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iwwrote a review of on August 8, 2016

pretty much the perfect lantern.
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

bright, versatile, lightweight, dimmable. hang it from a tree branch, from your tent. Even used it for hiking at night, hung facing down from a hip belt, to illuminate the ground better. We had headlamps, but this did the job to brighten up a larger portion of the uneven terrain immediately underfoot. All in all, my favorite lantern that I've owned so far.

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iwwrote a review of on June 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

we have 2 of the 50 and 2 of the 80 liter. Durable waterproof fabric, good carry options (shoulder straps are comfortable). we have used the 50 liter size as carry on and the 80 as checked bags. top divided zip pockets are great. when we're not flying somewhere with backpacking gear, we use them to store mountain biking stuff or camping stuff for an easy and quick trip out the door. only thing i don't love about these is the shoulder straps can be a little tricky to remove on one side. (one side sort of clips in and one side is straps needing removal.) for the price and durability of these, ill put up with that. I guess I could tuck the shoulder straps into the handles for checking on a plane, but i've had bag straps cut off by airport baggage handlers in the past, so i guess i tend to be extra wary of that. These hold a really nice amount of stuff, and the price is really good for the quality compared to some other brands.

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iwwrote a review of on June 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

this chair sets itself apart by being durable. there aren't really any plastic-y bits to break on the base, its all metal. its a tiny bit heavier than other options, but still lightweight enough to carry anywhere at 3lbs or so. (the mirrorless camera and tripod i haul into the backcountry weighs more than this. that said, i leave this mostly for front country stuff) anyways, really comfy. husband is a broad shouldered 6ft guy who finds it comfortable, and i am a narrow shouldered 5'7" gal and also find it comfy. Plus, I really like the fact that it seems much better built than the other chairs. Kelty makes durable stuff.

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iwwrote a review of on April 3, 2016

5 5

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

did some backcountry hiking in Alaska and wanted to make sure our belongings would stay dry in our packs with river crossings etc. took this little shower along in case we needed a warm shower. its not intended to be used this way, but it did double duty being stuffed with some clean dry clothes and did a fine job of protecting them in one of our packs. we didn't end up needed to use it as a shower, but since it was doing double duty protecting our gear, i felt like its weight was negligible and it was a nice option to have, in case. thinking of bringing it with on muddy mountain bike days to rinse off the bikes a bit as well.

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iwwrote a review of on March 18, 2016

5 5

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

I was looking for a truly mid weight down jacket, and this fit the bill for me. Flattering cut and more attractive in person than the product photos make it seem. Lofty 800 down in good quantities make this jacket a real step above "down sweater jackets" in terms of warmth, but it is cut well enough and slim enough that you can comfortably put it under a waterproof shell (it's hydrophobic down but I live in the PNW). You could layer with it for extra warmth or use it in more high activity situations without overheating too much. I also tried the Infinity Endurance, and that is a WARM down jacket, a bit overkill for my needs. This jacket hits the sweet spot for me and represents a really good value in terms of gear for that reason. I have to disagree with the other reviewer about pocket size, I don't think the front pockets are very big. Will fit lighter to medium gloves but not very insulated ones. Also didn't think the pockets were very deep for putting your hands into, but the other qualities of the jacket make up for this. Zipper is nice, hood is functional and adjustable. Light weight makes it great for backpacking. I'll be using it in the mountains, at camp and in town. Not sure about the Velcro to fasten the hood down, but I suspect that is a feature for climbers in windy or other conditions (dunno, I don't climb). Anyways, I'm really pleased with the jacket. Runs a bit large in my opinion. I'm hardly a size small in any clothes I own (usually a medium) but the small is a good fit for me. Arm length is good and long.

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iwwrote a review of on January 3, 2016

5 5

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

Our backpacks are great but don't have detachable day packs, so we picked up one of these. We used it on a hike with about 3000 ft of elevation gain to an ice field. It carried a lot! I can't remember exactly what I stuffed it with, but it was something like a pair of pants, a thermos, a jacket, a huge scarf and a bottle of water. It's really very roomy. It's also ridiculously light. The straps are comfortable since they're wide and flat. The interior has a snap you can attach the stuff sack to, making it a sort of internal pocket for keys or cash or whatever small things you don't want to dig for.

It packs up to be tiny. Drawbacks include: the length of time it takes to stuff it back into its impossibly small stuff sack and, in its packed size, it's so small that you could lose it pretty easily.

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iwwrote a review of on May 25, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 148 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

These are awesome. Haglofs is a great brand and everything they make is so smartly designed. I was excited to see they had mtb shorts and they don't disappoint. Thoughtful details, look great and they've added thicker fabric on the seat and zippered vents across the thighs. I'm used to Haglofs running a little small but I feel like these run a little large. Medium worked for me but I've gained a little weight lately and thought I might need a large (I'm about a size 8-10 now) they fit nicely, and they're adjustable, so hopefully will work when I get back to my fighting weight. The seat is articulated, so when you sit down you're not stretching the fabric. The knees are articulated and fit over my 661 knee pads.

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iwwrote a review of on April 6, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Minimalist, which is what I wanted. Super comfortable. I forget that it's there. Being a woman with a curvy figure, packs don't always work/look right, this one does. I could see how it would fit a wide range of body types though. Built well. I can fit a small, light wind jacket in the main pocket where the hydration reservoir lives (we're not calling them bladders anymore, I guess). There is a side pocket which fits my cell phone and some small snacks. Not much else to this. I've carried my small sized helmet in the outer elastic up a fire road climb without a problem, also a jacket without issue as well. It's not ideal for shock pump carrying or whatever because the large compartment is for the blad.., er, reservoir itself and I wouldn't want to puncture it. A multitool would fit just fine in the side pocket. Have ridden for hours wearing it quite comfortably. Will likely buy another evoc when/if it's time to add a bigger pack.

Only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is because the reservoir made water taste like bitter poison. Bought a dakine replacement recently though, and it had the same (though not quite as bad) taste so it's not just evoc.

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