These headphones are hands down the best looking headphone ever made. I feel like I could match the color to a suit shirt and wear them to an event. I dress very preppy and they look perfect in every way. I got the brown color and it matches my hair perfectly and I get many complements on them. If I had the money I would get a few brighter colors but i suggest a natural tone for your first pair. Now on to the sound, these cans are quite nicely balanced with a little exaggeration on the upper bass. Although somewhat balanced I feel that the sound is a little to analytic for real pleasure listening. They are a bit harsh and sibilant in the upper range and do best with rock and acoustic. I feel like they are becoming less sibilant as they burn in. The mid range on these headphones is lacking as it does with most all headphones in this price range. The main reason I gave this headphone three stars is the comfort. They are quite uncomfortable in general and I usually can't wear them longer than 45 minutes without some pain or annoyance to my outer ear, and my ears are not sensitive. The main problem is that the cans do not rotate to conform to the shape of your ear like most headphones in this price range do. Thus, the only way to increase the comfort is to stretch them out. This could have been avoided if the cups rotated.
This boot is lightweight but performs much like a heavier more stable boot. The construction is solid and the tread is perfect. It is very comfortable and structured through the entire boot. It cups the heels and stabalizes the arch. The boot a bit narrow in the toe but nothing extreme.
These boots have no break in period, they are very comfy straight out of the box. For experienced packers this may put up a few red flags. I myself believe that a boot should be rigid out of the box and that it should have a break in period. However, I decided to give this pair a shot since I have come to love the salomon line of shoes. The boot is EVA which means that it is more a kin to a running shoe than a mountaineering boot which is constructed with a poly urethane sole. Unlike the keen boots I previously owned these EVA boots have not lost their rigidity. I will state that I have only had the chance to do a little over 50 miles on these boots and I did replace the insoles with superfeet. Regardless, the boots have held up remarkably well for a comfy boot. They are waterproof and actually quite warm in the winter months. The lacing system is genius with nicely placed locking hooks that keep your heel in place.
This new model of the Camelbak reservoir is far better than the previous models. I even experimented with platypus after having been dissapointed in the lack of new innovation in camelbak. However, this reservoir is a huge improvement, in fact they solved all the problems that I have had with previous reservoirs. The number one improvement is the detachable hose; when backpacking, taking the hose out along with the reservoir is a huge hassle. Camelbak has ingeniusly fixed this problem with a release valve. Another great improvement is the simple baffle to ensure that the reservoir is not overfilled, and that it can fit in the small reservoir pocket in ones backpack. Overall this has become the perfect reservoir.