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Not What is Pictured
on December 3, 2014
The two main reasons I bought this kit was the trackable tag and the Rite In The Rain log book.
The kit did not come with a Rite In The Rain log book as shown in the listing. The image shows a book that is about the same size as the books that are sold here on Amazon for $5-$7. What it does have is a little pamphlet with one staple holding it together. It's about 1.75" x 2.75" and says it's made out of Rite In The Rain Paper.
Also, the trackable is not the same design as in the picture. It was is a cartoonish dog. Nowhere in the description does it say that what comes in the kit can change. For $12-$15, it would be an acceptable deal, but for $21.95, this is going back.
Three surprisingly nice things about the kit:
-The microcache is much nicer than I expected. It's plain aluminum color, which is different than the picture, but I prefer it.
-The Leave No Trace card is very high quality and seems durable.
Two clarifications for the kit that did not affect the rating, but is not clear in the description:
1. There is only one trackable. I assume that two are shown in the picture to show you both sides, but that doesn't make much sense if you are going to vary which tag is provided. I had a feeling it was the case even though they don't explicitly say "one tag" or anything like that.
2. The box seems to be identical to the box in the picture, but does not have a gasket and is not waterproof. It may be rainproof, but moisture can get in.
3. It came in nice, official looking packaging.
TL;DR: Ultimately I wanted the tag and book from the picture, and it was not provided. What was provided is not terrible, but it does not match the description/picture.