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Zachary's Passions

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zle4731224 wrote a review of on May 31, 2013

2 5

i own a prolite plus. It isn't the weight that made me want to get a new pad, but the bulk. i figured, for over half the year i dont need the r value and bulkiness that comes with an insulated pad. so i found the clearview and thought it was a steal at that price and weight and size. Well it is insanely light which is nice. two problems tho: 1) it is as flimsy as a sleeping pad can get. honestly, i know i would have popped this thing at some point. it feels that flimsy. i cannot stress this enough. 2) even though it is extremely light, rolling up the pad and compressing it is a real hassle and i could never get this thing back to the size it came in. these two issues were deal breakers for me (especially the fragility of this pad). save the money and invest in a better pad. this one feels disposable.

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zle4731224 wrote a question about on June 18, 2012

So I tried these on and a 43 is perfect on my foot. Question is, how much will they bag out and should I downsize them from what feels great on my foot? 42.5 will probably have my toes knuckled up a bit. Not sure which way to go on these. I tried the Vapor lace ups on in a 42.5 and they feel a half size too small as well. Just not sure if they will bag out a bit or stretch length wise to accommodate my longer foot. Help?

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zle4731224 wrote a review of on June 3, 2012

4 5

another review complaining about sizing a rock shoe on the interwebs...

let me defend myself: 1) five ten's sizing has been wildly inconsistent recently both model to model and years past to present. 2) i tried a size 10 which is what ive been wearing in five tens my last two pairs and they were at least A FULL SIZE too small. 3) i went up to an 11 (a half size larger than street shoe) and they are still borderline too small. 4) the heel of this shoe is extremely narrow and deep. I cannot get my heel down to the bottom of the shoe creating a small pocket of dead space meaning that if i heel hooked hard enough, i think i could pull these off (and rip my hamstring in the process).

id try them on as they are really sensitive, great rubber, and pretty cool looking. if they fit then go for them... if they fit.

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zle4731224 wrote a review of on March 31, 2012

5 5

great pack. i ice climbed with it all winter and couldn't be happier. the tool carry system is great as is the crampon pocket. one slight drawback is no access zipper to get into the pack; you have to go through the top. this pack is going to kill it when im cragging this summer too. since i am a broke student, i will be using this pack for pretty much everything else i can think of including plain old backpacking.

bottom line is if you are like me and cannot afford to own a quiver of packs, i think the variant will get it done for any outdoor pursuit you can think of. it is that versatile and comfortable.

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zle4731224 wrote a review of on October 13, 2011

5 5

sizing is a bit weird on these. not sure whether to use the specs listed for the other Osprey series. It looked like I was on the cusp b/w large and medium so I went large. It fit, but with all the straps maxed out. so i returned it for a medium. will know more in a week. too bad too, this pack is rugged and awesome and so comfortable.

maybe someone from backcountry can get on top of listing the correct sizing for the variant. Thanks!

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zle4731224 wrote a review of on October 5, 2011

2 5

i got this bag in the 21 degree version. not impressed. either it sat in backcountry's warehouse for a while or it is just RAB's quality control issues, the down was clumped up inside the baffles and had already begun to shift around. 850 fill my butt; i was not impressed with the loft or fit or finish of this bag. even the hood was a huge pain to get into. yes this bag is light and cheap and for the price that 850 fill number looks good. i would say don't do it and get a bag with a couple more features, better fabric and better quality. i returned this bag and went for a marmot. more money but down bags last forever it treated right. think of it as the last investment you'll make in a bag... until you see a new bag you really want.

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zle4731224 wrote a review of on October 5, 2011

2 5

i got this bag in the 21 degree version. not impressed. either it sat in backcountry's warehouse for a while or it is just RAB's quality control issues, the down was clumped up inside the baffles and had already begun to shift around. 850 fill my butt; i was not impressed with the loft or fit or finish of this bag. even the hood was a huge pain to get into. yes this bag is light and cheap and for the price that 850 fill number looks good. i would say don't do it and get a bag with a couple more features, better fabric and better quality. i returned this bag and went for a marmot. more money but down bags last forever it treated right. think of it as the last investment you'll make in a bag... until you see a new bag you really want.

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