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Re: comparison
I've got both a Helios 55 and an Elemental Horizons Aquilo ordered and they're en route. Not a Kalais, but same suspension and Matthew from EH told me the overall body volume between the tw...

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
May 21, 12:44am

Helios 40 w/ bear can
Thanks for posting those, Jen. It looks like if you stuffed a quilt/sleeping bag in the bottom and then put the bear can in, it would have enough room vertically, but that it would still fit pre...

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
May 19, 8:07pm

Wind tunnel tests
Yeah, we're resigned to the fact that we'll be getting blown sand through the vent under the awning near the foot end the most, and we're ok with that. As far as the wind tests not show...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Flashlight 2?
May 17, 6:19pm

compression straps
Can the compression straps wrap all the way around the front of the pack? It sounds like they can based on a description under "features," but looking at the photos, I'm not sure how ...

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
May 17, 1:31pm

Serge - have you used your Artemis on non-winter trips? I'm curious if you've ever felt like there's TOO much volume. With my Jam, if I don't fill the pack out enough then it doesn&...

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
May 17, 1:20pm

Re: back length
Steven-- I asked Aaron about back lengths for the small and medium because those are the sizes I'm typically between. He said: The measurement along the back panel from the top of the hi...

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
May 17, 1:19pm

Helios 40 w/ bear can? Hip belt vs ULA
Aiming this mostly at Jen, but anyone else with experience please chime in-- Did you take your Helios 40 on the JMT? Wondering if that is also bear can compatible. You mention having ULA packs. ...

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
May 17, 1:37am

updated thoughts
I've only done a couple of test setups of my tent, so Jesse is a better resource for actual feedback of the tent in the field. My girlfriend and I are taking it with us on a month-long Iceland ...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Flashlight 2?
May 17, 12:37am

Impressed by the EE 800 GDD vs Katabatic 900 GGD
For whatever it's worth, I just received an 800 GDD (standard, not the DownTek) Accomplice. I bought it from another BPL user only because my upcoming trip is pretty soon, and Peter at EE said ...

In GEAR » Down types GDD vs GGD
May 08, 9:04pm

battery life?
Hey Jen-- Wondering about the battery life that you got out of your RX100m3? I'm prepping for a month-long Iceland trip, and the RX100 is looking more and more like the camera I'll be bu...

In Photography » is the sony rx100 worth it?
May 08, 4:51pm

All Reader Reviews by Chris Chandler

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Katabatic Gear Palisade Quilt
I went back and forth for a while about whether I could afford/wanted to spend the money on the steep price tag of a KG quilt. After reading numerous customer reviews, I decided it was worth the inves...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 27, 3:09pm