Run Rivers,Travel,Hike,Camp out
I would NOT recommend this table(really sucks). The screws on the underside of the table top were stripped out again. Will make my own repairs by installing bigger screws, don't have any high hopes of it lasting to long.
First of all, the frame is made of all aluminum(Legs/connecting cross-members.) which don't make it look or feel very durable.. "As to where the other that I have (Same design)is made of light steel (legs/cross-connecting bars etc.) which make the frame alot more durable". The only plus is the height adjustments to the table. Not very sand friendly,will need to purchase rubber boots so that the table won't sink into the sand when being used, just wish the frame was made of a more durable metal(Light steel) Watch out for the screws on the underside of the table top they seem to strip out easily..Alot easier and faster to set-up then other models that I have checked out..Great service from Backcountry.com again.. Thank you all....
Won't be using that much water to wash up as with the 10L sink, which is good.. Will be carrying them both. Well made and doesn't take up much room. When first opening up, the steel cable rim on the 5L sink can become a chore to open (Shape).. But it can be done....
Not liking having to open the shut off valve to fold the handle down when done using stove and ready to fold up and return the unit to it's container. Stability is also questionable, probably wise to use wide low profile pots to cook and boil water in. 6" or wider....
Your saying the basic canister such as (Coleman etc.) don't work well with the Pocket Rocket Stove? Am I reading that correct? Is it the heating factor, the screwing on of the stove?
Has enough light for trail walking and dims down easily to save on battery power. The red lens cover flips up and down easily too to help with the night vision, you don't have to continually push a button trying to find the red night vision light. Weighs very little.... The Red Lens Cover(flipping up and down)takes alittle getting use to..
Ok, Whats the secret to freezing water in the Platypus Bladder without freezing up the water flow in the quick-disconnect valve?
Don't they still make the straight Ergo Hydrolock valve by camelBak they tend to be alot easier to operate....
(Two other questions:) What would you recommend using to clean out the bag and tube with(Dish Soap?),and often should these units be cleaned out? There was no instructions that came with the new kit.... Thank you
How is the drinking tube quick release unit on the 2L Platypus SL Bladder cleaned out?
Outstanding! Like the idea of being able to remove the tube before placing the reservoir in the refrigerator. The insulator pouch was well thought out, being able to carry it by the handle/hang inside pack or the "D" ring attachments and also being able to see inside the reservoir. This will be my new Platypus Insulator hydration system's first field excursion....
Its alittle on the large side for my(Osprey Quantum),
19.5"x 12"x 14" (34L) backpack, but its keeps the dust off my pack and the backpack dry.... I like the snap attachment which helps keep the raincover in place.
Like the extra pocket on the front of my NEW Quasar Pack, don't miss the mesh which was on my Ouantum, I don't miss the 1/2"in the main compartment that I gave up,still packing all that I need with room to spare in my NEW Quasar. Both are great backpacks. Wish Osprey would get rid of the elastic bands on the right shoulder harness strap (they stretch out shape)and go with what they have on the left shoulder harness(Nylon Cloth)on both sides..
Having tested them in the sand. They have to be buried deep and pack down good to the top of the webbing and even then it depends on how large your tent is, for them to hold and how strong the wind is blowing. I'm trying them on a Kelty Sunshade 10'X 10'.. They are made very well, but just wish the pockets were alittle larger/wider. I'll keep them for my smaller tent and hopefully they'll work on both tent and Kelty Sunshade dome....
These units are within the area of 14" long from the bottom of the bag to the top of the webbing....
The Exos34(M) is a well made(Little)backpack, afew more straps then I wanted but they can be tucked away. Very comfortable to wear, seem to lighten the load that I had put in it. Returning it for The 46(M). The 34(M) was just alittle to small for what I needed it for. The Jungle Green, very low profile. Very nice little backpack.
According to The Osprey OWNER'S MANUAL, The EXOS 34 BackPack DOES NOT have the VERTICAL ZIPPER ACCESS STORAGE POCKET.. But it would be nice IF it did....Thank you all for your help....
Anyone out there know if there is a vertical zip main bag access pocket on the left side of this Osprey Exos 34 backpack?
Can this Osprey Hydration Reservoir(3L)be put in the freezer, (Having bladder half way full..) Then adding more water once it has been frozen?
I've put a 3L Osprey Bladder in the sleeve and it worked just fine. The Osprey Bladder has it's own support system not needing to hang...You'll probably/maybe need to change out the mouth piece on the tube to make routing easier then again maybe not. I've also used a 32oz Nalgene bottle in the side pocket, it all depends how you pack your Quantum. Less on the inside,more on the outside, more on the inside, less on the outside....