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TomR

TomRwrote a review of on September 23, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had 2 of these for 5 years and they've taken plenty of abuse. Not so great for sleeping on snow or for side sleepers and is bulky strapped to the outside of your pack. And those were the main reasons I finally upgraded to an insulated inflatable that packs down to about 5"x9". But if you want something cheap, durable, easy to take care of, has multiple uses and bulk is not an issue, everyone will tell you the Thermarests are the way to go.

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TomRwrote a review of on July 23, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Pros: as previously mentioned, lacing can be fine-tuned, supportive, solid, works with my existing Grivel AirTec crampons, price.
Cons: a little loose around the ankle and you can feel the lacing eyelets dig-in when you cinch up the strings. they should've just stuck with simple steel eyelets on the lacing.

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TomRwrote a review of on July 6, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

About the size of a coconut and a little larger than some of the other models, but worth it, as it pumps easier and filters better. Was able to get flow from about a 2-3" pool of water. The different types of threads for different bottles is a plus, but water can still flow into any bottle simply by holding it underneath the spout. Requires about a dozen pumps to drain the remaining water out when you are finished so that it doesn't leak in your pack, but this is typical. Has survived a couple of drops onto the ground with no damage so far.

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TomRwrote a review of on February 18, 2009

4 5

I second all the other reviews. I bought this more to be shoulder-strap mountable, ala the XP Adapter kit. If I had a complaint, it could stand to be a tad brighter as I still have to carry a high-intensity hand-held.

Amended: After using this for a year, I will still say that I was expecting it to be brighter. Batteries didn't last as long as I expected from an LED either. Lowered my rating from 5 to 4 stars.

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TomRwrote a review of on February 2, 2009

3 5

These are shorts first, and pants second. Keep that in mind when buying. I have to give it credit for functionality and quality, though I was expecting them to be a good pair of hiking pants, and shorts as an option, but instead, its the other way around. Pant cuffs could also use some sort of drawstring, velcro or elastic since their is a noticeable flair. And the leggings don't really do much except keep the occasional bugs away.

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TomRwrote a review of on September 8, 2008

3 5

So far, I'm not that impressed. This is my first convertible pant. Though it should be called a convertible short and the pants are the option. I agree with the other reviews, sizes seem to run a little large and long and the ankles could use some sort of elastic, snap or velcro as these border on bell-bottom style flairs.

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TomRwrote a review of on April 16, 2008

5 5

I've tried 6 different brands of this type of underwear/brief. This one is the best and most comfortable so far. Other's I've tried are 5.11, Under Armour, Dockers, and Ex Officio. Yes, it is sort of a weird fit, as these don't have a traditional elastic waist band, but at the same time, they don't feel as constrictive by having to use compression to hold them up like others do. Breathability and warmth better than expected.

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