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All Forum Posts by Dan Healy

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Another take on Australian weather...
Another take on Australian weather. Australia is the flattest, driest continent on the planet. There are relatively small areas above the treeline where, like other countries, the weather in w...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Part 3: The Mini-Reviews
May 01, 8:17pm

brilliant report!
...fantastic report! There is nothing like racing to focus on kit and technique and this one is classic! Very interesting reading for a warm weather endurance racer - that level of cold is so alien...

In Editor's Roundtable » Fast and Light Winter Travel
March 23, 5:41pm

Re: Waterproof Socks
Dandy wrote... For me personally, I can see the appeal of slapping on dry socks inside a waterproof sock to keep your feet dry and warmer while your wet shoes dry, but I don't think I'd we...

In GEAR » Backcountry footwear for the other three seasons
October 06, 8:11pm

great insight into cold weather running
David, great insight into a different world of cold! I think the 'killer app' there was your experience of racing and competition. I am always grateful when information is provided fr...

In GEAR » Backcountry footwear for the other three seasons
October 06, 5:14pm

material to last a life time
James, as Franco mentioned silk japara was a marketing term to describe a light canvas made of cotton though I think at one time it was also be made of hemp. Interesting idea from the OP... w...

In Chaff » Gear to last a lifetime
October 05, 8:41pm

small secondary viewfinder is better than just a large view screen
having the option of a small eyepoint viewfinder as well as the large viewing screen to compose and shoot is a huge advantage in a camera. 1st up it far more stable to shoot with both hands hold...

In Photography » Light-moderate wt, AA power camera
October 05, 7:20pm

Measuring CoG effect
Derek, absolutely agree that any backwards pull that causes you to use energy leaning into is not good… what we are trying to determine is in the overall context of carrying weight from one spot ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
September 30, 5:58am

Measuring CoG effect
Roger, We measured the pull on the shoulder straps standing up straight with the load necessarily supported by the hip belts. The conundrum was how to measure how much we lean forward when we wa...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
September 30, 5:57am

Centre of Gravity assesment technique
…Perhaps the Aarn method of measuring the Centre of Gravity (CoG) of a pack is less relevant to the reality practised by most people … ie most folks pack their pack so that the CoG is high and ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
September 29, 8:06pm

Re: backpack designs
A lively discussion for sure... however ... Dale, ... noticed your water bottle attachment method as a singel loop of 3mm bungee cord around the top of your bottle. Can I suggest another id...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 1C: Main Bag & Comfort
September 21, 8:53pm

All Reader Reviews by Dan Healy

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Fairydown 170gsm long sleeve T
As has been posted previously - 100% merino wool at 17 micron or less -rocks. soft comfortable performance that doen't smell etc... drawbacks... weight... In my size my Icebreaker 190gsm lon...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
October 28, 4:28am

Icebreaker Skin 200 boxer briefs
Been using IB stuff now for about 7years. The moths holes finally got to numerous on a previous pair of IB shorts - a big problem with all wool gear ya really gotta keep the camphor up to them - so I...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
October 19, 8:14am

FlexAir Pillow Dual Compartment Ultralight
I love this piece of luxury! I use 2 of the dual compartment types stacked on top of each other. No more finding stuff to squish together when your WB's are soaked... then having to constantly rea...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 07, 5:04pm

Vargo Titanium Nail Tent Stake
A small thing perhaps, but the Vargo Titanium Nail Tent Stake is a winner! Having one of these in with the pack of BMW Lazr Tent Stakes and you never worry about hard/stony ground again. Just make ...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 09, 3:03am

Golite Hex 3
Looking for a lightweight shelter for 2 people plus gear? Looking for a shelter that is robust enough for high winds with rain and sleet? Looking for a bit more space so you can cook and hang out in ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 09, 3:02am

Bozeman Mountain Works Vapr Bivy Sack
How can you not commend the BMW bivy sack?! Very waterproof, very breathable, very light and bugproof and adds a few degrees to your sleeping bag especially if there is a bit of a breeze going. The ...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 09, 2:55am

Macpac Amp 35
For the past year my self and girlfriend have been mostly using Macpac Amp 35 which is about the size of a normal 45l (approx 2700ci) pack. I normally carry a total of between 7 - 14kg (15.4lb – 30lb)...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 09, 2:53am