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foam and inflatable
Aaron, I use a 1/2 inch pad from Lawson equipment combined with a thermarest prolite extra small. I have the foam pad cut into a mummy shape, and then cut it into 2 pieces. The smaller section ...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear pads
December 23, 9:16am

New Gear: Black Rock Gear Foldback Fingerless Mitts
I had a chance to use my new fingerless mitts from Black Rock gear this weekend. I did a quick trip to Cottonwood lakes in the Sierras with a ...

In GEAR » New Gear: Black Rock Gear Foldback Fingerless Mitts
September 23, 9:23am

Ibex Aire/wool insulation
Anyone test the new wool insulation that Ibex and Smartwool are using in jackets. Supposed to be warmer than synthetic insulation and more water resistant than down. Would be interested in unders...

In GEAR » Ibex Aire/wool insulation
October 13, 3:29pm

Katabatic quilt: Wide vs Regular
Does anyone have experience with these quilts in both the wide and regular version. How noticeable is the extra width in use. I have a regular sawatch, since when I bought that was the only optio...

In GEAR » Katabatic quilt: Wide vs Regular
October 06, 8:09am

3/4 or 1
I would be interested in a 3/4 and 1. Any estimates on what a convoluted pad does in terms of weight and r-value for the same thickness compared to a non-convoluted?

In Gear Deals » CCF Pads; Coming Soon
October 04, 2:40pm

ibex balance runner
Not necessarily briefs, but fit snug (I needed to size up from what I normally wear),reasonably thick wool but breathe well. Very well made and durable.

In GEAR » Warm Tight Undies
June 03, 2:04pm

Any experiences with auto inflators and kookabay pads. Towards the end of their production they were using a different valve then they were origianally. I have one of each and a neo air. Are any...

In GEAR » Camp-tek Microburst?
April 19, 9:46am

wear on pack
Stephen, I had Zpacks make me a cuben fiber bag for my bearikade that works great. It helps keep the inside of my pack clean as I get the canister dirty by sitting on it and stuff, and then it ...

In GEAR » Bear Canisters
April 18, 2:19pm

5 5 2 1 3 4 5 2 Having multiple sizes is nice. I really like the bearikade weekender. My one and only complaint is that its just a little too long to fit in my GG Mariposa sideways. I&...

In GEAR » Bear Canisters
April 18, 10:31am

If I was 6'2 + I would strongly consider the lightheart SoLong6. Available in Sil or Cuben.

In GEAR » Tent Choices
March 24, 5:40pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Wiley

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Black Rock Gear Down Hat
Bought this hat some time ago and its a great piece of gear. Evan at Black Rock has been great to interact with. Responsive to answer questions. Everything you'd want from a vendor. The hat i...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 24, 5:33pm

Katabatic Gear Sawatch
Just finished 9 nights in the Sawatch on the trail. First time using a quilt, but the experience was great. No regrets leaving my WM Antelope behind for this one. First night, cowboy camped on ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 23, 10:18pm