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390 size
I ordered mine a half size up to 11 and they are just right. I have a wide foot and am not comfy in medium widths. The extra half made these fit very well, if a teeny bit long.

In GEAR » the Inov-8 sizing thread
November 07, 5:17pm

merino underwear and tee
These are comfy and smell much less bad than anything else. I typically will wear the same stuff five days in a row with (at least to me, anyway) few odor problems. You can't do that with any s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cleanliness on the trail
September 30, 8:27pm

hammock, tt rainbow, NF bag, driclime jacket FS
No bites on the sleeping bag or jacket so the sale is closed! New GPS? Mrs. Bruce says sell some gear! PayPal please; I'll pay UPS ground shipping at the asking price. North Face Nebul...

In Gear Swap » hammock, tt rainbow, NF bag, driclime jacket FS
September 19, 12:59pm

MYOG pole extender
While the DuoMid comes with an extension, I made my own a little longer - 8 inches IIRC - and moved the small plastic cap from the provided extender to my new one. I ordered some aluminum tubing an...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
June 29, 10:40am

Micro-tube filters
I bought the Platy version. It lasted three liters and would not backwash. A waste of money. I'm going to try out a Frontier Pro + Cl tabs on my next trip. The ultimate filter is my MSR ceramic...

In GEAR » Most efficient gravity filter system - need market update
June 03, 8:41pm

DuoMid tieouts
All four sides of my recently-purchased DuoMid have mid-height tieouts.

In GEAR » MLD DuoMid vs TT Rainbow: wind stability
June 03, 8:31pm

MLD DuoMid is more sheltering than a tarp
That's why I bought it instead of a tarp. Still about a pound, not ultra-lightweight as a tarp might be, but totally enclosed to keep rain and wind off.

In GEAR » square tarp or rectangle?
May 10, 5:57pm

just received mine 2 weeks ago
All I can say is Wow! Very nice construction quality; nice compromise on features and weight. A basic four-stake setup right out of the box the first time took 60 seconds. In terms of room, it is a...

In GEAR » MLD DuoMid delivery time?
April 26, 3:26pm

one time...
Once after a really stressful, tiring day, I set mine up freestanding on what was a really rocky, last resort site. Just too tired to pound in the pegs into that hard place. It was stormy that nigh...

In GEAR » Questions for Ye Rainbow / DR Users
December 06, 3:52pm

Pinnacle pack loads
I have carried 30-32 lbs comfortably in my Pinnacle pack a couple of times with no trouble at all. The lack of frame does not seem to be a problem to me. I would not temp fate by trying any mor...

In Editor's Roundtable » Osprey Exos Backpack Review
November 25, 9:50pm

All Reader Reviews by Harlan Bruce

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Inov-8 Roclite 390 XCR
I've only worn these on a couple of three-mile hikes around the neighborhood so far. The limited experience so far is very good. I even leak-tested them in a big rain puddle with no problems. I fo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 04, 5:04pm

Powerbar ProteinPlus
These things are heavy-duty; good enough to help me make it through an afternoon's walking to dinner after a moderate lunch stop. They taste pretty decent; the 30-grams protein dulce de leche flav...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 26, 5:01pm

Mini Bull Design Mini Bull Design
Apparently as of this evening, Tinny's website has been hacked and is down. Anyone else heard about this?

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 13, 5:13pm

Gossamer Gear Polycryo Ground Cloth(medium)
I have used these in combination with my new MLD DuoMid for six nights now. Aside from being wrinkled up, you can't tell that they have been used. Light, compact to pack, tough and strong. What...

In Miscellaneous Products
July 07, 7:55pm

Inov8 RocLite 318 GTX
I've tried Montrail Hardrocks and a Garmont model - not sure which one, but a couple of years old and from REI - and both seem to allow my feet to get really sore by the end of a long day. Not so ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
July 07, 7:40pm

ExTech Instruments 44550 Humidity/Temperature Pen
This is a 0.7 oz sensor roughly the size of a fountain pen: It ...

In Miscellaneous Products
June 12, 6:21pm

Playpus CleanStream
This gravity-fed filter uses the same micro-tube-based filtering technology as the MSR Hyperflow. The review of the Hyperflow says everything you need to know about the CleanStream. Mine completely cl...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
May 26, 1:54pm

MLD SilNylon DuoMid
All I can say is Wow! Very nice construction quality; nice compromise on features and weight. A basic four-stake setup right out of the box the first time took 60 seconds. In terms of room, it is a pa...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 26, 10:15pm

MLD XP Quilt 21 0z. Climashield
I have the winter weight version of this quilt in the large size. It is more than long enough for me at 5' 11' and I could even scrunch my head underneath if needed. I have used the quilt f...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 02, 7:21pm

BMW (BPL) UL 60 Balaclava
I used this balaclava with my MLD XP quilt at about 38 degrees overnight. It is highly effective in this role. Amazingly warm for the weight. The fabric is soft and comfortable. I tried wearing it whi...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 02, 6:53pm