Scott Allred wrote a review of Backcountry.com Etched Goat T-Shirt - Short-Sleeve - Men's on June 26, 2012
What can I say, I like to represent the goat.
What can I say, I like to represent the goat.
This is exactly what I was looking for. I can fit a compressed down jacket, rain shell, and some snacks in it and still have some room. On a hot Utah day the bladder will last me between 8-10 miles depending on how hard I am working. Over all the pack is extremely well built and comfortable.
The bladder design is genius. It has a firm packing, which not only protects it, but also acts as an internal frame for the pack.
This is a great pack for day hikes, especially long ones. You can fit everything you need in it for a day, but not much else. I use a pack like this for hiking or trail running, and this one is actually a little bigger than is comfortable for me. However, it is fantastically well built and comfortable. I really like how the bladder has a firm backing to it. This not only protects the bladder from punctures, but it also acts as an internal frame for the pack.
Personally, I usually prefer to hike in Chacos or minimal barefoot running shoes. So I can;t quite say that I love them. But if I have to restrict my feet, these are a great pair to do it with. They offer plenty of support and comfort. The toe box is a little wider than boots I have used in the past.
I like the overall concept of these, but my legs are just a little too slim for them. I would like them to compress just a little bit more. I do feel a difference using them though. I especially like them as aids to recovery for stressed calves.
I have been using these filters for eight years. They are easy to replace and last a long time. Dry it out completely after use. If it is really discolored, or it is harder to pump water through it, then it is time to replace.
This is exactly what I was looking for. I am using it for hiking and trail running. The size is just right. Almost too small actually. I can fit a compressed down jacket, rain shell, and some snacks in it. On a hot Utah day the bladder will last me between 8-10 miles depending on how hard I am working. Over all the pack is extremely well built and comfortable.
I am not a huge trekking pole guy, but these were pretty nice. They are very light and don't wear your arms out after a long day of hiking. The handles did not give me any problems, but the wrist band felt a little cumbersome to me. They fold up pretty small so they are easy to carry when you are not using them, which is what I did. I mostly used them for downhill trips.
I am a huge fan of the fleece underband in Arc'teryx beanies. I have never had a cold head with one of these on, even in blizzard conditions.
Just an awesome shell. It is really well constructed. I imagine you could eventually soak through it if you were in a monsoon all day, but so far it hasn't so much as leaked. The fit is a little better than some other Marmot jackets I have worn. The sleeves and torso are better proportioned.
I have an older of these jacket. It was really good, but tended to leak feathers a little. This never version does not seem to at all yet. Very warm, and so easy to pack around.
Pretty good pack over all. It is perfect for traveling or shorter backpacking trips. The detachable lid is a plus. It is very comfortable. I would want something more burly for mountaineering or other really rugged trips.
The moment I put these on, they were the most comfortable socks I had ever worn. They have been great for hiking during less than hot/cold conditions. Perfect for fall and spring. I really like the support zone around the arch.
I love how small and light these are. It is plenty comfy, quick to blow up, and kept me plenty warm during Utah Winter campouts. Only downside is that you sometimes slip off it while you are sleeping.
This worked alright. Its wicking was alright, but it did dry fast. The sizing is a little big. The small is large on me, and I am about 5'9", 140 lbs.
I have run without shoes of any kind, and in several types of barefoot shoes. These have a wider toe box which lets your toes and foot spread out naturally. When I first started using them there was one spot on the inside of my ankle that rubbed a bit, but everything else was fine without socks. They have plenty of traction. Compared to the minimalist they will last longer, but don't breathe quite as well.
I am really happy with how comfortable these are. Easy to run in, wicks moisture pretty well, and the lining fits well.
I was really happy with these. They went up and downhill really well, hardly ever kicked snow back at me, and I was never hitting my ankles or stepping on top of them.
High = 2.5 hours Med = 5.5 hours Low = 12 hours It's important to constantly be changing the temp settings throughout the day to preserve the battery.
I am not sure on the exact weight, but I think it is somewhere between 100-200. It is more windproof than other fleeces. It thicker and denser: keeps out more wind. It would not keep out gale force mountain winds. But it doesn't feel like you are not wearing anything when the wind blows.