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WTB: Enlightened Equipment Accomplice, 20 or 30 deg (F), reg length
My girlfriend and I are pulling together a relatively last-minute Iceland traverse. We leave June 6th. She's in need of a bag/quilt for the trip, and we were hoping to have a warmer/lighter set...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Enlightened Equipment Accomplice, 20 or 30 deg (F), reg length
April 27, 2:16pm

getting a better pitch
Had a chance to test pitch the tent in a park nearby. If you have a second person with trek poles, or can find a stick, try staking out that flap at the head side this way instead of staking it dow...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Flashlight 2?
April 23, 1:58am

map?
Theo-- do you have a link for a map of the BSL route? I did a loop starting at Mineral King a couple years ago. Might have suggestions after seeing your intended trek and start point

In Pre-Trip Planning » Dayhikes before Big SEKI Loop
April 14, 7:09pm

Went for it
I ordered the FL (2015, replaces the UL). With the sale and dividend, it was only $240 out of pocket. Will update once it actually arrives and I can measure real weights of everything

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Flashlight 2?
April 13, 11:59am

Updates after a year?
Hey Jesse-- Wondering if you have any additional thoughts after owning this tent for a year? I'm considering one for pretty much all the same reasons you had, and between 20% off and my divi...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Flashlight 2?
April 12, 11:21am

Re: MH standard plasmic
I tried the standard Plasmic on in an REI to figure out what size SL to order. It had the same nice fit and finish as the SL, and I also think it might have a nicer hood, because when I tried it on...

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
December 11, 6:26pm

Re: Patagonia M-10
This jacket looks AWESOME. a 3L jacket that weighs less than 9 oz. I very much wanted to consider one of these in my recent search, but yikes that is an expensive jacket. I couldn't even find a...

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
December 11, 6:14pm

Re: Helmet compatible?
Hey Anton-- I don't have a helmet to personally test it, but I see that Outdoor Gear Lab rated it a "Good" for helmet compatibility, and given the amount of volume to the hood, I t...

In GEAR » Sub 8oz rain jacket reccomendation? Best?
December 10, 8:57pm

MH Super Light Plasmic
Hey Ken-- Just went through this process myself. I agree with the comments someone said about DriDucks feeling nice on the inside, but I always got so wet from the poor hood or holes I didn'...

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
December 10, 8:47pm

Marmot Essence vs MH Super Light Plasmic vs OR Helium II
I'm resurrecting this thread because this question has been asked a lot since the 2012 SOTM article, and I recently went through this decision making process. I ordered all 3 jackets, which I i...

In GEAR » Sub 8oz rain jacket reccomendation? Best?
December 06, 4:07am

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