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In Gear Swap » FS: MLD TrailStar
April 15, 3:22pm

Is there room
in a Gorilla for 28 pounds of gear and food? I think not. If you go with the GG, move up to the Mariposa; there is no weight penalty for the additional volume. The capacity of the Exodus and Maripo...

In GEAR » GG Gorilla or MLD Exodus for Thru Hikes
April 10, 10:21am

Tarp with bivy
" overkill?" Depends on the location of your trip? Btw, do you bivy users experience any appreciable condensation on your bag from using the bivy?

In GEAR » bivy for spinnshelter
March 28, 11:19am

pot-bottom windscreen
Jerry, Your accordion like folds appear perfectly uniform ( please excuse the redundancy) and I don't have the ability to duplicate the folds with the uniformity that you have displayed. Any t...

In GEAR » pot-bottom windscreen
March 10, 9:03am

pot-bottom windscreen
like those on the jet boil, primus eta, and other such models; I am looking for the windscreen sold separately to use with existing stoves and pots. I have attempted to make my own but they have tu...

In GEAR » pot-bottom windscreen
March 09, 9:09am

Hexamid Solo or Pocket Tarp
the beak added to the solo pushes it to 5.5 oz.

In GEAR » Backpacking Light Stealth NANO Ultralight Backpacking Tarp
March 04, 8:25am

informative and

In Make Your Own Gear » reflective cord
February 28, 12:37pm

WTB Blast 32, at least 22" torso.
NOT an Arc Blast but a plainO Blast.

In Gear Swap » WTB Blast 32, at least 22" torso.
February 25, 9:09am

Ryan, I just PMed you. I believe the above pertains to me. I haven't received any response. You may respond in accordance with my most instant PM dated this morning. Thanks, John

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Brown Silnylon Trailstar and BBWD PyraNet 1 with 10'' cuben fiber walls.
February 03, 8:08am

New G4

In Gear Swap » Gossamer Gear G4, new never used.
January 17, 9:07am

All Reader Reviews by John Kays

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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