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KenWP

KenWP

Washington's Cascades and Olympics

KenWP's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Snowshoeing

KenWP's Bio

Tech guy who does his best to get lost in the wonderful wildness of the Pacific Northwest. Hiking, backcountry camping, snowshoeing, skiing....

KenWP

KenWP wrote a review of on January 28, 2014

Just what I was looking for!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I have a 23lb Boston Terrier who I want to feel more comfortable on the cold days we go snowshoeing and hiking. I like the chest protection, and after several hours on the snow and temps that ranged from 19-40 degrees F, he was doing fine. When I took it off, it was dry, including the stretchy chest fabric.

A note on sizing: His girth is 22", so I opted for the Small size. It was too long under his belly and would interfere with urination. If you have a male dog who is big in the chest and short in the body, this might be an issue for you, too.

So I returned it and got the XS and it's a snug but very good fit. No chafing or rubbing and it stays put. The zipper is a little difficult to get started, especially with cold fingers, but once it's zipped up, it's very secure.

So far, no issues at all. Very pleased with this. If over time I see an issue, I'll report back.

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KenWP posted an image about on June 11, 2013

Great pack, great fit.

Been out with this pack three times now, logged about 20 miles. I have a fit 20lb. Boston Terrier, and the XS size fits him perfectly. No chafing, no problems at all. He's been through streams, in lakes, up and down boulders, mud, brush, you name it, that pack can take it. It only took him about five minutes to get used to it, too.

The handle comes is great for lifting him over the few obstacles he can't deal with.

I usually put his leash, some dog food, and a rain fleece in it. Sometimes water if there is no water source on the trail. A couple of times I have had to put a small rock in it to level it out. Never more than 2-2.5 lbs at the most, tho.

I have also put it over a fleece that he needs in cold weather, and it works just as well.

Highly recommended!

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KenWP wrote a review of on January 8, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Used it to sleep on a sofa; I will get it out on the trail come warmer weather. I bought this as a lighter and roomier option to my 0-degree mummy and I'm very pleased with it. I really appreciate the extra room.

It seems well-constructed and I was able to compress it down to a small bundle.

More as I field test it...

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KenWP wrote a review of on January 2, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I have had this jacket for about 2.5 weeks now and have gone snowshoeing twice and had two days of skiing in Whistler.

The Bombshell exceeded my expectations. With a single baselayer, I was very warm and had no leaks or problem areas. Traveling up the lift to the top of Blackcomb was very windy and cold (around 15F), and I was comfortable.

My only very minor gripe is that I had my phone and camera in the outer breast pockets and my sweat condensed on both devices. I wonder if there is a way to make those pockets less moisture-prone yet still not lose any insulation performance.

I love all the features, too. The Medium fits perfectly on my 162lb 5'9" frame.

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