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mnichols wrote a review of on February 4, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great bag, straps work well, love the overall construction. I haven't tried to fit my tent or anything inside this bag, but it's great for my assorted ski gear. It's my go-to bag that I grab when I want to head to the mountains after work on a Friday. I have enormous ski boots (Scarpa TX Pro) and have no problem getting any of my things in there.

I suppose the next generation Stoic duffel could use a U-shaped zip-around top that doesn't compromise the seams on either end. That should let people fit their tents and sleeping pads without lengthening the zipper. Or make the zipper diagonal across the top. No one's done it--doesn't mean Stoic can't change things up.

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mnichols wrote a review of on July 6, 2006

5 5

The Revelation 45L Backpack has all the accoutrements necessary for a good slog in the backcountry. With a sleeping bag and pad, however, you'll be hard-pressed to fit much else inside. Your stove equipment and (limited) supplies of food and water will top it off, depending on personal preferences/necessities for pad length, bag size, etc. The pack compensates on the outside, allowing you, the backcountry skier/mountaineer, to load skis, crampons, multiple ice tools, and a shovel.

For peak baggers, the pack can be used specifically for summit pushes. Take out the frame and leave it at home; it's not a very large pack, the frame is (quite visibly) flimsy, and removing the frame makes the pack surprisingly compactable. It can then be stuffed into a bigger, burlier approach pack.

The pockets on the waist belt are barely large enough to fit your inedible "energy" bars, so they will be better suited to carrying chapstick, whistle, knife, and other small items.

Happy hunting.

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