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David's Passions

Backpacking
Hiking

David's Bio

I love being on a trail by myself, no noise but that of nature. Sitting on a ledge with my feet dangling over a 400ft drop eating lunch. Nothing beats the sunrise on a mountain trail.

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dfe3623652 wrote a review of on February 1, 2013

5 5

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

pick these up because I hate how regular insulated pants sometimes feel like they're drooping.

couldn't be happier. I will say that these are little lighter than normal. I used a heavy base layer underneath. It was 10 degrees they day I used these for skiing. But after a couple of runs i was comfortable all day. The big pocket on the chest was great for storing my iPod and a quick snack.

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dfe3623652 wrote a review of on December 2, 2011

5 5

I purchased these pants for hike up Slide Mtn in the Catskills. Great Pant. I'm 6'2" 200lbs and the 34/34 fit me perfect. Enough room at the waste to to tuck in a midweight base layer. The material stretches nicely and seems very durable. The only con I have,and its a small one, is I wouldn't mind a side pocket on the legs. Something to stow a map in.

Bomber pant pant for the price!

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dfe3623652 wrote a review of on August 24, 2010

5 5

Wow! That's my first reaction with these shoes. Right out the box they have a great feel. I'll start with the tread, very aggressive and Vibram to boot. The toe box is very roomy and surrounded with rubber, the heel also is covered in rubber. should be able to take a beating. The fit is wonderful. Toe box is roomy, if your feet are narrow these might not be for you. Once laced up nice and tight my heel was secure and my foot will not move all the while giving the piggies plenty of breathing room. That room should also help on the decent from jamming the toes. I changed out the laces for thicker 45".I planned to do the Lemon Squeeze on Thursday, I think these are gonna rock. A++++ shoe.

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dfe3623652 wrote a review of on August 23, 2010

4 5

I bought this pack to replace my old day pack. First thing to comment on is the fit. I put the pack on first thing w/o a load, and the shoulder straps fit great! the sternum strap is well placed. The waist belt snugs the bottom of the pack to your back nice and tight. would like to have the waist strap wider as to accommodate a clip-on anything (knife, GPS, Radio, iPhone) but it gets its intended job done perfectly. I decided to load it up to see how it feels with weight. It can hold a ton, more then you might need for a day hike. It will be perfect for when me and the GF head out, I can hold all our stuff. The front pockets hold a ton of gear as well, and keeps it organized. There is a gear loop, and lash points on the outside. a handle on the top on outside pocket are convenient as well.

My only negative (hence the 4 stars) thing would probably be the two side mesh pockets. My Nalgene bottles don't make a perfect fit. But once the pack is strapped on, they stay put due to the fact that the waist belt pulls the pockets tight. I tested it by bending over with both 1L full and they didn't move.

All in all, a decent pack for under $100. I will be field testing it this weekend. i would recommend it.

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dfe3623652 wrote a review of on May 28, 2010

4 5

UPS dropped this boot off to me on Wednesday, and out the box I was totally stoked. The look of the boot is awesome, you can see the that construction is top notch. But..... unfortunately for me, they where to narrow in the toe. I ordered a size 11, I was informed they fit true to size like my Merrells, and the did. My toes didn't touch the front, there was just pressure on the side of my big toe. everything else felt great. i was gonna try and break them in, but one trip down the stairs and realized the narrowness was just to much.If you have narrow feet and looking for a great boot, this is it. I'm going to try these in the wide, hopefully the fit will be better

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