The Hidden Llama

The Hidden Llama

The woods and rolling hills of Wisconsin

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The Hidden Llama wrote a review of on December 8, 2011

5 5

This is a great lightweight bag for summer backpacking. It compresses really small and the included compression stuff sack is of great quality itself too. I've used this for a variety of summer camping/backpacking and have had no issues with durability or comfort. This bag is actually true to its temperature rating and I've used it for 38 or 40 degree nights comfortably. Only thing to point out is that it runs rather short. Specs say that the regular is good to 6ft, but if you're 5'10" or up, I'd go long.

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The Hidden Llama wrote a review of on December 1, 2011

4 5

These gloves perform very well in a variety of conditions. They are thin enough that you have a fair amount of dexterity while wearing them, but they are thick enough that they pack a fair amount of insulation. They are great on their own in fairly mild temps or as a liner under a heavier pair of gloves or mittens in frigid conditions.

My only gripe is durability. I'm on my second pair of these gloves and the material just seems to wear out too quickly for my liking. They have greatly improved the durability of the stitching over the last 2 years, but the fabric itself still seems to be wearing down relatively quickly.

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The Hidden Llama wrote a review of on January 25, 2011

5 5

I bought this shoe to wear on trail hikes or just walking the dog and running errands around town in nasty conditions. These Gore-Tex shoes do not dissapoint! They have kept my feet dry walking through puddles that were deep enough to cover most of the shoe (though not over the ankle obviously). They also provide good traction on snowy/slushy surfaces. They are very breatheable as well. Only complaint is that they squeak a little bit on hard floors indoors, but these shoes belong outside, so it's not a big deal to me.

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The Hidden Llama wrote a review of on January 25, 2011

5 5

I bought these boots to take on a series of backpacking trips last year, and they have performed great throughout. They did take a little while to break in, being full grain leather but wearing them around town at first and then on shorter hikes made breaking them in an easy process. They are very waterproof, as you would expect from a boot with Gore-Tex, and I have walked through puddles and small streams without my feet ever getting wet. They are very comfortable, and provide ample foot and ankle support. I look forward to using these great boots for years to come!

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The Hidden Llama wrote a review of on January 25, 2011

5 5

This stuff sack does what it is supposed to do and is just the right size for the Prolite Plus sleeping pad (as it should be). It keeps it tightly enough packed that it takes up little space in your pack while being large enough that it is not too difficult to get the pad in the bag. It is durable enough to last and protect that bag from any damage while it's inside it. Good buy.

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The Hidden Llama wrote a review of on January 24, 2011

4 5

I use these for backpacking and hiking in a variety of conditions. There are certainly more waterproof and more breathable pants out there, but for the price this is a great buy. They will keep you dry in light to moderate rain for a while, but I'm not sure I'd trust them in a true downpour. All in all a good buy if you don't want to drop the money for a more expensive pant.

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The Hidden Llama wrote a review of on January 24, 2011

5 5

I bought this pack to use around school and maybe the occasional day trip. It works perfectly. It has plenty of space, and the laptop sleeve is a great bonus. It also is very durable, and even then Osprey's great warranty means I'm not worried about durability at all. Another great pack from Osprey. The only thing I should point out is that its bottle pockets cannot hold full size 32oz nalgene bottles. Not that this is unusual for a pack this size, but it's worth pointing out. The hip belt is not very substantial, but for my use that's not a problem. Overall a great pack that I look forward to using for years to come.

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The Hidden Llama wrote a review of on January 24, 2011

4 5

This pillow case/stuff sack is nice and soft and does keep whatever you stuff into it there securely. It is exactly what you expect it to be and functions well enough. I'm not sure I think it's really necessary for me, but if you aren't satisfied with using folded clothing for a pillow, then this is for you.

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The Hidden Llama wrote a review of on January 24, 2011

2 5

I bought this to fit inside my GSI cup/bowl set. It does fit inside the bowl well as it is expected to. However, it is simply not durable. The sliding motion is difficult to move without sliding it right off, and after only minimal use, it simply slides right off of the handle. It no longer stays on. I'm now looking for some smaller non-folding cutlery to replace this.

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The Hidden Llama wrote a review of on March 30, 2009

5 5

I was looking for a daypack for moderate length hikes, something to carry water, food, layers, and a camera. This is a perfect daypack. It has a large, well padded hipbelt that takes to weight off of your shoulders with minimal adjustment. The included rain cover is also a great bonus. The lower price on SAC made this purchase a no brainer. Note: I was not able to fit my laptop with a 15" screen in the sleeve since there is a good half inch of plastic between the screen and the edge of the laptop. You may want to measure your laptop if you plan to use this to carry it.

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