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bdogwrote a review of on January 25, 2007

4 5

The Black Diamond Covert pack 32 w/ Avalung carries well. The organization within the pack is reasonable. I was a more than a little disappointed that my Life Link snow saw did not fit inside and that there is also no practical method to carry it externally. With shovel, and probe in the smaller pocket there is room to shove a few more small items such as a head lamp in. The main compartment requires some thought to get the basics included for a long day trip; extra clothing, food, first aid kit, bivy sack and skins fit barely with a 3 liter bladder in the included pocket. I would also have liked a more substantial waist belt, but the minimalist approach works well with a harness and does not restrict movement. Overall this is a fine pack for single day BC trips. The idea of always having the Avalung along is nice, but hopefully terrain and route selection will defer its use.

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bdogwrote a review of on November 22, 2004

5 5

I wore the OVO AWOL helmet most of last season. It replaced an ageing and well worn Boeri. The AWOL is reasonably light, though has slightly more heft than an inmold design. It has superior comfort and warmth, yet in the spring by removing the vent plug it was plenty cool. For 04/05 you can also remove the ear flaps. For the price this helmet offers excellent value and protection. A fine brain bucket!

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