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Will Newton (Newts) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Writer & designer. Have hiked in VA, TX, MI, Bolivia, Yemen, the West Bank, Iceland, now mostly NorCal and Cascades. More L than UL.
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All Forum Posts by Will Newton

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Thanks, Dave
Dave, good to hear from you. When you say, 'minimal condensation' -- how much, in what areas, under what temp drop? I don't mind giving certain panels a wipe with a packtowl; I do mind ...

In GEAR » Anyone have experience with the new Sierra Designs Lightning 2 or 3?
July 27, 2:56pm

Seconded thanks, and a question
I'd like to second everything Jen said -- I've been very impressed with your presence in the forums over the past while, and I can only hope that SD's reboot is a harbinger of things to...

In GEAR » SNEAK PEEK: 2015 Sierra Designs TENSEGRITY ShelterS
July 27, 2:50pm

If you're new to BPL(<6mo), please read this.
It's wonderful to see so many new faces in the forums lately! No better refutation to the 'is backpacking dying' meme in the news these days. I got a few tips from old hands when I was ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » If you're new to BPL(<6mo), please read this.
July 27, 1:23pm

Anyone have experience with the new Sierra Designs Lightning 2?
Anyone had a SD Lightning 2 in the field, preferably while it's been raining? Found a deal on one and am considering it as an option for wet UK conditions. Looking for firsthand experience r...

In GEAR » Anyone have experience with the new Sierra Designs Lightning 2 or 3?
July 25, 11:13am

Nemo or MSR?
Attending to this sentence of your post "I am not too concerned with weight in this case, but I would like something relatively good value/inexpensive"... Nemo Galaxi is inexpensive (...

In GEAR » Two-person stealth camping?
July 24, 10:15pm

I don't know whether to be more impressed with the excellent design thinking or the clear, straightforward, no-bs Kickstarter page. Can't wait to see where this goes. And I second Doug&#...

In Gear Deals » My idea of the ultimate family backpacking tent has just been launched on Kickstarter!
July 23, 10:06pm

FS: Zoom H4N Audio Recorder & Sony MDR-7506 Headphones
Zoom H4N 4-track audio recorder & Sony MDR-7506 Headphones. Includes audio recorder, phones, Rode baffle and 16GB SD card. I use this for recording birdsong on the trail; highly impressive piec...

In Gear Swap » FS: Zoom H4N Audio Recorder & Sony MDR-7506 Headphones
July 22, 10:16pm

Last price drop
...to $85, 50% off MSRP for a functionally new pack. Need some airfare.

In Gear Swap » FS: Women's Granite Gear Aji VC 50 Ki Pack
July 22, 10:10pm

Last price drop
...because I need plane tickets. Good price for a good quilt; keeping it if it doesn't move at $260.

In Gear Swap » FS: New Enlightened Equipment 2014 Revelation 800 X-Wide 30°
July 22, 10:09pm

I'm just getting old and grumpy.
I'm all for weird new shit I can dunk in mirazyme and shove in a stuffsack twenty times a season. They've probably thought of that, though. And hey, look, it's me, I'll probably ...

In GEAR » Big Agnes announces MtnGlo Built-In Tent Lighting
July 17, 9:56pm

All Reader Reviews by Will Newton

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Enlightened Equipment Revelation
I cannot say enough good things about Tim and his products. I've owned a Prodigy, an Enigma and a Revelation, and each in its own way has been a remarkable product: well-made and cleanly finished ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 01, 9:37pm

Pro Lite Gear customer service
Every time I've ordered from ProLite I am pleasantly surprised by how quickly my order ships, and how transparent the process is. Their sales staff is knowledgeable and courteous, and the one retu...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 06, 10:21pm