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doe4675077 wrote a review of on August 21, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm not a fan of the rotating hip belt for climbing. It seemed like a great idea, but as soon I as load heavy items up high (rope, water, climbing equip) the balance of the back gets way off. Every time I step the whole thing tips to the side and rubs my shoulders raw. Would be fine if you could load heavy things down low, perhaps for backpacking when you have more control over where items go in the pack. But when climbing, I put my light stuff down low (sleeping bag, extra clothes) and have too many heavy things up high to be able to keep my balance. What a shame, since otherwise it is a well-made, well-designed pack.

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doe4675077 wrote a review of on April 15, 2012

4 5

Beautiful jacket but the shape doesn't work for me. I'm 5'5", 120 and have a long torso. I ordered the small but it's much too boxy. There's too much room around the torso and even when the bottom elastic is pulled tight the jacket synches up and reveals my midriff when I lift my arms even a little bit. I'm sad to return it because I love the style, color and warmth, but I doesn't work for me :(

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doe4675077 wrote a review of on April 15, 2012

5 5

Love this backpack! The side straps are very well designed to synch the bag down flat when it isn't very full so the weight stays close and streamlined to my body so it doesn't jiggle around when I move. The straps are highly adjustable and fit like a glove, the back is padded enough to protect my back from the discomfort of lumpy gear, but still allows a little air to circulate to minimize sweat. The belt is wide enough to be comfortable but not too bulky. I love that it is detachable.

I chose this backpack over many others because it can comfortably carry my very large yoga mat. Because the upper side straps are placed high on the pack, one can put a yoga mat vertically in the main cavity of the bag, synch down on the straps and carry it securely. You can also carry a yoga mat horizontally by slipping the outermost pocket over the mat and then attaching the top straps.

This is the second Camelbak brand backpack I've bought and I couldn't be more pleased.

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doe4675077 wrote a review of on April 15, 2012

5 5

Love these gloves! I wear them under my goretex ski mittens and they keep my raynauds-ridden fingers toasty warm. They wick away sweat, are still warm when damp, dry quickly, and are thin enough to be able to wear while doing detailed gear adjustments without having to expose my fingers to the elements. Having tried many liners, these are the best I've found.

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