I use one as a toiletry kit and one as a firestarting kit. They're perfect! I got the XS size.
I would buy them again!
Is this just an organizer or is it also a ridgeline rope for an ENO hammock? How does it attach, if it is a rope?
I used this standalone for a 30-day bike tour, sleeping outside every night. I was cold once, when it got to 40� at the top of Mt. Hurricane in the White Mountains in August. I wasn't that cold- I still slept. It performed admirably in all other temperatures including 45�.
After many nights in many conditions, it's still going strong. I'm 6'2", 160lbs, and I sleep on my back and side with a sleeping mat in the hammock. I sleep like a baby and I trust the workmanship and material on long hikes and long bike trips.
I am not that gentle with it. I aggressively grab the sides to get in, and I place my weight in rather quickly when I'm tired, but it still holds up just fine.
How can I be notified when the large comes back in stock?
I'm beating the daylights out of this bottle. It's been dropped, dented, abused, frozen, covered in stickers, stripped of a lot of it's paint, scratched, and jammed into metal bicycle cages. It's still holding just fine, no serious signs of wear, and it still keeps things delightfully cold.
I look forward to running this bottle into the grave. Cheers!
This pack is great. The pockets are intuitive,and the materials are the best I've ever seen in a pack of this type. The nylon ripstop looks very strong and is showing no wear, and the nylon belt is extremely smooth and comfortable, much more than most nylon straps. Much more.
The buckle is great, and being able to keep this on me all the time has proven very useful when biking.
However, the price is a bit steep. I got it for $27 and that seems more fair. But you get what you pay for, I guess.
I bought a Gregory Baltoro, the Cadillac of packs, and used it for a trip or two. It was very good, but the heat buildup was still there like almost any internal frame. I sent it back and decided, with the free returns, I ought to try this inexpensive little guy before going to the other top of the line brands. I fell in love.
Ventilation, organization, comfort, all get five stars. my only critique is the lack of hipbelt pockets, but I sacrifice that gladly for all the benefits. Great pack.
My college's outdoors club is now totally outfitted in these.
Why two stars? The fit: There's a helluva lot of neck gaiter, but it fits tight. If I wear it just around my neck, it looks like a clown collar. Lifting it anywhere else feels restrictive on my average-large sized head. I didn't like it.
Also, the dark olive was the lightest dark olive I've ever seen. I expected army green like in the picture and got a kelly. Looked bad with everything (Not that that matters in the woods).
I thought it could serve as a pot cozy... and it melted on contact the first time. Not a critique of the product, but this won't fulfill the same roles as a basic cotton bandanna, not entirely.
Bottom line, not useful to me. Your mileage may vary.
This jacket is supremely high quality. I don't call the lack of a stowable pocket a detriment at all because the whole package rolls up neatly inside the hood. It's extremely warm, definitely a midwinter jacket, but no replacement for a down parka if you go far below 0�. However, my personal experience and knowledge make me confident in using this with a light fleece, a Paclite shell, and a wool baselayer down to about -10� with wind.
I am very satisfied with this jacket, I would buy it again, and I like it a lot more than down. Based on the quality of materials here, I will likely pick up the Atom LT Pants for a full winter kit.
I should note that I have had no problems with the zipper.
I took this pack out of the box and immediately noticed that "Electric Yellow" had a very slight greenish tinge to it, and wasn't the thermonuclear yellow depicted in the pictures. I can't say whether I was disappointed or not, but the color has grown on me so I am satisfied.
I loaded it up with a 45� sleeping bag. my 20� fit, but barely. I then added two changes of clothes, full rain gear, a hammock tent, a bevy of camping supplies like a stove, water filter, headlamp, hat, gloves, etc, and it all fit. my first aid and inflatable sleeping pad fit as well, and I put another foam sleeping pad on the outside. I filled a large 48oz Nalgene (the tall one) and stuck it in the bottle holder. It didn't fit, per say, but the bungee cord easily looped across the cap and the whole operation stayed put.
Once it was loaded, I added a DSLR camera and a pair of big headphones, and a spare pair of shoes, and headed to NYC for two days. I walked about 10 miles around the city with the Baltoro on my back over a wool shirt and a fleece. it was about 40-50� and I never got too warm or sweaty.
In fact, I never exerted myself. The dynamic hipbelt and shoulders were a dream! The pack stayed balanced, and I felt like I was carrying the load directly over my center of gravity. It was extremely comfortable for 35lbs. I was sold!
I will update this when I take it into the backcountry next month.
What size should I buy for a Gregory Baltoro 65? Is the medium roomy or should I go with a large?
Lots of other gloves, like Smartwool, seem like an afterthought. These are the first really lightweight liner gloves I've seen with quality seams, good stretch, and a tight weave. They never come off under 30� for me!
I run and bike in this,and it's fantastic for both. Rode in muddy sleet for 15 miles, splattered it to to bottom, and not a drop got through. Warm and comfortable from the exertion across my core. It packs down super small, although I rarely pack it- it's always on!
No sign of wear at all. Seems deceptively resilient. Very happy!
How can I be notified when the Men's medium comes back in stock?
This hat has a very open crown, which makes it feel like the top rope is stretching the knit around the crown. You can see visible gaps in the knit around that top rope. The tassels on the end of each of the three ropes have twisted into clumps after just a few trips. Overall, I have thicker, warmer, more comfortable, and more durable looking hats at a third of the price.
Can you flip the brim of this cap straight up like a cycling cap?
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