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Luke's Sleeves
I would like the Luke's sleeves. Have not used the Gear Swap before; I presume we handle this through PM's from this point? Thanks, John

In Gear Swap » FS Montbell Down Pants, Luke's Sleeves, Stoic Pot Set
April 16, 10:25pm

Women's XLite
I just happened to have my women's XLite handy. The women's and the regular are both stated to be 20 inches wide. The inflated width on mine measures 20 inches at about 20 inches down fro...

In GEAR » Xlite width when inflated and noise levels
April 11, 8:49pm

1974 Catalog
"Wow, lucky day! I found the 1974 catalog which talks about "highest quality of down" and "prime northern goose down". There is no mention of the fill power, however. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Does anyone remember Frostline kit down packets
March 21, 5:52pm

Those kits bring back memories from ~40 years ago. Like Larry I also made a 60/40 parka, a day pack, a sleeping bag, perhaps other items. The sleeping bag used 23 down packets labeled nos. 10 thr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Does anyone remember Frostline kit down packets
March 21, 8:48am

I do a decent amount of day hiking in GNP and some backpacking. The map I have found useful is the National Geographic/Trails Illustrated Glacier Waterton Lakes National Parks map. It clearly sho...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CDT Section Glacier NP
March 16, 12:17pm

In some higher temps
While I have not pushed the temperature envelope as has John R. I can give you some notes from a Wind River Mtns. backpack in mid September, 2012. The padding consisted of an Exped Syn UL7 plus 1/...

In GEAR » Katabatic Gear Sawatch: Extreme temp. limits?
February 09, 8:05pm

September Gear
Here is my list of items used last year in early September in the Wind River Mtns and in mid September in the local mtns at 6000 feet. Depending on weather conditions the sleeping bag used varies ...

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
January 30, 12:18pm

GNP Suggestions
Ian, I have never found mosquitoes to be a big problem in GNP. Certainly take bug dope and a netted tent or tarp. I carry a head net but it is used rarely, perhaps once per year. To put the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Help me get ready for a summer trip to Glacier NP
January 02, 11:52am

Some 2013 picks
New to my gear list for 2013: Neoair XLite MLD Newt Pack Luke's Ultralite Down Vest LiteTrail 550 ml Ti pot Carryovers from previous years, still on the favorites list: ...

In GEAR » 2013 Reader Picks
December 31, 6:38pm

Hex 3
I have a Hex 3 that you are welcome to borrow. No nest or floor unfortunately but it might give you some insight. I am not trying to sell it, just trying to be helpful. PM me if you are interest...

In GEAR » Duomid vs. Shangri-La 3 -- Thoughts?
November 16, 3:24pm

All Reader Reviews by John Klinepeter

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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad
This review is based on seven nights usage. My xlite is the women's version and it has been used with a 1/8 inch thick Gossamer Gear foam pad for puncture protection. I am 5 ft. 11 inches tall...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
September 05, 10:19am