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akl5141040wrote a review of on March 27, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have an older, likely heavier version of this crampon case. Like democracy, its one of those imperfect solutions that's still the best I've seen. :D


The bad:
Heavy itself (removing/replacing the internal frame sheet with hdpe would minimize) , holds generally heavy crampons farthest back from body amplifying effect. (better used to extend space & features on a slim 30-45L mountaineering pack then to stack on an already mammoth load hauler.)



The great:
Keeps crampons absolutely secure/out of the way/easily available and keeps your pack dry when you pack crampons after use (I really don't like having to shuffle something so critical around, and risk dropping or forgetting them, each time you get in or out of your pack ).
The pouch attaches easily to nearly any pack with lid/exterior straps or d-ring attachment points.
Adjustable straps create an expanding pocket between the pack where you can quickly secure: a layering piece (without having to pull your pack apart), the trash bag, that well used wag bag so its not swinging around, smacking you, waiting to be caught on a twig and rip open. (makes getting that free beer for grabbing someone else's a bit more tempting)
Adds over 3L additional storage (plus pocket mentioned above) which can be critical when trying to get everything into a minimalist pack.
Can be used as a summit pack (requires straps or webbing you probably used to hold your sleeping pad to your full pack).

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akl5141040wrote a review of on November 6, 2014

Flexible,Quality,needs a few details,$$$
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

Good product for cool weather. Fold over pouch on sleeve to cover hands when desired! :) Washes well. Heavy fleece construction good quality. Lack of zipper barns leaves zippers exposed right near face. No wind-proofing I wouldn't really say resistant either (its just fleece so not really expected).

Used to 50F overnight without issue (in shared tent /w pad). For brief, active periods it should be fine for us to 30F with inner layers. For overnight temps below 50F plan to add a down layer over. I use my Marmot Ama Dablam with the arms stuffed in or wrapped around and the waist pulled closed as a down bag for him.

Inner zipper flaps only in select places and awkward implementation where placed to cover hole at crotch when zipped as legs.

Based on the size guide and his weight we bought the 6M for our 3 month old but he's in 95th % for age. We've used it as a sleeping bag during car and bicycle camping trips. The option to switch between sack and footie was critical for us as our little one demands his freedom.

We found the 6M size was probably the right choice to extend value as much as possible, not overly huge, plenty of room for layers. The hood is large and doesn't have a volume adjustment in the back so the hood isn't very usable for us yet.

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akl5141040wrote a question about on December 8, 2012

The tech specs show shimano tiagra crankset but photos show fsa, what are all the actual components that come on the bike? Since the bike is listed online it would also make sense to list details on headset, stem, fork, length of crank arms, handle bar widths, etc. Not sure why anyone would buy a bike sight unseen without basic specs, unless they planned to swap all components any way, but then might as well buy just a frame.

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