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Mike S.

Mike S.

Grand Junction, CO

Mike S.

Mike S.wrote a review of on August 9, 2018

Great Helmet
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I like this helmet because it is light but still provides great protection, especially in the sides and on the back of my head. As another review stated, this helmet "wraps" a bit more than others I have tried around the back which helps when you are crawling through tight spaces on all sides and aren't aware of some stuff sticking out behind you until it hits the helmet, like what happened to me when we explored firery furance in arches np. This helmet also looks really cool and everytime I am out wearing it someone always lets me know that it looks awesome and a few people have offered to buy it off me. The universal fit/straps work great as well! The helmet stays exactly where I want it and no extra adjustments are needed.

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Mike S.

Mike S.wrote a review of on December 21, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got this tent as a lightweight mountaineering tent, like most of the people here, I am not expecting to use this in the rain. They state everywhere that it isn't waterproof, if you are going anywhere that is going to have rain this tent is not your tent.
THE GOOD:
I got this tent for its ability to be lightweight. I got the carbon fiber poles for this tent and carbon fiber stakes, so my tent comes in at 2.2 pounds. That is less than most Bivys! Big check there!
This tent performs well in alpine conditions. I camped above treeline with this tent multiple times in varying conditions, ranging from hail storm to 60 mph winds and it held up to it all! It even handled some short rainstorms with ease! Another check!
This tent is great for when it is cold outside, (alpine conditions) as it doesn't have the best ventilation, so if you are going to use this tent in the desert, good luck to you. Yes, I understand how ventilation works and I set up the tent with the rear vent in the wind, getting decent cross flow. Its not enough, that doesn't work. This tent is perfect when its so cold outside that you would rather not lose any heat from inside the tent.
THE BAD:
This is a great tent in all categories IF you are under 5'10". I am 6' tall, and I have a water resistant Patagonia sleeping bag and every time I used this tent I woke up with the bag soaked because I am touching the walls. Head and feet. Laying diagonally does little to help this situation, I am simply too tall for this tent, so I will have to get a new one and I wouldn't recommend it for anyone over 5'10".

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