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Mathematix

Mathematix

AK

Mathematix's Passions

Hiking & Camping

Mathematix's Bio

Gear nerd obsessed with being in the mountains as much as possible.

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Mathematixwrote a review of on June 25, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This thing has the look of heavy duty water resistance, but in reality the rain will drip off for awhile, but after 15-20 minutes things inside start to see some moisture. The pocket on the top flap is where I'd put my wallet/phone/keys when hiking, but that seems to be the least water resistant spot. I ended up using it more as a travel bag for flying, but without side pockets for beverages that got annoying too. It's definitely built solid & can take some abuse, I just feel like there's some fundamental design flaws here for what it is.

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Mathematixwrote a review of on June 25, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Stylish, great for fishing, the chromapop polarization is noticeable - not hugely noticeable, but noticeable - over regular polarized glasses. If you have a good pair of polarized glasses probably not worth springing for the upgrade, but if you are in need, definitely worth the purchase.

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Mathematixwrote a review of on June 25, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If I'm flying someplace and going to be carrying on gear, this is the rod to take. Also use it for backpacking on less manicured trails where I don't want the added length of a 4 pc rod sticking out. The rod itself works great, there are a few things missing from higher end rods but once you have a fish on the line you don't notice those things :)

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Mathematixwrote a review of on January 16, 2012

5 5

Love this belt. It's like the iphone of belts, when you're used to a brick phone that barely fits in your pocket. Try these while you're out riding just once - you won't go back. Gives while you're riding so you don't feel constricted but still keeps your drawers up at a respectable height. At $22 you can't go wrong. You buy now.

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Mathematixwrote a review of on September 7, 2011

3 5

The light weight of this tent along with a couple solid reviews led me to purchase this for an 8 day backpacking trip in Wrangell St Elias...Have used 3 season tents for years while backpacking in AK and have never had an issue. Not so with this tent. The fly design means you have to have 8 guy lines fully staked out to not have the fly touching the tent, which even though doesn't necessarily keep moisture from the inner tent. And even if this tent is fully staked out it doesn't do great at handling wind...the wind goes under the fly & through the tent, which is noisier than other tents I've owned, and results in the tent poles flexing a good bit. Our seventh night in this tent the wind actually caused one of the poles to bust in half, collapsing our tent at 4am, and the bent pole tearing a large hole in the fly. I'm sending the tent back to Big Agnes to see what/if they'll cover the damage. This tent would work great for ideal summer weather camping, and I applaud Big Agnes for going super light, but this tent is not cut out for wet, windy, or cold weather, at all.

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Mathematixwrote a review of on July 25, 2011

5 5

Smaller, lighter, & faster, with plenty of little design upgrades from the previous version. Feels as solid as the previous version, which I've had for 6 yrs of abuse and is still working fine. Heats water much faster, love the added regulator. Inside of the jetboil has graduated marks, along with the cup on the bottom. Cup on the bottom has a twist movement to get it on/off which seems more solid. I've only had it out for a few backpacking trips this summer but so far am super happy with the upgrade.

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Mathematixwrote a review of on March 22, 2011

5 5

Most packable & breathable snowpants I've ever had...vents are sweet, they're waterproof, and on warm days you wouldn't need to wear tights under these either. Also have a bit more style than any of the other pants that are aimed at the backcountry/touring market, but not so baggy they drag on the ground or look cheesy. Buy these pants / Pretend you're Marlon Brando.

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Mathematixwrote a review of on January 21, 2010

5 5

Bomber binder. Great for resort, sidecountry, and day tours. Anyone complaining about weight or how these tour - the duke is exactly what they marketed it as, a burly resort binder with limited touring capabilities. If you want something lighter or that strides better get a real A/T setup. I love mine, have them mounted on pmgear lhasa's with dynafit titans. Not the lightest setup but for the skiing I do (80% resort/ 20% touring) it works great.

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Mathematixwrote a review of on July 13, 2009

5 5

Got one for my dog, and he's put it through its paces. Probably over 20 hikes now with it, a couple being 3-4 day trips and the pack has held up great. Pack sits right in place on the dog without moving around, even when my dog starts jumping around and going into play mode.

Only thing that could be better is making this thing waterproof for the stream & river crossings, but some waterproof duct-tape on the bottom has done the trick for me so far.

Either way great pack. My dog gets excited just seeing me pull it out of the closet now.

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