A well made and versatile pack for every day or for the longer trek. Very well made and designed, definitely user friendly. For some time I have been trawling through the web looking for a new 55 L pack which had all the features that I wanted in a pack; This one I had seen and it fitted all the points that was on my list. When a New Zealand supplier decided after a year plus of stocking this pack they had a silly clearance price offer which I couldn't refuse. The pack is very well designed and… Full review
Hiked an eighty-mile mountain trail earlier this spring (nine days because I got rained in for a couple) and took two packages of this product with me, FANTASTIC! Adds variety to your meal-packing smorgasbord, you can just open and consume straight from the package (inside the tent) when it is raining and you can't fire up your stove, and, to me, it is very flavorful. Perfect packing food. Excellent flavor. Great shelf-life. Easy to consume. Precooked. FANTASTIC! Full review
Great for my mtb gloves. Found it really useful for trail maps! The one for leathers works for all my other gloves btw. I'd just get that one! Full review
It really produces a nice espresso. It's remarkable from this little "presso". Cleaning-wise it's a little hassle, but again the richness of flavor still outweighs this. Besides being a little weighty, my primary issue is the temperature of the final product. You have to be careful to pre-heat your coffee cup, and perform a pre-brewing warming run with your heated water prior to actually making your expresso. Even pre-heating if your are after a really hot cup, you may need to do some post "brewing"… Full review
A compact, portable espresso maker that brings a touch of luxury to the backcountry. Best for outdoor recreation enthusiasts who like real espresso in the backcountry. Introduction The Minipresso is a squat, black cylinder, approximately 7 inches long and about 8 inches in diameter. It weighs about 12.6 ounces and has a comforting heft in the hand—like weapon or some sort? In fact, it is an extremely effective weapon against fatigue and against the bitter experience of sub-par coffee. The Minipresso… Full review
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