Park City, Utah
I switched to hiking in trail running shoes a few years ago, but just started using light weight wool socks. What a big difference! These are great at moisture wicking and protect my feet from friction. I wear and 8 shoe and bought a M sock. It fits perfectly after 3 washings. The profile is low, but with my XT Wings they have enough coverage. I just ordered 3 more pairs!
I've used this headlamp many times outdoors, but tonight my power went out and I'm using it to finish reading my current book - much easier than holding a flashlight and better light than a candle.
This my second pair of XT Wings and I might like version 2 even a little better than the previous model. I've used them about 6 times now and they required absolutely no break in and the toe box seems to be just a tad roomier. Again, I found this shoe true to size.
I've been wearing these pants for hiking for about 1 1/2 months and have been very pleased with them. They provide good lightweight protection, dry quickly when they get wet, are flattering and true to size. Update: I've been stopped by a number of people asking me where I got these pants and have given several pairs as gifts. I also had to go back for a second pair for myself!
I used these snowshoes all last winter and found that they were easy to quickly orient and strap onto my feet. They stay in place are nice and light. My old ones were enough heavier that after several hours my knees would hurt...but not these.
I don't know what the length is, but it does unzip all the way to the bottom of the bag. I need to be able to stick out a cooling fin....
At just about 1 pound, this bag is surprisingly warm. I used it recently in damp conditions and about 40 degrees and was just fine. I particularly like the stiff zipper tape as it makes it easy to zip and unzip without pinching the bag. I also like that it unzips all the way so that I can stick out a cooling fin when necessary. When zipped all the way I don't feel constrained due to the design....And I love the beautiful purple color!
Each time I use this tent I like it even more. Equally great for car camping or backpacking, this tent is easy to set up (first time in the dark and in the rain < 3 minutes)and delivers a dry night's sleep. I purchased the footprint also which works perfectly and is also extremely light. I've used it in dry western conditions and in the rain on the AT and have had no condensation problems with two people. My only slight complaint is that if it's raining it's hard to get in and out of the vestibule without getting wet, as the profile is so close to the tent.
They got the padding right and I like the fit. They are on the thin side and are a little slippery inside in my shoe. My foot slides a bit when I'm hiking. My feet got hotter than with cotton socks.
This pad is quite light and packs small. I like the integrated pump, but my wrist gets a little sore pumping it up inside the tent....that's probably more a function of old, injured wrists however. I like that the support is adjustable.
Actually I went ahead and bought the bag and it is 3/4 length and two-way.
Is this liner open on the long axis, or is it only open at the top?
It's more maroon than purple.
What is the zipper configuration for this bag? Full length? Two-way?
I bought this fleece for hiking during the shoulder seasons and as a layering option for snowshoeing. I generally wear a medium and the medium fits me perfectly. The cut is form fitting and flattering, but not at all tight. I have short arms for my height and the sleeves are predictably a little long, so for those without munchkin arms, the length should be just fine. This fleece washes well with no special care. I'm very pleased with this purchase.
I love these pants. They are a little big in the waist, but the drawstring helps. The fabric is extremely lightweight and comfortable but protective against brambles when hiking. I've even taken a few tumbles and the fabric did not rip. The leg pocket is very handy for ID, cell phone or small map.