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alefland

alefland wrote a review of on June 10, 2014

5 5

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

I bought this shirt because I needed something to keep me cool while doing field ecology research in the New England summer. I am very often in the forest, but sometimes in clearcut areas getting hit by sun all day. This shirt definitely keeps me cool, and is great because I can keep the sleeves down and not have to re-apply sunscreen and bug repellent all day. It also dries quickly and seems to be pretty durable (though I cannot say for certain as I have only had it for a few weeks).
The only downside is that the arms of the shirt are a bit short on me. It's generally ok, but as soon as I lift my arm, or put both arms straight out, the sleeves ride up a bit. Aside from that, the sizing is perfect.

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alefland wrote an answer about on December 4, 2009

I have worn them in sub-freezing, but not sub-zero temperatures. As long as you have a pair of heavy socks and keep moving you should be fine. They are not insulated as Ben said, so you might be better off with a boot with more insulation. Try something like this: http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorgear/The-North-Face-Slot-GTX-Winter-Boot-Mens/TNF3311M.html

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alefland wrote a review of on December 4, 2009

5 5

I have had these boots for close to five years and have probably logged more than 1000 miles in them and they are still in awesome condition. They are totally waterproof, extremely comfortable, and very durable. They do not take very long to break in, and once you do break them in, they will be your best friend on the trail. They might seem a bit pricey, but the extra money is worth it. Your feet are the most important thing on the trail, and having a good boot is a priority. Highly recommended!

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alefland wrote a review of on December 4, 2009

3 5

I got this hammock about three years ago and used it all the time. I slept in in even when there was a tent with an air mattress because it was so comfortable! Unfortunately, the parachute cord snapped after a couple of months, and once one string breaks, they all go. So, I bought some 3mm cord and re-strung the entire hammock and now the thing is bomb proof.
Overall, the hammock is worth what you pay for it. It is not too expensive, and it does the trick. However, it will not last as long as some other makes. But if you are willing to spend the time re-stringing it with some stronger cord, this thing will be your best friend during those warms summer nights.

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alefland wrote a review of on October 26, 2009

5 5

This is a sweet carabiner, especially for the cost. It is lighter than most of the black diamond carabiners and cost almost half the price, so you are getting the same quality and strength for a lot less money.
They are great for racking your trad gear or using with slings/draws. I have had mine for over a year, and love em!

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alefland wrote a review of on April 1, 2009

5 5

I ordered this bag in the small size, which says that the max user height should be 6 feet...well...I am exactly six feet tall and had a hard time in this bag. Fortunately, backcountry.com has an awesome return policy and let me exchange the bag for the regular :) !!
That being said, if you are around 6 feet, go for the "regular" sized bag. It will be worth the extra weight an money.

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alefland wrote a review of on February 2, 2009

2 5

I bought this filter becuase it had good reviews, and MSR makes good products, but when it came time to use the filter in the field, I was amazed at how slow it took to filter one liter of water. There are many other filters (i.e Katadyn Hiker) which filter much faster and get rid of the same harmful stuff.
Would not recommend...go for the Katadyn...I have used that one as well, and it is much better.

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