MalHavoc

MalHavoc

Appalachian Trail, Seneca Rocks, Coopers Rock, Tygart Lake, West Virginia

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MalHavoc

MalHavoc wrote a review of on February 7, 2011

5 5

TNF Venture is an excellent shell. Great for rain in the spring and summer and does a great job at blocking the wind. I typically wear this in the winter with a fleece layer underneath, and boy does it make a world of difference. When the wind chill factor is up, this thing keeps you significantly warmer. As for the specs, the hood is a good feature as far as adjustability goes. Primarily the hood. This piece allows you to adjust the hood to practically down to a small opening for your eyes, blocking out wind.

Although not that I will recommend and say that one needs to buy a size larger, but we warned that the sleeves are somewhat short. Possibly 1/2". Maybe I just have long arms.

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MalHavoc wrote a review of on July 23, 2010

5 5

This is the most comfortable harness I've had the pleasure of using. The reason being is that the straps are wider then most other harnesses. I am 5'10 165lbs and I chose medium. This is the most ideal size for my weight and build. The inner lining is built with super comfortable fleece and is extremely sturdy. The adjustable and clip release leg straps makes putting on the Bod like second nature. You really can't go wrong with this harness.

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MalHavoc wrote a review of on July 17, 2010

5 5

This bottle is the standard that all other water bottles are held to. No leaks and doesn't give you a funny taste in the water. The wide mouth for the 32 oz is especially nice on hot days when you just want to guzzle it quick and splash some on yourself to cool off. I dropped this thing on the concrete the moment I got it out of the box. I didn't care because why? Because its made of copolyester!!!

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MalHavoc wrote a review of on July 14, 2010

5 5

I purchased the M/L 3600cu inch pack. To start, I will say the amount of pockets is an impressive feature. There is a built in pocket for your rain cover. A water reservoir pocket that can accommodate a 3 liter camelbak (although if you have a larger weight load the weight will generally apply pressure to the camelbak and force water out from the mouth piece, due to the pocket being located right on your back behind the AirScape back panel. The best way to solve this is to get the CamelBak Ergo Hydrolock). This pack also includes two hip-belt pockets.

The size of my pack is certainly more than enough for a long 5 day hike on the Appalachian Trail. I can easily fit a compressed summer sleeping bag, 5 days of food, a change of clothing, water bottles, 32 oz nalgene bottle, 5lb 2 person tent, boots, maglite and multitool and zippo, climbing shoes, sleeping pad, stainless steel bowl with fork, spoon and knife a canister stove and toiletries all while feeling comfortable due to the virtually customizable and adjustable torso. Just remember though, it's not necessarily the amount of space in your pack, it's about how you pack it.

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