Steve Simpson

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Steve Simpson

Steve Simpson wrote a review of on July 10, 2012

2 5

Be aware, even though the title (as of 7/8/2012) and the description (as of 7/10/2012) says it's the DoubleNest, this item is actually the SingleNest. The SingleNest is 55 inches wide, the DoubleNest is 80 inches wide.

With that in mind you actually pay more for this package than buying the items separately. Item EGN0001 for $54.95 and item EGN0004 for $19.95 comes to $74.90. Buying the package you pay $79.95. I guess with the package you get a nylon stuff sack that holds both the hammock and the straps but that's hardly worth an extra $5.05 in my mind.

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Steve Simpson wrote a review of on June 3, 2012

4 5

No, this isn't as good as an SOG or Gerber, but it's also 1/4 the price of even their cheapest options. You'll want to sharpen it with a file as it comes from the factory without much of an edge. It also doesn't come with a cover so prepare to make or buy one.

But for $12.95 it's great for basecamp and your wallet.

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Steve Simpson

Steve Simpson wrote a review of on June 2, 2012

5 5

My skin is notoriously dry. I also hate the nasty goopy, oily feeling of a some sunscreens. This works great to keep me safe from the sun and my skin hydrated.

I got the spray on version for quick application. I'm not the greatest when it comes to putting on sunscreen so the convenience is well worth the extra price in my case.

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Steve Simpson

Steve Simpson wrote a review of on June 2, 2012

5 5

It was time for a new strap so I went with this Lowepro. The detachable memory card pocket is a great feature for easy access on extended shoots, and the strap is nice and comfy. I also really appreciate the quick release buckles for getting the shot at odd angles without strangling myself.

This strap is much bigger bang for the buck than I'm used to getting on camera gear!

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Steve Simpson

Steve Simpson wrote a review of on June 2, 2012

4 5

These are super comfy and have a medium/light padding on the bottom.

I ordered two colors, "Black/ Gray/ Azure" and "Gray/ Silver/ Burnt", both in M/L and I usually wear a size 11. The Black/ Gray/ Azure fit perfect and I love them. The Gray/ Silver/ Burnt I can hardly get on my feet. The package shows the correct size but I'm pretty sure they're mislabeled, as there is a huge fit difference between the two colors. Luckily Backcountry.com has a great return/exchange policy, so I'll give them another shot and hope the next pair is sized correctly.

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Steve Simpson

Steve Simpson wrote a review of on June 2, 2012

5 5

There are lots of camera bags out there these days, but I'm glad I did the research and got the Snoop.

It's just so versatile. Comfy in backpack mode and still has the carry strap on the side for carrying it briefcase style. The side access is much quicker and easier than a normal backpack style zipper and the padding is quality.

Props to Timbuk2 for putting together a well designed and a well built pack.

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Steve Simpson

Steve Simpson wrote a review of on June 2, 2012

5 5

If I was designing a patch kit this would be it. The container is quality, not flimsy soda can aluminum. You can drive a car over it. It keeps everything clean and organized. It has just enough extra room to fold up a $20 for emergencies.

I've used plenty of these patches thanks to some sub-par tires I was running. Not a single patch has failed. Easy to use and a quality patch.

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Steve Simpson

Steve Simpson wrote a review of on June 2, 2012

4 5

These aren't the most whiz bang shorts out there as you should know from their $39.95 price tag, but they do work well. After 25 miles or so my sit bones are a bit sore and I need to start standing every once in a while to get the blood flowing, but they're great for shorter distances.

If you're on a budget and tend to do shorter rides these are great.

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