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Will

Will

Somewhere on a farm...

Will's Passions

Hiking & Camping

Will's Bio

At the moment, I'm a traveling farmhand that likes to hike when I have the extra energy. Love backpacking, but generally try to combine it with work somehow. It's been working out well so far!

Aside from that... Good people, good food/beer/wine, and good books/music. That's more or less what I'm about.

Will

Willwrote a review of on December 30, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I thought I wasn't going to write a review for some simple liners, but they held up really well. As much I try to have everything be 100% wool when wool comes into play, I'm guessing the addition of acrylic and co. probably stopped these things from disintegrating after a week of heavy use.

As soon as winter comes around I have them on daily and take them on and off between 1-2 million times a day! Despite that, they lasted almost 2 winters, and had I not kept them on the first months while undoing knots, the index and middle fingers probably would have lasted even longer before breaking through the gloves.

Used as true liners (not as stand-alone gloves!) these things are great!

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Willwrote a review of on December 30, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As many people have mentioned, this thing is really thin. If you're keeping it mainly around your neck, then I would suggest a thicker neck gaiter. Despite the thickness, I love that the length allows me to cover my neck all the up to my (bald) head!

Waking up during a cold winter night in the woods simply because my beanie falls off and my head is frozen is not fun... brrrr! Layering this under a beanie was perfect. Paranoia while taking it on and off allowed it to last surprisingly long.

100% wool keeps the stink (at least to my nose) down to a min, which is great if you rarely wash your wools for ecological/laziness-related reasons! :)

If it was a *bit* thicker, it would be perfection. First one lasted a good 3-4 years. On my second one, and since I'm creature of habit, I'll be getting more!

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Willwrote a review of on December 19, 2012

5 5

I bought 2 pairs of these in 2010. After 2 years of daily use on farms, the only thing that cut the fabric was when I got myself in the knee with a bill hook!

They dry really fast, have just the right amount of pockets, and are thin enough to be comfortable in fairly warm weather. Sadly, I'm going to have to retire these for the summer in Thailand, but I'm hoping that the Mesa pant can more or less replace them....Time will tell!

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Willwrote a review of on December 5, 2012

4 5

This thing is a beast. Traveled around with it for 2 years and it exceeded my expectations in every way! Well, except for the sternum strap connectors.

Maybe I put them on wrong, but they always seem to come off over time. Which of course is super stressful if you realize that it fell off only after you left the train/bus and it's about leave! Definitely going to call Osprey and get a backup. The bag would be ruined if I couldn't hook up the sternum straps...

Overall, an awesome pack!

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Willwrote a review of on December 5, 2012

3 5

5 starts to the 2010 model for sure. Backpacked in it, and it came back looking like new.

I picked up a pair of the current model since I loved the older one so much, and the fit is a bit off (for me, at least). I'm pretty average size, but the shirt was cut noticeably tighter than before. Other than that, not a big fan at all of the button/zipper-less chest pocket. It hangs open even when there is nothing in there. Don't even want to see how it looks when I decide to use it. Looks sloppy.

Overall, still a good shirt. Esp. if it fits you well. On the plus side, I didn't even realize on the old model that the button on the upper part of the sleeve was to keep it from falling when rolled up. The new one came with a sleeve already rolled and buttoned as a demonstration. Nice surprise! haha

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Willwrote a review of on December 5, 2012

5 5

I've got a 2010 non-top loader 35L model (not made anymore), so this may not be very applicable to whats being produced now. The one thing I definitely can comment on is durability!

After 2 months of backpacking in SE Asia, and 2 years of working on farms, this pack is still perfect. I mean, it's showing its age , but the stitching and everything is in top condition I'm about to jump over to SEA again, and love the fact that I can bring a pack that has passed all the tests many times over with me . Love it!

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