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Wisconsin Jake wrote a review of on August 6, 2011

5 5

I have a pair similar to these, and wanted my wife to enjoy them as much as me. Keen are favorites of ours because their fit accomodates those of us with wide feet. I've trudged through 2 Wisconsin winters with a similar model and it feels like I'm slipping on sneakers My wife has 1 winter of bliss in these boots and will never put another boot on..

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Wisconsin Jake

Wisconsin Jake wrote a review of on July 15, 2010

5 5

Like a charm. I was super happy with the dry sacs. I got 3 of the 5L, and they worked perfect. Only side note is to keep in mind they are ultralight, and to stuff things in while the bottom is securely on the ground... things have a tendency to tear on you otherwise... turns out I only needed 2 of the 5L. I took these bags through monsoon type rains, and everything inside (including my down sleeping bag) stayed nice and dry. Highly recommended.

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Wisconsin Jake

Wisconsin Jake wrote a review of on July 15, 2010

Light and Compact
5 5

Used it for an ultralight bikepacking trip... a long one. This bag treated me well. Take care of the bag, and it will take care of you. Shoved this bag into an OR 5L dry bag along with my Therma Rest and some cold weather gear... that's a lot of stuff for just a 5L bag!!! I was warm down to just below 30 (with bivy)- but I'm normally a warm guy, too. Plenty of room in the bag to move around, throw in the foot vent, and you're dreaming of tomorrow's mountain before you can say "Wow, I'm glad I read some reviews."

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Wisconsin Jake

Wisconsin Jake wrote a review of on July 15, 2010

5 5

There are some things to skimp on, and some not to. Do not skimp on your saddle. I trained on this saddle, and rode this saddle for 1000's and 1000's of miles... literally. No pains, no numbness, no sores, and no "aftereffects." Saddle is still on my ride, and still getting lots of use. Nice and long for lots of seating position changes to boot. Couldn't be happier with this saddle.

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Wisconsin Jake

Wisconsin Jake wrote a review of on July 15, 2010

I was dry-ish
4 5

Jacket definitely kept the rain out, and was a great wind barrier. Fit nice and snug so I didn't look like Hanz or Franz while bombing downhills. back end was longer to cover the back end so my rear stayed nice and dry (it covered my entire hip pack that I was wearing, too- so all my gear stayed dry). Downside- breathability. While it kept the rain out, it also kept all of the body moisture in. Only thing it could have used were some under arm vent zips. Sizing chart was a little off, and had to send in for a size smaller.

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Wisconsin Jake

Wisconsin Jake wrote a review of on June 27, 2009

5 5

Like staying warm at night? Light weight? Packable? After hiking/ biking/ paddling/ portaging all day- I just want some comfortable sleep so I can get up and do it again. Kept me warm with nothing more than the tent and it's footprint- no therma rest required (for heat retention at least) Pricey? You bet, but it's gonna last a long time and you're gonna sleep like a baby. Don't skimp on you're sleep comfort- you'll wake up a happier person in the morning and you'll probably thank those wonderful people at marmot when your friends are complaining about how they froze last night (or how heavy their bag is).

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