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Christopher Y.

Christopher Y.wrote a review of on June 19, 2018

2 5

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

Brought it to the back country and it failed. Difficulty lighting and difficulty keeping it lit. Also the metal strip across the top never glowed as it was supposed to. When I got home I lit the burner at night and saw that only half the burner head was actually lit -- the half that was not below the warning strip. Hopefully this is just a defective unit so I'm returning for replacement. Also, the cup on the bottom does not attach securely to the bottom of the unit. There are notches in the cup that seem intended to grab the lip on the bottom of the aluminum pot/cup but the protective "cozy" sleeve is too long for it to be possible to get the plastic cup pushed up high enough to grab the lip. I'm pretty sure this is a simple design flaw. So during transport the cup just rests loosely to the unit. Minor detail but I expect attention to detail at this price point. My new MSR water filter (trail base) also failed on the trip so I'm not going to lie -- my confidence in MSR right now has taken a hit. I spoke with MSR customer service and shared my experiences with both the stove and the water filter and they suggested I exchange them for new ones. So at this point I'm hoping I'm just really unlucky because otherwise MSR may have some quality control issues going on.

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Christopher Y.wrote a review of on May 9, 2018

3 5

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

Lighter than the three letter competitors poles, and more red. Also more expensive and not as sturdy. Trade-offs I guess. I went with the poles that would match my exIsting MSR Redezvous Wing tarp poles because the fish I seek care deeply about stuff like that.

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Christopher Y.wrote a review of on May 4, 2018

3 5

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

Seems flexible and durable enough. Disappointed with performance in any winds 10 mph+. I guess it would depend partly on your specific setup. We used 6 tall MSR poles and with any wind the tarp became a giant sail. I noticed later in the online MSR demonstration video that it was perfectly calm. Probably not a coincidence.

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Christopher Y.

Christopher Y.wrote a review of on February 12, 2018

5 5

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

Bought the 90L and it seems more spacious than expected. Planning to bring these to the backcountry for some kayaking and portaging -- we'll see how it goes. I wish the bags were waterproof but this seems to be the next best thing. Planning to use a couple heavy duty trash bags as liners. MSRP seems high in my opinion but I got the bag on sale and feel the price was reasonable.

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Christopher Y.wrote a review of on October 16, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I'm about 6' 195lb and the XL fits close but not too tight. The shirt is a little longer than it needs to be for running, but lets it easily double as a cycling shirt. Functional and nice look. The "burnt" yellow is kind of cool for fall.

My only complaints are that the sleeves are too long. This is irritating--when I run and the sleeves are draping down over my fingers. Wish you could cinch tight the sleeves or maybe if they had thumb holes so they were designed to hang so low. I'm a heavy sweater (even in the cool air) and this shirt seems to hold the sweat rather than stay dry. Regular price is a bit on the steep side in my opinion.

But overall, I'm glad I bought the shirt and would so again if it was at a significantly reduced sale price.

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