Tom Cox

Tom Cox

Idaho

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Tom's Passions

Fly Fishing
Snowboarding
Trail Running
Snowshoeing
Ice Climbing
Alpine Skiing
Mountaineering
Sport Climbing
Bouldering
Alpine Touring
Trad Climbing
Swimming

Tom's Bio

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Tom Cox

Tom Cox wrote a review of on April 11, 2011

3 5

After heavy use and cleaning, the inside of the hose had started coming out / off and made it hard to get good water flow to the mouthpiece that was leaking anyways. While trying to get it all connected for a hike last week, I went to pull the hose off since I couldn't get it twisted around. I was just going to disconnect and reconnect the hose in proper alignment, but the base off the connector piece on the bladder decided it was time to completely tear off, rendering it completely broken. It lasted for about 4 years and it had leaked out of the mouthpiece connection for half that time. This started as a 5 star product, but has dropped throughout the years.

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Tom Cox wrote a review of on January 1, 2011

5 5

This is a nice pot that will boil a liter of water. The lid doubles as a strainer and a plate, not the greatest though. It works perfect with the MSR pocket rocket stove and the fuel canister fits inside. The mug does add just a bit of weight, but is a neat design and since its ether the fuel or mug that fits int he pot I dont feel it makes that big of a difference. The pot actually has worked fine for a buddy and I on a 2 day summer climb, when we did one hot meal at night and coffee in the morning. If you plan on using this to melt snow, I would recommend a bigger pot, and that will probably work better with a bigger stove...

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Tom Cox wrote a review of on December 20, 2010

5 5

This is a fine piece of gear! Super weather proof too. Cary's well enough as a backpack to get you where you need to go, i.e. airport to cab etc. I have a large and it holds a ton of stuff. The inside has a really durable lining and washes out well. The specs say it has 2 internal mesh pockets, mine has one 1 big one on the inside of the opening with a key clip.

I have to admit, a couple of friends just had had to get one after seeing mine... Ahahahaa!

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Tom Cox wrote a review of on December 20, 2010

4 5

It fits really nice. The inside chest pocket does snag a bit. Be advised, it does not have any vents, however it does breath well. I find it works best as a summit and belay jacket. I've taken it out on winter trips, but its best suited for late and early season.

It has withstood some pretty stiff wind, rain and snow, but I wouldn't recommend it for serious weather. It has been great for late night bar-hopping, though!

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Tom Cox wrote a review of on August 19, 2010

5 5

I finally updated my day pack and after several options and different packs I looked at, I picked this one. Let me tell you its a BMF! Super comfy, holds the right amount of gear and the built in rain cover is nice. I also really like the trekking poll attachment, as I usually end up scrambling up most of the peaks I have been doing lately. It seems this pack will work well for light winter trips too.

I decided that Im going to update my other 2 packs and will be going with Osprey's for sure!

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Tom Cox wrote a review of on August 5, 2010

5 5

I use a full size one for dang near everything, and it has served extremely well over the years. Its getting a little frayed on the corners etc. but that is to be expected. Its lite, easy to fold / carry on any pack, and it can be folded / adjusted in length to make a comfy chair on rocks etc.

Self inflating is nice. I also use a guide lite at times, but foam does not pop!

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Tom Cox wrote a review of on March 24, 2010

5 5

Thats all I have heard since I first pulled this bad boy out of the box and put it on. Some people like fancy expensive cell phones, I happen to be a watch guy. Very comfortable, looks super sweet and its water proof so you dont have to pop it off before hoping in the hot tub, lake ect. The chronograph is a little odd, but I don't really use it... I must admit I was a bit sketched out about putting down that much money but Im very happy with the product.

Another great Nixon score!

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Tom Cox wrote a review of on January 26, 2009

3 5

When I actually got it, the metal clasp had come apart from the band, and after several attempts to re fit it, it kept coming undone. Also, it was not the most comfortable band I have worn. I ended up sending it back and getting a different style. The good folks at back country did not hesitate to refund the order. The comfort issue is merely preference, and like I said, it is a good looking watch!

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