Jason Blagmanwrote a review of CRKT Free Range Hunter Two Pack Knife Combo on June 30, 2016
Familiarity: I've used it several times
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I am originally from Houston, TX but have backpacked around the country over the past decade and traveled out of country as well. I am a skilled survivalist backpacker as well as an exceptional kayaker.
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Cool option and for 33.24 an amazing deal. Sheath leaves a bit to be desired, as does the quality of the handle. Size is nice and the warranty is fairly standard. See images below.
Compared to the oldschool options these are incredible and for the price for them to also come with a lifetime warranty. You can't go wrong with these straps. Even if you arent Using them with the Kammok Roo as most people do they are just as useful and functional with any hammock on the market.
See below instructional video on using the python straps with your hammock
That is literally all that needs to be said about this product and it comes with a lifetime guarantee. I have added a video URL link to show how to set up the kammok as I have seen quite a few questions in regards to the best way to do so. Enjoy your Kammok Roo and enjoy life.
However this hat was not what I was expecting...
The brim on the hat is 100 percent flexible and rather flimsy so don't expect to be getting a baseball cap brim. The way the back flap is concealed is a single little snap on the back that is kind of a pain to get to snap properly. Once again I love Arcteryx and if you are looking for a hat that you can ball up entirely or shove into a pocket this is definitely for you.
As a starter note, DO NOT FORGET TO FOLLOW THE INITIAL INSTRUCTIONS. Before using, uncap and let it stand up in a tall glass of water for one minute. That allows the water to seep into the membrane. Take 5 quick strong sucks and the water will flow up through the mouthpiece. It has a 1,000 liter life span and at the end of the 1,000 liters the water flow will simply stop as the hollow fiber member will be clogged with debris. This is not intended as a 100 percent system. Id recommenced this as a backup system in case your main one fails. I use a MSR pump filter and a steripen as my main filtration setup. I will definitely be carrying this as my backup though due to its incredible small and easily pack-able size.
They can't seem to make a bad product... Worth every penny for the warranty alone but the quality is just un-real.
The liners are machine washable and can be used as socks... at least I use them as socks. (Its a little strange wearing socks under them in my opinion since the liners can be machine washed) Laces are even of a better quality then your typical hiking boot. 100 percent water proof and yet still breathable. The outer shoe is goretex as is the liner.
As a side note for those of you like me with slightly wide feet they can be worn but they will bulge a little. These are made for a narrow or "D" width foot. I usually get an "E" and they bulge a little. "EE" or wider these wont work for you Im afraid.
When they say 6 percent visible light get through these they mean it. Crystal clear image, very little to no visible light gets through. Really solid plastic hard case to keep them in. I've Used these several times and can't wait to get them up to the mountain.
These glasses are amazing. They block out all UV rays and there is very little light that gets through them.
Only down side is a flimsy frame structure but if you've ever owned Ray Ban's you know that issue all to well.
It is a huge value for the cost. This is the best 450.00 you will ever spend.
I know at first glance the price is a bit daunting but your not just investing in a jacket. Youre investing in the last winter jacket you'll ever need to buy.... EVER. Arcteryx has an amazing return policy that is for the most part anything and everything is covered up to and in some cases including fire damage. They will fix or replace anything for the life of the garmet. So where as most jackets are a one year or "limited" warranty and you end up having to buy new jackets every few years. It adds up to a lot more then this one time investment over a lifetime. The inside of this jacket is warm and feels amazing, the exterior is 3 layer gortex but it isn't crinkly and noisy like most gortex is. The hood is helmet compatible which is awesome.
I bought this tent last month and I've set it up once and used it once. (PICTURES TO COME LATER) I am used to light weight backpacking tents where you have to put the bag in first and crawl into it backwards. This thing has sooooo much space compared to my tiny Kelty backpacker. I feel like 3 people could easily fit into this tent and there's a lot of head room. The gear loft that comes with it is really nice feature for your alarm and phone. The footprint is an exact match size and approx a 70.00 dollar value. Over all on first use this tent is a screaming deal, unless like me you're a long haul backpacker and weight is a big issue. Ill probably use this for weekends in the spring when I go mudding with friends.
At approx 3inch x 2inches and about half an inch thick This guy can recharge a whole cell phone and the solar on the back is water resistant which comes in handy when your looking at taking it to the slopes of out in the rain. In the most clouded days it still gets a charge. An amazing product to say the least
A lot of people have asked me to go ahead and post a picture of these in a helmet showing how they fit in mine. So i took one today and im posting it so you can see that I do use and promote this product as amazing based on solid use.
These are amazing goggles. I got them today and I tried them on and the range of vision and the clairity are phenomenal. I was hesitant at first because of the price point but I can tell you these are worth every penny. I can wait for the snow to hit so I can put them to the real tests
I just got this knife and I have some initial observations about it.
If you aren't planing on wearing it upside down don't get this knife. The flint starter isn't really secured in there and it sits upside down so it falls out easy. The blade isn't as sharp as I was hoping for which isnt that terrible as I can sharpen it my self however thats not the point. The handle is Strong yet plastic. Im not a huge fun much like holding a glock...Its effective but you feel like you'll break it in 2 seconds and like your playing with a toy. For the price point its an amazing knife, just don't go for it if you're looking for a true survivalist knife cause this knife isn't built tough enough.
This pic is a little closer up and you get a better feel for how big it is i think
I wanted to review this one because when I bought it there weren't any really good pics of the inside and showing size. This isn't a small case. GO PRO makes 3 sizes and this is the biggest. It is extremely well padded and the walls are removable and customizable to fit your needs. The downsize is that its alot of size so youll need a fairly large pack if you're planning on taking this kit with you to the slopes
I just got this and it works as described. it has a gel like substance on the inside of the elastic that causes it to hold tight and not move. The clip works very well to attach to backpack straps and collars.