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Lawson Bunch

Lawson Bunch

Anywhere and everywhere, mostly midwest, I get out west when I can.

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Lawson's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Paddling
Climbing

Lawson's Bio

I have a beard...
I am a NOLS alumni...

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Lawson Bunch

Lawson Bunch wrote a review of on August 25, 2010

5 5

Best mix between a focused beam and traditional flood light. Mammut uses less Lumens and gets better quality light because they have superior optics, this translates into longer battery life and a better quality light than the other companies. additional bonus is that this works with their ambient light attachment which makes the headlamp double as a lantern.

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Lawson Bunch

Lawson Bunch wrote a review of on August 25, 2010

5 5

This belay tool is not technically auto locking but it comes pretty close. if you normally use an ATC it will take you all of 30 seconds to get used to this device. makes for really smooth lowering. This coming spring they are releasing a double version that you can use for rappelling. You cannot beat this device for the price.

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Lawson Bunch

Lawson Bunch wrote a review of on August 25, 2010

5 5

If you only want to get one soft shell this is the one you should get. With Gore Windstopper this jacket fends off wind and light rain like a champ. and with huge side zips for ventilation it is easy to dump heat after a long session of skinning or charging on the mountain bike. I have nothing bad to say about this jacket. stop hesitating and buy one.

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Lawson Bunch

Lawson Bunch wrote an answer about on March 25, 2010

The Laser is made using Schoeller's Nanosphere Technology which is a coating that gives it a really sweet surface that sheds dirt and water far better than anything on the market. The dryskin extreme wicks exceptionally well and even though it does not say it above I believe the Laser is still made with Schoeller's WB-400 softshell which is crazy durable. The Venta uses Windstopper which will block wind a bit better but otherwise material wise the Laser wins.

The Venta has pit zips, the Laser does not, although it does have two front pockets that can be used to vent (they work well for me at least)

Arcteryx has cool cuts or fits to their clothing but they have fallen behind on materials (they only use polartec and goretex) Now I mainly buy packs from them when they go on sale but nothing else. As far as jackets go anything from Mammut or Westcomb, or even some Marmot stuff will be better. Westcomb and Mammut are the only two companies really pushing the limits with new textiles and fabrics (such as eVent, C-Change, etc). Hope this helped you some.

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Lawson Bunch

Lawson Bunch wrote a review of on January 19, 2010

5 5

I have a few different softshells most of them are made with Polartec Power Shield which makes for a great softshell. But, Schoeller WB-400 with dryskin and a Nanoshpere coating make for something even better. Very durable very warm, this really is a cold weather only soft shell. I wore it on a hike in 18 degree weather with a light base layer and an icebreaker 260 underneath and actually overheated and had to shed a layer. I am 6'4" 220 and went with the XL. It is a very fitted piece that makes it just past the waistline. Get one.

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Lawson Bunch

Lawson Bunch wrote a review of on January 19, 2010

5 5

My other pack is an Arcteryx Acrux which is 70-80 liters so I was looking for something smaller for day and weekend trips. After a lot of research I decided on the Eiger 48. What an awesome pack. Streamlined design but still has a lot of very cool and usable features, whether you are in the mountains or hiking through the woods this is a great all around pack. I mean except for the lid being fixed and that there is not a feature specifically designed to hold a shovel I can't find a reason to complain. Very solid, very practical. It is all you ever hoped for in a pack.

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