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vududespi81257 wrote a question about on October 3, 2012

I have the Nemo Morpho AR. Need an ultra-light...

I have the Nemo Morpho AR. Need an ultra-light one-man. I like that I don't need to mess with any poles. Will my foot pump mate up to this gogo elite? Any know how the condensation compares with this tent, compared to the Morpho, as I could bitch a little about the amount in it, fully vented, if I wanted to. My only other question is - Does anyone have any remedy for blowing up the airbeams any quicker at altitude?? It is a hell of a workout and the foot pump becomes completely useless, requiring you to blow into it above 9000ft...which builds up moisture inside the pump... Thanks!

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vududespi81257 wrote a review of on July 7, 2012

5 5

With the exception of ultra light options this is your bomb shelter. first of all, check out Nemo as an organization. impressive. second, this is a bomb shelter. Condensation can be a bit excessive at times, depending on the ambient air temp and whether or not you're a hot sleeper. I have used for a total of about 30 nights and will be resealing seams before the next use, but only for preventative puposes since i'm starting to see some cracking on the factory seams. The zippers can't be broken. The tubes are made for armageddon. One super legit gripe I have is that the foot pump requires intense labor to operate effectively above about 8k feet. Above that point you are forced to blow air in the foot pump (orally ;D) and the problem with that is moisture in the tubes...bad. I use footprint and pawprint with these 2 you WILL NOT have any pad popping comfort issues. Also helps with insulation. However, this combo SIGNIFICANTLY adds to weight. Plenty of room for 2 dudes and some gear. Stakes are invincible. guylines included are solid. Bought on sale and would do it again. However, next time I go on a 1 week plus and am at altitude I'll be getting an ultralight 1 person.

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vududespi81257 wrote a review of on July 7, 2012

2 5

Thought I could rely on it for a 3 week Sierra trip. Granted, I had it stuffed...but it's a "stuff" sack, right?? It ripped on day 4. I had to repair with adhesive from my inflatable sleeping pad patch kit because the glue included with the kit was bum. no good at all. Couldn't get the glue out of the tube because it was all dried up. ...have a couple other Stoic items in the gear up and they've "done me good" but this I just can't recommend. Window is nice, size is good (orange one).

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vududespi81257 wrote an answer about on June 3, 2012

Kurt. I didn't build this thing, but for what it's worth, here goes... for those looking to keep things on a budget I DO recommend this shell for mountaineering IF you are going to utilize it often (be at cold temps the majority of your trek). If you are an "ultralight" guy and willing to drop cash on lots of gear pieces, then a shell with insulation would work well. But this served me well for a week at low temps w/o weighing TOO much and it actually kinda folds up in the hood pretty nicely, and should (i havent snowboarded in it yet) serve as an awesome jacket to hit the slopes in. It's definitely a snowboarding jacket.

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vududespi81257 wrote a review of on June 3, 2012

5 5

Completely happy. Snatched up off S&C for $127; worth every penny. Used in the Sierras for trekking 8 days in a row. Frigid temps down to 15 one night and 4" of snow one day. Kept me warm in my 3 season tent and while being fairly sedentary around camp. Pit zips are absolutely beautiful when the movement picks up. Has all the pockets you could ever want. Built like a tank. Hood is definitely geared toward having a helmet on, so got pretty annoying at times sliding down in front of my face with just a bandana and a sockhat on, but not enough to make 4 stars. Awesome jacket, can't wait to shred in it. Powder skirt looks solid as well. I'm 5'11" 170# and the large fits perfect over a long sleeve baselayer and/or insulating layer. velcro cuffs are great.

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vududespi81257 wrote a review of on September 20, 2009

5 5

First climbing shoes. Introduced by a friend and very experienced climber. Don't much to compare them to, but fit great, feel great and have great grip. Didn't take long at all to break and are still going strong after approx. 40 gym sessions and two weekends at j tree. They will leave your feet red from the dyed leather every time you use them for weeks to come, but i dont care about that. All around great first shoe.

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