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jcjacobc wrote an answer about on November 29, 2013

I own this backpack.  Totally get what...

I own this backpack. Totally get what both of you are saying, and thanks for the laugh along the way haha.
Anyways to clear the air - the backpack does not have many straps on the outside, however there are iceaxe loops, side buckles on both sides, and the lid is capable of extending up over large items that you may choose to place on the top of the pack. It is a very large backpack. If you are carrying wintergear, climbing gear AND 2 weeks of food you may want to upgrade to a larger pack, or think about hauling a sled behind you (at least for the approach).




jcjacobc posted an image about on March 13, 2013

A pretty tent, but indeed a narrow fit!

It is a great looking tent. Would stand up to some mighty gales of wind I'm sure... however for weather warmer than -10 degrees with no wind, think twice.

I will be returning this tent for that reason, as well as the size. My girlfriend (5'7"), and me (6'4"), were too tight in the tent. Sleeping bags touching the walls. The length was great though.

If this tent is for one person, or two smaller people, and is just to be used on a summit attempt, it is a good choice.... but I sure wouldn't want to be caught in it for more than a night's sleep.






jcjacobc wrote a review of on May 13, 2011

4 5

I took these shoes on a 2.5 month trip to the Andes. I climbed sand-dunes, 5000m mountain peaks, walked countless miles of trails and roads with the shoes. After I got home, I took the shoes off and put on another pair which started to give me some trouble... so I put them back on. They lasted another 6 months. All in all... the amount of wear and tear they took was amazing.

It was not waterproof though. Within the first 3 weeks, the GTX membrane leaked. What can you expect though... the membrane is so crappy anyways - less thick than a piece of paper... its going to break down if you are actually using the shoes a lot.

After about 9 months of solid use, with the grip almost all gone, there is still a good amount of flex resistance left in the sole.

I am traveling to central america this summer and I will buy another pair because they are breathable... dry out fairly quickly, and are light, grippy and agile.