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Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith

SW Michigan + anywhere else I can get to.

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Backpacking
Camping
Mountain Biking
Paddling

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Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith wrote a review of on May 22, 2009

5 5

This is a superb microfilter. Packs well, the quick connects are a nice feature, and the water tastes just fine. You even get to give your arms a little work out to boot. I've used this filter in Lake Michigan and had no icky problems with my innards, so I definitely trust in this filter. Smallest gripe I had was the re-sealable bag it came with to separate your input and output hoses ripped the moment I got it. Oh well, that's what ziplock bags are for!

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Joseph Smith wrote an answer about on May 17, 2009

By itself, no. Use Yakima's Car Rack Configurator to find out what you'd need. Most likely you'd need the Universal MightyMount. But there are better options in my opinion, like the Forklift, for using factory bars.

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Joseph Smith wrote a review of on May 13, 2009

5 5

I likey the Boa. It is small, simple to use, more versatile, more aerodynamic, less ugly than trays, and oodles cheaper too. If you trust your face to the front wheel cam locks when you are riding around on your bike, no reason not to trust the same concept when it is attached to your roof. I have not used on any extended long distances yet, and actually have not even broke 60 mph yet(have not needed to yet), but so far has held up real nice. It is also a lot quieter sans bike than a tray as well. Installed on 07 GMC Envoy. Muy bueno!

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Joseph Smith wrote a review of on April 28, 2009

4 5

I dig this helmet. Have had it since fall of '08 and although haven't had the misfortune of testing it's durability, I think it will do just fine. I mountain bike with a mix of trail and road. I like this style over "The Navigator" space ship looking helmets. Vents are adequate. I have a size 7 3/8 to 7 1/2 inch head(as far as fitted hats are concerned) and I bought the Large. After mixing and matching the available foam padding inserts I was able to find a nice, comfy fit. Overall, this is one pretty cool helmet.

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Joseph Smith wrote a review of on March 26, 2009

4 5

A great light that I've been using since summer of '08. Fits well and is quite comfortable. Works great around camp and is right on the border of being useful for night hiking. Only negative I have is it's claim for being water-resistant. Although I haven't had the great fortune of using it in any type of rain, there is no type of weather seal around the battery opening and I have doubts of it's ability to keep moisture out effectively. Still recommending though for sure.

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Joseph Smith wrote a review of on March 23, 2009

5 5

I have had this bottle for going on 6 or 7 months now and have enjoyed every sip. Very durable bottle, only has a few dings from drops. Fits very well in my mountain bike water bottle cage. I don't get the metallic taste other reviewers note. I use the sport top for easy drinking while riding, which I recommend if you ride. If you like quite drinking with the sport top, avoid, as the air intake can be quite noisy when sucking down some H2O. If there's anything to complain about this bottle, it's the print on the bottle washes off very easily. Only an occasional annoyance as sometimes I forget how many ounces the bottle holds. Over all, I dig!

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Joseph Smith wrote a review of on January 26, 2009

5 5

Abbie has only had the pack for a couple weeks, so haven't gone on any hiking trips yet to fully utilize it's packing ability. But she has been running around in the snow with it on just to get a feel for it. Started letting her run without any weight in it and the saddle packs tended to flip up and over to the other side, causing the whole pack to shift to one side of the body. The packs are not connected to the harness along the bottom, so it would certainly do this without any weight in them. Added some weight to each side and has been working great since.
As other reviewers have noted, these packs do run larger then advertised. Measurements show my dog to go with a large, but heeded the advice from others and purchased a medium. Pack fits wonderfully so far.
Pack appears to be rugged and durable with solid stitching. The water bladders seem to be a bit flimsy but haven't had a chance to use them yet. Definitely recommend this pack for your pup.

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