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jus5100137 wrote a review of on February 27, 2014

5 5

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

This has been my go too jacket for the past 6+ years. I have worn this with a down layer in -40 winters in northern Maine to those slightly chilly summer nights.

The breath-ability is great. Mine is nearly 7 years old and has no armpit zip vents and I don't miss them. I have worn this jacket on many hikes and works splendid when worn with layers.

The wind protection is perfect even after nearly 7 years of heavy use.

The rain protection is my only complaint about this jacket.It is good for a drizzle or being caught in a brief rainstorm. This jacket was not intended for rain and if worn for prolonged periods of rain, you will get wet.

The fit is great. I am 5'8' and 140lbs and a small fits great. Just big enough that my down base layer fits and is not compressed by the jacket. The hood is big and a ski helmet fits well. If you need the hood when not wearing a helmet draw cords tighten it down well around your noggin. More draw cords around the waist to...well draw the waist of the jacket to your waist.

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jus5100137 wrote a review of on July 28, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I used this pack a few times on shorter winter hikes with my dog. The load was light and seemed to sit well on my back. I never used the diagonal ski carry or had heavy loads in it. The right shoulder strap ripped out during a short hike. After calling Camelbak they told me it was my fault and I should go on their web site to fill out a form and they would fix it for me!

As for the pack itself before it ripped out. This pack is way to warm for summer activities. I bought it for skiing, and for the time being I liked it. Easy access with gloves on and it sits well when skiing or during activities. Material for the pack is nice and not that cheap nylon that gets brittle in the cold. When the shoulder strap pulled out, I could see it was barley sewn in. If it fell apart just after a few uses, how would it hold up to a few years?


This was was an obvious defect in the craftsmanship of the pack. I had to pay shipping to and from my house. I tried returning it where I bought it (Not here) and they would not take it back. The pack still had the new material smell to it!!! Stay away from Camelbak. I have other packs that I have put through the wringer and still held up well. I will not be buying any other Camelbak products.

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