Venkatanathan Annamalai

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Venkatanathan Annamalai wrote a review of on May 9, 2012

4 5

This tent hasn't had the field test yet. So, all I can attest is that setting up the tent is easy and straightforward. I set it up in my backyard and slept in it for 3 nights consecutively. In the 3rd day morning I did see some water droplets collected on the inside. So just a bit skeptical on how it would hold in the snow. Apart from that, the tent looks roomy enough for 2 people. Setting up the rainfly was surprisingly easy. The buckles/clips made it easy. I didn't have to push it under the poles as in other tents. I live in seattle and hence invariably it rained in my 3rd night :) The rainfly held off the rain very well.

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Venkatanathan Annamalai wrote a review of on May 6, 2012

5 5

Awesome jacket. The best of all my alpine jackets. This weekend I had my mountaineering course on how to self arrest on the snow slopes. We went to stevens pass and hiked around 3K feet to practice our self arrest. It was snowing all through the day and all I had was this jacket over my stoic merino wool baselayer. I never got wet from the snow or my sweat. I then decided to test how water resistant this jacket really was. So, I proceeded to practice self arrest with this jacket still as my outer layer. After 2 hours of sliding and sprawling all over the snow I was really surprised that this jacket was as dry as I had just got it out of the bag. Amazing!!!

I can honestly agree that this jacket does exactly what it claims to do. Breathable, windproof and water-resistant. The first time my baselayer wasn't wet after hiking and playing in the snow for 6 hours. I didn't have to change shirts at the parking lot!!!!

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Venkatanathan Annamalai wrote a review of on March 12, 2012

4 5

No negatives about this jacket. It is small, lightweight, warm enough, water resistant .... but not for rock climbing. I went climbing at Vantage this weekend and it was pretty chilly and windy on Sunday morning. So, I put on this jacket and it did keep me warm. But the downside was that it got buffed up from the winds and was bulging at the stomach so much that I couldn't see my footholds down. It was really annoying on the overhanging routes not be sure of where your foot is. I am 5'11 and 160 lbs and got a medium. I am gonna return this and may be try the patagonia jackets.

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