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Snugpak reviews (All please read)

Discussion in 'Kit Chatter' started by Neo_ad, Dec 2, 2003.

  1. Neo_ad

    Neo_ad Member

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    Dear Bushcraft forum users

    I would like to have some input from you regarding Snugpak future reviews on bushcraft website, what I am after is people to reply to this post requesting what they would like of Snugpak`s range reviewed on bushcraftuk web site. I will leave this post active for a week or so and see what kind of response I get and then speak to Tony about getting some more of our gear reviewed. As I am a the youngest member at Snugpak coming in at 21 years old I know the importance of online reviews in the so called information age, its a shame my Snugpak counterparts cant see this. I don't intend to give up on this as I intend to get as much Snugpak gear reviewed as I can across a hole host of web sites.

    I also browse the forum and reply when I see it is needed but feel free to contact me directly on my e-mail stewart@snugpak.net if you have any issues or problems with any of our gear.


    Regards,

    Stewart Anderson
    Snugpak
     
  2. Viking

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    The green line and then especially the different jackets like sleeka and sasquatch. The cold is coming here in the north now so that would be intersting to see if they are any good.
     
  3. PC2K

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    i vote for the rocket pak too !

    and there where some bad review off your greenline sleepingbags. Why didn't you replied the messages on the equipped.com forum ? you said you would reply as quickly as possible... more than 2 months letter no reply yet...
    http://www.equipped.org/ubbthreads/...oard=survival&Number=19251&page=&view=&sb=&o=

    any thing you got to say about the things on wiggy's website ? like chris pointed out ?
    http://www.equipped.org/ubbthreads/...survival&Number=19140&page=&view=&sb=&o=&vc=1


    also any explaination for some of the bad feedback about the temperature reading: http://www.equipped.org/ubbthreads/...survival&Number=19163&page=&view=&sb=&o=&vc=1

    i have read the same thing about the temperature reading many times, on the US-RSOG forum, equipped.com forum, junle training forum...
     
  4. Tony

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    Stewart has already been kind enough to send us a Rocket pack. We have been reviewing it for a few months and the review should be up on the site in the next few weeks, I'll let you know on the forum about it. I will say though that for the most part it seems to do quite well in the review.
     
  5. bothyman

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    It seems he should have bought a warmer bag, 2 seasons?? it does not say how could it was at night.??
    You should never trust season ratings as it depends on how your body handles the cold, no two people seem to be the same.

    Has anyone else noticed the older you are the lower the season rating??
     
  6. PC2K

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    well the guy in the post is pretty young. About that temperature reading, i have heard this many times by many people ! they are not first time sleepingbag users either, i have heard tips saying that you should buy a bag with a colder temperature reading than you normally would use/buy. This is not something i expect from a company like snugpak.
     
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    I've used the sleeka parka for over 5 years and would be happy to contribute to a review and hear what other people have said about it.
     
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    i too use a sleeka, it should certainly be reviewed, i'd be happy to contribute.
     
  9. martin

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    I would like to see either your softie shirt and/or pile shirt reviewed. I'm looking for something really warm to go under my Snowsled Ventile Smock for when and if it gets cold.
     
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    i for got one thing: the pertex towel ! does one of those actually get you dry ?
     
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    Im keen to read reviews of any of your clothing products by the bushcraft crew.

    cheers,
    nigel
     
  12. Tony

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    :wave: The review on the rocket pack is up on the site now :uu:
     
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    PC2K, Hiya,

    I took a pertex towel on a 3 week rip to norway and the french alps. It worked, but when the weather's bad for a couple of days on the trot, I found it constantly damp, unpleasant to use and not very effective. The newer style made of 1/8th inch thick non woven synthetic fabric (lifeventure etc) are far far better in that regard. And still a lot smaller and lighter than a real towel. In summer, the second type is easily dropped in a daypack for drying feet if the kids want to paddle somewhere along a walk. If you choose one of these, buy the big bath towel size - it only costs an extra couple of pounds and cuts down to the equivalent of 2-4 of the small ones. Oh and the dye doesn't leak like it did on my pertex towel :-(

    Cheers
     
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    I just picked up a Snugpack Sleeper 3+ sleeping bag. Initial impressions are good, big enough even for me (6', 50" chest, big belly :wink: ). I'll let you know more after I use it in anger.

    Cheers

    Shaun
     
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    I would like to see a review of the softie sleeka - ordinary or reversible. I'd like something affordable that's warmer than a shelled fleece but packs small. For keeping warm around camp in the evening.
    Cheers, Alick
    Oh, and any comments on the Softie Antartica (18) or Discovery (15) sleeping bags. Ta.
     
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    I'd go for the pile/pertex shirt too - especially if it can be compared to the original Buffalo version. I like the idea of one layer for all occasions, but don'treally believe it can work! :lol:

    I'd especially like too know how it would fare in the bushcraft context. Climbers seem to like these in various versions, but I run hot and expect it would be too warm slogging uphill under a load, then not warm enough when stood still.
     
  18. Gary

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    Pertex pile is ok if you dont go near the fire.

    One garment for all occasions is ok if your going home (b+b) at the end of the day - but you still cant beat the good old layering system or the warmth of wool when wet.

    As for your running hot comment - you hit the nail on the head.
     
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    i like the pertex/pile combo idea, i don't think its a good idea to have them sewn together. i use a pertex windshirt with a wicking base layer of some sort practically year round. if you're moving it's usually enough.

    cheers, and.
     
  20. Neo_ad

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    Cheers for the feedback everyone

    Working on a new catalouge here so I have been quite busy and with the run up to christmas and everything. Here at Snugpak we have over 15 new products for 2004 so don’t forget to keep and eye out in the magazines and on Bushcraft for future reviews.


    Regards,

    Stewart Anderson
    Snugpak
     

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