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Rob Myers

Rob Myers

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Rob Myers

Rob Myers wrote a review of on September 1, 2011

2 5

I got these shoes early this spring and have been wearing them through the year from hiking in the Tetons and the Uintas to the slick rock country of southern Utah. These shoes have fantastic traction on slick rock. Seriously the feel right at home on rock.

The problem that I have noticed is that they are wearing out on the seams around the mouth of the shoe. This wear is seems to be premature. I expect higher quality from Vasque and will be contacting the company to report my problem. If the shoes had been better constructed I would happily give them a 5 stars but I really can't recommend a shoe that falls a part with less than a season's use.

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Rob Myers

Rob Myers wrote a review of on August 31, 2011

3 5

I recently purchased this lantern for a week long car camping trip in the Tetons. While I like the retro styling, I just wasn't that impressed with the lantern. On the plus side it is decently bright and didn't fail during the trip. On the negative side this thing is huge; it takes 8 D batteries so it has to be big. Also, 8 D batteries are not cheap and will only power the lantern for about 18 hours. While big, the construction does not feel that sturdy like the name might suggest.

Right before the trip I also picked up the Rayovac Sportsman Extreme to test the two lanterns. The Rayovac is awesome. It is easily a third the size of the Coleman and brighter than the Coleman. It takes 3 D batteries and will run for 72 hours on high. The construction is very sturdy.

Backcountry - if you are going to stock this lantern you should also add the much better Rayovac.

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Rob Myers wrote an answer about on August 31, 2011

I have NEVER had a problem with this filter. I have used it as the primary filter on several (we had secondary water treatment should it fail) on a week long trips with a party of 4-5 and it hasn't missed a beat. The water sources i have used have been from clear running streams to skunky potholes. I do tend to use a coffee filter to help the system from gunking up too quickly and that seems to work great.

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