Zach Schutz

Zach Schutz

Zachary's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Zach Schutz

Zach Schutz wrote a review of on May 3, 2012

5 5

I Just received the Baja and put it to home use right away. First test: Salmon and Asparagus. Going full blast the burner heated a 12" cast iron quickly, and maintained very steady, high heat for good searing. Finding the point in the fuel control to reduce to simmer can be touchy, but it really does simmer when you want it to. The stove integrates into the Iron Grill Table (IGT) setup from Snowpeak very well, being dropped in from the top and resting on the aluminum rails of the table frame. This is a pretty heavy piece of cooking equipment, but it appears well built, has well thought out elements in terms of cooking with or without the IGT setup, and it goes well from whisper to roar. As a single burner this one is pretty solid. Enjoy the food!

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Zach Schutz wrote a review of on June 12, 2011

4 5

This bag is the jams. I have the small in LCD green. My first usage was a two week trip to Greece where the BCD worked flawlessly as my only bag. While it has similar dimensions to a 30 liter backpack, the burly fabric, zippers, and tie downs, as well as full access to contents set this bag apart. The compression straps aided the over-head compartment squeeze and made the BCD fully carry-on-able. The shoulder straps made running through the terminal to catch a connection possible, leaving my roller bag compatriots in the dust.
Only gripe is the one internal pocket that is located on the top lid which becomes the back panel when using the backpack straps. Pokey contents had to be buried in softer layers.
All in all a great bag that is sure to last years... Enjoy

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Zach Schutz wrote a review of on April 1, 2011

5 5

Just got the Flight in a very prompt manner from BC. I Immediately departed on a week long trip in Iceland (think drizzle most days and 20-40 deg temps in March) where the Flight was my go-to every day. It packs down to nearly the size of a Foster's oil can and weighs even less. Re-lofting was rapid and trapped heat quickly with the aid of highly elastic wristbands, as well as adjustable waist-cord. The zipper isn't as burly as the one featured on the Meltdown, but functioned without fail. The fit is pretty roomy but a bit short in the waist (I'm 5'9" -130 lb and a small was nice in the arm length and chest width). Overall this jacket has a very high warmth to weight ratio and lacks frills you realize you don't need. Throw a shell over if its going to precipitate...enjoy

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