David Thiel wrote an answer about Beats by Dre Wireless 1.5 Bluetooth Headphones on August 29, 2014
Hopefully Apple will upgrade the Beats line to be worthy...
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Outdoor pursuits include mountain biking, backpacking, road cycling, and wintersports like snowshoeing and skiing.
I travel a fair amount and am lucky to go to some interesting places.
I do quite a lot of photography and video work (semi professional) and I have the great fortune to work with most of the very best Canon gear.
Hopefully Apple will upgrade the Beats line to be worthy...
They are not worth the money. They don't hold up well, and the sound quality is not great either. They are really a fashion piece.
If you search the web for top 10 audiophile headsets or similar, you'll find lots of way better stuff for a lot less.
If your priority is portability, I'd suggest some Etymotic wired earbuds, or Jabra's bluetooth headphones if you must have wireless.
(And yes, I speak from experience... I own a (wired) pair of Beats. After replacing the cords a few times they headphones began to rattle. This happened in a little less than a year and I did not even ever let them leave my desk...)
Big Agnes (I think) pioneered the use of non-insulated sleeping bag bottoms, and (i know) they sell their "system bags" specifically for putting a pad inside.
Go here and choose "system bags" from the options at left:
All that said, I've never used one of these, instead opting for a traditional bag because I tend to move around a bit when I sleep.
Dan... thanks for the feedback. I placed an order for the pack and will give it a try. What I'm REALLY looking for in this case is a pack appropriate for international travel--with a camera. So needs to be good for planes, inconspicuous, and still allow me to occasionally hike a few miles with a tripod strapped to the outside. I'm particularly interested in the side entry of this pack--and whether I can get my camera in and out while still wearing it. I suspect the ski straps will hold a tripod just fine.
Honestly those two brands are so similar that I often get then confused...
I don't have these, but this sort of thing usually comes as a pair... and the price seems to indicate that.
The reviews of this product on the Patagonia website suggest that if you're not 34" or slimmer in the waist, it will probably not fit. One reviewer reported a 38" waist was too big to thread the belt at all.
I don't see a rudder in the photos, and it would be something special on a kayak of this type, so they'd crow about it in the copy. So I don't think there's a rudder here.
It's all about your chest measurement. This jacket as a trim fit, but the L has a 43 inch chest and the XL has a 46 inch chest... which is a pretty big jump between sizes.
FWIW... I wear a 44 sport coat and find that Arc's large is a nice fit if I want something that's close to me.
This thing is fantastic.
Sets up literally in under a minute, pretty sturdy, super light. Gives you the ability to carry a table into ridiculous places and enjoy the finer things--like level surfaces.
I've had mine for a while and it's holding up just fine.
A nice bottle, but ridiculously small. 12oz rating is pushing it. Buy the kids a real Kleen Kanteen instead.
Here's the text from the Big Agnes site:
"Note: We list several weights for our tents to aid your product research. Trail weight refers to poles, fly and tent body. Packed weight includes poles, fly, tent body, stakes, guy lines, stuff sacks, instructions, and packaging. "
... so the packed weight DOES include packaging, but the trail weight does NOT include stakes.
I think you'll find that most backpackers use/carry fewer guy lines and stakes than the manual recommends... almost none carry the repair kit... and zero carry the instructions. Ounces add up.
Regardless, this is a very light tent if having a tent is your thing.... and if you're not counting ounces then honestly my guess is that it's the wrong tent for you!
Dan, a lot of people would say that ANY stakes are extra (not just the extra ones) since stakes can be fashioned on-site or other items from your pack (and the pack itself) can be used to stake out a tent. BC doesn't take this approach though, instead giving you a trail weight that's appropriate for someone who wants to do a textbook setup.
Also, a lot of people would leave the extra stuff sacks behind... particularly on a tent like this that has only a single layer. And most new tents come with plastic wrap/bags and rubber bands that can also be discarded.
I usually tear the tent instructions out of the bag first thing--not that I've ever actually read any....
This hose adapts from the large white tanks you use on a home grill to the fit gas appliances that would normally take a small (often green) screw on bottle, like a camp stove or lantern. Hope that helps. The fittings are pretty standard.
Hey gang... can anyone comment whether this is any good for warm weather day hikes and around town use? How is the ventilation on your back?
These are?essentially?thin, light, waterproof, attractive running Crocs. So that basically makes them perfect for:
-- water shoes
-- camp shoes (only 4 oz!) for backpacking
-- a "spare" set of shoes during travel
Long story short they are very light and very comfortable, so any situation where you need those elements in a shoe make these a good choice..
(Make sure to size down. I dropped two euro sizes from 43 to 41 and they are perfect. The reason why is that this company sells this shoe in another version that has an insert, which takes up some room, but these "pure" versions lack the insert.)
It's a vest. The photos show someone wearing a shirt underneath (and yes, it's a little deceiving in the photos!)
Careful there... the 65L model does not have the recessed space for your head, but the 85L version does.
The 65L sits low enough that tilting your head back is no problem though...
Kerry... it's all about chest size. If you have your chest measurement (or sport coat size) then just compare against the chart. The thicker folks among us will also consult the waist measurement!
The pump bag is really only worth it for emergencies.... like if you can no longer breathe and want to prepare a comfy final resting place.
Honestly people say to use the pump bag to avoid moisture getting in the mattress (from your breath). It's A LOT slower to use the pump/bag.