jsteele1270052

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jsteele1270052 wrote a question about on August 31, 2012

Is the large mouth opening on this filter too large for the MSR Autoflow Gravity Filter? If so, has anyone figured out a way to connect this to an MSR filter (gravity filter or hand pump)? I really like the convenience of filling up the hydration reservoirs directly with MSR filter rather than having to transfer the water over from another dromedary or bottle. Thanks!

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jsteele1270052 wrote a review of on March 17, 2012

3 5

We purchased the Kanga Kid for our 5 month old. We liked the ability for it to double as a diaper bag and the smaller size given its lack of an external frame. However, it is not nearly as comfortable for the wearer as the Deuter Kid Comfort II for longer hauls, and our daughter (who is tall for her age), couldn't seem to find a comfortable sleeping position. Also, it is built to be worn by shorter adults (it fit my wife well at 5'3", but there was no way I was going to wear it at 6'3"). I would recommend it for short hauls around the city for infants, but if you're going to spend this much, you might as well upgrade to the Kid Comfort II, which is an amazing and adjustable pack.

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jsteele1270052 wrote a review of on December 18, 2011

5 5

With the number of soft shell options on the market, I was overwhelmed when I went looking for an outer layer to wear while cycling during winter. I have a 12 mile round trip commute on my bike every day, and I needed a piece that blocked the wind but remained breathable enough to vent the heat I generate after I get going. The Marmot Leadville jacket has been perfect. Compared to my two other softshells (a Patagonia Traverse and an Arteryx), it blocks out a lot more wind. My personal test is trying to blow through the fabric, and the Marmot Leadville jacket is tough to push a breath through. It has breathable fabric in strategic locations that prevent overheating, and while it did allow moisture through during a recent downpour, it does an adequate job of deflecting light rain. I layer it with a merino wool jersey on colder days and a merino wool crew on milder days. If you're looking for a windproof soft shell, this is the one!

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