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polecat941068418 wrote a review of on October 30, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My son is wearing a 12 or 14 in everything else but needed an 18 in this jacket to have enough room to get through winter. Style and finish are excellent and this model has proven very weather worthy for igloo building and winter camping with the Boy Scouts in Washington. It keeps him dry in the wet weather and the outer fabric has proven very durable. This is our second of this model and we'll order another as he grows. Return of the small size was easy and price and shipping were great from BC.

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polecat941068418 wrote a review of on April 18, 2013

5 5

Bought these for my son for Boy Scout outings. He's on the edge, two big for kids but not big enough for men's. They're well built and solid boots. The boy loves them and they fit him great. He's put a few miles on them so far and his feet have been warm and dry. I hope they hold up but I suspect he'll outgrow them first. I have a pair of the men's boots and you can't tell the difference between the two. Seem to be good boots. They were worth what we paid on sale.

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polecat941068418 wrote a review of on August 17, 2012

5 5

I've got many thermarest and knock off self inflatables but this pad beats them hands down. It's a matter of thickness. I'm a side sleeper and to get the same thickness (3.5") in a self inflater you end up with something that rolls up bigger than a six man tent and weighs about as much. It doesn't seem to me to be noisy at all and no more slippery than thermarest but it's amazing something so small and light can cushion so well. I'm a little worried about durability because it is so light. It's my new favorite but a good margine.

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polecat941068418 wrote a review of on February 9, 2012

4 5

I purchased this stove from a competitor simply because it was out of stock and have been impressed with it so far. It's an improved version of the windpro with a longer fuel line and a swivel that allows it to run with the canister inverted in a liquid feed mode. Supposedly this helps with cold weather performance. I ran it against my other MSR stoves to try to get a comparison of cold weather performance before i take it out with the scouts in the snow. I put each stove and fuel bottle in the freezer (0F) for 2 hours and timed the boil on a full nalgene of cold tap water in a 1.8liter GSI pinnacle dualist pot
wind pro 2 8:50
whisperlite international 3:45
dragonfly 4:50
pocket rocket 11 minutes
Of course the white gas stoves were by far the fastest but i was still impressed with the butane canisters. The liquid feed mode of the WP2 seemed to make a significant difference with a cold canister and the flame was noticeably stronger once inverted. I expected the dragonfly to do better compared to the whisperlite but i suspect its simply a matter of more effective flame dispersion over the narrow pot being used and the pot being closer to the flame on the whisperlite. Results may be different with the MSR alpine set.

For the weight and packability advantage as well as ease of use I'll be trying out the windpro 2 in colder weather this year. Certainly not the best winter stove i own but it's peaked my interest for sure.

Great stuff from MSR. I know they have their detractors but i've had nothing but good luck with all of their products and the WP2 looks to be no exception.

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polecat941068418 wrote a review of on December 21, 2011

5 5

I bought this jacket as an essential pack jacket for my son's cold weather outings. It's much lighter and warmer than fleece and i don't have to worry about him getting a down jacket soaked through. It's not super heavy duty on the outer fabric but for it's intended purpose its as close to perfect as i've seen. I have a moutain hardware Chugach (Predecessor to the compressor) and it's lasted a lot of years with proper care. Love MHW gear. Great jacket.

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