Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter

BPL Community Profile

Zeno Martin (ananda) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Zeno Martin hasn't told us about their geographical region yet.
About Me Zeno Martin has not added a biography yet.

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by Zeno Martin

Showing 1 - 8 of 8 | Page: 1


Forum » Thread

Sleeping Pad Advice with Quilt
I usually sleep with my girlfriend under a quilt style sleeping bag. We use Feathered Friend bags one is a 20F and the other a 40F. We even sleep on snow with this. We have been using 3/8" edge loc...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad Advice with Quilt
May 14, 11:44pm

Re: Re: MELTING SNOW: adding snow...
This is great and exactly what I was looking for. It looks like the Coleman is clearly the winner in my opinion since it has close to the fastest time and uses less fuel and has the benefits of a g...

In GEAR » MELTING SNOW: Fuel Efficiency and Boil Time Comparisons of Four Gas Backpacking Stoves in Winter Conditions
November 15, 7:03pm

stove to melt snow
I only have two cannister stoves at present, and they only work ok for melting snow. Which stove is the best for this? I'm thinking it's a liquid fuel type. I would use it to melt for two people, s...

In GEAR » stove to melt snow
November 04, 10:28pm

Re: Bladder
It's nice to have both a hard plastic water vessel and the plastic bladder for on the go trail drinking. As for drying my plastic bladder, I don't even try. I store mine in my freezer whenever ...

In GEAR » Hydration Bladder Insight
October 21, 9:57am

Re: Features to consider in a winter climbing shell?
Ryan, at what time in your activities do you prefer the hardshell? For ski mountaineering I like the Patagonia core skin for anytime I'm moving around becuase it's so breathable and comfortable....

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Shell Jackets for Winter Climbing
October 02, 7:54pm

Epic or Quantum for Down Sleeping Bag?
I'm about to order a 40 or 30 degree sleeping bag from Feathered Friends. I live in the Pacific NW and will use it year round under tarp or tent protection. I was originally thinking epic but I hav...

In GEAR » Epic or Quantum for Down Sleeping Bag?
August 10, 3:58pm

Moonbow 40/20 tarp tent
Anyone have experience with the Moonbow 40/20? It looks to have great features for it's weight. Does such a design handle winds ok? Does the tarp collect condensation? (I assume the Shires Tarp Ten...

In GEAR » Moonbow 40/20 tarp tent
August 04, 11:08pm

Re: Cloudveil interia Plus Vs. Schoeller
I have some Cloudveil inertia fabric pants and they pill (make little fabric balls at wear areas). I bought mine in 2004 and don't know if it's inertia "plus", or if the plus is anything more than ...

In GEAR » Cloudveil interia Plus Vs. Schoeller
July 19, 11:40am

All Reader Reviews by Zeno Martin

Showing 1 - 7 of 7 | Page: 1



Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
First, when this works, it's the best pad that I know of. It's so comfortable, light and packs small. My girlfriend and I bought two when they came out. We always use foam pads that lock together ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 14, 11:25pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
This thing packs so small that I can fit it in my pants pocket. Super light, full zip and has a decent hood. It's extremely versatile, blocks wind, adds warmth, and is very breathable. I can't see how...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
August 26, 1:34pm

Wild Things Epic Wind Shirt
Very poor breathability. If I'm wearing this and active, it becomes pretty wet and clammy inside. Every other windshirt I've tried has been much more breathable which is what I prefer.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
August 26, 1:30pm

Western Mountaineering Summer Coupler
Great concept (that's why it gets 2 and not a 1), but why does it weigh 1 lb 4oz!? That's more than their summer sleeping bags. What size pad is it designed for? Since it tapers from about 30" near th...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
August 25, 4:45pm

Patagonia R1 Balaclava
For 2 oz this is so versatile and adds so much warmth it comes on all of my trips. What 2 oz gives as much warmth? I swear that it adds 15 degrees to my sleeping set up too - but that's just my take.

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 24, 7:51pm

MSR Pocket Rocket
I'd probably give this a 2.5 rating but that wasn't an option. Likes: Light weight. Dislikes: Horrible in any wind (I went through a whole canister one day) even with aluminum wind foil and a ...

In Stoves - Canister
August 24, 2:14pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
Likes: Easy to use. Well thought out. Takes up little space. Fast boil. Resistant to wind (more than other canister stoves). Efficient use of fuel. Dislikes: Piezo stopped working almost i...

In Stoves - Canister
August 24, 2:09pm