TOM wrote an answer about Coleman Outfitter Camp Kitchen on January 12, 2009
i think somewhere around 30lbs
Simply put, i love doing anything outdoors. Climbing, hiking, paddling, you name it im down.
i think somewhere around 30lbs
probably not the best idea. a down jacket would be best used in conjunction with a technical shell if you are going to get wet. not really sure how to make a bag water resistant...
the hiker pro has not broken on me yet and i have used it on 10 backpacking trips. even if it did it is easily maintainable in the field. it pumps well and not too slow. pick one up if your going out to the back country.
these draws are super lightweight and the keylock construction makes cleaning easy. great buy and great price, i definitely recommend picking up a set of these.
Simple bag that makes a rope manageable and easy to carry. have had one for a while and lasted longer than my first rope.
The Altios is very light and holds up really well to a brutal beating. for those of us who do fall. took a little to adjust the straps just right but once there you will not even know you are wearing a helmet.
The sheath becoming fuzzy is not a big concern of the rope, as long as the fibers are not becoming unwound. however the slippage and the kinks could be a concern. the question is mostly about the core. any damage to the core can make a rope unsafe to use. the best course of action if you suspect any core problem is to retire the rope no matter how old it is. the slippage could be due to the multiple elongations on the course. there are ways of making the sheath fit the core again, however they need to be taught by a rope professional for the ropes to stay safe to use with the public.
good biner.AWSOME screw gate, very smooth. works for a belay biner but is not very big, better for anchors and maybe a master point(although probably too expensive to want to use as master point).
great helmet, does the job. has good ventilation and fits great so when you look for the next hold it doesn't slide all over the place.
these pants are great. they are really light for your pack and they do a great job at keeping you dry. they breathe well so you don't soak yourself with sweat. ive been in bomber weather and these always keep me dry.
this jacket is really good. it is not too thick so you get overheated when climbing or hiking but will block the cold wind from getting to you. the pockets are raised so that when you have a harness on you can access the pockets. the fit is good too. the underarms are not too tight so when you reach for the next hand placement the jacket doesn't ride up. all in all sweet jacket.
one rule of hiking is always protect your feet. these boots breathe well and do not let any water in. they have good ankle support and after a day of hiking you feet still feel good. I have not done any summer hiking in these boots but they might be a little warm.
the momentum is a great and very cost effective harness. it is a little slower to put on than the speed but that should not be the deciding factor of buying a harness. it is a good harness and does the job.
awesome shoe. work wonders in cracks. has great edging and good smearing capabilities. lace ups create a shoe that forms to the foot. did not take long to break in. they are great in the gym and AWESOME on real rock.
this stove is great. it is light and it has never quit on me on the trail. it is not completly windproof but comes with a shield.
i love the am'd carabiners. i recently bought this auto locking am'd for my reverso 3 and found that it is a not worth the extra five dollars. it get locked up about halfway open on me very often, making the ease of the one hand operation not so easy. otherwise i love that it locks automatically, makes it easy to perform the once over before climbing.
I have used this in all seasons except deep snowy winter. may not want to use it when sandy and windy. tent has one pole which makes setting up in the dark and rain really easy. it is free standing so no need to anchor it which also makes setup awesome. i highly recommend this tent to everyone, you will fall in love with it too.