KB-in the SLC

KB-in the SLC

"This is the place" Utah

KB-in the SLC's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Climbing

KB-in the SLC's Bio

Don't let my picture fool you, I'm actually pretty good looking... this is just a case of bad lighting.

KB-in the SLC

KB-in the SLC wrote a review of on September 18, 2008

4 5

So far so good with this tent. It is nice and light, making it great for fair weather, 3-season duty. I doubt it would hold up in a blizzard, but then again, thats not what it was made for. The rain fly material does a good job at beading off moisture. If you are looking for a good overnight/weekend hiking tent, the Vector 22 is a great choice. Setup and takedown is a breeze, and the floor plan is enough for my 6'1" length. Perfect tent for the casual outdoor venturer.

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KB-in the SLC wrote a review of on September 18, 2008

5 5

I'm writing this on behalf of the wife... she has been very happy with this bag thus far. We have been hit by some very cold nights recently, and she has been nice and cozy in the Marmot Trestles 15. The bag is very well constructed with solid seams, tough zippers, and good fabrics. I highly recommend this bag for 3 season use, you won't be disappointed.

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KB-in the SLC wrote a review of on September 16, 2008

5 5

Sure, you can get a better pack for 3 times the money, but this one does the job just fine while leaving cash in the budget for other essentials. The various fabrics are nice too, between the water tight top flap, the highly elastic side pockets, and the easy access sleeping bag compartment, this pack is well built. It carries comfortably as well; I have a "large" for me (6'1"- 165 lbs), and a "medium" for my wife (5'2"- 105 lbs). I load mine up to around 40 lbs, and hers to about 30 lbs. Both of us are very comfortable with it. Highly recommended for overnighters and light weekenders.

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KB-in the SLC wrote a review of on August 5, 2008

2 5

Well, I was happy at first about the nice stainless bottle. However, on my first outing with these, the plastic part on the cap popped off while I was holding the bottle through the loop. The bottle dropped on the ground and now has a big dent on the side. These are supposed to be made for hanging the bottle by a carabiner, but after looking closer at all 4 bottles I purchased, they are not strong enough to hold a full bottle by the loop. Considering the high price of these bottles, they should be built better.

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KB-in the SLC wrote a review of on June 12, 2007

4 5

Good job on the water removal system in the soles. Nice grip on rocks and soil. However, they could be a bit more comfortable on the bottom of my heel. I can somewhat feel the metal screen beneath the thin insert pad. Nonetheless, I wore them all day while hiking through rivers and canyons in Moab without any blisters.

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KB-in the SLC wrote a review of on January 4, 2007

4 5

I use these liners under the Dakine Viper Gloves for biking in the winter. Its perfect down to about 0 degrees Celsius. Below that temp, they tend to get a little cold... When they say "lightweight", what they mean is ultralight. They are almost translucently thin when stretched over your hand. Its nice for wicking moisture, adding a hair of extra warmth, and preventing blisters (for you ice climbing types). If you are seeking lots of warmth, you might want a thicker model.

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