thelastlaugh

thelastlaugh

Solitude - Utah; Greatest Snow On Earth

Shawn's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking

Shawn's Bio

Hanging with my buds on the slopes from November 'til April - what a life!!!

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thelastlaugh wrote a review of on September 10, 2011

1 5

Like others mine started leaking at the quick disconnect in less than 2 weeks. Nothing like taking a change of clothes out of the pack only to have them soaking wet and stained from a sports drink. It tooks several emails and 2 weeks before any a Camelbak finally got back to me and they said to send it in - at my expense. Well, that was two weeks ago and I haven't heard back from them yet; I'll be surprised if I do.

Anyways, the Antidote design is a good idea, but Camelbak has not executed it well. If I ever get mine back from them, it'll sit in a closet while I try to find one of the older, reliable bladders instead.

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thelastlaugh wrote a review of on August 2, 2011

2 5

I bought this pack primarily for biking as I needed more capacity and my old reservoir needed replaced - and I got a great deal on this. While the pack is decent and meets my needs capacity-wise, it is definitely not up to Camelbak quality standards.

1. The pack materials are cheap; the cloth is thinner and not nearly as durable as previous versions. It all feels flimsy and I'm constantly worried about it ripping.
2. The new antidote reservoir is a great idea. My son's Outdoor Research pack already had a removable tube and so I was totally excited to see Camelbak go this route. With that said, this is where the substandard quality really comes out. The material they've switched to for the bags is much thinner and the plastic used at the filler opening and tube nipple is crap. Not the softer, more durable plastic from before, but rather a hard, brittle type.
3. And finally my biggest complaint about the Antidote reservoir - mine has started leaking after only 3 weeks. Because the new tube nipple has moving parts in it to allow the quick-release feature, it is not as sealed and has started to leak from where the pieces all sear inside each other - BAD BAD BAD.

One last thing, I've never had to request warranty service from Camelbak, that is why I've always gone back to them, but if everyone's experience is similar to mine - run away. I've sent numerous emails over the last week (or so) to Camelbak requesting warranty service for the leaking and have not received one response

Hopefully Camelbak listens and goes back to creating the quality products that helped them become the leader - but until then I wouldn't recommend this pack or any product with the Antidote Reservoir in it.

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thelastlaugh wrote a review of on February 15, 2011

3 5

Love 'em. Do wish they had 1/2 sizes, but even so they are the absolute best gloves I've ever owned.

Update 04/11: Unfortunately I had to downgrade my rating on these. The gloves are still great, but after about 4-months the photo shows what mine look like. I had to tape up the holes in the fingers - and these are not seam tears, they're holes where the leather has worn through.

Snowboarders BEWARE - these are not binding friendly. I ride about 80-days a season and the outer shell has not held up to getting in and out of my bindings (they've lasted maybe 50-days).

My hands still stay way warmer than in any other glove I've owned and they've lasted as long (if not longer) than any other, but for the price I was hoping to make it through the whole season. Crazy, but I'm still going to continue to use them because they function so well.

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thelastlaugh wrote a review of on December 17, 2010

4 5

Loved the boots -- off the groomers -- phenomenal in the powder. The response was the best, but beware, because of the stiffness, they love going fast. Sadly, after using them on the hill for a week, they were way too stiff for me and I ended up returning them. With going 60+ days a year I needed something for the days I spend entirely in the resort boundaries.

If you're looking for an ultra-stiff, max-response boot, these are definitely the best.

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thelastlaugh wrote a review of on December 3, 2010

1 5

Got last years model and they are the SHIT!!! alright -- didn't even get 30-days in before they just started falling apart. I average 60-days a year and used Burton Freestyles for 3-years before 'upgrading' to these - what a mistake.

* All the fabric has disintegrated -- on the leanbacks and ankle straps
* The foam on the baseplate is all peeling and lifting
* The toeramps won't stay
* The ankle straps are shredded; I have them held together with electrical tape.
* The ratchets mad-stick.

And the support is lacking (to say the least). Sent an email for warranty, even included pictures. Got a quick response, but ultimately it was 4-weeks before I got PARTS; ankle and toe straps, ratchets and toes ramps. So now I get to put them together -- what crap!!!

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