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Alexander V.

Alexander V.

Alexander V.

Alexander V.wrote a review of on March 10, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 201 lbs
Size Purchased: 11

Stiff sole, very rugged, good-looking. I'm normally 10,5 in Lowa and 11 in Under Armour, got these in 11, they are fine, but would be more comfortable in 11,5. The sole is stiffer, than in Salewa Rapace. I think, they will be good with strap-on crampons. They look very stylish, but are heavy.

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Alexander V.

Alexander V.wrote a review of on September 27, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This shoes are great: durable materials, very grippy outsole, good lacing, casual look. I normally wear 10,5. Have loyak size 10 and TR1 junction size 10,5, both shoes are very comfortable. These shoes are shorter and less roomy in size 10,5, than my Loyak, hurt my big toes, was not pleasant on the first trip. Overall, great shoe, but definitely size up.

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Alexander V.

Alexander V.wrote a review of on August 20, 2018

My favourite outdoor jacket
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 201 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I've been using this jacket for over a year. It's a great shell. Versatile enough for casual travelling, hiking, glacier walking. Abrasion resistant, fully waterproof and windproof. Has long venting zippers. Lower pockets are able to accommodate iPad mini. Hood goes over the helmet but could be adjusted to use without it.
This particular jacket is roomier than typical norrona style. I have size M and can layer underneath. I wear M in Marmot, Columbia and NF, but size L in Haglofs and Norrona (could wear M, but with no room for layers). But still, as all Norrona products, this jacket is made for tall guys, the sleeves are long, but It is appreciated in harsh environments, when arms are covered no matter what you are doing.
External pockets are velcro and I have never had an issue with them, it is even convenient, when I'm wearing gloves
Overall, I like this jacket very much.
On the photo I'm wearing this jacket on a glacier walk in Norway (with Haglofs rugged II pants, which are also great). Im wearing old colour version.

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Alexander V.

Alexander V.wrote a review of on August 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Used it as a check-in bag, it is very tough, all buckles and zippers are securely placed. All the grab handles are comfortable. The backpack straps need a little time to be connected to the bag, but they are comfortable: 30 minutes walk with the bag as a backpack full of clothes and with some snacks from train station to accommodation was surprisingly convenient.

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Alexander V.

Alexander V.wrote a review of on June 6, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The bottom compartment eats lots of inner space of the pack. Shoulder straps are very thick and that is good if you carry heavy loads, but they don't bend around shoulders properly.
If you carry huge laptop, then, this could be right for you, but I wouldn't recommend for a daily commute.
Osprey's quasar is much more convenient for daily use.

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Alexander V.

Alexander V.wrote a review of on May 29, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The bottom compartment eats lots of inner space of the pack. Shoulder straps are very thick and that is good if you carry heavy loads, but they don't bend around shoulders properly.
If you carry huge laptop, then, this could be right for you, but I wouldn't recommend for a daily commute.
Osprey's quasar is much more convenient for daily use.

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Alexander V.

Alexander V.wrote a review of on March 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This backpack is the best for travel I have ever used and I have used more than 30 backpacks.
It is very durable. Nothing has broken since its purchase in Nov 2014.
It is very well thought: the handle on the front is very convenient and when you use raincover as a cover to transform it into a suitcase for a plane is ideal for carrying around. Side straps go beneath the stretch pocket, it is very convenient, I don't understand why other brands don't do it.
It has laptop sleeve, side pockets fit a lot. All the pockets are ideal size.
There is also a bottom compartment like in backpacking packs which is easily accessible.
The backpack is light and the back panel is great, I have never had troubles carrying it.
The first trip I took it for was a week in Montenegro, no tents and hiking, but changing places every day and lots of exploring (Montenegro consists of mountains, not a flat country at all). The backpack performed great.
It is defenitly not a hiking pack, but for travelling it is ideal.
Old Redwing line lacks some of its features like rain cover, laptop sleeve, bottom compartment and new redwing line also is not as good as these pack.
It seems that Kelty doesn't sell flyway anymore, but if you see it somewhere don't hesitate to buy it. It is defenitly worth buying.

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Alexander V.wrote a review of on March 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bottle cap is the same as of the standard klean kanteen bottle, the bottle itself is light for its size, well balanced, fits most side pockets of my daypacks but a bit tall for them.
No leaking and smells.
Used it almost dayly in summer, like it a lot, have smaller bottles and they all perform great.

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Alexander V.

Alexander V.wrote a review of on March 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm not a type of person who is into clothes organization in a suitcase, but this cube is pretty handy: you could keep together small clothes like underwear and t-shirts, it's very convenient.
The cube itself is super-light and durable and accommodates lots of clothes (easily fits 5-7 t-shirts size m) . I found myself using it not only in suitcase, but for one or two days trips, when I need to separate clothes in my backpack from another stuff.
I bit expensive for its original price, but on sale it is a good choice to try out, like I did, or extend your collection.

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Alexander V.

Alexander V.wrote a review of on June 8, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I've purchased this bottle when there was another foto (plain black). It looked like steel and this was said in specs. But the bottle is actually plastic. New foto accurately describes it. Due to this fact I'm disappointed as was expecting a steel bottle, but the plastic bottle itself is nice and sturdy. It is half transparent, so for me it is not convenient to store soups and wine as it was supposed to because of its width (it is a bit wider and shorter than average bottle), but it is light and of definightly more fun colour because of the lid to take it to more casual trips and picknicks.

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