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All Forum Posts by Art Sandt

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why rolled ccf is bad
Personally, I happen to like closed cell foam pads. My pillow doesn't fall off the pad immediately like it does with inflatables, and I don't slide off halfway through the night, either. ...

In GEAR » Why standard rolled foam pad is bad?
June 04, 6:58pm

Re: Re: Camping with infants below freezing?
These threads always go in the same direction. It's troll-baiting, really. First somebody "innocently" suggests bringing an infant on a camping trip, then a dozen people offer s...

In GEAR » Camping with infants below freezing?
April 11, 5:44pm

any xterms delivered yet?
Bumping to see if anybody has gotten their xtherms delivered yet. I can see that it's listed as in stock at a few places now.

In GEAR » New NeoAir Xlite and NeoAir Xtherm
April 04, 7:35pm

land of the free
Why does it not surprise me that they're "choosing" to ignore it.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Forest Service to Drop Adventure Pass Fee
March 02, 8:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Winds, solo?
You could always do a 1-day shake-down hike before any multi-day trips, although I guess that might not be an option if you don't live so close to the mountains. What about the elevation are y...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Winds, solo?
February 18, 7:39pm

Re: Re: Some thoughts on photography and isolation
>so that it feels like a composed picture and not a snapshot slice of life This is good advice. A lot of people--myself included--are compulsive or collectors by nature, and, for example, on...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Some thoughts on photography and isolation
February 17, 1:14am

Re: Some thoughts on photography and isolation
It seems a little like fly fishing to me, in that you can plan an entire trip around it and never truly feel like you're "backpacking." The trail is just a connection to a destinatio...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Some thoughts on photography and isolation
February 16, 11:47pm

Re: weekend warriors
Tony lastname wrote: "ironic how the more sheltered your life, the more you have to prove yourself on the weekend." What's worse is that people are actually interacting with compu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » cell phone-- bringin' it?
February 16, 8:48pm

Re: Re: Re: How Safe is Safe?
I can't argue that people didn't carry cellphones "back then." Let's just say that I would be very cautious to accept uncited statistics about how safe people were "back...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » cell phone-- bringin' it?
February 16, 4:26pm

Re: How Safe is Safe?
Ben 2 World wrote: "1. Twenty years ago, 99.9999% of hikers hiked without phones. And 99.999% returned safely, without issues." Citation needed!!! Ultra Magnus wrote: "Back i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » cell phone-- bringin' it?
February 15, 8:00pm

All Reader Reviews by Art Sandt

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ZPacks Zilch
I got a Zpack's Zilch earlier this year with the following options: winged waistbelt with pockets, extra padding on shoulder straps, and sternum strap. I feel that each of these options really he...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 01, 11:58am

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Sack
Those reviews that gave the ultra-sil dry sacks points off for a submersion and hose spray tests were unfair and unrealistic. These are meant to be packed inside a backpack, not used as kayaking bags...

In Miscellaneous Products
November 01, 11:42am

Mountain Laurel Designs
I've dealt with Montain Laurel Designs twice and my overall impression is very good. The wait periods quoted are accurate. I was told 1-3 weeks for some various small items in December and recei...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 14, 9:33am

Western Mountaineering Flight Vest
I would have kept mine but my size medium was also overweight, at almost 7 ounces--ridiculous considering that I bought it thinking I was going to get a 5 ounce vest. For the coverage it provided, wh...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
June 11, 7:58am

Golite Ion
This pack has a niche for me. It is the pack I use in the heat of summer when I'm doing an overnighter with minimal food, and hiking lots of miles. Because it's so small, I can pack it with ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
April 10, 7:39pm

Petzl e+LITE
There is always a compromise between battery life, brightness, and weight in headlamps. The Petzl e+ is no exception, but its set of compromises is really intriguing. It weighs only a shade under ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
April 07, 3:39pm

Integral Designs PLQ Pants
My review is for the newest incarnation of the PLQ pants which use Pertex Microlight for the shell instead of the lighter Quantum. Firstly, I bought these from Prolite Gear under the impression I...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
April 07, 3:05pm

Integral Design Hot Socks
These are excellent little sleeping socks. Windproof, insulated on all sides, and highly compressible. I can also walk around in them, although the primaloft rubbing against the shell and lining is ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
April 07, 2:39pm

Oware
I've placed two orders with Oware and before each one I sent email correspondence to them. I placed my first order despite the fact that my email was ignored and received the order maybe a week a...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 07, 2:27pm

Powerbar ProteinPlus
This is an old favorite of mine and it's really too bad that not a lot of stores carry them. They have a nice soft-but-firm consistency and enough flavor to make you forget you're eating an e...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
April 07, 2:06pm