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Kevin Haskins (kevperro) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Washington State
About Me I'm a hiking dude.
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About 95% is fit
I pay more attention to fit than anything else. I'd rather have a shoe/boot that fit me right and suffer with other downsides than a "perfect" shoe that rubs me raw. But I'...

In GEAR » Altra Lone Peaks in wet Washington
July 13, 9:23pm

About 4-ounces
I had a custom puffy made for me by Goose Feet and went with 4.3 ounces. It would be considered a boxy large....slightly long with sewn through baffle construction, hood and handwarmer pockets. ...

In GEAR » Down jackets for 3 season use - how much down?
July 13, 9:12pm

Which is more uncomfortable
For me.... it is a matter of finding a balance. If carrying a 10-12 ounces of extra clothing means a significant improvement in comfort for long stretches of time (or safety margin) then I'l...

In GEAR » Questioning "dry base layers for sleeping".
June 25, 8:30am

Your body
It has more to do with your body and its thermo-regulation than it does the garments you wear. Eat and drink more before bed. For me as I get older I notice less ability to stay warm at nig...

In GEAR » Terramar Thermasilk - cold?
June 25, 8:26am

Good
Fine with me.... most of us can get by with a poncho and a garbage bag lining our pack.

In GEAR » Gizmodo jacket article
June 24, 8:58am

Reality
The lighter the material the less abuse it will take.... most of the time. But I'd add that even the older thicker heavier tents had a lifetime that was limited by things other that are h...

In GEAR » UL tent durability questions - specifically BA Copper Spur
June 24, 8:34am

Silk
I find the same. I think they may be useful for a base layer during strenuous activity where you just want to transport moisture but even then I tend be too lazy to pull them out of the pack so t...

In GEAR » Terramar Thermasilk - cold?
June 24, 8:27am

PLB
I have to admit the concept of them violates some of the very reasons I go into the wilderness. But... like all incremental safety measures that steal our personal freedom there is a valid argume...

In GEAR » Personal Locator Beacons? Do I need one?
June 22, 8:48pm

Straps
It isn't so much straps.... as the lid and its attachment. I've been lid-less for so long it probably has more to do with me than the pack. I just prefer a simple big open pouch with ma...

In GEAR » REI Flash 45
June 21, 9:04am

Zips
I'd like one of the Luke's with zips all the way up to the armpit.... like the OR Revel. Then a skirt of some sort and I'd be set.

In GEAR » Cutting edge rain shells?
June 20, 9:23pm

All Reader Reviews by Kevin Haskins

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Enlightened Equipment Prodigy - 30 deg
Some context: I've been backpacking for >25 years and I've done two long distance (>500 mile) hikes during that time, along with more than I can count < 100 mile excursions. I am ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 21, 11:34am