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tdavenport945261 wrote a question about on May 8, 2012

Brennan Crellin of Backcountry.com states that "Future ARX XL tent designs include an extended length". I'm almost 6'7" and know from trying lots of tents that an 84.5" floor, even with steep walls, won't ever be close to adequate. I sleep in a 7'0" sleeping bag and my "length" when lying down is probably close to that -- our spines compress when we're standing, so our "height" while lying is an inch or so more, and the toes point, further increasing that "height" another 3" or so.

To meet its advertised claim, Stoic needs to increase the length beyond 92" -- maybe even to 96". There's a weight penalty, but we bigger guys are used to paying it.

In any event, I'm hopeful that the new Stoic XL is significantly longer. Query: When might we expect it

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tdavenport945261 wrote a review of on November 12, 2010

4 5

I wear these as a liner sock for hiking, and they have eliminated a long reoccurring blister betwixt the toes.

I also work out and run in them, usually wearing Vibram Five Fingers. I just found that I enjoy VFF's better with socks than without: less swamp foot, and no blisters.

While I also own the "performance" model of these socks, I found them to not be durable enough. This model, the "outdoor" is a bit more durable, provides slightly more padding, and, to me, seems to breathe a bit better. I suspect some might find this model to be too thick for use with VFFs (which are usually worn barefoot), but they work fine for my skinny toes.

Great product, I just wish they were a bit less expensive.

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tdavenport945261 wrote a review of on November 12, 2010

5 5

This is my second Roundabout Sweater and one of three Smartwool Sweaters in my closet.

It almost doesn't feel like wool it is so soft and light. Feels delicate to the touch, but with some close inspection it is clearly pretty durable.

Light enough that it is a great layering device for active outdoor use and still looks good enough to wear on the town.

I'm 6'6" and was pleasantly surprised that a XL is long enough for me. I wear a 37/38" dress shirt and the sleeves are perfect. The torso is also perfect.

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tdavenport945261 wrote a review of on September 19, 2008

4 5

This is a moderately heavy duty backpacking boot, best for medium to heavy loads. Once broken in, the boots are incredibly comfortable. I do think, however, that these boots do need to be broken in. Since they are all leather, the fit seems to comform well to the boot.

They are completely waterproof if treated, notwithstanding any reviews to the contrary. I much prefer the breathability that comes without a gore tex liner.

I've had these boots for about 9 months and could not really be happier with them.

The only nit I would pick is with the lack of quality insole. Small point, as I use custom arch supports anyway and recommend getting Superfeet or something of that nature anyway.

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