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Adjusting TFX packs (Torso Fit System) Lowe Alpine Centro Test Report by Thomas Vickers - Tester Background: I grew up in the piney woods of southeast Texas.

Lowe Alpine Centro Test Report by Thomas Vickers -

Camping was a quick trip into the mosquito-infested woods behind the house. My style has evolved and over the last 4 or 5 years, I have begun to take a lighter weight approach to hiking gear (I still use sleeping bags and tents, just lighter versions). While I have flirted with lightweight hiking, I feel that I am more of a mid-weight hiker now. My philosophy is one of comfort, while carrying the lightest load possible. Initial Report January 5, 2008 Initial tester expectations: I was not sure what to expect from this pack. Tester's Description: The AirZone Centro 35 is a mid-sized day pack that seems packed full of features. Centro adjustable length torso: From what I can gather from the website, the Centro 35 has the ability to adjust to meet the torso length of different wearers.

Shoulder straps: The shoulder straps start out 2.5 in (6 cm) wide at the top and taper to 2 in (5 cm) wide at the bottom. 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. Lightweight walking - back packing minimalist style. I decided to do a bit of research for that quality sleeping bag I'd always promised myself.

Lightweight walking - back packing minimalist style

I knew it'd be expensive to get what I wanted, but my birthday was coming up and there was the possibility of a few subs. The sleeping bag had to be exceptionally light but also very warm - having been caught out in a snowstorm at 2,500 feet in late April, I didn't want to face that possibility again. So light, warm, functional, compact and light - in other words I was looking for the holy grail of bags.

But I was successful in my quest and, it was during my wanderings through the Internet, I found a hidden warren of sites dedicated to the lightweight backpacker and the even more extreme movement, the ultralight backpacker. This is my take on both the lightweight and the ultralightweight. So what is "Lightweight" and "Ultralight" back packing? Combine this with actively sourcing good quality, lightweight and small equipment and you have the bare bones of what this philosophy is all about.

Hiking Boots Buying Guide - Buy the Best Day Hiking Shoes. When it comes to choosing the correct Hiking Boots, you should always have a few goals in mind: you want your boots to be as light and comfortable as possible while keeping your feet dry, warm, and well-protected.

Hiking Boots Buying Guide - Buy the Best Day Hiking Shoes

If you have read our sections on Hiking Boot Features & Characteristics and Hiking Boot Types then you will understand how these factors influence each other. In this section, we will help you find the perfect hiking shoes by explaining the things you should consider: Intended Use This is the single most important question you will have to ask yourself. As outlined in our Hiking Boot Types section, there are Best Hiking Boots for every kind of purpose. Your Hiking Skill Level A more experienced hiker might be able to choose lighter day hiking boots compared to a less experienced hiker even if they plan to do the same hike under the same conditions. Hiking Boot Quality Good quality boots will not give up when the going gets tough. See related products in our Hiking Shop: Backpacks: Finding Your Torso and Hip Size: Expert Advice from REI. How to Choose a Backpack: Expert Advice from REI.

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