Review by: Gawain, 2002-05-11
I bought a J-2 (DOM 1992) from a fellow jumper for my first rig. He and I are the same height, build, etc. Naturally, it fits me like a glove and is very, very comfortable. As I continue to jump with it, I am consistently in awe at how well made this rig is. It's 10 years old and doesn't look it, not one bit. The first owner (whom I bought it from) is a master rigger, so he obviously took great care of it. Plus he added a codura BOC, so I've essentially got a bullet-proof pack here! On several accounts, I recall the former owner expressing his regret to me that he sold it to me, because he simply loved it. He has a J4 and he loves it too...but I guess we all get attached to things we keep for a long time. As for me, I'll be able to keep this for a long time, through at least two main down-sizings...which I figure will take me at least 500 jumps, or 3-5 years, and still, I see no reason why I'll need to replace it. As for the "use" of the rig, it is very straight forward, no hidden tucks, flaps, no velcro (huge plus!) and simply "looks" like a very well made, high quality container. If I had to replace it, I'd go straight to Sun Path.