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Escalante Route in April
Ditto to the remarks that have been posted. I've used both tarp and tent. A freestanding tent would be a great luxury, because the Canyon is generally inhospitable to stakes. Fortunately, rocks...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Questions for you Escalante Route/Grand Canyon Experts
December 24, 5:03am

Montbell Spiral bag rating
I've used the MB Spiral (long) on several spring and late fall trips into the Grand Canyon, with night time temps dropping no further than the low 40's. I am a midrange sleeper in terms of ...

In Editor's Roundtable » MontBell Ultra Light Super Spiral Down Hugger #3 Sleeping Bag Review
December 01, 5:38am

Gossamer Gear issue
I ordered a thinlite from them on Nov. 26 and they shipped it out the same day, so my guess is that something is awry with the order.

In GEAR » gossamer gear?
November 30, 12:26pm

Gossamer Gear customer service
I've bought many pieces of gear from Gossamer over the years, from major purchases (tarp, tent) to minor ones. Their customer service has always been superb. In fact, I ordered one of their 1/8...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear, the Gorilla in the Room
November 26, 7:17pm

Grand Canyon gear
I've been hiking various parts of the Canyon for 15 years, and have spent the vast majority of my nights out in the open, enjoying the stars. I've never had a close encounter with either a ...

In GEAR » Grand Canyon Gear Questions
November 25, 6:49am

Pumping silty water
I have never used the Katadyn, but I've had to pump a lot of extremely silty water from the Colorado in the Grand Canyon (water so silty that even after standing in a bucket overnight you can b...

In GEAR » Anyone using the Katadyn Pocket filter?
June 28, 10:40am

MB Spiral vs. WM Megalite vs. Hydrogen
I have owned all three of these bags, and have been quite happy in turn with each of them. I am now using the Spiral because, at 6'2" and 200+ pounds I too wanted a little extra turning ro...

In GEAR » Looking for a good 30 F ultralight bag
May 14, 11:26am

Cuben tarps
I have been using a GG Spin Twin for solo use, and I love the fact that I get adequate coverage from wind blown rain (I'm 6'2"), I can keep my gear out of the rain, and I don't nee...

In GEAR » Solo Cuben Fiber Tarp
March 15, 9:41pm

On pack wt. vs. comfort
Gary, I too have been exploring pack alternatives down the same pathways. I currently use an Osprey Aether 60, which I have trimmed about 6 oz. off by snipping off unused straps and buckles. Sti...

In Gear Lists » hiking w/ comfort in ULTRALIGHT?
May 01, 7:35am

On pack wt. vs. comfort
Gary, I too have been exploring pack alternatives down the same pathways. I currently use an Osprey Aether 60, which I have trimmed about 6 oz. off by snipping off unused straps and buckles. Sti...

In Gear Lists » hiking w/ comfort in ULTRALIGHT?
May 01, 5:07am

All Reader Reviews by David Lisak

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Inov-8 Roclite 390 XCR
I am 55 years old and have chronic pain in my right ankle from a severe sprain. Until last week, I believed that I was destined to wear heavy, full leather boots until my last hike. Then I read some p...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 23, 5:20am

Therm-A-Rest Pro-Lite 4
As a tall (6'2") and finicky sleeper, I decided to indulge myself by taking the Thermarest Prolite 4 Large sleeping pad on a recent week-long hike in the Grand Canyon. This pad was the heavie...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 04, 4:51am

Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Tarp
The SpinnTwinn was the shelter for 2 of us during a recent week-long hike in the Grand Canyon. We had three nights of rain, including one night of gusty wind-driven rain. The tarp was exceptionally ea...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 29, 5:29am

Osprey Aether 60
I have used the Aether 60 on a series of Grand Canyon hikes, with decreasing loads as I trim my base pack weight. At the outset of a 6 day hike, carrying 2+ qts. of water, I now carry about 25 lbs. I ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 05, 1:49pm