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haep85970 wrote a review of on July 16, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This bag has been with me in just about every climate. From winter alpine trips to being drug through a sandy desert this thing has seen it all. I love how reinforced the stitching is, there aren't any places that are coming undone. The bag is also waterproof. The backpack straps are great because I am kind of short and when my large bag is full to bursting there aren't many other ways of carrying it. This bag has carried 2 months worth of clothes on an airplane and besides a small shoulder bag, this is the only bag I ever need on trips- it fits everything. If there were a downside it would be the 'bottomless-pit' that it turns into when you are looking for something when its full- but it's a duffel and that is just how they are. I got mine in yellow and its perfect for spotting at a crag or in a bustling airport. I would definitely buy it again. Don't waste your time with the competitions 'Black Hole', mine held up for about 3 months before I had to retire it.

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haep85970 wrote a review of on July 15, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have beat this tent up in the year that I have owned it. It has been in the rain, mud, snow, ice, and extreme heat, and it has protected me from all of it. I'm not a particularly sound sleeper while camping, but the spaciousness inside of this tent has made that a thing of the past. I bought the footprint as well and can not say enough good things about this tent. The vents in the sides are excellent for hot summer nights, the seams let in no amount of water in a torrential downpour, and it truly lives up to its 3 season rating. It is light and easy to set up in the dark due to its continuous pole set up (seriously this tent only has 1 pole, so you can't lose any poles in a quick tear-down before a storm hits). The gear loft is also perfect for headlamps for late-night bathroom runs.

If you are looking for a tent and are in between this one, and another one, pick this one. You won't be disappointed.

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haep85970 wrote a review of on July 15, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This pillow is great. I am an outdoors enthusiast that prefers to car camp so this pillow is perfect for me. It is durable, lightweight, and quite comfortable. However, if you are a backpacker and are trying to pack light and small this might not be your pillow. It doesn't pack up very small and doesn't compress. Like I said, for my use I wouldn't pick any other pillow, and you'll be happy with how comfortable it is. Something I've found useful: this pillow folds in half in the stuff-sack. Try folding it opposite ways each time you take it out, it seems to help not leave a permanent fold in the pillow and it lays a bit flatter while you are sleeping. Happy sleeping!

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haep85970 wrote a review of on July 15, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I've tried so. many. sportsbras. And this is the only one that I can comfortably: run, bike, swim, climb, hike, veg out, and most importantly breathe in. The horrible squashing effect of other bras was always unattractive and uncomfortable. Then, at the other end of the spectrum was the horrible constructed barely there bras marketed to bigger chested girls, but really only useful to the A cup girls (you girls are so lucky). Thanks to CW-X and girl with Cs and up can enjoy a day outdoors and not feel restrained!

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haep85970 wrote a review of on July 15, 2013

4 5

Fit: Runs small

They look great on the website but they are a bit small in person. I got the next size up and am stoked with these capris. They are great for all of my camping needs and are a great length for spring and summer weekend trips. I can't complain. I am on the shorter side and they fit more like capris than 'knickers' but I love the fit. Just make sure to go a size up

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haep85970 wrote a review of on July 15, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Love at first sight... love at first on-sight. These are great capris. They are a loose fit for an athletic build, they provide comfort and wicking with long approaches and hikes. They stretch beautifully for the rare but necessary hand-foot-match scenarios. They don't ride up and the don't slip down. The toggle at the waist is very useful for getting a great fit all day. I got these in red and I love the color. Must recommended for every climber, hiker, camper!

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haep85970 wrote a review of on July 15, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

This bag is stylish and versatile for urban commuting (read: urban walking). I appreciate the extra pockets and ergo design. I don't love it for biking though. It slides around on your back unless it is extra tight, which becomes uncomfortable for longer commutes. This is my only complaint though. Everything else is stellar.

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haep85970 wrote a review of on July 15, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

The support and comfort of these Chacos are perfect for my high arches and narrow feet. I have recently deemed them "my hiking shoes" because they are way more comfortable than any actual close-toed hiking shoe I have encountered. They make the every approach and hike a little bit more comfortable, and they are excellent for water sports as well!

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haep85970 wrote a review of on July 15, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

These capris are so versatile! I've worn them doing activities ranging from a leisurely hike to intense multi-pitch climbs on scorcher days. No matter what I'm doing they always keep me cool and comfortable. They fit like a glove for an athletic build and never ride up for fall down. I've had a great couple of trips with these capris and they are definitely a new permanent addition to the arsenal. Thanks Patagonia for continuing to impress!

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