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Dave Heiss (DaveHeiss) - BPL Guest

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Backpacker since 1973, started going lighter in 2003
CityCamano Island

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Vargo Pocket Cleats
The Vargo Pocket Cleats might be of interest. They are 2oz each (so 4oz for the pair) and while I bought a set recently I haven't had the chance to use them yet. Other BPL'ers have put them...

In GEAR » Microspikes Alternative?
May 27, 6:54pm

O2 Rainwear new colors
This is great news. I have used O2 Rainwear and I think it's the most breathable waterproof material out there (I believe the material is Propore), but until now its been 1) a bit fragile, and ...

In GEAR » O2 Rainwear new colors
May 26, 3:30pm

New AirLight Backpacking Seat
Looks interesting. I'd like to see what you've used for the inflation/deflation valve.

In Gear Deals » Introducing New AirLight Backpacking Seat. Looking for Feedback.
May 11, 3:16pm

Polarized Sunglasses
How true Lori. I have a pair of not-very-expensive Bolle sunglasses that I got for free a long time ago, and I have found it is impossible to lose them. Just last year I accidentally left them behi...

In GEAR » Polarized sunglasses recommendation
April 29, 5:02pm

Lots of different kinds of milk nowadays
If your body doesn't handle cow's milk very well, this is a great high protein chocolate milk alternative. Shakes up easily with cold water. I like it.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » After a long day on the trail - "Got Milk"?
April 20, 1:15pm

Use the stuff sack you have
I didn’t watch the Snakey video, so I’m not sure what that thing is, but an easy stuff sack compression method that I’ve used from time to time is this: Stuff your bag/quilt/whatever into ...

In GEAR » Ultralight Sleeping Bag Compression Stuff Sack
April 17, 3:25pm

Xcomm MiFi as an alternative?
Deleted - I double checked and the Xcomm MiFi device connects to local cell services, not satellite. So never mind!

In Editor's Roundtable » Iridium GO! First Look
April 03, 10:30am

Esbit burner testing - different pot?
Apologies in advance if this leads to a thread drift, but I've always wondered why there isn't a pot that uses increased surface area to boost the transfer of thermal energy - from esbit, o...

In GEAR » Esbit burner testing
April 01, 1:00pm

New superlight crampons company
"The ultimate crampon would be this merged with Vargo's new Pocket Cleats. Going to attempt to combine them in the shop. If it works, we'll have a toothy 8 point light mountaineering/w...

In GEAR » New superlight crampons company
March 16, 5:32pm

REI Dividend and 20% off sale
Continuing the joke a bit further... REI cashier says, “Thanks, but I see here at the bottom of your tax return that you OWE taxes, you’re not getting a refund”. Guy says, “Right, so go ...

In GEAR » REI Dividend and 20 % off sale ?
March 11, 11:54am

All Reader Reviews by Dave Heiss

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Montbell Versalite
Andrea - I'm looking forward to your opinions on the Versalite 50. I've still got that pack on my short list, and hope you can provide some input on its comfort and functionality. My only conc...

In Backpacks - External Frame
August 13, 5:37pm

02 Rainwear Rain Suit
I also have an O2 Rainwear suit. I picked up a pair a few years ago and have been really happy with the performance, but I still wince at the screaming yellow color every time I put them on. It is def...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 26, 11:34am