schp216898

schp216898

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schp216898

schp216898 wrote a review of on February 1, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

So basically I use this and iodine tabs to get my water on the trail, this does a nice job of filtering out any pieces from the water. The screen flows rather slow though, and it the cone does not fit all that well into the Platypus brand water bottles (if you can call those bottles). The two pieces of the cone are hard to get together.
My son has one too, and he uses the Steri-Pen with it in a Nalgene bottle and it fits tight in the bottle and the pen fits tight in the cone.
Overall, it could be better, but it does the job and it takes up only a small amount of room in a pack.

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schp216898

schp216898 wrote a review of on January 31, 2013

Almost everything I was looking for
5 5

I was in search of a two person tent and had my choice narrowed down to this one or the REI Passage 2. I had certain criteria and while neither tent hit at 100%, this one edged out the competition and I am very happy with it.
That being said, this tent is heavier than listed. I weighed everything on a digital kitchen scale, it comes in over 5 pounds before the footprint. I guess if you don't count the bags and maybe leave off half the stakes you can get to the 4lb 11 oz weight listed.
I am able to roll the tent and fly to a size of
12" x 6", so it packs down very nicely. In the stuff sack, the weight was 3lb 15oz.
The poles are 19.5" long max, and that is only 2 sections, the rest of the pole sections are just under 19", so they easily find room inside my pack. I actually called Mountain Hardware before I bought this to get the dimensions for the poles because all sites say it has a packed size of 7" x 26". With stakes in the bag, they weigh 1lb 5oz. Footprint is 10oz.

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