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truckadero2306764 wrote a review of on May 27, 2009

5 5

I recommend also purchasing a set of the slapstraps they sell. They are nylon webbing straps with daisy chained loops that allow you to hang your hammock most anywhere very easily. Hang your hammock, toss in your thermal pad, sleeping bag and a pillow and you'll be good to go. I don't travel anywhere without mine anymore. Great product.

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truckadero2306764 wrote a review of on May 27, 2009

5 5

My experience is that these hammocks are quite comfortable to sleep in and that I do not...as I thought I might...wake up looking like Kokopelli. The key is to string your hammock up tight using the included "slapstraps" then toss your sleeping pad, bag, and a pillow inside. I find I can toss and turn all night and still be comfortable. The nylon material cuts the wind nicely and having that thermal pad in there really helps as well. I'd highly recommend Eagles Nest Hammocks. Once you get the hang of it (...bad I know)...you'll never go back to sleeping on the ground.

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truckadero2306764 wrote a review of on February 25, 2009

4 5

I have used this pack. It is a a no frills basic full size backpack....but for the $$ it is a great value. The Lowe Alpine name and quality is there and the adjustable frame makes it usable for a wide range of torso lengths. A 75 litre pack willl carry all you need for any length trip and then some. The Lowe Alpine suspension system is very stable and supports a large load with ease. I highly recommend this pack for it's value and quality too.

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truckadero2306764 wrote an answer about on February 2, 2009

You could probably find a way to attach them using the helmet loops or something, but the pack is designed to attach skis to in a diagonal configuration. I don't think the ski tail loop shown in the user pic below is long enough to fit showshoe tails, but it might be. The Lowe Alpine Fall Line 35 might be a better option for showshoes.

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truckadero2306764 wrote an answer about on February 2, 2009

Yes it does. This model, (and all Lowe Alpine large packs) has a zippered shelf inside the pack that you can zip closed, creating a seperate sleeping bag compartment, or open when you just want to have access to the entire pack from the top. The sleeping bag compartment is accessed with the large half-moon zipper you see on the lower front area of the pack.

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truckadero2306764 wrote an answer about on January 15, 2009

The Fall Line 35 specs on the Lowe Alpine site say it fits a range of 16 to 21 inch torso lengths. This is achieved by adjusting the length of the shoulder straps, effectively lengthening or shortening the torso lenght of the pack. While your 21 inch torso is at the extreme of the range, this pack should fit you just fine. I've used this particular pack for backcountry skiing and it is a great pack.

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truckadero2306764 wrote a review of on July 31, 2008

5 5

This my day trip ski bag of choice. The carrying system for lashing skis onto the pack is foolproof and easy to use. It stows away in a hidden pocket when not needed too. The adjustable shoulder strap feature is great for dialing in the pack size and only needs to be adjusted once to fit your particular body. The pack has plenty of room and organization for my avalanche pro and the bag is built to last. If more room is needed for extra layers on a cold day, the pack expands and almost doubles in size with a hidden zipper. It has a large and lined goggle/phone/glasses pocket and the super strong grab handle on top works great with gloves on. I keep this one loaded and ready to go in my car at all times during the winter. Highly recommended.

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truckadero2306764 wrote a review of on July 31, 2008

5 5

Saw a SteriPEN Journey model in action recently. Pretty cool. Does the same thing as the other models but adds alot more user friendly information on the small LCD screen. It counts down the time you have to wait until the water is purified and gives you information on battery life, dosage, etc. A smiley face appears if your water is ready to drink...a frowny face if not. Takes some of the guesswork out. Seems like a worthwhile upgrade to the other models for the extra information given.

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truckadero2306764 wrote a review of on July 31, 2008

5 5

If you will be carrying a large and heavy load, this pack will work great. I used one on a Yellowstone backpacking trip last year and found it to be an amazingly comfortable carry. Despite the extra weight (a couple bottles of wine and way too many clothes) I packed and didn't need, the Wilderness pack handled the load just fine and had plenty of pockets and lash points in the right places, etc. Used the included rain cover too when it rained. Nice to have one so handy and included with the pack.

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