Richard Davies

Richard Davies

Washington, Oregon, and Idaho

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Richard's Passions

Backpacking
Camping
Mountain Biking
Hiking

Richard's Bio

I'm originally from central Idaho, where I developed a love for the outdoors as a Boy Scout. Now I love to explore the beautiful outdoors around my home in southwest Washington where you'll find me camping, hiking, and backpacking whenever I get the chance.

Richard Davies

Richard Davies wrote a review of on August 16, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I haven't tried a lot of other MTB shorts for comparison, but I really like these. They fit good, look great, and work well. I like them so much I'm considering buying another pair.

My only complaint is that the snaps on the fly don't stay snapped--they're constantly popping open. (It's not because they're too small on me because my brother has the same shorts and had the same problem.) Fortunately it's pretty easy to fix. Just lay the snaps down on a hard surface (like concrete) and hammer the tops of them lightly until they'll stay snapped together. (If you accidentally overdo it and can't snap them back together use a pair of pliers to squeeze the mushroomed head back in a bit until you can snap them together again.)

I only give them 4 stars because of the snap issue, but otherwise I'd rate them 5 stars.

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Richard Davies

Richard Davies wrote a question about on December 23, 2010

How often does the filter need replacing?

Does anyone have any 'real life' experience with the filter? i.e. "I used it on approx. # trips a year and had to replace the filter after # trips/years." The manufacture estimate is helpful, but I'd also like to hear about practical experiences.

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Richard Davies

Richard Davies wrote a review of on September 18, 2008

5 5

A great pad and an even better deal when compared with similar pads like the Therm-A-Rest ProLite. This pad comes with a stuff sack and a repair kit which are often sold separately with other pads.

It compresses really small and the side rails are a really innovative feature. They really do work to keep you on the pad.

It's not the thickest pad, but for a small, lightweight pad that's great for backpacking it's hard to beat. (If you wanted a soft, fluffy bed you'd be staying in a hotel anyway... right?) That's not to say it's uncomfortable, but I'm not a picky sleeper either.

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