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Rob James

Rob James

Aoraki/Mt. Cook Village, NZ

Rob James's Passions

Climbing

Rob James's Bio

Alpine walls demanding quick draws. No bolts, courage is in the eye. Storms sanguine. I dig it all, searching for what lies within.

Rob James

Rob James wrote a review of on February 2, 2009

2 5

The bag gets two thumbs down. The marketeers my middle finger. This thing don't work. Heavy loads are not meant to be comfortable, they are suppose to be practical - huge padded backing is both heavy and restricting. No good for climbing be it winter, summer, or when posing about such in an attempt to get your leg over a pretty philly in the pub. The internal steel framing system makes the pack quite wide around the hips - making your moves that much more contorted. MH pumps out some solid gear, but they need testing practitioners with a sturdy spine when it comes to pack design. Give up any thoughts for purchase, you want the BD Dolomite.

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Rob James

Rob James wrote a review of on February 2, 2009

5 5

Solid. They are right. You can strip it light and the pack still packs well without your bongos hip jarring. Standard rain pour won't soak what's within. If you dig 'Alpine Style' the 45ltr belly will take everything you need - just throw in some courage, chuck-up your breakfast, and mix-it-up. 5'9" 175 pounds - small-medium size goes good.

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Rob James

Rob James wrote a review of on October 8, 2008

3 5

The dudettes version of this bag is actually a little warmer than the dudes. A bloke of modest size (5'8" 175#, 70% of that being ego!) needs the women's long size. Thereby, if you can handle the colour, go the women's version instead. If you can't handle the colour, and are thinking about it too much - you might as well be a girl anyway, so still, go the women's version in a long length instead.

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