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All Forum Posts by ROBERT TANGEN

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Try a baby buggy filled with ice
FWIW: (Wikipedia) “In 2001, Marshall Ulrich was the first runner to complete the "Badwater Quad", consisting of two back-to-back Death Valley 300s for a total of four consecutive Badwat...

In GEAR » Clothing for desert hiking
May 15, 3:10pm

Joe uses the mesh like a bowstring
Joe is either crazy or a genius. The bend in his frame does not conform to the bends in the user's body, but JUST THE OPPOSITE! Crazy, huh? You crank down on the left side of the mesh, and i...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
May 07, 9:38pm

No arrow shafts in the Arc
You should take a closer look at the Arc Blast. His carbon elements are not straight or tubular like an arrow shaft. They are flat and flexible, a lot like hack saw blades. And there are 4 of th...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
May 07, 3:01pm

No good cabon packs?
Re: "Until someone designs a rigid pack to carry a load with all three dimensions of flexibility, then they really cannot make a good UL frame." Have you rested the Zpacks Arc Blast?

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
May 06, 8:38pm

Big money packs
If you are a recent lottery winner, Cilogear climbing packs have probably the greatest high-strength / low weight ratio on the planet. Guaranteed to shrug off Oz brush.

In GEAR » Light pack for a female & 1-man 3-season tent for Australia (NSW particularly)
May 02, 9:13am

Your gear is LIGHT
The gear you list is some of the lightest on this planet. I'm NO expert, but I don't think you can reduce weight safely.

In Gear Lists » LIST: SUL below freezing possible?
April 07, 6:56pm

Cilogear fabric
Cilogear uses "proprietary woven Dyneema with the NWD laminate inside." How does this compare to Seek Outside fabrics?

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 07, 6:35pm

Does this author hate Z-Packs?
This author,in multiple articles, seems bound and dtermined to deny the existence of Zpacks. Is he at war with them? Or are they financial competition? "Disclaimer: The author enjoys a non-...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 02, 9:55pm

Cave building is hell
If you are going from place-to-place-to-place, that is, not setting up a basecamp where you will sleep for several nights, in my opinion, a tent is the only practical option, unless you are just da...

In GEAR » Extreme winter sleeping bag system advice?
March 27, 3:01pm

Is Nikwax down any different?
From the ISPO artiocle: "Rab is a launch partner for Nikwax hydrophobic down" Nikwax built an empire on hydrophobic stuff, do they know anything others don't know?

In GEAR » Patagonia Encapsil Belay Parka Reverse Engineered
March 05, 11:35pm

All Reader Reviews by ROBERT TANGEN

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Zpacks Arc Blast 60 liter
I received my Zpacks Arc Blast, the large 60 liter, 17.0 oz. size for winter loads, and love it. If you are worried about getting poked, don’t worry, the stays terminate at the bottom end BEHIND the ...

In Backpacks - External Frame
September 13, 6:24pm

Rab Boreas extremely thin soft shell
1. David Chenault: “I'm a huge fan. It's been a great layer for BC skiing thus far. I expect it to be fairly bug proof too.” 2. Noted mountain climber Nils Nielsen: “The last month I’ve be...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 06, 3:44pm

WalMart / "Starter" compression shorts
(Others have written that they like these, and I agree.) The WalMart / “Starter” compression shorts are: 1. Long enough to prevent abrasion, even if you have massively muscled, Greek God-like thighs...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
May 02, 1:12pm

MLD 2009 Revelation
Five Stars! I love the new 2009 Revelation from Mountain Laurel Designs! I haven’t wrung it out like Ryan Jordan did for the pack he recently reviewed, so I don’t have his detailed data base, but th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 21, 6:12pm