Review of Durston x-mid 1p - haven't had a chance to use this in the field, but have set it up in a local park a couple times. Easy and quick to set up if you follow the instructions... I'm 6'3, 230 lbs and have no issues with the size using a Thermarest Trail Lite large pad and North Face Blue Kazoo long down sleeping bag. Packs away easy enough. Looking forward to using it in the wild.
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The new Granite Gear Blaze 60! I dream...The Blaze 60 is built to go the distance, comfortably and tailored to you. The A.C. frame let's you lock in your fit precisely to your torso size. The frame, in combination with the patent-pending fully adjustable Re-Fit hip belt and the molded foam back panel, lets the pack comfortably carry up to 50 lbs. The custom fabric is an innovative technology that makes this our most durable pack to date. In the high-impact and high-abraison areas, we're using a Granite Gear exclusive 210D Robic nylon UHMWPE triple ripstop. The lid, which is fully removable to cut grams, can be converted to an optional chest pack to carry on your front to keep even more contents at the ready. A tall vertical hidden zipper now allows you to access to main compartment quickly, especially to get to those contents at bottom of pack.
Many times the doctor sends people to "exercise", or we may think that we need to loose some weight or get fitter. We need to start by checking the SI joint (gait) as well as the Inner Ear and Vision..........
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Hmmmm, I've been away from MassDrop for a couple months, decide to check-in and see what's new... .....
Hmmm, NOTHING... All the same stuff I was seeing months ago, I don't see one single thing thats new or different, and not one of the expired Drops that I'd "requested" be re-offered have been re-offered...
What's going on? Is MassDrop fading away?
After watching legends Les Stroud and Ray Mears apply primitive craft to survive, I was impressed. I love to backpack, hunt, and camp. I figured that some additional, basic knowledge of bushcraft would only help me be better prepared, so I set about learning some of those skills.
You might ask, "Why would someone go to the trouble of, for example, learning how to make a fire by friction, when there are far simpler ways?" I, for one, plan to carry a small lightweight lighter, but the process helped me to understand the basic steps better; if you can ignite a flame with a bow drill, they you’ll be better prepared to be successful with a ferrocerium rod, matches, lighter, or whatever you have (or don't have).
Ultimately, I came away with a stronger belief in myself and my abilities, in addition to a greater understanding of the tools and principles. These have in turn, made me a better outdoorsman, and I recommend for any outdoor lover, to take the time to learn more...
Over the past 3 decades, I have come to realize, that in my pursuit for the optimal outdoor experience, there are many paths to choose from - each with their own pros and cons. As I look back on the changes I've made to my approach each season, the underlying similarity seems to be to find a way to enjoy a new challenge.
When I was a teenager, just getting into backpacking, the word that always seemed to float off every retailers tongue was "bombproof". People made purchases based on longevity, lifetime guarantees, and Kevlar was the fabric of choice.
Despite the weight differences from the lighter gear available today it made sense at the time. Most of my friends used gear their parent's had when they were young. It was handed down, and to be honest, didn't seem to be all that different from the new stuff on the shelf. With that in mind you generally made purchases thinking about the long term viability of the thing, and passing down this heirloom piece of gear to...
Drop used to provide a great range of low priced outdoor equipment. In the past I have picked up great bargains on fleece, jackets, hats often provided by name manufacturers such as OR, Rab, marmot and the like.
This has really contracted in the last few months. I get that the profit margin on overstock items from large manufacturers is low and that Drop is a business, not an organisation designed to provide me with variety. I also get that the profit on in-house development is high - the massdrop x-mid being an example of a high quality and really well selling product.
That said, I have to lament the lack of range of produce evidence lately - really is little reason for me to even browse.
if it wasn't for the watch community, and my watch collecting interests, I wouldn't even look at Drop anymore.