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Sold pending payment, thanks for looking. Great community here Steve

In Gear Swap » FS: Olicamp Ion stove
May 25, 10:43am

FS: Olicamp Ion stove
Used one time in the kitchen, $25 shipped CONUS. Includes small bag. Steve EDIT: Sold

In Gear Swap » FS: Olicamp Ion stove
May 24, 5:30pm

I bit
I bit on this one. Course, will be a long time before I see any rain here in socal... Steve

In GEAR » Rab Flashpoint: 6oz 3-layer rain jacket
May 22, 9:50pm

Back pocket
After using this pack a couple more times, I'm really liking the back pocket. Maps, windshirt, pant legs, sit pad, etc all go in there, with room to spare. But, the convenience of the poc...

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
May 19, 11:55am

Andy E,
I echo what Jonathan Chin said. Lifetime return policy is what they had before the change, and they still need to honor that. This is common sense, though their customer service reps tend to try ...

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 06, 9:48pm

Yes. I went from a torso size pad, using my pack under my feet, to a full length pad about a year ago. Got tired of cold feet, having to empty my pack, and pushing/retrieving my pack from the f...

In GEAR » Torso pad on JMT?
May 06, 11:41am

and then
When I did the trail in 2012, my coldest night was my first at Sunrise. The rest of the trail was quite warm at night. Steve

In GEAR » JMT Clothing Question
May 05, 7:56pm

Sure that isn't Icarex, ripstop polyester? Steve

In Make Your Own Gear » Crystal 35...Cuben alternative ??????
April 30, 3:08pm

Another option is a machine with a built in walking foot, like a phaff. I've been using an old phaff 1222se that I bought 20 years ago, used. Similar to a needle feed in function. Steve

In Make Your Own Gear » Needle feed - worth it for UL fabrics?
April 30, 2:58pm

The vibration damping qualities of carbon are worth the price. I've been using a pair of carbon flick locks from BD; just ordered a new pair because I wore out the grips (metal is showing th...

In GEAR » Best aluminum flick-lock hiking poles? Al versus Carbon for shelter support & field repair
April 12, 8:00pm

All Reader Reviews by Steve B

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Katabatic Customer Service
I have ordered two items in the past with no issues; a Palisade quilt and a Helios 55 backpack. Both were shipped quickly and arrived without issue. Quality on both is impeccable. But that is for a...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 12, 10:17am

Mountain Laurel Designs eVent Rain Mitts
Have used these a couple of times, in southern California rain. So not really cold, but cold enough that some gloves are helpfull. Positive: They go OVER your sleeves, so when used with hiking...

In Clothing - Raingear
April 18, 12:15pm

Mountain Laurel Designs
Have ordered stuff in the past with no problem, in terms of quality and timeliness. My last order had a 5-8 week wait notice, but took over 11 weeks to get shipped. Ordered a half fabric/net doo...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 09, 3:11pm