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davidnewto1527945 wrote a question about on June 18, 2012

I'm looking for a pack for alpine skiing. I was hoping to find a pack that could carry my shell and a day of consumables, etc., that won't get in the way on the lift. Can this bag be worn high on the back? Can you easily swing it around to the front prior to loading?

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davidnewto1527945 wrote a review of on March 16, 2009

3 5

I grudgingly give this product three stars as it is adequate for the job... However, I was under the impression it was a stand alone product, and have no intention of adding more weight to my pack. Although I admit that used in conjunction with a thermarest air mattress it is quite comfortable, I took it on a weeklong trip, and felt like leaving it behind after one night... On it's own it is useless.

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davidnewto1527945 wrote a review of on March 16, 2009

4 5

I recently went on a camping trip in Hawaii, and needed to haul everything and protect my Osprey backpack... It worked. The only problem was with the shoulder straps, which kept sliding apart and falling off my shoulders, when they weren't slipping and lowering the pack down my arse. Some type of chest closure and heavier buckles would make this pack perfect.

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davidnewto1527945 wrote a review of on December 29, 2008

5 5

Actually, I use the Smartwool as my only layer in the summer when hiking. It gets filled with sweat, but wicks well and does not make me feel overheated. In fact, I prefer to wear the soft merino wool on my body as compared to a poly T-shirt. So I would actually recommend it highly. Also, when caught in the rain, I throw my rain jacket over the already wet wool T-shirt and it insulates very well.

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davidnewto1527945 wrote a review of on December 29, 2008

3 5

Ironically, I already have two other bags, and only bought two of these so that I could zip them together on a camping trip I took last year with my wife. It was her first overnight trip with me and the dog and it was 5 nights... needless to say, rain, wind, etc. for the duration of the trip. I only bought them because they were light, square "and could be zipped together". My fault for not testing it out before we left, because as the last person stated, they do not zip together and are only left zip. Bummer. She didn't feel much like snuggling with me on this trip anyway! As a single bag, it was a little pricey for the weight, but it was adequate to help keep me warm at temperatures that because of wind and rain were well below 40 degrees. Maybe it was the dog...

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davidnewto1527945 wrote a review of on August 21, 2008

4 5

Overall I fell like a recieved good value for a three season tent. There was a lot of thought put into the design of this tent. Comfortable in a range of temperatures, however a lot of condensation inside of tent was the trade off. I wouldn't call the tent "ultra-light" after a week of carrying it, especially with an extra pound of moisture on it, but I lived in it with my girl and an 85 pound dog, and it was like being inside a condo. Extremely easy to set up, any idiot could set this thing up in high winds in the dark!

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