Pat Gunning

Pat Gunning

Indian Peaks Wilderness, Lost Creek Wilderness, Arapaho National Forest, Never Summer Wilderness

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Camping
Backpacking
Snowboarding
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Pat Gunning wrote a review of on June 14, 2014

5 5

This is a solid ice axe. It is comfortable in your hands. It comes in 4 sizes so you can find the perfect size for you. It is light enough that if you think you will need it but find out there is not as much snow as you thought you won't even notice you packed it all the way up. Great buy I am very happy with it. Don't forget the covers to protect it and your gear.

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Pat Gunning wrote a review of on April 28, 2014

5 5

Fit: True to size

This is a great rain jacket, it does a good job of keeping you dry and is nice and lightweight. For the price it can't be beat. The high collar is nice if you don't want to put up the hood. It will keep light rain out. The hood is great for heavier rains and it stows in the collar if you don't need it. This is a rain jacket and now a jacket you will want to wear all the time. If you are looking for a shell jacket or rain jacket for wet areas you might want to consider a more breathable one, but for afternoon showers this jacket is great.

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Pat Gunning wrote a review of on April 14, 2014

5 5

Fit: True to size

This jacket is very versatile you can use it on cold winter days to cool spring days. I have worn this jacket in 50 to low 60 degree windy weather with shorts and was very comfortable. I have used it down to the mid teens with just a t-shirt underneath and was still warm. If it is really windy or rainy/snowy throw on a shell and you are good to go. I used to be sold on fleece but once I started looking into this jacket I easily made the switch. It is a lot lighter and less bulky compared to fleece so it is great for throwing in your pack just in case. Even in summer this jacket will make it into my pack. It packs up small into its own pocket so it won't take up much room and can double as your pillow. It is an all around great jacket and well worth the price.

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Pat Gunning wrote a review of on April 7, 2014

5 5

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

These pants are awesome for rain gear. Nice light weight and small for when they are in your pack. You won't even know they are there until you need them. They shed water like they are supposed to. They breath nicely for what they are used for. These are not pants you can wear around all the time they are RAIN pants. They fit well and have a drawstring to snug them down. they have elastic cords at the feet so you can cinch them down and keep water from coming up your leg. I love these pants.

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Pat Gunning wrote a review of on March 31, 2014

5 5

If you have multiple backpacks you use for different hikes you need these. It is much easier to put one of these on all of your packs then remembering which one has your magnet and moving it to different packs. It is much easier to just put one on each and then you are always ready for your Osprey reservoir.

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Pat Gunning wrote a review of on March 29, 2014

4 5

This thing is small and light weight, perfect for backpacking. It makes a good cup of coffee for only 1 oz. Before this thing coffee lovers either had to settle on instant or those bulky french presses. You don't have to add weight to your pack by carrying paper filters like other drip makers out there. It is a little pricey for what it is but it does a good job.

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Pat Gunning wrote a review of on March 23, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Been using this for a while now and I love it! I originally got it for MY Gregory Baltoro 75 since the pockets on the hip belt were only big enough to carry chapstick or a smaller compass. Now I have an Osprey Aether and I still use this even with the hipbelt pockets. It can hold a map to keep it within easy reach as well as other trail essentials. I use this on which ever pack I am taking out from daypacks to the large packs. Leave it to Osprey to make something that really adds functionality to your pack.

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Pat Gunning wrote a review of on March 23, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been using the microfiber liner for about a year now and it is great. This is more of a 3 season liner so it won't add much extra warmth (if you need warmth for winter camping you should look at a fleece or heavier liner) but in the middle of summer you really aren't going to be too concerned with warmth. The biggest thing this liner is going to do is protect your sleeping bag from dirt and oils on you. It is a lot easier to was a liner than it is a sleeping bag (safer too).

This liner is a lot easier to get into compared to a lot of liners on the market today. I tried a Sea to Summit reactor and only having the top open made it really hard to get in and out. This at least having a little opening down the side is easier when you have to pee at night. It packs up small and is light weight. What more could you ask for in a liner?

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Pat Gunning wrote an answer about on March 15, 2014

I think the biggest issue you are going to have is with the cap. If you don't fill it up all the way you might be able to get it in there. You might encounter some problems with the back panel with the 4L in there (it bulging out into your back)

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