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Gaiters for skinny calves?
I have scrawny toothpick legs and my OR Verglas gaiters and Crocodile gaiters will not cinch up well enough to keep snow from coming in the top in deep snow. Anyone have experience with gaiters tha...

In GEAR » Gaiters for skinny calves?
March 25, 12:51pm

Re: Decide between approach shoes
How does each one fit your foot? Doesn't matter if a shoe has fantastic features if it doesn't fit your particular foot. Footwear is very individual. Load up a backpack with 30 pounds or so...

In GEAR » Decide between approach shoes
November 28, 10:05am

Re: Recommendations for a $300 winter tent.
I don't understand your comment about the "involved" setup of a mid. Stake out the four corners and pop in the pole. That's it, except for adding whatever guylines you feel necess...

In GEAR » Recommendations for a $300 winter tent.
November 02, 7:54am

Cuben Shangri-La 3?
I was wondering if anyone made anything like a cuben Shangri-La 3. The Lone Peak by Ruta Locura looks like the closest thing. I don't like the amount of stakes it takes to pitch and it looks li...

In GEAR » Cuben Shangri-La 3?
October 22, 8:22pm

Re: Hat for hot sun...
X2 on the OR Sunrunner. I love mine. The added neck cape thing makes me look like a dork, but it works great. I also find the neck cape helps keep the wind off and helps keep mosquitos from biting ...

In GEAR » Hat for hot sun...
June 22, 8:20am

Anyone use the Snow Peak titanium bowl for a pot?
I just noticed this in another thread about light stove/pot combos. I was wondering if anyone had any experience using this bowl as a pot with an alcohol or esbit stove. What stove did you use, and...

In GEAR » Anyone use the Snow Peak titanium bowl for a pot?
June 11, 7:37pm

Favorite huarache-type sandals
I recently ordered some huarache type sandals from Bedrock Sandals. I got the Syncline model. It's okay for hiking and easy trails, but on fast, technical downhills they loosen up and require t...

In GEAR » Favorite huarache-type sandals
June 10, 11:08am

Re: Need to choose 2 tents for different circumstances. Please lend me a hand?
My experience with mids has been very good in wind and snow (Duomid and Shangri-La 3). I routinely use them in inclement weather above tree-line. Silnylon stretches a little, but I have never had a...

In GEAR » Need to choose 2 tents for different circumstances. Please lend me a hand?
June 01, 10:36pm

Re: What do you use to store your winter sleeping bag on trips?
I have the same sleeping bag and the same stuff sack. The sack is nice but HEAVY. Zpacks does custom work, and I have been thinking of getting them to make me a custom sized drybag. I will be inter...

In GEAR » What do you use to store your winter sleeping bag on trips?
May 31, 9:34pm

Re: Hydration for trail runs?
I guess it depends on the run and weather, etc. Yesterday I did an 8-miler round trip with 3000' of elevation gain on the way up. It was about 91 degrees with no shade for the first mile (1000&...

In GEAR » Hydration for trail runs?
May 30, 10:33pm

All Reader Reviews by S Long

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Sierra Designs customer service
I recently bought a tent from Sierra Designs. I set it up in my backyard when a storm rolled through to test it out. It leaked everywhere. I sealed the supposedly taped seams and it leaked again. I em...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 07, 11:32am

Trail Designs Customer Service
Rand is always helpful and knowledgeable about Trail Designs' products. I have always had good experiences with the company. Recently I bought a new Caldera setup and just got an email from Rand a...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 26, 10:39pm

Mountain Laurel Designs
I have several MLD products and have always had a good experience working with this company. Recently I had the vent support for my Duomid break and when I contacted MLD about buying a new one Ron jus...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 24, 3:25pm

zpacks Company
I was in a bind with an unfortunate accident having happened to my net tent that went with my MLD Duomid. I needed a bug shelter and Joe was super accommodating and willing to help me out by pushing a...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 24, 3:21pm

Manzella Silk Weight Windstopper All-Season Glove
These have replaced my liner gloves since I discovered them. The reason? They are almost as light and totally windproof. The windproof characteristic makes them MUCH warmer than a glove of comparable ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 06, 7:25pm

Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap
I bought the Outdoor Research Sun Runner hat last year for a week long trip to the Wind Rivers in Wyoming. I didn't use any sunscreen except lip balm the entire trip and didn't get sunburned, ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 06, 7:15pm

Black Diamond Cobra Ice Tools (new model)
The Black Diamond Cobra technical ice tools excel in any vertical ice endeavor. While very similar to the BD Vipers, they differ in some key respects. The carbon fiber shaft is more effective at deali...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
January 06, 7:06pm

Black Diamond Sabretooth (SS model)
I have climbed on these crampons for three seasons now and, having tried many others, am convinced they are, hands down, the best all-around crampon available today. The stainless steel is so much eas...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
January 06, 6:54pm

Patagonia R1 Hoody
I agree with Mark. Even though I have the 2010 version of the hoody I am still totally sold on it. The thumb loops were a bit weird to get used to at first but now I love them. No more cold spots or d...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
January 06, 6:42pm

Inov8 Roclite 295
I just got back from a week in Yosemite and I am sold on these shoes. I did Cathedral Peak, Royal Arches, and Half Dome and used these shoes on the approach for each. Snow, mud, hard packed trail, gra...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
June 27, 7:36pm