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Kettuwrote a review of on February 14, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Can't go wrong with this one. I sleep super cold, and a lot of the time I don't have the time to cook a warm dinner before crawling into the tent. This sleeping bag has made winter camping a joy, and it looks like it will last many more years. I have tried a bunch of sleeping bags and the attention to detail really stands out on this one... Down filled draft collar, zipper guards that actually work, a footbox that has a tougher material so you can stick your boots in the bottom to dry without worry, the list goes on. I'm never cold in this bag, and the waterproof shell (not seam taped, but enough to keep tent condensation from getting the down wet) is a must-have for multi-day trips.

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Kettuwrote a review of on May 10, 2013

4 5

I bought the double for overnight stays in a hammock, and I think it is Just big enough for me to sleep in diagonally (I'm 5'11). It doesn't come with any ropes to hang it with, and the carabiners attached to it as it ships are insanely heavy. I replaced them (working load of about 345lbs each) with some home depot screw links which have roughly double the load capacity and are much lighter, and I recommend anyone who wants to use this hammock for backpacking do the same. For the ropes, I improvised with some short sections of rope I had lying around.

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Kettuwrote a review of on February 11, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Although the picture makes them look like a pair of park skis, these are far from that.

These skis are great all mountain skis, especially for the pacific northwest. Just enough float in the pow, super stable at speed, incredibly damp and confidence inspiring. They really like to be driven hard but can be skiied on a more relaxed basis as well. They are "twin tips", but don't have enough rocker in the back to float in pow going backwards.

Average edgehold on groomers (have never had my edges sharpened, so that might be the cause of that).

Essentially, they are a big mountain ski. They Really like going fast, doing long turns and cutting through the crud. They make confident technical turns on the steeps. They aren't super light, but compared to some newer fat skis, they aren't too bad.

Due to the traditional camber underfoot, they aren't very surfy or playful. They require a bit more foresight in the trees than double rocker skis. I love these skis, but I want something more maneuverable for those deep, tight tree-skiing days (like the rocker 2 122's).

I weigh 135 lbs, expert skiier, skiied 173 length, mostly at Alpental (snoqualmie), occasionally Stevens pass and Big sky, Montana.

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