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Steven Smith

Steven Smith

Philadelphia, PA

Steven Smith's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Biking
Running

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Steven Smith

Steven Smithwrote a review of on June 27, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 250 lbs
Size Purchased: xxl

Thank you to Backcountry.com and Minus 33 for hand selecting me to review this piece of gear for the benefit of the Backcountry.com community.

I have been wearing these boxer briefs nonstop over the last few weeks (they were washed....not worn for weeks without washing....that is gross). These undies are made out of a very nice, soft, temp controlling merino wool. I was a little afraid that they might be on the warmer side for summer, but never felt uncomfortable in them. They did a great job at keeping me dry during the really hot days and a good job of keeping everything cozy and comfortable when the temps did drop.

The sizing is a bit on the small side. I normally wear a large or XL depending on the brand when it comes to other cotton boxer briefs, but had to go up to the Xxl with these. They have a functional fly that makes having to relieve yourself a breeze.

I never faced any issues with stretching. They fit great in the morning and in the evening still fit fine. The legs are on the longer side, but I never experienced them trying to ride up.

The waist band on these are on the smaller side. I wish it could have been a little wider, but that is personal preference and did not effect the quality of the garment.

I will update this review down the road if anything happens and I feel like I should let everyone know. As of now they are my go to for me adventures and to just wear around for everyday.

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Steven Smithwrote a review of on June 16, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my go to bag for day trips! I am not a gram counter when it comes to day trips so the weight of this bag was not an issue. This thing stays loaded with gear 24/7 and is my go to bag. It is a piece of gear that I do not have to worry about because it is built amazingly well.

The bag is made out of 1000d cordura which will probably out last me. The bag also features some awesome YKK zippers that are huge! The water bottle pockets are a tad small and cannot fit a Nalgene bottles, but was really made for the Liberty bottles.

Not only is this my go to bag for outdoor adventures, but it splits time as my office bag with my Topo Designs Mountain Bag. This is an amazing bag made in the USA by the fine people at Topo Designs!

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Steven Smithwrote a review of on June 16, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

When the weather turns nasty and you want your gear to stay dry this is a great bag. This bag however will let water in if it is submerged.

This bag is built very well and carries a heavy load well. I use this bag when I am going to be primarily filming, or snapping photos during fishing trips to help protect my gear.

This bag features one huge main compartment that has a zippered pouch as well as a small front zip. This works great if you have large items, but if you have a lot of smaller items they can get hard to find because there really is no way to compartmentalize things with the lack of storage options.

All in all it is a great pack, but if you want 100% waterproof take a look at the Patagonia Stormfront....it does however cost more than this bag.

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Steven Smithwrote a review of on June 15, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After owning this cooler for a few years I can honestly say that it will be impossible for me to ever switch to anything else. The price of the cooler is steep, but once you have one you quickly see that it is worth it.

In the back of the truck I can go days with cold drinks. DAYS!!! Not just one day then it is just cool water, but I am talking 3-4 days in the summer of cold beverages. The yeti also helps me be extremely lazy at work. I can fill it with drinks and ice on Sunday, and by Friday I still have cold drinks in my office...no more risking someone stealing my drink from the work fridge!

The tray that comes with the cooler is extremely useful in keeping things dry that you do not want to get wet. It also helps to compartmentalize things as you fill it.

I cannot recommend this cooler enough. One day I will save up to get another one!

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Steven Smithwrote a review of on June 8, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Size Purchased: 10

I purchased the Chaco's on a trip with my family. I wanted a pair to wear around and fly fish in as I was going a lot of river crossings and wanted a good sandal that would hold up well. This was the only model the store had.

I purchased them and wore them around town. They were AMAZINGLY COMFORTABLE, but I returned them once I found a store than had the Z2 Unaweeps. I wanted the Vibram sole for hiking/river wear.

The Z/Volv would make a killer shoe for casual wear and that is why I gave it four stars even though I returned it. I will be honest. They felt more comfortable than the Unaweeps, but the Unaweeps feel like they could take a beating....which is what I need.

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Steven Smithwrote a review of on May 18, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have a Dream Hammock Freebird that use for backpacking. It is a great hammock and super lightweight. It however finds a home in my pack, or if it is being used...I am in it.

My two year old daughter loves being in my hammock, however, when she is in the hammock I cannot be in the hammock. I decided to pick up a ENO SingleNest that we could use as a second hammock when we are having out and it has turned out to be a great purchase. This hammock is loved by all and is super comfortable. It is a lot shorter than my other hammock and slightly narrower. I personally would not camp overnight in this hammock (I am 5'11 and need a longer hammock), but it is awesome for lounging about in.

The fabric is soft to the touch and it just offers a very comfortable way to relax. The portability of this thing is awesome. You can take it anywhere you want, and set it up anywhere you have two trees/poles that are not to far apart.

I am thinking about buying another one to have as well so my camping hammock can stay set up for backpacking and the ENO hammocks for the lounging! I would not hesitate to take these on a day hike.

I chose the ENO SingleNest because I found the DoubleNest to be to wide for the length it is and found to much extra fabric flapping around. The SingleNest is on awesome piece of kit everyone should have!

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Steven Smithwrote a review of on May 1, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This does as it is supposed to. It keeps your pack dry when you need it to, and when you don't...it stuffs into a small stuff sack and can be placed out of the way.

I use this with a Gregory Z55 and use the size small.

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