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Stephenson's, Hilleberg, Big Sky, Tarptent
I have slept in a variety of tents including Stephenson’s (Warmlite 2R), Hilleberg (Jannu), Big Sky (Evolution), and Tarptent (Squall 2). Here are some thoughts for those interested. The most...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight in Ultra-Foul Conditions?
August 18, 12:49pm

Stephenson's, Hilleberg, Big Sky, Tarptent
I have slept in a variety of tents including Stephenson’s (Warmlite 2R), Hilleberg (Jannu), Big Sky (Evolution), and Tarptent (Squall 2). Here are some thoughts for those interested. The most...

In GEAR » stephensen 2x warmlite tents
August 18, 12:39pm

Stephenson's Service
I bought a used Warmline 2RS. One of the inner zippers was bad and I called Stephenson's for advice. After speaking with both father and son, we concluded that the zipper slider (and not the z...

In GEAR » which tent to get
August 18, 12:34pm

Stephenson's, Hilleberg, Big Sky, Tarptent
I have slept in a variety of tents including Stephenson’s (Warmlite 2R), Hilleberg (Jannu), Big Sky (Evolution), and Tarptent (Squall 2). Here are some thoughts for those interested. The most...

In GEAR » Stephenson's Warmlite 2R or 2X
August 18, 12:21pm

Soulo and Jannu, follow-up
One final bias I have. While a single wall tent will save some weight, a double wall will be significantly warmer. Again, the ultralight crowd will say it is a bigger weight cost than just having...

In Winter Hiking » Best lightweight winter tent?
June 06, 10:44am

Hilleberg Soulo and Jannu
So I have also contemplated the Soulo. I have a Jannu, the 2 and a half person dome tent also made by Hilleberg. So far I have held off getting a 1 person Hilleberg for the following reason: The ...

In Winter Hiking » Best lightweight winter tent?
June 06, 10:37am

Hilleberg Soulo
The Soulo is not replacing the Unna. It is a more minimalist version of the Staika, with 3 poles crossing at the top and a small vestibule. I have tried out an Unna, and though it does not have a...

In GEAR » Gear, Gear, Gear from the OutDoor fair
October 18, 3:41pm

Re: Montbell sleeping pads
I have a 120, a good size for someone on the tall side. The montbell online store has always given great service. They replaced my Peak Shell no questions asked after it developed a small tear. ...

In GEAR » Montbell sleeping pads
July 11, 8:27pm

Re: Safety?
For a lot less dough, you can get the B-rated CAMP XLA 210 ice axe (7.4 oz). Less than 3 oz more in weight, and you're getting a tool from a company that's been providing mountaineering to...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Care & Feeding of a ULA Helix Ice Axe
March 22, 8:25am

Re: The right pack for the job
My highly opinionated reply: Ultralighters are vulnerable to counting ounces and believing that less ounces means better hiking performance on their part. This IS NOT necessarily true. If your p...

In GEAR » The right pack for the job
March 19, 9:56pm

All Reader Reviews by T. Sedlak

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Golite Ion
For most folks, this 1500 cubic inch entity will be a daypack. My daypack of choice, too. At 9 oz, I forget I'm wearing it. It is basically a sack with a zipper lid. No pockets, compression st...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 12, 12:05pm

GoLite Galaxy
This is the bigger version of the GoLite Infinity, which has now been replaced by the Odyssey and Quest. 4600 ci (75 L) size L (3250 ci main compartment + 850 ci pockets + 500 ci extension collar...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 02, 8:40pm

GoLite Jam2
I have used this for short ultralight overnight trips, peak bagging and long day trips to great satisfaction. GoLite has struck a good balance between sturdiness and light weight. I could slide an...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 22, 9:19am

Gossamer Gear G6 Whisper
I'm yet another user to note how fragile this thing is. I thought I was fairly gentle but put a hole in the bottom during some bushwacking/summit trips. The sturdier material for the pack ba...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 06, 6:05pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
My wife and I both enjoy these pads. As a side sleeper I'm frequently uncomfortable on foam pads. Far from "ultralight" - I prefer to go "light" and comfortable - this item i...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 06, 5:58pm

Feathered Friends Swallow, 2 lbs, 20 deg, Epic Fabric
A very nice bag from an eminent manufacturer. The Epic fabric breaths well and is fairly water resistant to condensation. The full zipper version can be employed to make it quilt-like. Feathere...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
July 04, 3:05pm

Camp XLH95 Harness
When it comes to climbing, and the increased risks it confers relative to backpacking, I think its best not to choose ultralight over safety. This amazingly light harness is still UIAA/CE certified. ...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
July 02, 9:08pm

Hilleberg Jannu
A spacious and lightweight dome tent that is increasingly recommended for 8000m peaks. Minimum weight of 5.5 lbs, 36.6 square feet plus 13 sq ft vestibule. 3 aluminum pole design. There is a single...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
June 22, 9:38am

Big Sky Products Evolution 2P
A spectacularly light tent. It's niceties have been well extolled on this site so I will dwell on some limitations. As with many ultralight products, this product is not ultra-strong. But w...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
June 21, 11:58am

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
Very reliable, compact and easy to use. I've calculated that you can boil 2 cups of water up to 20 times using a typical 100g canister ($3-4). A very clever design makes it very efficient in tranf...

In Stoves - Canister
February 17, 5:18pm