Justin Bonnette

Justin Bonnette

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Justin's Passions

Road Running
Backpacking
Camping
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Trail Running
Snowshoeing

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Justin Bonnette

Justin Bonnette wrote a review of on September 4, 2012

5 5

This is my first down bag so I cannot compare to others but I am blown away by this sleeping bag. Living in the Pacific NW I figured this DriDown would be the way to go for backpacking. Going over the bag I can find no imperfections in stitching or construction and seems extremely well made. Lining is really comfortable and the regular size fits me (5'11",175lbs) great with enough room to layer and not feel restricting. Packs down to minuscule size and weighs next to nothing in the pack. I have been comfortable sleeping in this in just my undies in mid 40's on top of my REI corelite 1.5 pad and think with a layer or two it would easily be comfortable down to 30. Camped in the rain for a few days in this inside a Alps Mountaineering tent w/ fly and didn't seem to soak up humidity or condensation and kept its loft. For the price I paid on Backcountry.com ($160 shipped) I am extremely satisfied with this bag so far.

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Justin Bonnette wrote a review of on September 4, 2012

4 5

Hiked about 20 miles in these so far in 70+ degree, high humidity weather and cannot complain. Much cooler then my other lightweight hiking socks (Smartwool & Fox River) and what little sweat builds up wicks away super quick once I am out of my boots. Only complaint so far is the discoloration of the bottoms that my Keen boots left on one pair of them. This does not seem to affect the function, just uglyfying the bottom of the sock.

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Justin Bonnette wrote a review of on August 5, 2012

5 5

After my first weekend outing with this pack I am in love. Much lighter and roomier then my Ogio laptop backpack I was using as my day pack. The external frame is neat and helps the pack keep it's shape even while not completely loaded. This could easily be used as a overnight-er and maybe even a weekender if going sans sleeping bag. I am 6', 180lbs and fit me great. Straps and belt are really comfortable and the water bottle holster works great for bear spray if you are using a reservoir for your hydration needs. I hiked 14 miles this weekend and gave me no trouble except a slightly damp back in the 80-90 degree heat. Here's what I carried each day, filled probably 70% capacity: shorts, extra shirt, rain jacket, extra socks, extra underwear, lg microfiber towel, headlamp, UV water purifier, extra batteries, multitool, adventure medical .7 first aid kit, handgun, bearspray, 2 days worth of "food", 3L water reservoir, and I still had room left over! I got this from Department of Goods for less the $60 shipped, amazing deal.

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Justin Bonnette wrote a review of on July 31, 2012

4 5

Got a few trips in with this pack in the PNW and it does everything I need it to. Super adjustable to make it fit you well, holds lots of stuff and stands up to use. It's a little heavy but that's to be expected at this great price point. I wish I did not have to buy the rain cover separate but it helps keep the price down for people that might not use it.

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