Matthew

Matthew

AZ - Rim Country

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Matthew wrote a review of on May 1, 2013

4 5

Purchased off SAC for 60 bucks and used three times so far. I've noticed some complaints about the zipper getting snagged, but haven't had that issue myself. I live in AZ but wanted a good colder weather bag and this does the job just fine. I'm 6'4" and an "athletic" 240 lbs and fit into the long comfortably. Only complaint is the lack of compression, but that's what happens when you buy a 20 degree synthetic bag and have no choice but to purchase the longer sizes. I'll probably be looking for a lighter, more compressible bag in the near future for backpacking trips, but this is a good bag for somebody just getting started or who plans on mostly car camping and doesn't require a super light, compact bag.

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Matthew wrote a review of on May 1, 2013

5 5

Picked this up about a month ago and been more than impressed. Main use is boiling water (obviously) but the JB Flash does it well. I'm guilty of timing every use and have consistently been able to bring 16oz to a boil under 2 minutes each time. Great even for car camping if you're not ready to start up a fire - but ideal for backpacking with the all-in-one, lightweight design. Yeah it costs a little more than some of the other stoves out there but it's super efficient and saves you the hassle of buying separate pieces and attempting to stuff them in your pack one at a time. Highly recommended.

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Matthew wrote a review of on April 6, 2013

5 5

Just got this last week and let me tell you, it holds water like nothing else. I take it to work with me every day to hold water in style while helping save the environment by cutting back on plastic cup use. Plus with the Backcountry logo, your coworkers will know that you go on serious adventures when you aren't stuck in the office. Get one!

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Matthew wrote a review of on March 28, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I'm new to the backpacking game, but the Terra 65 seems to have been an excellent choice for my first backpack. Used on two trips and I have been impressed with the durability and fit. I'm 6'4"/240 and the M/L fits well enough to get the job done and hasn't caused me any problems thus far. Aesthetically, it's a good looking, clean pack that I feel comfortable taking on even a weekend vacation.

As you can read here and elsewhere, yes, the sleeping bag compartment is smaller than you'd probably guess. Being new, I have a larger synthetic bag (MH Pinole 20) that kinda/sorta/barely fits without a compression bag. And yeah, there aren't a whole lot of pockets either so if you're obsessed with storage compartments and such, this may not be the bag for you. Personally, I'm good with a few stuff sacks and zip lock baggies as the external pocket down the center of the back expands well and can hold a decent amount of miscellaneous gear. Last gripe - no rain cover included, but I knew that before I purchased and carry a large garbage bag for now.

Overall, I love it. Practical, simple, clean bag with a good warranty that does what it's supposed to do.

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