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Re: Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Part 3: The Mini-Reviews
Re: the lightwave tunnels, they've just released an interesting new 2 man model (the T2 Hyper) which has simultaneous or outer first pitch, unlike all their other models which are inner first o...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Part 3: The Mini-Reviews
April 30, 2:41pm

Tough, 2/3 man outer/simultaneous pitch tents?
I'm looking for a reasonably robust tent to take on slightly longer trips where I can't be sure of the weather in advance and when gear failure is more of an issue. Iceland and a winter tri...

In GEAR » Tough, 2/3 man outer/simultaneous pitch tents?
May 28, 5:10am

Re : PHD Yukon
Strangely, they do occasionally do a variant of the Yukon in their sales with a lightweight M1 fabric shell instead of the drishell... but then also use a (presumably larger amount of) less lofty d...

In Editor's Roundtable » PHD Mountain Software Yukon Down Pullover Review
March 16, 4:43pm

"Is that guy the only living Darwin Award winner?"
You only get a Darwin award by taking yourself out of the genepool... death is the most common way of doing this, but there are plenty of other ways to permanently prevent reproduction. As I unders...

In Chaff » I just saw 127 Hours
February 03, 9:47am

Re: PA Black Forest Trail: Part II
Common names for plants often confuse me. I always think of 'hemlock' as a green bushy herbaceous thing, the idea of one with a 4" stem that people could sit under is certainly a stran...

In Post-Trip Reports » PA Black Forest Trail: Part II
January 03, 6:54am

Re: Appenzell, Switzerland
Beautiful photography. I don't think I've seen any pictures of hiking in the Swiss alps before; the landscape is quite a different shape to the mountains I've visited in the past. An...

In Post-Trip Reports » Appenzell, Switzerland
June 30, 11:12am

Re: Dusky Track, New Zealand
The colossal lack of imagination shown by the old British Imperial explorers in naming places always amuses me. I'm currently planning a hike in Kintail too, but the one in Scotland. From what ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Dusky Track, New Zealand
May 18, 3:24am

Re: Need a new camera
Its probably worth seeing if there's anywhere near you who might hire out micro 4/3 gear, and give it a go to see how you feel about the autofocus speed. At the very least, a camera shop who ha...

In Photography » Need a new camera
April 19, 2:36pm

Re: Down
I'd be very surprised if PHD were supplying a lower grade of down whilst advertising (and charging for!) a higher grade. They've got an excellent reputation, and go into detail about their ...

In Editor's Roundtable » PHD Minim 400 Sleeping Bag Review
February 11, 4:49am

Re: dslr
I think you're basically doomed when it comes to getting lightweight tripods for heavy cameras... either the market doesn't exist or the manufacturers are all blind to it. Little table-t...

In Photography » Ultralight Tripod
February 06, 11:50am

All Reader Reviews by Ruan Kendall

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Montane Dyno (2010 model)
The newer incarnation of the Dyno is a medium weight (my one in medium comes in at 350g) hooded jacket in pertex equilibrium. Equilibrium is a dernier gradient fabric which apparently assists in trans...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 08, 3:13pm

MSR Hubba Hubba
I've had this tent for a couple of years now, and on the whole I've been quite pleased with it. Pitching is quick and painless, and if you get the footprint you have the option of pitching the...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 20, 11:12am