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Z wrote a review of on February 25, 2010

5 5

This bad boy does everything as advertised. It's so nice to be able to throw 100 oz (I definitely recommend going with the 100 oz for backpacking) of good ole' dihydrogen monoxide in your pack and have a sip without having to take off your pack and reach for your water bottle that costs about the same as this pack and holds 1/4 the liquid. Very reasonably priced for such a high quality piece of gear.

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Z wrote a review of on February 24, 2010

5 5

I really like the R2, it's a great jacket for me. Top notch quality, very soft, and as soon as I put it on I can feel the heat retention. As others have mentioned, it's not stated to be windproof, and it's certainly not. But it sure fits perfect under a rain shell so that takes care of that.

Not being able to afford a dedicated technical fleece it's nice to be able to have it function so well just wearing around town. This is worth the money, it has Patagonia quality, it's warm, breathes well and looks/feels great.

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Z wrote an answer about on February 24, 2010

I'm 6'3" 215 and teetered between the L and XL. I tried them both on and went with the XL because the L was just a bit tighter than I want in a fleece that will be worn as an every day coat as well as a technical layer when backpacking. When I tried on the L I had no problems at all with length, so in my opinion at your H/W you'd be better suited with the Large, the XL will be too bulky as a tech piece in my opinion.

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Z wrote a review of on February 10, 2010

5 5

Really well designed, minimalistic headlamp that offers plenty of brightness for a variety of settings. Within minutes of wearing it you no longer realize it is on your head, and it's various settings as well as pivoting gives maximum usability. Works perfect when navigating the forest in the pitch black. Came in handy when hunting and fishing as well as camping/hiking. It's a really useful headlamp!

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Z wrote a review of on February 10, 2010

5 5

This shirt is the real deal. Excellent mix of tech and style. Has to be my favorite shirt I own. Everything about it is great, excellent ventilation, well put together, looks great, feels great, nice sleeve suspension system, super powers, well placed pockets, the works.

Get one, you won't regret it.

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Z wrote a review of on February 10, 2010

4 5

These pants are comfy, look sharp, and come at a very reasonable price. I really like how they feel and they are well designed, I wear them often around town and out for a stroll in the woods. They are not "khaki" fancy, but they can function as a step up from jeans in that category when worn with a nice shirt. Nice deep pockets really make carrying things easy and feel like there's nothing there in the first place.

The one thing I noticed with these pants relative to a variety of other styles/brands in the same size is that they are a little shorter lenght-wise. Not to the point of looking like flood pants, but you may consider going a step up with length of inseam if you're worried about that.

All in all, I'm very happy to get a pair of quality, comfortable pants for 30 bucks.

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Z wrote a review of on November 16, 2009

5 5

I don't normally like boxer-briefs, but I love these. They prevent all chafing when running, they wick sweat like a dream, and they are extremely supportive. I ran 15 miles in them over a week this summer and they didn't smell one bit. They are quick drying so rinsing them with some water is no problem to get the salt out, wring them out and then let them dry for a bit. Initially I bought 3 pair, but returned one, because they are so durable I only needed 2. They are great for hiking, running and traveling. I even wore them on a flight from Detroit to Hawaii and back with none of the usual discomfort from sweating in my seat thanks to their wicking power.

Seriously, buy them.

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