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Badgerdome

Badgerdome

Clovis, NM

Badgerdome's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Running
Snowboarding

Badgerdome

Badgerdomewrote a review of on March 20, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 200 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This jacket is a great insulator for how much it weighs. I've worn it with a t-shirt this winter and have been comfortable in temps down to the high 20's. I haven't tested it's water resistance and don't plan to, so I cant attest to that. I use this as an extra layer when backpacking and it's loose enough to allow for layers underneath, but form fitting enough to put a rain shell over. I'm short and stocky so the large is a little long in the sleeves, but when I'm using the thumbholes it's not an issue. I haven't owned many lightweight down jackets and with the quality of this one, I doubt I will need to try many more. Another awesome product by Sierra Designs.

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Badgerdome

Badgerdomewrote a review of on March 17, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had this tent for almost a year now and it's been through all the elements. It can be tricky to set up and needs a lot of room for staking out. There is a ton of space in the vestibule, it's almost a second tent. Even on mild nights condensation is an issue. I've found the only way to check this is to leave the vestibule open. When caught in a hailstorm this tent performed great. I was able to sip whiskey in a camp chair while I waited for a later bedtime. There was some splash back in the tent but that was more due to the severity of the storm than a design flaw and the water inside was minimal. The poles needed to set up the tent can be cumbersome especially in front of the door. I've found that a line tied taught down the middle of the tent can be used to tie off the high points of the vestibule and tent, freeing up walking poles for holding up the vestibule door. The biggest cons of this tent are also the biggest positives. It's not freestanding, by using walking poles it cuts weight. It also requires a lot of space. Don't be surprised when others in you group ask to store packs and other gear in your huge vestibule. If it weren't for the condensation issues, this would be a 5 star review easy.

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