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Jimmy Raceswrote a review of on May 13, 2019

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I'm 6'2" and 195 lbs so I ordered the Large. It's the biggest size it comes in. This thing was difficult to get on and impossible to get off. I was wearing a T shirt and light fleece. There are some adjustments that can be made but not a whole lot. I'm printing the return label now.

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Jimmy Raceswrote a review of on March 20, 2019

5 5

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

I bought this to power my two Light-A-Life 350s. Powers them both on low setting for just over 14 hours straight...in my basement test. I recharged my phone from 30% to full charge in about the same time as an outlet and consumed 1 bar of battery life. The inverter is easy to take off if you want it smaller to fit in a backpack but you may not need this much battery for backpacking if you want to keep the pack weight down. It is really easy to use and all the functions are pretty much self evident. This will be my first camping season using it and I hope its as robust as it seems. I know I can rely on BackCountry if I have any issues! :)

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Jimmy Raceswrote a review of on March 20, 2019

4 5

I haven't camped with mine yet (I have two) but have run them in the basement. My Goal Zero Sherpa 50+ ran the two of them at low light setting for about 14 hours straight. Even at the low setting they throw off a lot of light. Cords were super easy to unwind but more importantly easy to get back to the way they were when it was new!

They are a bit large for backpacking and combined with the power supply they may be more weight than you want to carry. I bought them for car and boat camping with the family so they'll be perfect. By the way, I have the Lighthouse Micro for backpacking...another home run for Goal Zero...AWESOME!

Ok so why not 5 stars? I read the specs and looked at the weight and size and thought they'd be perfect powered with my Goal Zero Venture 30...Nope, not compatible. I don't want to have to dig too deep to figure out what I need to run these. I ended up buying the Sherpa 50 to run them and am thrilled that I did cause the Sherpa 50 is AWESOME...but right up front it should be explicitly stated what will/wont power these things so other (less than observant people like me) will know what they're getting into without having to research it.

Keep up the good work Goal Zero and thank you BackCountry for the good price and great support!

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Jimmy Raceswrote a review of on February 20, 2019

4 5

Ok, I havent used it camping yet but it has passed the rigorous basement testing program pre-camping. Charged right up. Tested all the plugs and they work great with all my essential gear. The design is robust...nothing that's going to break off in my pack. I would recommend this over many of the small recharging power packs out there including the Venture 30...which I also have. It has all the features and connections I think I want. Ok...so why only 4 stars? This is NOT waterproof so let's make it resistant to what can and will happen when camping. Give me rubber plug blanks for the ports and a waterproof case. Ok, maybe a waterproof case might get some to overheat their power packs but at least some rubber plugs and bumpers. Bottom line is that theres a lot of recharging options out there and Goal Zero is going for robust and long lasting...they've got my vote.

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Jimmy Raceswrote a review of on February 20, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love these gloves. I bought them for outdoor activities when I'm not generating enough heat to keep my hands warm. They work great. The leather is soft even in really cold weather and the insulation kept my hands warm while out snow blowing the driveway on days with -10F actual and -40F wind chill. So why only the 4 stars? I bought the Large and the fit was a bit tight. I exchanged them for XL as the compression of the insulation reduces effectiveness. The XL fit EXACTLY the same. Yes, I verified the size of both by looking at the sewn-in size tag. I dont know if it's QC issue or what. In any case, I'm happy with the quality and I'm ok with the fit. They kept my hands warm so I guess that's the bottom line! :)
I'm keeping them and I would recommend them. No I didnt buy them to remove snow from my driveway. I bought them for 20F+ winter camping but they needed to be tested. You'll be happy with these gloves.

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Jimmy Raceswrote a review of on November 7, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Love it! Nests to a compact size with all the dishes and pans you need for 4 people. It's a little on the heavy side to backpack with but it works so well I tolerate the weight and size when the family comes along.

The only thing that would make is better is to include silverware and cooking utensils. I purchased those separately and was able to fit them inside the pan so I have everything in one spot!

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