Thomas Jones

Thomas Jones

Black Hills, SD

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Thomas Jones

Thomas Jones wrote a review of on February 21, 2013

5 5

Bought this for my girlfriend to use when we do overnight snowshoeing trips. She has used it for ten total nights now in the snow and it keeps her warm. All she uses is this, a sea to summit thermo liner, and a 0 degree mountainsmith sleeping bag and she sleeps warm till about below zero. Which is pretty good considering she seems to always be cold.

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Thomas Jones

Thomas Jones wrote a review of on February 21, 2013

5 5

This tent fits me and my girlfriend comfortable ( I am 6'2" and she is 5' 8"). It was used while hiking up clouds peak and worked fine. The pole system is a little awkward and makes it difficult for just one person to set it up. But otherwise than that the tent has worked great. But, I haven't had a chance yet to really test it in the snow or rain.

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Thomas Jones wrote a review of on February 21, 2013

5 5

These pants work great for me. I own three pairs and have been rotating the wear for the past three months. I use an extra large (I am 6'2" and 200 lbs) and they provide the room that any man would want. During average winter days (10 degrees to 30 degrees) I just add a pair of thermal leg wear under these and they work as snowpants for me.

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Thomas Jones wrote a review of on April 25, 2012

5 5

Really your standard snowshoe with a few features that brings it along with the best.
1-The binding system is the best I have used out of the four pairs of snowshoes i own.
2-The crampons hold well in steep terrain
3-Heel lift is solid.
I have hiked about 20 miles on this pair so far.
Note-Only get these if you plan on doing deep snow in back country terrain. These are way too overboard for snow packed trail hiking. I have a pair of MSRs i use for that.

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Thomas Jones wrote a review of on September 15, 2011

5 5

Love Platypus and will never buy a different brand of bladder again for these reasons:
Indestructible-I have had one for more than 10 years now and is still going strong
Zip top: never leaks, easy to to mix drinks in and put ice in.
Valve: doesn't need a shutoff valve like other brands because the nipple never leaks.
Buy this brand and you will never go back.

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Thomas Jones wrote a review of on August 11, 2011

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Really good bag for its money. I use it for going to work everyday and I can easily fit in it my lunch box, a set of work clothes, running shoes, and a large gatoraid. I recommend Mountainsmith all the way for their price and quality.

EDIT: My pack is starting to break allover after a year of school use. The bottom of the pack is tearing off. It is still usable but I am disappointed that it tore so easily.

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Thomas Jones wrote an answer about on September 9, 2010

It depends on what river you are kayaking.

It's longer size makes it more Ideal for lakes or flat rivers.

Don't expect it to preform well in rapids. But if you plan on taking it down light rapids then It should work fine.

All in all, you should only buy this for 90% lake travel. If you plan on taking it down a lot of rivers Old town sells a short, cheap, but excellent kayak called the otter. It works very well down easy rapids or just casual short trips.

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Thomas Jones wrote a review of on May 19, 2010

5 5

Excellent out of car cutting board. Good back packing board.

The small one fits well in my MSR Pot Mesh bag.

And when you are cutting up some ingredients for your stew you will be glad you have a nice cutting board rather than a metal pot/questionable pick nick table.

Also, easy to clean.

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Thomas Jones wrote a review of on April 27, 2010

4 5

This is a great lifetime pot set worth the money. First, the handle works really well and can easily pick up the 3L pot with stability. Second, the weight isn't too much of a problem for me and makes up in strength. Third, this pot set is very easy to clean.
The only one thing I would change is to make the lids able to be a frying pan. You will burn your eggs/meat/etc. using the lids as a frying pan, so that is my one recommendation to MSR.

OVERALL: GREAT SET.

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