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rocksnstoc1876001 wrote a review of on January 21, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I used this pack on a free solo of an ice climb in Pinnacle Gully, Mt Washington. In it I had: A 30 m 8mm rope, 30 m of 4 mm (pull line), MH phantom Jacket, extra pair of gloves, 500 ML water bottle, Headlamp, 2 ice screws, belay device, v-thread tool, several cords for v-threads and a few biners and slings. I had my crampons and ice tools strapped on for the approach. Forget about the elastic cord. The only thing is might hold is a layer that you shed (fleece, etc). While climbing, I didn't even know I had the pack on. The only complaint is the waist belt. One, the buckles didn't hold and both sides fell off in the trunk of my car. I had to tie small knots at the ends so it didn't happen while wearing it. I have a 34" waist and the belt just fit over my light winter layer (heavy base layer and single layer goretex). The waist belt should be longer and the ends sewn so it doesn't fall off.
BTW, It IS hydration compatible even though it says "no" to the left. It has an inside sleeve and an opening for the tube.



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rocksnstoc1876001 wrote a review of on May 2, 2010

5 5

You can only expect so much from food that looks like styrofoam minutes before you eat it. I used 1 1/4 cups water instead of the 1 1/2 cups that it calls for. I did this because the BB beef wraps were a little watery. This stuff tastes really good. I try all new foods at home first in case I wind up tossing it. I would bring this and the BB beef on a trip. It does have a bit of a kick. The BB beef is sweet.

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rocksnstoc1876001 wrote a review of on November 17, 2009

1 5

I ordered this jacket when it was 20% off. I had a MH Phantom jacket and I was looking for something with a DWR finish and a hood. When this jacket came, I gave it 30 minutes to fluff from being in the plastic bag. I could not believe how thin the sleeves were. There was hardly any down in the sleeves. It had half the fill as my MH Phantom. I sent it back. I got the First Ascent Peak XV Down Jacket. It has a DWR finish with 850 fill down. It listed for $270. It is a far better jacket.

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rocksnstoc1876001 wrote a question about on August 21, 2009

How does this stove compare to the MSR WindPro Stove? The Jetboil seems to boil faster. Does that mean that it uses less fuel? In the long run is the Jetboil lighhter? (Assuming that you would need to carry more fuel plus a pot for the MSR WindPro Stove.) I'm looking for a light packable stove to use on Mt Washington in the winter. Any other recommendations?

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