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Daniel C.

Daniel C.

Sheridan, Wy

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Hiking & Camping
Running

Daniel C.

Daniel C.wrote a review of on March 1, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been using this pack since mid summer 2017. It is a pretty nice vest overall i'm very happy to use and own this vest, but there are some things I would change on the next version. It truly is a minimalist vest. You can bring a lot of water on a run, but very little else. I have decided to replace this vest for the longer races I plan on doing this year due to the lack of storage for layers.
Pros
It seems to be very durable. I haven't treated it nicely at times.
The soft mesh that comprises the main body of the vest is very comfortable. My longest run with it was 28 miles and was happy to wear it the whole time. I was able to run shirt less with it several times with out any chaffing.
The small front pockets are great for gels(you can get about 5-6 in each pocket) waffles, head lamp etc.
The magnet to hold the hydration tube is a nice touch.
The rear zipper pocket is small, but you can get more in it then you would think.
It comes with a safety whistle.
It comes with a 1.5L reservoir.
CUSTOMER SERVICE FROM OSPREY IS TOP NOTCH !!!!
Cons/things i would change
No instructions on how to use the trekking pole tie down things.
The front zipper pocket is useless. When you have a even a soft bottle in the bottle pouch is nearly impossible to fit any thing into the zip pocket. If you do it viciously digs into your ribs.
My biggest complaints is with the side stretch mesh pockets and the complete waste of space on the rear of the vest . A pair of fleece gloves will fill one of the pockets and they are very hard to reach while running. The rear of the vest would the perfect place for a stretchy stash pouch.

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Daniel C.

Daniel C.wrote a review of on November 3, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Every time I head into the mountains no matter the season I bring this jacket. It can do any job you ask of it. It layers well and works great on it's own. I wear this and a t-shirt under my trail running vest during the winter. As a plus it gets compliments every time I wear into town.

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Daniel C.

Daniel C.wrote a review of on March 10, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Overall this pack does the job it was made to do. I can easily fit a days worth of stuff into this pack. My one complaint is with the water bottle pockets. It is such a hassle sometimes I wish I had picked another pack. They are to shallow and the elastic around the edge that is supposed to hold the bottles stretches out very quickly it is nearly worthless after a few uses. To keep a wide mouth nalgene in the pocket I have to clip to the compression strap.

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