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ber5298185 wrote a review of on March 23, 2012

5 5

Love this air mat. Takes about 20-25 puffs and it's up ane running. Been out with it 10 nights and no problems. Extremely light and provides a great nights sleep. Had it out for your winter camp in a eureka outfitter at 7F and it kept me off the snow and warm. Very little melt from body heat and I was toasty all night. My tent mate ended up in a depression where his mat was. No down sides to this mat I will say though you do have to have it mostly inflated or it will crinkle but I'm not sure why you'd only half inflate it anyway. Great product weight is 12.55 and the stuff sack is another .45 so a total of 13oz of super comfort ... esp needed by us older guys.

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ber5298185 wrote a review of on February 16, 2012

5 5

LOVVVVE IT!!! I have the 72L and it is great. Have put 60 miles on it loaded to 27-32lbs and it is comfortable. HUGE amount of room so bulk is not an issue - I don't even have to compress my bag much. Lots of thought went into this pack. I easily reach my nalgene in the side mesh pockets the belt has its own mini-pocket for camera and Lara Bar, inner pocket for my Camelbak and the zipper pocket in the back is perfect for my windshirt, rain gear and vest. Oh yea it's amazingly water resistant too - no real need for a pack cover (so far). And all for 33oz!

Packing it is different. No accustom to the Roll top and miss a lid for stashing my gloves and hat in. Also, I'm use to having many pocket and a frame to lash things to - still experimenting so any tips are appreciated.

This is going on the AT (Fontana Dam) in April for a week with a full load of food and fuel (33lbs) so that will be a big test. Then going out to Philmont for 10 days (24-26lbs).

My knees are looking forward to both.

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ber5298185 wrote a review of on January 28, 2012

2 5

Never got these on the trail. Ordered 12s which are a bit roomy in most shoes but these my big toe was out of room. They didn't even fit with the footbed removed. Also decided that the Turquoise/Voltage looked better on the screen than in real life. The 12s weighed in at 11oz each. Still looking for a lowrise transition shoe.

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ber5298185 wrote a review of on January 28, 2012

5 5

Had this out several times so far for our weekend prep-hikes and it's great. Very warm and VERY light. Mine is a large and weights in at 7oz. Temps have been in the 20s and can't wear it while actually hiking but before the hike It has kept me toasty with only a Long Sleeve T under it. IT perfroms exactly as advertised and exactly as I would expect from Stoic. These guys make great gear!!!

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