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ease of use
Short or tall cut the front corner guy line as long as it takes to provide easy ingress and egress. The line lock position allows easy adjustment from inside. Better than a zipper in my opinion. Ma...

In GEAR » MLD Patrol Shelter coverage?
February 13, 8:15am

Timely Q
Craig, I just posted this yesterday regarding my one time experience with the PS and rain: "The protection of the PS will surprise you. Although I have used one for several years I had never u...

In GEAR » MLD Patrol Shelter coverage?
February 09, 8:28am

Patrol Shelter
J Dos, The protection of the PS will surprise you. Although I have used one for several years I had never used it inheavy rain until last summer. It rained for about five hours with a significan...

In Gear Swap » WTB: MLD Patrol tarp in Sil or Cuben (Or a comparable tarp)
February 08, 1:21pm

Fast breakdown and stow
The struts always made for a sloppy tent roll when trying to hurry along in the morning. Most of the time, for me, patience and time is too short to roll it up perfectly to obtain that neat little ...

In GEAR » Tarptent Protrail
January 19, 9:03am

pm sent

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD pack pocket & bottle holders
January 07, 9:06am

I will pass on these. I am at work and have been tied up for the last couple of hours. Sorry for the delay.

In Gear Swap » western mountaineering Flash pants
December 09, 1:44pm

Craig, I am interested if you still have them. Please pm me if still available?

In Gear Swap » western mountaineering Flash pants
December 09, 8:15am

Great! Just couldn't have had a better attitude adjustment than provided by this thread. Thanks to all participants.

In Gear Swap » FS: Zpacks ZERO, white cuben, custom size
November 26, 6:54pm

Pocket arrangement
Yes, I had one and the only complaint was the pocket arrangement. I might have kept it if one of the the long side pockets was split level like the Mariposa. Weight is very good for the size and th...

In GEAR » New Gossamer Gear G4
November 17, 9:35am

Good deal
a little over 20% off for a brand new premium bag. I bought one for summer in the Sierras but combined with puffys it is used all year. Are you sure you want to sell this Adam?

In Gear Swap » FS: NEW with tags WM Megalite sleeping bag 30 degree
October 27, 8:31am

All Reader Reviews by John Kays

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zpacks Company
My pack suffered a minor injury recently requiring repair and I wanted the job done by the manufacturer. I sent it in accordance with Zpack’s instructions on late Monday afternoon from California via ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 23, 10:07pm

ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp
Hexamid Solo with beak, a feature I recommend. Camped in open with no tree coverage earlier in September. Zero condensation! The guylines are braided mason's line from Home Depot coupled with Micr...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
September 24, 10:19pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
The Megalite has kept me warm and comfortable down into the 20s even though I am not a particularly warm sleeper. I used it in January combined with a Montbell UL Down Inner pants and jacket and was v...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
March 11, 10:52pm

Nunatak Alpinist

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 11, 6:44pm

Montrail Namche
Good support and torsional rigidity. Very light weight and good fit for my feet. This mid-ankle boot needed lacing hooks for the top two holes. It was a chore both removing the boots and putting the...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 20, 5:23pm

Tarptent Contrail
My Contrail arrived last fall but opportunity to use it has come only twice. All of the positive comments above regarding the quality of workmanship and ease of pitching are agreed with here. It is a ...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
May 20, 2:57pm

Golite Hex 3
Can't add much to what has already been said. For me it is the perfect two man shelter, particularly in nasty damp weather.

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
May 01, 10:40am

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
Took the Bushbuddy to the woods for the first time last weekend on a hike in the Southern Sierra north of Kennedy Meadows up to Monache Meadows. I wasn’t expecting much from the stove but I didn’t tak...

In Stoves - Other
April 26, 9:47pm

Henry's success, in my opinion, is no accident or result of mere happenstance of good market timing. I have purchased several products from him and marvel at his total devotion to putting the cust...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 18, 3:00pm

Sling-Light Chair w/ body and kneck rest
In the 1989 passing through Crabtree Meadows coming over from Guyot Saddle, my first glimpse was a hiker enjoying what appeared to be the maximum comfort and serenity one could possibly experience in ...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 20, 9:56am