Tony Pearson

Tony Pearson

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Tony's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Paddling
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Tony's Bio

Gear head, overly analytical, crazy backpacker.

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Tony Pearson

Tony Pearson wrote an answer about on March 8, 2010

Most thermarest pads are pretty good quality in general.

If he is just going to leave his pad in the barracks then any of the inflatable ones would be a good choice. They are generally thicker and more comfortable. However, if he plans on taking it out I would suggest a closed cell (foam type) one. It's going to be more rugged and won't have to worry about it getting a hole.

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Tony Pearson

Tony Pearson wrote an answer about on March 5, 2010

I have both a camalback and platypus bottle and have tried the both out in this pack. They both fit in the inside pocket. Basically any that has a drinking tube. Though when packed it can be hard to get to that little pocket inside your pack.

Tip: I usually just pack my whole bag then toss the water bottle on the top and push the tube out the opening so it's easy to access if I need to refill.

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Tony Pearson

Tony Pearson wrote an answer about on March 5, 2010

Kinda of an old question but answering for anyone else interested.

Garmin has a webupdater on their website that you can download. Just connect your device to your computer, turn it on and run the updater and it will check for upgrades.

If you're talking about using your SP maps in this device, all your maps on your computer (or the discs they came on) they should be able to be uploaded via the included software.

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Tony Pearson

Tony Pearson wrote a review of on March 5, 2010

5 5

This device is 8 years old, yes you can get a newer one that is more flashy, touch screen, etc, but I have yet to see one that works just as great, even from Garmin.
Satellite acquisition is quick and strong, has great battery life. Included software does not work with a Mac, but you can download software directly from Garmin that does.

One note, Backcountry.com lists this @ $428.95, SRP: $482.13 as of this review. This device is much cheaper elsewhere.

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Tony Pearson wrote an answer about on March 4, 2010

It's made from different materials, has a different frame/suspension, '10 has gear loops, '10 is a few oz. heavier, '10 has a zipper in the middle for getting to gear in the middle of the pack.

Overall is it better than the '09, Yes. If you're planning on using the bag a lot, I would invest the extra, if not the '09 can probably do just as good a job hauling your gear.

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Tony Pearson wrote a review of on March 4, 2010

5 5

Large single compartment no frills ultralight backpack. Weight is as listed 2lb 1oz on the 4400L. The foam back panel is removable. The hip belt isn't really anything more than a strap, not much in the way of padding. But, that's the price of it's weight. It's also made from recycled materials! I'll use this pack a lot.

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