overall, this is a great product and is well worth the price. I think the box it shipped in weighs twice as much as the poncho liner.

I received brand new liner as described by seller, received ahead of projected arrival date. The best travel, go anywhere type of bag that will last a lifetime and is made in the USA!

The frame is durable thick impact resistant plastic but not too heavy. These come in different cable sizes, but perhaps could be modified with a cable swage and tool? (perhaps I should have mounted the side cable holders a little further forward for less extreme angle to boot heel? Otherwise I have skied them cautiously at the "resort" and they have worked. I recommend going with a half size larger than your norm for layering. I was issued prescription inserts for these, but was not issued the glasses. Unless you're jumping out of high altitude aircraft, you don't need to mess with the valves, just keep them closed to avoid getting moisture into the actual lining of the boot. I have not had the opportunity to use it yet; however, it is very well made and sturdy. I keep it in the trunk of my car with a little emergency kit. Very comfortable and glad it's also made in the US like the Jacket I use it in.

Anorak could use more velcro at wrists and a zipper at the neck. All of the batting is wadded up around the perimeter .., as a blanket useless. They even have a release function that MAY have some effect if adjusted properly? The inserts fit well, glasses wrap around and have both clear and shaded inserts. A matching color for the jacket was not available but this gray one goes okay with the black jacket.

This is the best backpack I've ever owned, civilian or mil spec. I have a pair and they do seem to work with proper welted boots (soles), and I use my tele ski boots w/ duckbill OK..... They are not the most comfortable to walk in for long distances but with a few layers of socks you can create a nice cushion. They are heavy but that's just due to all the insulation.

It is durable, roomy, water resistant, expandable with the Molle system, and I think it will last a very long time. Compared to Vietnam era ALICE gear, this is an incredible improvement. Not sure I really trust the cable hold on boot cable groove in downhill mode w/ cable routed through side sleeves mounted to ski side edge under ankle. They dont make your feet look cartoonishly huge and they are not fur lined. The valve on the side is to equalize air pressure from inside to the boot to outside for the paratroops.

it is bigger then i thought it would be which is great.

i am able to fit everything i need in there, including work stuff and some basic survival gear, and then there is still some extra room.Trust me when I say, this vest is extremely durable, great quality and is so nice I'm purchasing the jacket style too.Smith & Wesson hired the perfect company to create this vest! Highly recommend you stop searching and get this now.I was skeptical that since these boots were a size bigger and width smaller than I usually buy, they would not fit me, but I was wrong (which is good).The actual quality of the boots are fair if not overall pretty good and I just dubbed them for a WWII reenactment in a few weeks. My first pair is still serving me well but I wanted to have another pair when needed. I love them for driving or other outdoor activities.these are great, no issues with cold feet, if I was outside all day that might be an issue. I will definitely buy another pair when the time comes.