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I noticed a few differences between the GG Gorilla pack in the article pics and the one I purchased this year. The velcro straps to hold the stays are different and it looks like the y strap closur...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Frameless Backpacks State of the Market Report 2011
Part 2B – Technical Evaluation – Measurement of Pack Load Carrying Capacity

June 28, 10:58pm

LED Headlamps and Lithium Batteries
Some great info and insights!

In GEAR » LED Headlamps and Lithium Batteries
June 13, 3:48pm

LED Headlamps and Lithium Batteries
I called Princeton Tec, but I ended up talking to someone who put me on hold a couple times to get more info. In other words I got customer service not the tech department. They said they don...

In GEAR » LED Headlamps and Lithium Batteries
June 13, 9:34am

LED Headlamps and Lithium Batteries
It sounds like there is a potential for a problem but not necessarily a problem. Good to know.

In GEAR » LED Headlamps and Lithium Batteries
June 12, 8:32pm

Patagonia Ultralight down shirt
It's all about the quarterly 40% off sale on the already discounted prices at the outlet store! That way we can have our organic recycled Patagucci and afford to eat our cake too! Haha:)

In GEAR » Patagonia Ultralight down shirt
June 12, 1:48pm

Patagonia Ultralight down shirt
I don't have one of these but saw them in the store. Not sure it really fills any niche that, as others have said, a baselayer fleece and windshirt couldn't fill. But I'm sure it works ...

In GEAR » Patagonia Ultralight down shirt
June 12, 1:34pm

LED Headlamps and Lithium Batteries
Yes, I heard that lithiums could provide too much juice. But the lack of specific warning in the instructions or on the PT website confused me. I will contact PT to get the definitive answer like y...

In GEAR » LED Headlamps and Lithium Batteries
June 12, 12:08pm

LED Headlamps and Lithium Batteries
Does anyone have insight on using lithium batteries in headlamps that are listed for use with alkaline batteries? I have a Princeton Tec Fuel(most recent version) and want to use lithium batteri...

In GEAR » LED Headlamps and Lithium Batteries
June 12, 11:31am

WTB: Gatewood Cape
Still looking for a gatewood cape? I have one.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Gatewood Cape
May 29, 6:05pm

Need Help Choosing A Pack
I am looking for a new pack. I currently use a Golite Jam (original version.) I am looking for similar volume to the Jam but with more comfort and back panel ventilation/mesh. I also may be interes...

In GEAR » Need Help Choosing A Pack
May 18, 9:12am

All Reader Reviews by Stephen Eggleston

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GoLite Radian Pants (Men's)
For the sake of full disclosure I must let you know that I am hard to please when it comes to outdoor pants(What's the deal with all the baggy pants out there?!?) I gave these pants a 4 but wou...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 14, 9:03pm

Seeing all these glowing customer service reviews I wanted to chime in too. Henry Shires repaired a torn seam on my tarptent following a brief phone call from me to him. His repair was quick with a sh...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 07, 5:08pm

Glaceau Smart Water 1 Liter bottle
I noticed this plastic water bottle in the grocery store a while back. I was looking for something that would fit the narrow side pockets on my pack and yet still hold an adequate amount of water. Thi...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
April 07, 8:11am

Marmot Atom
(gets a 4.5/5) Weighing in at 18.4oz/530g the Marmot Atom packs big warmth in a small package.(Did that sound like a Backpacker magazine tagline??) Actually it's true, this bag is warm. It is r...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
April 01, 8:51am

Lowe Alpine Flywheel 30
You may be wondering why I dare put a lowe alpine pack review on BPL. Well, let me tell you, this is a day pack and it doesn't weigh 6.5 pounds(like my long gone Contour.) The Flywheel 30 is curren...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 25, 9:09am

Seychelle In Line Eliminator
I have used this filter for about 2 years. There are several 'pros' about this filter, a few 'cons' and one concern. The Pros: no chemicals involved, very light for a filter, the in-...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
December 10, 7:07am

Mammut Cloud Jacket
This insulated jacket isn't really that ultralight at about 14-15 ounces, but if you saw it cheap on the internet like me and are thinking about getting it then think twice! The proprietary insulation...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 05, 11:02am

Brunton Crux
The Brunton Crux has serious gadget appeal. Using this thing is like playing with one of those Transformer toys from the 80' know, autobots & decepticons!! This stove also has 'made in japan' q...

In Stoves - Canister
October 15, 8:32am

Wigwam Merino Comfort Hiker
These socks are plush, super-comfy and well-priced. During several wet days on a recent trip I wore them with rain soaked trail runners; the socks felt surprisingly dry to my feet even as they absorbe...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
September 15, 1:34pm

Patagonia MicroPuff Vest
This lightweight vest(my men's M: 171g/6oz)is another versatile item in the micropuff line. The construction is Patagonia's high quality(and the price is Patagonia's high price!) I like the soft feel ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
September 08, 3:37pm