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lodidodi wrote a review of on January 19, 2006

5 5

This is the best ultralight backpack ever! It came to either this pack or the granite gear vapor trail. My 2 friends have the vapor trail and I like this pack way better. I hiked over 10 miles a day, for 4 days straight through rough mountain terrain and my load was carried very well. My pack weighed about 25-30 lbs. The waste belt has mesh zipper pockets so I store power bars or granola bars since the bars flex with the pockets around my waste. The big mesh outer pockets are great for storing extra gear that you’re too lazy to put in your pack. I keep my rain jacket and map there for easy access. Also, if I have any wet gear the mesh pockets allow it to dry while I'm hiking. The 2 water bottle pockets are deep and held my 1-liter Nalgene bottles very well. The harness and straps that stabilize the pack are the only kind I’ve seen like it. When you bend and twist your torso the harness at the bottom moves to adjust the load better and gives you more flexibility. Also, this pack barely weights anything compared to other packs.

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lodidodi wrote a review of on September 14, 2005

4 5

Great solo cook set except for two tiny things. The lid handle doesn't stay in the up position. I've seen some pots with a notch in the bracket making the lid handle stay vertical. Maybe I'll cut one in it. Pot fits 2 small Snow Peak gas canisters or 1 gas canister and the Gigapower Stove without the stove case. Guess I'll have to leave the stove case at home.

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lodidodi wrote a review of on August 25, 2005

4 5

It’s good for the price because I didn't want to spend 100 bucks for a rain jacket. I used this for a week in the Rockies. Best for off and on thunderstorms. The jacket isn't as long as I would like, but it kept my upper dry. I liked the zipper arms to add ventilation when working up a sweat. The zipper got jammed but was easily fixed. I'll just have to be more careful when zipping. Packs a little smaller then a 2L Nalgene. I don't think this would stand up to scraping on rocks or bushwhacking because of its thin material.

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