Josh Nelson

Josh Nelson

Granite Peak in the Beartooth Wilderness; Maah Daah Hey Trail; Glacier National Park

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Joshua's Passions

Backpacking
Trail Running
Hiking
Mountain Biking
Sport Climbing

Joshua's Bio

Love going on trips that challenge me physically and mentally. You can learn so much about yourself and build lasting bonds on trips out in nature. Always remember that life is too short to be angry!

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Josh Nelson

Josh Nelson wrote a review of on January 11, 2012

5 5

I'm a college student and I couldn't find a backpack big enough to fit all of my books until I saw the Recon. It has a laptop pocket which I put my 13" apple in, has good back padding and is wicked comfortable. The side pockets are also perfect for fitting a nalgene bottle. It isn't waterproof so only take it hiking if you are positive it won't rain.

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Josh Nelson

Josh Nelson wrote a review of on January 8, 2012

5 5

I'm a Chemical Engineering student stuck in his senior year that has to pull many all nighters. Without my warm coffee in my Stanley Vacuum Bottle I don't think I would have survived last semester. With that being said I have never had it leak on me and I have drank warm coffee from it 12 hours after filling it. It was not steaming hot but still warm. The cup/lid holds 4 ounces of fluid as it can be filled 4 times before the bottle is empty. The elk design is also pretty rad!

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Josh Nelson wrote a review of on January 8, 2012

5 5

Used it on Froze to Death plateau this past August and it easily withstood 40 mph winds, sleet, rain and snow. I was kind of nervous that the tent wouldn't hold up but after 5 minutes in the storm I realized we were fine. Not a single drop of water inside the tent.....that goes for windy nights or calm nights. I could write a book to you about how well built it is and how easy it is to set up but I'll let the other posts on here do that. Might be a little small if you have two bigger people but we fit two 5'10" people in it comfortably. You won't regret this purchase.

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Josh Nelson

Josh Nelson wrote a review of on January 8, 2012

4 5

I'm 5'10" and 160 pounds with a smaller sized bone frame and this pack fit me fine. There are many adjustments and tweaks you can do to distribute weight and make it comfortable. I went on a 4 day backpacking trip in the Rockies with 55 pounds of gear and I thought the pack performed amazing. After about 30 miles my collarbone had a spot that was rubbed raw from the shoulder strap but that was more of me not wearing a thick enough shirt to protect myself. I found the pack to be much more comfortable than my old Kelty pack. I don't regret spending the money on this pack. Hope this helps!

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Josh Nelson

Josh Nelson wrote a review of on January 8, 2012

4 5

I haven't used mine yet but my buddy has this model. We used it on two backpacking trips in the Beartooth Wilderness and I liked it so much that I had to get one. On our most recent trip we filled four 3 liter camelbaks and two 2 liter packs and it took 10 to 15 minutes. When you're on a trip the last thing you want to do is sit around and pump water through a filter and thank God we didn't have to! Many people complain about leaks but we didn't have any problems.

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