame and strap system.
Comes with rain cover which is a must have.
Solid Construction

Cons:
Needs more pockets, forces you to combine items in to 1 main pockets, 1 bottom sleeping bag pocket, 1 large brain, and 2 side pockets. I would love a pocket or two on the hip belt or at least one more smaller to keep your little stuff easily accesible and not hidden underneath your large items.
Non detatchable brain: my girlfriend has a very similar pack and hers has a detachable brain for a day pack which is an awesome option and saves her from having to turn a dry sac into a day pack which is what I do.

Straps: Personally I'm not a huge fan of the material that the straps are made out of, they are slightly abrasive and could be improved.

Overall, I am happy with the product I got, especially for the price I paid.

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Jody Conant

Jody Conant wrote a review of on August 28, 2012

4 5

This is a great bag for anyone who sleeps better in cooler environments. I have yet to test it out in 20 degree temps but it got down to 39 last time I used it and I still unzipped it and slept just half covered. Seems to be made pretty well, occasional zipper hang up as with any sleeping bag, but for the price I am happy the product. I do occasionally get annoyed with the velcro strap at the top of the zipper, as it traps me in sometimes in the middle of the night.

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Jody Conant wrote a review of on August 28, 2012

5 5

The whisperlite is a great product that I would point everyone towards. Its not the lightest but the little extra weight makes it sturdy and not feel cheap like some of the others. Sure it could pack down a little smaller but what in your pack couldn't? It's very fuel efficient and easy to use, you will always bring more fuel then you need. The one thing I would watch out for is the plastic threads on the pump... be careful not to strip them when attaching the pump to the fuel can.

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