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Re: Flash Reviews No. 3
> Sili-Dripper Coffee Brewer > Weight: 2.8 oz (80 g) I used to take freeze dried coffee for breakfast and drink it from my 61g handless titanium cookpot boiled with water from my 54g lite...

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 3
November 02, 1:15am

Re: 2015 Patagonia Houdini
http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/mens-houdini-jacket-windbreaker?p=24140-0 is listing 15D fabric for the jacket, same for pants. 10D for shirt. Does this mean the breathability might be back ...

In GEAR » 2015 Patagonia Houdini
October 31, 4:08pm

WTB: lightweight double bivy for parts, any condition
Am interested in just using the hood end in a single wall tent to cut down on cold breeze on face.

In Gear Swap » WTB: lightweight double bivy for parts, any condition
February 26, 12:34pm

Re: Ultralight (or even lightweight) panel loading packs
http://www.mountainphotographer.com/panel-loader-backpacks-for-hiking-photographers/

In GEAR » Ultralight (or even lightweight) panel loading packs
December 26, 3:51pm

adrianb
>I would love to hear more comparisons to the Rainshadow 2 I've been thinking the same things, since I also have a RS2. Differences that appeal to me: - more and better pegging options ...

In GEAR » CB3/Cloudburst 3 Initial impressions
August 03, 10:52pm

Re: Ultralight (or even lightweight) panel loading packs
Granite Gear Aji V.C. 50 1.16kg / 2lbs 9oz

In GEAR » Ultralight (or even lightweight) panel loading packs
February 10, 2:44am

Gear and temps for hiking New England area in November?
Hi folks... I'm going to get the chance to do some hiking in the US from perhaps the end of October onwards, after a work trip to Boston which I'll have to pack for soon, and will try and s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear and temps for hiking New England area in November?
July 06, 5:35pm

photos
I'm no photographer, but my flickr account (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12216474@N02/sets/) has photos of some of my trips, sadly I have a backlog of many more still to put up. But it should g...

In GEAR » What would Frodo do? : New Zealand Spring/ Summer
July 31, 7:50am

Moir's guides
These contain route descriptions for basically every route worth doing from Stewart Island up to around Mt Cook, which is essentially the bottom half of the South Island. There are similar ty...

In GEAR » What would Frodo do? : New Zealand Spring/ Summer
July 31, 7:42am

Re: What would Frodo do? : New Zealand Spring/ Summer
I think you're making the right choice in picking specific areas rather than doing Te Araroa, although it's improved NZ isn't really that good for thru-hiking. My favorite area of t...

In GEAR » What would Frodo do? : New Zealand Spring/ Summer
July 31, 7:16am

All Reader Reviews by Adrian B

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Mountain Laurel Designs eVent Rain Mitts
After so many positive things having been written about the rain mitts, I confess I have been a bit disappointed with mine. The good: the 2 layer fabric is ultralight without being impractically f...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 27, 11:48pm

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Sack
Note: rating based on 3 different sacks purchased sometime over 2007->early 2008. Reports suggest that later versions of these sacks have improved, but I'll never buy another one. I strongly su...

In Miscellaneous Products
July 06, 7:16pm

Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite Pad
It leaks. I've only used it for perhaps 30 nights over the last year/18 months (when it's warm enough I normally just use a foam pad), and I've already fixed 4 leaks in 2 separate leak fin...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
June 02, 12:06am

Nunatak Alpinist
I've got several items from Nunatak: - Arc Alpinist - Skaha Plus - Arc Ghost 0.8 quantum I've really enjoyed dealing with them, and wouldn't hesitate to buy more gear (Skaka Vest i...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 22, 3:44pm

Liteflux LF2 X CREE Q5
The Liteflux LF2 is a AAA powered CREE flashlight. It weighs 19g/0.67oz + battery (a lithium AAA is 7.6g/0.269oz). In short, because of it's custom output mode, small size & weight, this li...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
December 27, 3:39pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
(The MLD Zip is the precursor to the current 2009 Exodus - changes aren't huge, and all appear to be improvements). I've used the Zip for perhaps 1000km over several months - it's an ea...

In Backpacks - Frameless
December 03, 12:18am

Backpacking Light Firelite SUL-500 Cookpot
(This for the SUL-550, no handles) The Firelite SUL-550 is stripped down to the most minimal features: the pot + a lid, with a metal thickness that you wouldn't want it any thinner, but thick e...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 04, 4:01am

Bozeman Mountain Works Cocoon Pullover
(This is a review for the hooded version) Great materials and absolute minimum of features + weight. The hood is nicely adjustable, with both a simple velcro volume adjuster, and drawcords around t...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
April 07, 12:29am

Cocoon Vest Vest
Top materials and an absolute minimum of features make this a perfect vest - *on paper*. However the shape & fit spoil it for me. Firstly the vest is waay to baggy in the torso: even without...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
April 07, 12:13am

Pro Lite Gear customer service
I've made several international orders to New Zealand, and all have been dispatched extremely quickly & arrived without issue (some credit to USPS here of course!). Quick to respond to stock/p...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 18, 3:53am