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montanatreeskier wrote a review of on November 24, 2014

3 5

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

I have bought many pairs of these socks over the years on S&C, both the low cut and hiker versions. They are fantastic feeling - perfect padding, highly breathable, not too stinky. The downside is that they wear out at the back of the ankle/upper heel long before the rest of the sock is ready to die. So they never last very long.

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montanatreeskier wrote a review of on March 15, 2014

3 5

A quality sleeping bag at a good price. I bought it for car camping, hut-to-hut skiing, couch surfing, and not so cool, humid nights in the tent. Plenty of room to toss and turn, reasonably warm but you would want a good hat below 50 degrees and long johns at 40. Stuffed size is adequately small but not remarkable.
The only problem I had is that it smells like B.O. It came in original packaging, and it was rolled up like it would have been in the factory, but it reeks of mammalian musk. I'm not sure if it's the plastics or fabric treatments used in the construction, or if it was returned by a bonobo ape and cleverly repackaged. LE PEW.

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montanatreeskier wrote a review of on March 19, 2013

2 5

I bought two 2-packs of these because I read BC.com's tech specs, which says they are 75% merino, 15% nylon, and 10% lycra. That's a nice, durable blend with some good stretch.
I received my socks to day, and the Lorpen packaging says they are 37.5% merino, 37.5% ACRYLIC, 15% nylon,and 10% lycra. I bought these things specifically because they did NOT have acrylic in them. Acrylic blend socks wear out much quicker than those blended with nylon. I see BC.com hasn't bothered changing the specs.
The socks are very nice out of the box, but I guarantee they won't last very long. Shame on you, backcountry.com!!!

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montanatreeskier wrote a review of on February 16, 2013

5 5

Perfect for packing just about anywhere you need instant warmth.Almost negligible weight and very warm. I overheated wearing this under a shell with a wool base layer, X-C skiing in 15 degree weather with very strong wind - it's better suited to standing around camp, etc. than to high-energy activity. Fit was true to size - exactly what a "Large" should be. My only gripe is the shine is a little much. I bought the "steam" color, and everyone says I look like an astronaut. But I don't plan to use it to pick up ladies. This was an impulse purchase on S&C; very glad I pulled the trigger. I will be taking this thing on every adventure from now on!

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montanatreeskier wrote a question about on March 3, 2012

Does this footprint have the same clip system as the one for the copper spur 3? I have a copper spur (S&C, half price baby!) and I am looking at options for footprints that would work with it but not cost $70. I am considering a piece of Tyvek but I would like to be able to pitch the fastpack shelter - so ideally the footprint would have the right grommets and clips.

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montanatreeskier wrote a question about on March 2, 2011

I just ordered these impulse-style on S&C. I ordered the Tiger frame/Brown lens assuming that was the lens I would be getting. But looking at the product info, it looks like these shades come with a second pair of lenses. Nice bonus, but I'm wondering if this is true and if so, what is the second lens I'm getting?

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