Lawson Bunch

Lawson Bunch

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

Lawson Bunch's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Paddling
Climbing

Lawson Bunch'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 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 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 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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Lawson Bunch wrote a review of on November 17, 2009

5 5

Very light weight. Keeps you comfortable in many temperature ranges. Has proven to be much more windproof than I would have originally guessed. I mean it is awesome. Look around about every other company has made a jacket that pretty much copies this one. Oh yeah and the shell is made from some recycled materials. Backed by Backcountry's guarantee and Patagonias you really don't have a good reason not to get one. Trust me worth the price but you can easily find a 20% BC code.

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Lawson Bunch wrote a review of on August 16, 2009

4 5

I wear a large in most Marmot jackets, like the Zeus, but a large in this was too small for my 6'4" frame. had to send it back. it was much lighter and much more compressible than i would have thought. it packed down really small when i put it in a package to send back. maybe next season it will work for me.

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