Trip Start Mar 01, 2014
43Trip End Dec 31, 2014
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Over the past few weeks, I have used the TrekPouch during my thru hike.
From my lighter, compass, headlamp, and snacks - the TrekPouch comes in handy by keeping all the essential gear at hands reach.
Heading out the other week for a slack-pack, they came in very useful. I stuffed a few snacks in the first TrekPouch. In the other TrekPouch, my headlamp, lighter, compass, and knife. Again, everything I need at a convenient and easy to access spot! Best part is, I have grown so use to keeping all this gear in them normally, that I just tossed in the snacks I wanted for the day, and took off! No worries of leaving behind what I needed
The TrekPouch is extremely durable. I have run them through thorn bushes, dropped them off boulders, soaked them in the rain, and overall I have not treated them very gently. Still, not a single snag/tear/cut, or abrasion mark on them!
My only flaw I could think of, items did get wet during a rainstorm - but the gear you are bound to keep in them, will more than likely not be effected by water. Any gear that might be effected by water....... well ..... just like your side pockets on your pack - those items will be in a zip lock bag anyways. So I don't see this as a issue.
Features I noticed when using the TrekPouch are the high quality stitching, the smooth working zippers, solid mounts to the poles, and thick/durable cloth used. So far there are no signs of any fatigue on this product.
Being made in the USA, the price does reflect that. But, so does the quality of the TrekPouch. If you want a product that will last, it will cost a little more for this type of quality. The pay off is a product that will last for years to come, without any worry of a breakdown.
If you are looking for that little bit more storage room, a way to clean up your pack belt compartments, to keep your must have items with you - even when venturing off a side trail without your pack,.........I highly suggest the TrekPouch.
I will countinue to abuse these, putting them to the test of real hiking, and posting up my experience with them.