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Scatcat wrote a review of on January 26, 2009

4 5

I bought this to supplement Snow Peak's original tempered glass globe. It outperforms the base globe in several areas. It diffuses light better, is slightly lighter, and is completely unbreakable. On the down side the mesh globe makes ignition a pain with a pizeo starter and/or in windy conditions. The glass globe keeps gas inside long enough to light. Mesh doesn't offer much of a barrier. Gas diffuses almost as quickly as released. Once started it works like a charm.

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Scatcat wrote a review of on August 28, 2006

5 5

I've done a lot of backpacking in bear country and tried all the big names in bear canisters. Bear Vault simply makes the best containers I've ever used. Tool free opening, wide mouth, and clear plastic make it easy to find and grab food with a minimum of searching. The extra wide lid also makes a comfy seat for your derriere. All these features combined in a canister with one of the lowest weights you can find make this product one of my absolute favorites.

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Scatcat wrote a review of on August 28, 2006

3 5

This shirt worked like a charm during a Grand Canyon rim-to-rim-to-rim excursion. The shirt closes easily and provides a little extra warmth in low temp conditions. The stretch panels allow an excellent range of motion. Now for the bad part. I noticed some fraying on the seams connecting the 2 different fabric types. After 2 washings the seams had multiple small holes thought their length. If I spend this much on a shirt, I'd like that shirt to last more than a couple washes.

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Scatcat wrote a review of on August 28, 2006

4 5

This sack uses high quality materials to make a reliable lightweight dry sack. I used this sack to store my clothes during a trip to the Hoh rain forest. My clothes stayed bone dry. My one gripe is with the 2 compression straps. Although 2 straps cuts down on weight, it means you have to take a little extra care when compressing. Overall an excellent product.

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Scatcat wrote a review of on August 28, 2006

4 5

This tent sets up like a charm. I had it set up in 3 minutes first time out of the bag. Excellent design with superior ventilation and easy setup-takedown. However as other review have stated, the tent isn't very long. A regular sized sleeping bag rests against both the head and foot of this tent. Anyone using down bags in wet conditions might want to look at a longer tent.

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Scatcat wrote a review of on January 19, 2006

5 5

Let me start by reviewing what this shoe can't do. This shoe is NOT designed for running, carrying heavy loads, or other high impact activities. The massive shock and torque placed on the minimalist cushioning and heel strap respectively will overwhelm this shoe.

That being said, this amphibious shoe succeeds admirably in its purpose. I spend a lot of time exploring tide pools here in CA. This shoe protects my feet from jagged rocks and ocean surge. It provides excellent footing on slippery seaweed. The waterproof sole sheds water quickly while the heel strap provides a glove like fit. It is light enough to pack in as a camp shoe and comfortable enough for day hikes with a hydration pack.

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