How will this serve as a hotel bag?
I want to put an "eagle creek folder" full of a day's worth of (office) clothes, as well as a netbook, and toiletries. Doable? Practical?
I love these bars, I get them whenever they go on sale at local camping supply stores. I was excited to get a 12 pack from backcountry.com; when they arrived, the packaging has a bit of wear on it (not the shipping box, but the thing cardboard box in which the bars are placed (like, at a retail checkout line area), but the bars themselves were in tact.Unfortunately, when I bit in to one, it tasted funky. I tried two more before chalking the shipment up to a loss, and tossing the pack. Oh well, I guess you shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth.EDIT: A few weeks ago, I received a package from a representative of this company. They sent a replacement box, and samples of their other products.The replacement tasted just like it should have!2 stars to 5
The blue bite valve has a clear covering over it. The space in between them is a breeding ground for mold/mildew.And before anyone starts commenting, I've only ever used water with my platypus bottles/tubes, and I usually keep them stored in the fridge when they aren't in use.Great idea, poor execution.
Also, the valve itself requires a bit of "finesse" to it- you can't just chomp down, you have to delicately pinch at just the right amount of pressure.
They stay comfortable, and keep you feeling clean no matter how much hiking you've done!
Can this actually be used as a poncho? I.E does it have a hood/arm holes/etc
Will it survive a light shower? What about a downpour?