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riverbum1 wrote a review of on July 28, 2012

5 5

I used this while floating 600 miles on the Yukon River in Canada/Alaska. With a touch of a button I could let my family know via email where I was and if I was OK. I never used the emergency button, but it was a huge comfort to myself and my family that I could have help if I needed it. Bottom line: If you spend time in the back country, this is something that can save your life.

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riverbum1 wrote a review of on April 7, 2012

5 5

Throw out every floatant that you have and start using this stuff. As a fly fishing guide I can say "Mucie" is bar-none the best out there. Works great for bushy dry flies to small midges. Once you switch, you will never go back to gink, froggs fannie or any other.

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riverbum1 wrote a review of on October 27, 2011

The real Bottom Line:
4 5

This is a summer sleeping bag. This is not your GO2 bag in the spring, winter or fall. This is the bag you take on a backpacking trip in the summer, pinching for weight, and willing to sacrifice a little warmth for more movement in the bag. (You can damn well do anything in these spiral stretch technology bags ;) You can always layer correctly to make this bag warmer too.

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riverbum1 wrote a review of on December 4, 2008

5 5

I have the 0 degree version of this bag. I spent a week in southern Utah canyoneering and backpacking-- this bag kept me super warm, when others were cold. My buddy was in the MH Lamina -15 below bag, and he seemed to be cold. I am 5' 10'' 165 and bought the regular- next time i will buy the long- a regular was tight- but still super comfy.

Bottom Line:
Its warm, feels great to the skin and has a nifty zipper that eliminates snags. The hugger feature is nice, stuffing this bad can be slippery, but it compresses down well with straps-- the extra weight is worth the warmth and comfort.

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riverbum1 wrote a review of on November 19, 2007

5 5

I spent a month using this pad while canyoneering in Southern Utah. I put it directly on the red rock and many other rough surfaces. Its tough, warm and extremely comfy. I had friends who had spent a lot more $ on their Thermarests, that envied my pad!! (they actually pack smaller than other pads too)

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