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taint wrote a review of on April 25, 2013

3 5

upside-fit is ok- i usually have issues with play on the sides, and tightness front to back. Protection is fantastic, and it takes a beating.
downside - hot. The only helmet that vents worse (full face excluded) would be a bern. huge profile, looks kind of rediculous.

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taint wrote a review of on August 24, 2012

4 5

I hated returning this. construction better than you would expect at that weight, and the compression system is genius. I was looking for something a bit bigger than my old osprey talon 44. This seemed perfect, except for the lack of an alternative access to the black hole of a main compartment, and no hip pocket. I didn't realize how much I'd miss those little items. couldn't be more than an extra hundred grams, and if they were there this would be 6 stars.

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taint wrote a review of on March 29, 2011

2 5

i really wanted to like this. the wrist gaiters are funky, but once you get used to them they are fine. 10k breath-ability is questionable. any heat and this thing feels like wearing a garbage bag.

the deal breaker was the stitching coming apart. about 5 days of use and along both sides the sticthing was gone, with big holes just behind the pockets.

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taint wrote a review of on March 23, 2009

5 5

Someone commented about the ease of lens change. Lens change isn't that bad, I've had 4 pairs. Field of vision in these is comparable to EG2s, but with actual effort put into lens technology. (Electric lens' are shite, they fog easy and have a bit of distortion). If you want really easy lens change, spring for the I/O.

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taint wrote a review of on March 17, 2009

5 5

I changed out this strap in a hotel room with a pair of bent up tweezers. The hardest part was finding the tweezers, the actual process took about 3 minutes, including the cutting. I'm not sure what these other people are talking about. If you can't change this band yourself, you probably shouldn't be in a position to use the watch it attaches to.
Personally, I prefer the deployment clasp because it doesn't hang up on clothing and gear as much. Since it's more complex, I'm not expecting it to be as durable as the standard strap.

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taint wrote a review of on January 26, 2009

4 5

Nice bag. I'm replacing a gregory Long Haul that I had for about 7 years (leaked at the zipper, otherwise best bag ever). The Huey is about twice the weight, but the flaps over the zippers make it better suited to being in the open bed of a truck.

I filled the Huey with blankets, and took a hose to it. Not a drop got in.

Velcro flap is a little cumbersome, but useful. It doesn't *have* to be closed every time you close the bag, so it isn't a big deal.

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