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candor wrote a review of on April 13, 2006

1 5

The Cataylst pack is fantastic and performs exactly as advertised. Loaded with 55lb, for the first time I was able to walk rather than plod up a 30 degree pitch and with absolutely no hip stress (I currently own an Osprey Cresent). I would love to have this pack. So what is the problem? The North Face refuses to provide dealers with different size hip-belts and shoulder harnesses for a proper fit. The large torso pack has a 36in minimum waist hip-belt and an overly long shoulder harness which together probably fits about 1% of the backcountry public. I have a 33in waist and need a 20in+ torso length pack. This arrogance on the part of TNF typifies a company in decline.

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candor wrote a review of on March 8, 2004

5 5

The MHW Hooded SL is a true alpine jacket and an understatement of quality, function and warmth. It is both waterproof and very breatheable. It kept me warm for 2 days at 12,000 ft, 5 degrees F and with a steady 20 mph wind. With layering, it has an easy comfort range of -25 to 20 degrees F. It is not a yuppie street jacket. The jacket is cut snug so if you are in the upper half of your size range, buy the next larger size, especially if you layer for cold temperatures.

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