WAPITI77

WAPITI77

SW Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma

Jonathan 's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Running
Biking
Paddling

Jonathan 's Bio

Love to backcountry bowhunt as well as hiking and camping. Trail running ultra's and rappelling. All this to enjoy and take in God's wonderful creations! He only gives you so many sunrises and sunsets!!!

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WAPITI77 wrote an answer about on October 14, 2014

Andrea, unfortunately this bivy does not have a footprint nor is it sold separately. It is designed to be used like most bivy sacks. Quick set up and relatively light. In fact, I'm not aware of any bivy (poled or not) that offers a footprint/ground cover. Perhaps BC will correct the description.

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WAPITI77 wrote a review of on October 13, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share

I've been a Marmot fan for several years. All the Marmot gear I've owned and used has been great with certainly no exception to their sleeping bags. I will not get into the history of Marmot down bags, but let me just say they are innovators and stand behind their products. They are also the oldest customer of W.L. Gore in the world outdoor market. Now onto the bag...
I wanted to get a women's specific bag for my gf and ran across this. All I can say is wow! She absolutely loves it! The EN rating for this bag is 19 F which is equivalent to my Lithium O F.
She tested it on a trip to Palo Duro Canyon in which the temps dropped into the lower teens with high winds. She never complained and was in fact warm.

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WAPITI77 wrote a review of on October 13, 2014

5 5

Another fine Marmot product! This vest is the ultimate lightweight insulating layer. Great for archery elk season. No extra bulk and does not interfere with bow string. Also makes a pillow at night!

Make sure to get the next size down. I normally wear large on jackets as I'm just under six foot, 172 with athletic cut. The Medium in steel fits great!

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WAPITI77 wrote a review of on October 13, 2014

5 5

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

This is a light and fast backpack that works extremely well for fastpacking. I used it on the Transfer park loop with no issues. It carried a Marmot Hydrogen bag , Primus ETA Lite with canister and spork. Alpinist bivy, Neo-Air sleeping pad, change of socks, Montane rain jacket, three Mountain House meals, snacks, 2 ltr Platypus and Aquamira drops. Out for three days and two nights "fastpacking" and this pack worked great. Easy adjustments and fit was good. If you have had trouble finding packs to fit, definitely check this one out!

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WAPITI77 wrote a review of on April 30, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am a minimalist and purchased this tent for backcountry hunting and camping when more than a bivy is needed. The selection criteria for choosing my tent was: 1) Weigh less than 3 lb fully packed with ground cover. 2) Have a vestibule. 3) Be "freestanding".
This tent met all that and more. I've used it in high alpine meadows and rocky outcroppings as well as low valleys and dark timber. From early archery season on through fall and early winter. It is not a 4 season tent, but will hold up in brisk winds along with the occasional snow or rain storm if properly placed and anchored. It is a snap to set up and take down and although small, the vestibule is serviceable. The inside of the tent has just enough room to sit up if you're not a big person and less than 6 feet. The Fly Creek UL1 tent is designed for a specific need and it fits that need very well! I Highly recommend it!!!

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WAPITI77 wrote a review of on April 16, 2014

5 5

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

I'm not much on gimmicks and often wondered about a sheet designed for an air mattress. Why not use an old sheet and simply wrap it???
I was somewhat intrigued and caught the gray universal sheet on sale. With BC's return policy and excellent customer service, what do I have to lose, right? Well, I was pleasantly surprised! The grey sheet not only "custom" fits, it will fit both the 66" and 72" NeoAir as well as other pads I own. The adjustable strap on the back allows for easy adjustments and cinching. The material is soft after the first washing and feels good next to the skin. No more stickiness on the Neo! Although a good product for car camping, I would not take this along on a backpacking trip or elk hunt where every gram counts! Try one out for yourself!

