Ben

Ben

Ben

Ben wrote a review of on August 4, 2014

4 5

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

This is the only jacket you will need for everyday pursuits around town or beyond city limits. Great 800 fill down and it packs into its own pocket. There's no excuse not to have this jacket in the bottom of your pack at all times. I'm 6'1" 165 lbs and the medium fits great. It should be noted that as of Fall 2014 Patagonia changed the fit on these jackets. They are not more athletically cut.

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Ben wrote a review of on September 12, 2012

5 5

This pack is the best daypack I've used. It's nice and light, fits tightly to your back and is well ventilated. I use this pack nearly everyday in the summer for trail running and it's perfect. Features that are especially well thought out are the magnetic hydration hose holder which keeps your water out of the way as you bound down the trail. And the dual hip belt pockets make it so you rarely have to take off and open the main pack compartment. The hip belt pockets are big enough for an energy bar, camera and a map.
The pack seems small and is best for those who know exactly what they'll need, as there's no space to overpack.
My only complaints might be the sometimes unecessarily big 3L water bladder (2L is my preference) which often causes the annoying water splashing effect. Also, despite being light, the pack has some over the top feature. For example, the hydro bladder compartment both zips and buckles closed and there is no need for load bearing straps over the shoulders on a pack this small.

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Ben wrote a review of on August 3, 2012

5 5

These sandals have been sweeping through the outdoor world recently and after getting a pair it's easy to feel why. They're just super comfortable. The strap takes a bit of yanking to get the fit right, but once their set they fit as easily as a turban did on Osama. The thick sole provides a lot of cushioning and I've hiked with loads up to 50 lbs while wearing them. The sole does make them considerably more heavy than Crocs or Sanuks so unfortunately a camp shoe, they are not. But as an approach shoe or just a steezy place to rest your fee they excel.

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