My first love is the outdoors. When I'm not fielding calls at Backcountry, I'm up hiking, skiing or climbing in the mountains, or fishing in the local rivers and streams. I've been in Utah for over a year now, and spent 7 years before that in Bozeman, Montana (Still considered my home!). Hit me up if you have any gear questions or want some recommendations for your next outdoor adventure!
Got this with the intention of using it on the insulated tube (http://www.backcountry.com/camelbak-thermal-control-kit) unfortunately the insulation is a little to big in diameter for the clip. I ended up pairing it up with my standard camelbak hose on my summer pack and it works great.
This is my second pair of Speedcross 3 GTX shoes. The first pair served me extremely well. They are durable, comfortable, and never caused blisters or pain. One thing to note: mine fit a little more snug than I'm used to in a running/workout shoe. I thought I might need to size up this time around, but the half size bigger caused some heel slippage so I returned them for the same size I had been running in previously.
These are great, super low profile snacks to add to your backpacking pack. I've tried all of the flavors and here's how I would rank them (my opinion), in order:
1. Lemon (Lemon!? Counterintuitive, I know, but these are DELICIOUS) 2. Chocolate (Still awesome, and only listed at #2 because it's lacking in chocolate flavor) 3. Strawberry (These were just...Yuck. And I love Strawberry everything)
I drink a lot of water. At my desk, I used to have two 27oz. Klean Kanteens to handle my demanding thirst and reduce the need for trips to the water cooler. The 40oz is a great way to consolidate. The thing is big and heavy-duty, with the same opening as the 27oz. bottles. Maybe not the best for hiking/backpacking trips, but perfect for around the home or office.
There are only a few of the ClifBar flavors that really wow me, but the White Chocolate Macadamia makes backcountry nutrition less like eating a bar of chalk and more like eating a delicious cookie. I bring these along on every trip now, and crave them like a desert rather than a nutritious food bar.
Bought this a year ago to replace an older Camelbak model. I was looking for a good daypack/hydration pack that was lightweight but most importantly, had good ventilation along the back. There's nothing worse than having a hot pack sticking to your back as you're hiking along, am I right? The NVIS ventilated back panel is awesome. The pack is comfy as hell when full and air flows freely between the pack and my back. So far the pack has proved to be extremely durable, even after a slide down a scree field, there are no tears/rips/frays anywhere on the pack. I love it!