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Too many pillows
My experience with some of these (side sleeper on Neoair): Exped UL M - quite comfortable. Pretty mobile but has tabs to tie in elastic/shockcord to loop under the pad. Got about 20 nights on it...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gear Guide: Ultralight Inflatable Pillows
October 01, 12:09pm

Excellent Report
Steve, many thanks for this really excellent, positive report. Roll on Sept 2014 for my own trip on the JMT (fingers crossed!) Thanks again John

In Post-Trip Reports » Father & Son UL trip of the JMT
November 15, 1:11pm

Another classic report
Amy, Another great report using a format that I have shamelessly appropriated for my own post-trip reports. It's a shame that you didn't get better weather but it seems that the "May ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Scotland: the West Highland Way, the Cape Wrath Trail, and More
August 22, 2:59pm

Top choice
Nick, I don't think you will regret your choice for that use. The design is excellent and the manufacturing top notch. The Trailstar is great for one or two people and is remarkably stable in...

In GEAR » Need input from UK members
January 08, 12:48pm

Trailstar translation
Nick, I've used a Trailstar in conditions ranging from "didn't really need it" in the Alps to classic Cairngorm conditions, i.e. just above freezing, wet and windy. Did you have ...

In GEAR » Need input from UK members
January 08, 11:00am

Inspiring Stuff
Ryan, You are on a roll at the moment. Fine fine work. Thanks

In Editor's Roundtable » 24 Hours: Packrafting the Grande Ronde River
October 31, 12:21pm

re: GR5 comments
Roger, >Great Report! >Yeah, it does look different when not plastered in snow. Thanks for the photos. Glad you enjoyed it, hopefully it brought back some good memories... > Chalet...

In Post-Trip Reports » GR5 and Vanoise - September 2012
October 12, 6:09am

GR5 and Vanoise - September 2012
GR5 - Grande Traversée des Alpes In September 2012 I walked the GR5 from Thonons-les-Bains to Val d’Isere over 7 days and then spent a further week walking in the Vanoise region to the southw...

In Post-Trip Reports » GR5 and Vanoise - September 2012
October 11, 2:36pm

Foresaken moors
Great write up Dave and this has likely convinced me to catch a Haglofs Ozo while I still can. James, your proposal for a "foresaken moor in pelting downpour" test has been enacted a f...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Waterproof Breathable Jackets: 2012 State of the Market Report
March 24, 3:15pm

Other failure modes
No fiery explosive death in my example (obviously!) but there does seem to be an issue with the attachment of the flux ring to the pot in the Sol Ti version at least. Mine is now missing ~ one ...

In GEAR » Orange thingy on JB sol ti
February 28, 11:02am

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