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Neill's Passions

Backpacking
Mountaineering
Bouldering
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rownbm wrote an answer about on January 31, 2013

At this point, I think you're right, but based on the fact that it's a relatively new helmet and also hard to find in stores to try on. Here's a link to a Backpacker magazine review, http://www.backpacker.com/gear-guide-2012-mammut-el-cap-helmet/articles/16549.

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rownbm wrote a review of on October 23, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Best shirt I ever owned! No doubt in my mind! Hands down! I'm a tall lean athlete and it fits me great. I've worn it as an undershirt, a stand alone shirt, a gym shirt, and a backpacking shirt. It's excelled in all areas and definitely shows no damage, no stink or warping. I would note that I do take good care of it on laundry day (warm water wash and hang dry). Well worth the price!

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rownbm wrote a review of on October 23, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Normally, helmets rub me the wrong way and I end up not wearing them. However, I found the Mammut El Cap to be really comfortable,enough that I'll forget I'm wearing it. I think the fabric lined headband and adjustment system really contribute to this factor. And in the end, this means I'm more likely to be back another day.

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rownbm wrote a question about on September 17, 2012

Is the overall length 88in, including the head portion for storing your pack? If this is the case, about how far from the feet is the mesh panel?

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rownbm wrote a review of on June 16, 2011

5 5

I bought this bag in February 2011. Great bag.

My main points:
1) Great fit - Adjustable torso length is easy to work and very effective (I'm 6'5" and it worked great)
2) Durable - Used this hiking and for long days at school and I've seen no excessive wear
3) Great features that aren't excessive - top and side access, big water bottle pockets, included rain cover, hydration compatible

I can't think of anything wrong with it. Hope this helps.

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rownbm wrote a review of on August 9, 2010

4 5

Really nice and warm, even in wet, cold conditions of the mountains of Southeast Alaska. I kept these in my sleeping bag most of the expedition, and were something to look forward to after a cold wet day. When I did use them during the day, they kept my feet warm compared to other socks, but how warm can you get when you're constantly standing, sitting, walking. climbing, etc. on snow.

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rownbm wrote a review of on August 4, 2010

4 5

USed these gloves in the Chilkat Range of Southeast Alaska for a 12-day mountaineering expedition. The gloves were great for aerobic activities (e.g. ice climbing (dry), traversing in mountaineering) like advertised. When wet, the gloves remain grippy, but don't keep your hands warm. For example, I was able to escape from a watery crevasse with ice tools, but my hands were freezing. Dexterity was great as well, easily taking care of knots in ropes in cold conditions.

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