Bob Marshall Wilderness, Jewel Basin (GNP but rarely)
I have brand new backpack but the instructions assume the pack needs to be washed and follows as if the pack is wet. Do i need to rinse the pack before applying the Solarproof or can it be applied to a dry pack.
Trying his new shoes
I have tried each of the different FC 1-3 forms of this years model and the previous. Settled for the FC1 because it had he least pockets and i noted no difference in padding or comfort for me or my child by paying more. (I have not tried other carriers because Kelty is the only brand i can continently try at the small store in town.)
It carries children and not much else.
I do have two main complaints; the major one is the minimal padding for the adults comfort. I am an average man, 5 11" 156lbs and after 4 miles with my 25 pound son, my clavicles and iliacs hate me. When I put on a pack, I have come to expect the level of comfort offered me by an Osprey Argon 70 (or what ever you see as the grail of pack); this pack falls far short.
The second complaint is more of a note. The cargo pocket configurations will move the weight away from the core different from a traditional pack (out or down). Kid carries are not meant to carry much mass in the pockets. My balance was off for the first few times I had a water bottle and lunch back there. In addition, hydration compatibility would have been nice too, but a little work rigged a bladder in the mix fine.
Altogether is carries the kids great and they love it; bottom line, not for hours of fun just short trips
I was gifted this shirt of Christmas and wore it all last summer. It very breathable and keeps me dry while I am backpacking in the heat. I have used it as a towel in a pinch and it dries super-fast. Picture is at the look out on Cliff Lake in the Jewel Basin. It was 93F in the shade with a light southwest breeze and i was feeling great.
I have owned and used this jacket for 4 years now and have used it in all seasons (thermal layer in the winter). I use a winter coat rarely and do have to fall back to it if the temp gets too deep below 0 F.
I have to say I am not as happy as I have been in the past with TNF jackets the zipper is starting to go. If I sit down while the jacket is zipped, the bottom of the zipper will pop open. I still gave it four stars because for 90% of the time I can unzip the coat to sit down (because i am in side) and it has not impeded my use of the coat too much. The wind projection is awesome. I live in the prairie in MT and the regular 10-20 mph wind we get with cold (ave 40s to -20s with wind chill) fall and winter weather can't touch me. Picture is me about to showel otu my car
Just bought the pack and I want to know if I can (or need to) treat it to prevent dirt from grinding into the clean open pours of the new fabric. I have the Nikwax UV proof but the only other protectors they have are for waterproofing. I am not after waterproofing unless it will help protect the fabric. What product can you recommend to protect the new fabric?
If the belt has not seen the outdoors Osprey will do a component swap with you. It cost about 5 dollar and some change to send the large belt in and they send you a medium one free. (just to be sure you get the best one I would check the sizing at the local dealer and make sure they also can heat mold it too.) I took about two weeks for them to ship me a new one.
Can i use the unit without having to buy a subscription. i don't care if it 5 bucks a message or something not to crazy. i only go deep into the wilderness once a year for two weeks and don't like the idea of shelling out 100 a year to fire off messages home for two weeks. I have a PLB but i like the idea of sending updates to the worried wifes.
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