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Krispie wrote a review of on May 3, 2007

5 5

After hiking over 3,000 miles this year with the Atmos 50, I can attest to the quality and durability of the product. Like all Osprey packs, it takes a day or two to break in the shoulder straps, and then you’re good for a decade. I think it’s funny how outdoor gear sales people try to convince would-be customers that packs like this can’t handle the needs of extensive trips. Well, leave the canned food and the blue jeans at home and you’ll be fine. I love this pack. You get the best of the internal pack with the breathability of an external frame. If I could have any pack in the world, for long-distance hiking, it would be the Atmos 50 I already have. Sure it’s dirty and has a few small dental floss and duct tape patches, but the pack has no major issues and has treated me well. It's going to hike the CDT with me next year!

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Krispie wrote a review of on December 18, 2006

4 5

The other reviews are accurate. This jacket keeps you dry and packs up small. The only flaw I found is that after five months of intensive use (thru-hiking) the inside began to delaminate. Great over all. Durability wise... you'll need to buy a new one after using the PreCip every day on a long hike.

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Krispie wrote a review of on November 17, 2006

5 5

After hiking over 3,000 miles this year with the Atmos 50, I can attest to the quality and durability of the product. Like all Osprey packs, it takes a day or two to break in the shoulder straps, and then you’re good for a decade. I think it’s funny how outdoor gear sales people try to convince would-be customers that packs like this can’t handle the needs of extensive trips. Well, leave the canned food and the blue jeans at home, and you’ll be fine. I love this pack. You get the best of the internal pack with the breathability of an external frame. If I could have any pack in the world, for long-distance hiking, it would be the Atmos 50 I already have. Sure it’s dirty and has a few small dental floss and duct tape patches, but the pack has no major issues and has treated me well.

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Krispie wrote a review of on October 20, 2006

5 5

The driClime was the most essential piece of gear I carried this year on my PCT thru-hike. In the desert it kept me warm at night and insulated my water by day. From the Sierra north I used it almost every time I took a break. It has a great warmth to weight ratio. By my calculations a .87. Which is almost unheard of! It dries fast, differentiates you from a homeless person and offers more than I thought any jacket could offer.

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Krispie wrote a review of on October 17, 2006

4 5

Fitting three people in this "nest" would be quite a challenge. The center pole would fit approximately where the center occupant's groin would be. That being said, the Hex 3 nest is spacious for two. It’s great for sleeping out on moonless nights when the blood suckers or scorpions are on the prowl. I hiked over 2000 miles this year carrying it and don’t regret a mile. The tarp that fits over the nest is bomb proof. The nest is a necessary evil to long distance hiking in my opinion. Carry it (or something else), bathe in deet or don’t sleep. The choice is easy. I just wish go lite could develop a “liter,” less bulky version.

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