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Hiking & Camping


stuhrmanwrote a review of on July 23, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

Wears out pretty quickly. I used it only on a few trips and then it ripped. Well, I glissaded in them, but I've seen other pants taking this kind of use without any damage.
Arcteryx then charged my $80 for a warranty replacement. I always thought you pay a premium price to get premium quality and customer service, but I guess I was wrong.







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stuhrmanwrote a review of on December 14, 2010

3 5

Let's compare some numbers:

1. This pad is 540g vs. 400g for the standard RidgeRest. So it is over 35% heavier.

2. I also don't understand why they claim it's 10% warmer, since the R value increases from 2.6 to 3.5 (also 35% more).

3. This pad is 2cm thick, the standard RidgeRest is 1.5cm. Guess what? Also about 35% more. This basically explains the increase in weight and warmth. The aluminized coating probably doesn't do anything.

4. The only thing which is not 35% more is the price, $25 vs $40, a 60% increase.