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Bivy in a tarptent ?
John G., I do exactly as you suggest: I put more weight in my sleeping bag and never use a bivy in a tarptent. 6 ounces of extra down in a sleeping bag gives far more warmth than any 6 ounce bi...

In GEAR » Bivy in a tarptent ?
January 02, 5:33am

Sublite features--request for feedbac
Henry, I like my Tyvek Sublite just the way it is without the mesh door. This is your very lightest tent in your lineup so don't add either the extra 1.5 ounces or the extra $15 on the pric...

In GEAR » Sublite features - request for feedback
December 23, 4:59am

2008 favorites
Gossamer Gear "The One" tent My favorite tent: only 17 ounces, bathtub floor, very easy to set up, full rain and insect protection, and very versatile. What's not to like? Could ...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2008 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 17, 12:13pm

Gossamer Gear adjustable poles
According to Gossamer Gear's newsletter they have adjustable poles in development: "Adjustable Trekking poles! At last these are in the GG pipeline. Yeehaw! These revolutionary ...

In GEAR » New Gossamer Gear Poles
September 22, 3:45pm

Sublite and condensation
Minor condensation on still, humid nights on the PCT in both Oregon and Washington this summer. Easily handled by pack towel. I suspect condensation would have been much heavier with either sil-n...

In GEAR » Sublite and Condensation
September 06, 10:08pm

my experience with "The Murmur"
I used a beta Murmur that Glenn loaned to me for several hundreds of miles on the Appalachian Trail back in April. I also have substantial hiking miles with both the G-5 and The Whisper. I believ...

In GEAR » The Murmur
June 10, 7:16am

Re: Opinions of the OR Zealot jacket
The OR Zealot Jacket is a good piece of gear except for the zipper which is terrible. Hood is o.k. because I always have a hat underneath it to give it structure. A lighter rain jacket (5.2 oz. i...

In GEAR » Opinions of the OR Zealot jacket
January 03, 3:13pm

Re: What are your sleeping bag(s) for different temps?
I now like to always carry more sleeping bag than I think I probably need, having discovered over the years that it is better to carry a few extra ounces of sleeping bag to insure a good night'...

In GEAR » What are your sleeping bag(s) for different temps?
January 03, 2:17pm

Stephenson's DAM
I have used Stephenson's DAM for the past 4 years and have thru-hiked the Colorado Trail and section hiked 90% of the PCT with it. I use the size "60" which is 70 inches long and 24 ...

In GEAR » Ultra Light High Comfort Mattress Pads
June 18, 6:46am

Re: Re: Best bag for the weight
Hi Paul, I'm 6'0" and weigh 160 pounds. It isn't difficult for me to wiggle in and out of the bag. Like any other skill you get better with practice. It is easier for me to get in and out of ...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag of Choice
October 08, 6:42am

All Reader Reviews by John Mackey

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Thermarest Neo-Air
I just completed a 541 section hike of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. I used the 72" by 20" Thermarest Neo-Air for the entire trip. My mattress weighed 14 ounces and it packed small. ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 27, 5:40am