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Kim O.

Kim O.

Kim O.

Kim O.wrote a review of on June 17, 2019

Yeti Hotshot
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was given this product to product test and here are my thoughts!
I have purchased a lot of Yeti products over the years and have never been disappointed with the quality and craftsmanship of any of the products. They can sometimes be a bit on the pricey side, but I believe they are well worth it! This hot shot is no exception, quality craftsmanship and a great product. I brought this on several hiking trips as well as to the crag with my coffee. It held the coffee hot for hours. Even left in the car for many hours while out hiking when I came back to the car at the end of the day, my beverage was still warm! I have not tested on cold beverages, just hot, and it is perfect for that. I have washed in the dishwasher multiple times, and it did great. Dropped a few times as well, nothing spilled out, nor did it dent!
I'm not sure just because of the weight that I would carry it on an overnight in the back country, but for day adventures out and about, in the office or at home I highly recommend this product!

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Kim O.

Kim O.wrote a review of on July 12, 2018

EJA Series-Love this pack!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was given this product from Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion! I absolutely love this Eja pack. I have many osprey packs, but have to say this is one of my favorites. I have used this EJA pack exclusively since it arrived. I have climbed 4 peaks with it, and overnighted with it 3 times. It has been with me on scree, boulders, ice, snow, and muddy conditions, and held up great.
What I love about it, is the lighter weight, fit and comfort. I was a little concerned at first with the smaller strap size, but they have held up with loading down this pack for a several overnight trip, with climbing gear no problem. I also love the deep pockets on the sides. I haven't had that in any of my packs before! It fit crampons, gloves, and my picket all in the same pocket.
One of Osprey's genius designs on the pack, (that it took me about the 3rd time using it before I realized what it was intended for), is the pole storage that is by the front strap. The poles fit securely by your arm straps- so if you are going from one terrain to another, say for example over boulders, and need to store them quickly- you can do it simply without the hassle of taking off your pack. Once you are back on terrain where you need your poles, presto they are in easy reach, and away you go!
It is also hydro pack compatible. It doesn't come with it, but can be ordered separately. I purchased one for it, and was thankful for some of our longer hikes in with limited water supplies. Another nice feature, if you will be using it to overnight, is the top lid detaches. Makes a great pillow once stuffed with a down jacket or extra clothing. You can also leave it off if you are going on a day hike, and don't need to extra room.
All in all I have been really happy with the durability, size comfort and features of this pack. I chose the blue color, and a size medium. I am roughly 5'7

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