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Rick E wrote a question about on July 1, 2013

Is this made out of the same "crinkly" material as the Neo air mattersses?

I tried laying on the Neo Air in the store and was put off by how loud the material was every time I rolled over. I'm sure that by the end of the night my GF would be smothering me with her thermarest down pillow.

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Rick E wrote a review of on May 20, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have had a 2L Dromlite for going on 20 years. During that time it has been dropped, beaten, smashed tight in my pack, tumbled down more than one rock face, fetched out of a river and left out on my deck frozen solid for weeks in the middle of a Wisconsin winter. (not advised and I was lucky it was only 1/2 full) It just keeps going.
Several years ago some confused mice chewed through the webbing when I hung it on a tree limb overnight. I just replaced it with a loop of cord off the top grommet and it works fine. There is very little "bag taste"and I love that it can pour water 3 different ways. Plus it connects directly to my water filter to make it super easy to fill.
There are lighter ways to carry water including the dromlite which I also own but it is still almost 1/2 a pound lighter than 2 nalgene bottles. Also unlike Nalgene it only takes up as much space as you are using as it empties. The black color is both a plus and a minus depending on the season, it can keep it from freezing in cold weather but it will get warm if you leave it in the sun during the summer. All in all it has been one of the best pieces of equipment I have ever bought.

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Rick E wrote an answer about on May 20, 2013

Thank you for all your help Phil. That was kind of how I figured it worked but it's great to see the pictures.Nice view from what I assume is your backyard BTW.
My plan is to take both pots for short trips (maybe even with the skillet for car camping) and just the 2.5L for anything more than a day or two. I guess if I'm really trimming weight I can take the smaller pot in a silnylon stuff. They are on the way after some great help from Drew in Backcountry customer service. I'll report back with a full review.

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Rick E wrote an answer about on May 19, 2013

Thank you Phill for the quick response. This site is GREAT! I'm familiar with the total quick 2 system but with the pot set on sale it would mean spending an extra $45.00 for just the mugs and bowls. Plus the GSI mugs weigh a bit less.
If I can follow up with one more question do you know If I can lay two of these GSI mugs these on their sides in the 1.5L MSR pot? If I can then my stove and other kitchen stuff should fit inside the mugs.

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Rick E wrote a question about on May 18, 2013

Can someone tell me the dimensions of the 1.5 L pot? In particular I need to know how tall of an object I can fit inside. I would love to use these with my GSI nesting mug/bowl but I don't know if it will fit will the lid on.

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Rick E wrote an answer about on May 14, 2013

MSR does make a Quick Skillet which fits outside the bottom of the large pot. So it does "nest" but it does not really fit snug enough to hold everything together as one unit. You will need a stuff sack if you want to keep all three pans together.

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