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chr5310629 wrote a review of on January 6, 2012

5 5

I love this tent. I've had my Alpenlite for about 6 or 7 years now, and it's been camping with me many many times. Nothing has ripped, the zippers dont' get stuck, it doesn't leak, it's easy to set up,iIn my opinion it's the best tent you can buy for the money. I got it at Kittery trading post for about $140 back in '06 I think it was. It has stood up to rain, wind and snow no problem. Again easy to set up and it fits my 6' 3" body and my wife who is 5' 8" just fine. If you are hiking long distances you can find lighter tents for sure, but this is pretty light for a 4 season tent at around 7 pounds. And, if you are not hiking solo you can always split up tent and poles to distribute the load. If you want to take the extra time to set up all the guy lines to the rain fly, this thing is bomb proof. Get one if you can.

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chr5310629 wrote a review of on January 6, 2012

5 5

I love this tent. I've had my Alpenlite for about 6 or 7 years now, and it's been camping with me many many times. Nothing has ripped, the zippers dont' get stuck, it doesn't leak, it's easy to set up,iIn my opinion it's the best tent you can buy for the money. I got it at Kittery trading post for about $140 back in '06 I think it was. It has stood up to rain, wind and snow no problem. Again easy to set up and it fits my 6' 3" body and my wife who is 5' 8" just fine. If you are hiking long distances you can find lighter tents for sure, but this is pretty light for a 4 season tent at around 7 pounds. And, if you are not hiking solo you can always split up tent and poles to distribute the load. If you want to take the extra time to set up all the guy lines to the rain fly, this thing is bomb proof. Get one if you can.

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chr5310629 wrote a review of on January 6, 2012

4 5

This is a nice shell as long as it's not too cold. It's a bit too tight for much layering but I like the material and it definitely sheds moisture. Fits pretty well, excellent pocket postion, very nice hood. Seems very well constructed. I'm 6' 3" and about 205 lbs, so the upper arms are a bit tight, like I've seen in some other reviews, but despite this I still like the jacket. I have worn this with a base layer and a light fleece under it and been fairly warm on two hikes so far, with the temps getting down to about 20F with wind. I do bring a down vest for the summits though. Overall I am pleased with this shell considering I paid about $87 for it. Great deal, even better now at $63.98.

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chr5310629 wrote a review of on January 6, 2012

4 5

I have only used these shoes for one season, but they are easy to put on, don't weigh much and have performed well when I used them last winter. I have taken them up a couple 4000ers in the Whites, and they have performed well. Traction is solid, though I'm still learning when to use these shoes and when to switch out to crampons. The metal spikes on the bottom grip pretty good though. So far so good and they seem well made.

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