Salonick Nalod

Salonick Nalod

Nevada, California, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico

Nick's Passions

Hiking & Camping

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Salonick Nalod

Salonick Nalod wrote a review of on January 28, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Prana is my favorite outdoor clothing manufacturer and I have and love tons of their stuff... that said, I'm torn on these pants. These are truly the most comfortable pair of pants I have *ever* owned. They are so nice its ridiculous. I love the feel and the look. The problem is the durability. These pants get threadbare extremely quickly at the knees and butt (within 6 months of once or twice a week normal wear). The fabric wears faster than any material i've ever worn. The pair I've owned for a year is essentiallly transparent at both knees and the butt. I love these pants, but to have to pay 70 dollars to replace them each time is too much to ask.

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Salonick Nalod wrote a review of on January 25, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

This is my go-to outerlayer for hiking/camping/climbing in the southwest US. This jacket plus one or two under layers is enough to get me through the most extreme stuff the desert would ever throw at me. The jacket is comfy, has just the right amount of insulation for me (you may want a heavier jacket if you live in a colder climate... this one is definitely lighter than your average insulated winter jacket). I love the styling and the pocket placement. Its water repellant enough to shrug off light rains but it will get saturated, like most DWR coated fabrics will, in a deluge. Best of all, the fabric is very durable and has survived many an accidental fall/slide down rock faces.

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Salonick Nalod wrote a review of on January 25, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

These are my favorite pair of pants, ever. They are the perfect thing for what I love to do most, hiking/camping/climbing in the deserts of the southwest US. The length is just long enough to protect the knees well, but short enough to not trap heat like long pants would. I haven't worn a normal-length pair of shorts into the backcountry once since getting these. The fabric is great... its super durable, lightweight, quiet, slightly stretchy, and adequately water resistant.

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Salonick Nalod wrote a review of on January 20, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this backpack. In the outdoors I use it primarily for dayhikes and overnighters, though I have managed a 2 night trip with it without problem. Its quite large capacity for a daypack but the pack is so light its not an issue. If I had to rate it purely for its backpacking ability I wouldn't give it 5 stars, probably 4. What makes this pack so outstanding though is its versatility.I also use it as luggage when traveling. It's totally replaced my carry-on bag and now when I fly I just use this backpack as my carry on and a small laptop case as my personal item. I never realized how much of a pain it was to have to take everything out of your backpack to get at something at the bottom. This backpack has eliminated that. I pretty much use this backpack for everything, except 3+ day backpacking trips (which I rarely do).

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Salonick Nalod wrote a review of on October 26, 2012

5 5

I got two of these to replace the carabiners that came with my Eno singlenest hammock (the included carabiners are horrible). They are less than half the weight of the other carabiners, they do not have any sharp edges that can tear up rope/webbing (or skin...), and they are just overall easier and quicker to use. A+ would buy again.

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Salonick Nalod wrote a review of on October 24, 2012

5 5

Extremely well made and rugged. Its hard to say anything that all the other reviewers haven't already said. The included carabiners suck, they are very heavy and have sharp edges which can tear your rope/webbing. I would replace them ASAP. My only other complaint is that the gentle rocking of a hammock can be very nauseating when you are trying to sleep after having a few beers. Hehe.

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Salonick Nalod wrote a review of on October 24, 2012

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Decent for what its meant for. I used it on my hammock outside in equatorial/tropical climates. The fabric is very comfortable and after using a mummy bag for so long, the rectangular shape is a welcome and roomy change. Unless the temps are down below mid 60's F, I find myself sleeping with this bag mostly unzipped. I'm 6' and the long version has more than enough room. That said, after about a month of semi-regular use, I started to notice tons of loose threads / seams. For this reason I will be returning it, as it doesn't seem like it will stand the test of time.

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Salonick Nalod wrote a review of on October 24, 2012

5 5

This thing is perfect for warm, humid nights. I bought it for camping in tropical, mosquito-infested areas and it does the job beautifully. I never feel hot or stuffy in it, but its just enough cover that you don't get a chill when a slight breeze rolls by. I use it by itself more often than I use it as a sleeping bag liner, though I have used it as a liner on backpacking trips in colder and drier climates and it still works well to add a bit of warmth and comfort. Oh, and I haven't gotten malaria or japanese encephalitis yet. Woo!

If you really want a liner for drier and colder climates, use the STS Thermolite Reactor.

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