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White Mountains of NH, Cape Cod

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Hiking, running and remedial surfing.

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Nonaligned in Boston wrote a review of on May 21, 2012

5 5

I like using UV to sterilize water, so I have to bring a Nalgene Kanteen bag/bottle too (SteriPen doesn't fit in the Platypus' little mouth), but you cannot beat the Platypus bottles for weight & convenience. I love that I can bring an extra Platy for long, dry sections and then it just disappears into the pack when I don't need it. THUMBS UP.

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Nonaligned in Boston wrote a review of on February 3, 2012

3 5

I returned mine because it started to get a touch of polyester funk on the second day of wearing it. And that was a shame because it was comfortable, wicked well, and looked really nice--my girlfriend even commented about how sharp it looked for a technical shirt.

It was a tiny bit itchy. Not enough to bother me if it hadn't warned me off with that plastic-clothing funk trace. I'll suffer for a little bit of itch in exchange for several backcountry days without polypro toxicity.

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Nonaligned in Boston wrote a review of on July 21, 2011

4 5

I like this one as a base layer for cool or cold days. Like every wool shirt I own, it's slightly warmer than a corresponding weight of synthetic-only shirt, but not as warm as a 100% wool shirt. I get really hot when I hike & sweat plenty and this shirt is just too warm if it isn't cool out. But it feels great, wicks decently and DOESN'T GET STINKY like a full synthetic does.

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Nonaligned in Boston wrote a review of on April 6, 2010

5 5

My friend made fun of me for me for wearing a wool tshirt on a run while we were on a summer road trip in upstate NY. It was a hot day and we really sweated out. He was wearing some plastic Nike thing and after we were done I could smell his shirt from a few feet away. I hung my shirt out to dry and then wore it in the car later that day. After 150 miles I told him I was wearing the shirt I'd wore running earlier that day. NO SMELL AT ALL. He decided that a wool tshirt was pretty amazing thing after all.

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Nonaligned in Boston wrote a review of on August 28, 2009

5 5

If they were less expensive they'd be the only underwear I wear, period. they're super comfortable, they wick very well, I think they're perfect. I always machine wash them in cold and hang dry them, which makes them less convenient for day-to-day use. I'm not even sure that I have to do that--I'm just afraid I'm going to ruin them and I don't spend the $$$ to replace them.

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Nonaligned in Boston wrote a review of on August 28, 2009

5 5

I don't go out without it--It's so much lighter than my previous go-to fleece midlayer/light outer layer. It's definitely a no-frills jacket--it's obvious that MontBell made design choices based on WEIGHT and not FEATURES. The pockets don't zip and aren't lined, the elastic wrist openings are not adjustable, but I don't care. It's totally cozy and it's always available because I can't make any excuse not to carry it. I bet it would really get destroyed if you got too close to a campfire, though. I don't do fires when I backpack, so I'm not concerned with that, but you might factor that in.

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