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Tim C

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Tim C

Tim Cwrote a review of on October 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This pack is great. Some of it's best features are the ability to shed the top and side pockets/pouches. The belt and frame are also extremely simple and easy to use, although the pack on it's own seams to be a little heavy for a pack without AG. The extra lb of the pack is definitely made up for by the level of comfort it provides when the pack is loaded heavy, and the compression straps work so nicely. The adjustability is fantastic in the pack, and it's nice to be able to have organization without all the bells and whistles. I think I'd have to say my one concern is that the pack is pretty tall, and there is only one opening at the top. Otherwise, it's amazing!

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Tim Cwrote a review of on October 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I actually ended up sleeping on top of this bag 2/3 nights, as it was too warm and humid where I was camping. At this bags pricepoint, I thought it was perfect. During the 3 night trek it seemed to take up hardly any space in my pack because of it's weight and compression. It is a simple bag though, a nice simple zipper, the stuff sack is the compression sack, and it's got enough fill to be breathable and somewhat padded. An excellent bag for summer, or to double as a blanket around the campfire at night!

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Tim Cwrote a review of on October 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This water filter is a gift from above. It's light, but not very delicate. The durability of all the components, and the ease of use for assembling, disassembling, and operating this filter made this my absolute new favorite. Anybody who is looking for a reliable, reusable filter, who doesn't want to worry about batteries or funky tastes from tablets, needs this. One downside is that after you've put the filter through the wringer, the "dirty" water reservoir starts being difficult when you try to close the zipper. I had to leave the top open on a few occasions and just let it do it's thing. On the otherhand, you don't really need to close the dirty reservoir, and the replacement reservoir are super cheap. I also recommend bringing a soft collapsible platypus waterbottle, It'll attach directly to the clean hose since they're made to be compatible.

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Tim C

Tim Cwrote a review of on October 14, 2019

5 5

While Backpacking the Kalalau trail, this was the sleeping bag we used. It was relatively light and didn't take up much space. Granted we only needed to pack for 2 nights, it was perfect. The humidity made your skin stick to the bag a little, but if you towel off, it was great. I can imagine how stellar this bag would be for warm dry nights!

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Tim Cwrote a review of on August 1, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I definitely overpacked for a one night trip. There was waaaay too much weight, and for 2500ft of vert, it still felt weightless. Lots of adjustability, but definitely more of a 2-3 night pack, especially if packed right. The pack itself is heavier than i expected, however ospreys suspension cannot be beat.

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Tim C

Tim Cwrote a review of on July 28, 2019

A camp and bouldering staple
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a stellar pad, it doesn't seem to need much breaking in, landings are soft and stable! The wrapping closure around the bottom of the pad and adjustable hooking loops open up the inside of the pad when folded for extra storage, it works perfectly for shoving all your gear and snacks in there. The pack straps aren't the best ever if you've loaded a bunch of weight inside the pad, but they're entirely comfortable on longer approaches. On top of all that, I love using this crash pad as a camp chair while sitting around the fire, and although thats not the intended use, little embers haven't seemed to damage anything.

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Tim Cwrote a review of on July 1, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This mattress is a little bit heavy, but you're probably going to use it for car camping so that doesn't matter. The stuff sack compresses nicely and doubles as the pump, it maybe takes 4-6 "pumps" to fully inflate the thing. I've found that it's much comfier slightly deflated, but when you sit up, you'll feel the ground. Durable material, awesome pump, great price, doesn't deflate over a night or two. 5/5 for sure!

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Tim Cwrote a review of on June 3, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 190 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

This is a really nice and light piece, wearing it over a tee when the sun is warm but the wind is chilly is the best combo, and it fits in your pocket or pack without much bulk. This jacket might as well be a staple for runners and climbers.

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Tim Cwrote a review of on April 17, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The aspects are a great shoe, they've held up well in the gym and a little bit into the ourdoor season as well. The toe box isn't exactly high volume, but it's not narrow either. They're not aggressive so they're comfortable to leave on between climbs or when you're belaying which is a pretty big pro for indoor shoes. Overall, not my go-to since I need something wide, but a really dope shoe in the end.

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Tim Cwrote a review of on April 10, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 190 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

It's not too warm if you're not doing anything, kind of a given for any jacket, but as long as you're out hiking or climbing, this thing will keep you toasty in pretty nasty weather. As for sizing, the XL fits me great all around.

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