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red4504101 wrote a review of on July 27, 2012

4 5

I really love this pack. As with any gear there are pros and cons that you learn over time. I'd have to say that the only real gripe I have with this pack is the shallow side pockets for water bottles. It's hard to keep bottles in without popping out unless you tether them to the pack with a carabiner or the side comperssion strap. They are also difficult to reach while the pack is on. But that's certainly no show stopper. I've used this pack on numerous trips into the Adirondacks and through Glacier, Yosemite, and Rainier on multi-day backpack excursions. It's seen some rough handling, but after brushing the dirt off of it it looks new still. I definitely reccomend this pack.





red4504101 wrote a review of on March 22, 2011

Great Tent
5 5

Love the tent! Description was point on with this tent. Two doors and two nice size vestibules are great for two persons operating on different sleep cycles who need to go to the potty at different times of the night. This way you don't disturb your partner. Held up well in a brief downpour in Bahia Honda State Park campground in the Florida Keys a few weeks ago. The tent stakes, albeit a different shape than I am used to, held up tremendously well to hits from a sizable rock - no available hammer :( Not a one of them bent even when encountering an underground rock - nice job Marmot! Love the included footprint too. Usually that is a price breaker on some tents - getting a matching footprint that won't break the budget. In this case it comes witht he tent and the price. Overall an excellent tent.
Not the best picture, but you can see it next to our Kelty Grand Mesa 2.