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All Forum Posts by Matthew LaPatka

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pm sent
PM sent on the Montrails.

In Gear Swap » Closet Cleaning
July 09, 7:59pm

pictures
Can I see a picture of the Montrails? I see that you said you posted pics, but I can't see them. I am interested in picking a couple of pairs up. Many thanks!

In Gear Swap » Closet Cleaning
July 09, 6:51pm

FF Grouse in Nano
BPL reviewed the FF Grouse in Nano and spoke very highly of the material. I have a Merlin and a Swallow in Nano, and it is a fantastic fabric. Very breatheable, quite water-resistant, and light a...

In GEAR » New UL material?
December 12, 11:20am

Darin Banner's article on this site
After checking, Darin Banner's article on this site says that dehydration can lead to hypothermia. Here is the link: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/hypothermia.h...

In GEAR » Winter hydration techniques
December 10, 4:36pm

FS: Gregory Shasta for a non-UL friend
Hi everyone. I am selling a blue, size medium, 5000 cu. in. Gregory Shasta that was used for only two weekends. I bought it back in 2003 for $250 from Eastern Mountain Sports. Does anyone have a...

In Gear Swap » FS: Gregory Shasta for a non-UL friend
December 07, 11:05am

All gone!
All items are sold. Thanks!

In Gear Swap » FS: Stephenson Warmlite 2R, DAM, Sleeping bag
November 28, 11:53pm

sale pending
The sale of the 2R is pending.

In Gear Swap » FS: Stephenson Warmlite 2R, DAM, Sleeping bag
November 28, 10:26pm

Bag and Dam are sold!
The Warmlite Triple sleeping bag and DAM are sold. The Warmlite 2R is still available. Was $500+, now $350 shipped. Never used overnight. Thanks!

In Gear Swap » FS: Stephenson Warmlite 2R, DAM, Sleeping bag
November 28, 9:36pm

pm sent
Hi Josh. I sent you a pm regarding the Lynx. It could be a great gift for a friend. Thanks!

In Gear Swap » WTT: Western Mountaineering Lynx MF for Puma MF or Kodiak MF
November 28, 9:35pm

sale pending on bag/DAM
Sale is pending on Triple bag and DAM. The Warmlite 2R is still available. PM sent to you, Charles.

In Gear Swap » FS: Stephenson Warmlite 2R, DAM, Sleeping bag
November 28, 8:23pm

All Reader Reviews by Matthew LaPatka

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Mountain Laurel Designs
Ron Bell has created an amazing cottage shop which consistently turns out cutting-edge UL and SUL gear, not for the masses, by for the true purist. I now own four of Ron's products: 1. 2007...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 15, 8:22am

Patagonia
Patagonia has been the maker of my most-used outdoor (and casual) garments, and I couldn't be happier with them. I have been extremely pleased with what I have bought from them and have always be...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 15, 8:13am

Patagonia DAS Parka
The Patagonia DAS has been a great addition to my winter hiking kit. While there is no doubt that it is pretty bulky in the pack (I would like to see a newer insulation than the PG 3D), it keeps me w...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 15, 7:47am

Patagonia Wool 2 Zip Long Sleeve
The Patagonia Wool 2 zip is a great baselayer for hiking or trail running. It wicks very well, smells fine after A LOT of use, is comfortable to wear and has a great zipper. It also is not chilly af...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
January 27, 12:46pm

Sport EYZ ultralight sunglasses
For less than half an ounce and a handful of dollars, you can get a solid pair of shades from Gossamer Gear that keep your eyes protected. I always hesitate to get expensive sunglasses since I can be...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 15, 10:38pm

Gossamer Gear Polycryo Ground Cloth(medium)
I have tried a few different ground cloths (footprints from tents-heavy!, Tyvek, plastic sheeting), but this one is my favorite. It is light, pretty cheap, durable if used intelligently, and waterpro...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 15, 10:07pm

Not Without Peril by Nicholas Howe Not Without Peril by Nicholas Howe
This book describes many of the harrowing experiences that hikers have gone through while trekking or skiing in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. While this book does not discuss lightweight back...

In Books and Media
December 15, 8:26pm

Montbell Thermawrap Vest
The Thermawrap vest has been an excellent addition to my summer, late spring, and early fall gear list. It weighs under 5.5 oz, provides some extra warmth when the temps. fall into the fifties (when ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 15, 8:07pm

Montbell Stretch Gaiter
I bought these gaiters for what they were: a light weight (1.5 oz), breathable, water-resistant, stretchy gaiter that could keep junk and light rain/ground water out of my shoes. They do this very we...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 15, 7:16pm

Bent Gate Moutaineering Customer Service
I was very disappointed with my experience with Bent Gate. I ordered two pairs of Gordini gloves in October 2006. I got the one pair in a week and was told the other pair was backordered and would b...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 14, 10:01pm