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Len Mann

Len Mann wrote a review of on May 23, 2010

5 5

I am a shorter guy ( 5'6" ) and I got this pad for me because the women's model has a higher R-value then the men's version does and I didn't need the extra length. I have only had the chance to use it in temps down to the low 30's, and I compared it to my Big Agnes insulated pad which weights about the same. ( 1oz. difference ) I slept the first half of the night with the B/A and then switched over to the Therm-a-rest for the last half until 7am. The Therm-a-rest was definately warmer! Usually the very early morning is your coldest time, yet I was warmer then with the Therm-a-rest then at 1am with my insulated Big Agnes. Yes the B/A is longer 72" but like I said if you can fit into the women's version I would definately recomend going with it. It's the WARMEST 2" pad I've found, that packs small and doesn't weight a lot.

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Len Mann wrote a review of on April 3, 2009

3 5

This is in my opinion a great 3 1/2 season tent. It is very light weight and roomy and has a decent vestibue. My issue with this tent is that it has mesh doors and windows with no nylon zippered closures.I had to return it do to the fact that if it's used during a snowy time that snow will get blown in thru the mesh. The tent's vestibue is designed to prohibit this, however I have used many tents in the winter here in Alaska and I always have snow blown in under the vestibue and up against the tent. I was looking for a light weight 3 or 4 person tent that was a trus 4 season tent. I exchanged this for a North Face V-25 3 person tent and I'm very pleased with it. For the record Backcountry was very helpful getting me the exchange that I wanted and didn't even charge me for shipping on my exchange. I will definately do business with them again.

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Len Mann wrote a question about on February 12, 2009

Hi, I am going on a mountain goat hunt in Alaska where I live. I am wanting to buy a bivy that I can pack with me in the event that I get stuck on the mountain OR need to spike camp for a couple three days. I can expect rain and/or snow that time of year and want a bivy that I will not get soaked in. Do you think this would work for me or is there something else that you would reccomend. I am also looking for a sleeping bag liner that I can use in conjunction with my Big Agnes 0 degree bag. I will also be wanting to carry the liner with me in case I get stuck on that mountain to use with the bivy. Thank you in advance for your help, Len Mann

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