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David S.

David  S.

David S.wrote a review of on November 8, 2017

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I agree with the two reviews below. I've used it a total of four nights and the final two of four were without a zipper. It often snags and it completely detached from the teeth strip.
Regarding temp, I purchased a liner, one because I didn't really like the feel of the inside fabric against my skin but two to give it some extra heat. Generally dissatisfied with such an expensive bag. It does compress well.
Backcountry did well by me when dealing with this.

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David S.wrote a review of on May 21, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I like the windburner and my friends who own Jetboils like it better for its design for a number of reasons, but I have a few problems with it. The lid is too tight and is hard to seal right. Make sure you take the bottom cup off before trying to put on the lid; I had a very frustrating couple of minutes trying to pry it off. Another friend also owns this stove and his lid doesn't seat properly at all.
It does NOT have an igniter. Not sure why MSR skipped out here, especially since it's designed for windy conditions.
Max fill to avoid boiling over is 20oz/0.6L, but its full capacity is 1L. I've only had pretty insignificant issues with boiling over, mainly due to inattentiveness. Doesn't simmer too well.
Overall though, I've eaten well and my coffee has been good so it does the job. These few issues aside it works well and fast to boil.

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David S.wrote a review of on September 20, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 115 lbs
Size Purchased: 28x30

I own these pants in the XS-30 and recently purchased the 28x30, which is Prana's new sizing and the smallest they sell. The xs-30 pant leg diameter was much better and i found the 28x30 diameter to be too large and bulky. If the pants fit you, you'll love them, but they're not for small folks like me. I found the pants overtime stretched out a bit generally so beware if you find them a bit big from the start.

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David S.wrote a review of on May 12, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought the Katanas so I could have an alternative to my Evolv gym shoes. After a few uses I became worried regarding the toe cap rubber separating a bit so I used it for specific outdoor climbs only. A few more times after and I noticed the entire toe cap was delaminating. La Sportiva completely replaced them under warranty. For >$170, I'd expect higher quality. Maybe it was just a fluke.

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David S.wrote a review of on February 1, 2016

2 5

I purchased the Pro Guide Lite in May 2015. As of January 2016, I've noticed considerable wear (metal of the device, not the paint) due to rope friction in the channel. I've climbed indoors and outdoors at an average of once per week over this 8 month period, using the device for lead and TR belay only. The majority of the wear appears to be due to lead belay and is occurring on the opposite side of the high friction channel.
It's a good device and performs very well; however, the rapid rate in which the metal of the device has eroded, evident by the the change in shape of the channel and a slight sharpening of the edge is unacceptable, attributable to poor quality material used in manufacture.

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