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Shawn Bearden (ShawnB) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale SE Idaho
About Me Professor of physiology, exercise physiologist, research expertise in microcirculation. Backpacking with my wife as much as we can.

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My DT are outlasting everything
These DTs and the thinner version have at least 400 miles of trail running on them each and still show no real signs of wear. By contrast, my Drymax, Injinji, and Defeet have all lasted half as lon...

In GEAR » Darn Tough Socks Suck!
February 09, 6:20pm

Thanks, John. Your advice is what I was thinking best for me also.

In GEAR » Rain Pants Colorado Trail
February 09, 9:26am

Protection, durability
Thanks for the discussion. I'm mostly interested in your experience with lighter rain pants (3-4oz; e.g, Versalite) vs heavier versions (9oz; e.g, Torrentshell) for weeks of 1-3 hours of heavy ...

In GEAR » Rain Pants Colorado Trail
February 08, 11:11am

Rain Pants Colorado Trail
I'm hiking the Colorado Trail July-August. Plan to do it in 3 weeks or less. I have decided to take rain pants. I have the Torrentshell pants (~9 oz). I'm trying to decide if it is worth in...

In GEAR » Rain Pants Colorado Trail
February 06, 2:41pm

Utah: Dirty Devil water in March?
Wife and I are doing the Dirty Devil South loop last week in March. What can we expect for water availability in the canyons (Happy, upper tips of N and S Hatch, Cove) and along the benches (Red Be...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Utah: Dirty Devil water in March?
January 18, 4:33pm

Available date?
When are these scheduled to become available for purchase?

In Gear Deals » Sierra Designs Cogule, Chaps, and Solar Wind Hoodie
January 06, 8:07pm

Grand Canyon
Thanks, everyone, for all these great suggestions. I had been looking at the Tonto trail when I originally posted this thread. David, I've looked at the route you suggested and the variatio...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recs for ~100 mile trip in southwest late March?
December 07, 7:49pm

Fiery review
Shawn Forry used the MLD poncho for his CT FKT. It is very similar in size and he has a nice review of it on his site. He seems to say that it is workable but not generally a best choice unless the...

In GEAR » Cuben Fiber Monk Tarp
December 02, 5:33pm

Cuben Fiber Monk Tarp
Those who have used the cuben fiber Monk tarp (from MLD) for more than a few nights of rough weather, what has been your experience? Do you recommend it? Too narrow, just right, great...?

In GEAR » Cuben Fiber Monk Tarp
December 01, 2:37pm

Through v baffle
K: From one of our resident clo experts (R Nisley), sewn through v baffling doesn't seem to matter much until fill weight gets above 6 oz

In GEAR » Down fill weight percentage of total weight
November 30, 8:34am

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