with only a 4 mm drop, would these shoes be considered minimalist?
i wish i could say i had the same experience that the other reviewers had with this pack, but it completely let me down . i had started the pct with a brand new one, loaded with 35-just under 40 lbs with water, and within a week, the zipper tore on the inside that keeps tension on the back panel, and the wire frame stay bent, which allowed the frame to shift and the load was never positioned correctly on my shoulders. i managed to fix the frame problem, but the corners were rubbing on my hips so badly (mind you i tried everything body glide, moleskin, duct tape, more clothes, less clothes etc) that i literally bled through my shirt, and have scars. on top of all that, the hip belt pockets i found basically useless, i'm not sure how it made it past R&D, but the corners of the frame as well as the shoulder straps overlap the rear part of the zippers, as well as the pockets, so using the whole pocket is basically impossible.
after all that there were some positive things about the pack, like the layout and the weight, but i think that it needed a lot more work before recommending it for a thru-hike.
how does the sizing work on this pack?
im looking for a bag to use on my thru-hike next year on the PCT, and its a toss up between this and the apache. is the couple ounces of weight worth sacrificing the durability of a regular WM bag?
has anyone else had a problem with this jacket leaking down?...I've had it for a few days and some feathers are still coming out
i did the same, slid them in my La Sportiva Raptors and WOW...what a different shoe...like it was tailored for my foot!
this one is always on sale, if you dont want to spend 400 you can check out the nemo obi, but this one is def worth it.
it was a toss up for me between this tent and the copper spur UL 2, i went with the copper spur, despite being a half pound heavier, you get 2 doors more useable space, larger vestibules, and a freestanding tent. im sure this does the job, but i feel like the copper spur is a much better tent for 100 dollars less.
love these poles, ive had them for about a year now and they are very strong, and sturdy, a bit heavier than the CF ones, but i would much rather have the strength than the weight savings here. my only gripe is that they do not have a quark handle which is personal preference.
do these socks carry the lifetime warranty from darn tough?
this little pack is great, fits like a glove, and everything about it is convenient. looking for a great pack that doesn't break the wallet?...this is it.
ive gone as much as 40 lbs on extended trips with food and junk, and its been very comfortable
this pack is great, enough room to go for as many days as i want, comfortable and sleek design without all the straps and loose crap to snag on things as your hiking. with that being said, my only complaint is that they dont offer a panel zip like the osprey or gregory. if you can deal with that its a great pack.
this little thing is great, works every time(except when i dropped it in a puddle, but that was kind of expected) auto ignition is great and reliable. light weight cooks fast and never had a problem with it.
got this jacket as an early x-mas gift and love it, its so light i wonder why im so warm sometimes then remember im wearing it. However, it is getting returned because it simply wont stop leaking down, just when i thought it had stopped a whole bunch more feathers sticking out. quite disappointed. i got a mont bell instead and so far so good.
i just got this jacket for an early x-mass present, and love it, it does fit trim, im 6' 168 lbs and a medium is perfect. i havent used it with a shell yet, but i can only imagine it would be perfect.
picked these up for a thru-hike as ive opted to go with trail runners, and so far they seem great, comfortable, and supportive, i figure ill pair them with a pair of Sole's and see how they feel on some longer hikes. no complaints so far.
i found this jacket to be quite frigid, it did block the wind, but fit felt sloppy (6' 168 lbs Medium) one of the seems started to unravel after about 4 uses. did not live up to my expectations. i returned it.
such a great all around jacket, throw a fleece under it when it gets chilly, breaths great, repels water like a champ, fits like a glove(and a well fitting one at the) im 6' and 168 lbs, and wear a M. couldn't ask any more from it!
this tent is great! so easy to set up its almost idiot proof, sturdy, and roomy, length wise. its a little on the narrow side with to people but certainly not uncomfortable. kept me and all my gear dry through a number of storms, and is my tent of choice for my PCT hike next year.
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