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WAPITI77 wrote a review of on April 16, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share

I've been a Marmot fan for several years. All the Marmot gear I've owned and used has been great with certainly no exception to their sleeping bags. I will not get into the history of Marmot down bags, but let me just say they are innovators and stand behind their products. They are also the oldest customer of W.L. Gore in the world outdoor market. Now onto the bag...
I wanted to get a women's specific bag for my gf and ran across this. All I can say is wow! She absolutely loves it! The EN rating for this bag is 19 F which is equivalent to my Lithium O F.
She tested it on a trip to Palo Duro Canyon in which the temps dropped into the lower teens with high winds. She never complained and was in fact warm. "...sleeping on a warm puffy cloud". We both recommend this bag (women specific). Forget the generic "unisex".

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WAPITI77 wrote a review of on April 10, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my go-to bivy for fast packing and "banzai" elk hunting. It weighs in at just under a pound and is completely reliable. I have used it and found that Marmot's Membrain fabric breathes well and is totally waterproof.
I have not had problems with the condensation that plagues many other bivy bags. The zipper arrangement makes it easy to stay tied into your anchor, and it's easy to rig a "drip" loop.
This bivy enhances the warmth of your sleeping bag by a few degrees and has been warm enough to sleep well.
Good bivy for alpine and big wall routes, as well as just camping out. I highly recommend it.

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WAPITI77 wrote a review of on April 10, 2014

5 5

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

Hard to beat for the weight/comfort combo with the Primaloft insulation. I've used the standard original NeoAir and various other pads as well as Exped SynMat UL 7 and the NeoAir XLite. Either one saves me about 10 oz., but also costs considerably more money. This is a nice pad to use during archery elk season on through late fall, early winter. Nice for the price! I highly recommend this and the updated version from BA.

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WAPITI77 wrote a review of on March 24, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share

I still own and use the original NeoAir as well as many other designs and brands of sleeping pads. Some are better than others depending on the environment and temps. The Trekker is no exception.

I was looking for the "perfect" pad for my gf, knowing she is a side and stomach sleeper. This virtually eliminated most pads.

The 2.0 R value is more than adequate for the type of environments in which it will be used. If not, she can always throw down an extra closed cell pad.

The Rectangular shape has more area than mummy shaped pads. It is more durable than all of my other air pads, inexpensive, and more comfortable than Exped's vertical baffles and Nemo's horizontal baffles as well as Big Agnes' grooves(very slippery too). I highly recommend this pad in either the older version (if you can still get your hands on one, Everglade) and the newer Pistachio/Seattle Gray.

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WAPITI77 wrote a review of on April 11, 2013

5 5

I like the BRIGHT colors, (got mine in purple) so I won't mix up whose is whose or lose the spork in the depths of my pack. Easy to see and find. The hole in the handle is handy for hanging or threading a small piece of cord for an extra handle! It will not taint the taste of your food and the NON-paint coloring uses Electric Ionization Process to chemically bond pigment to the titanium for a safe vibrant color. Over time the color may break in and fade with use as you scratch and wear down the titanium, but it won't rust! I highly recommend it!!!

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WAPITI77 wrote a review of on April 10, 2013

5 5

I was looking for a down bag that was warm and be light enough to pack. I currently have a Marmot Hydrogen that is used during early archery elk hunts with great success, but needed something for late season. The Lithium is part of the Ultralight Series family from Marmot so I thought it would be a natural. So far, I've not been disappointed! It is certainly one of the warmest bags I've ever used.
One well-designed part of this bag is the hood pull cord, which remains comfortable even fully cinched. Most other sleeping bags place the cord on the outside edge of the hood (it's easier and cheaper), but this is uncomfortable when the hood is fully cinched because the tight cord smashes up against your face. Marmot does a great job addressing this problem.
If you are looking for the warmest 0 degree bag with a comfortable hood, stuffed with 28 ounces of top quality 850+ fill down, light weight and stuff-able, this is THE bag! I highly recommend it!

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