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Reviews by scotty1974 (3)

Alpenlite XT (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00/5

In: Gear: Archive

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: scotty1974, 2006-05-30

I'm giving this 5 biners not because it is the best but the overall quality rounds it out. First off is the price. It goes for around 3 or so bills but I picked my up for about $150. For a four season that is great, especially compared to the big named companies that charge 5-6 hundred for a tent. Ed vistuers I'm not. Next the weight. I read different numbers but basically it comes in around 5 1/2-6 1/2 lbs. Again for a four season tent that is perfect. Light enough to carry yourself (mostly) or spit up with your partner. On the size tip, there was plenly of vertical room in the tent, but the width was rather narrow. This is were the weight loss comes in I guess. I'd rather have it slightly tight and save a pound. If you roll solo, plenly of room for you and your pack. I set it up the first time in the dark, and the instructions were printed on the bag, which means I'll never lose them. The design was different from what I was use to, but it set up quick, ventilated well and was quite strong. Eureka is a great brand, and I found nothing but excellent reviews on every website that I went researching thins tent. If you want a lightweight, top notch 4 season tent and want to even save money...this is the tent...

GigaPower Stove, Titanium Auto Ignition Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00/5

In: Gear: Hiking and Camping: Stoves: Canister Mounted

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: scotty1974, 2006-05-30

The only stove I use! I have the regular version not the tituanium. The weight difference is nice, but I decided that the .8 oz or whatever it was wasn't worth the sizeable loot difference. The stove is small as hell, has a killer hardshell case that about 1 1/2 the size of a flip cell phone (small one). burns powerfully and boils water very quick. The ignition is a must have. This stove is light, soooo easy to use and packs away down to nothing. I'm so happy I bought it..I have a whisperlite that I never even take out anymore.

Exum Ridge (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.60/5 Average Rating : 4.60/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Approach Shoes

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: scotty1974, 2006-05-30

Very sticky shoes, great for the approach especially up steep slabs and ridges. Nice ventilation, but I agree with the other reviews that the shoe allows too much dirt in. I end up with dirty socks and pebbles in the bottom of my shoe. They could also be a little stiffer as they flex quite a bit going over rubble. On a rougher approach I would like to find a stiffer shoe, but these work great for normal approaches.