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mtnbikinbryno wrote a review of on October 27, 2009

4 5

These are good headphones for the money - got mine for 30 bucks on Brociety. The sound quality is very good for the most part. There are a few irritating things, though. First, the plastic ear pieces (a selection of different sizes come with the phones) come apart from the main part very easily (i.e. in your pocket), and I'm expecting to lose mine. There is some wire noise when you move your head around, and you get a lot of wind noise if you're riding a bike and not wearing a hat. All in all, I like them. Mine don't crackle or give static as mentioned below.

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mtnbikinbryno wrote a review of on June 26, 2009

5 5

After losing my previous XP, I went through a couple of other headlamps that I picked up cheap on SAC. Even though I still have those, I went back to the TacTikka XP this year. It's just a great headlamp - very comfortable, bright, long battery life, and I really like the colored light diffusers that are included. I leave the red one in and use it for late night reading when someone else in the tent is trying to sleep.

On this lamp, the top strap is kind of useless (not to mention dorky), so I broke mine off. Still works like a champ.

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mtnbikinbryno wrote a review of on June 26, 2009

4 5

This is a very good tent. I've used it for a few years now and it always keeps me dry and is quick to set up. The large vestible on the front has plenty of space for storage, and the smaller rear vestible isn't bad. I took off a star because the zipper on the main door is at the top of the tent, which is not cool when you're trying to unzip it from the outside on a dewy morning - the wet rain fly is almost guaranteed to brush your shoulder. Tons of breathability though, and you can't beat the view when the fly is off. Another cool feature is that you can set up the fly on its own for shelter, but I wouldn't recommend it for a beach shade - it's not high enough and doesn't let the breeze through.

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mtnbikinbryno wrote a review of on October 23, 2008

5 5

I got the small size for my 5-month old 50 pound Pyr, and it fit him well. The small size also adjusted well to my buddy's lab/basset mix. The pack holds enough food for a couple of days, and the leash attachment right on top is very convenient - you can just reach right down and hook him up instead of fumbling for a collar while wearing your pack. The collapsable bowls worked well, but I didn't even bring the "sleeping pad" - it's tiny. It might have fit my dog's @ss.

The pack wobbles a bit side to side when the dog walks, but I think any of them would do that. It never slid side to side or front to back, and the dog didn't even know he was wearing it. It's really easy to adjust.

I'm going to get the same thing in a larger size for next year. If you have a larger, lab-sized dog, I'd probably get a medium, despite what that review above says. The extra pack space for more food would be great. I'm going to buy the large and medium in the spring, and return whatever one doesn't fit him as well - Backcountry has a great return policy.

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