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bre3472135 wrote a review of on June 21, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I used this stick clip on a recent trip to Penitente Colorado. No problems clipping quickdraws and ropes. While there are homemade versions of stick clips, this device is quick and efficient. If you don't mind "highballing", you probably don't need this, but I found this to be helpful.

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bre3472135 wrote a review of on June 21, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This bear canister is the best value on the market. The cost is reasonable and the features are solid. The lid is opened without any special tools and while its not the lightest canister on the market, it is still reasonable for backpacking trips. The translucent housing is nice for locating contents. We used this canister on the Lost Coast Trail in Northern California and had no bear encounters; therefore I am unsure how it will perform if a bear attempts to open the can. I would recommend this canister to others.

We also have a WildIdeas Bearikade and the lower weight is nice, but it is really expensive.

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bre3472135 wrote a review of on May 12, 2010

1 5

The Millet Gokyo pants are incredibly light, warm, comfortable and the fabric is breathable/stretchy. These were the go-to pants for almost all outdoor activities (rock climbing, backcountry snowboarding, etc.). In addition, the price is reasonable.

The only problem (and it is a fatal flaw!) is that the zippers are terrible. One pull broke and three of the zippers pulled away from the fabric. The zipper failure was because the zippers are not sewn into the pant; they are "glued" (adhesive). A pant of this caliber and price needs to be more durable.

If Millet fixes this design/construction flaw, then I would buy them again. In my case, I returned the pant for a refund and will buy other brands/models. Backcountry.com is awesome on their return policy and I really appreciate the ease of returning the product.

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