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Timberline (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00/5

In: Gear: Hiking and Camping: Tents: 3 Season Tents

An oldie but goodie... 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: rgbscan, 2007-10-20

Like the other reviewers, I also spent my entire scouting career as a kid in one of these tents. I've personally owned two (a brown one and a green one - both the 4 person model), and took one of them for a 12 day Philmont expedition. I'm not sure why others are saying you'll get "an inch of water in the tent". Never had a problem with water getting in. I will agree that condensation con be a problem if you keep the thing completely zipped up. I found that adding the vestibule with the "chimney" vent in front along with keeping the front door completely zipped open (so only the mesh is closed) works wonders. You still don't get any water in because you're only opening the door to the vestbule.

this tent is a solid performer. I no longer need something this large (or heavy) but I spent many a night in here with 3 other people playing cards, reading books, and riding out storms.

Lightning XT 2 Person Tent Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00/5

In: Gear: Hiking and Camping: Tents: 3 Season Tents

Great for it's intended use! 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: rgbscan, 2007-09-23

Very light, strong tent. If you're looking for a great ultralight tent where every once counts, this is a great tent. For a primarily car camper, it's too claustrophobic for me though. Without the gear loft I can sort of sit up, and with the gear attic it's definitely crawl space only. Miss the second door that my Meteor Light had. I'm going to sell this and trade up to the Antares.

ORGANIC Full Pad (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Crash Pads

Sweet pad, but organic in name only 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: rgbscan, 2007-04-27

All the others blurbs up here are spot in. These are sweet pads. "Organic" in the name refers to bouldering being a pure form of climbing. The materials used in manufacturing are not organic. I was hoping that was the case (ala patagonia perhaps) but in fact it is not. Still a very small outfit so at least you get the warm fuzzies supporting the little guy.

Corax Climbing/Mountaineering Harness (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.45/5 Average Rating : 4.45/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Harnesses: Adjustable

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: rgbscan, 2005-12-30

Love this harness. Got it mainly because of the 2 front buckles so I can center the belay loop. Yeah its missing a haul loop but I use a separae chalkbag belt anyhow. All around great harness.

Warrior Board popular Average Rating = 4.20/5 Average Rating : 4.20/5

In: Gear: Training & Accessories: Hang Boards

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: rgbscan, 2005-12-10

Living about 10 minutes away from Nicros, I was able to pick up a factory second dirt cheap. I love this board. It's really helping me improve on slopers. Theres a good variety, and with the addition of a few footholds I can get a pretty good range of workouts.

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