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nvip541093 wrote a review of on September 18, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Dew dried quickly on this bag over two one-week long adventures. Lofty and warm all week. Crazy light. Warmer than expected for a 30 degree bag and comfortable at 40 with a bag liner and no clothes.

Issues noted:
Zipper seemed like a 1/3 zip bag (even if it is actually closer to 1/2 zip), which is the primary drawback for me. In 50+ weather, you can't unzip completely to use the bag as a blanket or fully vent so you are left a bit too hot. Fairly narrow lower leg section, which might constrict some side sleepers. Zipper catches often but that is not unexpected in the ultralight world of bags. I would trade a couple ounces for a full zip and the associated versatility and rate this bag 5 stars.

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nvip541093 wrote a review of on May 25, 2013

5 5

Great pants, nothing bad to report -
I bought a grey pair of Rampart pants a few years ago that are still holding up very well. Just picked up a brown pair, which is improved by the "thigh drop-in pocket" which I slide my trail map in and out of.

I use these primarily as a hiking pant and they are perfect. Typically even on sunny, blazing hot days I wear a thin pair of pants (Rampart) and a long sleeve shirt to avoid using sunscreen and to protect against trail brush. These pants allow for good freedom of movement and have a wide comfort range of temperature (50 - 100 degrees Fahrenheit).

These have also been great travel pants because they are light, pack small and spills/spots are easy to remove on the go.

What I like about these pants:
- nice straight leg cut that is not baggy, but allows freedom of movement
- very light weight, but durable
- synthetic material dries quickly, breathes and is easy to clean
- packs small
- good colors
- cargo pockets are not bulky

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